god how do I explain this–
there’s a lot here okay idk how to give context without just flat-out info dumping. Aaaaaaaa
okay two kingdoms are at war. In between them lies miles of briar that used to be a forest protected by a very weak, but very pissed off god. Said god has decided it needs to stop sitting around waiting for these two mortal nations to stop pulling shit around it; it needs to join the fray. Cue an unlucky bastard trying to get from one kingdom to the other via briar patch. Unlucky bastard almost dies because oh god miles of briar patch. God agrees to save unlucky bastard in exchange for his humanity. Unlucky bastard arrives at his destination with one less eye but otherwise intact. Unlucky bastard tries to explain to his friend what the fuck happened; friend fucking hates the god for a lot of reasons and tells unlucky bastard he needs to fight the god’s influence. Friend also points out that unlucky bastard is a twig of a man who has no place being on a battle field. God turns unlucky bastard into a wolf-man and uses him as mouth piece to shut up friend. Friend hates god 1000% more.