Originally Posted by Naesr Tazam
Jerik's rather softspoken wife, whom you learn is called Mirada, speaks first. Asking what exactly you are, where you came from, and what you want.
Jerik speaks more brazenly, you suspect he is trying to be brave for his family as you can tell he is beyond terrified of you. You respect his courage. He also demands what you're after, how you came to be here when they needed you most, and how can they trust you?
Originally Posted by Naesr Tazam
You inform the couple that you are a young god sent to your realm, you are still learning the full extent of your powers and you are eager to benefit the people of this world as a god given its distinct lack of them. You messed up and your over eagerness hurt others on a small island far to the west. In punishment you banished yourself here, not expecting to find much life in this area until you came across them.
You neglect to mention it was retarded suggestions in your mind that hurt others, but they dont need to know that much specific detail.
You inquire as to why they are out in this barren thundra to begin with.
Originally Posted by Skelatox
Jerik is silent for a bit, but then decides, given your honesty, to tell you exactly why they're here. They and their tribe where one of many of his race that roamed the cold north of this continent since time immemorial, or so legends say, it was not as barren or lifeless then but still harsh land.
Then the Ice came. And with it the horrors of slavery. His people were enslaved by a malicious and powerful witch-thing in the north for many centuries. Forced to work harder for food and resources, forced to kill eachother for her amusement. Occasionally their young were culled by her for her own ends and never seen again once they went to the Ice Mountains.
Jerik is the son of his Tribe's Chieftain, he and Mirada have only been married for one summer when their son was born. The Witch-thing demanded his tribe hand the child over, his father led a rebellion in outrage which several of the other tribes joined.
It failed, his tribe was destroyed, he and Mirada are all that's left and with a few of the other tribes fleee south.
They know the Witch-thing littered the southern reaches of her domain with monsters such as the one you just killed to discourage any southern migration. But Jerik had no choice, she is obscenely powerful.
Originally Posted by Irockz
You take pity on Jerik and Mirada. you do not like the sound of this Ice Witch and are unsure of whether or not you would be able to 'take' her in a stand up fight just yet. She DID just terraform the entire north of this continent into ice with her power.
You decide to invite Jerik and Mirada into a covenant. If they accept you as their god and worship you, you will save them from this nightmare by taking not only them, but any surviving tribals of Jarik's race to the Southern woodlands. There you will nurture and guide their people until such a time as they are fit to march North to take on this Ice Witch and her abominable strength to free the remainder of their race.
In return, you expect to take their first born son to be your prophet when he is ten summers old.
You figure inviting Jerik, and by extension his race, into the covenant instead of forcing his people into bondage will put him in good stead in comparison to the witch.