Kovulwa is a dark place. With forests to the south, thick swamps to the east, deserts to the west, and the towering mountains in the north. The middle bears the only hospitable spit of land on the entire continent. Though hospitable is hardly the word for it. A day spent with thieves, muggers, and ruthless barbarians is not a safe one. There is only one haven in all of Kovulwa, and no human is allowed to enter it. It is the land of Jarallas, floating above the center of the continent like a heaven near earth. Few know what lies beyond it's dark blue gates, and few have even seen those dark blue gates themselves. But in the west, where demons lurk, a piece of heaven was being shown the harsh, unforgiving life that awaits down below.
"Dammit!" Kylla exclaimed, kicking up more sand as she realized she had not made any progress in the desert. The vultures cawed and circled in the gray sky. The vultures of the Feral desert never got much food, often having to feed on small lizards whenever they were brave enough to peek their heads out from under the rocks. Tonight, they assumed they'd dine well.
Kylla reached into a tattered pocket and pulled out a small knife which she through up into the air.
"You aren't getting me, you damned birds!" She shouted up at them and began walking somewhere in an eastern direction. Another interesting fact about the Feral Desert vultures, is that they don't take the deprivation of food lightly. One bird swooped down in an attempt to grab at her head. Another came down and grazed her shoulder with it's beak. The third and last rammed right into her back with it's head. All three circled back up into the sky and prepared to make another attack.
Bloodied and pissed off, Kylla pulled out a few more throwing knives and flung them at the diving birds. With perfect timing, she managed to hit the skulls of two and the right wing of another. They all squawked loudly and fell to the ground. Kylla could only assume it was cruel irony that caused three more vultures to start circling above the three she just killed.