A Leafman and a Hero
Mortal, I have a task for you, should you be willing.
By the shore of the isle from which Lyhe-Ghia rises, there is a leafman. I want you to go and lay this sword before it. Do this for me, and I will give you a fitting reward.
On the isle from which Lyhe-Ghia rises, there is a leafman. Please go and place the sword before it.
You've placed the sword? My thanks.
Lest you wonder, that leafman was once a knight of Voeburt. A valiant soul who remained to protect the castle from sin eaters while others fled around him.
While he fought bravely, he was ultimately wounded by a creature with the touch. But ere he could turn into a monster, a pixie transformed him into a leafman.
Callous though they can be, pixies can understand the desire to protect one's home. That's why they took pity on the knight and spared him a fate worse than death.
I was there too. But frozen by fear as I was, I could do naught but watch. Ashamed, I swore to the knight that, one day, I will find a way to cure him.
Until that day comes, I look after his sword, ensuring that it's always ready for his use again.
To be sure, I could have as easily taken the sword back myself, but I wanted you to know of the knight and his sacrifice. He also would've enjoyed the company of a fellow mortal, I believe.