Jenna gets flung through wormholes.
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The loud noises are coming from approximately the left relative to being at the pedestal facing the portal. As with most directions that leads into the trees.

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Well, (carefully) into the trees she goes! 

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She'll need to go a good distance but eventually if she keeps in a fairly straight line she will encounter a corpse. Of something that isn't quite human. 

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And a man slowly sitting up next to it.

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Well that's people, all right. A regular human and... an elf? A demon? What is that? What can she see without getting too close yet and what can she see about the person sitting up also for that matter? (He looks... really strong. And attractive. She should probably be looking at the much more interesting elf or demon body lying next to him but he has muscles. Among other things.) 

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The weird corpse seems to be bleeding from the torso and also from one of its arms. It is, fittingly for a corpse, not moving at all. It's skin is a pale bluish greenish color. It's not clear if that's normal or if it's because of its injuries. It's blood is the normal red of a human. There are strange slits on it's face to either side of its nose and it's fingers look like they have some sort of weird claw things attached. As for clothing, it looks like it's wearing something a bit like the armor made out of leather and some sort of skirt, dress, or tunic around its legs. There's a holster for some sort of weapon that is currently empty.

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The guy on the other hand is slowly getting to his feet. He also has a holster this one seems to have something shaped like a gun but not quite like any gun she can recognize. He also has a sword mounted across his back. The rest of his clothes look like they're made of well worn dark leather with a collection of cords adding ruffles and details mostly around his shoulders. He has sturdy modern looking boots on his feet.

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So much for it not being a gun. It's not anything she's seen on tv before though that's hardly surprising if she's not anywhere that tv has been invented. Probably. Almost certainly. 

That's not a human, though, though it doesn't look like any magical creature she's ever seen, though of course there's no reason why it should. It doesn't look like an elf though it could be a demon she doesn't know what's going on here. Technically she doesn't know if the weird dead person is good or evil or anything like that the (really strong and muscular) guy with the sword and the gun thing could be the bad guy. (Though would it be so bad if he was? She could convince him to be good and also maybe possibly to no she shouldn't think about that at all.) She should probably, um, assess the situation more first. Blushing, Jenna creeps closer. 

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He whirls around to face her. His gun is in his hand and pointing at her. He stares at her intently.

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Eeep! She quickly throws her hands in the air. "Don't shoot!" she says, trying to look as non-threatening as possible. (Does he even speak English? What if he shoots her by accident because he can't understand her?) 

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"You're human." He says in a deep gruff voice as if this is an answer.

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Jenna nods several times, hands still high in the air. "Yep. Yes. Uh-huh. I'm human! Very human. Human all my life! Always human, that's me. And um, so are you?" (Okay she's being nervous and not friendly or suave she should be doing better than this she should be able to control her emotions even with a gun pointed at her all right? She's gonna be an actress and she's talking to an attractive and strong rogue person human with a really great voice wow and she can't stop babbling she should stop babbling.)  

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He lowers his gun. "You should leave. This wraith is dead but more will be coming."

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Okay, she's a lot less nervous when he's not pointing a gun at her. Also, the bad guys are apparently wraith, whatever that means. (If he's telling her to leave because more are coming they probably are the bad guys, right?) Maybe she should ask about wraith? "Is that a wraith?" she asks, pointing. "I can help?" No wait that wasn't right at all. "I can help." she says with more certainty. 

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He adopts an expression of deep skepticism. "I doubt that."

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Okay, that's fair from his perspective probably she looks like she's never been in a fight in her life (she hasn't not unless you count with Kelly when they were five but she doesn't even remember that one and she was five at the time.) But that doesn't matter anymore she has magic.

Jenna puts her hands on her hips and glares at him, trying to use her newfound fighting powers (what even were they again) to size him up and figure out how to at least put up a show against those... muscles and body and everything. She blushes a little almost but catches herself. "I'm better in a fight than I look," she says. 

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"Even if you are," and it's clear he thinks this is a low bar, "helping me is a bad idea. The wraith are hunting me."

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(Dang he's attractive. And self assured. And strong and has a great voice and come on she's supposed to be getting him to help not mooning after him like a lovesick puppy she needs to get ahold of herself and stop staring!) "Even if it's a bad idea," Jenna manages, "I want to help. I can help. Though, um, I might be missing some things, I'm not from around here. What's, um," no she can say things more sensibly than that come on "can you tell me more about the wraith?" 

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He blinks slowly. "You don't know what the wraith are." He's clearly baffled. "You should go home, safety is a rare gift, especially with the Wraith awakening early for their culling."

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Culling? Culling doesn't sound good. She's more and more certain these wraith are the bad guys. "I don't think I can get back home yet," she tells him. "I'm from far away from here. I should help you stop, the, um, culling? And then I can figure out how to get back home. I think." 

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He looks very sad for a moment. "Even the ancestors with all their technology fell before them."

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Yup okay she's found the adventure. "Well, that's no reason not to try again," she tells him. "And maybe they left behind a bunch of their technology somewhere? I might be able to use it, I'm pretty good with technology." She can use a cell phone or a computer that's not the same as being able to build one or even fix one "or at least I'm probably better than most of the people here, I think."

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"You don't know who the ancestors are either. Where did you come from?"

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"Somewhere else. Somewhere very far away." How much detail should she give away? She'll stick with being mysterious for now.

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"It would have to be." He pauses for a moment. "If you are right and you have a chance to stop the culling you need to leave me. The Wraith can track me wherever I go."

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