Anima - Into the Shadows
Jade-Class Dimensional Disruption
The Year of the Serpent, 6985 of the Eternal Calendar
To the Most Auspicious Hand of the Emperor, May He Live Forever.
Report on Abel
Classification: Jade Level
Sir, it has come to my attention that a previously unknown force is loose in Abel. They are referred to as “Dancers.” These dangerous beings pose a serious threat to Lannet. They are as deadly as they are beautiful. They command great power that has not been seen since the disappearance of the Kami. Could they be the Kami returned to our realm? We have encountered these beings several times now. I will report what I have seen and experienced. Please believe me when I state things that seem unrealistic.
The first encounter with a Dancer did not go well. A Dancer appeared out of nowhere and eviscerated one of our companions before any of us could react. It told us that it would be back in a week.
Our next encounter with a Dancer occurred in our camp. The Dancer, I am still not sure if they are male, female or neither, seemed to appear in the middle of our camp. I do not think it used magic to move to our location. It seemed as if it stepped out of another place into ours. This time it waited for us and that was its mistake. I am sure it was over confident in its abilities. It moved much faster than us and could take incredible punishment, but in the end we defeated it. Its death was most strange. Instead of taking wounds as a normal person, cracks appeared in its structure and in the end it seemed to shrink in upon itself as if the weight of our world crushed it. I know that it sounds strange and incredible, but you must believe me for the sake of the Emperor and Lannet.
This Dancer was as adept with a blade as it was wielding magic. It was also able to make incredible leaps about the battlefield. Its blade is made out of an incredibly strong crystal, as is its armor. The Dancer was able to summon crystal shards from the air and hurl them as darts.
This being is very dangerous and should never be engaged alone. It will take several samurai and shugenja to defeat one. Emperor protect us if more than one is encountered. It is unknown how many of these creatures exist. I will continue to report as more information can be found on these creatures.
Your humble servant,