The crowds were gathered around the newest proclamation. In the small kingdom of Aleria, the king and royal advisors had put out a warning for the citizens about the newest threat. "To my loyal subjects, There has been a terrible tragedy. Our kingdom has been invaded by the people of the Nocte Woods, the shapeshifters. These lesser beings have tried to integrate into our society as if they were equals to us. We realize that it is they who have been responsible for people to go missing for weeks on end, only to reappear. We must take action! If you see a shapeshifter, characterized by their red or purple eyes, then strike them down immediately. We must not let them kill us all! They are parasites that steal our women and children, only to make us believe that they are these people. By this decree I proclaim that all shapeshifters be killed on sight! ~King Rebernard the Third" Soon across the few scattered towns, people started to strike down the changelings, who shifted as they were hurt by the humans. Most managed to escape, though a great many still perished to the swords of men. It was a great massacre for the shapeshifters. Though, one managed to stay hidden. A young girl, just barely old enough to be wedded, fled the massacre. Her eyes were pale, as if she were blind. The angry humans paid no mind to her as she seamlessly shifted to look like one of the women fleeing to keep their children away from the evil shapeshifters.