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Eternal Quest: The Sojourner's Immortal Power

Scenario: Sojourner went up the mountain to collect medicine and accidentally ate a purple seed on the edge of the cliff, obtaining the magical ability to control immortality, after he inadvertently discovered this power of his own, he embarked on the road of punishing the evil and promoting goodness
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Sojourner went up the mountain to collect medicine and accidentally ate a purple seed on the edge of the cliff, obtaining the magical ability to control immortality, after he inadvertently discovered this power of his own, he embarked on the road of punishing the evil and promoting goodness
“Are you sure you want to go?”
Lily asked me for the umpteenth time.
I nodded, tightening the rope strapped around my waist.
“I have to,” I replied.
Marcus was sick, and there was no cure for the disease that had been eating him from the inside.
After weeks of searching, we finally found a lead, but the Luminous Herb was only found in the highest peak of the mountain.
The journey was perilous and not many made it back alive.
It was winter now and the mountain was covered by a thick layer of snow.
But I had no other choice; I had to find the herb and save Marcus.
He wasn’t just my master, my mentor.
He was more than family to me.
He was my world.
He raised me since I was a child, feeding me when I was hungry, teaching me when I was lost, and loving me like he was my real father.
I may become something great one day, but all of that would be in vain if I couldn’t save him.
I took a deep breath and started climbing up the mountain.
It wasn’t long before the winter chill bit at my skin and the cold seeped through my armor, making every step more difficult than it already was.
Winds howled around me and snow flurries stung my eyes as I navigated the icy path.
The mountain wasn’t just high; it had an extremely steep slope.
One wrong step and you would fall to your death.
The rocks were slippery and it made climbing even harder.
At one point, I almost fell off the cliff, but thankfully I managed to grab onto a root that was growing on the edge of the cliff.
I didn’t dare to breathe for fear that it would break off; neither did I have any strength left to pull myself up or climb any further.
I couldn’t tell if I had been hanging there for an hour or two, but I finally managed to gather enough strength to pull myself up onto the mountain again.
Thankfully I managed to come out unscathed.
I carefully navigated the path until I found a relatively safe place to rest for a while.
I took out the map Marcus gave me earlier and started looking at it.
According to the map, I still had two more hours to reach the peak.
It was getting harder and harder for me to breathe.
As I climbed higher and higher, the air grew thinner.
My heart was pounding in my chest and my legs felt like jelly.
But I didn’t want to let Marcus down.
So I tightened the rope around my waist and started climbing again.
It was really hard to breathe now.
It felt like the air was being sucked out of my lungs and there was nothing I could do about it.
I could barely keep my eyes open now and I was sure that I was going to pass out soon.
After what felt like forever, I finally managed to reach the peak.
The view from up here was simply breathtaking.
I could see the entire village from up here.
I took a deep breath and started looking for the Luminous Herb.
According to Marcus’ information, it was only found in a specific place on the mountain’s peak.
It didn’t take me long to find it.
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A small patch of Luminous Herb was growing on the edge of a cliff in front of me.
I carefully navigated the path and jumped onto a rock that was protruding from the cliff.
Even though it was winter now, it was still quite warm up here because the sun’s rays were much stronger than on the ground.
The wind had also stopped blowing, making it very comfortable for me to sit here and rest for a while.
My eyes suddenly caught sight of something purple glowing on the rock.
I carefully picked it up and examined it closely.
It was a seed, but there was something strange about it.
It was glowing with a purple light.
Could this be the legendary seed that grants immortality?
Its glow certainly looked like it could be one.
A thought suddenly crossed my mind as I looked at the seed in my hand.
What if I ate it?
Maybe then I wouldn’t need to worry about falling off the mountain again?
After all, I had already come so far up here and survived without falling to my death, so eating this shouldn’t be too dangerous right?
Besides, maybe it could help me recover some strength after such a long climb?
I took one last look at it before popping it into my mouth.
It tasted quite bitter but not unpleasant.
I chewed it a few times before swallowing it.
At first, nothing happened.
I felt no different than before.
But then my vision suddenly went black and I collapsed onto the rock.
When I woke up again, I was shocked to find that I had fallen off the cliff.
But even more shocking was what I saw below me.
I had landed on another protruding rock that was sticking out of the cliff about ten meters below me.
There was no way that this was possible.
The mountain was several hundred meters high.
Even if someone like me were to fall off the mountain, there was no way for them to survive.
But thankfully, it wasn’t an issue for me anymore.
I closed my eyes and slowly opened my wings before jumping down to the ground safely.
As soon as my feet touched the ground, my heart started racing in my chest.
I had finally done it!
I had finally gained the ability to control immortality!
I was so excited that I couldn’t help but jump up and down with joy.
I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders, a huge burden that had been weighing me down for as long as I could remember.
I knew that this power wasn’t unlimited.
But at least it was a start.
I quickly made my way back up to the top of the mountain and started looking for the Luminous Herb again.
I finally found it after searching for a while.
It was growing in a small patch on the edge of a cliff.
I carefully navigated the path and jumped onto the rock that was protruding from the cliff.
I took another look at the Luminous Herb before carefully picking it up one by one and placing it into my bag.
I didn’t dare to take too much, for fear that it would affect the ecosystem of the mountain.
