You wake up one morning, the sun shining through your window. Your story begins in a little cottage in the countryside. You live a simple life as a farmhand, taking care of the cows, helping with the wheat field, and gathering chicken eggs for breakfast. It’s a boring but honest living. The best you can do is hope that one day, you’ll inherit the farm from the person you’re working for.
You step into the kitchen and realize no one else is home. On the counter, you find a note:
I found out from a passing trader that there will be a gathering of farmers for the annual Summer Marketplace. Unfortunately, they will be having it earlier than usual. I’m heading off to Castor to trade one of the cows, two chickens, and a bag of wheat. Take care of the farm for me while I’m gone. I’ll be back by the end of the week.
– Farmer Chuck, Milker of Cows, Thresher of Wheat, Gatherer of Eggs, Last of His Name
P.S. I know you’ll be waking up late (as usual), so I’ll make you work for your breakfast. Get some fresh milk from the cow and fry up some eggs. I also left the fishing rod by the chicken coop so you can catch some fish for dinner. Get a move on!
With a heavy sigh, you lower the note, get your boots on, and get ready for the day. For some reason, the farmer put the chicken coop and the cow pen a good distance away from the house. After a long march, you make it to the pen, grab a nearby bucket, and get to work on your breakfast.
Then, you hear a roar.
Faint at first, but soon, the roar gets louder.
There is a loud crash nearby, and a roar louder than anything you’ve ever heard echoes through the field. You take cover under the cow and peek through its legs.
In the distance, you see a great beast. Huge, leathery wings. A long, scaly neck. Great horns and teeth the size of butcher knives. It can’t be. You’ve only heard rumors of this creature from stories that passing knights told at the local tavern.
It goes by many names. The Fiery Butcher of Arkos.The Flying Terror of Seris. Tim (not as long of a name, but equally as terrifying).