Vohman looks between the travelers and the Hunters. "Well? Are we ready to go, then?"
There is a momentary silence. "Do your best to scale the crater. I shall form a plan with the rest of the group, which we can implement once you rejoin us." The Mask Maker steps away from the cliff face, rejoining the others at the fire.
"To be sure that everyone understands the situation, allow me to start at the beginning. Long ago, before my brother had turned to evil, there was a warrior known as Erebos. He was strong and noble, called a hero and even a Toa by some. Do not misunderstand - Erebos is a Hunter; his only access to greater power comes through artifacts." Ekimu pauses, staring into the fire.
"One such artifact is what he seeks now. As a gift, my predecessors presented Erebos with a Mask of Power - the Mask of Psionics, gifting any who should wear it the ability to affect objects and the thoughts of others with only their mind. Another was a sword imbued with the power of shadow, something my brother created for him. It was then that we learned the power of shadow, including its tendency to corrupt all who use it. Erebos was changed, and we were forced to lock him away should he bring catastrophe to this island. He was stripped of his Mask, and earned the title "Betrayer" for his crimes."
"As of now, he retains both his connection to the shadows and a weak grasp on psionics. I have confronted him once already today; he is strong, but not invincible. With cunning and resolve it should be possible to defeat the Betrayer and seal him away once more. At the moment we have the advantage of numbers, though he is likely to have the element of surprise once we meet again. There is also the problem that he is likely to prioritize fleeing over any direct confrontation, something that he would find quite easy at the moment. An ideal plan would allow us to cut off his escape options, or at the very least follow him should he flee. Are there any suggestions?" Ekimu looks about the circle. @BlackBeltGamer98 @Toa_Vladin @meepinater @Jcton