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  1. Rhyko's face dropped as he heard these disheartening words, the taste of his meal almost souring in his mouth. "Your not wrong..." He said dejectedly as he stared down at his food, continuing to eat after a few seconds. After finishing his meal in an uncomfortable silence, he let out a long sigh. "I'll just have to hope I can find some kind of work tomorrow." Before he could continue moping, a hooded figure approached the table. Though, the hood itself seemed rather pointless as the person's lizard like face very clearly poked out from underneath, entirely defeating any sort of disguise. "Work you say..." The unsettling voice rattled as Rhyko pause in the middle of sipping water, almost certain the person was intentionally disturbing him. As the boy set his cup down, the scaly man continued his approach, not stopping even after he reached the table. "I may be able to help you, boy...Should you wish." He muttered just above a whisper as he continued to move close enough to almost brushing cheeks with Rhyko, who was now vainly attempting to inch away from the intruder and turning pale. "Come now...it isn't difficult...and pays well..." The lizard said as he continued to stare unnervingly, his victim now sweating from the discomfort. "Well...Just go to this part of town. ...if your interested... " He said as he dropped a piece of paper on the empty plate, slowly but surely drifting back out of Rhyko's comfort zone, much to the boy's relief. "Decide by tomorrow..." With that, the stranger left, allowing the unfortunate traveler to sigh even louder than before, this time out of relief, and drop his head on the table. "...Ow."
  2. Rhyko frowned a moment at the nickname, before widening his eyes at the revelation of Shina's true visage. Staring for a moment, he managed to shake off his typical reaction to the opposite sex and dug into his meal, much to his delight. It seemed the boy was making a habit of working up an appetite lately, through no effort of his own. The fish was flaky with a crisp skin and thoroughly seasoned with herbs, spices, salt, and butter. The vegetables were more minimalist, but Rhyko enjoyed his veggies anyway. As he enjoyed his meal, a rather unpleasant topic was brought up by his latest benefactor, that of his now significantly diminished means. "I..." He began, attempting to think of something to answer with. "I have no idea." His face dropped as he admitted his lack of a solution, defeat in his voice. "I may have to stay in Raven's Landing a bit longer. Unless..." Would it be possible to find work that took him to Aelindra? It was a long shot, but his alternatives were slim. He couldn't be sure when his next 'incident' would occur, so the sooner he figured out a way to fix this, the better. "Um, about what you mentioned before, about a courier job." He said as he tested his luck. "Do you think anyone would need something delivered to Aelindra?" Rhyko shifted awkwardly as he asked, not sure if he was further imposing on Shina.
  3. I feel you on the cynicism and sarcasm, my dude.
  4. Ah, then I’m afraid mah boi isn’t gonna be around there anytime soon, apologies
  5. Rhyko shakily looked up at the girl addressing him, the color now thoroughly drained from his face. "Oh...its you...hello..." He muttered, his voice hoarse as meekly held up the bag. "Look, I found it....hehehe..." His chuckle was dry and humorless, any sense of achievement from recovering his money now thoroughly dashed. About twenty minutes later, the two of them sat in a nearby tavern that was just beginning to get busy. Naturally, being suddenly destitute with not immediate means of recovery, Rhyko took the friendly stranger up on her offer. "Um, thanks again...for the meal I mean." He said shamefully, staring down at the table in embarrassment. After all that bluster about not taking anymore help, the boy managed to do very little other than hurting his back and causing trouble. At this point, he could only be thankful that he happened upon yet another kind stranger, which was the only regard in which he could say he'd been lucky. "My name's Rhyko by the way." He told her sheepishly, recalling that he hadn't introduced himself earlier despite her asking. The collective chatter of the tavern patrons grew, Rhyko sat in silence as they awaited their meal, unable to think of a topic of conversation appropriate for the circumstances. Just as he was about to test his luck at starting small talk, two plates of grilled fish and simmered vegetables arrived at their table. "Oh, um...a-after you?" He had heard somewhere that it was polite to say that.
