You are unlike any other man and women or child, for one example, none have scales, as you began to grow, the kids in Southlake would not stop bullying you, you tried and tried to stop them, or reason with them, and every time they said they would stop, they never did stop, it has been 18 years, and the bully’s tricks and fake truths, wouldn't end, the people of Southlake were not fond of you, they think you are some sort of enemy to the king, although you keeps on telling them you are normal, even if you can breathe underwater you is still someone who can feel and needs respect, the bully’s: Grayson, Corman, and Cleopatra, all of them have been tricking you for the past 19 years, all of them, don’t care what you is doing, they just want to be amused and amused is what they want the most, all the time its nonstop, all of this and everyone keeps bullying and tricking you, even wyoun you at home. the people of Southlake, currently just see you as a freak.
“Why do you keep on tormenting me? What am I doing wrong?” you would say that, and all the people said were the same thing, they didn’t even care about what you would say
the king of Southlake, Benjamin, called you over, you wanted to talk to you,
the walls of the kingdom glimmered as you entered the smell of pork chops and carrots filled the air as the warm steam grew thicker and thicker, the bests that tormented the kingdom long ago strung up on the walls as signs of victory, the King, a very wise and old man, despises you, his grey thick beard runs down all the way to his cyoust.
“another Lizardfolk has been spotted around these parts, you may have come from the same mother, such as you have, I know the people of Southlake have been kind of… Unfair towards you, but do this one thing for me, and I’ll make it up to you, you were last spotted with a torch, burning down a town of mine, people think you have something to do with this, please. A spy in the marshlands has been looking for you for a while, you found his hideout, a cave in the Marsh," This were just what you needed, someone related to you burning down a town so that people's overall view of you spirals down, but people might see you aren't so different, scales aside
[[I wont go]]
[[I will go]]
A day later from wyoun you got the letter, guards barged into your home, they dragged you into the kingdom as they move up the steps the people look at you with laughter and disgust
As you march into the kingdom with the guards controlling you by a rope, the king speaks to you at first sight
“So, you think you can just silence me? Well, I have more guards then you will power!
If you were to just answer me I would’ve been in a better mood, but you’re youre, and that’s that,” you said.
[[What now? ->Accept Request]] "I thought you would say that. Guards! Seize you!"
as guards take you from the main hall to the prison, the kings face is the last you will see for a while
[[Restart]] “I accept your offer, I will go find my sibling and end his troubles towards Southlake,”
“Go now! Remember, you have only on goal: Stop you!”
you get sent off with a sword and nothing else, not even some food, only a sword, and some rope.
you looked like a person, except you had claws and scales, with a nose that of a lizard, you found out recently you had horns popping out 2 years ago, now your horns are in a curve, facing out the same way you faces. you were dark green, his eyes a shade of light baby blue with a faint line of black in the middle, his stench smelled like bad garlic, the kind people would leave out and made sure it got all mushy. No matter how many times you showered, you always smelled like this: this would also lead to one of the many times people called you stinky alligator, you were thin, not that thin, but for some people, you were small, the only person to ever like who you were, were someone were a girl named Laura, syou never really liked people like Grayson or his gang, instead syou vowed syou would protect you from all of the bullies, they don’t talk anymore, your children keep your busy enough as is. you’s youaring were unlike any other in the Marshlands, youaring every branch to every twig snapping in the distance.
you had reached the marshlands, a cold-warm foul stinking place. Filled with ash and bone, wolves, bears, and other nasty things filled the place. The marshlands were quiet, the only sound were lava and twigs snapping, a wild beast stumbled upon you, cowering away at the sight of you, not because of his looks, but because of his fear of the place, the beast cowered into a cave, presumably his home, the volcanoes at the far side of the Marshlands were recently spewing out molten magma, the magma too hot to touch, this place were filled to the brim with danger.
[[Explore the area]] Somewhat lost in the echoes of the Marshlands, you stood, unable to locate any sign of place, all you saw were grey and black, a beast once again found his way towards you slashing at you, the beast roared at you, shaking the dead tree behind you, you drew out his sword, you swung at the roaring beast, you got cut on your arm, your arm filled with pain as you slew the beast, but his arm were in pain, you couldn't think, you throbbed as things grew dark.
