The story will begin inside the house of the main protagonist Banis Fügen, who is woken up by a knock to his door. upon answering the door the player will be greeted by juns, the head of the town guard, and informed that the mayor nuck wants to speak with him at once.
the player will then make their way to the town encountering and interacting with many characters along the way:
Juns: Leader of the town guard, loves his job (maybe a bit too much) supposedly sports dark brown hair considering his facial features are hard to describe as he wears a helmet 99% of the time. His presence in the town has made crime and unruly behaviour but a distant memory.
Mayor Nuck: Mayor of the town, does most of his work behind closed doors (nothing shady, just paperwork and stuff which would bore the average citizen). he’s the one who send Banis out to investigate the source of the foul tasting water. dresses sharply, sports a grey beard and is rarely seen without his dog Rose.
Arthur and Oretha: a couple who own the local pig farm, though its essentially less of a farm and more a a large field for their pets. you don’t get very much bacon from micro pigs and honestly the townsfolk don’t really have the heart (or cajones) to lay a hand on them. Arthur tends to be described as “more hair than man” as most of his face is hidden either behind a bead or a mop of hair. Oretha is about half Arthurs height and infinitely more ginger (an easy feat considering Arthur is blond but the fact still stands). spends most time with the animals and deep conversation with Arthur.
Rumli: the town drunk and hopeless romantic, has been known to flirt with anything with pulse (or what he thinks has a pulse, the barman once caught him chatting up a potted plant, he was turned down). although most of his greetings are vulgar slurs riding on the winds of an ale induced halitoses, they’re are meant with nothing short of kindness and merriment. enjoys chicken, sports a scruffy beard, tends to be found hanging out by the bar.
Upon leaving the town, Banis will have to travel through the local woodland in order to find the cave in which the wells source is located. before finding the cave however, banis is crossed by the sprite, Meeni.
Meeni: A sprite and self proclaimed “king” of the forest. while it is true that he is the ruler of a large faction of sprites that live there its hardly a position of power outside of that part of the woods. a short dark grey/blue sprite who wears naught but rags and a crown of twigs, is quick to anger, and is responsible for pinning the blame of the hog beast incident onto banis’ village.
After having a go at Banis for treading muddy footprints all over his forest floor, he retreats back into a nearby tree. Banis goes on his way and eventually reaches the cave only to find that the gate covering the entrance has been ripped off its hinges. Banis explores the cave until he comes across the large underwater lake acting as the wellspring.
the problem becomes very clear when Banis discovers a hog beast by the name of lisa, having a scrub in the middle of the pool.
Lisa: The hog beast responsible for contaminating the villages water supply by bathing in it. equipped with two large tusks, a back full of spines and a height of around 9 foot, you do not want to be on the bad side of this beast. luckily lisa is actually quite chilled and is just looking for a place to bathe. thats not to say however, that she isn’t capable of defending herself when the time should come.
Funnily enough its not Banis who yells first but intact lisa, who is most likes as mortified as anyone else would be if they had somebody walk in on then while in the bath. The issue resolves itself better than expected when lisa sees reason and moves on without a fuss.
banis returns to the village after escorting the creature out, however unbeknownst to him lisa had found another place to bathe, a pond in the village belonging to the burntwood legion. the legionaires dont take as kindly to lisa and