House of the Mark.
Akira wakes up, preps, herself and puts her stuff on, and leaves out of her room to see that Rin and Toki are up already waiting.
Akira: Good morning guys, sleep well?
Toki: Like heaven.
Rin: Haha, yeah I slept fine too, I just felt a bit restricted from breathing is all.
Toki: It's in your head...
Akira: Cute. Hey, Touma and Yuko should be up by now, they're morning people.
Toki: Yeah, we don't know where they are either, do you wanna wait a bit longer?
Rin: Mmm, I've been itching to go questing since yesterday...
Touma and Yuko walk through the door.
Rin: Where did you guys go?
Touma: We'd like to apologize for being so late, we we're out for a morning grind session, and were ambushed by another guild.
Toki: What, by who?
Touma: By the same debauchee that tried placing his hand on Akira, we dealt with them though.
Akira notices Yuko's level up
Akira: You actually fought, huh?
Yuko(Shows wrist toward Akira): Haha, uh Touma really saved my skin, I killed one accidentally and gained from it, I got this new move where I coul-
He accidentally shoots an energy arrow at Akira, she narrowly dodges it and it flies out of the window, Yuko is panicking.
Akira(Eyes glowing purple and she floats up): I should kill you, but...
She floats down.
Akira: You're lucky that I sorta've warmed up to you, just don't do it again. So are we gonna go questing are not?
Yuko's face is still wide with fear.
Nearing the quest center, they finally find it!
Akira: We really need a faster option to travel....
Rin: We'll get that later unfortunately, but hey walking is better for you.
Akira: Easy for you to say, you walk all the time, even before that teleportation system in Evelyn was installed.
Rin: You'll get used to it and besides you can float unlike the rest of us.
Akira: Heyyy..can we just go in already.
Rin holds the door open for them all.
Inside the quest center is modern and medieval inspired; there are tables for guilds to sit at and recruit members if necessary and posts of new quests on walls with rewards for completing them; those are the smaller quests while the main desk holds the bigger quests.
Random guild member: Woah! It's Celestial guild!
Lots of commotion ensues, they continue to walk forward.
Another random guild member: Say, are you guys here for the 10 mile breach quest too? Can't be at such a low level.
Rin: 10 mile breach quest?
They reach the front desk to the quest giver, a smart NPC.
Quest giver: Welcome, Celestial guild, are you all here for the 10 mile breach? It opens today and only a handful have accepted this.
Rin: Actually, this is our first day of questing so we don't know what that is.. I'd be happy if you went further into detail about it though.
Quest giver: Just last night yesterday there were reported sights and sightings of three robed beings with masks just within the 10 mile radius roaming freely, it appears to have been some sort of bug or glitch, as patch notes state, but it has been fixed as monsters and beings on the outside will not be able to break into the safe zones again, however, the beings within the 10 mile radius will be kept there until they until thoroughly dealt with by the player(s) which is where this big reward comes from.
Rin: Uhhh, we need a moment to think.
Akira: Huh? The first thing to come to mind when I hear "beings with masks" are Savinjas; we'd get shredded at our current state unless we grind, it helps that they only move around the night so there's time.
Yuko: S-s-savinja...oh look at the time I have to use the bathroom.
As soon as he walks off Akira grabs him by the collar and pulls him back.
Akira: It's a group xp and brass reward idiot, we can finally buy things and get closer to leaving this safe zone.
Yuko: B-but Savinjas are scary and they'll be more terrifying now that we're in the game for real! Besides we're still low levels.
Toki: Sure, Savinjas this early is an insane thought, but we could use this reward boost from it as well; we can grind until 8:00 tonight, by then we should be at least level 7-8.
Rin: Toki's right, if anything, we'll keep you safe just don't reek of fear or they'll go after you first; I'm gonna accept this quest for us now.
???: Well well well if it isn't the famous guild 2, good afternoon Celestials, here for the 10 mile breach?!
(Guild rank #300) (1 archer(zoner), 1 cleric, 1 sorcerer, 1 Lord, 1 paladin.)
Rin: Yeah, who are you guys?
The guy who asks that falls on his head in shock then gets up.)
Lord: Right, you're too good to know who we are, but not for long, this quest will surely bump our ranks as we were placed #300 unfairly. Hmm, how are you guys still #2 if most of you are still level 1 on day 2 (Yuko and Touma are level 2. Rin is nearly there, growth can mean xp build.) Unfair baloney.
Touma: Instead of complaining for a change, prove why you're worthy of one on the fiel-
The other paladin walks to Touma's face.
Paladin: Now, listen here you silver hair freak, you think because you're nearly the best guild you can talk to us anyway you want?! We're one of the best too; we don't need the talk about teamwork and strength that crap is tiresome! Get in the way and my sword goes directly into that smiling skull of yours.
Touma: My oh my, there's not a need to pick for a fight here; there's no ill-will in my statement, we want everyone to be their best.
Sorcerer: We'll be overtaking number 2 real soon, if we cross, I'll be happy to take on that miss in the elegant egyptian clothing.
Toki: Uh, do you guys have experience with fighting Savinjas? You know they are tough right.
Lord: Sure, attack patterns may be a bit different darling, but they're still the same enemy from Battle Frontier, adapting is our speciality, is it yours?!
Rin pulls one Tenebrosity from from his scabbard and points it at the Lord.
Lord: Oh, you don't like us? Fine, fine we'll leave, oh and by the way watch yourselves out here! Heh.
Guild #300 walks off and everyone continues with what they're doing.
Rin(In mind): Are weapons truly prohibited in these cities?
Rin puts his sword away.
Toki: Uh thank you, Rin.
Rin: No problem, can we get to grinding now? We have a couple hours.
They agree and they walk off to the 5 mile radius.
5 mile radius
He kills a Striker.
Rin: Phew! Alright, that should be enough for all off us, we should fair a bit well now.
They walk through the dark woods and pass the five mile radius to get into the 10 mile radius.
Yuko: Man it sure is sketchy out here.
Akira scares him from behind and he turns white and jumps, she laughs.
Akira: It always is, you jump just like an adorable little cat getting scared.
Touma: You two are enjoying more of each others time I see, it nearly brings a tear to my eye.
Akira grabs Touma's ear and drags his head down to her mouth.
Akira(Whispers and smiles): I love all of you, now shut-up.
She lets go.
Touma: I understand, mademoiselle.
Toki: Hmm. This map has a pin on where the Savinjas are located, we're not nearly there yet.
Rin: Just stay sharp, anything could happen right now.