They wave at him as they pass by.
"He's an odd one. We have absolutely no idea where his strain came from."
Cloey finds you once you and the others have moved farther into the cave. There are a lot of wercreatures with her, but they are not transformed at the moment.
"I'm going to keep this sort to give you as much time as possible. I want you to try and force yourself to transform before the sun touches the horizon and forces your transformation.">>452435
"Certain…things. I want to make sure you all understand what I am attempting to do and how important it is before I reveal what I need.">>452436
"Oh, yes. I have a list somewhere. What would you like to talk to me about?">>452437
"No, not a soul. Liches are proof that the possession of a soul does not necessarily mean you are alive in a biological sense, and vampires are proof that the lack of a soul necessarily means you are completely dead. I can study souls more, and vampires and liches, once I prove my theories sound and obtain more money from the college.">>452438
"Souls are not the point of this. There is some spark, some animating force, that gives true life to creatures. I intend to capture the essence of this spark; to harness it, even.">>452439
"You really believe so? I will tell you what I have told the other doubters: The spark I look for is the same one that sets the fetus to growing in the womb once it is conceived. I seek to measure it in a way that does not require such acts and commitments.">>452440
"Very important. Vital, even."
Ritz returns with two trays on his back. On the trays are chipped teacups and chipped pots of tea.