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ACHAK

Bearer of XXI - The World (V.2)

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a character in “Platinum Night”, as played by CATFACEIDOL

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GENERAL INFORMATION

XXI - The World
Male
Bear
30
Mink from Dramatical Murder
Two-Spirit




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APPEARANCE

6'5
224lb
Tall and Muscular
Brown
Dark-Turquoise
Scaring on multiple parts of the body





MENTALITY

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Oddities
Bear's English is not terrible, but his sentences are a bit clumsy. Bear is also a survivalist and a man of nature so he is more prone to being outdoor. He is also weak to modern technology. At times of solitude, he is seen to be talking to his cockatiel.
Skills
Bear was taught to follow the will of his culture. His expertise in hunting and herbal medicine is superb, but is impractical for the modern era. His people uphold tradition and norms and deters from conforming with the times. If you ever get stuck/lost in a forest, Bear would be the man to turn to for excellent survival skills.
Power
Compared to his card brethren and sisters, he is the first to create a bond with the soul of "The World" whom inhabits his spirit. At first he had mistaken the soul to be something of a god, but over time, communication became the key to understanding what the true form of the Arcana were. Bear was revealed to the immense knowledge, goals and true power of the Arcana spirit. But he had to keep a solemn vow to never reveal any information given. He have been told many time that it would be up to the card-holder to seek the truth, and any premature discovery may lead to dire consequences.The World holds two powers. The first is that his body can be shared with the Arcana Spirit, giving the spirit free-reign to take over Bear's body if needed. The Arcana Spirit is the key to unlocking the other Card-Holder's full power. However, if the power can be unlocked to their full potential, then it is possible to lock it away. The second power allows Bear to seal the other card-holder's power temporarily, length differs for each card holder, depending how attune each card holder is to their power. A card-holder who can control their power well have a shorter span, and vice-versa (ranging from 10min-24 hours).
Likes
[No-Name the Cockatiel] [Nature] [Meditating] [Hunting] [Peace-Pipe Smoking]
Dislikes
[Modern Housing] [Snakes/Serpents] [Dishonesty]
Hobbies
Meditation and Hunting

Phobia(s)
Bear is ophidiophobic, having fear of snakes. The cause of his fear is due to a young incident where a snake bite almost taken his life. He lives in a constant denial to face his fear when confronted by a serpent of any size. It affects him physically, mentally, and spiritually whenever he encounters one.
Personality

Bear is a man of tradition. He keeps his nativity practices such as meditation, hunting and culture preservation. So at most time one will see him alone most often while in the wilderness or outdoors. Despite having a stone-like face, he does not like keeping words and thoughts to himself. In fact, he likes having conversation and have a habit of giving advices which makes him feel wise, but only during meditation when his mind is clear. On normal occasion, he is a bit slow minded because his brain is actually jammed with the Arcana knowledge. But due to the language barrier, it is hard for him to get his thoughts through to his peers. He is weak to curiosity however, if there is a new word or he sees something he does not understand, he would try to uncover the mystery behind it. Bear also have a weakness to showing off his bravado when encountering a challenge. He faced many trials facing large animals and people before him, so saying he likes to fight to show off his strength is not an understatement.



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HISTORY

Bear comes from the lineage of the Crow clan. A native clan that spans more than a thousand year. His tribe had been protected by the modern era and have been kept at peace from conformist and colonialism. His tribal background is Crowfeet, a sect from the Crow clan and was birthed by his tribe's all-mother. It was not long till the elders bestow him the noble duty of Crowfeet chieftain when he came of age.

A young Achak have been taught severely to ensure that he is the one to keep the culture and tradition of his tribe to continue. Hunting, medicine, religion, rituals, etc. Everything that was taught was to keep in preservation for the coming future, ensuring the livelihood of his tribe and clan norms. Over the years, he faced immense trials and a lot of this time is when he goes on hunting journey. He faced creatures twice his size, superior in both physical and mental combat. The more he cleared the challenges, the stronger he became. Soon the young Achak had been given the spiritual name of Bear and the proper role of tribe chieftain. All was well and the Crowfeet's bond was stronger than ever.

The more time moves on however, the more the modern era was able to catch up to the natives. Soon the youthful tribesman became more open towards the modern age as many journey out into the city life and embrace the present. The populace of his kind slowly shrunk over time and not long he was down to a small number of kin. Many have tried to persuade Bear to change the ways of the Crowfeet and civilize themselves. But his arrogance and upbringing forbid himself from abandoning the culture. Bear who did not join his kin to evolve was left behind.

