The next morning the group snuck out of the orchard house. Geyserville is basically a one street town and since that street was occupied with zombies they stuck to backyards and the thin strip of woods separating them from the highway. They were careful and avoided zombie contact eventually making it almost all the way across town.
They climbed a fence behind the firestation and entered a several acre property with a mix of brightly painted buildings when they heard a snatch of song. As the paused to listen, Milhouse’s two mountain lions took off after and treed an ocelot! How peculiar. Then they heard the distinctive call of a peacock.
Milhouse, followed by Graves and Chief went over to the mountain lions and the others crossed the gravel drive looking for the source of the song. What they found surprised them. There was a procession of about 15 strangely dressed people led by two grandmotherly ladies in shimmering gowns. They were quietly singing a hymn of some sort. The leader noticed Joanne and the procession stopped. The others eyed them suspiciously but the leader opened her arms and welcomed Joanne as a sister.
Joanne was suspicious but cautiously approached. The leader introduced herself as Lady Lorean, High Priestess of Isis and her second as Detracy also a priestess of Isis. She told Joanne they worship the Divine Feminine her and she is among friends. Joanne introduced her group just as Milhouse and the others came around. The Ocelot sitting on Milhouse’s shoulders was named Osiris they were told. The whole group was invited to join them for a service in the Temple of Isis. They had something special planned for their new sister Joanne. Meanwhile Milhouse noticed something in the distance – an ostrich head (actually an emu). He ran off in that direction while the others followed Joanne and the procession to the temple.
Inside each person paused in front of a statue of Osiris before continuing to a seat. The interior was decorated with an Egyptian theme and had a stage with two thrones on it and a small alter with a little statue of Isis
Their was a discussion of the 42 laws of Ma’at and hymn singing. Then the women took Joanne aside and handed her a shimmering green pair of Isis Wings. All the women had a pair. They formed a ring around her and danced to the goddess flapping their wings. Joanne half-heartedly danced as well.
After the ceremony they were invited to stay, which they accepted, and a man named Miguel introduced himself. He took them on a tour of the property. They had stumbled into Isis Oasis, an unexpected refuge for humans and animals alike. The animal sanctuary housed African Crowned Cranes, Bearded Dragon, Prince the Iguana, Fancy pigeons, Golden, Impyan, Rare and Rainbow Pheasants, Doves, White and Blue Peacocks, Jungle Cats, Boa Constrictors, Leopard Gecko, Macaws, Savannah cats, Ocelots, Quail, Royal palm Turkeys, Servals, Tarantulas, Umbrella Cockatoo, Budgies, Parots, Veiled Cameleon, Walking Sticks, Yellow Sand Scorpion, Zebra Finches, Alpacas, and lots, lots more.
1 Ocelot befriended
0 PCs Killed
The Isis Oasis Sanctuary is a magical retreat center in the famous Sonoma County Wine Country, where vines and the flowing river blend harmoniously to create colorful imagery throughout the seasons. It is designed with ancient Egyptian artwork, and is the home of the Temple of Isis, a non-profit spiritual organization following the gentle path of the Goddess, otherwise known as Mother Earth. Extraordinary events such as concerts, plays, ceremonies and movies are held in the Isis Oasis Theater, that bridge the gap of ancient cultures with the New Age. Funds from this benefit the exotic cats and birds that live on the 9 acre property.
Isis Oasis has also become a natural building demonstration center of Living Earth Structures which specializes in creating functional art sculptures, such as ovens, benches, saunas and small huts using local Earth. Each structure built has been during workshops, where people can learn the art of Natural Building. For more information please go to www.livingearthstructures.com