Volume 4 – Firemane Clan
Chapter #89 – 4 Months Later![Jull’s POV]
The forest in Falkreath Hold is certainly wild. At first I didn’t understand Jon’s decision for coming here but maybe I was the one hated from the start. After all, this is the place where I lost my left eye.
Still, Jon was considering me and did take me to Falkreath itself. We went to a town called Helgen as it seemed Jon desperately wanted to see the place. According to him, he didn’t have much information about this town from his past life as it seems it was destroyed by an evil dragon.
No matter how unbelievable it is to fight dragons, he is training night and day for that purpose since we came to live around Helgen four months ago.
A lot has changed!
I started my training as a ‘Magic Archer’ and it proved to be as amazing as Jon said it would be.
Flame exploding arrows, Shock multi-target arrows, Frost trap arrows, Force arrows, Illusion arrows. As long as there is magic, there is an arrow for it.
I tried to train the Thu’um like Jon but he said for normal people it would take ages to comprehend one meaning of a single word.
The vexing thing is, when I finally managed to learn one word in those four months, he has managed to comprehend a whole new shout. Not just that, he created a brand new original shout that has a strange effect. I don’t remember what it was called but it is one truly pathetic shout.
Anyway, he also found a martial path for himself that greatly suited his magic and combat way. He abandoned his weapons for the current training and now is using only his bare fists.
That’s why we are not living in Helgen. Still, I come here everyday to get our food and other things. Luckily we had a lot of money in gold and we took some jobs from the town and the Imperial garrison here so our funds are far from running out. Jon loves money and he made sure to not run out of it.
Life can never be any better! Me, him, the annoying cat, and no one else. This is my idea life.
But it is almost over now, our training is almost complete and we have to go home to Winterhold.
We will have some stops along the way so we will not get home immediately. Jon kept saying things about a hunt or something. We will also sneak somewhere very scary.
I don’t know why I kept thinking about all these stuff, I am on a job now. Some wolves attacked a peddler on his the way from Falkreath to Helgen so the garrison put a reward for thinning the wolves numbers in the forest.
Jon didn’t bother hunting some wolves. To him, hunting now is about how far can he sense a presence with magic and his detection magic became scary lately. And he has to spend time with his new friend Jack now. He said he will have to kill him before we leave Helgen.
The hunting didn’t take me three hours and I filled the cart I came with. Now I have almost nine dead wolves here.
The strange thing is, the wolves were somehow skinny and looked like they haven’t eaten in a long while. This is unnatural! I even saw small wolf cubs but the were so small and hungry. I wouldn’t go after them unless they try to attack. Fortunately, they turned tail and ran.
Jon may know what broke the balance of the forest as he is one of its dwellers now.
Now let’s head back to Helgen.
“Young Jull, come take a look. Some mead from Whiterun!”
“Thank you, Uncle!”
“Young Jull, haven’t seen you in the prayer to Mara yesterday.”
“Sorry aunty! I was hunting.”
“Young Jull! The clothes you ordered are finished.”
“Thanks Grandma! I’ll come before sunset.”
“Young Jull, this…”
“Young Jull, that…”
I’ll murder you people.
Since the time I settled in this town. I became very popular!
Hunting brought me some money but people strongly like to interfere in my business now
Why did it turn like this?
I know why actually.
Before I leave. Lady Nurina gave me something and I tried it. The effects were not fast but they were disastrous.
Everyone and their mothers suddenly started to like me.
Jon also noticed and made a thumbs up as approval.
Life became somehow easier but a bit annoying since then, I guess its for the greater good.
Now, I just need to deliver the hunt and go find Jon.
“Perfect Adrius. Today’s hunt!”
“Huntress Jullanar! Thank you… Nine! All are perfect kills. I can’t help but to praise your skill.”
“Thanks! How much will all that worth?”
I negotiated with Perfect Adrius for the price and it was a win.
“Always a pleasure doing business with you Huntress Jullanar! If any of those annoying soldiers harassed you. Just come to me directly.”
“I think Jon will take care of anyone who may have funny ideas.”
“That’s what I am afraid of! I am telling you to come for me for things not to turn out like last time. Just how can a girl like you communicate with that caveman?”
“Hahaha! I’ll do that then.”
Last time! Sigh!
A soldier from the garrison harassed me and I told Jon, things didn’t turn out funny after that. Jon slapped the soldier’s dead ancestors out of him and his drinking buddies in the middle of the tavern.
A rumor came out after from day that a slap from Jon is a straight way to Oblivion.
Jon maybe have became a bit too powerful in this training session.
Putting those thoughts aside. I kept coming and going around the town and bought the things Jon asked for.
He needed some new clothes and larger boots. He also needed some mammoth meat that we always order.
We actually started hating the mammoth meat from how much we ate it, but it was very important to Jon’s current growth rate and, ehem, to mine too.
Anyway, he suspected that this rapid growth state of his will come to an end in a day or two so he started to pack all things for our departure.
After some time, I arrived at the forest once again and took the way south. There was a cave that Jon and I lived in. Just a small cave with only one room but it was cozy and nice. There was a small stream nearby and the area was mostly safe because of Jon’s presence.
“Here you are! We were looking for you this morning!”
Nefertiti, this annoying cat, became very moody lately. She wouldn’t listen to anything I say. Strangely, she has an understanding with Jon and only listens to him.
I carried her before she thinks of running away and started walking to the cave.
Just as I was about to walk in the cave, a tall shadow came out.
“Jull, you came!”
“Jull, you came!”
She must have brought it!
“Eh! Ah. Take this.”
Hm? What’s wrong? Why is she lagging?
She was eyeing me up and down.
“Something wrong with me?”
She got closer and looked at me.
“Hmmm! You got a bit taller.”