One night, during one of his meditation session, he encountered a voice that spoke to him. Confusing to be a god, he have been given knowledge of a power that was embedded into him. A power that can affect the state of this world. He continue to converse the spirit and day by day he was taught everything of the Arcana, and that a destiny was waiting for him at a manor far away. Bear took up this new purpose and traveled far to Platinum Manor. He was one of the few Card-Holder to arrive at the manor during Will's occupation, befriending the eccentric manor owner and started living with him since the start.

So begins...

ACHAK's Story

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At the crack of dawn, when the sun had only risen from the mountainous horizon, the Native was already awake hiding in the shadow of the trees deep in the forest surrounding the manor. This was his morning ritual and hobby that Bear performs. Wake up during the early bird song and hike into the forest, searching for the prize in front of him. A large buck stands unaware of Bear's presence, but a bit wary due to being far from the pack. Bear had to make sure to not give his location away. Even a pin drop will alert the lone animal. He slowly aimed the rifle and once he had a clear shot, takes a deep breath before pulling the trigger.

The lifeless body laid on top of his broad shoulder as he walked back the forest trail towards the manor. "Oh ho, this is by far the largest you caught since coming here to the manor. Didn't expect them to get this big out here in the boonies." The voice in his head echoes through his mind as Bear replied back to himself. "Meat for feast tonight. Ulric say new guests coming. Need good meat." The voice responded back. "I will never understand how that old man knows the arrival beforehand. It's creepy because he isn't a card-holder like you. Well whatever, it just means that the players are gathering one by one." Ulric tipped his head a bit in confusion. "I don't... understand." "Just focus on getting back for now. You need to get the meat skinned in time for dinner." The voice in his head dissipated and the manor entrance was in sight.

He opened the front door and stepped into the dark hallway. The entrance way was windowless so the darkness encompassed it fully. "Dark." He did not bother attempting the light switch and instead walked down the hallway. Because of the darkness, he accidentally bumped his hip on a dresser. The bump did not hurt him but what it did do was let loosely hooked hand axe dropped onto the floor. Making a loud thump. He knelt down to pick up his axe only to have the deer shift position over and having the head hanging over his face. He was temporally blinded by the lifeless head slouching over his face and ended up creating more noise by knocking the antlers at the wall and making more noise at the entrance way. The axe was being held tightly in his hand and he was now wandering into the manor blindly. Bear also had not noted that the bullet wound was leaking a bit and his body was being splattered while he aimlessly move around inside the house.

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Valeria Sajès Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: ACHAK

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"If you will exuce me I'll go check if our charming host managed to dress himself or did the power shortage make him believe it's night and go to sleep again."
When Valeria said that, Apsel felt a weird pain go through him. It wasn't anything that badly hurt him, it just... felt strange. He shook off the strange feeling and smiled at Valeria.
"I would feel safer if you did that. My attempts to wake Will had resulted in a near execution via pillow. I'd be careful if he's still cranky."
With those words, a loud bump was heard.
"Ah, Achak must have returned with dinner."
Shio looked at Apsel confused.
"Achak? Ooh! I'll go help him!! But first... Let there be Sunlight!"
And with those words, Shio created... torches. Shio felt herself sigh.
"I wanted candles but these work too. Where is this Achak located?"
Apsel wondered a bit.
"Well... knowing him, he's probably near the entrance. But don't move. Will wants to greet you and besides, you don't know the manor that well. I'll get him."
And with that, Apsel walked over to the front of the manor, leaving Shio alone with Lucas and Mattrim. Shio shivered a bit in the darkness.
"This is almost like the time the hospital's lights went out. At least I can stand instead of being in a bed most of my life..."
This was said aloud. It may have made no sense to anyone but the thought comforted young Shio.

Apsel eventually found the front of the manor. He frowned a bit.
"It really is impossible to see in the darkness."
But the darkness proved to be helpful. Apsel felt the calmest when he was in darkness. With nothing to see, everything is perfectly balanced and he could feel human. He then heard drips and followed the sound to greet a Native American man.
"Ah, hello, Achak! Was the hunt successful?"

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Valeria Sajès Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro Character Portrait: ACHAK

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Liliana dashed down the stairs into the foyer and turned to find that Achak and Apsel standing near the doorway.

