“I guess not…very well.” The soldier seated himself on the floor. “Several years ago, I was sent to Roklavia by the Emperor. My mission was to kill or incapacitate Valentina, the Roklavs queen. I met up with my friend, Vadim, captain of the Queen’s Guard, and tried to use him to get close to Valentina. But, other powers were at work, and Valentina was killed by another assassin and some hired goons. In order to cover up my involvement, I helped Vadim avenge his queen. So I killed the assassin, and the minions. Vadim and I passed out.”"
He cleared his throat, and coughed.
“I woke up in a dark room, surrounded by strange vials and concotions. After searching throughout the building, I found Vadim and Valentina, one alive, the other quite dead. A blood doctor, a relic from Roklavia’s past, had found us, and saved our lives. He injected Vadim with some wolfs? blood, I think. Vadim was distraught over the loss of Valentina. He and the doctor tried to save her, using blood from Vadim and some other creature. I would have left them, but my friend was running out of blood, so I lent him some of mine. Unfortunately for me, this enabled Valentina’s return from the dead. Yes it is true. She died and came back.”
He coughed again.
“I escaped, made it back to my home, and my duties.”
“The Dux Marum, our highest ranking admiral, bore me a grude, why I do not know. He brought a case against me, saying I had betrayed Valkoria and disobeyed my orders by bringing her back. He had witnesses, I do not know if they were false or no. The Emperor ordered my execution, so I…escaped, and made it back to the source of my troubles, Roklavia.” He shuddered, a great chill going through him. Felix drew a deep breath, forcing his lungs to obey him. “I found, and then got separated from Vadim. I survived the monster invasion, and fought my way out. I lived in the forests North of the city, defending them from the spread of the demons. The food ran out, so I returned to Roklavia, and was given directions to here by a dying warrior of yours. I was picked up, and brought into this accursed city. After I was given a job, at a construction site…of sorts, I had a…disaggreement with the Valkorian overseer. I killed him. THAT is why I am here.” He concluded "So you see miss, I am not a criminal, or a traitor. The man I killed was not something to mourn over, although I do regret it. Sadly, I am in no position to deal with insults or gross stupidity. Much to my loss."
He sank back onto the bed, and spat out some blood onto the floor. “Thus is my story. I only seek now to live, by the only way I know.”