Out of Character: https://role-player.net/forum/showth...49#post2959749
The kingdom has been sitting in a bright golden age for many eras now. However, in recent times, a dark shadow has started to creep over the powerful country. Small towns on the edge of the kingdom's borders have started to disappear. All the villagers and livestock, gone without a trace. With worry, the king has sent his best wizards and knights to the remaining small towns on the border, to guard them against the unknown threat. With the hope that if they can't stop the force, they can at least report back to the King on what has been happening. One such wizard has been sent to a small town along the mountains with a beautiful forest along the mountains, and farms to the south, following along the river. Will the wizard and the locals be safe from the unknown force? Will they even be targeted? Will an ancient prophecy be soon discovered? Only time will tell.
Alessia walked along the cobblestone path in the woods. Her cloak was covering her whole body and was drooped over the top of her face slightly in order to hide it from outside viewers. The forest was quiet, to most that would signal danger. However, she knew already that the sense of danger that the animals were picking up was in fact herself. Her magic and bloodline tended to instill the sense of danger into those that are simple-minded creatures. Partially because creatures were extra sensitive to the influence of demons, that extra sensitivity made it easy for them to feel her magic and bloodline from a mile away and usually resulted in either them going to sleep to be unnoticed, to hide, or to run away for the time being.
She stopped walking for a moment to look up to the sky. It was about noon which meant that after the pace she had been keeping she should be arriving at the town any moment. She turned her face back to the direction she was going but stayed standing there for a moment. Her mission was to protect this town from the mysterious disappearances that been attacking other towns. She bit her lip lightly, annoyed that the king wouldn't allow her to protect the town her family was in. She understood why, though, it didn't make her any less annoyed about it. As she was about to leave, one of the head knights came and told her that there was a second reason for her getting this town. Apparently, this is one of the more troubled towns. It's far enough on the outskirts that military presence from the kingdom is very low. Which meant that bandits, thieves, and wild animal attacks were much higher than most places in the kingdom. While she was supposed to protect the town from the mysterious disappearance, she was also to take care of the problems and restore some more order to the town.
She looked down at her left hand as it came out of the sleeve it was in. She quietly spoke a single word and a blue ball of fire sparked to life, hovering just slightly above her hand. She then closed her eyes and closed her hand, the fireball dissipating into nothing. She put her hand back at her side again and looked forward at the direction she needed to go. She started the walking as she continued toward her objective.
Alessia arrived at the town and she looked around. To say the least, people were giving her all kinds of looks. Some filled with curiosity of who she was, others afraid of what the answer might end up being. With her cloak completely covering her up, it also covered up the symbol on her chest that represented her status among the royal soldiers. She looked around quickly and found the building that was the inn for the town.
She quickly moved to it and entered the building. As she looked around she noticed it held the same simpler status as the town. Tables and chairs were around the place and on the back wall was the actual bar with a door leading to the kitchen. On one of the side walls was a staircase leading up to the second floor which presumably had bedrooms for people to rent. For now, though she simply walked to the bar and sat on one of the stools, coughing in her throat lightly to signal to the bartender in the kitchen that there was a guest. Sure enough a minute later a tall stocky guy came out and was looking at her.
"I was wondering who could be here at this hour. It's probably only an hour past noon, too early for any of the town patrons to be here." He was watching her suspiciously. "So what brings you here sir?"
Alessia smiled under her hood. Her robe was big enough that it was also hiding her gender. How amusing. She put a hand on her hood and pulled it backward off of her head. She then put her hand down and looked at the bartender, seeing him slightly shocked that she was actually female. Still, he didn't know who she was since the rest of the cloak was still closed and hiding her status.
"Business is what brings me to this town. Though that business is my own. If you wouldn't mind, I would like your best room for a week, and if I could get some food and some water to drink that would be great."
The bartender watched her speak for a moment before thinking about how to respond. "Fair enough, prying into others business is how you get killed. The nicest room for a week is going to cost you a gold piece and since you didn't specify food, I'll assume you want the house special. That'll also be a gold piece." Alessia simply nodded to his answer before pulling out two gold pieces from the inside of her robe and setting them down on the counter. The bartender grabbed them and pulled a key out from the underside of the counter. He then put it on the counter in front of her. "Room, One A, go up the stairs and go to the very end of the hallway. It's the last room and is about three, four times bigger than any of the normal rooms." With that, he left to go into the kitchen to go and make her food. Once he was gone, she simply put her hood back on and continued to hide her identity as she simply waited for now.