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Post by Aglarele on Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:02 pm

Introduction:


Hi all, I’m Aglarele also known as Agla.
I only entered the grail realm very recently and decided to start a journal of my adventures in game. I started writing my adventures about 60 days after I joined, so I had some catching up to do writing wise. This might cause some chronological issues at the beginning as my mind started to become a bit foggy here and there while recollecting these events.
However, even though I have a fairly large imagination and some events seem too good to be true, none of these were made up to spice up the story, all events did occur.

For players who join after me it might contain some tips and tricks of things to do and mistakes I made which you could possibly still avoid. If you are more experienced it might trigger some memories from your own past or give you a fresh view on things you never really thought about before.

Either way, I hope you all like to join me while I explore the Grail Realm and enjoy this adventure together with me. As you’ll soon find out I’m not that good at writing anything short, so sit back and relax, have a drink and hopefully enjoy the ride.


This is a repost of my previous topic that is located in the Grail City of Sarmiz. If you read Episode X you'll know why I'm reposting here.
Should you prefer to read my story in chronological order, then please stick around here and try to be patient while I catch up with current events Smile
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Post by Aglarele on Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:03 pm

Episode 1

Seems like only yesterday that I heard an announcement of a (for me unknown) land looking for new grail seekers. So I packed my bags with all the stuff I could carry and headed over to look for a new place to live in. I decided to go for a small new town that would give me plenty of opportunity to grow along with it.  Ok, I have to admit it; I wasn’t that strong or rich to start with.  So I knocked on the town gate empty handed. Luckily the people of Sarmiz took me in with open arms even though they did frown a bit about my long term plans of becoming an alchemist.

Upon my arrival an old men named Bandalf was waiting for me to show me around. He tells me it’s a good idea to introduce myself to someone. I look around helplessly and realize I don’t know anyone in town to message. While pondering on this I get attacked by a pigeon who carries a welcoming letter from Lord Arogandor, the holy Grail Lord.
So I decide to be brave and introduce myself to Lord Arogandor. Worried as I am about bothering him I don’t dare to waste much parchment and ink so I just send him a short note that Bandalf told me to go send a pigeon with a note to someone and I just did.
Imagine my surprise when he isn’t bothered at all about my note and welcomes me to ask questions.  He must have realized his mistake soon enough afterwards when I prepare and endless list of questions for the next pigeon!

All these introductions left me hungry so I follow the smell of delicious food and walk into the restaurant. I look at my very meagre coin purse and realize I can’t afford any of the food for sale here if I still want to buy tools. I rub my empty belly and sigh.
Udgar hears my rumbling tummy and heads over to me. Ah you must be new around here he says.  The town of Sarmiz takes good care of its new citizens so just get in line and pick up free bread. It’s not as tasty as the other foods, but it fills the belly at least. Feel free to visit the soup kitchen for the next couple of weeks. That should give you plenty of time to learn your way around town and find a source of income to be able to afford your own food. Or maybe you could even try to prepare your own foods in the future.
I eagerly take a bite of my first bread and it tastes pretty good. It doesn’t raise my mood, but at least I’m no longer hungry. I should be able to survive on this for a while!

After I return from the restaurant Bandalf is waiting for me. He tells me farming is a good skill to get started with to earn some income. I follow his advice and get a farming plot. After careful consideration I start cultivating a field of wheat.  At least I should be able to make my own bread with it later on!
So I head over to the fields and start a farm of wheat. I work an entire day on the farm and look back at the end of the day. A little discouraged I see how little progress I made. I shrug and realize all beginnings are hard and it should get better when I become more experienced at it.
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Post by Aglarele on Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:05 pm

Episode 2

The next day I encounter a ruined farmer who asks me to plant wheat for him. Smiling I present him my already ploughed land. He shakes his head and says my field is not good enough for his crops.  He wants to supervise me to ensure everything will be done up to the highest standards!
I curse my own eagerness to start farming and almost decline his request.
In the end I only agree because he promises to assist me a little bit to lighten the workload. It certainly made me rethink Bandalf’s advice regarding farming!
I start dreaming again about becoming an alchemist and impatiently wait for the day I’ll be able to venture out to collect my own herbs.

