“It’s a prisoner escort quest. Yesterday, the city guards have captured a notorious criminal. He’s been made a crime slave and is to be sent to the mines tomorrow. Due to some unforeseen circumstances the city guards are undermanned and have requested adventurers to accompany the transport.”
Somehow that sounds above our pay grade…
“We’ve just reached Silver-5. Is that quest really appropriate for us?”
“It’s very unlikely that something happens, but they want to be sure to have enough people if anything happens. Lynette wrote to me about what your party is capable of. So there’s no problem with skill there.”
Yesterday? City guards? Somehow I have a feeling we already know who it is…
“So, what do you guys think?” I turn to the others. Kat puts on a serious face.
“For now, I don’t really a reason to decline the quest.”
Hector is quite enthusiastic.
“It’s a request from the city guards! So technically, the client it the country. So the remuneration should be higher and it should give us lots of ranking points! I’m all for taking the quest.”
“Hector is right. We should take this quest.”
“Alright, as you heard, we’ll be taking the quest.”
“The quest will be over when you reach the mines. Don’t forget to gather herbs on your way come back!”
Harry gives me the requested document. We make our way to the guard’s office near the north gate where Mat and I have been yesterday. We are greeted by the guard that had been admiring Raiden.
“Good morning! We just met yesterday. Is something amiss?”
Looks like the guard still remembers us.
“No, there’s nothing wrong. Let me introduces ourselves first. We’re the Strength of the Lynx. This is Hector, Kat and Matt. I’m the party leader, Swift. Nice to meet you.”
“I’m Chris. My rank is lieutenant, but bother with calling me that unless you’re part of the town guards. Nice to meet you.”
“We took the escort quest that you put up.”
“Yes, we did.” I hand him the quest paperwork. “Is something the matter?”
“No, it’s nothing. Please wait here while I get the captain.”
Chris leaves and returns several minutes later with another person.
“Hello. I’m Gunther, town guard captain. You’ve already met Chris. So you’re the ones that took the escort quest. Nice to meet you.”
Something about him looking at me feels off… Nonetheless, I answer and introduce ourselves.
“Yes, we’re the Strength of the Lynx. This is Hector, Kat and Matt. I’m the party leader, Swift. Nice to meet you.”
“Is this your first escort quest?”
“Yes, it is. We’re surprised ourselves we got this quest recommended. We just became Silver-5 a few days ago. Is there something we should know?”
“I just wanted to know to be sure. Silver is appropriate for simple escort quests. There are some things you have to pay attention to when you’re on a harder escort quests. This is just an easy one. I’ll tell you the details tomorrow. We’ll be leaving in the morning, by the way.”
“Thank you for your consideration.”
“Don’t worry about it. By the way, can you all ride a Plumel?”
“Yes, we can. In fact, each of up has their own Plumel.”
“That’s good to hear. Make sure you bring them along then.”