Dragon Nest: Chapter 2 Pursuing the Black Knight Campfire by MissSpoox The Assissin's Den. Among the many low-lying hills that surround Calderock Village, there lies a settlement near the east called the Assassin's Den. Rightly named after a band of assassin's took refuge in those warm hills. But that was long ago, before dragons plagued the world of Lagendia. Now, the creatures who reside there are still assassins in their own right, but fiercer and darker than their human equivalent. Monsters had taken over the eastern hills and a Dark Elf named Lydia ruled overall. It is said that she was gathering her forces for an evil force that has yet to reveal itself. The people of Calderock are warned never to venture there. Even the soldiers keep their distance if they could. But despite the infamy, one adventurer was brave enough build camp near the entrance of the Assassin's Den. A young elf by the name of Astrid crouched upon a small fire to fight off the cold night air. Her pale skin glowed orange from the light of the flames. With her blue headband keeping her ash blond hair in place, she had little trouble nibbling the crusts of the meat pie one of the merchants in Calderock had given to her. Quietly and gracefully, Astrid picked out the meat from the dough and threw them to the ground. Without meaning to, pieces of the meat found its way in the flames and before long, the air was filled with the dangerous aroma of burnt meat. She hoped no dangerous animal would disturb her tonight but she wasn't afraid with her shortbow and quiver lying in wait by her side. An unnatural rustle of nearby bushes made her tense. Instinctively, she reached for her bow while her long ears perked for more sounds of an intruder. It was quiet for a while until a twig snapped somewhere in her right. "Who goes there?" she called out, her bow at the ready.