You are the sole human in a world of Monsters and other mystical creatures. Even though as the only only human in the land, you were accepted with open arms, claws, etc. This is the story of your adventures in this magical realm. Before the story begins, we must determine what race took you under their care and raised you as one of their own?
>Y: Raised by Elves
>X: Raised by Dwarves
>B: Raised by Dragon's
>A: Raised by Centaur's
Obviously we were raised by a warm, loving vampire who protected us from dangers both outside and inside the clan. Since vampires don't age we just recently became biologically older, and she's proud of her grown baby.
You rise from bed with a long obnoxious drawn out yawn. After getting dressed you leave your basement bedroom heading upstairs the main floor of your home. You see your dwarvish hard at work hammering some metal on an Anvil. He always loved to work the forge, sometimes he would let you help and show a little bit on how to smith. You both exchange a wave of hands as you head upstairs to wake up mother.
She always was a heavy sleeper, uncommon for an elf but then again, Elves and Dwarves don't usually marry either. Most of the others in the elven town think that your just what came about from an Elf and Dwarf getting together. You ascend up the corkscrew stairway up into her room, she lay in bed still sound asleep despite the sound of hammer striking metal downstairs.
"Mother, it's time to wake up. It's already half past noon and the sickly folk at the Temple aren't going to heal themselves". She stirs the awake with the grace of an elephant balancing on a rubber ball. You know where you get your overly dramatic yawns from. She kisses you on the forehead and brings you in for a hug.
"Thank you my sunshine, I'm up now. Let's me throw some clothes and we'll head to work". Dressed in her priestess robe mother gives father a kiss on the forehead and a wave goodbye as the two head out the door.
The two of you walk together through the quaint town, one of the few that had more than one or two races commingling together peacefully, and not trying to rip each other's throats out.
"So Aethel, what are you going to do today while good old mother and father are at work"? She always pretty much let you do and go whatever and wherever you wanted to go and do, as long somebody was with you of course.
>Y:"Hang out with that Dragon orphan Ore".
>X:" I'd like to visit with Chieftain's Centaur daughter Cena".
>B:"Maybe I could go with you to hang with you and elven girl Nym at the temple"?
"I'll just hang with that Centaur for Cena if that's alright with you mother"? Hopefully she'll say it's okay, the Chieftain's never liked me hanging around with his daughter. Cena always followed me around like a lost Filly when we were kids, and we would always go " adventuring " in the woods behind her home. We were under supervision of course, but we never knew that. Although you haven't really seen her since the both of you had becomes teenagers.
She just gives me a hug farewell and heads off towards the temple."I don't care as long you have fun and don't end up full of Arrows, my little Casanova ".
" Thank Mother, I'll see you later and I'll try not to get shot full of Arrows like a porcupine ". I waved goodbye as I set off for the Chieftain's home, saying niceties to my fellow villagers as I meandered by. I reach the home and inquire to if Cena was home at the moment, and as always the dumb house Guard said " no" as always. So I head around back and the fence with relative ease as I sneak up to her window giving it a few good knocks. She likes her head into view, a great smile on joy appearing on her face as she disappear's from view once again. The chink ank clunk of many locks on the back soon reveal the beauty in her full splendor. Her fair skin tone to her long black hair and fur, to her sparkling blue eyes. She trots over and pulls up into a great big bear hug, finally setting me down when I started to struggle to suck in air.
"Aethel It's been forever! I thought that you might have forgotten all about me since all this time". She seemed genuinely worried and you had to do something to make her feel better.
>A: Be Funny
>A: Be Funny
First, put your right hand splayed out and palm inwards in front of your face.
Next, Shake that hand from side to side.
Last, inform your centaur friend that you cannot be seen.
DOOT DOO DOOT DOOoooo
Can somebody please make a Cenataur with this picture? I cannot into photoshop.
"Centaur please, I could never forget someone like you no !matter how hard I tried. Besides I enjoy Horsing around too much".
" Aethel pease no-".
"You could say I really stirrup your emotions, I've been known to foal around. Maybe I'm just barn with it". The sy smirk plain across your face.
"Aethel sometimes I just want to buck you so hard". She sighs in defeat as you sound off a few more puns. But you make it up to her with a quick smooch.
Man do I love it when when she gets all flustered like that. Before we could continue, an arrow struck the ground next to me. Oh shit, its Her dad!
"How dare you make advances towards my fair Cena with your commoner lips"! Damn was he pissed, and oh snap he's getting another arrow out!
With quick thinking you jump onto Cena's smacking her side as her instincts take over as she starts to gallop away.
>Any farewell words or actions to the good Chieftain?
"Bye Mr. Chieftain! We'll be back before nightfall!"
