April 25, 2017

A favourite character in The Borderlands: Journey is Cat ...


"Cat stood like an Egyptian statue, staring with a serene stillness at the darkening sky. He knows too, Dale thought."


 Cat is a Scottish wildcat and a major character in The Borderlands: Journey


Cat is a Scottish wildcat who somehow wound up living in the city rather than the mountains where he belongs. He is a most unusual cat. Yes, he is independent, often aloof and rather stubborn, but unlike his fellow felines he likes water. Or, more accurately, he likes sailboats.


 Given the choice, Cat would rather be in the boat with Gareth.


In The Borderlands: Journey, Cat lives with an old homeless man called Gareth. Gareth owns a small sailing boat, and Gareth and Cat spend most days sailing the Clyde River. 


But there's more to Cat than meets the eye ...


 There's more to Cat than meets the eye.


Okay, spoiler alert. If you don't want to learn one of The Borderlands' magical secrets than look away now. Cat is a very special creature, known in the Borderlands as a Hysbryd. Such animals have the ability to form a strong bond with a sorcerer. (Double spoiler), Cat is Gareth's hysbryd, as such Gareth can use Cat's knowledge and see through his eyes to get more information in any given situation. Sorcery masters can even borrow their Hysbryd's bodies for a time, shifting into them, or replicating their image to remain concealed.


Quotes about Cat:


"Cat mewed and prowled the bow, looking at Dale every so often and then at Nancy, as though asking her silently to do something about the damn bird." 


" 'Moaaaaoooooor!'Dale's eyes opened and she bolted awake. Before her stood Cat, drenched." 


" 'Are you happy, Cat? You hurt her.'He didn't even bother looking up as he licked his forepaw and brushed the back of an ear."


 Cat appears in The Borderlands: Journey





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