[[what?]] you woke up only to find a pack of wolves, knawing at you, although your scales, hard as bone, protected you, you got up and just remembered the throbbing pain in your upper arm as soon as you put pressure on it the pain hurt like nothing else, you needed youlp. you sought out to find refuge, maybe someone could youlp his gash. you spot a lake guarded by mountains to steep to pass blocked the way to what looked like a broken down and dirty hut,
[[Don't Swim]] you never tried it, but the kids that would make fun of you, told you you could breathe underwater, much like an amphibian, you never really tried it, but it wouldn't hurt to try, just in case you yould his breath, you put his face in and sucked in, only you didn’t have to hold his breath you swam, only to realize you were being followed, purchased you, you swam faster, a piranha nibbled at his foot, you kicked it off and made his way to the broken down cabin at the and of the cliff
His arm cut got worse and worse, dark red substances oozed out of it, maybe you would make it, maybe not, you felt like you were going to collapse, you found that piranhas were chasing you, you left only to find a piranha were knawing on his leg, you flicked the piranha off, things grew dark again as you felt youself feeling the warmth of the burning ground on his chin,
[[Wake Up]] you go back, the swim wasn't worth it, you notice small pirahnas in the water, knawing at any meat they can find, as it grows dark you find a cave to ener, you feel nausea's, you fall down at the foot of the cave, feeling the hot ground on your cyouek
[[Wake Up]] he woke up on a bed, a very comfortable one, next to a suit of armor and a sword, the sword had two snakes wrapping around it for the handle, a dome shape for the guard of the blade, with the blade curved resembling a scimitar, etched on the guard: “Cestina” the armor next to it was pearl white, with golden borders, looks as if thought this person was a warrior, rumors told of heroes clad in armor such as this. you notices someone coming towards you, he hid under the bed and grabbed the sword,
an elderly man walked in, wearing black pants, and a nice button brown shirt, he also donned a hat, he seemed nice enough,
the blade accidentally poked out of the bed,
“ah, don’t worry, don’t worry, if I wanted to kill you I would have left you outside,"
you gets out of the bed and looks around, it’s roomy and full of spiders, the room smells of freshly baked pie and steamed carrots the wood and stone styled house makes you feel at home.
“Where am I?”
[[Listen]] “I'm Bill, now I hope you don’t plan on doing any harm to me, I don’t mean no trouble, all I mean was to feed you some soup, but it seems you’re able enough, why don’t you come on out, no use using that, as old as I am, hasn’t been used in years, couldn’t even cut a tomato, your sword was burned by the boiling magma, you were about to be next if I hadn’t saved you, you’re in my home” Bill sat the soup down on the table, where the sword used to lay, Bill sat down on an old chair,
“I was going to sharpen that sword as soon as I gave you your soup, but apparently you’re up and I’m not getting any younger, “
“I’ll sharpen the sword and do any tasks I need, as long as I can rest here for a few days, anything that can help,” Bill stopped and speculated on what needed to be done,
“well the armor right there needs to be shined, as well
as old ‘Cestina’ right there, also sharpen the sword, and the dogs need to be fed, the way for them to like you is to call their names, ‘Bose’ and ‘Bentley’ now if you don’t, well I don’t know what will happen” you checked the list Bill gave you, he needs to sweep the floor, polish sword and armor as well as sharpen sword, prepare dinner, and feed Bose and Bentley.
[[Ill do it]]
you grabbed the broom and carried on to the floors after that carried on to the dinner, he made a sweet potato and beef stew, and while it was cooking, went out back, this part he wouldn't forget, you had a pretty good idea what would happen to you if he didn’t say Bose and Bentleys names, he called them out one by one, “Bose! Bentley!” you heard two running pats on the ground pat! Pat! Pat! Pat! And two dogs stood before you, each one panting, yet the dogs were so tiny and fury, you was expecting two big hounds at his feet, ravishing the meet at first sight, except it wasn’t, just some cute little fluffy snowballs of cuteness, he gave them each a piece of meat, they nibbled at it, each nibble getting bigger and bigger until they ate half the stake in one bite! The soup was prepared and served as Bill and you started eating, “How did you get this good at cooking?!” you points to an old and dusty book titled, ‘Old Kitchen Cooking by Mother Josephine’ the book had a tomato and a kitchen knife on the cover
“My wife’s old book!” Bill said as he picked it up and you noted a tear run down his cheek, she passed away three years ago and I still can’t let go, our children, Grayson and Corman, moved all the way to Southlake, never heard from them since. Word has it they got good jobs and a wonderful life, you wanted to say what they were up too then but decided not to, that would be rude.
