Consequences of Pesmerga’s abysmal sense of Evil
It happened a day before the meeting in which the attack on Matilda was planned. The Tablet of Stars was complete, and Riou had nothing else to do, so he went to Hai Yo’s restaurant with Nanami and some others. They sat down at a table in a corner and waited for their meal, when…
Nanami: “What’s that?!”
Riou: “What do you mean?”
Nanami: “That glow in the corner.”
Now Riou saw it too. It was a faint but scary glow of a somehow dim black light in the corner. Riou and his friends jumped up and rushed some steps away from the corner. Bold brave Shiro however rushed to the corner and barked at the glow.
Nanami: “What could it be?”
Riou: “Maybe it’s that magician Leknaat. Luc should be able to sense her. Stallion, go get Luc!”
Stallion disappeared, leaving behind a small dust cloud at the spot where he was standing. He was back before it dissolved. After a short while Luc came teleporting in.
Luc: “I’m busy standing at the tablet, so what’s the matter?”
Riou: “Luc, do you sense Leknaat in this room?”
Luc: “If you’re talking about that glow… no, it’s not Leknaat. Moreover she would only appear with a beautiful bright light.”
Viktor: “Oh man, don’t tell me it’s that f###ing a##hole vampire again…”
Riou: “Since it’s a dark light… Sierra should be able to sense Neclord. Stallion, go get Sierra!”
Stallion disappeared and reappeared again. After a short while a white bat came flying through a window and turned into Sierra.
Riou: “Sierra, do you sense Neclord in that corner?”
Sierra: “You mean that dark glow. It’s not Neclord. Without the Blue Moon Rune, he wouldn’t be much of a threat anyway. Am I right, Night Rune?”
Star Dragon Sword: “Yes, lady Sierra!”
Viktor: “Why didn’t you tell us then, you rusty moron?”
Star Dragon Sword: “You didn’t ask, bear. If you’d asked me, I would’ve told you that it could be that Yuber.”
Riou: “I see. Pesmerga should be able to sense Yuber. Stallion, go get Pesmerga!”
Stallion disappeared and reappeared again. After a short while Pesmerga showed up.
Riou: “Pesmerga, is that Yuber in the corner?”
Pesmerga unsheathed his sword, ran at the corner and performed a powerful slash. Silence.
Pesmerga: “No, it was just a dog barking at the corner.”
As a result, Shiro lost his head and Kinnison left the army; Riou missed out on the Forgiver Sign and his sister Nanami died. Everyone hated Pesmerga, and the story spread over the whole northern continent, so when Yuber reappeared in the Grasslands 15 years later, Pesmerga didn’t dare join the opposing army.
In case you wonder about the glow in the corner, here’s the story behind it: Whenever the restaurant was closed at night, Sheena sneaked into that room to gouge a hole into the floor at the corner, hoping to finally throw a glance at the bathing women one floor below. This took him weeks, but when he saw only men bathing, he realized he made a miscalculation and abandoned his project in frustration. However, the glow would only appear if 6 hex dolls are placed into the bathhouse.
"Within the four seas, all men are brothers" Shuihu Zhuan