Chess With Agatha (Chapter XVIII) – The Grey Dragon Tu Masa
And The Dark Fortress of Doom
A Novel by DarkJade
CHAPTER XVIII – The Grey Dragon Tu Masa
THE PLANES OF BOLON
CAVERN OF MOSKK
The White Haired Young man who had fallen out of the air, and slain The Dark Fortress Knight has yet to turn and face the rest of the party…
Sir Elm of Tardenwhal looks at Hemmingbyrd, and then takes two steps towards him.
“Ithnik… Ormta Elno” Sir Elm speaks to him in his best Dragon Talk.
The young man than kneels down, and takes the stolen gold from the fallen Knight.
“Aster… Amla Forten” replies the young man, who now turns and faces them… His Eyes more of a Glowing Fog, than an Eye Color.
“What did he say?” Hemmingbyrd whispers to Sir Elm.
The Young man now slowly circles the party tossing one gold coin at a time back into the piles of gold surrounding them.
“He says… “I Should Surely Kill You All”" replies Sir Elm.
“Lellum Breeno Gor Tzzze Tro Brillum Rorr Sshe” The Young Man hisses at the lot of them.
Hemmingbyrd looks at Sir Elm.
“You’re not going to like this…” exclaims Sir Elm.
“The Words… Sir Elm!” demands Hemmingbyrd.
“Leave your guts smeared across these Ancient Walls” replies Sir Elm.
“Good Lord” Iliad says without thinking.
Hemmingbyrd quickly looks at him with eyes of daggers.
“Speak your Tongue Mortal” The Young Man suddenly insists.
“We mean you no harm… Illustrious one…”
“Moskk” replies The Young Man.
“Then you are the Ancient One…” Hemmingbyrd interjects, but Moskk does not take his eyes off of Sir Elm, as he continues to circle the group.
“Speak again Wizard and you shall quickly meet your Maker” Moskk says to Hemmingbyrd without giving him a look.
“Illustrious– I mean, Moskk… Contrary to that Knight you just slayed, we have not come here for your “Great Treasure”" Sir Elm explains.
With this Moskk flies across the room, and pins Sir Elm by the throat, up against a cavern wall.
“Why have you come here Mortal??!!” demands Moskk.
“I’ve brought them here…” suddenly Agatha’s sweet voice enters the chamber.
Moskk releases Sir Elm, and turns towards Agatha and Morr who have just entered the Chamber.
Morr has the gagged, and hand tied Queen Sorceress Olamna in front of him.
Agatha’s Hair is Blond White, but quickly turns Black as she approaches him.
“That’s right Moskk… It’s been a long, long time” exclaims Agatha as she now stands some eight feet from him.
Iliad, Jodan and Hemmingbyrd all look a bit nervous by this.
“Daughter of Elias…” Moskk suddenly speaks as he approaches her, and takes her hand into his…
“It has been a long time” he speaks, and then kisses her hand, never breaking his gaze into her bright blue eyes.
“The day My Father introduced me to his Kingdom… You were there” Agatha explains.
“Aye… Indeed… Though I am surprised that you would remember such a thing, as you were just an infant” replies Moskk, who has now begun to lead the party into a great dining hall, where there is a large wood and golden table.
All of the party sit at the table at Moskk’s Insistence, via multiple hand waves indicating such.
Agatha reaches up and taps the side of her head “I don’t lose a thing” she then sits next to Moskk, who sits at the end of the long table.
“Well that’s not exactly true now is it…” insists Moskk who is actually smiling a bit now, as his eyes go from foggy, to silver.
He pours himself and Agatha a glass of Red Wine, and notices that no one is eating, even though the table is covered from end to end in food.
“Eat!” he announces, and so all of the very nervous party, then begins to eat… Save Hemmingbyrd, who is too busy listening to their conversation to bother with food, and Morr, who prefers blood.
“I hear you spent the last many years in another plane… That’s losing something a bit now, isn’t it” with this he and Agatha begin to laugh.
“Ha ha ha”
Iliad the Fool tries to eat, but is still mortified “This is very odd indeed” he says under his breath… Which is quickly met with Jodan hitting his shoulder.
“OWW!!” announces the Fool.
“Mind your manners Fool” Jodan demands, his eyes glowing slightly red.
“I’m afraid you are right Moskk… I have been lost for some time now… But I am home now” explains Agatha.
“You didn’t tell me you were having Guests Moskk… I would have worn my Black Dress” suddenly another woman’s voice enters the Dining Chamber… All look at the other end of the room, only to see a Beautiful Silver Haired Woman, barely dressed, other than silver strands of fabric, barely covering her… Well… You know.
With this Moskk stands “Tu Masa My Sweet… Let me Proudly introduce to you Princess Agatha… Daughter to none other than King Elias…”.
With this Hemmingbyrd leans back in his chair where Morr stands against the wall, the Queen Sorceress close by.
“Two Dragons… This could be a problem” he speaks to Morr, who nods slightly.
PICTURE CREDIT – Fantasy Castles Dragons Wizards
Chapter One – The Protector
Chapter Two – Another Life
Chapter 2.5 - Hemmingbyrd’s Dream
Chapter Three – Check
Chapter Four – Hunting for Unicorns
Chapter Five – The Coming of Agatha
Chapter 5.5 – A Fool’s Heart
Chapter Six – Table Manners
Chapter Seven – Elias
Chapter Eight – West Bound
Chapter Nine – Red And Blue Forest
Chapter X – Yokade Labyrinth
Chapter XI – Vanishing Sky
Chapter XII – The Curse
Chapter XIII – The Minotaur Orft
Chapter XIV – Queen Sorceress Olamna
Chapter XV – The Final Piece
Chapter XVI – Agatha Rising
Chapter XVII – The Dragon Truth
Chapter XIX - The Stand In King
Chapter XX – The Game
Chapter XXI - Infiltrate
Chapter XXII – Into The Belly of The Beast