Unless I'm reading the intention of the narrative wrong, I'm assuming we'll be coming back to this village on not-dead terms once we're done hanging out.
Bye Mr. Chieftain! We'll be back before nightfall, although I make no promises"! With those parting words you and Cena rode off for quite some into the forest. Whether it was basking in the sun, picking some flowers or watching some fish swim by in a stream.
You finally have had enough fresh as the two ride back to town, her letting you slide off her back so you could slip back into town. Vaulting over the wooden wall you slip in between the alley streets. When you make sure noone noticed you see Ore stuck in a stockade.
You walk over to the crowd gathered around. From the whispers and rotten foodstuffs being passed around it looks like she was stealing again. Once again she would be pelted by the other villagers once again, at least she wouldn't lose a claw. She locks eyes with you, giving you a pleading look mouthing words for you to help her.
>What should I do?
> [Do Nothing]
> [Break Her Out]
> [Pay Her Fine]
> [Take Her Place]
I think we outta stick to a platonic to borderline innocent affection mindset with these two. Our protag was already shot at once, and considering this is a centaurian cheiftian, that was probably an intentional miss.
"Wait, how much will it take to release her"!? The crowd was surprised by your intervention. An orc walks to you getting up in your face.
" I want one-hundred for that greedy lizard trying to steal from me, again"!
"Fine jackass, here"! You pull the pouch of gold from your jacket and mash his face with it as your walk over and release her from the stockade, much to the crowd's dissatisfaction.
She gives you a peck on the check as she walks away with you flashing the orc and the crowd the claw. After a while later and somIn.drinks and a few fresh cuts of meat later...
"Hey Aethel buddy, you know you didn't have to bail me out back there right"? The bronze deaconess says in between bites. "So I see you've been well for yourself. I don't see why we grew apart after our teen years". We were barely in our twenties but I got where she was coming from.
>"One of us had to grow up".
>" Got tired of being pelted with rotten food".
>"I had to take responsibility of my life".
"Ya know I was just tired of being pelted with rotten food". You take another swig of juice as you pay the tab...again. She gives you a bear hug and sets you back down. Your pretty sure you heard your back pop for a second there.
" Hey Aethel, remember when we used to watch the stars after one of our "heists". Yeah, you remember those good old days. Why she asking you that?
" Do you think we could do that again at the temple roof, just like old times"?
>Responsibility or Friendship?
[Yeah, of course]
[Sorry, Father needs help on a project of his]
"Yeah, of course i I'll do that again with you". Dad'll understand, right? A few hours later and a night sky in clear view I was laying atop Ore in her arms as we named some of the constellations we could remember. The Tower, The Crown, The Hand, The Swan, and The Bolt along with a few others. We were so engrossed in the night sky that we failed to notice smoke rising and cries of distress Pierce the night air.
"The hell is that "!? The two of you got up and peered down as a part of the city was aflame, people were being killed without mercy in the street's.
"Aw fuck, my parents are over there"! Ore grabs you as the two of you glide to the second story as you hurry down the stairs and into the forge room. He was bleeding badly badly as bodies of orcs and Dwarves lay dead around the room.
" A-Aethel? I'm so glad your alright but please your mother, help*cough*her".
"No no no dad, you can't".
"Ore, help my father out of here, I need to find my mother and Cena". You quickly grab a little axe and sword as you rush out and towards the the temple. You cleave and slice through several of the attackers, the smell of blood and burning wood assaulting your nostrils.Your almost to the temple when a few more of them stand in your way.
" Kill the son of Adamu"! They yell as they advance towards you.
I haven't got time for this."Get out of my way"!
>[Boot & Blade]
>Put knife in off hand, run the first of the attackers through, abandon sword, stab second attacker while he thinks you're vulnerable, throw knife at third attacker, hatchet forth, violently ax murder lucky #5.
You ran the first one through booting him off your sword, following through with a knife into the next one's neck. Then a knife throw into next one and jam your sword into another. With the last you lodge the Hatchet into his pelvis, leaving him to his long and painful death.
At long last you see mother and Cena outside you run over and hug them both. "Mother we need to go now"!
A thundering of the ground has us turn around to see a minotaur in full body armor with a claymore in hand.
"Aw fuck biscuits "!
>"Cena, take my mother and go".
>" Mom, make sure you and Cena get out, I'll be right behind ".
"Mother make sure you and Scenario get out I'll be right behind".
They were going to argue against you but respected your wishes as mom climbed atop Cenaand galloped off.
"So lets light this candle". You grab a bastard sword off one of the dead orcs and get a feelnfor it in your hands. Maybe you can make this work?
"Son of Adamu, you will be the second to die by my blade and lastnofnyour line shall be extinguished". We start to circle each other looking for an opening in each others defenses.
