There is something strange about these islands... I've been gaining strength at an incredible speed.
I am beginning to believe that Mobius' mind-clearers weren't able to effect me fully. Possibly because of my prior attunement to unholy magic. Their magic must have worked temporarily on me, destroying my prior combat abilities. However, now this knowledge seems to be coming back to me in full force.
I've been battling for some time, attempting to qualify for the blood blade. It's tough work, but soon, I will be able to harness the raw magic energy that I will one day use to destroy Mobius.