The Madness of Mwauka


EVENTS NEWS #309
Date: 5/14/2014 at 17:32
From: Anonymous
To : Everyone
Subj: The Madness of Mwauka

Only a few days after the return of the Lord Predator to the Basin of
Life, shouts hailing from Verasavir Valley pierced the silence of the
Basin of Life. From the sound of it, an argument had broken out between
two taurian of the valley. Citizens of New Celest and Serenwilde reached
the valley first to investigate the ruckus, but it was Kagato of the
Celestines who discovered the Mwauka Blackfur, who stood over the corpse
of his comrade at the entrance to a cavern.

Mwauka readily told the growing crowd of adventurers that he was
actually the Elder God Tauro, and that he'd been trying to recreate his
"true" body. He had discovered a ritual that, using corpses and natural
products of the valley, would potentially restore him. Most of those
gathered expressed their extreme distrust, though after Mwauka mentioned
learning this ritual from an Illuminati friend, Eliron Shee-Slaugh, Nyxx
Ysav'rai, and Iari Damascene tried to convince the taurian to give Iari
the ritual book so she, as Grand Cipher of the Illuminati, could look
over it.

Synkarin Ysav'rai was the first to offer to aid Mwauka, but a
misdirected fireball put a stop to any partnerships the two would have
with each other thereafter. Eventually, Kalas Ixion of Magnagora stepped
to the plate and, after some days of hunting, he chanted the ritual
phrases while the strange taurian stood in the centre of a pile of
corpses. When the ritual ended, however, Tauro did not grace the Basin
of Life with His presence; instead, a patchwork monstrosity, created
from the corpses with Mwauka embedded in its centre, escaped into
Verasavir Valley where it proceeded to wreck havoc. Ixion followed
doggedly and killed it before it could do any real harm.

Mwauka survives, however, in his little cave with his derangement.
Though none know if he'll ever be free of his obsession, his secret's
out, and few will approach him knowing the madness behind his boasts.

Penned by My hand on the 1st of Avechary, in the year 383 CE.