After the remaining two samurai managed their escape, we hurried into the keep and began looking for clues. Something just was not right. We looked all over and found signs that there was an army here. We concluded that an army had marched in and fortified in the castle but we could find nothing that pointed to the army leaving. It appeared as though the army walked in but had never left. But the castle laid empty before us. There were no signs of stuggle or battle within.
Erik wondered if there were someone we could talk to. He had the audacity to suggest talking to one of the gods for advice. I don’t know how things happen where he comes from, but that is entirely out of the question. However, that was his suggestion and Nakano and Kyosado both agreed. They thought to enact a ritual to call the Water Dragon back to our land and ask it for advice. Ask. A GOD. For advice. There is nothing about this plan that is a good idea.
But Nakano informed them how to set up this ritual. I refused to take part and offered to keep watch around the keep for any intrusions. Erik bolstered the ritual with strange script he said was from his homeland. Erik and Kyosado actually retrieved the body of Hotaru for use as a sacrifice for the ritual to which Erik added his own blood.
We’ll see how the gods treat such a flaunting.