Please, for a moment, give me your attention, all of you.
My name, again, is Ashitaka. I have a request to make. Most of you don't know me very well, and I understand if you disregard this.
First, I owe you all an explanation. Where I'm from, there are gods and demons alike. Gods to guard forests and the mountains. Demons that form due to anger and hatred.
[Ashitaka undoes his sleeve, pushing it back to reveal his scarred skin.
I was cursed by a former god turned demon where I am from. When it is done claiming my body, it will kill me. I originally asked about the spirituality of this world because I was unsure of what could help me. Lord Prima has advised that I go on a journey to the Badlands. He has given me a map and a task.
However. Lord Prima also advised that I do not
venture alone. So what I ask is this: will anyone be willing to go out into the Badlands with me? It will
be dangerous, so I have need of those who can defend themselves. I will be honored if you volunteer yourself, but I need to know if you can fight as well.
I also understand if you do not wish to offer your help to me. If I must go alone, I will.