After this troublesome day I head into the tavern for a drink. Oh boy, did I learn my lesson about drinking beer there.
It was a bit confusing first as I couldn’t quite figure out who was living in my town and who wasn’t, but after a while that didn’t seem to matter much.
There were at least 5 people there, but I mainly remember Axel and Wailer being there. Certainly everyone present was very friendly and welcoming. Someone decided to help me raise my mood by offering me tons of free drinks. Up until that point I had only seen my mood go down by all the hard work and was already starting to wonder how I was supposed to keep myself from becoming depressed.
I don’t remember much of that night, (not even who fed me the beer) but the headache the next morning was not that easily forgotten! No wonder I had even less energy to get some work done the next day!

A couple of days later I encountered a poor guy with a half-starved chicken. I agreed to look after the poor chicken and feed it daily. After a couple of days it even started laying eggs again! Of course I shared some with her previous owner. With pain in my heart I had to slaughter my first adoptive chicken when the end came near for it. Made sense to slaughter her before she died of natural causes and leave the meat go to waste, but still…

I realized these eggs I had gathered were a good way to produce my own food, so I started baking omelettes. Just a single ingredient meal, but these were quite a lot tastier than the bread the soup kitchen had been serving me. No offence meant Buzadam!
Shortly after my egg supply started to diminish I bought my very own 2 baby chicks and raised them till they started to lay eggs. This secured my food supply so I would be able to upkeep my own daily meals.

One would think I learnt my lesson from my previous escapade in the tavern, but unfortunately I tend to make mistakes several times first. Or perhaps I don’t always pay enough attention to my glass. Someone must have slipped me several drinks without me noticing.
Ok, I confess, must have been more like a lot of drinks … Thus I ended up quite drunk again a couple of weeks after the first time.
The following morning I heard I was in a bar fight! I remember Ted, Eleanor and Axel were there. Other than that my mind was blank.  At least I was on the winning side and gained some combat experience from this! Now if only I had any memory of this…

Only 4 nights later the exact same thing happened again! I slowly started to recognize a pattern regarding Axel being present whenever I got drunk in the tavern. Must have been him who got me drunk enough to start a barfight. Seems I really should try to remember to refuse drinks when that bloke is around! As soon as your mind wanders for just a split second your glass could have been refilled several times over.
I rest my case that it’s not my fault I always empty my glass as soon as it’s filled again!
Other than some brawling in the tavern; life in Sarmiz went pretty peaceful so far.
I hadn’t ventured out of town yet, but I did practice my writing a bit by copying a few pages of a book in the library. Of course the librarian had to scold me for copying pages of the wrong book (as turned out to have been noted on the sign in the library.)
Most likely he didn’t realize that I hadn’t had any reading lessons up until that day, so I claim innocence there.

Not sure if it was a coincidence that the university offered me reading lessons shortly after. Hopefully the librarian has forgiven me by now!
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Post by Aglarele on Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:06 pm

Episode 3

With spring came also a barbarian invasion in town so I decided to volunteer in the hospital to assist JaramyWarren with the healing of wounded seekers. I had the feeling I was doing more harm than good, but he seemed to appreciate my efforts and paid me a small fee for the help. I started with no healing skills whatsoever but did manage to prepare some bandages and apply some first aid here and there on our wounded soldiers. At least they never looked any worse when they left my care! Maybe there was a little bit of a healer in me after all!

After careful inquiries and multiple confirmations that I really did not risk losing any items if I got slaughtered by the barbarians I dared to try to assist our mighty warriors by battling the barbarians.
It felt like I was stabbing them with a twig instead of Bandalf’s staff, I could almost hear them mocking me from a distance.
Imagine how surprised I was when I discovered that I had done enough damage to receive a reward. As a reward I picked a great looking Hex Hunters hat which I still wear proudly up to today. Not like I have any better defensive gear to wear either, but still… It was the first gear I collected myself and I’ll always cherish it.

The barbarian invasion made me realize it was about time to venture out of town. Especially as we had received a letter from the town Herald (at that time Eleanor Norton) announcing that for the Easter Egg event we had to move to another town as our town farm wasn’t high level enough. Fool as I was I believed this news,  and slaughtered my two chickens so they would not starve to death in my absence during the event.
Later on I was informed this was just an April fool’s joke, but it was already too late for my poor chickens. Now if only I had just hired a caretaker for them…

In the end the egg hunt took place in Sarmiz after all. Luckily looking for eggs wasn’t as exhausting as I expected, so I did have some time to do some small tasks in town as well. Looking for eggs just required entering the garden at regular intervals to inspect the grass, bridge, water, trees, yeah even the birds nest in the trees!
Unfortunately I’m not so agile so I broke several eggs by stepping on them, threw some to someone who was annoying me (I’m such a fool for mixing up eggs with pebbles), not even to mention about that mean bully Arogondar who stole several from me!

