Subject: "You are of the Pantheon."
Posted on: 2020-08-14 09:10:22 UTC

"You are of the Pantheon."

Darkness flooded in around Alleb, but it carried with it no fear. It whispered to her as she fell, as she rose, teaching her its secrets in languages she would never understand.

"You will be loved. You will be hated. You will be brilliant.

"Within two years, you will be dead."

She heard the messenger's words, but paid them little heed. The dark had her now, wrapping itself around her like a cloak.

"You are the Raven of the Shadows," the messenger said, and the dark whispered back. "The Queen of Secrets. Of mysteries. Of memories. All that is lost comes to you in time."

A single beat, of sable wings as wide as the night, and Alleb was gone.

Ananke looked into the darkness and smiled. A single ebon feather fluttered to the ground, and all was still.

"Welcome back, Raven Queen," the veiled woman said to the empty shrine. "I've missed you."

As if the Raven Queen would stick around for a hug. ^_~

In my mind (and you're free to keep or discard any of this), she's carrying a full raven-head mask/helmet under her other arm (which I didn't put on her because then you couldn't tell who she was before!). I also imagine that if you go to one of her concerts, you never actually see her. You know she's there, but...

Also: I would dearly love El-Ahrairah to get the wrong end of the stick and think she's the Raven King, the forefather of English Magic. She doesn't seem like the sort to explain his mistake, either. ^_^

(And, hey! Alleb! It's great to see you again. Hope you have fun with this, she seems like a great goddess to play with.)


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