The mission proceeds with a carriage with nothing inside is being transported to the inconspicuous area, where no one ever go around. It is the suburb area of the Kradina Town, where darkness dominates the area. The new moon made it possible for the carriage to move on without notice. The merchant has a great carriage. The wheels are modified so that it doesn't make any noise when it's is being rolled around.
Minutes later, they met with the seller hiding in one of the buildings. Karma is on lookout for the transaction when he noticed a third party walking towards them with a weapon. It looks like guardsmen.
Enemy Present: Guardsman Swordman A Guardsman Swordman B Guardsman Archer
Daemon meets with a Villager who is in need of assistance. Their request is to deliver the letter to their mercenary friend who usually hangs out in Saj Pub. The Villager pointed out that the pub is in Aoro Road, west of the Pangan Village. His friend is noticeably brown than others, has no hair, and carries a big shield behind their back. Daemon takes the letter and bids the Villager a farewell.
Daemon strolls down the street. He can see that mercenaries are doing labor work in the village, doing community activities and social activities. The kids are particularly imitate how mercenary fights, using sticks and stones as a toy weapon. Their way of playing is... Umm... Definetely... Dangerous...? Anyway... Some adults are supervising these children so that there won't be trouble amongst themselves.
Daemon asked one of the villager about where to find the Saj Pub. The villager said to look for the sign that has Saj logo on it. (Saj is a cat in this world) Daemon thanked the villager then proceeds to do his mission.
There he finds the Saj Pub. It is bigger than Daemon expected, and much pleasant and calm than the pub that Daemon previously visited. Upon entering the pub, Daemon sees what is inside. The pub has wood furnitures and Kopoka plant decorations. (Kopoka plants are ferns) The ambience in this pub is calm and graceful, as the customers are behaving with manners. There is a bar on the far left side where alcohol is being sold. The bartender is dressed up sharply and he is currently attending the customers ordering drinks.
Remembering what the Villager told him, Daemon looks for a man whose skin tone is more brown than others, bald, and has a big shield behind his back. A customer currently sitting by the bar counter fits the description. He looks intimidating because he is much bigger than Daemon expected. Daemon tries to speak with the man.
Karma nocks an arrow on his new Sendro Bow. He targets the Archer behind the Swordsmen. He didn't have a clear shot so he relocate his position. He takes a vantage point and shoots the Archer unnoticed.
Karma dealt a successful sneak attack on Guardsman Archer.
??? - Fatal = Slain Guardsman Archer has been slain
Discovered Stats: 7 attack power 20 hit points 20% hit chance 5% dodge chance 0 magic damage 0% magic reduction
The Swordsmen were alerted but Karma moves in different location then takes another shot before being noticed. He hit the Guardsman Swordman in a sneak attack.
??? - Fatal = Slain Guardsman Swordman A has been Slain Discovered Stats: 8 attack power 25 hit points 15% hit chance 10% dodge chance 0 magic damage 0% magic reduction
The Swordman spotted Karma and proceeds to engage.
Karma doesn't have a clear shot so he moved closer.
The Guardsman Swordman dashes toward Karma then strikes with his sword. It hits.
Karma sustained 8 damage from Guardsman Swordman B.
30 hp - 8 = 22 hp
Karma is close with the enemy. He holds two arrows and shoots them to the Guardsman Swordman. Both landed the hit.
25 hp - 26 = Slain Guardsman Swordman B has been Slain. Karma won.
Experience progress +30%
"What in god's place did something occur here?!" yelled by the merchant who is shocked to see dead bodies. Karma said that he did his job well done. The merchant is nervously smiling and thanked him for a good job. The transaction went well and he got the goods for him to sell. The merchant payed the promised 100 silver to Karma. Karma then heads back together with the shadow to the headquarters of Golden Hand.
The man looks at Daemon with a surprised expression. "Oh. Thanks man." said the man. The man offered Daemon a drink. A glass of Braba Brew. (Braba Brew is fermented grape juice) Daemon gladly says thanks for the free drink. He sits down on the bar stool and waited for the drink to come up.
"My name is Kair Voshhar." said the man. Kair Voshhar tells Daemon about a story about himself, one of his tales in his life. The story goes when Kair failed to become a knight for his kingdom, he began looking for a purpose, how he will live, and how will he leave a legacy. He did alot of jobs back then, simply failing at simple tasks. He was surrendering when he happened to meet with a family being raided by bandits. He can't use a sword well but he is determined to protect the family. He find the biggest board he could find from a broken carriage and used that board as a shield. Kair didn't let any attack slip past him. A man helped Kair by poking their spear at the enemy. Their teamwork was how they survived.
