Augus nodded grimly to the group, crossing his arms as he let out a small sigh. "Illias Krutz," he said, "woke up this mornin' and saw em goin' after the harp player on the roof, so...well, I couldn't just let em stab the girl. Didn't expect him to end up missing his mark. Guess it'll be the last time he does though." He looked back down at the dead man with pitiless eyes.
He knew the Ilias Krutz were evil people. Main reason he never had any faith in Ilias. The men of Ilias Krutz, he once believed, were men forced into desperate measures to protect humanity from the monstergirls that hunted men and women alike, that were legitimate threats to innocent people. Oh, how wrong he was to be so naive.
He shook the thoughts from his mind, returning his focus to the group. "Well, now that this whole mess is over, why don't we get to restockin' our supplies so we can prepare for the trip onwards?" He asked, nodding to the others, hoping to quickly move on from this morning's dreary events, "we'll be leavin' in the next couple days, so be sure ya got everythin' ya need." The body was already being hoisted up by the local guards, most likely to have the body examined and then disposed of. Of course, Augus doubted they'd find anything to lead them to an Ilias Krutz group; most of em didn't carry those kinds of sensitive documents.
"Ah, excuse me," a small voice came from behind Augus, "I wanted to thank you for saving me."
Augus turned, seeing the hooded girl from before. While her face was well hidden, the cloak she wore did little to hide the curved, voluptuous figure beneath them. Augus could tell by looking at this one that she was definitely a monstergirl, in one way or another. It was likely she hid it under her cloak. Of course, he didn't understand why she hid it, exactly, considering the tolerance of this town, but to each his own.
"Well, twas nothin," Augus replied with genuine modesty, somewhat disinterested in speaking with the woman, "I was just doin' what anyone would do. Besides, you seemed to have things handled." The girl let out a small giggle, her harp clutched delicately in her arms. "Well, if you say so," she said, plucking a few strings as if to ensure her instrument had not been damaged, "still, I would like to thank you in some way. I at least must provide you with something." Augus simply huffed.
"Unless you can get us a 1 way ticket to the border town where the tournament of monsters is takin' place, I doubt you could get us much of anythin," he replied flatly, turning away and heading back toward the shops, "I'll go on ahead. The rest of ye can stay here if ye want."
"I could get you one."
Augus froze, almost like the words were in another language. "Excuse me?" he said. The hooded girl nodded in confirmation.
"I can get you a ride to the border. Well, at least I can get you a ride partway. All you have to do is a few things for me, and I'll have a carriage ready and waiting for all of you." She immediately continued on to her requests without even waiting for a reply. "First," she began, "there is a cave on the beach not too far from here, where a monstergirl resides. I will have someone meet you at the entrance later today to tell you more."
"And what if we refuse?" Augus replied.
"Then have fun walking," she said flatly in response, "any other questions?"