Beginning of Part 1
The boy looked out from his window, onto the great plains. His house was right on the edge of the new settlement, and he enjoyed frolicking through the wide open sands each night. Lately, the edges of the hills and fields had begun shifting into swirling sands, the air seeming to suck the life out of everything, getting drier and drier, and small brush was popping up. Lizards scurried back and forth. He sighed. The heat was getting unbearable, even for late summer. Tomorrow he'd have to report to the excavation. He noticed a large cloud of sand, seemingly heading for the town.
That's when he saw it. In the center of the cloud was a figure, slowly lumbering towards the Oasis. It appeared thiner than any young girl could be, as if it was skin and bones. It was coming closer, and, and.....it was only bones! A skeleton was attacking the oasis! It held a sword and shield in it's hands, and appeared to be made out of rotting, old bones. Then, the dust cloud began to lift. The boy ran outside to alert the towns people. A wave of demons were attacking the town.
Tory awoke with a start. Today was the day that he would start his journey. He was so excited. He couldn't wait to travel to the Guild Headquarters and get a chance to compete. He'd wanted to be part of a guild since he could remember. Maybe it'd help him find Bradely ever since he ran away. Father certainly was worried since he had left, and Tory threw himself into training since then. He had to get stronger, he just had to.
With his armour on, and his lance strapped to his back with his bag, he walked outside to the courtyard. Father was overlooking several others playing in the garden. "Father! It's time for me to leave. I'm finally going to have a journey."
"Yes, yes Tory. I know how much you've waited since then. I've seen you training. The other sisters and I will be praying for you on your journey. I've seen how you've been saving your allowance each week. I have a little gift for you." Father reached into his pocket, pulling a small change purse out. He gave it to Tory. "Th-thank you Father."
"Think nothing of it. You're still our child. We'll miss you." Tory nodded, and with tears in his eyes he walked out of the orphanage. He looked around town, thinking of what he could need for his journey. He had a few rations in his bag, and he wouldn't need new armour or weapons for a while. He'd be able to reach the next town by sunset if he left soon. Maybe he could get an inn...no, he didn't need to waste money so soon into his journey. He set out towards the city's East gate, walking down the road.
(Current Time: 10 AM
Current Location: Small town in Terlys, about 100 miles to Dukedom of Chalphy, 150 to border with Gorph, and 10 miles to Sephin, another town.
Time till Tournament: 6 months
Current Season: Early Spring
Everyone try to head to Sephin and we can all join up there. It should be relatively easy, since Evan is traveling, and Camille is at an orphanage so she can just be living there. Once we meet up something's going to happen, so you might want to be ready then. XD)