Nearing the ruins of the old city, Alex stared out at crumbling structures and looming clouds in the distance. He guessed a storm was coming, but silently wondered if it always looked like this as a sign of some dark magic or terrible omen. But that was just overthinking it, wasn't it? Wasn't he just superstitious? He then wondered if it had been storming last time he was here and was absolutely certain it had been. That made it even more horrible and curious and the thought started worming its way back. He shivered and pulled a hood over his head, randomly itching at his eyepatch. Truth be told, he hated wearing it, but it was a courtesy to everyone around him. Who wanted to see the horrific scar that hid just behind it? They were probably lucky they didn't have to gaze upon something so gross and awful looking and he sure was happy to be spared strange glances by passerbies and friends alike. Hard to have a good conversation and look someone in the eyes when they were staring at your face, theirs a mix of disgust and pity. "It was just... around here.." he said absently, speaking out to distant thunder and a chilling wind. "There was a tunnel. Must have been part of the city. Some sort of stone buildings. Maybe shops? Who knows...." Whatever ruins they had been exploring may not have even been part of a city at all. Maybe it was just the outskirts. It was pretty far away from what was left of the castle anyway. That was probably the best thing anyway because, despite how much of a danger seeker and adventurer Alex was, he would not get within one hundred feet of that castle if someone paid him. Definitely not. Not while it was full of the remnants of pretty much the entire dark army anyway. He knew better than to try and tangle with them without an entire army of his own behind him. He groaned, leg starting to throb more than usual. He ignored it for now. "I mean as far as ruins go... it's fascinating. Must have been a beautiful city before hoards of monsters trashed it..."