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Demon Hunter Vex-PrologueIt seemed to be the greatest insult to the struggling people of the Lower City that the most vunerable of all the citizens,the orphans,should be housed in one of the most dilapidated buildings in the old quarter.But however insulted they may have been they did nothing to prevent the suffering of these poor,small unfortunates.Everyone,it seemed,had thier own hardships to deal with.
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It was a dismal night in the city of Arashikurai,the rain lashed down upon the orphanage,it's leaking roof barely able to contain the deluge.The children shivered in the cold darkness of their dormitory,although they were constantly reminded that they were lucky to have this place to live and their meals provided,these children felt cursed.Cursed never to feel truly alive,or that the future held anything but misery.
The largest dormitory was on the top floor of the building and housed boys between the ages of six,seven and eight.None of these c
Demon H unter Vex 3There was no escape,the door to the dormitory was always kept locked at night and the only other exit was the window from which the beast had entered.Outside the door the priests and nuns who ran the orphanage desperately tried in vain to get to the children,but it resolutely refused to open,as if someone was holding it from the other side with a grip of iron.No matter how hard they turned the key it would not budge.It was awful,they could hear the pitifull cries but were powerless to help.
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The creature uttered a gutteral moan,it was so hungry and there were so many small and tender bodies to pick from it was spoiled for choice.It advanced on them,licking it's ghastly teeth with an engorged tongue,as they whimpered and hid their faces in their pillows.
There was one boy,however,who had left his bed.He walked toward the monster calmly,his face drained of all emotion as if un
Demon Hunter Vex 6Finally the priest in charge of the orphanage managed to get the door open.The key turned smoothly,and the Father and two elderly nuns fell through the doorway.They expected to find the children dead or mutilated,they expected to see a knife weilding madman or a psycho on the rampage,they never expected the unbelieveable sight that greeted their eyes.
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The children were all huddled together in one corner of the room,some whimpering,but most too afraid to cry.Their saviour stood over his kill,absent mindedly prodding at it with his small,bare toes to see if it was really dead.A rottenstinking vapor rose from the monster's corpse making everyone in the room feel sick,exept the boy,he appeared immune to it's effects.
"You,boy!!"Father Simmonetti shouted,finally finding his voice.He didn't recognise the child,but he knew a demon when he saw one."What happened here?"