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COR: I am quite sure of that. Because we will surround you! MALO: You will surround me? COR: We already have! MALO: That’s...no you haven’t. COR: But we will! MALO: We shall see! COR: We shall see! MALO: Enough of this. The time is now. The sun shall set soon. And tonight I shall roast your flesh over a fire, burning for the Great Goorag! COR: Poor Goorag will have to wait, as I spill your blood over an altar for the Goddess Almara! MALO: Almara is going to have a hard time tonight, as I crunch your bones into the sacred ground of the Mighty Habara! COR: Habara will be hungry tonight, as I—(A sudden flash of light. A roll of thunder. Something that, to the tribals, could only be the arrival of a god. They fall to their knees, but a simple, calm man—also basically human, but in a different way than the tribals— appears before them. He is caught between Malo and Cor, and after a moment notices the enormous armies behind each of them. He takes a few seconds to put two and two together, and recognition dawns on his face.) WARRIE: Oh dear, is there a war on? (This simple question takes a moment to process. But Malo manages to form a response.) COR: ...Yes. Yes there is a war on. MALO: Are you the great god Alkaiya? COR: Or the sorcerer Zankai? MALO: Surely, by your skin and your temperament, you are the goddess Vamail, manifest as a man! Still, you are beauty itself! WARRIE: Oh, well thank you! Yes, thank you very much. COR: So who are you? WARRIE: Um, no one you’ve said. COR: Then surely, the mighty god of rain, Kello! MALO: Or perhaps the messenger of the gods! The noble Lontar! WARRIE: No, none of those! COR: Shall we keep guessing? WARRIE: How many gods have you got?

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Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art — Vol 93  

The Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art is an annual student publication at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. The journal has served a...

Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art — Vol 93  

The Ivy Leaves Journal of Literature & Art is an annual student publication at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. The journal has served a...

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