Blessings of the Wood
Gods...that girl never listens...!?
Oh! It is you. How much of my grumbling did you hear?
An elder's torment knows no end. I sent my niece out to gather branches for a bow, but she has yet to return. Knowing her pious nature, doubtless she is lost in prayer under some tree or the other.
While I would never deny her her faith, she must learn not to neglect her worldly duties. My warnings fall on deaf ears, however. Perhaps you can succeed where I failed. Could you speak with her on my behalf? She is likely somewhere in the Wild Fete.
I am at my wit's end, so I must ask for your help. Pray find my niece at the Wild Fete and instruct her to return here at once.
Oh, my apologies, I did not notice you. It is so easy to become lost in my quiet of the wood...
What? Lanille sent you? I see... It seems I must apologize for becoming your burden as well.
However, it would have been remiss of me to return without saying my proper benedictions. After all, a branch is but a gift of the wood, a piece of its life force that we must be grateful for.
This tree is said to be blessed by Yx'Maja, goddess of beauty and the hunt. It is only natural that I should say thanks here before receiving the wood's bounty.
Would you care to join me? Ask for the tree's protection, that you might be safeguarded from danger in the journey ahead.
Who knows what perils you may face in the future? Pray for the blessing of the goddess to set your mind at ease.
Very good. Now the goddess shall watch over your every step.
Now, I suppose it is time I seek out a suitable branch. Please tell Lanille that I shall be home soon.
You have returned. I hope she did not prove too troublesome.
So, even a warrior such as you can be convinced to say a humble prayer? Perhaps there is power in her conviction after all. Very well, I too shall pray that the goddess keeps you in good health.