Julian was morbidly excited. He had heard a very distressing rumor concerning a major fire in Bern. He couldn't be sure if everything he had heard was true, but if it was...there had been a dragon! Julian had never told anyone, but he was fascinated by the stories of the manakete, and wished he could meet one.
A few days ago, Julian had made it to Ostia. Not wanting to get dragged into anything, he kept a low profile and stuck to crowded areas. It was after he had gotten some supplies that he heard some drunks mention the fire. With that, Julian had approached them and offered to buy them a drink if they told him everything they had heard.
That led to where he was now, riding in the back of a cart of a passing merchant. He had been hired on as protection from bandits along with a few other men. They didn't really trust him because he didn't carry a weapon, but he didn't feel like showing off, so he let them think what they wanted. But they couldn't dampen his mood...oh the possibilities!