Ever since Ashess first began eating the apples, golden birds had been visiting her. First it was just one. Then on a day when she at another apple, another bird appeared. The birds adored her and gathered around her. Gazing at their golden light, Ashess thought to herself, "These birds must be a sign of good fortune." She felt pleased. Guided by the shining birds and singing as she went, she soon reached the forest where the apples grew. Ashess didn't know that while she was in the forest, her home was being looted and her life was being sucked away by the birds.
- See Spirit-bound Ashess.