Where: The woods near the school
When: Jan 10
Twigs crunched underneath Sparkster's foot as he pressed on. The orange glow coming from his chest plate lit up his path as patches of dark clouds obfuscated the moon. The tree branches grew more gnarled as he ventured deeper.
"Ah...ah...ACHOO!" Sparkster snorted before wiping his chilled nose against a gloved hand. His leather mail was not cut out for frigid weather. He sat himself down on a large tree root that twisted into the ground. He feverishly rubbed his hands together, blowing on them to keep warm. Each breath came out of his mouth as puffs of vapor. His hairless tail twitched as the cold night air licked at it. He detested the snow. He hated the cold when he had to storm into the mountainside palace of Ulfgar the Merciless and he hated it now.
He wasn't even supposed to be here. Sparkster was suppose to be back in Smash Academy, on guard duty. That was why he had been sent to this school in the first place. He was suppose to be on the look out for the serial killer and protecting the students of Smash Academy from becoming the murderer's next victims. Now that he knew that Caim was the one who mutilated the Kraken and the security team's prime suspect behind the killings, it was essential that Sparkster stayed on task. He needed to find this Caim and keep track of him. If Caim was the killer, he needed to get ready for the eventual capture. But no, something had been distracting the rocket knight.
Ever since he had arrived, the neighborhood he lived in was abuzz with talk in regards to sightings of a wolf in the woods. Sparkster wasn't all too worried at first. It was a forest, a wolf living there wouldn't be out of the ordinary. But then he paid closer to find that it wasn't a wolf that individuals claimed to see but a wolf man. No one had gotten a close look as the few Zephyrians who said they had crossed paths with the creature quickly fled before it could get too close but they all said that it bore a physical resemblance to the wolves of the Wolf Kingdom in Elhorn. What bothered Sparkster the most of these sightings though was that most of the eyewitness accounts took place in the parts closest to campus. So far no innocent opossum had been fallen victim to the wolf man but that didn't stop the Zephyrians from being utterly afraid that he would eventually strike as revenge for Ulfgar's humiliating defeat to Sparkster.
As the Rocket Knight of Zephyrus, thus the the Zephyrians sworn protector, it was Sparkster's duty to confront anything that dared threaten his people. In his eyes it outweighed his responsibilities to the security team. And so that was why he was sitting in a forest in the middle of the night, freezing his tail off.