((This is the OOC thread if you have not yet looked through it. :) )) Umanda. Once a beautiful Kingdom where all of nature was as one. Now nothing but a world waged by war and chaos. Instead of helping one another, everyone is too focused on what's happening to only them. If only they could open their eyes and realise that there is a greater threat at hand than the neighbouring race. We were all once human, so why is it that we can't live together as one? Now the undead are starting to rise from the ground, fighting as the mindless soldiers they are, rising from the depths further down then even the darkest depths of hell and trying to reclaim the lives they lost so long ago. None of us know truly who is leading them or what is aiding them with their needs, but one thing is clear, we need to stop it. My mother taught me that for the world to be in balance, so must all the Kingdoms be brought together as one. War has been scarring this once beautiful world for eons now but perhaps when faced with a common enemy, we will all be able to set aside our differences to aid one another. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Karina sighed heavily as she sat on the ground while looking up at the sky, she could at times catch glimpses of the Children of the Skies as they soared past, a tingle of jealousy rushed through her body. As a human, she could but dream of ever flying or even using magic, humans possessed no such abilities but at least they were strong and were held together by the council. Lately however she felt as if the council was trying to hide more than they were trying to aid and she always felt as if there was something they left out whenever they were adressing the people of Grendarien. Whatever it was they were hiding, Karina would never be able to find it out on her own and she was doomed to walk with the thoughts forever in her mind. She stood up and stretched out her arms, her steed let out a soft neigh as he stood up with her and she smiled as she stroked his mane. "Don't worry, I'm sure we'll be able to find something soon enough..." She said calmly as she glanced around. "I suppose we could take a trip to the see, perhaps we'd be able to catch a glimpse of a Warden?" Karina looked at her steed who merely looked back at her. "... I know you can't talk, but pretending you can sometimes helps. You know... to keep my sanity and what not." She said and felt a twitch in her left eyebrow as her steed neighed. "... I'll pretend I didn't pretend to hear that." She said before she grabbed his reins and began to lead him down to the sea. Her mother had always told her of the different Kingdoms that were around them, but it was rare for her to see any other race then her own and she was beginning to grow tired of it. Her silver bow gently tapped against her back with each step she took and the arrows in her quiver rattled softly whenever she had to make a small jump over a root. Luckily the sea was only a five minute walk away from where she lived, so she wouldn't have to wander far in order to get to shore. Ever since she was a child, she had always loved the water and being near the sea, her late father had often teased her and said that she was actually a Warden of the Sea who he had found washed up when she was a baby and decided to raise as his own, just so he could eat her when she'd turn into a fish. The small memory caused a smal chuckle to escape Karina's lips and she blinked as she realised that someone might hear her. Once she and her steed reached the shore, she decided to remove his reins and his saddle so he could wander about freely for the duration and she sat herself down while a soft sigh escaped her lips. "I really wished we knew more about the other races, maybe then we'd be able to actually put an end to this rising threat..." She mumbled and rested her chin gently in her palms as she watched the setting sun slowly disappearing behind the horizon.