--I usually hate having to make long journeys for simple missions, but this one I was almost happy to make. The castle was starting to become boring as I had more time there in last month that I usually do in the year with travel, staying at inns, and fighting in the name of Lord Mega, but lately I've been put on high-level only status, and so my mission time had lessened in the month. I only lefted the castle two mission, both only day long, so I ready happy to heard a mission with a three day travel predict, unfortunately it with an in-world mission and... well the people of my world don't seem trust or like me, in fact they don't, being the Monster Mutt causes people to be scared and hate me, being a symbol of heresy with never help you make friends.
--This assignment was sending me, even worse, to the mountain range in the northeast part of the of the land. Reports said a cave suspected of holding an ancient magic artfact of the gods was giving off light, no one ever went inside, not wanting to risk the wrath of the gods and all, but had no problems sending hundreds of notices to anyone willing to investigate, first simple explorer took the job, they went in, but out, soon the reward grew and real mercs starting taking the job, stay thing, they go in but not out. We found out about the cave when South Sliver Shop Merc Company, asked us to locate some of their men who sent on the job, and so I tasked to the high-level mission. I saddled up my steel horse Allday and rode out.
--I have to camp out on the third night due to the hate in the northeast was so bad my money was tainted and so they would never do business with me. Which meant I wasn't staying in an inn, so I campped just on the horizon of the cave, I could see the faint glow of the cave, I was using Lunar Demon eyes, a race of demons that live on moons, they're tough but peaceful, but to see the glow from that distance meant something big was in there. The next day I packed my food and gear, but left the camping supplies, so not to be in the way. I left Allday too, too noisy, stealth was best in this part of the country.
--I jogged, for you ran, to the site I was stopped by group of worshippers chanting and praying for forgive and safety of the adventures. I walked to the group and watched, I begun to look around and saw a kid, 8, 9, maybe 10, crying his eyes out, the youth were less likely to know or recogize me, and so less likely to hate me, so I walked and kneeled by him, "Hey, what's wrong little boy", the boy said through sobs, "I-I-I know-know where they are-are."
"Who? Tell me, I want to help."
The boy looked at me, "My Daddy-y."
"Where are you and your dad from"
"East City" and with that luck was with me, hopefully. You see East City is the only city where I'm greeted with open arms and love, when there's not a crisis.
"East City, I know that city, I from around there."
The boy quit crying and look at me real good, "You're First Knight Snaggletooth" the boy got a look of hope, "are you here to help?"
"Yes, now tell me more the people the who when inside."
The boy wiped the tears from his eyes and started, "Me and daddy came here about year ago, daddy was look to find a artfact, that's my daddy's job" I nodded, "Ok, who else when in?" Boy continued, "My daddy was the very to go in, after that a lot more when in," boy starting to tear up again, "and last week, my brother heard about dad and came here to find him, and yester-terday, my uncle when in-in."
--The boy was in full waterworks again, I had to save his brother and uncle, his dad was dead, I could tell, what ever was in the cave wasn't friendly, and wasn't mercyful, you learn sense that kind of stuff, "Who been taking care of you?" The boy sobbed, "The nice lady." and pointed to an old lady who was head of the local village, noteable by the people asking her for advice and hope. I walked up to her, "Are you the head of the village?" I asked out of politeness, she did not return it. She took one at me, and with a tone bitter enough to knock you out, "What are you doing here Monster Mutt." I quietly sighed, "I here to help."
"We don't need your help Mutt." said a villager throwing a rock.
I caught the rock, "I want to help you people."
"Your help is not welcomed here." The lady said flatly, "Now leave."
I snapped, "Listen here you old hag, I don't care if want help, because I'm not here you or damn village, I'm to help friends and family of the people you blindly let die for nothing. I here to save that kid's brother and uncle, to the South
Silver Shop burying empty coffins, I to kill whatever's been killing them. So drop dead." I began march to the cave, the light casted a faint shadow, I stopped stare in, that when the kid tugged my sleave, I look down at him, "Do you think my daddy's ok." I stared down, "Sorry kid." The have a look, not sadden, acceptence.
--I was mad, real mad. I was going to and kill whatever was causing this to happen, and going drag it all the way back if I could. I was official on the clock, and when I pushed in, I pushed hard.
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