A fine day to you, dear adventurer. I, Layne of the Royal Knights, have been tasked with spinning a fantastic tale of romance to spur your emotions as we head into Valentione's Day.
Ah, yes, the time for showing affection to your beloved--or pining for them if they are far away--is upon us once more.
Lovers exchanging gifts are a common sight on this most festive of days, and many couples elect to reaffirm their commitments to each other in the spirit of the seasons.
As a brief aside, though I am a medal-bearer of the Royal Knights, my skills lie not in the blade and shield, but rather in the quill and parchment, delving into the secrets of San d'Oria's history so that we may learn about those who came before us.
But permit me to return this cart to its proper track. Not long ago, I journeyed to a humble abode in East Ronfaure at the behest of my dear father. This stone edifice, situated squarely between King Ranperre's Tomb and the capital itself, was erected during a time of strife, when the Royal Knights fought tooth and nail to protect San d'Oria from the Orcish hordes. Though I called this building a humble abode, it is in fact naught but a shell of itself former self, with its once-burgeoning gardens overgrown with weeds and walls crumbling as nature threatens to reclaim it.
My father believes that this building is related to Valentione himself, and the patriarch of my family made an invaluable discovery within its halls.
...Or so he claims.
The tale I would tell is one of what my father discovered there. Read on
to learn more about a certain...incident involving Valentione that Layne's father discovered.