Seeker's Gift Document in Cairne | World Anvil

Seeker's Gift

As explained in her journals, the contents of this document raised a number of questions throughout the Empire and beyond as to the nature of the Ougham and the information gathered over the course of the experience. Airtam's own views greatly impacted the Empire's outlook on the Ougham, removing a great deal of apprehension concerning their existence and nature, causing people to realize that they were not a threat, but rather a potential ally instead.        
24th of Senectus. 148 PR     Today was a day unlike any other I've experienced. I was in my office, preparing for a meeting, when I suddenly felt a presence in my mind. At first, I thought it was just my imagination, but as the sensation grew stronger, I knew that something was happening. I closed my eyes, and that's when I saw it in my mind’s eye. I was flooded with images and sounds and sensations that nearly overwhelmed me, but with some effort, I was able to weed through the confusion and find the message I was being sent, a communication unlike I had ever experienced before. The sender was an Ougham who described itself as Seeker, an infected appendage of its species. The images that coursed through my mind were confusing and chaotic, but I could sense the creature's pain and desperation.   I did my best to focus on the images, attempting to piece together what was happening to the Ougham as I realized finally that it was standing in the room with me, nearly invisible in the dim light of my office. Its normally translucent form was now a sickly yellowish-brown color, and it was evident that the creature was suffering from the Void Blight that occasionally plagues its kind. I had read about this during my time as a student. It seemed to be cut off from its hive mind consciousness, which was causing it immense distress.   As the creature continued to flood my mind with images, I tried to calm it and reassure it that I would help in any way I could, however, without a face or mouth to communicate with, it was challenging to know if it was receiving my message.   The experience left me shaken and humbled. The Ougham, a new form of sentient life, had reached out to me for help, and I could feel its fear and hopelessness. I knew that I had to do everything in my power to assist the creature, even if it meant facing criticism and backlash from the community for working with this new species without oversight.   As I leave my office today, I cannot help but feel a powerful sense of responsibility and urgency to aid Seeker. I will do everything in my power to learn about its physiology and find a way to alleviate its pain and suffering.


This documentation follows Airtam's attempts to save an infected Ougham from a disease that was ravaging its body and had caused it to be removed from their collective awareness.

Document Structure

Publication Status

As part of the leaked Morenthall publications following her death, these writings are generally easy to find.

Historical Details

Public Reaction

unintentionally, the release of this document painted the largely unknown species of the Ougham in a much kinder light, and shed a great deal of detail onto both who and what they are, moving public opinion into a more accepting view of them both in the Empire and beyond.
Leaked Original
Vellum / Skin
Authoring Date
24th of Senectus 148 PR to 40th of Senectus 148 PR


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