Tales Of The Dark Rider – Dark Intent
WITHIN THE BLACK UNICORN TAVERN
Deep in the hidden Crag’s of Nor… Home to both The Criminal, and The Unsavory…
And Also… Assassins.
All but two or three remain in the Dark Unicorn Tavern… Save one shadowy figure who sits at a back corner table, his hood pulled over his head…
Upon his table, a drink which he stirs with a dagger… And a black velvet pouch full of gold… Which lay spilled slightly across the table top.
The Barkeep shrugs, and goes back behind the bar…
Suddenly the man stands almost without thinking… Grabs his pouch of gold, tossing a coin on the table, he steps outside into the Cool Night Air…
All is quiet… And yet not well.
He stands there perfectly still without making a sound for many moments… As if waiting for the Dark to Tell Him something.
“You’d best show yourself stranger… Either way, you won’t be taken in air much longer…” speaks the dark hooded man, speaking out into the solemn night.
“You killed a friend of mine…” he speaks bluntly.
“HAHA! I kill many friends… Of many men… You needs be more specific” replied the Dark Assassin.
“A Dwarf… By the name of Ems…” replies The Dark Rider obligingly… And yet tension fills his voice.
“Ahh yes… In The Duck’s Wind Tavern, to the North East… What of it… Do you think I fear a Ranger… HAHA!” he laughs once again.
The Dark Rider than pulls down his hood exposing his visage, which bares a foreboding grimace…
“I am no Ranger… I am The Dark Rider…” with this The Assassin stands perfectly still for another minute, not hardly breathing…
The two stand staring… Waiting… Waiting… And when The Assassin’s first droplet of sweat falls from his forehead, and he readies to grab his blades, that’s when the Dark Rider Strikes!
All slows down as he’s in the Air Flying at The Assassin, both of his blades raised, Anger in his Heart, And Death at the Ends of his swords…
“GLARKKK!!!” is the last sound The Assassin makes as he’s pinned up against a wall with The Dark Rider’s Two Blades sticking in him… His eyes dead…
The Dark Rider, almost without feeling, pulls the swords out, and walks away… Leaving The Assassin to fall to the ground in a slump.
Part One – The Captive
Part Two – Blood Shall Fall
Part Three – Kin
Part Four - It Ends Here
Part Five – Back Into The Dark
Part Six – Vengeance Rising