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    She looked at the knife that was thrown near her then turned her attention at Alienor. "Nice throw." She said as she placed the town on the handle. She listened to Alienor and smiled, "About time." She said as she walked over to the table and grabbed the cup of mead. "I wanted to see your angry side and from the looks of it, this is a glimpse of frustration and annoyance." She sat on the table and takes a drink. "So you wanna know who I am?"

    "I was born in a Warrior Clan in my village. The families have considered the first born child to be taken in as Warriors." She sighs. "Not your average barbaric warrior with a huge axe and wearing bear skin, Warriors from my clan were trained to be Elite Soldiers. We were also the Guards for our Lord but we do not heed their Officers commands. Our orders come from the Daimyo. Once we are fully trained and filled with knowledge, we begin our path to a Warrior's Death."

    She sighs as she takes in another drink, the warm liquid helped with her tale.

    "It means we stay as Elite Guards until we met our fates or the day we die. There has been no elder Warrior though if there is, they are either released from their duties due to their age or from their serious injuries. When the time for war comes, we answer the call and fight off Invaders. At that point, we learn lots of ways to kill a man. Where to stab, slice, maim. Their armor gave them a chance but after learning their weakness, it became very easy."

    She reached for the chicken and a bread with cheese, making a small sandwich and takes a bite and drinks her mead once more.

    "The men we served with were nothing but recruits or volunteers for the army, a job that pays to kill people...my clan does it for free."

    She finished drinking her mead and her meal. She relaxes into the chair and sighs softly. "So to answer your question...that's who I am." She smiled. "A Sword....that has no problem killing people...unless they threaten to kill me first." She looked out the window and sees the group of bandits leaving the tavern, they must have had their fill of drinks and food.

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    Alienor stood away from the windows, careful to be sure to remain unseen. "Was that so had?" The Princess asked in a softer, less angry tone. It seemed that at least having an answer did something to ease the anger and frustration that had been bursting at the seams. "An elite warrior. Well. That explains a lot." Alienor sighed heavily and moved then to sit upon the bed that been designated as hers. She pulled her legs slowly up and onto the soft structure.

    "So then... are just waiting for the war to come to the land of your Masters... your Lord and Daimyo?" Alienor did not ask in a condescending or sarcastic way as she may have previously. Instead her voice remained soft, calm, genuinely curious. "To be called up into action? Why do you wander the face of the earth in solitude? It seems... so lonely." Alienor allowed herself to fall back on to the bed.

    "I suppose some people prefer to be alone..." Alienor propped herself up upon her elbows and looked out over the room to her companion. "I can't say what you must think of me. Of my life. Perhaps there is judgment there. You wouldn't be wrong. No one needs to pity a Princess." She could have laughed, but she didn't, the thought was sad but full of unyielding irony. "You might just be more honorable than I have given you credit for. Might." That was arguably the closest thing to a compliment Alienor had to provide at this moment.

    Her eyes fell upon her drink and slowly she roused herself to take it back into her hands and consume the remainder of it. It was a rather sweet embrace. Perhaps something of a relief after a long day, though the bath had done her some good. "It's better when we tell the truth, at least to one another for as long as we're on this journey together."
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    'All I have left...is my honor.' She thought to herself as she kept her eyes on Alienor while she was speaking. She wanted to answer the question she asked, was there another war for her to come? To be called upon back into action? She was hesitant to answer because there was none to be said, for her to hear anyways. The real answer lies within herself and only hers.

    "Please have another round!" The young lord said as he raised his cup, drinking a large amount like the others. Rei and her fellow soldiers smiled and laughed as they drank for their mugs, enjoying the night's event. Music continued to play in the background and more soldiers entered the Tavern. Rei noticed the soldiers were the regular soldiers from the army and sat on the other side of the Tavern. The young lord noticed this as well.

    "Is something wrong?" He asked, looking at the others.

    Rei spoke as she wiped her chin. "They are regular soldiers for your father's army...they don't drink with us because of our statues, we are different."

    "I thought being soldiers were the same?" He asked.

    "No, they are paid to be in the army, we were born in a clan and bred for war." She answered as she paid the serving girl for another mug. "When war calls, we answer the call."

    The others chuckled and laughed, drinking and eating their fill, one Elite Guard raises his mug, "To the War!" then suddenly and mostly the Elite Guards raised their mugs, "War!!!" and cheered in joy.

    "You all shut up?!" One of the soldiers on the other side yelled.

    "What's that?" One Elite Guard stood up from his seat, Kazu, he was bigger in size and taller than others. "You telling us what to do pup?" Another Guard tried to grab his arm, dissuading him from causing a scene but instead, Kazu pulled his arm away.

    "I said you all shut up?! You think you're better than us?!" The soldier gets up from his seat as well.

    Rei looked at the young lord, "My Lord, best you take a seat over here, you don't wanna get tangled in this mess, Kazu has a history of making things...messy." She smiled as she watched the action and drinking her mead.

    Kazu and the soldiers started arguing which caused the other regular soldiers to stand up, the Elite Guards watched as Kazu was facing at least five regular soldiers on his own. The regular soldier attempted to punch Kazu in the face, whom dodged the punched and gave one of his own to his stomach along with a knee strike after. Then he strikes two more in the face before they tried to act on their own accord. Another tackled Kazu's waist but it was pointless as he was picked up and throw across the room like a rag doll.

    The soldier lands on another Elite Guards table, causing their drinks and food to splash on their faces and uniform. The Guards grew angry and started fighting the regular soldiers. Soon the entire tavern was in a full fighting brawl. Rei was laughing as she watched the fight happen, grabbing the young Lord and pulling him away. "Time to go My Lord." She said.


    Rei sighs softly and gets up, she walked over to Alienor and reached for her hand. "Here." She said as she placed the necklace she bought from the vendor. "Put the diamond in this for an emergency only." She showed her how to open the necklace, revealing the small compartment. "It's easy to tell the truth, but what can lie also helps in a long run." She said before walking over to her bed, "Please, get some rest...we have a long ride tomorrow and we have supplies to gather first, horses to buy and maybe some fresh clothes as well." She looked at the number of gems she had, "We can still get a quite amount of the rest of these, I'll visit the Jewelry Shop first thing in the morning." She laid on the bed with her hands behind her head, thinking of a quick way to get to the Celestial Empire.

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