Even now it smelled of death and decay, despite all the years after it had burned down. It was no surprise really, considering death's presence here, in what little remained of some old, abandoned fort here in the forest. What once had been a location of various battles and sieges, where the innocent, and the less so had died, by the hands of others, by starvation, by disease. Some others here had suffered a worse fate, being killed yet not allowed to pass into the afterlife, their bodies and souls ensnared by the grasp of a necromancer. The do-gooders of this world had of course managed to kill the fiend, but it seemed he was determined to leave his grizzly mark. What vegetation that would normally thrive in this place grew withered and dead. The skeletons of the herbivores that had tried to eat it at some point remained, and so too did the predators and scavengers that tried to eat their tainted meat. Most would consider this place "evil" or "wrong" but for her purposes, this place was perfect for Emilia, one who desired to delve into the corruption of undeath, and one who had an ancestral link to the one who caused this taint.
Leather boots crushed down the wilting underbrush, leaving deep footprints in the muddy earth as the red head walked into the center of the corrupted spot of earth. Behind her she dragged a small sled of sorts sporting a small array of weaponry: swords, spears, maces, and axes, taken from her home to this place for the purpose of training. She looked around, wondering when her training partner would arrive. A deal had been arranged, an exchange of knowledge. She was to teach martial prowess while her partner helped unlock the unholy secrets of her ancestry, or part of them at least, the ones that were more important to her. When Mashyuu arrived, he would have no trouble spotting the woman midst the rot. She wore not her heavy steel armor, but something lighter for travel. She knew there would be no creatures to oppose them as they trained as over the centuries past, they had come to avoid the area. She grinned at the boy as he arrived, "Fitting eh? For what you're here to teach me."