It was a nice, warm sunny day at a small village completely surrounded by the expansive forest. This quaint village, Ilesia, was cut off from the rest of the world; the sight of towns or even cities was likely hundreds of miles away. Ilesia was likely never placed on the maps because it was so small, leaving it in obscurity.
The tiny village had several houses made of hard wood, each with a similar structure. Everyone within the village knew each other, both child and adult alike. Those who would leave were those who strived to explore the larger lands.
Emerging from one of the houses was a long-haired man in his forties. His hair was a bit unkept, yet despite his age, there was a bit of youthful handsomeness. He wore a leather vest over his short-sleeved shirt with cargo pants and hiking boots. While he glanced around the village, he gave a frown.
"Reize! Where are you?!" Resting a hand over his eyes, the man sighed. "That boy..."
The outskirts of the village were a short distance awa