Final Fantasy – Crystal Beacon #8

The mayor paled at the outburst from the highlander. “My apologies, we rarely have visitors and then we have 2 groups within 2 weeks, so I assumed-“

Nora cleared her throat. “No need for apologies ser Bunther, it is an understandable conclusion to reach but, not to repeat my friend, this man is not a friend of ours. He is a very dangerous man, and it would be best for all of Ivalice if he is stopped.”

Bunther paled even further. “He’s dangerous?”

“Very much so. You might not have heard of this, but about a year back the city of Sprohm to the southwest was struck by a devastating earthquake,” Nora replied, nodding, “We believe him to be linked to the cause.”

Bunther chuckled suddenly. “A man who causes earthquakes?” His voice was thick with disbelief. “And how did he perform such a feat?”

“We do not know how,” Erroix said from behind her, “but it would seem like he travelled here immediately after the events in Sprohm. No matter how one looks at that, it cannot be a good sign.”

“But there is no lighthouse around these parts.” Bodvar echoed the mayors words from earlier. It did not sound to Nora like the highlander believed the mayor on that topic.

Bunther nodded, colour slowly returning to his face. “Just so.”

“Volkmarr is very dangerous, and while we have come to retrieve the relic, we will be very grateful for any assistance in tracking down either the relic or Volkmarr.” Nora said.

With that, Bunther had thanked them for their time, assured them he would tell the hunters and showed them the door. Descending the stairs back to the open hall, they found the young Noah back behind the bar. He told them that Ailred had some things to see too before the days end and that he was to provide them what they needed, within reason. Bodvars request for more whiskey was refused outright, although Noah did not look pleased to refuse the tall highlander. Ailred had some things to see too before the days end and that he was to provide them what they needed, within reason. Bodvars request for more whiskey was refused outright, although Noah did not look pleased to refuse the tall highlander.

A few hours passed before one of the hunters they had met when they arrived entered the hall.

The man from earlier strode swiftly to the counter and dumped an empty waterskin on the wooden surface. “Refill that, will you lad?” Noah almost jumped to the task, “And call you tell Ailred those weird folk you told us about are coming towards town from the coast.”

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