As their airship hastened through the sky, Harrigan could see the landscape outside from behind one of the more larger windows of the ship. Not that he had a moment to take in anything, as the ship flew fast enough to barely pinpoint and focus on a single object. And maybe even if Harrigan could, then he still wouldn't. As his thoughts were somewhere else. But what was it, what was the enigma that Harrigan could possibly be pondering on. Was it something devious, a horrid plan to forebode nothing but ill and misfortune for the poor people of Fiore. Or was it something far more complex, the foundations of a plan that yet had to be revealed. One that could easily envelope they entirety of Kingdom itself.
Honestly it was actually neither. Not devious nor something complex. Not even a plan. No, what was on Harrigans mind was nothing more then the mundanity of reminiscing of the recent days. After all al lot had happened over the timespan of a month.
It had all started when after quite some time Harrigan Crawford emerged from the unknown, bringing with him his newest asset. His will incarnate as he would often refer to her. Rosetta, the machina creation that had taken on the form of a child. A vision of what he'd never managed to create himself, namely children. But as said before, the child was an asset. Created from the twisted mind of Harrigan who even saw his own offspring as possibility to further his own goals. Either way the creation of her, was the start an entire new chapter. And managed to set the gears of fate in motion, as the two of them. Along with a small band of loyal Savage Skull soldiers embarked on an entire new mission. To find new and strong assets for the guild. And most importantly for Harrigan itself.
Within in time he found them, some new and more then willing to join. Others less willing and had to be forced through other methods. He'd even picked up the trail of a rather familiar face, namely Indar Blackshield. A former pillar head that had vanished from the face of the earth. But even he rejoined his ranks once again, why Harrigan didn't really know. Honestly the man was quite the enigma, even to him. Maybe it was the faint sense of a place to belong that convinced the monster with the mask. Or maybe it was nothing at all, nothing then the motion to keep going with your life. Regardless of whatever path that would take.
Harrigan even met a girl, one that held much promise, or so it said. Nothing much was known about her except the fact that she was raised in an orphanage by nuns. Who had hidden her away, and somehow managed to keep any information about her away from prying eyes. To such an extent that it became rather questionable.''Milord, we have arrived''
Breaking through his chain of thoughts was a stoic voice. Belonging to a man wearing a skull mask. Obviously a soldier from his guild. Who informed him about their imminent arrival at the River Village. Which was their next destination. Only this time, it was something else then a recruitment mission. This time is was to deal with an old enemy, one that had managed to evade their grasps for years. Namely Major George Raider, a highly valued officer from the Rune Knight army. That most recently had collapsed, forcing many of the remaining knights to take home at one of their outposts. For years Major Raider had been out of reach, as he was stationed at the heart of their organization. But now with the Knights mostly gone, he had no choice to return home where it all begun for him. The River Village. Which was about to become his grave as well. ''Very well, tell Rosetta to land the ship away from prying eyes. I'd rather not have the inhabitants notice our arrival.''
After all the River Village was a small village, a place where nothing much happened on a daily basis. Except the mundanity of life itself. So one could easily understand that the sight of a strange ship, landing in their midst was a cause for alarm.
The soldier nodded and replied with a ''very well sir''
before he wandered off. Leaving Harrigan once again with solitude of his own mind, just before the ship started to descent.