"Hello gentlemen, I suppose we really should get this manor fixed up. I'm just going to turn the lights back on now." She flashed a quick smile then began walking quickly again towards the kitchen. In the dining room people still sat around the table, though some were standing now due to the sudden disappearance of light. However Liliana could see in this room because of the torches that burned near to the people. "Ah, hello again, I'll just go and fix this right now." She turned away from the people at the table and entered through the kitchen to a back room hidden by a door.

She turned the knob and opened the door to find the fuse box and all sorts of other necessary things to keep a manor running like it should. It was dark in here too, so Lilian backed into the kitchen again to open a drawer and grab a flashlight, with this, she entered the utility room again and opened the fuse box. It seemed that the circuit had shorted, so Liliana put the flashlight under her arm and re-arranged the wires, they shocked her several times, but she merely shivered, enjoying the feeling of electricity pulsing through her. She removed the obviously broken fuse and took another one out of the box that lay underneath the fuse box, they had one since this happened at least once a month. She replaced the fuse skillfully and then gave it an extra zap of charge to make sure that it stayed on a bit longer.

The lights flickered back on slowly and Liliana turned her flashlight off, smiling in victory.

"Done!" She grinned.

[Note: This could be entirely wrong, I'm no electrician. Don't fix a fuse box on your own.]

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro Character Portrait: ACHAK

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Shio smiled and looked at the man with the sunglasses.
"I wonder how long it took the first time."
Despite her initial fear of him, the sunglasses man didn't seem to want to hurt her. This had comforted Shio. She then slapped herself on the forehead.
"Oh, duh! I completely forgot!! God, I'm an idiot... This is what happens when Aika's not here to guide me. Well, Sunglasses Man, since I said my name, could you please tell me yours? Also what's your arcana? Mine's the Sun... But you probably figured it out, huh?"
Shio laughed a little bit and fiddled with her hair in embarrassment. This action caused the previously lit torches to disappear.

Apsel had seen the power go on.
"Oh, well that's convenient. Come, Achak. I'm sure you're aware of the new residents. Why not introduce yourself?"
Apsel helped to guide Achak down to the kitchen, dead deer and all. When Apsel and Achak had arrived at the kitchen, they noticed that only Shio, Mattrim and Lucas were there. Apsel smiled warmly.
"This is Achak. He's also one of our residents."
Shio was about to give her traditional hug attack with her introduction but stopped upon seeing the dead deer on Achak's shoulder. Her eyes widened as a flashback appeared in her mind.
"Big Bro, I'm scared..."
Shio stared as her mother shook on the hospital bed. Her brother stood beside her as they both watched a potentially fatal operation to replace her mother's heart. Her elder brother, Hisashi, allowed Shio to cling to him. Their father refused to attend the surgery.
"It's okay, Shi... Just... Just don't look at it, alright?"
Despite the advice, Shio couldn't look away. The blood was a brilliant scarlet and seemed to stain the white bed. Her normally cheery eyes were filled with both tears and fright. She could hear the erratic "beep, beep, beep" of the monitor keeping track of the heartbeat. Then it all went silent. That was Shio's first experience with death and it had made its mark.

"A-Ah...!"
Shio had backed away at this point and then hid behind sunglasses man for safety. She was still reeling from that flashback and needed to take a few minutes to calm down with someone. Unfortunately, Aika still needed time before she could come out again. Apsel for his part looked at Shio in confusion.
"What's wrong, Miss Naona?"
Shio didn't answer... She was still thinking about the bed turning red and how she lost her mother.

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Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Valeria Sajès Character Portrait: ACHAK

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Making her was through the dim house Valeria tried to adjust her eyes to the dark. Needless to say it didn't work quite as she imagined it and a moment later she walked right into a coffee table and nearly fell. She continued towards the staircase. As she was passing by the front door loud steps, it was hard to see anything in the dark but she saw contours of a rather large person. No, no there's nothing there, just my eyes playing a trick on me. She convinced herself but still ran upstairs as fast as she could.
"Will?" She called out to the darkness in front of her. Thankfully Valeria managed to reach his room without bumping into or knocking down anything. A moment or so after she entered the room the lights flickered back and Valeria was met with a half dressed William. A small blush crept onto her cheeks and she lowered her head. "Um.. I don't mean to rush you..." Kept her gaze low not meeting William's face, or any other part. "... but you are really needed downstairs. I remember when I arrived you were the first to greet me and explain everything but I think one of the newcomers doesn't even know he's a holder so they could use some explaining."

