Raphael look upon the bloody scene in the inn, no matter how many times he came across one of these scenes he could never get used to it. They had arrived barely in time to deal with the demon, that was the Knights of the Order of the Rose Cross' duty. They were to eradicate the threat of the demons. This was just another job and yet... it was never just another job. The innkeeper had taken in a family, they seemed nice enough however they came from the forest which gave them an air of mystery. Mystery was always something that made the townspeople wary and anxious. The patrons of the inns bar kept a close eye on the family who seemed normal enough. Then someone noticed something they shouldn't have, the child's eyes glowed unusually an a mark came to the back of his hand. "It was the symbol of a demon! We had no choice but to attack!" The innkeeper was now yelling in Raphael's ear as he looked at the protective form of a mother and child brutally dealt with. She was cradling, protecting the child with her body, now she was nothing but a beaten corpse with the silence of her child in her arms. It seemed almost strangely human. Once the father had realized what had happened he lost it, an obvious reaction from a man who'd lost someone as close as a wife and child. He became something else entirely. His body contorted, the demonic magic which had created the illusion of being human faded. Iconic red skin, bony, ridged appendages gave rise to talon like claws. He became almost feral, like a dog or a wolf, he killed indiscriminately. They managed to just barely barricade him in, sacrificing three of the townspeople by doing so. That was about when the Knight's arrived. Raphael had struck the killing blow and ended the demon's life, not it was up to his small team to clean up the mess that it left behind. There was blood everywhere, the bodies of the townspeople were being removed and burned. Just like the bodies of the demons would be. Why didn't the wife fight back? Why didn't she change? Kneeling down Raphael realized that the woman wasn't a demon at all, just the lover of a demon. Sighing he turned and began walking out of the inn. "Burn the body of the woman and child," turning to his second in command. "The woman is human, the child was a half-breed. See that they are given the proper rites." This was the job of the Knight, for years they had only been sent on special assignments but the rate of demon sighting was increasing quickly. Raphael had a strange feeling that there something going on. Something that was connecting these incidents. "That makes 4 within the past month, when was the last time we had 4 so quickly?" A wry smile crossed his face as he cleaned his blade with a piece of cloth.