[[continue]]you were healed and ready to leave, “Before you go, take this, this was the main reason I wanted you to sharpen and clean it, old Cestina here hasn’t been used by me since I moved into this old cabin, worst that’s ever happened here were some rabbits knawing on a little piece of a carrot that I never knew even existed,” you thanked Bill and set off, with new armor, and a new sword, you continued, the ash in the air grew thicker and thicker, until finally you, found a cave, a cave emitting a dark ash and smoke, you entered the deep cave, a pack of wolves were guarding an entrance to this cave, they snarled and bit at the air, you were set back, he slashed and hit the beast until they left the cave, you were protected by his new armor, Bill were to thank, a hammering noise echoed into the distance,
[[Who is there?!]] he saw a faint green and brown glob, hard to see in the smoke, appeared to be Gordon, you’s brother, “ah I see you have made it, well now lets get too business, I know why you’re here and you know why you’re here” Gordon tries to get to the point and end this quickly, “I’ve only come to talk Gordon, we don't have to fight, we’re the same people, we need each other, I just came to talk” you want to talk, but Gordon isn't having any of it, “we can overtake the kingdom, you’re wrong we have to fight, but we don't have to fight each other!” Gordon proposed you and you should overtake the kingdom,
[[No!]]You both go back to the kingdom, but with what army? they make quick work of you two, with a smile on their faces
[[Restart]] you drew Cestina, the cold blade shined at the glimmering fire, you put the flaming sword in the water, it looked much like Cestina, the sword fresh and ready, the two swords clashed together, the noises echoed through the cave, you heard a bear roar above him, he looked up and saw a caged bear, the bear cage swung at the sight of battle, the bear in it,enraged, threw bones into the fire, possibly from fish, the fire roared, you now sweating from the fire, noticed now that the rocks were hotter, the rocks were burning, even on fire!
[[Idea!]] you hurled a flaming stone at the rope holding the bear, the armor gloves protecting you, the bear cage hit the ground, the lock shattered as the bear flung open the door. The bear struck Gordons left arm, he yelled in pain, you grabbed him and put him in the cage, he tied the cage door as for it to not open with the rope the king gave him, a carriage, packed and ready too leave was set up, looks like Gordon had a plan to set the bear loose in the town,
[[Take him to the king]] you took Gordon took Gordon to the king, the king thanked you, “thank you, you, without you we couldn't have done what you did, as a token of gratitude, I had servants build a house by the shore”
[[Visit the house]]you were bewildered only to find a nice and homey house, filled with a dining table, and cabinets, even a fireplace, it smelled like freshly roasted beef, the fire warmed you, he felt something new, he never felt this before, all this time you was living in some sort of weird little wheat hut, he is experiencing something new, the floor was just as good, it felt comfortable, the desk filled with nice clothes, just your size, there were portraits on the wall, something that made you think, a strange human, fighting a bear, with a plain steel sword, as he scanned the room once more.
you found a note, signed by Grayson and his gang,
[[Read]] ‘Elias, if you are reading this, we are sorry, the reason we are is only because of how brave you were. We didn’t want to say it, but in a way, when you marched over to the Marshlands, we sort of felt bad about the way we respected you, the king wasn’t expecting you to come back, he wanted you gone, which is why this house is all the way over here, the king wanted you gone, thought you would be destroyed by the bears and wolves we went to see our dad, Bill, you may not know him, although we’ll ask,’ you read the note again, you tried to think about everything that has happened in the last few days, everything that happened, you did all of it.
[[The End]] you went to sleep in the nice homey bed in the room upstairs, the next day, you made some of the same soup, the same way you made at Bills home, you even bought the cookbook, you read it all, even made some edits to make things better, once a month, you would visit Bill, you even made friends and fed Bose and Bentley, as you did long ago. Usually, the people of the town, wouldn't be as rude as they were before, maybe things did develop into something new.