Golmore Woods, 10.00 P.M
Golmore Woods located on the west side of the continent, usually have many people mostly merchant pass by in the daylight. But when the night comes the dark woods and ferocious beast wandering make people dare not passing.
As usual this night is also desolate night, but not for Isabel Forge. She on high-speed chase in the woods. She is throwing the knife to her target, even though there are more miss and not one hitting, but her effort finally showing some progress. Her target tripped while sidestepping one of the flying knifes, now they are facing each other while baring their weapons. Her target panicking and striking first, Isabel easily dodges, then striking her target. She slashing the hand of the target that holding the weapon, the target nervously dropped the weapon.
Placing her knife on the target's neck, Isabel asked "You better tell where I can find The Artifact Seraphine Aile. I will let you go unharmed if you tell me now!"
While groaning, the target said "I don't know where is it, I just happen to have heard it"
"Don't lie! Your life at stakes now! Tell me now you don't have any other option"
Stammering the the target look around, "I-I just have happened to hear it I-I really don't know where is it"
"Where have you heard it?" Isabel pressing the knife on the target's neck
"I hear it when I …. Ugh"
Before the target give the location, suddenly Isabel felt cold wind passing through her side face and an arrow penetrate her target's heart.
Isabel turns around and throw her knife to the direction of the coming arrow and shouted "Who's there!?"
In the dark woods there are nothing, just rustling leaves. She rushed to check her target's condition, but it's already too late, one shot kill, the arrow the heart and almost penetrate the target's body.
"Damn!! I almost got it. Sigh…"
Isabel clenches her hand and go to the direction of the thrown knife, trying to find any clue left behind. No clue, nothing left behind, the assassin must be professional. Her knife hit the tree a little deep, she needs to pulled a bit harder. But that not a trouble for Isabel. The real trouble has just started. Isabel heard some groaning behind her, and when she turned around for the first time in her lifetime, she saw that kind horrifying thing. Her target's body slowly rise and walk to her, with blank look in the eyes, her target's previously injured arm tried to hold her. Shocked, Isabel cut the arm, but the target attacked her with the other arm, Isabel keeps attacking the target, but seems no effect on the target. Isabel tries to dodge but the target's arm held her leg, and she fell and dropped her knife. The target pulled Isabel, Isabel gets her dropped knife, and stab the head, but seems no effect on the target. Isabel almost gave up when she heard familiar voice.
"Isabel move out!"
Then from the voice throwing some glass bottle, to the target that has become some kind of creature and made it smoky. The target melt and evaporate into nothing followed by scary shrilling shout for the last time.
Dumar help Isabel stand up.
"Thanks, Dumar, what kind of creature is that" trembled Isabel asked.
"Undead. Result of Dark Magic"
"Undead? I thought that was story of the past"
"It should be. That kind of Dark Magic very rare now. Seems like some people try to wake it up again."
Dumar collects the arrow that killed Isabel's target. Looks like there are some kinds of spell engraved on it.
Isabel bit her lips.
"Seems like our mission is more dangerous than getting The Artifact. The Artifact is already difficult. Now my informant turns into undead. Sigh…"
Dumar glance at Isabel "Talking about information, I just got some news where to search that "Seraphine Aile". According to it "Seraphine Aile" should be on Nova Mesto City"
"Looks like I need to go back there again. Who I should be searching there?"
"Go to the tavern the middle of the city, and meet our agent. The agent will give the details there"
Nodding Isabel prepare to go
"Isabel, wait! Take this with you"
Dumar give her a small glass bottle.
"This is holy water like the one I threw before to the undead. Take this just in case. Actually…if you ever run out of the holy water…you can get it from the Church…"
Sighing, Isabel nodded. For Isabel the one that never visited Church, this holy water is kinda hard to get, and somehow Dumar "know" it.
Nova Mesto City, city that recently developed when the supporters of St. Varos Church occupy it. The City grew into one of the most devoted and largest bases St. Varos Church. Commerce and trading also grow rapidly also because of that. From Golmore Woods to Nova Mesto City is not too far but also not near enough. Who knows what is waiting Isabel Forge.