A Home for Lost Souls
Content warning: the article deals with dark themes about war, refugee crises, racism, along with abuse and sexual (and non-sexual) violence.
When I inherited this place, it was in a terrible state, a real pigsty.The Witch's Gilt is an infamous tavern located between Gallana Amon's Bridge of the Savior and the city of Mavar. Initially occupied by defectors from the royal army as a bandits' den, it has since been made into a lovely guesthouse, mostly accomodating young lamias coming into the human kingdom.
In a way, it reminded me of myself; filthy, broken, abandoned.
I still remember the dark march through the shores, leaving home for the unknown, the poet's jeering voice echoing in my bones.During the Great Exile of the Witches, the lamias had no choice but to walk the long walled-off stretch of shore connecting their home and human kingdom. Though, when it eventually became the Ghastly Coast, this feat was considered a death sentence. Many of those who attempted it never arrived at the fertile land they were promised. Those who did had no better alternative than serving human masters in exchange for food and shelter.
My mother didn't have her gosfet and so perished quickly, becoming black dust and merging with the sand. Now alone, I joined the other orphans as we made our way for the land of the humans.