The morning had come for Xolvion and the others, giving them an early wake-up call as the sun shone brightly. Xolvion had been the first to wake up, walking out of his tent in just his pants as he raised his arms above his head stretching profoundly.
Gwen and Owen soon came out of their tents and greeted Xolvion with a good morning. Gwen had to do a double-take as she saw Xolvion was shirtless, causing her to turn a little red. Owen noticed this and couldn't help laughing at her for getting all embarrassed.
Soon Crystal was awake too and the four of them sat outside in the sunshine as they packed away their camp and had breakfast. While eating Xolvion pulled out a map that was marked with where the goblins had been sighted last, giving him a good idea of where their hideout might be.
"We are getting close now," Xolvion said, estimating that they were only half a day's walk away from their destination.
The others nodded as the realization that they were ge
"This is no longer a copper rank quest," Xolvion said, giving the others a serious look. "What do you mean, they only took us off guard for a moment, we can take a few more goblins!" Gwen shouted, refusing to give up yet. Xolvion frowned, seeing that he wasn't going to get through to her. "I guess it's too late now anyhow." He then said, closing his eyes as he sighed. Suddenly he raised his hand with incredible speed, catching an arrow that was meant for his face, opening his eyes slowly as he looked at the one who had shot it at him. "Master!" Crystal shouted, seeing the arrow in his hand. Gwen and Owen were also shocked, having had no idea that anyway was even aiming a shot at them, never mind how Xolvion had been able to catch it like that. "We are surrounded," Xolvion said, dropping the arrow and taking a look around him. "Oh, crap... What do we do!" Gwen said, looking around to see all of the goblin archers getting ready to fire at them. "I hate to say it, but our best be
"I will show you my power, master." Crystal said, holding her staff to the side as she readied herself and prepared to fight.Xolvion watched as he crossed his arms, excited to see what she could do against the goblins that charged toward her."Crystal, look out!" Gwen said, not sure she would be able to fight them by herself."I won't let you get close to master!" She said, letting her magical power burst to life as it glowed around her body."Take this!" She shouted, creating a sudden burst of ice that rippled across the ground, creating razor-sharp icicles to shoot up and rip through the Goblins that had been charging towards them, leaving them impaled on the ice.Gwen and Owen, we're shocked at her power, never having seen ice magic like this before.Xolvion on the other hand had expected nothing less, knowing that if she couldn't deal with a group of simple Goblins, then she had no place being here with him."I did it, master look!" She said, suddenly walking over to Xolvion."Go
Xolvion and the others stood over the girls that had been kidnapped. Looking down upon them with pity in their eyes at the horrors that had befallen them.Crystal winced at the sight of the girls, seeing that they had been beaten and raped repeatedly, with most of the girls even dying from their wounds."Stacy!" Owen suddenly yelled, finding his friend among the girls that littered the cave."Oh my god, Stacy!" Gwen also shouted, trying to hold the tears back as she took in the sight of her friend.Xolvion could see the darkness in her eyes, knowing that she had already lost her mind."Please, you have to heal her!" Gwen pleaded, no longer able to hold her tears back."I can heal her physically, but her mind is a different matter..." He said, knowing that all he could try to do was wipe her memory."Kill me..." A soft voice spoke, coming from the girl."Stacy! Please hang on, its me. Its Owen, we have come to save you." Owen said, trying to hold Stacy upright so she could see who he w
"Surely not..." Xolvion said to himself, taking a closer look at the body on the ground, using his magic sense ability to scan it.Crystal looked at him, seeing that he was focusing on one of the dead girls, and couldn't help but wonder what he was doing."Is everything alright, master?" She asked, seeming to get his attention."Y-Yeah. Sorry, Crystal. Please start leading the girls out of the cave, there is just one last thing I need to do." Xolvion said, getting a nod from her.With that Crystal started to lead all of the surviving girls slowly towards the exit of the cave, leaving only Xolvion alone in the main hall."I must be going mad," Xolvion said to himself as he walked over to the body of the girl, who was lying on the ground.This time Xolvion placed his hand on her stomach, where he could feel the life force coming from."No... It's defiantly there. But it is growing weaker." He said, knowing it was because the mother was dead and the baby was starting to die too."Still,
The next day had arrived fast for Xolvion and the others. Of course, Xolvion had had to explain what the deal was with the baby goblin he had seemed to adopt from his last quest."Oh my, it's rather cute for a goblins offspring," Zoranna said as she looked at the little thing."But what in the world do you need a baby for, master?" She asked, not seeing its usefulness."Don't tell me you can't sense it, Zoranna?" Xolvion asked as he sat drinking his morning coffee.Zoranna gave her master a questioning look before she looked back at the baby, seeming to sense its magical potential this time."Oh..." She said, seeming rather impressed."That can't be right," Luna said, also feeling it."I didn't think goblins could produce such strong mages?" Luna also said."I think this one is a special case." Xolvion then said as he placed his mug back on the table.Zoranna and Luna both looked at him as they waited for Xolvion to expand on what he had said."As you already know. Monsters can evolve