That crazy screaming guy from town who said the world was going to end? We should ask if he knew something we didn't. Noone better to ask than a God(dess?).
"Wait!" you say. "Did you just say that worlds just disappear? This crazy guy I met said the world was going to end. Is that what he was talking about?"
Asa replies, "Worlds have been known to spontaneously, well, explode, but that only seems to happen very early in the formation of the world or when the entropy of the world becomes extremely high. Don't worry. Your world won't be annihilated for a very long time, most likely."
"So if the world isn't in immediate danger of annihilation, what is it that's at stake? And why is the power of friendship so important to it?"
Asa replies, "To explain that we need to fast forward a bit, right up to just before the beginning of time."
"Kik Slitherservants, a giant boar twisted into humanoid form, established himself as one of the strongest
in the underworld. Beware his deadly spittle."
"Kik caught the attention of Nithim, god of dreams and nightmares."
"Nithim thrust up a spire of slade up from the underworld, naming it Monstermornings, and established a gateway between worlds in The Glorious Desert."
"Kik was allowed freedom from the underworld if, in exchange, he would lead the goblin hordes and spread nightmares across the land. Kik's goblins have since slaughtered thousands of humans, dwarves, and elves.
The Glorious Desert lies only two days travel from The Birb Wilds. There is nothing between you and the goblin horde but wilderness. When Kik learns about your new settlement he will make sure your people suffer."
"Noi, your only hope is to befriend Kik Siltherservants."
"What?!?" you ask.
"You see, when Nithim bound Kik to this world he did so using a powerful magical slab. Inscribed on that slab is Kik's true name. If you can find the secret vault where the tablet is stored, and sneak past all of its angelic guardians, you can learn Kik's true name and overpower the magiic of the slab.
lords in your world. Each commands an army of goblins and trolls. Kik's army is the only one close enough to threaten your people."
"Will I ever talk to you again?" You ask.
"I'm sure we will meet again and I'm always here to listen to your prayers." you hear just as you wake up.
You sit up. Daylight enters the cave. Kudo sobs into his hand and Edi lies motionless
"Welcome to tribe." Gicast sys.
"I met Asa Rumoredbristle the Stern Silver!" You go on to explain to what you experienced.
"Meet god a great honor. The Gullies of Bone help find slab anyway can."
Maybe we could also check if Edi is dead and if we... traumatised Kudo
"What's wrong?" you ask Kudo.
Kudo, still shaking, says, "I- I- All those lives- I don't even know how to-" Edi suddenly sits up and breaths deeply.
"Oh my gods! That was AMAZING!"
"What did you experience?" you ask Edi.
"I was at a party with these strange beautiful creatures. Some of them had 8 tits and their breast milk was booze!"
"Oookay then." You respond. "Well, I had a much more profound experience. I met Asa Rumorbristle the Stern Silver and she says we are all in danger of being murdered by goblins if we don't befriend Kik, their
Let's recruit a vulture person for our party, for such an epic quest we should be a mighty flock!
You continue, "Anyways, let's go tell Evost. We will need the tribe's help on our QUEST."
Evost Secretscent, the vulture man leader with the dingo head on his neck, gathers the tribe's warriors. Three are willing to join your party but the tribe can only spare one.
Zong Rootedstrokes wields two axes which he can throw with uncanny precision. He is also an accomplished carpenter.
Dubie Catband is the most eager to join you. He has a sling which he uses to hunt giant dingos. He lost his lower leg while hunting but is skilled at hopping around.
Monom Cryptchanted is the tribes diplomat. She has the most experience with the outside world and is fluent in the common tongue. She idly plays with a ≡steel dagger≡ with two handles that fold to conceal the blade.