"Stake? No... Gaia, the planet itself is suffering. I am God and Master of Gaia and if it suffers, so do I. If I do not cleanse Gaia of its evil... I will eventually perish. And yes, I would like your aid against the Vile ones....", Avalanche spoke.
Cryodon listened. The god's plea was genuine, and while he wanted to stay neutral, he realized an alliance would be beneficial. A third god appeared also claiming to be virtuous, but he ignored him for the moment, paying him no attention. Moving somewhat closer to Avalanche he replied:
"Very well, I understand.However, before I answer...either of you, since you want an alliance to combat the vile gods...I would like to know: How are your skills in combat?"