Far overhead a hawk soared, weaving inbetween the trees looking for it’s next prey. The air smelled sweet, like a mixture of berries and grass. The birds were chirping, and men were talking. The sun was bright, and there was not a cloud in the sky. It had the be the nicest day of the year, thus far.
For me however, the day had gotten off to a rough start. I was on the run, the assassins guild had decided that I would be their next target. You see I had a run in with one of the most powerful clans in the land not to long ago. The Fireheart clan. A group of explorers dedicated to finding, and solving the mysteries of this world. They.. didn’t like me.
I tripped. The roots to one of the tree’s was sticking up above the ground. On my way down I looked behind me, eyeing one of my pursurers. He was wearing a red mask over his face, and long elaberate red robes. I could not make out the expression in his face, he was a blur of red, moving faster then anyone I knew. I only had a matter of seconds left. I crawled, trying desperatly to get up. I could have cried, but I held it in. That’s when the man in red cought up to me. He held his dagger to my throught, pulling me up.
“Got you” He said, almost emotionless behind his mask. “Lord Fireheart has requested an audience with you.” He threw down a smoke bomb, and when the dust cleared we were at the Fireheart camp.
My mind spun in circles. I had no clue what was going on. One minute I thought I was going to die, the next here I was. Back at the camp of the people who called the hit on me. I felt sick.
“This way” The man said, his voice really creeping me out. I followed hom into Lord Firehearts tent. The inside was elaberate, with reds and golds. Taperstry hung from the cieling, and a man adorned in dark armor sat in a chair at the other end of the tent.
“Aldrik, you may leave us now” the man said “Leondil, take a seat, I have an offer to make you” Aldrik left the tent silently, and I took a seat on chair that was just right of where I was standing. “How would you like to be a member of the Fireheart clan? To be one of the few who know our true purpose in this world?”