Author: Raven's Hymn PM
Minerva Venator is one of many hunters in the town of Gévaudan who were commissioned by the crown to hunt the monsters terrorizing the town. Everyone knows that the blood-stealing beasts are a menace, but not everyone thinks the creatures are monsters. As a strange gathering of people arrive, Minerva's life is changed forever, and the town of Gévaudan will never be the sameRated: Fiction K+ - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,044 - Updated: 02-16-13 - Published: 01-24-13 - id: 3095039
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This is the translation of the diary of the huntress Minerva Venator. The content of this diary tells the untold story of what happened in the town of Gévaudan, France after Jean Chastel killed the infamous Beast of Gévaudan.
July 19, 176
It has been a month since Jean Chastel killed the Beast of Gévaudan. It wasn't until the day after that we realized our mistake.
No one realized that the beast was our guardian, our protector from monsters much worse than the creature we feared before.
Once the beast was dead, another nightmare only just began. Creatures of the night came out of the shadows and ravaged the town, their hunger unsatisfied. These beasts drain our citizens of their blood leaving rotting corpses in their place. The only proof we have of their kills is in the two holes in their flesh.
Their weaknesses are varied but effective: sunlight, fire, decapitation, silver, holy water, crosses, and wooden stakes to the heart. So far we have been able to keep them at bay with this knowledge, but the monsters numbers have grown. Those who do not die from the creatures bite and drink of the monsters blood shall become a monster themselves.
The church and the crown know of this, and that is why they pay the hunters of these beasts handsomely for the proof they bring of the beast's deaths, such as their severed heads.
I am Minerva Venator, one of the hunters paid by the church and the crown to kill these beasts. I and my hunting party bring back our kills so that we may be compensated for saving our home. Now the numbers of the monsters have dwindled, but they still exist. It won't be long until these beasts are completely destroyed, and until that day comes, my story will be written in this diary. I will not rest until the people of Gévaudan are safe from these monsters.