Small Talk Again

Jack smirked at the replies he got were not quite what he was expecting. Well to be honest he figured they would all be more like Leo with several girlfriends all around. Jack replied, "Uh,..thanks. So it sounds like you guys have a lot of experience at a lot of things. So what kind of combat have you all encountered? I am a bit curious what to expect at this job and maybe anything else if I change jobs in the future." Jack had a nervous laugh as he rubbed his head hoping to get a positive response.

Nate, Leo, and Mathias looked at each other.

"Well..." Leo said thinking. "Depends where we are. But..." he looked to Mathias to see if he could give the go ahead.

Mathias took the lead. "Well, firstly you got giant scorpions. Though long as the caravan is big enough they don't bother use to awful much. Might be big but their brains are small, they tend to think we're something big."

"Then we got what some folks call 'nights skitters' basically pug sized lizards, those aren't a threat unless you mess with'em or take their eggs." Mathias said.

"Don't forget about the deathworms," Nate added.

"I hadn't." Mathias said. "Deathworms big mean things, though they only live in the center of this desert so you don't need to worry. Too much rock under the sand here they can't get around." he explained. "Otherwise mostly just the common rabble. Bandits, and their ilk." he shrugged. "You'll do fine long as you don't try and cross it alone."


Jack rubbed his chin as he listened to the other guards. It was a lot to take in but it sounded similar to what his mother had taught him in the past. So if he stuck with this crew for a while he could gain both experience and reputation which would help him make a living in this world. Since he didn't have much experience out side home he knew he had a lot to learn. Jack then replied, "Well it sounds like a great place to gain some experience. Maybe after a while I will answer many of my questions. I am eager to learn the ropes of live combat, new foods, meeting all kinds of people and making a life on my own. So I thank you all in advance for any wisdom you are willing to share with me. Since I am new to this I am not sure how I rank against the challenges I will be facing in the future." Jack rubbed his hair and he chuckled then smiled before he asked, "So do we have a schedule on guarding shifts when we do get to start working?"


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