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Lust *goat*: Shala
Shala was an accent blood spirit who was sealed away 90 years by the Tuatha. But on one fateful day, Bellanos and his followers came upon her stone prison. The fomorian prince ordered a blood sacrifice to be preformed and the spirit was set loose from her prison and consumed the flesh of the offering. Once she set her gaze upon Bellanos she bowed before him and told him she was his to take. Bellanos found her amusing and thought she could be of use to him. After they made love for five days in a row, Shala joined him on raids in the form of a huge black mountain lion. At the end of each raid she'd gather the blood of their victims and bath in it, replenishing her beauty. She grew infatuated with Bellanos and was devoted to both serve and love him. It wasn't too long before she was blessed with twins, Kierra and Thanatos.
They trained their children to follow in their footsteps, to show no mercy and leave no survivors. Their son, Thanatos happily obeyed them and took pleasure in watching people scream as he ripped their insides open. Their daughter Kierra however began to question why they had to kill innocent men, women, and children. No matter the stories and rules Bellanos and Shala reenforced, Kierra started failing during their raids. Thanatos grew to be Shala's pride and joy, and they'd go off on hunts, spar, and be showered with gifts. She tired reaching out to her daughter to help her adjust to their ways, but there was nothing she could say to convince her. Thanatos would then bully his sister and call her weak for having pity on mortal kind. For the only place for them was in the ground, rotting.
Frustrated, Bellanos gave his daughter one last chance to redeem herself, and brought before her three orphaned children. If she could kill all three of them in front of him, then she could prove her worth to their family. But Kierra merely stared down at the three… and attacked her father instead, ordering the children to flee. Bellanos was furious and beat Kierra almost to the point of death. He no longer saw her as his daughter, of she was just as much of a disgrace to his family like her aunt, Fantasus, and left her behind to die.
Shala was saddened by the lose of her daughter, but she knew it couldn't be helped. She loved Bellanos and Thanatos too much to give up what they had accomplished, and moved on.
Years passed and her son gone out with two guards to train. But he came back traumatized with their heads tied by their hair around his neck. Shala and Bellanos was shocked at the scene before them. While she tended to her son, Bellanos ventured out to find the monster who had done this. While she disposed of the decapitated heads of Thanatos's bodyguards and tried to clean the blood off, she dared ask who did this to him? Thanatos could only whisper "The pale man with half a face…"
Bellanos returned enraged. Barael was in their territory and had spared his son to leave them a message to stay away. But that wasn't enough to convince them to back down. In the following days, Bellanos convinced Haraold Red Tooth to move their troops further into the woods of County Cavan. They were going to overthrow Barael's stronghold if it was the last thing he'd do. But the news only seemed to frighten Thanatos, he never left his mother's side and was beginning to lose his respect with their followers. However, they were ambushed on the way there, and Barael lured Bellanos away from the rest of their army. Shala wanted to go after him, but she couldn't leave her son.
Days had gone by, and no word of her husband had reached them. Their followers were performing an on going search party for their King, but still there was no sign of him… Until one evening. Barael came, standing at the top of an oak tree holding the aged, bloodied, decapitated head of Bellanos.
"Here lies your king!" He said, before vanishing into the shadows without a trace.
Shala and Thanatos screamed out in agony and their followers cried in despair at the loss of Bellanos. Their leader in their rebellion was gone, his body in the hands of their new enemy, the Crom worshippers.
Slaughtadan urged Shala to have her son avenge his father's death. But Shala refused, after losing her husband she'd dare not have her son face his killer. Slaughtadan and the rest of their followers were starting to lose faith in their leaders. Their Queen was coddling her now cowardly prince. But Shala bid her time and poured her hatred into her son, training him to forget his cowardice. She'd avenge Bellanos's death, and wouldn't rest until they had Barael and Fantuasus's blood in their hands.
The Secret of Kells © Cartoon Saloon & Tomm Moore
Shala, Thanatos, and Kierra © :EbellVictoria:
Barael © :icontheunflshedone: