Fragment 2.42 – The Defeat of Humakt

Diaries The Saga Of Berra — Fragment 2 42


Called on by powers that dragonewts summoned
Berra was quick to give answer as Humakt
Striking to separate there in the Godplace
Found she was parried by Yanafal Tarnils

Bent was the sword of the foe who opposed her
Bent for the Death-god had rule over Death-shapes
Long was the battle and once Berra triumphed
Yanafal Tarnils was saved by his goddess

Once more they clashed and the blade knew no mercy
Yanafal Tarnils was swift and was skillful
Wrestling Humakt when blades were in hazard
Walking away leaving Humakt defeated

Berra awoke to the knowledge of failure
She had not stopped one who bent Death to suit him
Angry she rose to find challenge in any
Spoke with respect to Var-eel of the kopis

Berra accompanied Varanis to see Mirava, managing to give a great many Dragonewts the wrong idea about what humans were on the way. Mirava was, it turned out, already married to Fazzur. Berra did some shouting to let Varanis have time to thing, and Mirava tried to shut her up. This didn’t work magically, although Berra did manage to be mostly polite after a while.

When Varanis stormed out, Berra followed, and after Suuraki arrived in a hurry to tell Varanis she was in danger of going to a drought place, Varanis stormed in, and Berra tried to follow again. She found herself as Humakt, taking Death and then facing Yanafal Tarnils, whom she could not stop from leaving with part of the power of Death, twisted into a new shape.

On coming back to the world, Berra saw Mirava’s Rune Lord guard, who was polite and conciliatory about being pulled into a Heroquest where she had played the enemy. Berra was polite about it too, reserving her anger for when the woman was headed away. She was very angry.

However, having worked out what she thought Lord Eril would do, Berra advised Varanis on what to ask Mirava, and that was that. They left, to get down to Nochet. Possibly omens had sent them that way.

“Berra has been knocked over. She is giggling.” – Berra

“Follow. Looking for trouble.” – Berra

“Berra is casually looking about, like she’s interested in the (BLURT HAPPENS) ways out…” – Berra
“… ways in…” – Berra
“… ways around the room…” – Berra
“… ways that Fazzur could die…” – Berra

“Eril would be VERY disappointed if I was THAT bad at politics.” – Berra

“Prevent another war on the northern border? Prevent another invasion of Esrolia?” – Mirava
“Speaking as a representative of the northern border… has she ever been told to fuck off?” – Berra

“Alright, they’re talking about the (ANOTHER BLURT HAPPENS) marrying him and taming him.” – Berra

“Berra dashes up to follow.” – Berra
“Not knowing this is a Sartar thing.” – Berra

“BE GONE!” – Berra

“Berra? Alluring? ” – Varanis
“Berra looks most alluring in motion.” – Berra
“Which is most of the time.” – Berra

“I mean, Lanasha must have found her alluring.” – Varanis
“They met when Berra shouted at her.” – Berra
“This whole place is a bit weird.” – Varanis

“You, you don’t get to use a straight one ever again! That was rude!” – Humakt to some Rune Lady with a bent sword.

“And then afterwards, Humakt picks up his sword. But can’t find a bent one.” – Berra

“SWEARING” – Berra
“Triage: Berra is OK.” – Berra