Robert Paulson, was the man assigned by the king to accompany them in their quest. He was burly old gray haired knight and seemed to be well versed in the lore of the land. They were having lunch at the Toothed Sea Hog, the largest tavern in town.
He told them everything about his adventures, how he killed this and that beast. How he and his company had managed to slay the winter in the north “(Was that even possible?)”. How the king had made then nobles and assigned them the highest ranks in his armies after they managed to prevent an assassination plot. And so he continued… “I’m bored of this noble life, that’s why I jump to any adventure I can” Said robert with a wide grin.
The conversation went on and they were not getting any closer to the important subject.
“So what do you know about this tower?” asked Lloyd, unable to contain himself any longer. “We know about a st…”
“LLOYD! Don’t be disrespectful with this man and address him with the proper way he deserves.” Interrupted Ilara ”Excuse him Sire, he pays no mind for rank and nobility, but there are no ill intentions here, I assure you.” she apologized.
“HAHAHA, don’t worry miss ilara, the kid is right, I talk too much sometimes. We are among friends so you can address me however you like.” He said with another grin and after chewing a huge piece of salted pork he proceeded with the story.
“Well, the full legend says that within the forest of sorrows lies a dark tower. On it an artifact of great power is kept and demonic forces are constantly in motion, competing for supremacy over it, with the ultimate goal of destroying the world as we know it. It also says that this evil is kept at bay by the forest druids and a group rangers known as the Forest Rangers. There are five of them, each titled with a different color, representing their animal spirit guides.” This they had heard before, the group was well renowned in this lands but even then it was very hard to get in touch with them and no one really knew their identity, they simply appeared in times of need and then vanished when their job was done.
“Let me tell you this, miss ilara… ” continued Robert, “if someone knows how to find that tower it must be them. And that’s one of the reasons why the king sent me with you.”
He paused as they looked at him confused.
“I happen to know where to find Jason the Red, leader of the Forest Rangers…”