Who dares walk in my forest?
Zecarayus heard the voice call out as he was outside his home. He recognized that voice, one that called to him earlier and now it spoke again, but actually he could understand it now. But the question was, who was walking in the forest? "Shuck!" He called for his skeletal dog, which materialized and appeared next to the side of him looking up at his owner with its tail wagging. Zecarayus went inside and grabbed a cloak with a hood to cover him, while it was nice as a deterrent of the weather he planned to use it to give him a lich like appearance if the situation called for it, even mages found the prospect of fighting a lich very frightening, so it would work well to his advantage if the need called for it.
"Lets go shuck." he called to his pet as the duo left their shack into the depths of the spooky forest, the issue was while it was a wonderful place for zecarayus, the chance to die in the woods were very real due to threats from the savage skull and the forest itself, not to mention whatever brought zecarayus attention to the woods. But now who was zecarayus looking for? Or rather what was special about someone entering the forest that the voice arose?
Unknown to zecarayus, the only reason why he could have heard the voice was because a lich spoke it, and he had already ties to the lich which allowed him this connection, even if zecarayus himself did not realize how it happened.
Still the duo went through the forest, zecarayus had no idea who to look for here, it was not like their was anyway to track down a stranger...and yet. Zecarayus found himself performing a seance with shuck in the circle, the two waited very little as the spooky forest was not short on spirits. In which case they got a location, deep in the forest apparently, in which zecarayus traveled down the most reasonably safest path, until finally...
He saw the two figures far away from him, in which he try to get as much as he can from the distance. A man crumpled at the trunk of the tree, and another one at the top, or was it a woman? He could not tell due to the long hair but still, the way it looked...How should he approach this? Should he offer help? No, these woods were home to the savage skull as well, and this could be a hunt, the people he sees before him could be members of said hunt. Zecarayus thought from where he was for a good while until he finally made his choice.
He motioned shuck to move around the area, a wide grasp where the two couldn't see the spectral dog but close enough to warn Zecarayus of unwanted company approaching the area. He himself muttered something before putting his hand over his face before his face gave away to a skull, no traces of flesh and only blue light shown from his eye sockets. His hands gave away until they were bones, in truth zecarayus now appeared to be an skeletal undead, although physical contact would immediately see through his illusion. Now, time to see who these people are. He thought to himself as he started to move closer, and spoke loud enough for the two mages to hear. "Now what is this? I do suggest you explain why you are here, after all." Zecarayus would continue as he walked until in front of the two. "These woods are home to the dead." he spoke in a echo tone, his jaw not moving at all though the words still appeared to come from the hooded skeleton now in front of them.