Even though the top 3 was unreachable for me, the #5 spot was quite an egg battle between me and Eumelia from Spero. Day after day we were tailing each other for that spot, one always just a single egg ahead of the other. I’m not certain if she kept as close watch as I did, but I certainly did my best to keep up and stay ahead. At the last day I lost the battle, but I felt I had done everything in my power to gather as many eggs as possible.
Unfortunately I didn’t manage to find myself a present, but I did end up with a stamina potion at least.


A great event, but with a sour aftertaste considering my poor chickens who gave their life way too early.
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Post by Aglarele on Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:07 pm

Episode 4

After this Easter egg event, which had once again kept me chained to town for another couple of days I decided it was way overdue to venture out of town.  
After the necessary preparations, which included battling a dummy (I swear it moved!) and battling a killer bunny (sweet revenge for hiding my Easter present!) they found me capable enough to leave. They offered to replace part of my worn out rags with expertly made Quilted Armor.  I could hear them whispering and wondered if they were placing bets on how soon I would be back. If I would return just after just a couple of steps outside or if I would break my neck by stumbling on my own feet.

When I officially announced to the guard I was going for a walk out of town I was asked to deliver a letter to the grail monastery. A task I gracefully accepted.
Just before I left I entered the tavern and told them I was ready to visit the grail monastery for the first time. They warned me to avoid bambi, helped me plan the road with the map and wished me good luck.
In my secret pockets I stashed some extra silver to buy myself a cow in one of the other towns as Sarmiz didn’t have any cows available at the time.

Armed with Bandalf’s staff I ventured out of town, my only protective gear was the Hex Hat I got from the Barbarian invasion.
Only a few steps out of town I got attacked by a wolf. I thought I was ready after those bar brawls so I decided to face it head on. Full of confidence I stepped forward and saw the wolf stepping forward as well. From the tavern I could hear everyone cheering for me. The first 3 rounds I missed the wolf, he did seem to be a bit more agile than that training dummy, that’s for sure! I blame Bandalf for making the staff this slippery! I swear it had nothing to do with my sweaty hands!
The wolf had a nasty bite, but in the end I came out victorious! I was a little disappointed that I didn’t manage to get any meat or wolf skin from him, but at least I survived my first battle.
Further along the road I encountered a Leprechaun which requested a very special item from me. I had yet to gather any herbs, but I promised I would let him know if I encountered any.
I traveled further at a steady pace and all seemed to go well. According to the map I was getting closer to the grail Monastery so I became excited and started walking even faster. Unfortunately I must have made way too much noise as I first attracted another wolf and later on a petty thug. Both were fairly doable battles, but they still managed to get a bit closer than I liked and I wasn’t exactly fully healthy when I started. When I inspected my wounds it didn’t look so good at all. so I decided I had to take care of my wounds before they got infected or worse... I might stumble into another fight. Good thing I listened to the advice to bring a healing potion with me!
The healing potion didn’t fully heal me, but there was no way to safely return to Sarmiz as I was getting quite tires. Besides who knows what I might encounter when trying to return. Of course I also had to proof those guards wrong! So onwards I went in the direction of the Monastery; which according to my map should be fairly close.
Imagine how relieved I was when I saw the sign pointing to the Monastery!
I took a deep breath and walked straight to the gate. All ready to deliver my letter and to look for a hot bath and comfortable bed.


Right before the gate I was intercepted by a mean looking thug who tried to convince me to depart from the letter I was meant to deliver. I gently tried to send him away, but he kept on demanding the letter.


Once again I had to fight for my life. As I was already bleeding from several wounds when entering the battle it was a tough one. He managed to evade many of my hits and wounded me badly. In the end I was victorious and managed to crawl into the town gate to deliver the letter. However this came at a high price.
I was so badly wounded that I was in no condition to travel further. I spent the first 2 days in the hospital regenerating my health, but with my low regenerating skills and limited energy there was only so much my body would recover per day.  At this rate I would be stuck here for an entire week!
As the healer was absent in the grail monastery I had to beg Lord Arogandor to hire a healer again so I could hire his services. Unfortunately this healer came at a high price so I had to spend most of my silver to let him treat my wounds.

