However, Leona would not be working alone. She would be working with a mage from the guild called Crystal Swan. She had heard various things about the guild. Some said that they were a collection of artists. Others claimed that Crystal Swan was a guild of adventurous archaeologists. Today she hoped to learn a bit more about the group.
It was true that one member did not have a complete picture of a guild, but hearing the truth from a Crystal Swan member was better than going on hearsay from the street. Anyway, it was time to enter the town. Leona was not getting paid to daydream. She was getting paid to find out what happened to their food delivery and bring it to them. She walked through the open gates and was greeted by a trio of cat people.
Two of them wore iron armor and carried shields and spears. They looked to be tigers with orange fur and black stripes. One had a scar over its right eye while the other had a thin white beard. The third wore elaborate robes that were blue and gold in color. She looked to be a tiger as well, only a white one with black stripes. They seemed pleased to meet her.
"Its scent is new." The guard with the scar commented about Leona.
"Hello young one. I am Felicia, the mayor of this town." The one in robes said to her.
"Hi there. I heard you had a late delivery?" Leona inquired.
"Yes. You see, we made a contract for a delivery of food at the first of last month. As you can tell, it still has not gotten here. We have been living off of emergency stores for a month." Felicia explained.
"And you think something happened to the delivery person?" Leona asked.
"Yes. We have not heard anything from them all this time." Felicia explained.
"Well then. Looks like our work's cut out for us. As soon as my partner gets here, we'll get going." Leona informed Felicia.
"Splendid, young one. Now tell me. What is your name?" Felicia asked the blonde.
"Leona. Leona Jarnefeldt." The blonde answered.
"Leona? That is an interesting name for a human. Hopefully you can live up to it." Felicia commented. Leona kept quiet. She did not want to antagonize the client.
"Its clothing is strange." The scar-faced guard added.
"Yes. It cannot hide from our sight, not with the clashing colors it wears. It stands out from afar." The bearded guard chimed in. Leona muffled her displeasure and said nothing. She was a mage, not a fashion model.
"What guild do you represent?" The bearded guard asked.
"Silver Wolf." Leona replied before rolling up her right shirt sleeve and showing her guild tattoo to the trio.
"You humans have interesting names for your magic organizations." He opined.
Leona looked at the town. It looked like a typical town in Fiore. It had houses and paved streets and street lamps. She had expected something like a primitive village or a rustic farming community. Aside from the food problem, the town looked to be doing well for itself.
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