After a little more than ten years of investigations, explorations, trips and some battles with the "hunters", I finally found it.
the hermit was more "nice" than I expected but it does not matter, finally after so many years of searching I can achieve my dream, become an abomination, a true monster, some will say it is a stupid goal, but it is my childhood dream, and I'm the only one who needs to understand it, but something happened, something that took me by surprise. It seems that I caught the attention of "something", since at the time the treatment ended, when emerging from the well was no longer in the hermit's lair, now I was in a huge corridor carved in stone, whose walls were covered with runes, glyphs and other writings, that even I did not know.
then a "feeling" told me that I should take three things and only three things from the corridor, I soon felt how the essence of the place starte to impregnate my being merging with my mind, my body and my own essence (Maddening Aura), then a black puddle attracted my attention, and when i touched it, it followed the example of the essence of the corridor, wrapping my body and merging with my skin (Obsidian Skin), finally, a bottle with a bluish liquid seemed to call me, almost as if it whispered my name, then when I drank it, I could feel it, how my new body and the gifts I had taken, merged into one, finally giving me the existence I always wanted...
and then, it "talked" to me...
it wanted a trustworthy and dedicated being, to act as its general in this world, someone who could grant it more followers, someone who could prepare the terrain for its arrival... and it chosed me.
so beware mortals... because the endbringer, it who hides deep in the mirrors, its coming, and is its arrival is more closer than you think.