The Accidental Apprentice
The people of Dullshire didn’t like laziness-naps were expressly forbidden. They hated visitors-visitors could mean tax collectors, circus performers, or worse, Lore Keepers. The only things the people of Dullshire loved were rules. But they only had one rule about the Woods. Never ever, ever stray inside. Because the Woods would trick you if you let it, leading you too deep within to find your way out. And deeper in the Woods lurked the Beasts.