"Greetings strangers, you seem to have stumbled into the darkest of woods... while there is much to fear, fear not. For we are of this land and while we too are lost, we at least know what the eat and when to run. Come... we've surely been brought here for a reason. I'd like to live long enough to find out what that reason is...." Awakening Pain was the first sensation to strike her body when Kyumia stirred. Pain in her temples, pain along her back, pain in her eyes as if she'd suffered a blinding flash that left her eye muscles sore from trying to adjust. She tried to open her eyes but at first they refused to comply, as if they didn't trust what they might behold if they did. Even with her lids closed, she could tell she was somewhere dim, and the familiar cool air that flowed along her body told her she was still in the great forest. Perhaps she had hit her head? Fallen and been knocked out? But... no... she.. what had she been doing before this? Memories escaped her, but she was fairly sure she had gone to bed like any other night. "Urgh.." she forced her lids open and pulled herself into a sitting position. Looking around, squinting at the bio-luminescence of some of the plants around her, her thoughts were confirmed. She was certainly in the Northern Woods. The trees around her were familiar enough, but as she looked about, she realized there were plants she had never seen before... this was confusing, of course, for she spent a large deal of her life outside and was more than familiar with the local fauna and flora. If she didn't know the plantlife that surrounded her then.... "No." She looked about more frantically for a moment, trying to see if she had simply misjudged the appearance of a plant. But she hadn't. All around her silver glowing flowers told her she was not at home, and yet the trees told her she was in the Northern Woods. Such a story from her surroundings could only mean one thing. She was in the heart of the Northern Woods. "No. No, no, no. I-..." Silencing herself, she decided to try and calm down before jumping to any absolutest theories about her demise. Everyone knew that the heart of the woods was a death trap, a pit of consumption. Those who ventured this far into the woods never returned, not once. It was said that the Gods reserved the heart of the woods for themselves and any who intruded would never be allowed to leave. Was she in the realm of the Gods? "Just my luck..." she shook her head. What the hell had happened? How did she get here? What kind of a ludicrous situation was she in? There were more questions in her head than she could ever hope to have answered while sitting on her bottom in what may well have been the darkest woods in all of Umbria. And so she stood. What else could she do but get up and move around, explore, search? As she did, she was horrified to see that just behind a large root was a body, and just beyond it another. As she turned around, she saw at least three other bodies scattered about the forest floor. Pulling back in surprise, she took a moment to decide what to do. "Hello...?" She said in her native tongue. "Hello? My name is Kyumia.. are you-" She stepped closer, unsure if the bodies were corpses or not. She hoped to the gods they weren't. As she approached, one of them stirred. Stepping back, she decided it'd be best to keep her distance; wild animals often lashed out in fear when caught off guard, these people could likely do the same. At least one was alive and the others seemed to be breathing. She didn't know if they were friends or foe, but she at least knew she had the upper hand in defending herself in the woods.