The two APF members looked at the hulking mass of a man that was Lambert Sitz for a moment. Then, the shorter of the two's eyes widened in sudden understanding.
"You-you're the Masked Knight!"
The other APF member chuckled.
"Oh, come on. He's just an urban legend...right?"
As he spoke he seemed less certain.
The shorter of the two gazed up at the Masked Knight with the unmistakable face of a star-struck fan.
"Please, Mr. Masked Knight, our superior officer is heading towards the source of the Splinters. It's in the East Side, and it could be in the Soot District. If you could provide backup--"
The other soldier turned towards his companion.
"We can't go sending civilians in there, it's too dangerous!"
Ansa continued towards the source of the disturbance, leaping between foes with speed and grace and ending each with a swift blow. As she approached the Soot District, which she surmised to be the main source of the infestation, a giant shadow claw came out of nowhere, rushing into her peripheral vision. Ansa threw up her swords to block the blow, but the force of the attack knocked her away. Getting to her feet, she looked at the beast. Easily over ten feet tall, the Splinter was an absolute abomination, hunched over with its four arms dragging along the ground. It had a single, large green eye and its body was covered in shadowy spikes. The Splinter roared at her, its jaws snapping wildly. Ansa got into her fighting stance.