Jan 21, 2019 7:20 PM
Nikasios lands in Hyrule
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It's short and well balanced. Link gives grip tips as she puts her tent away.

"Oh, right, you need a sheath. Here, use mine." She takes it off from her belt and tosses it. "Carrying a sword openly while hiking stinks. I'll get a new one later, I can poof the weapons anyway. So, I think I'll show you some basic moves and you can practice while we walk? And I'll point out how many ways you're doing it wrong."

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Nikasios catches.

"Alright," he says cheerfully."

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Link shows him basic sword moves by doing them herself. The best ones for a beginner are simple, straightforward kinds of motion. She tells him to pay attention to her posture and where her feet are, too.

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He does his best to mimic them. He's about average,. as beginners go.

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"Well, everyone starts somewhere. Let's start walking, and you practice the lunges and forward-steps while we go?"

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(This is annoying she wants to, like, jump on him and kiss him a lot - but obviously he does not want her to do that, it's a freaking curse, so she ignores the irritatingly strong urge.)

They start walking.The forest winds uphill and down, and thins out, and then they're walking on the edge of some grassy hills, near a wide river. She gives tips on his form and such.

"We could go off the road a bit here to find monsters. Get that question answered sooner than later."

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He hesitates and then nods firmly.

"Yeah. That's a good idea."

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She leads them up a hill, for a good vantage point. Then she points to a small group of red-skinned things maybe a thousand feet off. Two short ones with crude spears, one tall one carrying a club the size of Link herself. They seem to be just wandering around. "There, there's some monsters. Let's go get 'em, eh? But how do you think we tell wanting you from just wanting to kill everyone, like they usually do?"

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"They can't really hurt me. I can go by myself first and it won't take long to tell if they are trying to kill me or... do something else."

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"...Alright then. And I'll come kill 'em quick either way."

They walk closer, until Link thinks they'll spot her if she gets any closer.

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Nikasios takes a deep breath and continues forward by himself.

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The monsters notice him! They charge him, the smaller ones get there first. They hit him as hard as they can with their clubs.

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When he's sure they are not going to progress beyond "hitting with clubs" he begins fighting back.

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Hitting with clubs seems to be the order of the day. The big one is really slow and clumsy. They don't bleed, even after solid hits with his sword.

Link joins the fray quickly after that! The monsters are quickly dispatched. They turn into thick clouds of black smoke, and their claws and horns are all that remains, after. "Horray!"

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He smiles.

He clearly is injured, despite his claims that they couldn't really hurt him. There are bruises already forming and he moves his right arm a little stiffly. He doesn't seem to be noticing the pain though, if there is any. 

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"Hey, you got hurt after all. I guess it might heal quickly? You want an elixir for that, maybe?"

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"Oh, yeah, I do get hurt. It just heals quickly and the worse I'm hurt the faster it heals. What's an elixir?"

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"Magic healing stuff!"

She picks up the monster parts and makes them disappear with little blue flashes.

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"Are they hard to get?"

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"Not that hard. You can brew them, you just need monster parts and, like, special flowers or crickets and stuff. Health-restoring ones are a little tricky though, usually it's hearty food and bed rest for injuries. We should get back to the road, maybe?"

She claims one of the clubs, too, and disappears it with the same blue flash. May as well.

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Back to the road, then. "So that's one big worry gone! I'm hopeful the other thing will work too. Wait and see, I guess?"

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He smiles.

"Yeah. That will make it a lot easier to survive out here."

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"Goddess Hylia wants to help us. If she can do something about it, I'm sure she will. And you shouldn't just want to survive - you ought to want to be happy!"

She starts back toward the road.

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