Many important stories begin in iconic places, at specific times. The Atqueen Forest, the Black Market, The Enchanted Springs. This story begins on a cold morning in Relcore.
A young man stood outside Fashion Galore, shivering in his thick trench coat. A cheap knockoff spooky veram backpack lay by his feet. He turned at the sounds of footprints and saw the woman he was waiting for.
"You certainly took your time." the man muttered under his breath.
"Pardon?" the woman replied.
"No, nothing." the man said hurriedly.
"Now, do you have the hatches for me? 100k each right?"
"Yes. I do. Now hand over my money first." the woman said, her face serious.
"Here." he muttered, chucking 300k at her feet. "Now hurry up. I have places to be!"
The woman picked up the money and put it in her inside pocket. She took the eggs from the man and slowly rubbed them.
The man gestured at the muddy chimby egg, which looked as though it had been taken from the wild recently. The woman gently tapped the egg, and started to scratch the egg lightly. The Chimby inside began to scratch back. Slowly, the egg buckled and cracked from the force of the newly formed Chimby's claws before it poked its head out of the now broken shell.
"Congratulations! A female albino!"
Her voice wasn't as warm as her words. She roughly passed the Chimby to the man, which startled the creatu causing her to let out a loud shriek.
"Hush!" the man growled at the chimby before shoving her roughly into his backpack. He gestured at the second Chimby egg. A few moments later, the woman presented him with a mutant Chimby.
"What is this?"
The woman stared at the man.
"This is disgusting."
The woman frowned, but still said nothing.
"Take it to the Atqueen Forest for me." the man said before shoving him at her.
The woman placed the mutant Chimby on the ground next to her (warning it not to move or else) and began hatching the last egg, a Gondra egg. The egg rustled and cracked before a green scaly head poked out and explored the brand new wide world.
"It's a Nattie."
"Ugh." the man grunted. "Whatever. Keep or release. I have no time for common loser creatu."
The man turned on his heels and marched off. The woman sighed with relief and counted the Tu, glad to find it was all there. She looked at the Chimby on the ground and the Gondra in her arms. She grinned and laid the Gondra on the floor, happy with her haul. She hitched a ride to Atquati but instead of releasing the Chimby as requested, she merely sold her three hatches for tommorow to a regular customer for a sizeable amount.
A while later, she travelled back to Relcore and into the forest where she offered the Chimby to Adagu along with the extra eggs she had smuggled from unsuspecting owners whilst discussing business and hatches.
Ursylva greeted her and thanked her on Adagu's behalf. The woman walked all the way back to the centre of Relcore before she noticed the little Gondra following her.
"Ugh. I forgot you existed."
The woman groaned. She didn't want to walk all the way back to the forest.
"Whatever. I'm not going back to the forest just to get rid of you. I'll call you KeepRelease"