ven] – Legendary
[The Boon of Merchants] – Myth
[The Laid Down Spear] – Hero
[The One-Eyed Hermit] – ?
I clicked on the first one and a request to chat was sent, I then clicked the second one but that immediately got declined, what an asshole. The third, fourth, and fifth were also sent.
I waited for what seemed at least ten minutes and I got a message back saying the request was granted.
The same chimes could be heard like Kalebs, and a largely built figure now stood before me on the horizon of the abyss. They were giant.
[The Father of a Merciful Knight has opened your message; He apologizes and cannot accept any appeal to be your patron, but does have a request regarding his most viable choice Kaleb Sangstun]
Wow, so he picked my ass of a friend as his runner up instead of me, I don know if I should be jealous or mad, but its fine, I guess the name doesn sound cool for how long it is, and whats up with the spelling error on KNight imagine having that as your sponsors name.
I yelled back, making fun of his name and didn give up hope, there are still three more to go.
[The Father of a Merciful KNight says it was a typo and mentions you can refer to him as The Merciful Father, he still offers his request]
”What exactly do you have in mind? ”
[The Merciful Father offers 500 kredits to ensure the safety of his candidate]
”thats it? For how long? ”
[The Merciful Father says every week that goes by with the objective complete, he will give you 500 kredits]
So, I basically get an allowance for keeping my friend alive? A piece of cake! Ive been doing that since Ive known him for free.
”I accept your proposal ” I practically yelled out loud.
Seconds passed and nothing happened.
[The Merciful Father clears his throat and says to press the acception button]
I was to stuck on my high horse of how I got the easiest quest, I failed to realize there was a screen below with the said agreements. Embarrassed, I clicked on the accept button.
[Side Story added to your log]
He thanked me profusely and the giant figure left the scene; he seems like a nice guy.
My body was still on the strip of paneling, I guess I never left. Now Im wondering if I could get any easier quests from these guys.
A couple more minutes passed when another notification came up and another Patron answered my chat request.
This time, the ocean could be heard, a tidal wave from somewhere came over me, yet I felt nothing.
Another figure came from the horizon, this one was still as giant and seemed to wield a long silhouette of a spear in their hand.
[The Laid down Spear asks if you are from an island]
Thats a weird question, I replied with no and with that they immediately left the scene, I now felt more pissed off, their like children finding the coolest superhero, but thats FINE, two more tries.
A cash register making a sale was made and a silhouette wearing a long dress was now seen.
[The Boon of Merchants refuses to answer any question as you made her lose a bet]
[The Boon of Merchants has left the chat]
Hold on, is this from those weird messages I saw when I first accessed gaming hud? That bet was against me?? That petty bastard, I guess this is my last one, I just hope they are at least hospitable.
[The One-Eyed Hermit has opened up your chat]
I waited for one more outline of a humanoid person. However, no strange apparition went over me. No sound, no bells. Everything was silent.
[You are being brought to a private chat]
The environment changed before my eyes; I was placed in a box where I was standing. A chair and a holographic computer interface were now in front of me. Taking a seat, the computer turned on, almost like a chat room.
[The One-Eyed Hermit thanks you for winning them those bets]
Huh, I guess this was the winner, there were multiple bets though? I guess it feels good being fought for, in a way, I guess. I didn win by myself.
[The One-Eyed Hermit asks for the reason of this meeting]
I almost forgot about the reason for this chat! I want to see if maybe he could sponsor me.
[me: Since I helped you win those bets, does that mean you can sponsor me?]
[The One-Eyed Hermit says no]
[me: WHy not?]
[The One-Eyed Hermit states they do not have enough kredits to sponsor you]
[me: But you have enough to make a private chat which I can only assume takes money?]
[The One-Eyed Hermit states to not think of yourself special, they do this for confidential reasons]
I can get mad at this thing. I didn know it took money to sponsor me, maybe this thing is just broke. As I was going to leave the chat to proceed, they wrote one last message.
[The One-Eyed Hermit says they can offer a deal]
[me: what kind of deal?]
[The One-Eyed Hermit mentions they can give you many of their personal skills if you give them all the money from your rewards, including you chapter fragment]
How does he know about that? That doesn make sense, those messages should have been private. Bigger question, how does he know about the chapter fragments and what does he want with mine?
My mind began to spiral, what if the chapter fragment is something really powerful or something important? Are sponsor skills something incredible, coming from a guy called The Hermit I don know if I can trust him.
Even the deal itself seems unethical, how am I sure that he won just take my money, is there like a money back guarantee type of system here? yet again, a personal skill sounds rather nice, since I don have one of my own.
[The One-Eyed Hermit, says they are leaving]
[me: Hold it! I can trust you because I still don know how everything works, how about I give you most of my money for one skill? all I ask is for my chapter thing and trail reward]
[The One-Eyed Hermit is contemplating…]
[The One-Eyed Hermit agrees to your counteroffer, click on the continue box]
[3000 kredits for a Private Skill y/n]
I clicked yes.
[3000 kredits have been lost]
[One-Eyed Hermit has left the chat]
That two faced bastard! I knew I shouldn have done it, great just great, now Im practically broke and Im not getting any help.
Frustrated, I tried punching the screen, but my hand went through it and punched the wall instead. Still upset, I pressed the proceed button with my hurt, empty hand.