Oh my! Here she comes. The most gorgeous adventurer I have ever met! The way the orc blood stains her armor, it’s as beautiful as the morning dew. I have watched her become a powerful paladin in the days she has been in this village. Today is the day I tell her my love!
“Greetings adventurer. Dark times have plagued these lands and have only increased since your arrival. Our militia needs 30 chunks of iron to build proper defenses.” That’s not what I wanted to say!
“Quest accepted.” With those words, my love left me, jumping away into the forest.
What curse has been set on me to prevent me from professing my love? Another adventurer arrives, surely, he can assist me in breaking free from this.
“Greetings adventurer. Dark times have plagued these lands and have only increased since your arrival. Our militia needs 30 chunks of iron to build proper defenses.” No, no, no! Why do my words deceive me!
“Quest accepted.” Why is he crouching over and over as he accepts his quest?
Wait! Here she comes! Her sacks and pockets full of iron, yet she walks as an angel walks on water. I am Tartus Gamrel, NPC of Silvershire. I can do this; the curse has no hold on me.
“Welcome back adventurer, your return has been long awaited. The blacksmith’s forge burns hot and ready for the iron.” Curses! Why is my love forbidden!
“Here is your iron Tartus Gamrel.” Her words erase any pain I feel this moment. My name dancing on her lips is the greatest gift of all. In a deep breathe, I tell her my love.
“Silvershire be blessed! Thank you for the iron. Please take this reward for your help.” Forget Silvershire, bless me and lift this curse! Focus, say the words in your mind.
“Troubling news shadows our fortune however. The Dark Lord’s captain has been seen with a small army on the outskirts of the village.” Oh come on!
“Bounty accepted.” Her words taunt me as she walks away.
I love you adventurer, but the curse prevents me from telling you so. Is she kneeling? Maybe she is praying to lift my curse! My god! She knows what I am trying to say!
“B1gB00tyhunt3r has logged off”
She is gone! She just vanished before my eyes! Not only has this curse affected me, but now it took her life! Someone needs to do something! A priest is coming, thank goodness!
“Greetings adventurer. Dark times have plagued these lands and have only increased since your arrival. Our militia needs 30 chunks of iron to build proper defenses.” NOOOOO!
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