  6. If I’m being honest, I’d still have to pass. Not that this seems like a bad idea, I’m just not really into sci-fi
  7. Sorry I missed this one, didn’t want you to think I was just ignoring that message.
  8. Just as the boy was about to give up and try his best to find quick work, he felt something land on his head. For a moment, he dreaded to check what that was, afraid that some enormous bird had just relieved itself on him. But before he could ponder this decision further, Rhyko heard a clicking sound from the source of this weight, close enough to be clearly audible through the still bustling streets of the port city. As he vainly looked up out of pure reflex, the coin purse he'd lost earlier was dangled in front of him by a black beak shortly before being carried off in the direction of some nearby buildings. Is...is it mocking me? Thought the unfortunate traveler, a furrow appearing on his brow as an uncharacteristic anger started welling up in him. Whats more, as he ran after the bird, it seemed to perch itself on a store with a rather conveniently placed group of crates, allowing Rhyko an easy means of climbing to the top. As suspicious as this seemed, he had little choice in the matter and soon found himself wheezing his way to the top of the establishment. Naturally, as soon as this task was complete, the bird lifted off its perch and flew to the next building over. Thankfully, that building was a very small distance away, though that did little to comfort the young man as he hesitantly cleared the short few feet across. Seemingly enjoying itself, the bird let out a few muffled croaks as it continued its course, forcing Rhyko to jump a couple more gaps and developing a degree of tunnel vision. As the air rushed past him and he made yet another leap, his chest and sides already burning, he quickly noticed that his feet had not yet touched the next roof. Soon after, he felt his heart fall into his stomach when he discovered the next building rather a bit farther away then the last few, the guard house window breaking his fall shortly after that. Upon quite literally crashing into the building, the poor boy smashed a table below him before rolling across the ground and right out the door. After a few dry coughs and more wheezing, Rhyko finally managed to take a few gasping breaths before properly regulating his breathing again. Upon doing so, he noticed a weight in his right hand. With not small amount of elation, he beamed through the pain wracking him at the small pouch of a few ravens, laughing madly at his 'success'. It was at this time that he noticed several guards standing over him, none of them looking particularly pleased. It was about a half hour later, as the sun was midway through setting, that Rhyko finally exited the guard building, morbidly staring into his now significantly lighter pouch of coins. He now had roughly the amount of money necessary for one stay at the nearest inn and an incredibly slim meal; far less than what his trip to Aelindra would require.
  9. "D'aaahhh!" The boy shouted as he jumped, a sudden, burning sensation meeting his cheek once more as the woman he just tackled began to apologize and make suggestions. To be honest, Rhyko would love to have the time to stop and find a job, but that simply wasn't an option. Staying in one place seemed like an impossibility at the moment, not to mention the danger he'd be putting this city in. Besides, to lose the money he was lent after receiving so much help would be awful of him, regardless of the circumstances. "Um, I appreciate that, but..." He took in a deep breath before continuing, as though to build up courage. "But I have to decline. I've already taken enough help so far and It would be wrong to accept anymore. Um, thank you though." He said before turning on his heel and heading off in the direction he last saw the bird heading. Several hours passed after the boy said those words, brimming with the shred of confidence he could muster. Naturally, he had thus far failed to locate the dastardly thief, sighing deeply for what must have been the fiftieth time this week as he wandered fruitlessly through the streets.
  10. "Oh, well I was chasing a bird that stole my...money." The boy trailed off as his eyes widened in realization, his thoughts returning to his avian quarry. "Crap!" He shouted as he sprung to his feet and spun around, face pale and eyes darting about in order to find the thief. However, as the name implied, Raven's Landing was full to bursting with such creatures, each of them darting across the sky in all visible directions. Try as he might, Rhyko couldn't tell one apart from another, let alone discern if any were carrying his pouch of borrowed money. As that fact dawned on him, his face sank into a distinctive shade of dread and he began pacing back in forth, panic setting. "What am I gonna do? That was all the money I had. It wasn't even mine! She gave me that so I wouldn't starve, not so a bird could fly off with it. Stupid bird. Stupid me! What was I thinking, holding it out like that? What am I gonna do about food? First day in town on my own and I lose someone else's money? Aww, what am I gonna do?" People walking by learned to make a wide birth around the two as the boy continued to pace and berate himself; this was really not his week.
  11. In truth, it was a bit of a miracle that nobody was knocked over as Rhyko scurried through the busy streets, despite how careful he was to avoid such an outcome. Perhaps if he were more physically imposing, he would cause far more turmoil then the minor inconvenience inflicted on each passerby. However, such luck was only ever going to last so long and as he scrambled after the avian thief, the boy inevitably crashed into a young, masked lady wandering the streets as he was just a moment ago. As he collided with the unsuspecting victim, he felt a brief, but searing heat on his skin as they made contact. "Gaaah!" He shouted as he rolled off, swatting nonexistent flames."Ow, ow. Hot, hot, hot..." Of course, the pain subsided almost as quickly as it had begun, but the shock was not so quick to leave. After taking a moment to search for whatever caused the phantom heat, he found only the masked stranger he had rudely tackled to the ground. "Oh! Uh, sorry, I um..." He stuttered as he flailed about, trying to decide if he should help her up or not. "I'm so sorry, really, I, uh..." His panic prevented him from moving her as he tried to apologize. "Do you need any help?"
