Her rapid footsteps thumped quickly along the soft Earth below her feet, the cape of her cloak fluttering behind her as she ran as quickly as she could through the thick trees that stood in her way. Those same trees soon went tumbling down as something much bigger, monstrously huge, chased after her. Her ebony skin glistened with sweat from her running as much as she was, jumping over fallen trees and sliding under large logs. Long black hair whipped about her and she took only a moment to turn her green eyes behind her to the thing that was chasing her just to see where it was. The cyclops was not far behind, his giant feet causing the ground to quake every time it made contact with the Earth. She had encountered the beast as she was leaving the Hardock Mountains, apparently having disturbed its sleep or something ridiculous like that. It had begun to chase her, following her all the way into the forest where she had hoped to throw him off course. Apparently, just because you have one huge eye doesn't mean you see less. She really didn't want to fight the monster, but the sight of a small village coming into view made it impossible for her to avoid the inevitable. "Oh, for the love of..." she cursed when she saw the small houses and the people walking in and out of them. If she kept running towards them and tried to lose the cyclops in the village, she would just end up destroying their homes and probably causing harm to many of them. So she darted up ahead and skidded to a stop on the outskirts of the village, whipping around to face the beast head on. He clumsily ran towards her, roaring and reaching to grab her body. Lifting her hand to the emerald rock that adorned the black beaded necklace wrapped multiple times around her throat, she whispered something to it in a strange language and her eyes began to glow a brighter green. The shadows around her began to shimmer and shake, soon taking on the form of a giant, red-eyed shadow demon. It grinned evilly at the cyclops and at her command, bolted towards it and tackled it to the ground.