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Pet Name: Glitter_Horns722
You are on your way to Neovia, or at least that was your original intention, but you seem to have taken a wrong turn somewhere. Now you are utterly lost, with no one in sight. Then you see something in the distance. It's hard to make out, but there are a lot of bright green flashes. You figure you have no choice since it could be the closest thing to help you can get. You advance towards it, but suddenly the flashing stops, and it changes to a steady glow.
"Hello?" you call out hopefully. There is no reply, so you take a few more steps toward it. You make out that it is an Ixi. Green to be exact. "Hi there, I'm sorry to bother you, but I'm lost. Could you tell me where Neovia is?"
The Ixi turns to look at you. Her eyes have a green tinge and her expression is blank. You also spot a green orb around her neck. It too is glowing a bright green. She cocks her head and points to a path to the right.
You are unsure of what to do. Should you follow her directions? While you are thinking, the Ixi's eyes stop glowing. So does the necklace. She blinks and rubs her eyes. She sees you in front of her and jumps. "How long have you been here?" she asks.
"Not long," you reply timidly. You act as if you have seen nothing. "I just asked you which way it is to Nevoia."
The green Ixi looks relieved and smiles. "Sorry about that. It's that way." She points to a path on the left. "I was just going there. Let's go together."
You hesitate. Just a moment ago, she had pointed to the right. "That'd be great! But before we go, could you tell me what's on that path to the right? Just curious," you say in your most innocent voice.
The Ixi frowns but quickly shrugs it off. "Oh nothing, just an old mansion. Well, let's get going!"
Soon the two of you arrive. She treats you to a pastry and and while you are munching, she introduces herself. "By the way, my name's Glitterhorns. But you can call me Izzy." She pauses. Slowly, she looks at you in the eye and adds, "I know you saw what I was doing in the woods."
The two of you are silent for a while. You aren't sure what to say.
"Really, it was nothing. Forget about it, okay?" She looks concerned.
You nod. "Was it magic?" you ask quietly.
She thinks for a moment. You notice she looks very tired. "I guess so..." her voice trails off. "Nothing serious, though. I just sometimes go for a walk in the woods and... it just hits me." She laughs softly.
You quickly change the topic. The two of you chat for a while and then the Ixi bids you goodbye. She says she has errands to run. Later, you ask some residents if there is a mansion nearby.
"A mansion? Yes, there are a few, but none that I know of that are occupied around here. Most of them haven't been lived in for more than one hundred years. It's said that ghosts haunt them," replies one.
A shiver runs down your spine, but you try to ignore it. You can't help but wonder why the Ixi had tried to lead you towards there in the first place.
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