Confrontation with the war god used to be sooo more simple. If you had a problem with Kotal Kahn, it used to be that you just had to challenge him to Mortal Kombat and work out the differences in the arena. That usually involved Kotal 'resolving' those differences via vigorious chops of his macuahuitl.
Nowadays, its not so simple. Leaving the political intrigue with Diablo and Luna aside, there's this little issue of Silencia having pulled that prank on him. It was adorable, yes, but it leaves Kotal Kahn in the difficult position of not really knowing how to deal with that. He's not particularly angry at Silencia, though as a god, he can't really let it slide either.
Eh, he figures he'll figure something out when the girl approaches him.
It's been about two days since that incident and after not running into the priestess for some time, Kotal simply decides to summon her. His commanding voice travels to Silencia's ears wherever she may be in Twisted and the girl will know that the Kahn is demanding her presence in his room. There he sits in his throne of skulls and waits her arrival.
Silencia had been wandering around Twisted, as usual, trying to decide where she would have another attempt at training her affinity to nature. She had noticed the reactions getting stronger, so she must've been doing something right. Just as she contemplated going farther away than usual, which might put her in harm's way, a loud voice calling her made her freeze. It was Kotal. She glances around herself confusedly before sighing. She had been avoiding the War god a little. He seemed like he really didn't appreciate her little prank. She straightens and walks back to the TASK headquarters, thinking it would be wise not to let the man wait. It takes her little time to get back, she always made sure that she would remember the way back. She knocks lightly on the door before entering Kotal's room, her expression uncertain. "You called?"
"Enter." Kotal calls upon her as she peeks inside his room, he's there in his skull throne looking imposing as usual. Though at the very least not any more angrier than how he usually looks. "Kneel." He says next as he bids Silencia to enter, chin hiding behind his interlocked fingers as he regards her pensively.
The Aztec deity can sense this new power growing within Sielncia, it would be difficult for him not to considering that spiritual bond they both have now. This intrigues the warlord as he was originally angry that Silencia seemed to be neglecting her training, and yet he now senses that its actually getting powerful. Curious, could it be that she's just a natural at it?
Far from just jumping to conclusions even though he can sense her spirit, Kotal decides to ask her personally. Just because he can sense her chi doesn't mean he can read her mind. "How goes your training, Silencia?"
"I also sensed your chi in the city of Neo-Edo and it lead me to one of the stores there. Is this how you've been spending your time? Buying clothing?" The Aztec clenches his fist and something in the room catches on fire as he glows faintly. "You should take your training more seriously." He is really letting her have it today, isn't he?
Despite his praising, Kotal is still not entirely convinced that Silencia has performed quite up there to his expectations. "Asking for assistance is not 'begging'. It is a strategic option. You have the best mages that Twisted has at its disposal and you choose to tickle them with flowers instead of seeing what you can learn from them. I am not against a bit of sport, but there is nothing stopping you from doing both." He scoffs. "I had no idea you could be so proud."
"And in the matter of pride." Continues the Aztec. "It is never acceptable to prank me when I am trying to help. I hope you understand how aggravated I was when I put time and effort into helping your abilities and you squandered such an opportunity by pulling a prank on me."
"Refusing the favor of a god can be a grave offense." The war god leans closer whilst still seated, ever glowing eyes staring down at the girl. "Do you understand that, my priestess?"
Kotal's sudden laughter and praise surprises Silencia. She really did not see that one coming. When he continues to explain his side of the story, Silencia bows her head down, yielding to the god. "I understand... I never meant to offend, but I seem to have done just that, I apologise..." She is sincere in her apology, she really had not meant to make Kotal angry, she simply wanted to have some fun. "I'm not... very used to having someone help me with these things... I should learn to properly accept help." She then swoops into a low bow, a gesture of respect and submission. "I am truly sorry to have offended you... I promise not to let my pride lead me away from opportunities to learn. I hope I can be forgiven..."