Koshka’s Journal #19
The past months have been full of trials for all of us. At first we thought that Ouroboros was attempting to convince us to join his side against Alonzo, whom by the way Kurt revealed to literally be Asmodeus. Ouroboros continued to take away the things that made us strong, capable and happy. First Mordentshire, then New Midrath, our magic, our abilities, our experience and even what small happiness was left to us in the Darklands. Haunting us with visions of our failures, giving Vento a conscience and the inability to numb it… By the end we were so weak and loathsome that I was not surprised when Vento reached for his hand to accept the deal. I was surprised however when Obeah disintigrated him to stop him, removing his arm, such a short time it spent as flesh. It was after this, Obeah having repaired Vento’s arm, that Ouroboros took from us our experience and happiness, causing Vento to reach again for the deal presented to him. With Obeah’s powers gone there was naught that he could do to stop him this time.
Upon shaking the hand of Ouroboros his form shifted to that of Alonzo laughing in our faces. This, all of this, from Mordentshire disappearing right up until the handshake was a test by ‘our friend’ Alonzo. He needed to be sure we would not turn against him and apparently he couldn’t just rip that from our minds. Apparently though we did not fail his test, giving in to Ouroboros this far into the test was deemed sufficient. Then through individual deals with us he managed to secure the last bits of our souls, seemingly the only way to proceed. That puts an end to any of our fantasies, our souls now belong wholly to the devil and we know it. This deal filled us to the brim with dark powers and now we are like gods ourselves. There are drawbacks, sure, but there are also many powers to be had with this deal…
Now he rushes us off the to the very realm where Ouroboros resides. He has a month to torture us sure but not 2 mins for us to buy appropriate equipment… dick. We have killed the Jacks, apparently a trifling matter and the door of time has opened. Now we simply must enter the stronghold of Ouroboros and kill a god where he lives and is most powerful. And even if we are to win our souls are forfeit regardless of any deal we were able to make. I made a deal that I believe to be worth my soul but I am certain that Alonzo will twist it in some fashion. Should have gotten it in writing too.