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The overcast sky didn't give much calm to the atmosphere of the travelers as Indra walked with a group of mercenaries and merchants. The forest was a steep place with plenty of tall trees and moss that obscured much of the light from their trail. Among the group was a certain muscular individual with jet-black hair. He wore a cloak lightly open, revealing a black light-armor. Upon his shoulder was a small red serpent-dragon, coiled just so to be hanging off the man's arm for the company.
In the center of the 'circus' of travelers were was a young woman with long blonde hair. Her appearance seemed somewhat regal but was dressed in simple clothing and long skirt just appropriate for road travel.
She was the daughter of a merchant guild's master. Due to her need to travel to another branch of her father's guild, she had been the focus of many dark mage attacks, seeking to disrupt trade efforts between other merchant guilds and other trades in different cities. This had not been the first time she was targeted, and certainly not the last. So naturally, they hired some muscle from neighboring guilds. Indra, sadly drew the short straw as he was asked to accompany the other mercenaries.
The only comfort was the brewing thunderstorm overhead. It gave him a more pleasant ambiance to hear the rolling thunder in the distance approach.
The bodyguards were asked to leave the woman, who went by Emilia Reinheart, by herself with the exception of her own guild companions-- two other men who appeared to be personal members of the guild. Possibly ex-knights who handled themselves.
Though Indra had been directly instructed to not bother with the woman, he couldn't help but steal looks at her beauty.
Either way, he marched forward for now, keeping vigilant of any enemies that would come by.