My dreams of buying a cow this trip got shattered that day.
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Post by Aglarele on Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:07 pm

Episode 5


A little disappointed after my first trip, but at least in good health I left the Monastery. As a visit to Camaar would be useless I decided to head for the mines instead. In the tavern were all these stories being told about once poor grail seekers who earned a fortune in the mines. Who knows, I could be one of them! Living in the mines sounded awful, but at least I could earn a little pocket money to start working on my alchemy career.
Relatively unscratched I managed to reach the mines. Luckily I had thought about putting my pickaxe in my tool belt! Not like I had many other tools to bring with me anyway, but it would have been a terrible start to try to gather those iron ores with my butchers knife!
Inexperienced as I was, I just started hacking away at those rocks hoping to find those valued iron ores. It didn’t take long for me to figure out why people paid iron miners so much. A huge rock hit my head and almost knocked me unconscious. Finding a couple of bronze coins, certainly didn’t ease my pain much!
Exhausted I fell asleep in the mines and realized this was not such a good place for me after all. The next morning I awoke refreshed, but still in pain and decided to head home to heal.
Luckily I didn’t encounter much trouble on my way home.
With only a couple of iron ores on me and still short on cash hiring another healer was a bad idea. So I stayed in town for a couple of days to recover slowly. Taking it slowly for a couple of days seemed to pay off, as I was starting to recover faster than before. Maybe it wasn’t such a bad idea after all to let my wounds heal more naturally. Certainly was a lot cheaper!


When I was fully recovered I felt it was time to head out of town again for some fresh air. I had a small chat with a fisherman in town who asked me to catch some fish for him. Sounded like a fun and peaceful task, so off I went to the shore. Good thing he gave me his fishing rod, because I wouldn’t even know where to get one in Sarmiz!


Armed with my newly acquired fishing rod I set off to the shore. By lack of a road to the shore, I waded through the high grass, sneaking silently past anyone who might try to attack me.
Once I arrived at the shore I had a good look around and realized I could also pick herbs here. Shame I just didn’t have a herb bag yet. I sat down at the edge and threw out my fishing rod. The silence was almost overwhelming and the wait so long I almost fell asleep. Or maybe I did, because by the time I opened my eyes again the bait was gone and still no fish to be seen!
The next attempt I tried to pay a bit more attention. I endlessly stared at the water, waiting for something to happen. Needless to say I did doze off again or at least got startled when I heard a melodic voice from the water. I pulled up my way to heavy fishing rod (or at least tried to) and found a mermaid stuck in the wire!


I had heard stories from my brother Ulric about fisherman catching mermaids and getting great rewards from them when capturing them alive. Assuming they lived to tell the tale... However they all said that to find one was rare, to capture one almost impossible.
I had always written off the existence of mermaids to old wives tales told to young adolescent boys to teach them to stay away from the waters. The story varied from time to time, but always contained something along the essence of do not get to close to the water or a mermaid might seduce you into a death's kiss.


Imagine my surprise and major concerns for my health when I saw her all tangled up up in my fishing line. Pleading me to release her, promising me great rewards if I would only set her free. Her melodic voice almost soothed my worries, but I realized she might have given stronger fishers than me a sailor's death. Possibly including my own father who had been thrown overboard during a storm and he had been way to experienced to be caught unaware.


Because I had never caught any alive fish before, let alone a mermaid, I decided not to take any chances with catching her, but to set her free. When I made it clear to her I would try to release her she smiled a dreamy smile and gestured me closer. I grabbed my butchers knife to cut her free hoping for a nice reward. She gave me a small bundle as a reward and quickly swam away. I opened it and found 2 meager fish inside!
When I stepped out of the water to get back to the shore I got attacked by a very hungry looking Slaughterfish who most likely was going to try to honour its name! I cursed the mermaid I had just released and retreated back towards the shore and ran home as fast as I could. I had so not signed up for this when I promised to go catch some fish! Whoever said fishing was peaceful and good to raise your mood must have tried it at a less barbaric fishing location.I promised myself that that mermaid would so not get another chance to cheat me this way.

When I emptied my wet pockets at home I found the 2 fish she had given me. I laughed and realized I had at least managed to catch 2 fish at once! Besides, I had met a mermaid and even lived to tell the tale! Maybe it hadn’t been such a bad day after all.
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Post by Aglarele on Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:08 pm

Episode 6


After my little trip to the shore I thought it was about time to start my herb collection. I had almost been living in town for 2 months and had yet to pick my first herb.
When I discussed this with Axel in the tavern he offered me a grail herb bag to start collecting the best quality of herbs. I gladly accepted the grail herb bag, but I couldn’t help but wonder if I had just sold my soul to the devil. Would it really have been so different to start with a cheap herb bag? I had a look at the market, but couldn’t find any. Not like I would have been able to afford it that easily, but it would have given me a better feeling if I had bought it myself.
Then I realized that if Axel was the devil or some sort of Rumpelstiltskin, there was nothing he could desire from me anyway since I was broke and I had no wish to have children anyway, so I could safely promise my firstborn if he asked, but still… I was a bit hesitant about accepting hand outs, you never know if there might be some sort of catch later on.
So in the end I gave in and accepted the herb bag. After packing some “fresh” breads (or what once would have been considered fresh) I headed out to the forest close to Sarmiz.


