Colab with @Exit
Takes place before the trials. Was a bit overdue
Tholo gave a sigh at Nick's question."My choice was to die as a monster or die with some dignity,"He stated answering the man's inquiry ",At least here I might die on my own terms, serving a purpose instead of at the end of a chopping block." He rolled up the sleeve of of his left arm, going up midway of his forearm, revealing the bite wound from the attack that left him cursed as a werewolf."I guess with my profession it would of happened eventually, just never thought I'd survive such an attack. Like my father and his father before him I learned the trade of trapping. Knew the woods probably better then anyone else in that area I as raised. While there was always the chance of something dark hiding in the woods, went in all the time to earn my living, never saw any monsters, some normal wolves and bears but no nightmares. Not until three winters back." He explained. Looking back it was hard to imagine he had managed to live with the curse for three years now. It was a miracle he hadn't been found sooner but with the precautions he had taken perhaps those had kept him safe and out of the eyes of the Hood.
The wound itself was story enough. The scar was deep. An ever present reminder of the nature of life: Sometimes, shit happens and it was up to them to adapt or die. Tholo, when given the choice chose to adapt, twice now and that was all the resolve Nick needed. Not to mention the man was looking for a death with dignity... and he was a hunter. "It sounds to me like you were long overdue for a change in professions." Nick shook his head. "That's all they do here is hunt. Only difference now is the entire world is your forest and you've got myself and..." He turned to the woman. "Is it Devout?"
Nyssa had since sat on her bed, cleaning and maintaining her blade while the two gentlemen spoke to one another, to be fair she had since phaseed out from listening to what they were talking about, although she understand the jist of it, she motions stopped for a moment at the hearing of her name, she had not really spoke of it since she got hear, only Finlay mentioned to so she guessed it would not be hard to put two and two together. looking up from her weapon at the two men. "That is correct, My name is Nyssa Devout, I come from the town of Brightwyvern., you are Nick correct?" She enqiured.
Nick gave a nod to Nyssa about to respond to her when Finlay had burst into the room rounding them up to head to their trial.