  12. People moved back and forth through the city of Raven's landing at a busy pace, as one would expect of such an important port. As much as the black haired boy was accustomed to such a place, it didn't stop him from stumbling and getting caught up in the chaotic motion of the tumultuous crowds. Finally, after passing through one such terror, the young man had a moment to breathe, hand against a building and grey eyes gazing up at the dozens of birds flying through the air. It was definitely a sight he didn't get back in Alethea, the avian city-goers seemingly as busy as the crowds on the street. Taking the moment for all it was worth, he thought back on everything that had happened up to this point. "Don't trust anyone with your secret, kid. Some people are cat people." Those were Kaige's parting words to him after leaving the Warhammer, the demon hunter heading off on his next...hunt? Rhyko sighed at the prospect of continuing on alone, although he couldn't possibly ask for more help than he'd already received. With that thought in mind, he reached down and removed the coin purse attached to his belt, adorning a pair of simple brown breeches and a whit cotton shirt. All of which was a loan from the pirate captain Sylvis, indebting him further. Just as he was wondering how he would ever repay all the help he had received, a raven swooped down from above and plucked the sack from his hand, leaving him stupefied for a few seconds as he failed to process what just happened. "Hey!" He needlessly shouted as he finally snapped to his senses and took off after the thieving bird, pushing through the crowd with mixed levels of effectiveness.
  13. Full Summary: Upon arriving in Port Kyros, the Demon Hunter Kaige and the almost nude Rhyko immediately made for the nearest inn, where the made the acquaintance of one Sylvis Blaze, local pirate captain. After eating and sleeping, the teenage boy was treated to a change of clothing by the demon hunter, before the two requested passage to Raven's Landing from ship captain they met the night before, guided to her ship, the Warhammer, by her first mate Aquila. After a large some of gold and the promise of a favor from each of them, the pirate ship set sail to the next port with two new passengers. Along the way, they came under fire from five rival ships, the attack forcing Rhyko to transform once more. Along with Kaige and Lady Blaze, the newly awoken wolf attacked the nearest vessel attempting to board while the Warhammer contended with the other four, the three fighters tearing a swath through the enemy pirates. As a result, the ship was eventually destroyed in a blast that sent the wolf into the ocean, rescued by Sylvis after returning to human form. With Kaige being treated for wounds sustained in the battle, Rhyko resting with the captain in her quarters, and the only surviving ship of the attacking party now fleeing the area, the Warhammer continued onward to Raven's Landing. Short Summary: A chance meeting with a new ally, a battle on the seas, and a journey to Raven's Landing.
  14. At first, the boy merely blinked at the sailors gathering around him, having not quite caught their captain's words. But as they began to lift him from the ground, Rhyko began panicking. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), his weak flailing and thrashing did little to dissuade his captives, nor did it seem to make it any more difficult for them to carry him. Inevitably, he was dumped off on the Captain's bed, the Lady herself walking in shortly after. Naturally, it only took a moment's pause to remember he was, in fact, naked before a rather attractive woman, causing him to cover his delicates as well as he could. "Um, uh...that's alright..." He replied, only partially picking up on what she was saying through the embarrassment that now colored his cheeks. "I mean, uh, I'm fine. I don't think I need much rest...I would appreciate some clothes though." At the moment, it was impossible to look her in the eye, though a realization crept up on him as he avoided eye-contact. "You saw it, didn't you." Rhyko's voice was dejected and a bit fearful as he thought of what he should say, unsure of what Sylvis thought of him now. "I don't really know what it is or where it came from. I was hurt or...maybe I was killed, back in Alethea. Then," He trailed off again, before collecting himself. "Well, it was like you saw. It seems like Kaige bumped into me after that, I can't remember very well. He helped me after I turned back." He sat up in the bed, throwing his legs over the side facing away from the door in order to make it easier to cover himself. "I promise, I'll pay you back for everything and I'll definitely pay back the favor I owe, but I need to get to Aelindra first. There might be someone who can help me figure out whats happening." He didn't turn to look at her, choosing instead to await her response as he was. If she decided to kill him, it would be less frightening this way. And perhaps it would be for the best.
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