Kair tells Daemon about the feeling of fulfillment, how he had found his true calling. There he decides to become a mercenary who protects. He trained very hard and honed his body, train how to use the blade again, and go on many journey around the world. Daemon listened very well because it is a story that is inspiring. He gained a new knowledge. And also for the free drink
New Job Class: Heavy Phalanx A very tough unit with sturdy defenses. They stand their ground on the battlefield and overcome the obstacles that are thrown in their way. You will have additional +15 hit points and +3 defense when using tower shields.
!! Heavy Phalanx is susceptible to magic attacks !! -10% magic reduction
You can only use swords, spears, hammers, tower shields, and heavy armor sets.
Special Attack: Interception 1: Gain 25% defense when blocking an enemy attack away from your ally.
New Hangout Spot: Saj Pub A popular pub in Pangan Village. Hanging out here with friends is great. It is a great spot for listening to other's tales.
After the job is done, Daemon gets his pay of 20 silvers.
Daemon prepares for his journey to Sentesia Town. The road that leads to the town cross through the forest called Macanda Forest. Legend told that a beautiful Enmakata once step foot in the land, resulting new growth of plant life. In fact, some trees were believed to be alive and guides the people to their destination. Another legend is that a Monnio corrupted the land with their miasma, causing the animals to go beserk.
Daemon is having a blissful stroll. It may be because the Macanda Forest in it's pollen month. The pollen is fragrant and smells like Riosas(Riosas is a tulip flower). To whoever has allergy with pollens, ouch. But fortunately, Daemon doesn't have any particular allergy in his system. The road is still long but Daemon got tired from left to right following the road. There are many choices that Daemon can make.
• Kill Contract. This target this time is someone who is messing with Golden Hand's operations. A vigilante named Huba. His head is worth 200 silver. Possible Reward: Silver and Experience • Guard Duty. The Golden Hand needs some volunteer guarding the shop. The shop is one of the base and a front for operations in Kradina Town. A simple job for 100 silver. Possible Reward: Silver • Rescue Mission. A client of ours is the daughter of a noble who is one of Golden Hand's Ally. She is lost somewhere in Kalacal Woods. If rescued safely, the noble will be indebt to us. Pay is 200 silver. Possible Reward: Goodwill, Silver, and Experience
Experience progress +5% Experience progress so far: 44%
After foraging, Daemon continues to follow the road to Sentesia Town. It is a big settlement where people sells their merchandise. A trading town. Alot of bazaars sell exotic items like beast claws or Bao horns. Daemon is strolling until something pulled him in one of the dark alley ways. Daemon is about to shout but their mouth is covered with scaly hands.
Upon closer look the stranger is a Buki-buki, who somehow is able to enter the town using thick cloak that covers his body. "Uey u heve thu Kash's Tharishhan?" said the Buki-buki. Daemon is stunned to speak but understood what the Buki-buki meant. The amulet is glowing with orange hue when the Buki-buki pointed it out.
The Buki-buki is surprised. He thinks about it deeply, then says, "Frulle He, Hu-il." Daemon follows the Buki-buki through the alleyway to reach the canals. The stench from a typical sewage strangely don't smell like how Daemon thinks. It doesn't exist. The Buki-buki entered the dark canals and asked Daemon to follow. He follows and after a while, they reached a makeshift campsite, most likely belonging to the Buki-buki.
The Buki-buki brings chairs and places them facing to each other. Daemon sits on one of the chair by the order of the Buki-buki. The Buki-buki sits down and stares Daemon right to their eyes. "Ehkspein, weth heppun ih Blublink Folesht?" said the Buki-buki.
Try to speak what the Buki-buki wants to hear, Daemon.
A traveller from nowhere reached Pantapon Village, which is also known as the Village of Beginning. He began his life by winning a small competition against 5 men consecutively, men that knows how to fight. He showed his strength and everyone cheered for him. Since then, he is living his life to the fullest as a resident of Pantapon Village, riding with his best friend Swift.
About this, SCrusher88, a player who plays as Crusher in this story, says that he will not be playing. I will be noting all the achievements that players made and make a fitting tale. Thank you for playing SCrusher88.