Each of the 3 great kingdoms of the Mist Continent had its festivals. Each made people gather, but none of them attracted as many skilled fighters as Lindblum's Festival of the hunt. Monsters that were captured would be released in the city, and hunters would kill them to score points. Citizens were of course evacuated, but some preferred to see things first hand. It was their choice, and although many people got wounded each year, it was never canceled. The Festival of the hunt would start tomorrow, and Noel was a bit excited about it. Not only because of the experience, but also because each competitor could chose a reward from the king himself. Noel wanted permission to use the royal library. Who knows what could have been written in these books? Some things even might come in handy. To prepare for everything, he arrived early. The sun was blocked by a few clouds, but the weather was nice, and the market was as busy as usual. With his sword in the holster on the back of his hip, he began to browse through the goods, hoping to find a good offer on some useful items.