The Festival of Anima, long ago it was a form of worship for the God of Souls but now serves merely as entertainment for the masses. Every year its location is interchanged between the three kingdoms to keep the tradition of old alive and this year it is held in Renaz, the domain of Seiryu Baount. The festival grounds are centered around a coliseum built for the purpose of accommodating those attending the event and to hold tournaments to entertain them.
This year would be the first time in two and a half years that he has returned to his homeland, but it could not be called a joyous occasion; Jack is unable to speak to his family unable to even let them know that he was doing alright on his own. Because of his status as the head knight’s son his face was too well known, so he was forced to hide his identity as if he were a criminal. The young outcast wandered amidst the crowd wearing a hooded black cloak, a simple yet effective disguise since not everyone knows his voice. He wishes that he could’ve returned to Renaz under happier circumstances, but it was business that called him back concerning information about a plot to overthrow his Lordship Seiryu.
Even though it was the king’s command that he be cast out, Jack harbored no grudge for it served the kingdom but more importantly it allowed his father to maintain his noble status which took more than three decades to obtain through hardwork and unquestioned loyalty. The man was now nearing the coliseum and the sound of steel clashing was apparent, the sound took him back to more simple days but at this point in time reminiscing was nothing more than an unwanted diversion. He maneuvered through the crowd keeping to himself while looking for anyone acting suspiciously.