For a moment, Edward Von Aurence listened to the unique melody played by the new device he had obtained during his trip to the Neutral Grounds with one of the town's children. He had set this particular song to alert him whenever the leading members of the Church of Lorelei needed him or wish to talk with him. Edward pressed a button on the device which caused it to light up. A projected image of one of the Church of Lorelei's Bishops appeared before Edward. It was then the Bishop had begun to speak to the blonde-haired priest.
Father Edward Von Aurence, we are contacting you regarding an important matter of international importance. I am quite sure you are familiar with the northern military kingdom known as Pergrande, correct. The kingdom of Pergrande is not so keen on even daring to ask for help from Fiore. However, the neutral grounds requires someone to run an errand to the Pergrande Kingdom. This errand is a parcel. What it contains is none of your business, as your job is to deliver. Don't open it. Once you enter Pergrande, you may not use magic ever, or show you're magical at all. For this reason, you will be given rental gear to look like you rely on it. The only reason they send a mage, is in case Pergrande gets hostile and you need to flee. This is a simple delivery mission, don't mess it up. Succeeding in this mission might ease the tensions between the two nations and maintain the fragile peace they have now. I will send you the address where you are to pick up the client's package and the rental gear. May the light of Lorelei guide your path.
With those final words, the image of the Bishop vanished as he ended the call with the blonde-haired priest. Edward knew what he was supposed to do for the Church of Lorelei as he looked at the address sent to him. He wrote a note and placed it on his door before he left the small port town of Magnolia to the Neutral Grounds via the public forms of transportation he was able to use.
It took a few hours for Edward to reach the Neutral Grounds, an area where all magic ceased to work once a wizard entered inside of it. The blonde hair priest walked the streets of the town with a kind smile plastered onto his face. It was not long before he reached the location where he was to pick up the package and the equipment he was to wear to his hide his magical ability.
Upon arriving at the pickup location, Edward was greeted by a young man who seemed to be only a few years old than himself. The man lead Edward inside of the building where Edward was able to change into his new gear which made him look like a cavalier. Armor made from the hide of some kind of reptile or lizard with a matching armor with a steel sword. "Alright, you are geared up." The young man told Edward. "This is the last thing." The man handed Edward an airship ticket. "This is so you can get there and back. But if things get bad, then don't worry about using magic." With that, the client finished and urged Edward off before the blonde-haired priest could speak.
Edward looked at the time on the airship ticket. He realized how close it was time for the airship to depart and understood why the client had rushed him off. Edward dashed down the streets, albeit a bit slower than usually speed because of the equipment's weight. With frantic breathing, Edward had barely made it in time and onto the ship. He sat down in his seat and rested for a while the ship carried him off to his destination.
It was with the pilot's voice that Edward woke up from his quick nap. He exited the airship with the package in hand. Edward now in the Pergrande Kingdom, the largest nation in all of Earthland. Edward had heard the rumors of the nation's intense hatred of all things magical. He gripped the package a bit tighter in his hands. Edward hoped completing this job would make things a bit smoother between Fiore and the Pergrande Kingdom. If that happened, then the world could become a bit more peaceful. Of course, Edward knew it would take more than a delivery to obtain peace. However, the journey of a thousand steps always started with one.
Edward looked at the second address on a written piece of paper and walked around the city. It took him a few hours, but he eventually found the location where he was supposed to deliver the package. When Edward entered the building, a large man greeted him with a smile and introduced himself. Edward knew he didn't have much time before the airship he was supposed to return on departed so he couldn't spend a lot of time with the man. Instead, Edward gave him a kind smile and a quick introduction before leaving. With that, Edward left for the airship and departed back to the Neutral Grounds where he gave back the equipment and informed the client of the completed job. Then he reported to the Church of Lorelei about his completed job as well.
Edward Von Aurence
Priest Of The Church Of Lorelei
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