“Why are we doing this? Walking around in these cloaks won’t help us hide. I mean, can’t they see us?” I said.
“What are you talking about? They are humans,they don’t see much. So they won’t see us.”
Hi, my name is Lesdir and I am an elf. The humans have made a camp in my forest and since I just became a Defender of the Forest, which is what you become when you come of age and pass a test of skill, I was chosen to spy on their actions alongside Captain Fryndal to see if it is a military camp or if they are going to damage our forest out of greed. Humans are a stupid yet dangerous species that has no knowledge about nature, so they tend to destroy anything and everything that nature has provided for us. We elves, on the other hand, know all there is to know about nature. We love nature and will do anything and everything we can to protect it.
“To be clear, the reason they can’t see us in these cloaks is because the cloaks change colors to camouflage us with our surroundings.” Captain Fryndal explained.
“Well that clears that up.” we walk through the humans camp while they sleep, “So, what do you think? Are they a threat to the forest?”
“Well, humans are strange creatures. Just because they don’t look dangerous, doesn’t mean that they aren’t dangerous. We will need to keep an eye on them during the day, in order to make an accurate assessment.”
We walk over to a nearby tree and climb up it hastily to watch them from a safe distance. As the sun rises in the sky, the humans become more active. They wake up and immediately they get to working on what they came here for. I was very intrigued by how the humans utilize nature and create things like we have, especially since they are such dumb creatures. They have created what Fryndal called ‘tools’. “They like to use them to destroy nature.” he told me, “If they start to chop down these trees. It is our duty as elves to kill them.”
I looked at the Captain, nodded, and then turned back to watch the humans as they used their tools to cook food, and then started to break down their camp.
“What are those things on their backs?” I asked Captain Fryndal.
“Those are what they call guns. Humans use them to kill things with. Don’t worry though, they can’t hurt us as long as we are paying attention.”
“Is that because we have magic?”
“Precisely. Magic is more powerful than human weaponry.”
“So where do you think they are going?” I asked.
“They are getting ready for a sneak attack from the looks of it.”
“Should we kill them, then?”
“As long is they don’t harm our forest, and our people, we won’t need to kill them.”
We sat back and waited, watching. Until gunshots started going off. We watched as the humans from the camp died, one after the other, until only a few were left. They threw up their hands and fell to the ground. We watched as the few that surrendered were beaten and then dragged off by the new group of humans.
I looked over at Captain Fryndal, “Humans really are dumb creatures. What does this fighting even accomplish?”
“It usually accomplishes nothing but destruction. The destruction of our forest. That is why we have to protect it from the likes of humans.”
We followed the new group of humans until they entered a metal vessel with wheels and left the forest.
“Good riddance.” I thought to myself.
“It is time to get back to our village. Now that you have seen what humans are, do you now see why we must defend our forest so fiercely?”
“I’ve always known why we have to protect our forest. But, seeing the idiocy of humans, I now know just how stupid these creatures can be. That much stupidity is dangerous.”
“Good. Young Lesdir, you will get to tell the chief what you saw today. He will decide what we should do.”
The world had become a little darker to me after what I had witnessed. However, I am now more certain than ever as to why we are the guardians of nature and because of this, I now know what my duty is. That is to be a protector of the forest.