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Orendun | Cilemeh | Ebrel | The Torsef (Part Two)

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Orendun had now created a vast underground realm, so vast in fact that he could not secure its entirety himself. Strangers may find entry and find his wife alone or his son at play and may take them away and so Orendun secretly returned to the Mortal worlds above and stole a beast of burden from a small farm. With this animal Orendun returned and over time modified its structure through manipulation and experimentation until he created a number of strange beasts that would protect his vast realm and his family as well.

The pinnacle of Orendun’s experiments produced the greatest of his beasts known as the Torsef. The Torsef was a viscous beast capable of killing any mortal man and having the sense of smell and sight sufficient enough to deny entry into Orenduns realm to anyone who dared venture within. One problem Orendun faced with the Torsef is that it only recognized him as its master, neither Ebrel nor Cilemeh could control the great beast and could be endangered by it. Orendun took care of this and secured his family deeper within his realm where they were protected by many corridors and secret doors. So not only did the Torsef keep intruders out it also kept Ebrel and Cilemeh in. 

Occasionally while on routine inspection of his realm Orendun would find the mutilated bodies of those who had entered and met their fate manifest in the Torsef’s rage. On another occasion the Torsef escaped Orendun’s underworld realm and caused great havoc among the Mortals at the surface, killing many and causing Orendun to retrieve the beast in the dark of night so as not to be seen. 

After many years Oredun and Cilemeh’s son grew into a young man and became bored within the walls of the palace and made his way out into the underworld to inspect and explore. He met the Torsef and the two battled and Ebrel was nearly killed but was rescued the most opportune time by his father. Orendun took Ebrel back home and Cilemeh nursed him back to health. This incident was the first time Orendun realized that his son was no typical Mortal, his son had survived the Torsef something no mortal since the creation of the beast had done. 

Years later Ebrel was craving adventure and experience of the world above sparked by the stories his mother had told him. He also was nearing the age where a man takes a wife and as a result requested he be allowed to go into the Mortal world. Orendun was at firth against the idea but Cilemeh convinced him it was time for their son to make his way. Ebrel said goodbye to his mother and Orendun guided him past the Torsef up to the Mortal world and there parting Orendun wished his son well and requested he return as soon as possible. With that Ebrel left Orendun’s realm behind and Orendun returned to his wife.


Orendun | Cilemeh | Ebrel (Part One)

Orendun was a Vethrian and the first of his kind to desire a Mortal woman. This desire however was prohibited within the rules the Vethrians had created for themselves. Orendun being in constant proximity to the woman slowly became infatuated with her and longed to possess her. Eventually Orendun’s desire overwhelmed him and one night he abducted the woman abandoning the Vethrians without them knowing what had happened to him. His disappearance caused a great commotion among the Vethrians as they feared there was a force hunting all of them, Orendun being only the first of many to suffer this fate.

The Vethrians searched all over to find Orendun but to no avail, in their mind he had simply disappeared. 

After abducting the woman, named Cilemeh, Orendun had fled with her to the periphery where he found a cave. Cilemeh, frightened and angry, pleaded to be returned to her home but Orendun refused and made it clear to her that she was now his. Cilemeh devised grand escape attempts but she was powerless compared to Orendun, no matter how fast she ran she could never escape him. She remained cold toward him and he was unwilling to violate her and thus they stewed in the tight quarters for some time, Orendun wanting her to love him.

And so it went until Cilemeh, realizing the futility of her plight and respecting Orendun’s unwillingness to violate her, allowed herself to fall in love with him. Orendun had gained his prize when he abducted Cilemeh but only now was she his.

Cilemeh became pregnant and Orendun became sick, and as Cilemeh’s pregnancy progressed so to did Orendun’s affliction. He became weaker and weaker and he believed he was dying. This belief caused him to obtain for Cilemeh greater protection and as such he dug deep into the back of the cave and eventually created for his wife an underground home where she would be able to raise the baby. The underground home was humble and when completed Cilemeh was ready to give birth. As the child was being born Orendun convulsed with pain and he knew his end was near. Cilemeh alone now, husband dying and in pain, gave birth to a boy and after was too weak to help either the baby or Orendun. All three where prostrate, death loomed heavy and all was quiet. But all of a sudden the baby coughed, clearing its own throat and then the cave resounded with the screeches of a newborn. This incessant noise awoke Orendun who was now different, he had been transformed in his pain and he felt different, heavier and enclosed within himself. He grabbed the boy off the ground and wrapped him up and then attended to Cilemeh. He poured water on her head and grabbed her hand and she came to. She wanted to see her son and Orendun grabbed the boy and placed him in the grasp of his mother. She caressed the boy and called him Ebrel.

When Cilemeh focused her attention directly on Orendun she was astonished, he did not look like himself anymore but more like a Mortal man. Although he had transformed from what she had come to love, he being more like her now was more pleasing to her and thus easier to love. 

Orendun was happy to be alive and he was happy his wife and son were well and inspired by the events busied himself with turning their humble abode into an underground palace where the three could be safe forever. Every day Orendun would work expanding and adorning his house that became a palace and the palace that became a realm. Everyday his son grew strong and his wife more happy.

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