We soon departed from Vargarstaad, but not before first being approached by an odd Oami woman... Although calling Oami women odd seems redundant considering the our crew. But this woman, named Sasha, has some inexplicable interest in our giantess. I cannot believe it, however. There has to be some ulterior motive here. It takes a liar to spot a liar, and something about Sasha's story doesn't add up. Regardless, Captain has taken her on as a temporary passenger.
We made it back to Bystanar and stayed in the house that was being built and I was asked for a favor by this Sasha. She wanted help getting to know Dasha better, and asked if I knew what she liked. And so, for a price, I had Sasha deliver a letter to Akash, warning him that something was suspicious with Sasha and we should try to interrogate her at some point.
We made it into Oami territory and met with Captain's family. There was quite a bit of drinking, smoking, and storytelling. I partook in one of these. Apparently Akash was cursed by Sitara's grandmother. To be honest, I mainly drank, trained, and relaxed during this visit, so I don't have much to say about it.
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I... I made a mistake. I was blinded by greed and by arrogance. I believed that there was nothing that could stop the strength of Mon... and with Mesi using it, there was few obstacles that couldn't be overcome. Because of this, because of this, because of me, I almost got a friend killed... I figured after the whale, Mesi could take on anything, and I wanted to test and see if she got a similar feeling if she killed an animal while using the Mon that she did with the whale. We went out and hunted for a while and she said she didn't feel anything, and so I suggested that we may need something stronger... I had never fought a bear before and assumed it would be no matter for someone like Mesi... This viewpoint would quickly change as we began fighting the creature. This bear was brutal, it barreled through our arrows and attacked Mesi head on. Even when pierced by her spear, the beast kept attacking relentlessly. Through a sustained fight, Mesi unleashed some sort of power from the Mon, imbuing her with the power to finish off the beast. After making sure she still could walked, we began making our way back into the city, hours away... She collapsed on the way... I used the Mon to get her back to town as quickly as I could... Thankfully she still lives.
I was careless and almost got Mesi killed. It has been a while since I have I felt as much guilt and shame at my own actions. I should be more careful, not just for myself anymore, but for my comrades as well.