Right now I was using all the maneuvers I could think of to dodge strange avian creatures. Their bodies were shaped like a hawk's but had the texture of an insect's. The colors were faded as if they had be born of the evil of this place.
Pulling my wings tightly against me, I flipped over so that my feet cut into one of their stomachs. The creature roared and I spread my wings so that I avoided its blooded. Even falling through the air the blood made the sound of acid hitting flesh. It was as if the acidic blood aimed to destroy life itself.
I looked back to see the creature spill its blood on its companion as it tried to escape the pain. This distracted a majority of the swarm but still there were others that had kept their senses. They roared and they sounded like dying harpies.
For awhile I continued to fight and look for my chance to flee. For lifetimes, at least it seemed to me, I fought and avoided these monstrosities. I managed to tear one's wings off and they came off more than easily in my maw. It was as if it were made out of grass.
"Ah!" I hissed as some of the acidic blood came onto my face.
Seeing a black cloud I flew into it. I hoped that I would be able to lose my attackers once I had gone in. That was if the black cloud wouldn't kill me as everything in this place seemed want to do. Praying to the Shadowbinder, I entered and felt as if the cloud was going into every part of me. But it didn't kill me and that was what mattered.
Once I exited the cloud I didn't see any of my attackers. I breathed a sigh of relief.
For a few minutes I was just happy that I had survived. It hadn't been the only attack made against me and there would be more. I had to relax in the brief periods I could. As my pulse went back down I realized I was hungry.
On the continent I would know what to eat but in this strange place I didn't know what was edible. I didn't know how or where to get food. Keeping an eye out on any potential predators, I started looking for my next meal.
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