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Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: ACHAK

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Bear had heard footsteps coming towards him and once he felt the presence in front of him, he instantly recalled whose voice was talking to him. "Avsal. Hunt good. Big deer for feast." He shifted the deer back onto his shoulder and sheathed back his axe into the holster. "Need... skinning."

Apsel told him that the new guest arrives and it would be a good idea for him to introduce himself. Bear seemed to understand that he should greet the new guest as well, thinking that it would be wise to get his pipe from the tent first. But Apsel ended up dragging him to them already. The whole house lit up again and he sees two unfamiliar faces in the group of familiars. Bear had picked up which are the new residents and gave them his traditional greeting. He placed his fisted hand on his chest and tapped it twice, a signal of peace and welcome.

The crowd was a bit silent and one of them looked like she was going to approach him but froze like a statue. "Oi, oi. I think you scared the poor child. She looks very much like a stone sculpture from the looks of it." Bear just nodded in recognizing the voice's will. "Avsal, I will skin meat." He left the group with a sort of bow and walked out of the kitchen exit into the backyard.

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Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: ACHAK

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" Yes i overheard what Arcana you possessed" he said, glancing quickly over to the boy to make sure his attention was in the room as Lucas did not like having to repeat introductions " I am Lucas Cavelier, holder of the 13th card in the major arcana.." a brief drag on the now almost finished cigar "..Death"

Seeing Aspel returned he waited for the breifest of moments before finally seeing Achak, and his impressive deer. " Your hunt went well this morning it would seem" he said towards Achak, though something caught his eye, it wasn't movement within his peripheral that took his interest, it was a sudden lack of movement. Turning his shaded gaze back to Shio, he raised a brow. The sudden freezing, which momentarily seemed to be all, but then the slow backing up, pretty much behind him.

" Aspel.. perhaps we should be more cautious about bringing still bleeding deer in front of the new residents..Blood and Death invokes different thoughts in everyone" shifting his position, he used his free hand and placed it gently on Shio's shoulder " Do you need a moment to gather your thoughts?"

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Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: ACHAK

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Apsel was confused. Shio hadn't acted like this the first time he met her. He then saw Shio hiding behind Lucas.
'Perhaps... I may have messed up...'
His suspicions were confirmed when he heard Lucas tell him
"Apsel.. perhaps we should about bringing still bleeding deer in front of the new residents.. Blood and Death invokes different thoughts in everyone"
Apsel really did feel guilty. He hadn't meant to scare Shio. Although, different people had different balances. He had assumed too much again.
"You're right, Lucas... I apologize."
He then heard Achak speak to him.
"Avsal, I will skin meat."
With those words, Achak walked out of the room after a bow. Apsel turned his attention towards Shio.
"Miss Naona, I apologize. I didn't think about your past... I hope you can forgive me."

Shio was still reeling from the flashback. The bloodstained bed, the monitor suddenly going silent, her mother no longer being there... She started to shake and tremble, but something made her snap out of it. Or rather, someone... A hand was placed on Shio's shoulder. She looked up to see Lucas looking down to see Shio.
"Do you need a moment to gather your thoughts?"
Shio blinked and slowly nodded. She then heard Apsel's words to her.
"Y-Yeah... I'm sorry, it's just... I-I have to go."
Shio quickly ran out of the kitchen to get some fresh air. It turned out to do her some good. With no one to watch her, silent tears began to roll down. Shio darkly laughed at the tears.
"Stupid... Getting all worked up over a little blood and a memory... See what you did, Shio? You made everyone worry about you..."
The tears fell down quickly. Shio was silent for a moment before continuing to talk to herself.
"Death's inevitable... No one knows that more than Lucas... but I know it too."
Shio hugged her knees.
"Mom... I miss you..."
Shio wiped her tears and heard the door open. She noticed someone had followed her outside. Shio took a deep breath and turned around to see who had followed her.

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: ACHAK

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Matt was about to follow Liliana to help her restore the power but by the time he got to the doorway she had vanished down the lights were already behind to flicker and power back up. In that dim light Matt could see small arcs of electricity radiating from the blown fuse box but Liliana seemed to pay it no mind.