“Mhm! I am sure.”
Crap! This is crazy.
I have grown too much lately. Just like a bamboo cane after rain.
This is not good at all.
My apatite is endless too.
“And you need to shave your beard! Whst kind of a 16 years old has a beard.” She said.
I am just too taken aback to reply right now. Unlike what she said, I am not sixteen yet. My life is going completely in a weird direction since I came to Helgen.
I have grown taller that I used to be.
My facial hair came out of nowhere.
My muscles changed dramatically.
Even my fighting style became something new.
I only wanted to use this journey to heal my condition of ‘Astral Damage’ by absorbing a higher grade vitality but if wasn’t a problem at all.
I managed to hunt more than nine trolls and everything was solved in the first month alone.
That time, I had nearly four months of free time. So I decided to train Jullanar and myself on our new fighting styles as well as making a new shout and some spells.
Even though most of it was a success, I didn’t notice the physical changes I was going through.
Mostly because I literally caved myself and put more effort in training and research.
If only I knew, maybe I could have prepared myself mentally but I took the shock too hard.
Even my clothes didn’t fit me anymore.
I had to tear the sleeves of the College’s robe, luckily the enhancement didn’t cover that area.
Other than the robe, nothing fit me anymore. I had to buy big pieces of cloth to cover myself with it. I looked like some Ancient Greek guy.
But finally, Jull has brought clothes that fits me this time. I was afraid of never finding anything that fits but it was a baseless fear now. I can finally have something comfortable.
“How tall did you get now?” Jull asked while giving me a bag full of soft clothes.
“If I got taller like you said, then I am 206 cms now. Damn! If I ever achieved this height in my past life, I would have been famous.”
Yep, I would have joined the national basketball team or something.
“The Scaled Cuirass you used to have, does it still fit you?”
“Nope! You can have it.”
“So you are not going to use any armor at all?”
“I’ll look for something that will fit me.”
Jull took the Scaled Cuirass happily, it is actually a perfect piece of armor.
Maybe she was skinny four months ago but the mammoth meat showed an amazing effect on her body. She also was secretly using some herbal mixture I don’t know about but it was something made of juniper berries, purple mount flowers and some oil, if I have to guess then it is something for women. Why did I think like that? Well, Because Jull’s body also started to change.
She has grown some boobs!
Jull, of all people, managed to quit being flat.
I tried to ask her but I was told off badly. I could only ask Nevertiti to spy on her.
Anyway! In terms of physical changes, I was having a nightmare but she was living the dream.
Anyway, I don’t have time to try the clothes. I have a meeting with my buddy, Jack. Today I am killing it.
As I was heading out Jull called for me. “Hey, there is something strange in the forest!”
“What is it?”
“Today, I was hunting wolves for the garrison but it went like this…”
She started telling me a story about the wolves who were starving and how they looked skinny. She felt something off.
Indeed, she is right!
Wolves don’t come this close to Helgen, they avoid humans and live a bit to the west. They normally prey on deers and elks.
Something must have happened to that place.
As a registered hunter by the town, I know that poaching is not allowed and strictly prohibited in Falkreath so it will be hard for poachers to move freely in these woods.
My guess is, some beast stronger than the wolves drove them away.
After I kill Jack, I’ll go look out for whatever that is.
Thinking of Jack, I left the cave to Jull and put force in my leg to run in the forest.
I used ‘Empower’, a new spell that I came up with so I can run faster, hit harder, and defend better.
It was not casted like a normal spell. It was inner casted like a game power.
This is one if my new achievements. I finally can active a spell on myself without casting. This is a huge breakthrough on my part.
My running spead was not something a normal human, no even a trained human cannot run as fast as this.
As mages tend to neglect physical power and looked down on it while warriors did the same about magic. I found a way to puff physical power with magic and boost my strength.
Due to that, I kept running at the forest until I reached a certain place.
“Jack! Come out come out wherever you are!”
Here it is! My buddy Jack.
It is a black furred two meters tall Cave Troll.
As soon as I reached his territory, he became mad and threw a big rock at me.
“You three eyed stupid gorilla! Who taught you to throw stones at visitors.”
Jack didn’t hear me and roared again. He was still furious from the beating he took three days ago.
“Today will be the last fight! Now come at me!”
I went all out today on poor Jack. He didn’t survive.
I remembered the first time I met that idiot. I managed to absorb some vitality from it then the system informed me that the ‘Astral Damage’ condition was removed. I decided to keep Jack alive since then and kept engaging in fights with it as a training.
During my growth state I reached the point where I can overpower a troll by myself bare handed. It was a great achievement wrestling with a troll.
Today I had to kill it so it don’t attack anyone. I used ‘Empower’ which buffs me greatly. I also used ‘Shock Redirect’ which can take the force of the incoming blow and redirect it through the body into a counterattack.
This is me walking the path of ‘Arcane Warrior’ now.
My arsenal of skills as magical melee fighter became large and I had plenty of options now.
-Name: Jon Dare
-Race: Human (Nord)
▼Magicka Outer Control:
Link Magicka ★
Spell Break ★
Space Mark ★
Shock Wave ★
Energize Flora ★
▼Inner Magicka Control:
Shock control ★
Flame: Normal – Horse – ■■■■■ ★
Fighter: Churl, Caitiff, Kynval ★
Archer: Churl, Caitiff, Kynval ★
Assassin: Kynval ★
Meteor ★ – Fire Claw ★
Heat Vision ★
Shared Vision ★
Lightning Aura ★
Flames Aura ★
Bloodlust Aura ★
Madness Aura ★
▼Blood Lineage: Activating
Giants Blood Lineage ★
▼Clear Skies: ★
Lok: Sky ★
Vah: Spring ★
Koor: Summer ★
Laas: Life ★