Job Thread: https://www.fairytail-rp.com/t10937-unique-job-destroyer-of-mountains
It took him some time to arrive at the edge of the Mysterious Canyons, where a few villages had made it their home to stay at. It was difficult to wrap his head around why people would decide to build a settlement here, but he doubted he would understand it all even if they told him. As he jumped down from the back of the caravan, Shane did a few stretches and cracked some stiff joints with multiple pops. The final one, releasing the strain on his neck, gave him a satisfied smile. He gave three slaps to the side of the caravan, causing three loud smacks on the wooden carriage before putting up a thumbs-up. The driver of the caravan replied with the same gesture and began moving again, on his way to another village just south of the one he had arrived at.
At first glance, the village was small and rather backwards, but then Shane realized that it wasn’t bad as he thought. Upon further inspection, the houses near the entrance of the village, rather downtrodden and dilapidated, was actually a farce. They had done it on purpose to trick any marauders or raiders who would prey on their village. Shane was trying to peek in when he heard multiple footfalls coming his way. He turned around just in time to see a hardy and tough man in his fifties, betrayed only by his greying hair, lead a group of four other men that bore the same tough disposition.
“Mister Stern?” the man in the lead queried as he neared, a questioning glint in his eyes. Shane raised an eyebrow and then nodded.
“Yup, Shane Stern. Rune Knight,” the silver-haired man said as he pulled out a chain from around his neck, showing his identity badge. It was his easiest way of identifying himself, as he was always dressed casually. He was sporting a grey long sleeved T-shirt with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows, a pair of black-on-grey camouflage patterned cargo pants and a pair of black boots. Huntsman, his red and black large caliber pistol, sat in a holster strapped to his right leg while the other one of the pair, Knight was in a similar holster on his left leg. He looked like the typical mercenary or adventurer, which was why the group of men hesitated slightly when they heard his answer, trying to discern if he was speaking the truth.
“I’m Arthur, village head of Mirros. We are the ones who had put up the job request,” the man before further introducing the other four men, identifying them as the village heads of the neighboring villages. Shane stepped forward and shook all of their hands respectively, before stepping back to where he was originally.
“I would appreciate a sit rep but let’s do it when my partner has arrived. She should be here soon,” Shane replied. The partner in question was Sara Ravencrest, a reliable ally that he had found in their previous job taking down an extremely powerful guild called the Syndicate. The two of them had cooperated well together. Sara had mentioned that it would have been a better opportunity to explore how well they could work together if they were to face the same foe, instead of fighting their own battles as they had done in their previous job.
Shane had agreed with that opinion, which was the reason for him extending an invitation to her to join him on this job. From the job description, it had been implied that they would find themselves facing off against a monster that has been dormant for years. Personally, it was a great test for Shane as well, to see how far he could go if he went all out. The Rune Knights are bound to face even bigger threats than the previous invasion, and he was sure as hell going to get himself stronger before that happened.
[Total WC: 657 / 16,000]