While Oren seemed to be hard at work, he was interrupted as the three members of the Iron Falcons had appeared. "Oh hello, yes, how are you all, what might you need?" The man seemed to be full of energy and like he was merely trying to get back to work, though this paused as he heard Cassia's question. "Wait, you mean to take on the Desert Riders? Truly?"
Leon was taken a bit off guard by this and without any certainty in his voice, said, "it's on the table, at least."
Oren seemed to deflate a bit, before perking back up. "Right right. Well, let me see what I can remember." He seemed to go a bit pensive as he said, "well, the Desert Riders themselves are stationed in an old abandoned fort somewhere in the middle of the Servan Woods, not too far from this town." The man's face seemed to scrunch up in a bit of disappointment, he said, "that's about as much as I know of them on their stronghold, and that's only from hearsay from travelers that stop by here." Leon pondered on this for a bit. While the information was pretty vague and general, given where they were located, it was likely to prove more then enough. Seeing the young man in thought, Oren said, "please, I'm not sure what we would be able to give if you were to help us, but it would mean the world to us all and many others."
Leon looked to both of the other members of his group who had come with him. They both seemed to have already been in favor of going after the bandit group, and Leon would be lying if he said he would be comfortable with letting them continue to harass the others around the area. Looking back to Oren he said, "then we'll take tonight's celebration as payment in advance." While Oren seemed to be absolutely ecstatic from this, Leon was quite sure if he was making the correct choice, and with only the opinion of the other two near him for it. Yet all the same, he had already made it and had to face what lied ahead.
Chapter 1 - Towards the Desert
Date: 17th of Aeis
Time: 12:27 PM
Location: The Entrance of the Servan Woods
The day had come and gone. The people of Tellan had cheered for their heroes, and they had been able to both eat their fill for the night and sleep in lodgings provided by the towns people. During the night, Leon had informed the group of what their next job would be. To defeat the Desert Rider bandits that had hid in the Servan Woods. Given that there was only one fort that was ever built inside of the woods, finding where it was located had not proven to be much of an issue. As such, the group began their march towards the Servan Woods, and after a day of travel had arrived at the entrance of the woods.
The Servan Woods was a place that used to be a premiere hunting ground and place to forage for food and flowers in times long past. Since an influx of monsters had appeared though, that which they had hunted became scarce and the people who wished to gather from the area became even scarcer. Somewhat deep into the forest lies an old fort, an outpost that was created to surpress the monsters but has, at least thought to be, long since been abandoned. As most of what people used to scavenge has either gone extinct or become too costly to get, humans rarely ever step foot in here.