Search and Rescue (Quest) Sept 15, 2018 12:41:46 GMT -6
Post by Vincent on Sept 15, 2018 12:41:46 GMT -6
Worde lost a large portion of its forests due to the threat of monsters and with it many material resources. The territory may have been well off but the potential to find new ore deposits in the mountains drove a group of explorers into its peaks. This was already two weeks ago. A week passed and they did not return; so another group of explorers were sent to find them and confirm their condition. They too did not return. Two weeks passed and two groups vanished. The expedition has well been considered cursed and dangerous. The families of the lost explorers now turned to mercenaries to find their lost brethren. Most do not hold hopes for their loved ones' safe return. They instead have steeled their hearts and tempered their expectations only now desiring closure and a body they can give the proper rites to.
Vincent caught word of the mission and believed it could be the work of a powerful monster, perhaps even Burt or something akin, and so he accepted it. His hands still shook and his grip was weak since the battle with the baels. Phoenix Heart pleaded with him to take time to recover but he realized he could use leathers to keep the sword bound to his hand and so he forced himself to action.
Vincent waited at the base of the mountain path. Looking at it, it could scarcely be called a road, much of the route would be treacherous by its own right, let alone should they find something. Vincent sat and leaned against a pillar that denoted the path and waited. His leg still ached from the fight with the entombed and getting off his feet helped.
'You need to recover lest you send yourself into an early retirement... or grave.' Phoenix Heart reprimanded him. 'What if you get in over your head? You're in no shape to try using my full power again.'
'Better that way. It was a magnificent blast, but I had no regulation and I ended up leaving Mila behind. That's not a power suited to emergencies. That is a new battle we must overcome on our own before I dare use it again. As I am now I fear I would just destroy my body.'
'Pfft, whatever. You're just scared and avoiding it aren't you? The more you fight and get hurt the less healthy you'll be and you have an excuse not to try it.'
'...' Phoenix Heart saw right through him as always. Vincent grumbled indignantly as he waited for the arrival of the others and their employers.