*Hymm was wandering around House Jorasco enclave, minding his own business, when he tripped over a rather large stone. This struck him as strange. His training as a Shintao monk had made him graceful on his feet. It was unlike him to trip over anything.
Curious, he stooped to look at the object that had caused this uncharacteristic event and was surprised to see that the stone had a large label on it, reading “property of Kruz”.
Hymm picked the stone up, thoughtfully weighing it in his hand. He was acquainted with Kruz. Thanks to him he had taken his training as a monk one step further and become more powerful. Was this a sign….?
Deciding to find out, he changed route and loped across to where the mystic orc was to be found. “Kruz”, Hymm called as he approached “I think this is yours!”. He tossed the stone to the orc who deftly snatched it from the air.
“Ah, my friend, you found it” Kruz grinned. “It is time for the next stage in your journey”.
“So soon?” asked Hymm, “I thought I would have more time to prepare…”
Kruz shook his head “No my friend, I am sorry. The stars are aligned, your comrades are ready, it must be now”. Hymm sighed “So be it”.
Kruz closed his eyes and muttered an incantation under his breath. A slight smile played around his lips. “Why are you smiling?” asked Hymm suspiciously. “You’ll see” replied Kruz.
An intense burst of pain coursed through Hymm’s body. Although he had been through this before, it seemed stronger this time. He gasped slightly as the searing heat spread through his body, burning his form to ash to feed Kruz’s tree, then creating him anew.
Becoming aware of himself again, Hymm looked at himself. His arms were larger than before, well muscled, and he felt larger, both in body mass and height. Licking his lips he realised he had tusks and after a few seconds it clicked. “Half orc?” he asked. Kruz clapped a hand on his shoulder, stretching slightly to reach. “Yes my friend. This body will suit you well. You are to learn the ways of the barbarian. You will smash & hew your way to glory. You’re comrades await you – go!”
With a flash of light, Hymm found himself aboard his guildship. He friends stood before him. Grinning, Hymm knew the adventures were about to start afresh.
* I decided to do this in the style of krissonofpark. I hope I did him justice 🙂
** And if you hadn’t guessed, yes I have TR’d my main guy. In a way I’m kind of sad because I really like my light monk. But I have my dark monk to feed my need to punch bad guys and I know that overall, this will make Hymm stronger 🙂