Chapter I: En Media Res
The town of Polkiss wasn't really that notable. A small fishing village located at the end of a small bay in the Southern Empire, all one could really say about it was that the fish that came from it were "adequately satisfying." One other thing about it was its jail; it wasn't one of the large prisons that the Empire maintained, so right now it was filled to the bursting point after a previous Imperial raid found a several traitors in the town. A prison ship was set to arrive soon to bring them back to Port Arkhorn, where they would then be sent to a prison located in the mountains.
Of course, that was what the Empire was planning. Mortal Underground, on the other hand, had no intention of letting so many of its own rot in a cell without doing something about it. So it dispatched the team closest to Polkiss as soon as Central HQ had learned about what had happened. The closest team happened to be made up of several new recruits, including
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But of course, none of the more experienced teams would be able to reach Polkiss before the prison ship arrived to take the prisoners away from the lightly guarded Polkiss Jail. And so, it was upon this team's shoulders that the mission fell. The contact they'd gotten the mission from, a human fisherman called Ven, had also taken them over to the town on his boat, and was prepared to take them away once they'd gotten everyone out.
The team was now just a block away from the prison, where they could see a few guards standing. This was the best chance they had of getting everyone out of the jail. They had only a few moments to make a plan of attack; the prison ship could arrive at any moment! The time to act was now!!!