Chapter 1: The Untended Graves
Athena had just been talking with an interesting Summon after her awakening from the old Stone coffin she had been laying in. it had just sort of appeared, though it didn’t have any gear, so instead she kinda just talked to it. Normally this wouldn’t work, but it seemed to understand her when she spoke to it. She she didn’t stay on the thought as she had her quest to fufil, to link the first flame!
”Hmm, now where exactly should I go?” She thought to herself.
There were a few undead that she stumbled across, but they were nothing, she simply sliced them with both of her twin blades and they were dead on the ground. She still had an uneasy thought.
“Strange, normally undead don’t just stay dead from what I remember others telling me, yet this place looks nothing like where my last moments of life were...”
She smacks her face with her hand
“Of course it isn’t similar you goof, this is a graveyard for goodness sakes, why would it look anything like There?” *giggles*
As Athena pressed on, she noticed a choice of 2 paths, one straigh ahead going to what seemed outside from all the tombs of this enclosed area she was in, the other to her right, filled with water and seemingly headed to another area of the enclosed space.
“Eh, if I go that way I’ll probably find more of these chumps, and hey, souls are souls I guess! Right we go!”
And so Athena went through the watery path to her right, though it was deeper than she expected it to be. Thankfully the path curved a bit further down and the water ended, but not before her boots were filled with water. She sat down on a nearby rock and quickly emptied out her boots.
“Guess you can’t explore for some good loot without getting your feet wet!”
Athena stands up and looks around the new area.
“Ah man, it’s just a cave area with no roof on-“
She cuts herself short as she sees a massive pile of Bright Blue Crystals.
“Is that a massive pile of Crystal Titanite?!” She exclaims loudly “This stuff will sell for so much! Not to mention if I find a blacksmith how much my blades can be upgraded!”
Athena quickly ran towards the mound of titanite, and it slowly started to shift. She stopped just beside the mound when she noticed the shift.
“Huh? I guess there would be a crystal lizard or 2 on a pile this...”
She cut off as she noticed a massive black tail covered in blue crystals slowly slid around beside her.
She finished her sentence as the large pile started to wake up revealing itself to be a massive Crystal Lizard. It was on it’s hind legs and was 2 times her size. The Lizard looked down and growled.
*Gulp* “Hi friend... I, uh, was just admiring your crystals! They’re very shiny!”
Athena smiled at the Lizard very nervously and outstretched her hand slowly. The Lizard saw this as an attack and immediately went for a bite. Athena rolled backwards just in time.
*sigh* “Never let your guard down I guess...”
Athena quickly drew her twin blades and went in, finally, a tough battle had begun.
The Lizard going in for a strong strike was quite quick, but Athena had trained for many years for combat, so she was prepared for most any attacks. The Lizard went for one strike with it’s claw and as Athena dodged she failed to notice the second claw come it and smack her to the ground. The Lizard quickly went in for another bite but Athena riled to the side just in time. The Lizard tumbled and rolled, leaving a trail of crystals to burst behind it. As Athena stood up, the Lizard was coming back with a roll and she jumped to the side again, now prepared for where it stopped and got a couple slashes in. The Lizard quickly spun around and slammed to the ground, causing a small shockwave of crystals to form and staggering Athena a bit. As the Lizard was winding up, Athena noticed a small gap in the Crystals near it’s face. As they both charged each other, Athens stabbed the lizard in the gap, causing them both to pause for a couple seconds. The Lizard fell and it’s body shimmered and faded away, giving Athena many souls and leaving her with a Titanite scale.
“Well, it’s not Crystal Titanite, but st least it’s valuable.”
Athena quickly pocketed the scale and walked back to the watery path headed back.
“I don’t remember Crystal Lizards ever getting to that size.” she thought ”maybe they do in rare chances that they live a really long life?”
Athena scratched her head and decided to shrug it off.
“Oh well, guess he was a lucky one, too bad his luck ran out!”
As she went back to the fork, this time she took the bright path and went out of the enclosed area. She found herself at the side of a cliff, there were many clouds down below as there were a few above, so she knew she must not have been too high, but still fairly high. As she turned to her left and followed the path up, she was lead to a large flat ledge with a bonfire on it.
“Ah, a nice bonfire. Now I can get some rest and heal up a bit.”
As she was about to sit she noticed a large, chapel like structure in the distance, with further observation, it seemed connected to the cliff she was attached to.
”I’ll be over there soon enough, maybe there someone can tell me where I am exactly?” she thought.
She sat down at the Bonfire and a bright energy poured around her, filling her vision, then it was gone.
“And now to check on my...”
She reached into her pocket and shuffled around in it a bit, she couldn’t seem to find what she was looking for, then a thought hit her.
“Did I grab my Estus Flask when I woke up...?”
She looked back down the path to where she had just been with sadness in her eyes.
“Great, now I have to kill those undead again... *sigh* might as well go now than never...”
Slowly she got up and walked back down to the crypt area, uncaringly slashing through the undead that were there a second time. She then grabbed her Estus Flask which had enough for about 3 Chugs in it, and Chugged it once to heal herself. She then went back to her bonfire and rested at it again. After the blinding energy was gone, she looked and her Estus was filled up again.
“Looks like this is gonna be a long adventure...” Athena said with an annoyed sort of tone to her voice.