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In the far off land of Zalonia, there was a small village named Lamax. On the outside of the city there were stationed protectors and protectresses. Two of the protectresses were friends. The first one, Marcia, had grown up in the city and was a true protectress at heart. She often found herself protecting the village from trolls, dragons, and other creatures that tried to attack.
The other protectress named, Lucinda, was not a true protectress. She came from a village not too far away. She was a spy for the village and was instructed to spy on the village of Lamax in order to find a way for the other village to lead in an army and take the village by force.
“We haven’t been attacked for a while,” Marcia told Lucinda.
Lucinda looked out across the lands from the wall that they were standing on. “It seems that trolls and dragons no longer want to attack the village. Perhaps we don’t need so many protectors.
“Don’t be silly! The time may come when we are attacked again and we need to be ready.” Marcia responded.
“Well, to be honest with you, I talked with Sam and he said he would lower the amount of protectors since he has other things he needs them for.” Sam was a member of the town council and was known as a leader in the village.
“I guess if Sam says so, then it is a good idea. I do trust the guy.”
A few days went by and Sam had lowered the village from 9 protectors and protectresses to 6. Night came along and Marcia was on duty. She was a little upset that Lucinda wasn’t with her since she was used to that.
Suddenly a scream pierced the air, and Marcia ran in the direction it came from. When she arrived, she noticed that one of the other protectors was stabbed in the chest. She searched the area for the offender but didn’t find anyone. She sought out some members of the town council to help her figure out what had happened. However, there were no clues to track down the murderer.
Prompt to be Continued.