In memory of the erstwhile PAT/VAWT Boys...:D
Disclaimer: Any resemblance to a real lively person/persons is purely intentional...:D
Having rid the forests of the Western Woods from the vicious packs of Werewolves, the warriors proceeded East looking for more adventures. Meanwhile, their fame spread throughout the nearby lands, fuelled by their recent conquests.
They traveled east for three days. On the fourth day, they reached the gates of Workshire city.
Some guards approached the warriors.
“Who are you”?
“We are warriors from the west. We are just passing by; We mean no harm to your people,” replied Sagaricus.
“Welcome, Warriors, we have heard of your adventures. But before resuming your journey, you need to get the permission to stay here from the Sherrif. That is the law” said the guard.
So, accompanied by three guards, the four warriors entered the town.
Workshire was unlike any other city they had ever seen. The city was littered with factories that housed gigantic machines on which the townsfolk worked tirelessly, manufacturing powerful weaponry that was exported to arm the armies of even the most distant lands of the realm.
The town’s sherrif, Sandikrates, already witness to the skill and courage of the warriors in the Western Woods, invited them to his offices in order to honour them on behalf of the city.
After a sumptuous feast, the warriors sat down with Sandikrates.
“So, warriors, where are you headed now? Off to another adventure perhaps?”
“We have travelled extensively throughout the Western realm. We gained knowledge and had many adventures; Now, we have decided to move East”, said Hershules.
“In that case, I would like to suggest an adventure right here, in these lands. Have you heard of a creature called Vawtymus?”
The four warriors looked at each other and shook their heads in the negative.
“I thought so. The Vawtymus is a Monstrous creature that troubles these lands. It is a tall, three- headed giant that wakes up every two years, and eats away hundreds of men besides destroying all our crops. It moves with the wind and is almost impossible to control. Many brave Knights came to slay it, but no man that ever encountered it, has lived to tell the tale.”
The four warriors listened with interest. Lured by the prospect of adventure, Pajax stood up and declared:
“We shall apprehend and get rid of this creature for your people!”
The other three nodded in agreement.
“Bravo, we finally have hope!” said Sandikrates, delighted at the prospect.
“So, where can we find this Vawtymus?”asked Nishkantos.
“The creature lives inside a cave in the mountains east of a village called Thermaliya. It is a six hour ride away from the city”, said Sandikrates.
The warriors rode towards Thermaliya. When they reached the village, they found it empty, except for warning signs scaring away any visitors.