As Guan and Scot walk across the bridge Guan looks to his left and
states."There.".Scot looks over "That is Ao Kuangs underwater
palace.Just to let you know Ao Kuang can be difficult to deal with
so most of his just leave him alone." Guan states.
Continuing down the bridge Guan points to the sky."See that?Up in
the sky.That is Jing Wei.She is a hunter,like you.She often flies
around the island.I am sure both of you can learn a lot from
each other."."Are there any other Chinese hunters?" Scot asks.
"Yes there is.His name is Hou Yi.He can be very hot headed at
times.However he is still a great hunter." Guan replies.
Reaching the end of the bridge and stepping onto the Chinese
island A man and a dog are running away from a loin."We should
help him!" Scot yells.Guan quickly speaks "Stop!That man is Erlang
Shen.The loin is Sun Wukong.They don't get along well.He will be
fine just let them be.".
Continuing inland Scot notices a young boy meditating by a small
pond."Who is that?" Scot asks."That boy is Ne Zha.He is very kind
and protective however young and foolish." Guan replies.
As they start to approach the city Scot looks at it and see's many
buildings both big and small,simple and complex in design.Many
farms growing a variety of crops can be seen outside the city with
thin forests filled with various wildlife.
They both enter the city and Guan speaks to Scot."This is the
main city on the Chinese island.There are other cities but this
is the largest.For now this is where you will live.Your home is
just over there." Guan says pointing down a small tiled road.
Once reaching Scot's temporary house Guan hands Scot the key and
a sack of gold coins and a map of the city."Here is your key and
some gold for food and anything else you may need.When you are
ready for a weapon come to the barracks we have a bow maker that
can produce one for you." Guan tells Scot."Thank you." Scot says.
"Well I must be off for now.If you need me for any reason go to my
house.I marked it on the map.Also if I am not there leave a note
and I will try to help you as soon as I can." Guan says as he
begins to depart.With a bow Scot unlocks the door and steps into
Looking around the house isn't very large but it has everything
one person would need.Scot checks various cabinets and drawers.
Looking around the bedroom it is simple like the rest of the
house.A small one person bed,a closet,nightstand and a small
After resting for a few minutes Scot heads out to the market.
Taking a look at the map Scot walks through the small roads
until finally reaching the main square inside the city.After
some shopping Scot heads home with various meats and vegetables
along with a 2 necklaces.
Once done placing the food up Scot sits on the couch in the
living room and looks at the necklaces.both of them are small
golden arrows with a string looped through a small hoop at
the nock.while holding the necklaces Scot can feel a strange
energy emanating from the necklaces.
Scot puts one on but doesn't feel any different.He puts the other
one back in the box they came in and sets it down on the table
in front of the couch.Some time passes and day turns to night.
Scot feeling tired decides to go to bed.Waking up in the morning
Scot gets up and looks out the window.A dense fog restricts
visibility.Getting dressed Scot heads out.Looking at the map
he finds his way to the barracks.
After asking a few soldiers he finds the bow maker.the bow makers
looks at Scot as he approaches."Ah the new hunter.Here a bow hmm?"
the old man asks."Yes.But I do want to make it myself.I have a
technique I remember making my old bow with." Scot replies.
"Well you can use my tools and wood as you feel fit just be
careful with them." the man asks."I will,thank you sir.Also...what
is your name?" Scot asks."Fere." he replies.Scot bows and walks
over to the log pile.
Scot picks out a fresh cherry blossom log.Picking it up and
carrying it on his shoulder he walks to the campfire in the middle
of the barracks compound and throws it down on the edge of the
flames.After letting it burn for a while he pulls it out and lets
Once the log is cool enough to handle Scot brings it back to the
bow makers area and places it down on the ground."You burned it?"
Fere asks surprised."Yes it hardens the heartwood of the log and
makes it easier to carve." Scot replies.
A few hours pass and Scot finally finishes carving the bow.Scot
brings the bow and a metal trough back to the campfire.After
filling the trough with water Scot heats the bow up then douses
"I see.Just like forging a sword.You are tempering it,yes?" Fere
asks."Yes sir." Scot replies cheerfully.A few moments pass and
Scot takes the bow out of the water."The fire softens the outside
of the log making it easier to carve while the making the
heartwood tougher.Just like you said placing it in the fire then
dousing it tempers it just like you would a sword.Again toughing
it allowing it to hold more stregnth." Scot states.
"But that means it takes a lot of stregnth to draw the bow." Fere
says.With a smile Scot carves notches into the tips of the bow.
After stringing the bow he walks over to the firing range and
nocks a arrow.Pulling the bowstring back steadily Scot begins to
aim."Just like when you were human." Scot thinks to himself.
Releasing the bowstring the arrow flies towards the hay target
peircing cleanly through it and breaking on the stone wall behind
the target.With a smile Scot looks at Fere "It does take a lot of
stregnth.But don't you expect that from the god of archery?" Scot
"You did well but don't be arrogant you are still new here." Fere
replies approvingly."Feel free to come by anytime." Fere speaks
with a smile.Scot bows to Fere and walks out of the barracks back
into the city.
Scot sits down on a bench and looks at his bow."I remember how to
make this bow but I don't remember much else about it.I did feel
at peace wielding it though" Scot thinks to himself before being
brought back into reality by Guan Yu."So you have a bow?" Guan
asks."Yes I made it myself." Scot replies."That's good.There is
something I forgot to tell you yesterday.You will need to find a
way to make gold.I imagine you would be good at hunting.So maybe
try that.If that doesn't work out I will be happy to help you find
a job." Guan speaks.
Looking down at his bow Scot says "I think hunting will go well.".
Guan smiles "Well I have things to do and I am glad to see you are
taking this well,Take care."."You to." Scot replies.
Scot walks back to the market and purchases a quiver and a some
arrows.After putting on the quiver Scot inserts the arrows and
walks towards the entrance of the city.
Once reaching the entrance Scot heads east into the forest.Bow
drawn arrow nocked Scot begins stalking the forest.A few minutes
pass and Scot spots a deer.Taking aim with his he prepares to
fire but the deer spots him and runs off.Scot lowers his bow and
watches as the deer flees.
Stalking again he spots another deer.But as a prepares to fire it
also spots him and runs away.After checking the wind direction
Scot learns he is upwind from the deer.Looking around Scot thinks.
Some moments pass when Scot looks at a tree.Placing the bow on his
back Scot tries to climb one of the trees and as if he has done it
many times before he quickly scales up the pine tree and rests
on a branch.