>Be on the Defense
Let him make to first move, and look for an opening to strike. Don't know exactly how strong we are so I don't know if we can get through his armor, so try looking for opportunities to attack the less protected joints.
Check the environment, he's a Minotaur with a claymore and full plate. See if there is anything we can trip him over and put him at a disadvantage. Failing that try to lure him into an enclosed space, that way he can't bring him fuck huge sword to bear against us
You know you can't take him on his own terms, so you let him come to you dodging always from his opening swings. You use the debris and bodies to trip him up.
This goes on for a bit until he catches you across the face with his gloved hand. The fuck!? Your face was burned and cut. Blades were atop the glove, but after a moment you recover and drive the blade into a gap into his leg. He drops to his as you ready for a swing at the neck. As you swing the blade through he pulls a large dagger planting it into your chest.
You manage to remove it and manage to slink into a nearby alley before you succumb to your injuries. Thankfully someone would find you before you bled out.
>You were found by?
>Mother & Cena
> Ore & Father
> Nym the Elf
> Write In
You woke to the chirping of birds as you attempt to rise the bed you were resting on, but pain wracked through your body as you fall back down. An woven girlnwith chocolate brown hair walks in, with a tray of medicinals in hand.
"Either your the luckiest creature I've ever treated, or some deity must really like you". She starts to apply some medicines to your body. You felt pain across your right half of your face.
"Burns and cuts across the right section of the face. Stab wound in the chest, spine severed and another stab into the lower back. Alongnwith another stab wound in the right thigh. All right just drink this and I can treat you without you thrashing around".
>[Tough It Out]
"Alright, if you say so". You chug the slimy liquid down as it passes down your throat. It feels like it's painting your insides. A drowsy sensation falls over you as sleep overtakes you.
You came to once again, but bandaged up in bed. You get up from bed grabbing a set of clothes and get dressed in the heavy clothes. You take some bandages and medical herbs off the tray, pocketing them in your coat.
Heading to the main room you sit down next to the elvish girl eating some food. "So I see your finally awake. Didn't think you would be on your feet already. I am Nym, I served at the temple with your mother Elain".
>What do you ask her?
"Sooo, where are we exactly"?
"We are in my cottage in Tully Wood, a few miles away from your home. Your family and friends are staying at Holmbrook about ten miles through the forest. The ones who attacked you were of the Silverward, they hunt down those of the ancient mage bloodline of Thaggary".
She heads over a chest pulling out a sword in its scabbard.
"This was the of Evelyn Thaggary, treasure and it will serve you well.
"Yeah um thanks, well I must be off to Holmbrook and thank you for the wonderful care".
2. Magic Study
>Sild: Magic Shield
>Interact before you leave?
"Where did you get such a sword? Are you sure I can just have it"?
"Of course, you are of Thaggaryan bloodlines. Our order served the protectors of this realm for five centuries before the collapse. We won't let you down again".
The two of you bid each other farewell as you travel down the peaceful forest path towards Helmbrook. You admire the serenity of the trees and wildlife keeping yourself at a steady pace so you don't open up your wounds once again. You practice the latent magic within you as you try to create a magic shield, although you haven't gotten the full hang of it yet.
You finally get the stone city of Helmbrook, quite different from your humble wood and brick town. Many vendors, shops, and other types of establishments could be seen as the citizens bustled about on their daily business. Now where could everyone be at?
Please stop pluralizing words with an apostrophe.
Checking the temple you reunite with mom as we share a long hug as she tells you to let everyone else know that you were okay. You head over to the metalworkers and find dad hard at work teaching the local blacksmith how to improve his quality of iron. The two laugh over how you bested the Minotaur and yet lived to tell the tale. He hands you a spaulder to protect your shoulder and sent you on your way. Making your way through the crowded streets you find the inn the girls were staying at and have a heartwarming reunion.
After a few drinks and a hearty meal, you find that you haven't even two coins left on you. So you'll have to find some work for the day if you don't want to be sleeping on the streets tonight. Both of the girls volunteer to go with you but you want to make sure your is still doing alright.
Who will you take with you?
"Alright Cena me and Ore are going to find some work so I need you to make sure mother and father are ok". She gives you a nod as the two of you head off into town. After asking around we gathered some information about a few quick ways to earn ourselves some coin.
>Arena: Fight opponent's in the arena for glory and money.
>Hunt: Find and kill dangerous animals or creatures terrorising the countryside.
>Bounty: Seek out wanted outlaws and bring them in, dead or alive.
Heading into the Guild office several different kinds of hunters were gathered in meeting for preparation for Hunts or Bounties. You both walk up to the board browsing the list of wanted on the list.
>Kill bandit leader at Bloodmoon Camp
>Capture Outlaws in Greenwood Refuge
>Capture Outlaw Wizard in Gullward Grotto