After a surprisingly pleasant and most of all peaceful trip I arrived at the forest North of Sarmiz and made camp at the edge of the forest. Since I had no clue about the types of herbs I could find and the value and use of each herb I decided I would keep all my herbs till I had had some time to study some herbology lore and figure out the alchemy recipes.
I spent the night at the edge of the forest, sleeping under the stars. I didn’t have any blanket or sleepingbag with me, but luckily it wasn’t to cold and no creatures disturbed me during the night. I awoke refreshed and picked some more herbs the next morning.


I collected a lot of different herbs from nettle to red berries and from vitalizing gold flowers to willow anther. I wasn’t sure what those vitalizing gold flowers were for yet, heck I didn’t even know what they were named when I found them, but they looked so pretty I decided to collect as many as I could.
The red berries smelled very sweet and I had a feeling they might have some healing properties or at least should taste delicious. Of course my herb lore knowledge was very limited, so these berries could as well have been poisonous, but I had a bit of faith that they would work out well. Just not enough to try eating them right away, because I’d rather not risk any more liver damage than I might have gotten already in the tavern.
I had heard these stories about recipes that could be used to fatten up pigs, but if you did it wrong, the pig would explode. Not something I’d like to risk with anything I could consume myself!


Between all these various herbs I picked I even found a single four leaf clover. I remembered the leprechaun that had asked me for it, but he hadn’t given me any details on how to reach him if I found it. So I headed home looking for the leprechaun.


When I arrived home and asked around it turned out he certainly wasn’t living in Sarmiz and he wasn’t a regular tavern visitor either. When I asked further it turned out nobody had a clue where he lived or how to contact him. Most people just encountered him while traveling, either on the road or just popping out of high grass. Made sense considering he was looking for four leaf clovers, but still…
A bit of a disappointment, but I was certain I would encounter him eventually during my travels!
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Post by Aglarele on Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:38 am

Episode 7

After my trip to the forest I headed home to do some jobs for the town and find some easy tasks in the labourhall. About time to recover some of the silver I had lost in the Monastery!
Broke as I was I wasn’t to picky on jobs and did pretty much anything from breeding chickens to stirring barrels of beer and from brewing potions for Axel & Cae to sewing blankets. I was very inexperienced with needles, so I hoped nobody would inspect my work to closely or I might get some complaints later on.

The next morning I woke up and walked out of the house.
With my pockets filled with some silver coins I stood still at my empty ranch. Where there were once two lively chickens playing tag with each other, was now just a sad empty space of nothingness. After a careful inspection it turned out that the wooden fence was still in good order. After some very thorough cleaning the ranch was in good shape again. Or at least I think I managed to get rid of most of the bloodstains!
My ranch was ready to become a cheerful place again with happy chickens to provide me with some delicious fresh eggs.

In a good mood I headed to Iron Guard the ranch overseer of Sarmiz to buy some baby chickens. When I arrived there I found a baby cow for sale! I didn’t even dare to haggle with Iron Guard about the price, but quickly paid the requested fee before someone else could snatch her away.
I gave her a good spot in my ranch and brushed her gently. She looked a little lonely so I headed back to Iron Guard the ranch overseer and bought a newly hatched chick to keep her company. Maybe not the ideal company for a calf, but it was the best companion that I could afford.
To replenish my spent silver I settled for another day of doing jobs in the labourhall. When I checked in at the stables later in the evening I found them both sound asleep. The chick resting on the calf's belly, so it looked like I had made a good choice.

