She stepped out of the portal, stumbling on the debris that littered the surrounding area. It was slightly gloomy, as as to be expected. A faint mist could be seen, leaving the air feeling sticky and thick.
Before she got distracted, she turned towards her Will’o’Wisp, trapped in her lantern. She already asked it the question, not that it was her minion. It led her here, with some effort on her part.
She was in search for something dear to her. A soul, but not any soul, her own.
It was stolen from her a time ago, given unfreely, ripped from her. Leaving her very broken. Her live since has taken her down many turns she would not have even thought to go with her soul intact. She knew her body was tarnished now, but her soul might still have a chance, if it hadn’t been used for anything yet. She hoped that once she was whole again, she could continue where she had left off, and forget about the years that filled the in-between. That wasn’t the person she was meant to be.
Purgatory was a place for trapped soul, that never got the chance to pass over to whatever plane they were meant for in their afterlife. It had taken a while to track her soul here, as this was not a place of her own belief system. The dealer who stole her sole obviously sold it to whoever wanted it, and there were many who dealt with souls, in strange places, of all the planes and cosmos.
She had a feeling her soul was left untarnished, as not many other races had belief systems here her race even was a thing to believe in. It was probably some poor demon that had bought it, hoping for the power in it, but being unable to fully unlock it. Some power could be leached off the outside, but there wasn’t much one could do to unleash what was in there. Especially if they did not know her name, or even have a chance to pronounce it properly.
Glancing at her tome in hand, she followed the magical compass it housed within, guided by her own blood. The Will’O’Wisp started to flutter about chaotically, sensing something near. They themselves were souls of a sort, and it did not seem to like this place, filled with many who were trapped.She looked about, but other that Misma, she could not actually see the souls she knew where trapped her along with hers. She did however feel the dread and loneliness they harboured.
Once she was past the destruction of the gate where her portal had opened, she saw a clearing surrounded by many tall, thin, white trees that climbed so high, you could not see the tops in the mist. They must not have much foliage, as the place was rather bright, very white and lightly shadowed.
At the centre was the prize, her prize, her soul. She was surprised not to have to go to far, but if what was said about Purgatory was true, she was essentially just inside of a box.
She saw flickers of outlines around the perimeter of it. The closer they came to her soul, the more substantial their forms were. Most were knelt down, almost like in prayer.
She was so close, and could feel her hand reaching out to grasp what was hers, but she held herself back. Well darn, this just made things a whole lot harder. Her soul had made a safe place in this trapbox, and the souls seemed to seek refuge from the horrors outside the forest, to stay in the calm her soul brought.
She was unsure of what the intent for her soul was, but it seemed that even without her body, it had went on to do good where it rested. She couldn’t just rip it away.
She got closer, and felt a familiar tickle, deep inside. It was enough for not being close.
Now time for the work, let bust this stupid box and set the rest of these souls free!
Today is the last day for the Ritual Event. It ends at Noon SLT. Almost my whole outfit comes from the event, so there are lots of fun things to nab, but you can get them after the event at the mainstores too, if you don’t make it in time.
Hairbase (BOM) – LeLutka – Hairbase 11 for EvoX
Skin – Loa – Goa Skin in Opal Tone for EvoX
Head – LeLutka – Avalon Evo X Bento/BOM Mesh Head
Body – Maitreya – Lara Bento/BOM Mesh Body
Ear Blush 1 (BOM) – Psycho Barbie – Elf Ear Blush V1 in Purple for EvoX – Group Gift
Ear Blush 2 (BOM) – Psycho Barbie – Elf Ear Blush V2 in Teal for EvoX – Group Gift
Ear Tattoo – J!nx – Ciel Circuit Tree Ear Tattoo for EvoX
Eyebrows (Applier) – Stunner Originals – Sinister Mix Pack Eyebrows – *NEW* @ Ritual
Eyes (BOM) – Quills and Curiosities – Pact Eyes in Silver
Eyeshadow (Applier) – Stunner Originals – Sinister Mix Pack Eyeshadow – *NEW* @ Ritual
Lipstick (Applier) – Stunner Originals – Sinister Mix Pack Lipstick – *NEW* @ Ritual
Nails (Mesh) – Truly Outrageous Fashion – Spellbound Nails w/Hud – *NEW* @ Ritual
Tattoo – Mister Razor – Dayonis Tattoo 75% – *NEW* for Ritual
Finger Dips – The Stringer Mausoleum – Finger Dip in Black
Top – Sixx – Aislinn Crop w/H – *NEW* @ Ritual
Pants – Kartel – Black Magic Leggings w/Hud – *NEW* @ Ritual
Boots – Friday – Sidney Booties in Ink
Earrings (EvoX) – Badwolf – Demone Earrings
Necklace – Rainbow Sundae – Rowena Choker w/ Hud – *NEW* @ Ritual
Rings (Bento) – Cult – Lilly M Rings
Hat – HotDog – Martin’s Hunting Hat in Dark Grey – *NEW* @ Ritual
Glasses – Torment – Spellthief Glasses in Black – *NEW* Uncommon Gacha Item @ Ritual
Lantern – Quills and Curiosities – Wayfinder Lantern w/Hud – *NEW* @ Ritual
Animated Book – Torment – Spellthief Book 1 – *NEW* Rare Gacha Item @ Ritual
Wings – FAS – Bat Wings w/Hud – Discounted @ SL18B Shop & Hop
Backdrop by Synnergy
Poses by An Lar
An Lar Poses has a bunch of their older stock set to free on marketplace. I suspect it is most of their PreBento poses. Still, if you have a hand hud, it doesn’t make much difference, and a good way to expand your collection. Most pose sets have mirrors too.