The Immortal Cleansing: Backstory Chapter 10
26th Year of Karameikos (996 AC) Klarmont (June) 2nd
|Eva, Naivara, and Vandro by TL Jeffcoat|
Vandro, with touches of grey in his beard and hair, smiled down at her as he approached. The crows feet at the corners of his eyes deepened. "Maybe, you forgot to pack it this morning? And nobody is fooled here about your voracious appetite, perhaps you ate it already.” He winked at her and then sat near the campfire. He groaned a little and rubbed his lower back. “I don't know how you never aged a day over the last twenty five years."
Naivara laughed but she was worried. She would have remembered eating that jerky. Vandro always made jokes about her youthful appearance. What he did not know was that she was still a youth among the eladrin people. Gray hair and wrinkles were still centuries away for her.
She watched the others in their party. A few, like Vandro and his sister, had journeyed for the last two and a half decades all across Karameikos. The humans aged so quickly. Naivara wondered often how they never seemed to have noticed their short lives.
A tall woman's shadow loomed over Naivara, "Leave the old lady alone, Vandro. It's not her fault. When you get to your 60's your mind starts to go."
Naivara smirked at the remark and silently thanked Eva for guessing such an age that was still a few years younger than her true age. Eva squatted down and offered some of her own jerky to Naivara. The woman had aged as well over the years but it never slowed her down. She could still run longer than any of the men. She snored as loudly as any of the men, too.