" ..Especially when the one fixing them does not mind being electrocuted by the outdated wiring" he heard Lucas saying from behind him. 'M-masochist' Matt thought to himself and then oh-so-casually backed away. Even if it did not bother her, she could very well be 'holding a charge' that would shock the next thing Liliana touched. Matt did not feel like having his heart stop just yet.... though when he turned around and saw a giant man with a dead deer across his back all his attempts seemed for not.

Breath in, breath out. Matt had always found that simple breathing technique settled his nerves. The man did not seem violent, but it was a bit unorthodox to bring a deer into the home.. especially when it was still dripping blood, making dark red splotches on what had to be an expensive floor once. Shio had reacted even worse than himself. She cowered behind Lucas who was, surprisingly, gentle with her though Shio ran out of the room regardless. Matt was starting to follow her when suddenly a piercing headache had him down to one knee. Gritty faces of men he did not know, bared steel and flashes of a reflection of a moon in an ever widening pool of blood. The stares of those same men, the light long-gone from their cloudy eyes.

Matt was panting for breath once the sights passed. 'That has never happened before' Matt thought to himself, even thinking the words hurt. His head felt like it was on fire and when he tried to stand his legs felt weak. "What in the hell is happening to me?" the words escaped before he could bite them back. Matt looked around the kitchen and paled slightly. This was bad, he couldn't let them know anything about this. Matt made as if to retie his shoelace and with much effort he pushed himself back up to his feet and leaned with his hip against the table. It made him appear casual, though truth be told the table was doing more work than his legs at keeping him standing.

"Would someone mind checking on Shio?" Matt suggested

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Character Portrait: Liliana Newman Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: Adira Dean Character Portrait: Lucas Cavelier Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Apsel Lehrer Character Portrait: Jude Maystro Character Portrait: ACHAK

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" ..Especially when the one fixing them does not mind being electrocuted by the outdated wiring" She heard Lucas say, and out of the corner of her eye she saw Matt shiver uncomfortably. She chucked and then grinned at him.

"It's just because my power happens to be that of lightning and electricity," She sent a zap up her arm to create a spark of lightning between her fingers and held her hand in the air. "Don't worry, I can control it so it won't shock you."

Liliana watched as Adira came into the kitchen and grabbed an orange to eat. She sighed, had Jude promised to make her a sandwich, she would have to find him and take him up on that promise. She bent down and finished the cleaning of the blood that Apsel had begun to clear up. Shio had re-entered now, and something was going on, Liliana was glad that it had been Lucas who had gone after Shio, out of everyone, he could always talk sense into people. Liliana stood as Shio introduced herself to Adira, and smiled at the girl who was eating the orange as if to tell her that the Sun Arcana girl held a lot of energy.

Liliana had to admit, though, this new girl really did brighten up the place. She sighed, deciding that before she got to work, which there wasn't a lot of anyway, she would rearrange the furniture in the living room again, she felt like it needed a change after being set up like it was for the past several months. She began walking out towards the room when she thought of something and pivoted back around on her heel.

"Before I go rearrange furniture, does anyone know what Bear is planning to do with that deer, should we worry?"

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Character Portrait: Shio Naona Character Portrait: William Dunric Character Portrait: Mattrim Hawthon Character Portrait: Valeria Sajès Character Portrait: ACHAK

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"New arrivals?" William's voice sounded excited and a bit surprised. Have Liliana and Apsel not explained why it was so important for the manor's owner to be up. "Who are they, how many are there, what are they're names, what do they look like!?" Valeria could barely keep up with Will's questions especially with Will hugging her very tightly."I'm not sur... two... Shio and Mat... short..." It was impossible to answer the inquires so fast. "Just go downstairs and see for yourself." She sighed, how can someone go from the laziest to the most hyperactive person on Earth in a matter of minutes. "Oh, it's still morning. They're probably hungry from their trip. I suppose I should try to help fix breakfast and explain everything over a morning meal." Valeria eyed the man and awkwardly pointed at his still half naked form. "But maybe not before I get some proper clothes on." She just nodded at Will and suddenly feeling like an intruder decided to slowly exit the room leaving William to dress himself in peace.
This was all a bit much Valeria, she didn't like being around new people. There were always little fragments of their lives floating around her head and giving her visions and they were rarely pretty. Approaching the stairs she swore she could smell blood? No, not again. She hurried downstairs, yes once again there was a trail of thick dark blood leading from the main entrance to the kitchen. It wasn't the first time Achak brought a carcase to the house but it was disturbing nevertheless. What if the new residents see him? Oh lord, they'll think we're all a bunch of lunatics.