"What do you mean what if? Oh wait, sorry, a what if does exist." Bowpurity answered before thinking.
"Well, if by chance we find the artifact, we probably won't even know it unless it's in a box labeled 'artifact'. Do you know what it is Ken?"
Ken shook his head.
"Bah." Bowpurity continued. "But before that if, there's another if, the 'if' i can find any information about lebeau, which has a very good probability. Then we'll see if he's still in town, and if he's not, we have to track him down then. But let's narrow it down to what really matters, how we shall obtain the artifact. There is a chance where we might be able to steal it, in that scenario, we run like hell itself is snapping at our feet!"
"But most likely, there will be a confrontation, where we will have to fight him. Now, Lebeau uses daggers, and he uses his hands."
"His hands? Like those martial artists in gowen?" Ken asked.
"No, he uses his hands like a sword. he can penetrate a human body with his hands. Also, this is probably your first time fighting lebeau. Well, he has insane speed. Like he can move 500 meters in less then a second."
"How do you know this?" Keladry asked.
"I fought with him once, pesky **** followed me everywhere, till i got fed up and waited in the middle of a swamp by sheer coincidence. So we met, we fought and i won, but the only reason i did was because the swamp slowed down his movements enough for me to react and he was not aiming to kill me. Still, even in a swamp, he moved as fast as a horse in full gallop, a very scary opponent, if the fight lasted for a while longer, i was sure i would have lost."
"You let him live? That was a foolish move." Keladry asked.
"Well, i was fairly sure the 5 arrows i shot into his head would seal the deal. So when we fight him, he will aim for either me, Keladry or Ken. After his first hit, he'll next aim for either Daniel or Ursi. Now, we have an advantage since we know that he can move fast, and Keladry has a shield. If he attacks Keladry first, i'm hoping that Keladry shield will surprise him long enough for me to get in a few arrows.
"Keladry has a shield?" Merrissa asked.
"Yea, an invisible shield, anyway, If he attacks me first, i'll use my staff, and it's game over. If he attacks Ken first..... well buddy, your on your own, the only thing that i can tell you is, prepare your sword early, you won't be able to use it to surprise him. Next if he attacks Ken, and i'm guessing that Daniel will ride shock into the air, he'll aim for Ursi next."
He stared long and hard into Ursi eyes, before speaking.
"Ursi, when you see Lebeau disappear, i want you to throw yourself forward, like your dodging a blow from behind. If you hesitate, your life will be lost. Do you understand?"
Seeing Ursi nod, he turned his attention back to the road.
"After that, it is anyone's game. If we thread carefully, and defensively, we'll come out on top, hopefully without anyone dying. Anyone have anything else to add?"
Keladry scoffed. "You are lying, if you truly fought and killed Lebeau, how is it that he is still alive?"
"I have no idea, although i can venture a few guesses. At first i thought that it could not be done myself."
Ken interrupted Bow before he could say anything else.
"We should set camp. The sun is setting."
Bow got off his horse and started taking his tent out of his pack, still in deep thought.
The party set up tents at a clearing beside the road. They collected firewood and set up a fire and settled down.
After eating his rations, for some reason, Bow did not say anything and instead took out a book and started writing.
Naturally curious, Ursi asked Bow about the book.
"Ah this? I'm writing down records of the latest and second world that i have visited, so that i do not forget it."
Confused, Ursi asked again.
"Well, you see, there are many worlds out there, and they are connected to the world we are now, it seems that the gateway between worlds are magic circles, which magic circles look like normal magic teleportation circles. So far, i have visited two. I know of the existance of another one which i haven't explored, and i'm also on the look out for more magic circles. In this book, i'm writing the events that happened to me on my trip to the second world, where i stayed for 3 months. I'm also detailing the rules of the world."
Ursi was still confused, but did not ask any questions.
The order of the night watch is........ 1) Bowpurity (whom voluntered in order to keep writing) 2) Merrissa (whom volunteered because she wanted to talk to Bow) 3) Ken 4) Daniel 5) Keladry 6) Ursi