As you walk towards the village, you can't help but to think about past.
You were born in year 2254 of AA in simple farmer family. You grew up amongst warmth and love of your extended family, surrounded by your siblings, various relatives and of course your parents. Now when you look back at those times, you find them so delightfully boring. Life was easy and predictable, filled with hard work and hard laughter.
Change was sudden. One day, Grandma just shown up out of nowhere and asked you to be her apprentice. Grandma .. no one really knew her name, and even now, after eight years of being together it was still mystery to you. You somewhat suspected that she has forgotten it herself. As far as everyone can remember she was there, mixing potions, giving advices and helping out the village.
Answer was easy. For eight year old you, chance to enter world of magic and wonder was too good to pass up. Your parents were harder to convince, their love for your clashing with their wish to give you such prestigious position. In the end, you packed your belongings, cried a lot as you bid farewell to everyone, and off you went to your new home.
Grandma was no nonsense person. You thought that you knew what work was, but you was quickly proven wrong. And yet, you thrived under that pressure. There was so much of everything to be known. A world was so big and beautiful and scary .. and you wanted it all, wanted to learn anything. And Grandma obliged. She taught you about ancient history, about the ways of Traveling god, about the herbs that weave magic of humans, about the Kingdoms and strange beasts that populate them. And most importantly, you learned about humans.
You sigh as you fix your sword harness once more. Both sword and armor were gift from the priests, a token from new traveler, or so they said. Armor was nice and fitting, and having more layers between you and claws was always nice. Sword on the other hand .. you were more likely to cut yourself that anything charging at you. And you had something else if you ever got in trouble.
.. if? More like when.
You sigh again. Grandma was going on about wasting best years of her life on ungrateful apprentice. In the end, it was expected. You would never be satisfied with sitting in the little village while there is a world to explore. She had to know that from beginning. Teaching you was probably something she did to amuse herself rather for any real need for successor. Your family was concerned but happy. During your apprenticeship you have grown distant. Yet, their love has grown into respect. They realised that your life is your own now.
You si.. you stop and steady yourself. No more mopping around. You were rolemodel. Entering the village you take on regal persona you have cultivated for all these years. Exchanging greeting and taking good wishes, you pass villagefolk and slowly walk to the church. Entering into dim light, you close the door cutting out all the noise. In front of you father Meriol is waiting, his smile wide and his eyes glassed.
"Father Meriol", you greet in return.
"Time is scarce. Forces of unthinkable power gather against Humanity, and it is up to you to protect us all", he sung on religios favor, as his mind connected to the God himself.
Yeap, your dead. Totally dead. You could have just stayed here and grow carrots or som-
"AND NOW, CHOOSE"
Yelling really wasn't necessary, was it?
- Nearby farm is looking for assistance. Pack of direwolves was sighted in nearby forest, and they were attacking cattle. Who knows when will they move to .. softer prey [50xp][2 day walk north-east]
- Nearby fishing settlement has reported that something was moving amongst their shackles at nigh. You should find out what it was[50xp][2 day walk south-west]
- Travelers coming from Staburh reported sighting gigantic Harpy nearby[65xp][3 day walk east]
- Something is in the cave nearby. You are to find out what [75xp][4 day walk north-east]
You can take more than one, but you must write which one you will do first. I need to post map and some other stuff, but i am really busy atm, so it will have to wait.
Edited by Srki, 02 January 2015 - 07:01 AM.