The mysterious customer
The bartender did no more than raise an eyebrow when the lad ordered another pint of beer.
This man had been sitting in the Angry Boar, Montera’s finest inn, for three hours straight and quaffed one beer after another. His clothes were, without a doubt, those of a mage.
The color of his robe, however, was to dark for both the Circles of Fire and of Water. Therefore, the man was definitely not a priest of Innos, let alone Adanos.
The only possible conclusion made every person in the Angry Board shiver. This milk-faced man was a Dark Mage, a servant of Beliar, the God of Death. It had been a very long time since a priest of Beliar had been able to show his allegiance openly in Myrtana.
But under the rule of the Orcs, there were no more Paladins – no one to pursue such people.
It was rumored that these mysterious figures formed the ruling class in the distant country of Varant. But this boy was obviously a Midlander.
The barman had heard many rumors about dispersed Beliar cultists in Myrtana during his many years of serving drinks to strangers. And now, all of a sudden, proof was sitting in his tavern – let alone the fact that this Dark Mage was getting drunk before his eyes.
What in the world could cause a Dark Mage such distress that he saw no choice but to drown it in booze?
Were such problems not restricted to common people?
An unsettling thought. One could only hope that this dark priest would leave town as soon as humanly possible and, most important of all, stay gone.
Making all the effort he could muster, the bartender raised his voice: “Excuse me? You want another one? On the house.”
And this is him: Aram, the protagonist of both today’s and yesterday’s stories. You will meet him as early as Chapter 1 in Montera’s inn. But your next meeting with him will take place at an entirely different location; for despite his sorrow, Aram has planned his future far ahead. In any case you will depend on him further down the main questline.