Chapter 22 : Agta, Kapre, & Amomongo

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Chapter 22 : Agta, Kapre, Amomongo               Agta - An agta is a tall mythical creature with skin as black as charcoal, found in Philippine mythology.These creatures reside in different trees, most commonly Santo or Balete trees. They are known to climb down from their perches and roam around the land warning fishermen to stay on land instead of fishing. Then, the agta will push trees down so that the timbers will prevent the fishermen from going to the sea to fish. The agta is just like the kapre, who likes staying in its tree while smoking a rolled cigar. They are usually depicted as naked. The agta is romantic and lures women away with flowers.               Kapre - In Philippine folklore, the kapre is a creature that could be characterized as a tree giant. It is described as being a tall (7 to 9 ft), big, black, terrifying, hairy, muscular creature. Kapres are normally described as having a strong smell that attracts human attention. They stay at a branch of a tree smoking.               Amomongo - In Philippine folklore, the Amomongo is a creature described as hairy, man-sized and ape-like with long nails. The term may have its roots in the Hiligaynon word amó, which means "ape" or "monkey". Residents of La Castellana in Negros Occidental refer to the creature as a "wild monkey" that lives in caves near the foot of Mt. Kanlaon. The creature is said to have attacked two residents of the settlement and disemboweled goats and chickens in the area, for the purpose of eating the entrails   -Enzo-             We just sat there waiting for Scarlett to gain her consciousness. We had a long night last night, we never got a chance to sleep, the event went to long that it took us the whole night. Now it’s morning again, and we missed another night to sleep ahahahaha but that’s fine, at least the night wasn’t boring.             Not to mention how frightened we were about what happened. I can’t paint all the faces of everyone screaming last night, we were so frightened. Especially me, I never encountered such things like that. I just hear stories from someone and watch it on tv, but I never expected to experience it and that it would be that intense.             I was so worried about Scarlett, I thought she’d die after that. But I don’t think that will happen. This is just a game, and I think that was part of the story line. I love the story line though, it looked so real. I am so relieved after everything that had happened, Scarlett is now resting here, and we’re now just waiting for her to wake up.             At least she had the chance to sleep ahahaha I’m just sad for Pangil though, he still died no matter what. But serves right to a cheater like him, they all deserve to die ahahaha just kidding, I’m not judgmental here. I was just sad that they all have to die, and we have to witness it all.             I wonder what kind of adventure is waiting for us here. We never lost a challenge, and that makes this game so exciting. I can’t wait for Scar to wake up and start our journey again, this would be very interesting. I wonder when does she wake up.             “Hey…” we heared Scarlett waking up, we all ran to her to check if she’s awake already             “You’re awake… are you alright?” Lucy asked the moment Scar blinked her eyes             “Yea, I’m fine. I wonder why the developer took me too long to wake up, I mean I was just staring at my body until it allowed me to” Scar said… wait a minute             “So you know what happened to you?” I asked her as she sat herself properly to face us all             “Yea… I saw everything, I think that was part of the game ahahahaha” she said in between her laughter             “You were asleep for exactly one hour, time zone here” Avery cut himself of “But that was like twenty minutes, in real life”             “You checked the time?” Reiven asked             “Yea I checked it” Avery answered and laughed             “He always looks at the time ahahahaha” Scarlett said still in between her laughter             “Why are you laughing so hard?” Lucy asked her             “Nothing… I just remembered all your faces back there ahahaha you all looked hilarious ahahaha I wish I could take a picture and show it to you” she said             “What the heck, am I that ugly?” Vic asked             “Yea, all of you ahahaha” Scarlett answered             “Well, that really is a part of the game” Elliot said as he stood up “Nunong Ambo told us to meet him when she wakes up right? Let’s go” he continued             “So where were you the whole time?” Lucy asked as we all stood up and followed Elliot as he went out of this room             “I was just here, along with you. But it seemed like you can’t see me” Scarlett told the story             “Really?” Lucy asked unbelievingly             “It’s true, when I fainted, I woke up after a few seconds and then I saw my body going wild, I was like ‘hey that’s not me, I’m here’ but no one seemed to hear me, then I just gone with the flow… whatever happens happened” Scarlett said             “So that’s what happened, huh?” I asked her ahahaha             “Yea… you had the worst face Enzo” she said             “What the heck ahahaha shut up” I said and laughed with her. We stopped talking as soon as we saw Nunong Ambo outside his Nipa hut             “How are you?” he asked as we climbed down