Elaina (Narration): His village wanted to hire a mage to fight the creatures, but they had very little money. Rhen turned them down.
Elaina (Narration): Instead, he took a high-paying job transporting some cargo to Anthea. In Rhen’s defense, we were all incredulous of the story — but I’m certain the lack of money was the real reason for his refusal. A few days later, we returned.
Elaina (Narration): Tristan spotted a crowd gathering. He and Rhen ran to investigate. The crowd was gathered around the man that tried to hire Rhen. He was mortally wounded and barely alive.
Elaina (Narration): The man told Rhen that his village was under attack again. They had hired another mage, but he was killed.