Shadows of Kemet-dur
The Journal of Ness Kheymoss: Entry One
The Journal of Ness Kheymoss.
Date: 20th of Kythorn
An epidemic has risen. Thousands of people in Celit have died with tiny webbed footprints found on their body, i.e. the bugs. Those diseased gnats are uncontrollable. I haven’t seen them in person. Only in father’s books. Diagrams of slimy bugs, dozens. He has created them. He and his team of scientists have engineered them. It is now evident. Whatever piece of respect he’s held for anyone had deteriorated to nothing. Father wants not to kill them. He wants them sick. Whatever deaths occur are collateral damage. He does run a medicinal empire after all—and dead people don’t buy pills.
Celit’s king has died too. the official statement said he resigned and moved west. I don’t believe it. Not by the rumors and the panic in Celit’s public office. This demonstrates that not even the king is immune to such illnesses/ He was a good king. He ruled under freedom and inspired the Celit people. A new king has claimed power— selfish and hubris filled. He’d be running Celit into the ground if the Kheymoss empire wasn’t already doing it. Instead he and all the others are scrambling in a burning maze. It takes a million people to put out a burning city, and a single person to spark the fire