‘Shiloh! Yelled out one of the forest dwellers, this is easy for you since you don’t have a child to leave at the forest altar! You stand there and say this like it’s no big deal!
You are talking about our babies!
Shiloh responded “I am truly sorry if I seem hard hearted towards you and every forest dweller in this forest. I do feel your pain, I have brothers and sisters who have to give up their young, and those young are my nephews and nieces, so don’t think that I am without pain!
This meeting is adjourned.
All the forest dwellers went in different directions towards their tribes to relay the news of the Wolfen to the others.
Shiloh and five others of his tribe was making their way through the forest when they
Started to see the remnants of the Wolfen.
Young fawns lie dead in pieces scattered about the ground.
All the way back to his tribal home Shiloh witnessed the devastation of this monster. He could also feel the presence of the Wolfen all around him as he walked through the forest, knowing that if the monster wanted to he could destroy them in seconds.
The smell of dead carcasses was constantly in the wind as a reminder that the Wolfen was collecting his bounty as the dwellers waited for him to come their way.
Once back in his dwelling Shiloh call a tribal meeting to relay what the Wolfen had said to them at the forest tribunal.
“People of the Manituan tribe, as your Chieftain I bring bad news to the tribe I love.
We are in the year of the Wolfen, I have read you stories from the writings of my descendants in the past, and now it has come to fruition.
Everyone must sacrifice their youngest child to the Wolfen by leaving the child at the forest altar.
The whole tribe gasped at the same time and Women started to sob and hold their babies tightly in their arms. The grown males of the tribe crowded the front and Jumada, another chieftain of the tribe asked “are we going to fight this monster or just give it our children?
Shiloh said “we must obey”
Shiloh’s brother and sister approached him with tear filled eyes and children in tow.
Coltran, Shiloh’s brother walked up to him and said “you would ask me to give up my son, your nephew without a fight? Shiloh dropped his head and looked at the ground then looked back up at his brother and sister and said “We must obey or we all will perish” Shiloh’s sister Sheandra walked up to him and slapped him in his face and said “I will die! Before I give up my little girl to be eaten by an animal!” You do something about this Shiloh! She said “Please don’t let this animal take my child” as she ran away into her hut.
Shiloh just stood there on his perch rubbing his face where he had been struck by his sister watching the tribe go back into their domiciles with much anticipation as to what was to be……