- Mission Info:
- Name: Hunt Missing Children
Participants: Sun Village
Type: Plot Mission (leads to future plot event)
Solo: 20 EXP
Group: 25 EXP, 20 Ryo
Location: Sun Village
Details: For the past few months, in the Sun Village, young children having been going missing. It started with just a few here and there, but now it is becoming a real epidemic. The village has been put on high alert regarding these missing reports. You have been tasked with scouring the village for any clues or signs of these missing kids. Find tracks, clues, follow rumors, do what ever you can to get a lead on where these kids might be. (You can not find a missing child, just clues to one.)
Requirements: Solo must make a 600 word post.
Group- Each person must post at least twice, with a 1000 word count total.
The morning had started like every other for him as he woke up in his small self made home outside the village and prepared himself for the day. The wounds from his most recent encounter still healing as a scar would most likely remain on his left shoulder. He rose from bed with the creakiness of an elderly man, his body still not in the best of shape, but he had already gathered some info about the missing children, and would not stop for any reason until he found them or got closer to what was happening.
He didn’t think he could live with himself if something happened and he wasn't able to do anything about it. After gathering his supplies and double checking them to make sure he didn't forget anything, he left for the village on his hunt for any clue as to the whereabouts of the missing children. The walk there was uneventful and dreary, the sky was cloudy today and it gave an almost grey tinge to the region, making it seem even more bleak then usual. Several of the cacti that dotted the landscape were in retracting bloom, almost as if they were going into hibernation until the sun shined down upon them again.
As he approached the village gates he saw more tearful families then he did the other day, also loading up what remained of their lives and fleeing the village proper. Walking with purpose now, he skipped the orphanage for today, he had to find something, anything to point him towards his goal. He didn’t want to see any more families have to go through the pain that was so palpable in his last two morning arrivals here in Nikkousato.
He would search through the bazaar again, but first this time, hoping to catch more of the early morning traders. As he stalked the walkways of the bazaar he couldn’t help but feel a small measure of disdain for all of the people still going about their daily lives despite knowing about what has been happening. Did they not care that children had been going missing at an alarming rate? Where was their humanity and purpose? If these were the people he had sworn to protect maybe that man was right… Maybe this village didn’t deserve his undying faith anymore.
Shaking his head he pushed the thoughts from his mind so that he could refocus on the task at hand. He had to find something, anything to try and locate these kids this time! He decided to spend the next few hours hanging around the servant salesmen, basically modern day slavers, as they sold indentured servants like cattle. It was here that he had received his first clue since starting this endeavor.
The servant tradesmen had spoken with each other at length about a man representing an “interested” party who was in need of young servants to accomplish some task or goal, and that none of them were able to accommodate him, as they didn’t deal in anyone who was under age as far as indenturing was concerned. It was considered generally immoral to force or trap parents into signing their children over into servitude.
With this renewed knowledge, Gen was off to inform HQ of what he had learned. Maybe this was enough to get a formal inquiry started that didn’t involve the initiative of a Genin. Something that he had been questioning far more as of late. Was it truly acceptable for the village to operate the way it did? Doubt in his duty had begun to manifest in the young Iwamura for the first time in his short life. Listlessness mounting as he had been enlightened some to the nature of the world outside the gilded cage of his ideals.
He would find this kids one way or another, he couldn't stand by as they continued to disappear and everything felt like it was spiraling out of control in a completely unattainable and manageable way. How could they have been so over looked? It felt like the village didn't even care about the children at this point, and it was so disturbing and bothersome. In a last minute attempt to try and find these children, he stopped himself from leaving the village and turned around heading back into the slums one more time.
As he entered into the area he noticed there was some fresh blood stains upon the sand. From there he would track them all the way back to a different warehouse then last time on the far side of the slums. In there he found a disturbing scene. Blood was stained all over the building and seemed to lead to an apex in the center of the room, with children's clothes scattered around. The center of the room held a symbol unknown to Gen created in the center.
In a moment of desperation he would cry and close the warehouse door behind him, heading right back to the HQ to report his newest finding... This was a truly dark day...