Afterwards I went to the tavern to celebrate. I had finally bought my first cow, that seemed like a good reason for a big celebration!
When I arrived there Axel had a nice surprise for me. He had arranged a nice soft master bed for me to sleep in. Obviously I had to verify first if I was required to share said bed, but it was meant just for me! I gracefully accepted the gift (I had already sold my soul anyway) and placed it in my home.
The celebration for my first cow lasted all night and I got home very drunk. I’m not quite sure what exactly happened that night but I woke up in the stable the next morning!
My calf was softly nuzzling my face to see if I was still alive and the baby chick was playing with my toes. Luckily I had only a minor headache, but did wonder why I hadn’t slept in my bed. Must have been quite a funny sight, me with my hair full of hay, my clothes covered in straw and the calf hovering over me as if she was trying to eat me.

It seems Axel didn’t realize he should have given me instructions on how to sleep in my new bed. After all, I had never owned my own bed before and was used to sleeping in fishing boats and stables.
It should have been obvious, but of course I had been way to drunk to think about setting up the bed properly so I could crawl into it...


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Post by Aglarele on Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:57 am

Episode 8

After my latest hospital disaster in the Monastery I had been looking into better ways of healing my wounds. I had already discovered that regeneration at the hospital was a good way (and much cheaper!) way of healing, so I wanted to work on this skill as it might come in useful later on.

After feeding my calf and baby chick I walked to the Hospital to work on regeneration. The master healer JaramyWarren looked me up and down and shooed me away. I shouldn’t waste the hospital's time when I was perfectly healthy!
So how does one work on their regeneration skill while not being wounded I asked? He shrugged and told me that such things were not part of his job. He would just patch people up if needed or facilitate a room where you could heal your wounds yourself. I thought about it for a moment and decided that this was probably for the best.
I wasn’t sure if I would be able to trust a master healer that could just as easily poison me or stab me half to death as heal me.

From the hospital I walked to the barracks looking for someone to brawl with. First I asked them to spar with me, but they refused to practice with a civilian.
Then I grabbed my walking stick and poked them, tickled them and even threw some acorns at them. Anything to tempt them into attacking me. They must have been drilled very well as they wouldn’t even raise their fist against me. They either didn’t want to have a tale told about wounding a female civilian or thought it was just some test from their captain to see if they would break the rules. I did hear some gossip about the captain looking for soldiers for the infamous nightshift.
One of them did confide in me that he had heard a wolf howl at night. He pointed to the town gate and grinned, maybe you could find me a nice wolf pelt? A very strange grin with some very crooked teeth.
I wasn’t sure if he was joking or not, but it seemed like the best idea I had heard so far today.

So I walked to the town gate and put my first steps out of town looking for that wolf, but it was nowhere to be seen. When I walked a bit further on the road I stumbled upon a deer. Bambi looked so cute, but I remembered the warning from the experienced travellers in the tavern. “If you see Bambi, don’t look behind, just run for your life!”
I stood still for several minutes trying to decide if I should retreat or risk it. When I observed the deer for a while I realized bambi did not look that strong. Besides, I had gained some experience in combat and collected some extra armour since the first time I ventured out of town.
So I screamed loudly to hide my insecurity and charged forward. Poor bambi never even stood a chance! Sadly I didn’t manage to collect any meat from him. Would have been tasty to get some deer meat. I examined my wounds and realized I only had a few scratches. Proudly I turned around to head home. Now the master healer would have to let me work on my regeneration skill.

But then, only a few steps before the town gates I encounter a filthy thug! He is at least a head taller than I am and probably double as strong. Frozen in fear I try to retreat and see him second for second get closer to me. In panic I scream for help from the town guard, but he doesn’t seem to hear me. I can hear my heart beat loudly in my chest and try to retreat as fast as I can.
After several seconds that seem to last forever I can smell his stinking breath and become terrified.
I see his dagger come closer while he aims, all ready to strike and kill. I scream for help again and I hear him whisper “if you cooperate dearie your death won’t have to hurt.” Much! He laughs foully and shows some very crooked teeth.
Right before his dagger closes in on my throat I manage to flee and charge towards the town gates.
I ran straight into the arms of a very surprised town guard who fell over with me on top of him. Then he spots the Filthy Villain behind me and quickly closes the town gates.

The town guard was so worried he escorted me over to the hospital where JaramyWarren quickly inspected my wounds. He shrugs and muttered something like “crazy people, all of them. Looking for danger for regeneration” and directed me to my own room.
I was so badly in shock that I barely realized that I had to spend so little energy to heal my wounds. The physical ones that is.

What a day!
When I arrive home I am so tired that I crawl into bed without even visiting the tavern.
I fall asleep quickly in my new bed, but don't sleep to peacefully. In my dreams I see this face with crooked teeth. Taunting me to venture out of town.
He'll be waiting for me, somewhere out there looking for my blood...
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