Saori pulled her brown cloak to hide her face as best she could when she walked into the pub late at night.It was here she wanted to spend the night though when she walked in and took a seat, she had realized she was the only female in the grubby place save for the tavern women bustling around and serving drinks when yelled at for more. She took a seat furthest in the back to get a clean view of her surroundings, no one really noticed her and she was thankful for that.Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if she lifted the cloak...not to mention she wanted to relax and eat something before she paid for a room. "What can I get ye" The woman asked in a accent that was quite different but interesting at the same time "Water and some meat and garlic potatoes if you have some please" Saori said as she pulled out her purse of money and gave the woman 3 coins. Finally she decided to calm down a little and pull her head free from the confinements of the hood and let her hair flow free.It felt good to think she would have a hot meal tonight and a warm bed with covers as well, soon she would be in the small city and she can retrieve provisions there. The hot food came after a while and she dug in.The past few weeks had not been easy....sleeping under trees, hiding from random bandits, eating nuts and berries and walking day and night. She was no hunter so she couldn't catch meat to even cook for herself, she would need someone who was an expert at that....she heaved a sigh, she had no friends though and the village she lived in was all to happy to send her packing and on her way. Almost a week into her journey she almost wanted to turn back to them....but she knew she would be made fun of some more and this time even worse as she explained she was determined to leave and find her Identity,it would be most unpleasing to come back not a full month later with nothing to show for it. Saori lost her parents when she was too small to remember and growing up all she knew were the village and its people.They had always been so mean to her, always ignoring her or going out of their way to throw something at her and laugh....she never knew why though...she did remember and old lady who had been kind enough and said it was because of her parentage...the only clue she had was the necklace that had been with her since her birth which she kept with her at all times around her neck. The Meat and Potatoes were finished now and Saori was getting a bit sleepy when she heard a group of men talking in the corner whispering about something. "Yea that thief....they took him into the small city prison......" Said an big burly hairy man. "Aint nothin but a criminal...a killer...it serves him right" another said. "But I heard he is very strong...I wonder how he even got captured...serves him right" "I wonder who they speak of?" she thought to herself curiously. The Tavern girl came over "you be want'in a room?" she asked. "Yes please" Saori said as she scrambled her self to get up and follow the lady up the stairs and away from the drinking and loud talking.Up they went the wooden steps and down a long hallway and finally to a cozy looking room "One gold piece for a night" The lady said sounding bored. "Yes..here" she pressed the gold into the lady's hand "I have a question...where would I go in the small city to find a sort of sell sword...body guard if you will?" she asked sweetly. The tavern lady looked down at her " They are all over the damn place...you need but look to a blacksmith and he will recommend someone for you...." she told her turning to leave. "Wait! what about that strong thief they were talking about....? who is that?" Saori's curiosity got the better of her and now she wanted to know. "You best stay clear of him girl...Orcs and Elves and others alike were after him...now he is caught and will probably be taken away from the small city to another so he can be properly monitored." With that the Tavern lady turned and walked away leaving Saori to herself.The room was cool but she stripped down to her underclothing and took the time to braid her sliver hair into one and slipped into bed.The sheets were crisp and comfortable and soon she drifted asleep and her dreams took her away. The next morning was hard to wake up, she was more then comfy but every Tavern unless you paid for more then one night would boot you out by breakfast. So she slowly woke up and stretched then dawned her normal clothes and cloak once again and headed out the door and down the hallway, to the steps and back to where the noise of the drinking was last night.Here she paid for breakfast of fresh baked bread, cheeses,fruits and Nuts before she left and headed towards the small city. It took her a few hours walking before she made it and when she did she forgot about how tired she was. The so called small city was big to her! there were so many people and a lot of homes and markets and music and children of different races. She walked around taking the time to look at jewelry and clothing until she remembered she didn't have unlimited gold with her.She frowned and went to look about the black smiths in the area who might be helpful in buying a cheap sell sword for her. "MAKE WAY MAKE WAY DAMMIT" yelled a man clad in armor from head to toe who was walking in front of a carriage being pulled by horses.There were Guards all around it which could only mean prisoners. Saori peered into the cage to see if she might glimpse anyone but she was knocked out of the way and on they went. Once again her curiosity ignited so she followed them slowly all the way to a great stone prison wall. "Little lady..." Called a guard who approached her suddenly "You shouldn't be here...these walls are full of criminals and..." But Saori cut him off "I am here on business my good sir" she lied "I am here to find a body Guard....a sell sword might I have a look around?" she said in her most business like tone of voice she could muster. The guard looked at her curiously though "I am quite sure you wouldn't want anyone in here Ma'm" he told her doubtfully. "Saori smiled sweetly "If I have the coin for it could I buy one of your prisoners and keep them out of trouble?" she asked. The Guard sighed "Well yah....though most sane people don't." Saori frowned at that...so was she insane? perhaps she was but she liked to think not everyone was all that bad. The guard escorted her to the inside of the prison, she could hear loud screams and cursing and the air felt damp and cold and mucky with the scent of men. She wasn't sure what she was looking for or going to find exactly but something kept telling her to keep going and so she did. A few prisoners tried to lash out at her as she passed....some hadn't seen a woman in years, here and there a dirty word would come at her but it was nothing since it was like being back at the village. Deeper and deeper they went and no one was half as interesting as she thought and when the Guard had enough he turned her around when they almost reached the end of the grungy place. "What is down there?" she asked when he tried to turn her around. "The last cell....I think he is a special prisoner...no one should go there" he told her simply.But Saori's heart began to pound....."I wanna see" she said and slipped from his fingers and walked quickly to take a peek. The Guard frantically caught up to her but it was too late she was standing face to face....(bars in between them) with an Elf, who looked different from any other Elf she had ever seen.She pulled down her hood revealing her face and when she saw him she knew it was he that the men were talking about last night. "How much" She asked the Guard.