However, she had not come to Earthland to get comfortable or to stay settled in one place. She had only been here for a couple days and had kept herself moving through most of that time as she explored and began to learn about the culture and people. Today was no different, though today she was moving through woodlands more than through any cities, in a general northwestern direction heading toward the coast. She wasn’t walking along any kind of beaten path, and thus there was no one else around her that she could sense outside of the critters that called the woodlands their home, and most of them left her alone, though they did take notice of her. They could sense her spiritual nature and while it gave them no desire to necessarily approach her, it did leave them enough at ease to not feel the need to run away at the sight of her.
The only exception to that rule was horses. Cassi had a stronger connection with horses than to any other animal, and they almost always approached her when they sensed her nearby. As such, it had been no surprise to her to see a couple dun colored horses emerge from the trees along her route. She smiled as they approached her a bit enthusiastically, trotting right up to her with their somewhat short and stubby legs. They appeared to be actual horses, rather than ponies, but they were much more short and squat than the breeds she was used to. “Habari,” Cassi greeted them in her native Avalonian tongue, still more comfortable speaking her own language than that of the local common on Earthland. “Zawadi nzuri kama nini kutoka kwa Aryennrhod.”
She reached up and gently stroked the neck of the first mare that approached her, fully thinking that the horses had approached her for a social visit, as most often did. However, it didn’t take long to realize that something was wrong. Their spirits were out of balance, and in very unhorse-like fashion they were nipping gently at her clothing to pull and push her in the direction from which they’d come. A soft frown settled upon her face as she allowed herself to be pushed. “Kuna kitu kibaya?”
Of course, she would not get any answers as to what was wrong until she got to where they were trying to lead her. Soon enough, she was being pushed into a small clearing where the rest of their herd stood around another horse that was laying on the grass on its side. Even from here, she could sense the creature’s pain. The horses, who appeared to have been looking off into the treeline, turned to look at her almost in unison and a few of them shook their manes as though relieved to see her approach.
Cassiti moved more swiftly across the grasslands, picking up her pace to a light trot to get to the injured creature a little sooner. The other horses parted to let her pass and soon she was kneeling beside the fallen steed and searching him carefully for injury. Cassi pulled her wide white cowl back from her face, letting it fall over her shoulders along with the rest of her cloak so she could see the beast more clearly. She had dark skin and black hair that was done up in thick braids, with a petite face that complimented her rather small body. The clothes she wore looked more like priestly vestments rather than casual hiking or adventuring attire, in a mixture of white and black with gold accents. She even had gold bands in her hair, and simple gold jewelry on her wrists and ears.
Whispering soothing words to the creature to keep it calm, she carefully and gently ran her fingers along the horse’s legs and flank, doing her best to find the main source of the pain so she could see about healing it.
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