The rustling of dried leaves echoed throughout Elderwood as the two ventured the forest. It was certainly a pleasant sight to behold. Gigantic trees stood tall with branches opened wide as if welcoming the adventurers. Everything was green and brown. The growth of the forest hasn’t been disturbed for many years, and the Satyrs have done well to preserve it.
“Ah… there really isn’t a place in Uld that is more vibrant than Elderwood!” exclaimed Lillin.
Chris, on the other hand, continued walking as if he didn’t hear anything so the two proceeded. Elderwood is vast and it’s easy to get lost with one misstep. It was only because of Lillin that Chris can easily go in and out of the forest.
“Chris, don’t you like this forest too?” asked Lillin.
Annoyed by the question, Chris looked at Lillin. “We are not here to sightsee!” said Chris. “Besides, I’m not a lover of forests. Anything that easily burns is a thing of weakness.”
Taken aback, Lillin let out a deep sigh. It is one thing for a Satyr to be yelled at, but it’s another thing for someone to disgrace their most beloved place. But Lillin knew Chris well enough. She took everything in, and proceeded silently.
As they get deeper and deeper into the forest, Lillin heard a vicious howl from a distance. Almost immediately, Chris took out his sword and killed a snake that swept through the ground and jumped behind Lillin.
“What’s wrong? All the animals in this place don’t normally attack people, especially a Satyr…” Lillin was lost in thought and was very confused.
“This is not the time to think about it! Pull out your gun! We are completely surrounded!” exclaimed Chris.
Finally, Lillin was able to gather courage. “I’m sorry my beloved forest. I have to take the life of some of your children, in order to preserve mine and my companion.”
The wolves attacked ferociously, but Chris made quick work of them. Lillin fired three bullets with her sturdy rifle, and they pierced through the wild bear leading the pack.
Letting out a sigh, Lillin mumbled, “No! What happened to this sacred place that the Satyrs have protected for so long?”
“Things are getting worst. We have to know what’s happening. Let’s hurry to the Mountain of Icepeaks!” Chris said with great resolve.
As soon as they started walking, a loud explosion was heard from the direction of the Mountain of Icepeaks. Surprised, the two sped up and ran towards their destination.