Kasandra the accursed Contest Submission #131

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Kasandra the accursed by Sam

Kasandra first without ink, was the first child born to the settlement. She fought in many hunts and became a great warrior of the people. When an armoured stranger marched in to the encampment she took up her weapons and helped fight them off. She was the one to deliver the killing blow. A double handed strike if her bone dagger sinking into the monsters back.
As she bent to revive its fallen weapon, kasandra felt a sudden pain in her arms, where it’s black blood had sprayed. Screaming in pain she could only look on in horror as her forearms changed. Warping in appearance to reflect those of the beast she had stayed. As the pain ebbed away she took up the monsters halberd and returned to the settlement.
However her tragedy had not ended. Over time the curse spread up her arms and around her shoulders. Before long it had engulfed her head, turning her hair into white feathers and distorting her voice. Now it is spreading through her chest. Visible to all to see. Her ribs and spine are pushing through her flesh. Kasandra knows that she has little time left, so she spends her days guarding the settlement. Standing between the light of the lantern hoard and the darkness beyond. Ready to lay down her life to save the settlement and save herself from the curse.

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