"What about you Gryph?" they said.
Gryph laughed, "Isn't it obvious?"
"I don't get it?" said the soldiers.
"I want to be the King of Japorcar and then eventually take over the entire realm like the High King that lived almost one thousand years ago."
"The people wont follow you." said Guss.
"And why not?" asked Gryph rather sharply.
"Because the lands are seperated into six Kingdoms now." he said, "If you try to rule all six the people will rebel since they all want their own independant kingdom and King."
"I will change that view!" said Gryph but he was cut short from his speech.
"Sir! I can see the town!" reported a soldier from the front of the party.
"Acknowledged," said Gryph, "We will rest here for the night and check the situation in the city on the horizon."
"Why are we going there?" asked Guss.
"We have been following your Demons for too long and I've lost too many men over it," sighed Gryph, "You and I shall go alone and see if we can add any sellswords to aid us."
"Fine. I'm going to sleep so don't bother me unless it's important." Guss tied his horse up at the empty stable and found a bed inside on of the not too badly damaged houses. He feel asleep but The Sand Demon haunted his dreams. He couldn't stop thinking about his battle with the Demon of a man. He was no ordinary man, he could control sand and used it in the most deadly attacks that Guss had ever seen. The sad thing was that Guss was surrounded by sand in Japorcar so the Sand Demon's power was increased and he wouldn't have to strain himself in order to use the sands but it was the least of his concerns. However no matter how hard he tried he couldn't seem to clear his mind of vengeance. He got up, grabbed his sword, and went to a quiet place where he could be alone. Silence was a luxury and time for thinking was for the privelliged. He knew why Gryph had redirected the party away from The Sand Demon. They were too weak to face the Demon in battle and would surely be killed, Guss knew this but, he still wanted to hunt the Demon down. He lapped up the water and tried to wash his thoughts of revenge away with each slurp. The Demon had destroyed his home town and killed everyone including his family. Ever since that day Guss vowed to find the Demon and to make him pay for what he had done. He had fought with the Demon a few years ago, but he was too weak to even scratch him, and was left defeated and broken. It wasn't long after, that he found Gryph, that he joined the Hawks. Gryph promised that they would help him but he would have to do as Gryph said after Gryph defeated Guss in a duel. Guss looked up at the little twinkles of brilliant white light which contrasted from the dark purple and blue of the sky. His gaze turned to the bright full moon and he could see the craters of the moon like black specks of dirt. He then turned back to the well. That is when he heard crying. He felt something latch onto his leg with a vice like grip, he tried to break free and reached for his sword when he looked down at it. The little damsel in distress that was clinging to him for dear life.
"Hey, get off kid!" said Guss, "Get off!" The girl didn't even react at all she just continued to cry and hold onto his leg.
He pryed open her arms with a struggle and pushed her to the ground, "I said get off!" The girl looked up at him with teary eyes and leapt onto him again. Guss threw her over his huge chunks of lean muscle and carried her to the sandstone hut's door on which he rapped. The door creaked open from it's age and a drowsy Gryph answered the door.