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And so the Sapphire Owls were riding on their horses towards the Tempus City. A city where everyone and anyone can come and not feel threatened by the hostile world, or hostile people in any shape or form. But like in any City there are some people who break the law but get punished accordingly to the said law. Tempus City is known for its Liberty and Freedom, more than once has it been depicted as the City of Liberty, more so than the Republic. Besides that, it is also the City of Trading because of how many different people come from different countries to trade their findings, be it exotic items, artifacts, weapons, and even jewelry to some high degree.
Hours would pass and our Heroes would arrive during the afternoon, as they would be standing in front of the Tempus City Gates. The Guards notice the fellow travelers and one of them walks in front, towards Amelia. Fully knowing that she was the Leader because if one would believe it or not, our Heroes already made quite the name for themselves.
"Excuse me, ma'am." The Guard politely calls Amelia out. "Are you Amelia Raymond, Cloudia's Trustworthy Blade and the Leader of the Heroic Sapphire Owls?" He asked.
Amelia slowly glanced back at Will who was close with Siansa. She arched an eyebrow, though not because of Siansa but because of how the Guard knew her and the others so well, after all, they've just started out. "Hey, don't look at me." Will shrugged. "That is why I let you be the leader." He said with a remarking tone, though Siansa and Amelia both knew that the guy was smirking, such a tease sometimes he was.
She sighed, glancing back at the Guard. "Yes, I am." Amelia declares. "I have to ask you stupid, but how do you know my name, let alone who we are?" She asked.
The Guard politely smiled. "Well, to put it simply ma'am." The Guard said. "You guys are quite the superstars around here. The Major made sure to spread a good word about you, trying to collect the World's Greatest Artifacts in putting a stop to Lord Bloodfang's regime."
Amelia rose her eyebrows slightly, surprised. "Oh, I see..." She muttered.
Norag smirked as he neared them, gently rubbing his beard. "Well, I do so hope you have prepared the booze, rum and some food for us." He said.
"Norag..." Alina huffed, shaking her head.
"No, no, it is alright." The Guard said, shaking his heads in a reassuring way. "In a way, we have been expecting you. We didn't know the exact time, so you have to excuse our lack of hospitality." He apologetically mentions.
"I shall forgive you for that," Norag said.
Amelia sighed, her shoulders tensing as he punched Norag into his shoulder, knocking him off of his steed. "Please do excuse our Dwarf friend." Amelia apologetically said. "You know how Dwarfs quite are. Stubborn, full of themselves, jerks and well just Dwarfs." She glances down at Norag, who sat up and rubbed his head.
"I understand." The Guard nods. "We've grown to accept the unmannerly behavior of our Dwarfs." The Guard mentions.
"Wait, yous sayin' there's fellow Dwarfs here?" Norag asked.
The Guard nods. "I believe so." He said. "And you wouldn't believe how similar you are." He made an attempt to joke.
Norag squinted his eyes. "Very funny." He mentions, as he stood up on his feet and got on his horse.
The Guards chuckle. "Well, let me hold you no longer. We shall escort you into the Capital of the City where the finest of our inns await you." The Guard said as they let our Heroes pass.
Amelia with the rest ride their horses inside the gate and at first glance, everyone would notice that the City, was quite busy and quite large. With multiple laris and districts all over, for rich and people poor alike that is. There were also many other races, such as Elves, Dwarfs, even Isotixians just to name a few, it was to be known that racism was not a part of this City and it was quite punishable if it was found out.
"Just as I've thought," Will mentions. "The City is busy..." He huffed as if he didn't like the idea of such a busy city, for all, not even Ippotismos was so busy even though it was bigger and larger than Tempus City was.
Alina giggled. "Oh don't tell me the mighty Black Raven, is agoraphobic." She teasingly said.
Will scoffed. "You wished." He said, glancing at her. "Busy streets, means a lot of people, a lot of people mean a lot of noise, and a lot of noise means no proper sleep."
"Oh boy..." Alina sighed. "Good luck into shaping a Leader out of this." She said to Siansa as she rode off.
"Well, a lot of people mean a lot of danger as well.." He quietly adds to himself.
Eventually, our Heroes would make it up into the higher districts where richer and normal people live in. The place was filled with beautiful trees, houses, buildings, streets, and fountains. Anything you could name there was there that gave Tempus City a beautifully soothing and very homing feeling to it. And so Amelia stopped with her horse and hopped off of it, same with Norag, Leandro, and Alina who lead their horses towards the horse steed.
Will hopped off as well and directed his black stallion horse into the steed, he gently patted its head. "Good boy." He said softly.
"You do know it's a girl, right?" Leandro said.
Will glanced at the horse, he made an awkward look. "Oh...sorry." He said. "I meant, good girl." He patted her for a moment before making his way with the others towards the inn.
When our Heroes would enter inside the inn, they wouldn't have their expectations averted. The furniture looked expensive which was made out of dark oak wood, the floors as well and half the walls, partially down it was filled with dark oak wood and the upper walls were filled with this tan-brown color. It looked very spacious and the staff was not understaffed with multiple maidens and maids, ready to take in the requests of our Heroes if they had any.
Will walked towards the reception, he rested his arms on the counter, leaning forward as he noticed a few people in there staring at him. Some of them were women, of course, they must have heard about the Black Raven. Will knew the more he went in this direction towards Ippotismos the famous he'll be discovered as. He didn't pay them mind only glancing slightly as other males looked at him with an inspiring and respectful look.
Suddenly, a maiden came in. It was a girl with blond hair, blue eyes and a nice white skin that it wasn't too pale or too dark, it was perfect. "Hello, with what can I help you out, Mr. Black Raven." She said with a soft and welcoming tone.
He looked at her and blinked, right they knew him as the Black Raven, of course. "I would like to book a couples room, please?" He said.
The maiden nods her head as she fills in the paperwork and payment. She hands him the key. "It's upstairs, down the hall turn right and number six is your room." She said.
Will rose his hand and took the keys before paying her the amount. "Thank you, that would be all." He nods to her before turning around and right before he could see Amelia. He rose an eyebrow. "Something I can help you with?" He asked.
"Yeah, can you have the Warhammer and Thunderstorm Bow in your room?" She whispered to him.
"Why me?" He asked.
"Because I trust you and Siansa more?" She said, crossing her arms.
Will sighed. "Okay fine, but not now." He said. "It will attract a lot of eyes, who knows one may try to steal them from us."
Amelia giggled. "God, Will, since when are you paranoid?" She asked.
"I'm more realistic, big difference there." He rose his index finger.