Travelers of the Cross World Inn
The Furred Messiah
The story of the furred messiah, as created/retold by Scolaire to oppressed lizard folk.
At the time of the furred messiah’s birth her importance wasn’t known. The only indication that she was special at all was that she was born on Semuanya’s holy day. Some even say that she was born of lizard folk parents and others say her cat mother laid an egg from which she hatched. But no matter what happened at her birth the evil bullywug overlords wanted her dead. The bullywug overlords issued a call for her destruction. They had heard the rumors or her power and felt that it would be better if she didn’t exist. Her mother, fearing the death of her newborn kitten placed her into a reed basket and sent her down into a marsh. She was found and raised by some older lizard folk hermits who didn’t have much contact with lizard folk society as a whole. Not much is known of this time in her life, but what is known is that rumors of the furred messiah started to travel throughout lizard folk society. A messiah who would deliver the lizard folk from the numerous oppressors they had been subjugated to. It wasn’t until this new threat of the dragon cult, that the time was right for the furred messiah to come out of hiding and deliver her “people” from oppression.
Now some lizard folk see her the savior of their people. As the one who lead them to freedom and the promise land. Those who follow her wear the Mark of the Furred Messiah upon their person, in the form of a crudely painted cat’s paw print.
During her time growing up there are stories of her providing fish to hungry masses when there didn’t seem to be enough. It is said that she was able to heal sick lizard folk when others couldn’t or wouldn’t. It is said that she overcame 13 bullywugs by herself with only the aid of a staff. There are even rumors that she can walk on water. Further rumors say that is isn’t the case, but that she doesn’t get dirty when traveling through swamps. Even others claim that she is the daughter of Semuanya.
Of course there are heretics who claim that Semuanya’s herald is Spirit Scale and that Semuanya only sends dinosaurs, giant crocodiles, hydras, or tendriculoses as representatives but those heretics don’t understand the true power of Semuanya sending a catfolk as his/her daughter.