576. How do you fight against an enemy you know you cannot defeat?

576 (a). How do you fight against an enemy you know you cannot defeat

The fallen aspects of the Celestial Mage gather to confront their corrupted sister beneath the blighted city of Elinhir. They say that the Lost One has grown too strong for any mortal to defeat, and fear that she may prove more powerful than the four of them combined. But the Aspects have a plan. They hope that by rejoining with their twin they might divide her within themselves, and together they can fight the Serpent’s corruption from within. But for this to work they will need a distraction… namely me.

576 (b). How do you fight against an enemy you know you cannot defeat576 (c). How do you fight against an enemy you know you cannot defeat

Unfortunately, she seems to have anticipated their course and fled to the Celestial Apex Stone, the very device which allows the Celestials to manifest upon our plane. It was the Apex Stone that was sought by the Serpent in his artful deal with the Blackcaster Mages which led to the fall of the city above. By his befoulment of the stone the Serpent corrupted the will of the Lost One, and unless their plan works, this will be the inevitable fate to befall all the Aspects.

As I engage with the Lost One it is clear we have been expected for she knows her siblings are close. She is indeed powerful, using the elements as if they were a part of her, and summoning atronachs of every hue to defend her. As much as I try to close the gap to attack her, most of the battle all I can do just try to stay alive.

576 (g). How do you fight against an enemy you know you cannot defeat

How do you fight against an enemy you know you cannot defeat? Like the proverbial cornered beast, breath by breath, tooth and nail. For the animal with it’s foot caught in a trap does not yield to despair; It is too busy fighting to survive. The truth is, when you fight any battle you never know whether you will win or lose, you fight to survive… or you won’t. The greatest act of courage for mortals is not to be found in vainglorious victory, nor in valiant defeat, but in surviving your battles, to learn the lessons, tell the tales, and witness another dawn.

576 (h). How do you fight against an enemy you know you cannot defeat

I have fought my battle, it now up to the aspects of the Celestial Mage to fight theirs.

S.K

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