Made it. Won the tournament. Against my classmates even. Although i didnt expect Aurora to hit that hard… Hell, i didnt expect her to make it to the finals. Kinda expected Glichrist to take the win. As a reward for the Tournament, i was gifted a beautiful sword made out of Cold Mithral, and command of our newest cadet unit. Turns out our new unit is to be the bodyguards of Godfrey Vane. First impression of him? Good, he actually seems to care about the people of the city. Gave some gold to a beggar on the way out of the city to investigate some weird attacks. Said beggar said something weird and disappeared into the crowds though. Just outside the city we came across a devastated transport, that seemed to have been attacked by a set of Griffons. Unaware of the remaining Griffon at first, we checked out the cart, to find a set of very large eggs, when we were attacked by the Griffon. Turns out they were Griffon eggs. And now our responsibility….. Well, i did say once that i would like a pet…. but a Griffon? We took the cart with us to to track whatever was responsible. Fairly quickly we found a cave with a monster hiding inside. Me and Aurora went to take point, seeing as we are the best ones for surviving a nasty surprise, but Glichrist forced his way inside first. Luckily for him, he noticed the monster before it could get the jump on him. It came down, and we cut it apart like it was nothing. Seems were at least good in a fight together. Checking the creature out, it seemed at first that it may have been the culprit, at least until we heard something bellowing outside about intruders or something. Then the true monster showed up. A gods damned dragon. Me an Aurora pushed forward as quick as we could to cover the rest of the group, hoping to buy time, when Godfrey rushed it for an amazing hit. We pushed against it, moved to surround it, even as it blasted us with it vile breath. Didn’t last long, but the fight wasn’t completely our way, we still needed to heal up badly. After killing the dragon, we dragged its corpse back to the city with us as proof, and Glichrist was thinking about getting himself a dragon plate suit made out of it. Seeing as he dealt the deathblow i wasn’t about to argue, and no one else seemed interested. After returning to the city, we made our way to the chapel to see the clerics for healing… but something seemed to go wrong. Every single one of them could no longer cast.
We went back to training for some time, with occasional outings with Godfrey but absolutely nothing ever happened on those. And i have no complaints whatsoever about that. One ambush by dragon is enough for me. Most of us used our shares of the dragons hoard to outfit ourselves a bit. Turns out good armor and weapons are expensive.
During a training exercise, several of our group took offense to something said by Sir Kaine, and before i could step in they had started screaming about honor and challenged Sir Kaine to individual combat. While he was well within his rights to beat the ever living crap out of them, he didn’t have to toy with them. He left before i could apologize for my subordinates actions, and dishonorable conduct. Godfrey then brought us up to speed with a lead on a smuggling ring in Sorendale. A Smuggling ring. In Sorendale. It must be a sign that these… fools thing they can set up in THIS city. Quickly following the lead, we end up in the sewers and find the den of thieves.Glichrist ONCE AGAIN goes charging in first, and promptly gets worked over by these thieves. Noticing a pattern here…. We move up to try to get in, but the fool was in the way till i could move him out of the door. Aurora moves in a cleared us an entry, only for GODFREY TO DO THE SAME EXACT THING. Officially noticing a pattern here. As his bodyguards, he needs to keep us between him and the enemy. I need to talk to him… Nothing came out if it this time, but sooner or later he is going to get hurt. And it will be my fault. We are expendable, as a Vane, he is not.