the stairs             “We’re fine, thanks” Darxi answered him then we just came near him             “I’m so sorry about what happened, but at least we freed Dita and Pangil from their problems… thanks to you all, you really are heroes” he smilingly said gesturing his hand as a sign of his gratitude             “That’s fine ahahahaha and thank you too” Darxi spoke again             “Accept this as our peace offering…” Nunong Ambo once again gestured his hands as if he’s giving us something             *You gained 10362 EXP*             That’s a lot of EXPs again… I knew that was part of the story line ahahahaha             *You received an item, Kulintang*             *You received an item, Babandil*             Woah Kulintang and Babandil, those were great musical instruments. set of eight tuned gongs placed horizontally in an ornate frame, tuned pentatonic scale pentatonically. Technically, kulintang is the Ternate, Mollucas, Maguindanao, Lumad and Timor term for the idiophone of metal gong kettles which are laid horizontally upon a rack to create an entire kulintang set. It is played by striking the bosses of the gongs with two wooden beaters. And the babandil is a single, narrow-rimmed Philippine gong used primarily as the “timekeeper” of the Maguindanao kulintang ensemble. The babandil is used not only to keep the rhythm of pieces but also as a song accompaniment as well.             *You leveled up to Level 8*             *You leveled up to Level 9*             *You leveled up to Level 10*             *You learned the skill: Earthquake Generation*             *You learned the skill: Musical Healing*             So, music healing… it’s so nice to have this, music really heals a person, and that’s always true.             *You leveled up to Level 11*             *You received an item, Staff gun*             *You leveled up to Level 12*   -Avery-             *You received 10348 EXP*                         Oh so that’s what he meant by it. That’s nice ahahaha so that event was really part of the game, I was so afraid back there.             *You leveled up to Level 8*             *You leveled up to Level 9*             *You leveled up to Level 10*             *You learned the skill: Spell Negation*             First, I learned how to cast a spell, and now I learned how to negate it ahahahaha once you cast, there’s no turning back doesn’t exist here ahahahaha             *You learned the skill: Spell Reflection*             *You leveled up to Level 11*             *You leveled up to Level 12*             *You received an item, Agimat Tagabulag*             Oh nice, as a spell caster, I also need some protection. Agimat tagabulag means blinding amulet. It is an agimat that supposedly turns the wearer invisible. This is the third one of the four commons amulets. I already got the agimat Kabal at level 4, it’s an agimat that supposedly make the skin invulnerable to cuts and sword slashes.             And agimat Pamako or paralyzing amulet at level 6, it’s an agimat that supposedly paralyze an opponent.   -Darxi-             *You received 103556 EXP*             I knew I’d receive something from that weird quest ahahahaha I really feel into it like it was real. The developer had done a good job, it really looked like the ones in the movies. Though, I never experienced any of those, just now.             *You leveled up to Level 7*             *You leveled up to Level 8*             *You leveled up to Level 9*             *You received an item, Anting-anting*             Woah, anting-anting… I’m not sure what this is, but I know it’s also a Filipino system of magic and sorcery with special use of the above-mentioned talismans, amulets, and charms. Other general terms for agimat include bertud and galing. It helps a person to live longer.             It also helps the wearer to be protected from any curse or any harm. It also brings fortune to the wearer.             *You leveled up to level 10*             *You learned the skill: Situational Synchronicity*             *You learned the skill: Communication Manipulation*             *You leveled up to Level 11*               “You better get moving heroes, Lucio doesn’t rest until he finally gets what he wants” Nunong ambo said after we all received everything.             “Yea, thanks Nuno” I said as I turned to everyone and signaled them to go, Elliot snatched the map from his pocket and started reading it again             “But be careful, the road you are going to take is very dangerous. This path led to the forest, where the Kapres live…” Nunong Ambo reminded us, I heard some things about kapre… they must be so scary.             “There were also Agta and Amomongo… I saw one before, and they really are so scary and dangerous. Be careful” Mario cut himself in as he agreed with Nunong Ambo             “Ok, we’ll take care of ourselves. Thank you for informing us” Elliot said as he raised his hand holding the map “Good bye” he added, we all followed him and walked towards the path that leads to the forest. Gosh, if there’s other way to get to the next village…             Or is there a short cut to get to the mountains of Limari? I bet it would be more dangerous since there will be no one to locals to inform us, and monsters are everywhere. Plus this is a game, there are no shortcuts, we have to follow the story line to progress ahahahahaha.             
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