Once again, I bring you an adventure from my freestyle message board RPG based very loosely on Final Fantasy. As usual, our setting was a completely original world and began on the continent of Stonshine. Characters were allowed to pick a job class from the original Final Fantasy selection: Fighter, Monk, Thief, Red Mage, White Mage, and Black Mage. Experience was based on post contribution and was updated weekly. After a set amount of experience was gained, a class change would be possible. The group is this part of the adventure consisted of a Ninja, a Red Wizard, and my character, still dressed as a Red Wizard, but actually a Sage of sorts with Illusionary magic.
In an attempt to try and prod this group into taking the quest into their own hands, I decided that my character needed to leave the group. I figured that this would help motivate the other adventures to think on their own and not rely on me when I needed a break from leading them. My character couldn't just up and leave or die, because I did want him to have a major role in the game later on, so I had to be creative.
The three of us were fighting our way through a valley when we came upon an old, yet sturdy bridge. It was a long trek across this bridge, but since the adventure had been rather quite, the adventurers weren't expecting anything difficult. Well, about a quarter of a way across this bridge a squad consisting of an unknown race of highly intelligent looking creatures materialized on the bridge blocking our path. They didn't seem too happy about us being here. Without consulting us, our Ninja made the rash decision to attack and fight our way through.