Soft rays of gold beamed into a small room and along the sheets of a dull colored bed. The only thing that broke apart the dullness of the white sheets was a mess of black hair sprawled along the bed. Groaning, the hair seemed to rise as the sheets fell down revealing a young woman seeming to just awaken to the new day. Her eyes opened causing the blueish green to peer through the black strands of hair. Moving her hands from out of the covers, she shoved her hair back behind her and yawned, pushing her arms up into the air trying to stretch her muscles. “Mmmph” the soft noise seemed to slip from her lips at the end of her stretch.
Now awake, she pulled herself out of bed and began to fix her clothes and hair. She didn’t have a lot of personal items, but what she did have, she wasn’t about to lose. With the last touch up of her hair, she began to fit her weapons back on her. The gauntlet on her right arm was fastened into place making sure that the line behind it was secured. Moving downwards, she strapped two daggers to her thighs and straightened back up to move her sheath back to her side. Doing a quick mental check of her things, she nodded to herself and left the room.
The smell of bread and strew hit her senses immediately. Her eyes searched the main room of the tavern with interest until she noticed the barkeep moving about a rather large cauldron. Was that stew? For a brief moment, she thought about sitting down to get some stew, but she knew her funds were too sparse for such things. Moving towards the counter, she placed a copper piece on the counter to receive a loaf of bread. Biting into it, she left the tavern to begin her round for today.
It had been a week since she had left the deserted remains of Istria. She had managed to find out that over 21 people were moved from Yunoa to a nearby village to help with trivial things that the kingdom needed. They would be guarded at all times of course, the problem was, the trail stopped here. She had arrived in Alderdale late last night and managed to ask a good amount of the people in the tavern, but no one had seen or heard any guards lately. This caused her great annoyance, but today, she was determined to find something.
Rounding the corner to where most of the housing seemed to be, her eyes searched for someone who looked like they lived here. Sure she had talked to travelers, but she needed to speak to a resident or two. Seeing movement to her right, she moved her hand and caught the back of their arm. “Can I ask you a couple questions?”