Nemo stepped into the city, he had been journeying for about a week and was weary and weak from his travels. "Wow, this is... big..." He had barely entered Etruria and he had already found a large city. "I don't have the strength to make this journey on my own, I will need to find people to help me." Nemo walked on searching for potential allies and friends.
Nemo stepped into a crowd of youths and stared in awe. "What are you gawking at punk?" Nemo turned, a burly young man was standing there. A large spear hung from his shoulder and he was dressed all in red. "Oh, uh... sorry I was just-" Nemo jumped back as the spear came down like a club where he had been standing seconds ago. "Shut it, you're not from around here are you? See, around here I'm the king!"
"King, huh? That's very interesting, well I'll be seeing you." Nemo turned to leave and just had time to duck under the lout's thrust. "Where do you think you're going?" Nemo turned around and without saying a word ran his blade down the side of the lance, and stabbed it through the man's chest. Before he died Nemo bent closer to whisper in his ear. "Sorry your Kingship, you should have let me go."
Alarm bells rang and Nemo turned, city guards were closing in all around him and he had just entered the city seconds ago. Damn, that was stupid! Running toward the first guard he saw Nemo ducked under a wild swing and stabbed forward killing the man, he wasn't fast enough to actually dodge the slash of the other guard, and his arm opened up. I need to get out of here... Nemo ignored the pain and ran through the city gates trying to get away. "So much for friends, all I found were more opponents."
Nemo made camp for the night, and was able to rest till morning. His wounds had closed and although they still pained him he no longer bled. "All alone, and that's how it should be. Everywhere I go I only bring death with me..." Nemo began traveling again, after several hours he came across a large cave. "The sun will be setting soon, this seems like a logical place to make camp." Nemo went in and set up camp, it was several hours before anything happened.
Nemo had fallen asleep, but the sound of claws on stone awoke him. You've got to be kidding me- Nemo propped himself up and loosened his blade. A wolf had walked into the cave and it looked hungry. Why the hell did I choose a cave! Nemo began to edge his way towards the exit, but his foot slipped. "Dammit!" Nemo ran toward the exit, but he was too slow. The wolf leaped at him and Nemo barely got out of the way. "I wanted to sleep, but at least you're not human." Swinging his sword in an intricate arc Nemo held the creature off. As it lunged again Nemo dropped to one knee and propped his sword against the ground. The creature skewered itself and its jaws closed for the final time inches from Nemo's face.
Nemo was still panting for breath when he heard a similiar sound. "You have got to be kidding me..." Nemo readied his sword. If it comes down to a fight I'm in trouble, as soon as I see it I will end this The shadow turned around the corner and Nemo lunged bringing his sword down with force. He barely had time to divert the blade when he saw that it was barely a pup. No more than a pound or two. "I suppose that was your dad... or maybe your mom. Sorry, I really don't feel like looking."
Nemo reached into his traveling pack and pulled out a small piece of meat. "I'm sorry little one, it seems that all I cause is pain... but would you come with me? I don't want to be alone any more." Nemo tried to pick up the wolf-pup and it promptly bit his finger, Nemo recoiled and offered it another piece of meat. After finishing the meal the creature was a little less wary and permitted Nemo to hold it. "Alright then little friend; from now on you're name is Shade. Nemo returned to the mattress with his new friend and lay down for the night. "He may not be human, but at least he's real..." Even as he closed his eyes Nemo was drifting off to sleep.
When Nemo awoke he was still stiff. "Hmmm... I bet the other cities have been alerted to my actions. Maybe... someplace where battles are not frowned apart." After a quick breakfast with Shade Nemo set out once again towards Bern.