Kaia turned on her heals. some of the others were talking amungst themselves as they trekked. Poor Lumen seemed to have been unusually effected by the magic. She wondered why that was and considered asking the voice that had spoken to her after the power had rushed through her. And to be sure she was most interested in the other half breed since she saw so few of them. They would have a long time to get to know each other. She looked over them one by one eager to get to know them in time. But out of the group the centaur seemed the least approachable. She supposed she had good reason, she didn't seem to want to be here but due to... circumstance she was here with them anyways.
Kaia flexed her wings once before allowing them to settle close upon her back and made her way over to the women. It was as good a place to start and Kaia was eager to know more. "It seems all your wounds have healed as well." she said offering the women a smile. "My name is Kaia Vandrachen." She introduced herself with a small flourish of her halberd. "Its a pleasure to meet you."
Namida's spirits seemed to have improved a bit as they moved off away from the city, despite being brought along against her will. It's still better than death by execution, Centaur. That sudden voice gave her pause and she jerked up with a surprised snort. There were many things the hooved warrior didn't like about magic, and now... it seems that one more just added itself to the list. "That's s all I need, a voice I can't hit to shut up..." she muttered under her breath.
Her thoughts were soon interrupted as one of her compatriots approached her, the bird woman from the arena, before she spoke of her now healed wounds. She wasn't one for small talk but, seeing as they were stuck with each other, she gave a slight nod of acknowledgment. "Aye, seems they have. Namida Thunderhoof, wish I could say the same. But we're here now, so we might as well make do."
Kaia let out something of a dry chuckle. "At least your honest, if bluntly so." She said as she walked along beside her She couldn't help but study the women's chestnut flanks. what a gorgeous color and a powerful build. It was none to often one could say they could stand this close to a centaur warrior and ... well probably live to tell about it. "As you say, we might as well make do. I do hope that, maybe, we'll become friends." She said more quietly looking ahead before looking back at the others in the group. "Perhaps all of us. If nothing more. then I hope to at least gain your trust. We'll all work better together if we can at least trust one another and only the sky above knows what we'll be facing together." What a terrifying but exhilarating thought. Others before her had seen the same path, but not one had returned to tell anyone about it. perhaps, they would be the first.
As they continued to walk, Namida's flaxen tail swished to swat at some unseen biting insect. "No sense in wasting time with falst truths, bird-kin." A low sigh escaped her lips as she rolled her well muscled human shoulders. She really wasn't good with idle chatter at all and it showed, but at least she was trying. "Friends or not, we're a heard now and it's my duty to protect those within the herd. If it comes to a fight, I'll have your flank."
"I feel safer already." Kaia responded. Blunt but honest. Kaia had a feeling she could trust the centaur at her word. and undoubtedly it was a boon to have her here. a Powerful warrior in her own right, specially after that incident in the arena that landed her here. Best not to mention that she thought as she turned and began to walk backwards once again looking at their other companions. "I am curious, do you know this Devrin fellow well?" she had caught his name somewhere. And he appeared to know the other half breed with in the group which also peeked her curiosity.
In a way, Almost what she would imagine a younger version of her father being. Strong features and a few scars with colorful tales she was sure. Not that she could compare them but she could wounder how they would get along. "You two made a pretty good team in the arena, that's a good start to all of this." she said with a smile.
Namida watched with her constant expression of mild annoyance as Kaia half circled to begin walking backwards in front of her. The centaur gave a low huff of a laugh at the bird woman's question then, shaking her head as she cast a look over to where her arena ally strode while talking with the now red scaled lizard man.
"No, I've only just met Devrin today before the arena fight. I know his type well enough though, he's a survivor. People like us have to be survivors to make it in this world. I'm glad to have him at my flank, as you should be too." Her gaze moved back to Kaia then. "What of the scale-man, the doctor? He's no fighter, why do you suppose he was chosen?" Namida wouldn't outright say it, but in the back of her mind she suspected that he would be one of the first to fall if they didn't keep him guarded.
"I am." Kaia acknowledged. before humming in through as she eyed the red scaled lizard in thought. "Its a good question. My immediate thought would be all warriors would be chosen its true. But even great warriors aren't invincible having a doctor along means we'll have someone who can treat wounds better then just bandage and alcohol." she said. Of coarse with the magic it had healed them pretty much immediately, would that always be the case? She glanced at the king in thought. Perhaps not. "There is a reason, even if we ourselves arn't aware of it yet." She turned back around as a breeze ruffled through her feathers. "I'm sure we'll make a fine party." It was not for self assurance that she said this, more of a confirmation that she already believed such. After all, they had been chosen for this.