Taking a moment to collect his thoughts before answering, Grim looked back at Bliss. “Well, the research facility is kinda a mystery. When we started out we were told that it was a lost facility from the first earthers to come to Refuge and that they had no clue why it was abandoned. The more that we looked in to it, the more it came out that the Earthers knew what was up and that they were not telling us all the truth.” Pausing to shake his head, he continued “But then i should be used to not being told what is really going on. Back when i was actively in the armies of the Falosini, they would hardly ever tell us the actual reason for missions.”
“But that isn’t really important. More important is why you were born there. As far as i have been able to determine, before the base was abandoned, a group of earthers became trapped and their fear was enough to draw sufficient shadow leyas to form a lesser nightmare. The creature, just born, proceeded to kill and consume the earther that caused it and the others in the room, feeding on their fear to grow stronger and gain sentience. but afterwards it was trapped and attempted to metamorphose into the stage of life you are now in. But without any additional sustenance, it was unable to complete its change. apparently it was stuck in that state of hibernation for the long centuries since the facility was abandoned. It was in that state that i found you. While many would only consider how to kill you, and if i am being completely honest, the thought did cross my mind. But as i waited for the others in the party to figure out what they were going to do with the old earther crap in the room, i got to thinking how every being deserves a chance to make their way in this world. If beings were blamed for the actions of their ancestors and punished, then most of my nieces and nephews would have been killed for the actions of me and my siblings. I decided that you deserved a chance to make your way in this world as much as anyone else.”
“although i didn’t have the ability to provide you with the fear that you probably would have normally needed to complete your birth, what i did have was a large pool of the shadowy force which provides me with the abilities i have as a ‘bandit’. Over the years since i gain the powers from accepting the darkness into my soul, I’ve had time to think on the nature and reasons for it. In any of the records i have been able to find and read, there is no mention of there being any ‘bandits’ or ‘vampyres’ among the nightmare lords in ancient times. Every other races i have been able to find some form of the conditions. Also, i find few reliable records of the conditions, before the ancient K’ias-Nightmare war.”
“Over the years, this has lead me on occasion to wonder if these ‘conditions’ come from remnants of the Life force of Nightmare Lords. The essence, let’s call it ‘Darklife’, may be what grants me my long life. I think it exists throughout this reality in all sentient beings in minute amounts. It may be this force that carries thoughts and memories to the Stream of Consciousness.”
“It was thru the channeling of this shadow i have within me into the chrysalis, that you gained enough ‘Darklife’ to complete your birth.”
Sitting quietly for a moment, Grim mused over what he had finally put into words after so long thinking about it. Looking back up to meet Bliss’s eyes, he went on “I had no idea whether it would work or not. Honestly I did it mostly out of boredom and curiosity, as much as anything else.”
" I hope that it doesn’t upset you. As i mentioned before, if never been a parent before, so i am bound to make mistakes. I was wondering what you think of my theory?"