In the fantastical Kingdom of Belvernia stand cursed and enchanted woods once known as Lunastei's Forest, once holy woods that held a mystical spring said to bring a long and healthy life to any who quenched their thirst on it's source, deep inside the forest. Only the pure could find this mystical source of blessed water, they say, as the forest was an enchanted one, with many ancient and wise trees and creatures guarding it from the unworthy. That was until a bitter woman, stood up at the altar by a holy man, entered the woods and, filled with rage and despair, wept upon the spring, her dark thoughts of vengeance and betrayal twisting the source of power and, with it, the whole forest.
Centuries passed, the enchanted woods, once sanctified, became cursed and treacherous and itís inhabitant transforming into either fearsome monsters or the deadly fey. None who entered itís midst could ever escape while the curse permeated the dark woods, and only when the curse would be lifted would the natural order of things would ascertain itself, those too long in this world finally finding peace in death and those recently wrapped into grotesque shapes going back to their natural form. The path would be fraught with peril, however and who know what await the poor soul that would try to end the forest's collective misery by finding the cursed spring in the heart of it all, the forest ever changing in a labyrinth of danger and darkness.
Tonight the forest would receive new residents, that they both want it or not.
It was a beautiful night as the stars shined and sparkled in the sky. A full moon illuminates an open field as it lazily makes it trip around the world. While most would be asleep in bed, a lone torch is the only sign that someone is still awake this late. As the shadow figure continues its walk it stops as the figure arrives at a dense wall of trees. The torch gives off a spark and gives off more light as the figure is revealed to be none other than Mamoru ! "So I finally made it huh ? I'm still not sure what they want me to find here." Mamoru says as he scratches the back of his head. The Clan Elder said that in order to prove himself worthy to be considered as the next future leader, he must complete three tasks.
The first was that he must strengthen his body. Next, he must strengthen his resolve. The final task was that he must bring an item that would be proof of his advancements ! But with no clear instructions on how to obtain or find what he needed....Mamoru thought he would be on this journey forever. "Well....I won't find what I'm looking for out here. Enchanted Forest....here I come !" Mamoru yells as he pushes his way into the forest.
Jayne was feeling hungry, she has been traveling for a while now and the last time she ate was a day ago when she was in the Inn. She looked around but there was nothing but a forest ahead of her, maybe I could scavenge something from the forest she thought to herself. All Jayne had on her is her black woolly coat which she has currently got on and a small bag which contains paper, a pen and a torch. She slowly approach the entrance of the forest, Jayne stomach began to growl hungerliy. She sighed and headed into the forest p.