Originally Posted by mikecxz
cook the goblin and try to get the nekomata to come eat it with you.
The Nekomata are probably avoiding you because they feel that they are not worthy of your grace. If you were to give them some sort of gift for their efforts perhaps they would start seeing you as an equal. Most deities never physically repay their followers. A physical gift will put you on mortal levels with them. They may even start trying to communicate with you. You know nothing about what Nekomata like. Your brief study on them in guard school taught you that they were mostly tribal people. Offerings of food would be your best bet.
Nekomata are mostly carnivorous. You do not want to hunt for food as it would take to long, and the Nekomata, who you know are watching, would probably just aid you in their quest and give you yet another gift, which ultimately solves nothing. Now, you yourself are not a big fan of "regifting". In pure-blooded Elven culture regifting is a common and expected occurrence. You and Alnon swapped the same gift for four centuries straight once. It was cutting board for cooking. Neither you nor Alon knew how to cook anything, yet constantly gave each other the same cooking utensil on your respective spawndays. Eventually, you threw away the cutting board in order to force yourself to get Alnon something new for his spawnday, but you Alnon ended up digging it out the trash and giving it to you as a "casual" gift.
Looking back on it, regifting was a really asinine ritual. Thankfully, food cannot be regifted after consumed. Well, you guess it can, but it would be disgusting. The goblin corpse is only somewhat rotted. You can tell that the Nekomata had roasted it before offering it to you, but roasting it again should deal with the rotting parts. You pick up the goblin corpse. It is actually cute. You feel bad for the poor fuzzy thing. Its last moments had to be terri-
...One of its eyes just opened.
One of the dead goblin's eyes just opened! You throw its corpse out into the bushes. It looks like you have a zombie goblin on your hand.
Examine, Talk, Attack, Pick Up, Drop
Elven Bow & Arrow, Delicious Pinkish-Green Fruit x4