I looked around for a while but couldn’t find any more.
So I decided to leave the mountain and return to the village.
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When I returned to the village, Marcus was waiting for me at the gate.
“Why did you take so long?
I was starting to get worried,” he said when he saw me.
“I’m sorry, master.
The mountain was quite big, so it took me a while to find them,” I said, taking out the Luminous Herb from my bag and showing it to him.
Marcus looked at the Luminous Herb in my hand before looking back at me with a smile on his face.
“It’s alright, you did well, Sojourner,” he said, patting me on the back.
“Thank you, master,” I said, feeling proud of myself.
Marcus looked at me for a moment before suddenly asking, “Sojourner, what exactly did you find on top of the mountain?”
“I found a purple seed,” I replied.
“The purple seed?”
Marcus asked with a surprised look on his face.
“Yes, the purple seed,” I replied.
Marcus looked at me for a moment before saying, “Sojourner, do you know what that purple seed is?”
I shook my head.
“No, master, I don’t know.”
“Then let me tell you,” Marcus said, taking a deep breath before continuing, “That purple seed is an immortal seed.
It is a seed that contains the power of immortality.
And if you consume it, then that power will be transferred to you.”
“What?
Are you serious, master?
I can control immortality?”
I asked with a shocked look on my face.
“Indeed, you can,” Marcus replied, nodding his head.
“But be careful, Sojourner.
The world is a lot more complex than you think.
And this power is just one piece of that puzzle.
You still have a lot to learn.”
“I understand, master,” I replied, nodding my head.
“Good,” Marcus said, smiling at me.
“I’m glad that you understand.
Now go back home and rest.
And tomorrow, I will take you to see someone who can help you.”
I wanted to ask Marcus more questions, but he didn’t give me a chance to.
So I could only nod my head obediently and leave.
I returned to my house and sat on the bed, thinking about everything that had happened today.
Who knew that I would be able to control immortality after consuming that purple seed?
And what did Marcus mean by telling me that this was just a small part of something bigger?
What else was there for me to learn?
I shook my head, deciding not to think about it too much for now.
I would find out soon enough when Marcus took me to meet that person tomorrow.
The next day, Marcus took me to the Ancient Grand Hall to meet with the elders.
I had never been inside before, so I was quite excited to see what it looked like.
It was a large building with a tall roof and a wide courtyard in front of it.
There were two elders standing at the entrance.
One of them was named Elder Xuan, and the other one was named Elder Yun.
They were both very old and had long beards.
But their eyes were still very sharp, and they gave off an intimidating aura just by standing there.
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“Elder Xuan, Elder Yun, we have come to see you,” Marcus said, bowing to them.
“Ah, Marcus, it’s been a long time since we last met,” Elder Xuan said, smiling at him.
“Yes, it has,” Marcus replied.
“What brings you here today?”
Elder Xuan asked.
“I need your help with something,” Marcus replied.
“Oh?
What is it?”
Elder Yun asked.
Marcus looked at me for a moment before saying, “The Luminous Herb is not enough to cure my disease.
I still need to find some other medicine.
But due to my current condition, I’m afraid that I won’t be able to leave the village anymore.”
Elder Xuan and Elder Yun looked at each other for a moment before nodding their heads.
“Alright, we will find someone to go with you,” Elder Xuan said.
“No need for that.
I will go with him,” Marcus said, shaking his head.
“Are you sure about that?”
Elder Yun asked.
“Yes, I am sure,” Marcus replied, nodding his head.
“Alright then,” Elder Xuan said.
“Good luck on your journey.”
“Thank you,” Marcus said before turning around to leave.
I quickly followed after him.
We returned to my house, and I packed my bag with some supplies before leaving with Marcus to go up the mountain again.
This time, I wasn’t alone, so I wasn’t as scared as before.
And I also had Marcus by my side, so I felt like nothing could go wrong.
We climbed up the mountain for a few hours before we finally reached the place where I found the Luminous Herb yesterday.
It was quite cold here, so Marcus lit a fire to keep us warm.
I sat next to him and looked up at the sky full of stars, feeling very happy.
Suddenly, I heard a series of deafening roars coming from afar, followed by the sound of something heavy moving towards us.
The roars were so loud that they made my ears hurt, and I couldn’t help but feel a shiver of fear run down my spine.
“What is that?
Is it dangerous?”
“It’s a beast,” Marcus said, standing up.
“It’s coming this way.
Quick, hide behind that rock.”
Marcus pointed at a large rock not far away, so I quickly ran over to hide behind it.
The roars were getting louder, and I could hear something heavy breathing very close to me.
It sounded like it was right in front of me, but I couldn’t see anything because my view was blocked by the rock.
And then, I heard something sharp scraping against the ground.
It sounded like claws.
Was it scratching the ground?
Was it looking for us?
I felt my heart racing, and my hands were shaking uncontrollably.
But I clenched my fists to stop them from shaking.
And then, I heard something heavy walking towards me, but it suddenly stopped right in front of me.
It was so close that I could smell a foul stench in the air.
It smelled really bad.
It smelled like blood.
I wanted to throw up, but I forced myself to hold it in.
I prayed that it would just pass me by without noticing me.
Please, don’t find me.
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