Desperate for a job that actually results in success, Loren agrees to Lapis's newest suggestion: instead of a quest, they'll partake in a monster hunt. But fate seems to have it in for Loren. The moment they hit the road, they come across a bandit army from whom they rescue a kidnapped elf child. The child leads them to the discovery of dark things afoot in the elven forest. Worse, there may well be a connection between these strange happenings and the darkness Loren and Lapis uncovered beneath the adventurer academy...