However, those new to this world would find that while it did hold its own hostilities that would offset the peace. Heartless, vile creatures of the dark run wild within this vastly untamed wilderness. Mindless animals that loved nothing more than to act only on instinct. To attack any and all without remorse. Man, woman, child, it mattered little to them, for what they desired most lay right within the chest of their victims. Hearts, they couldn't get enough of them. Lives would come to ruin whenever they were involved, all in hope that they would have their hunger sated.
To make matters worse, the varying types of heartless were astounding. One moment you may be faced with small black monsters the size of small children, the next armored monstrosities that rivaled a normal human in height and power. Very intimidating indeed, the need to be cautious is blatant and those that realize this act accordingly. None wish to see one another harmed by these things that hold allegiance only to themselves.
In spite of the rather insidious nature of this foreign enemy, the nation that rose up throughout the land prospers. Its people, occupying villages both large and booming, or small and isolated, live their lives to the best of their ability. They try their hardest not to be put off by the threat looming around every corner. But, there was something occurring that could help take their minds off of things.
The Land of Dragons was undergoing a change. The first signs of autumn begins its advance through the vast countryside. That lovely transformation, is what the Black Knight has been allowed to witness first hand as he makes his way down a single dirt laden path. The climate was losing its harsh edge, giving way to the comfortable temperatures that go hand in hand with this time of year.
However, with the surrounding area looking exactly the same in all means aside from a few fallen pieces of bamboo. While it did make things seem rather repetitive, being in a new place still held a sense of wonder for him.This trail, that within a few minutes, would lead him to one of the small villages dotting the countryside.
He was here on a mission, one that would bring him far from home. Clues that were laid bare in his last encounter, would compel him to make his way to this world. While that incident took place nearly a month ago, the desperate fight for his life was still fresh within his mind. He had to thin out the numbers to that special squad of heartless by any means necessary. To have them run amok was something he definitely did not want to see. Xoen knew naught how many made their way here, or if that only one among their ranks took up residence in this place. He only hoped that Yima wouldn't mind his extended leave of absence. After all, he needed some time away after having to deal with those three madmen...
When he finally made his way into the clearing, he eyes scan his surroundings. This one village in particular, was nothing more than a few dozen buildings. But, the lusciously thick bamboo forest surrounding it on all sides, would give it its own appeal. Nothing could be seen for miles around, not with the forest covering it. Who knew just how far the next town was, or just wear the only other path in this village led? The only way to find out was to press on.
However, Xoen, had a reason for being here in this place. This particular little oasis was known to be a hub for travelers who arrived here via gummi ship. Even now he could see various people, their clothes unlike those of the natural inhabitants, move about, their own goals set in mind. The various faces all held their own unique appearances. Some showing expressions of joy, others of worry. A few commingle with one another, while others move about, their minds elsewhere.
In hopes of moving that along, he makes his way over to what appears to be the central hub of activity for this village. Four stalls, each with their own unique wares, stand out among the various buildings. A small billboard could be seen to the left of each, all littered with bulletins for various quests. Instead of simply putting his flyers among the rest, he buttons up his paletot coat, so that those around would see his emblem emblazon on his left breast. Taking his place next to one of the postings, he crosses his hands over one another in front, and stands straight, Xoen turned his gaze to populace, waiting to see if any were willing to approach him to aid him in his quest.
But who among those would be willing to have their stories intertwine with his? Who else would be willing to risk their lives for the betterment of the worlds as a whole? Only time would tell...
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Speed of Light
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