Iliad (Chapter X) – Following A King

GreatWarrior 2Iliad

A Novel

by DarkJade

Book II of The “Planes Of Ordose” Trilogy

Chapter X – Following A King

THE PLANE OF ORDOSE

THREE HOURS NORTH OF STHORN LIGHT CASTLE

THE RED AND BLUE FOREST OF DOTH

And so we were off…

We were a small group, and we were traveling some six hours behind My Father, King Elias, and his men.

It was Me, Iliad, Captain Riotch, six of the King’s Elite Archers, and now Samyth, the Lamelon Warrior from the East.

Oh, and I mustn’t forget Mondo Gue… Hemmingbyrd’s mysterious white bird, which shows up from time to time, and lands on my right arm.

“Spyr Bird,” Iliad suddenly says to Agatha, as he rides along on his white horse, his head in his book as he rides.

“Spyre Bird?” Agatha replies.

Iliad lowers his book and looks at Agatha, “It says here that a wizard of great age, which Hemmingbyrd is, is often known to take on a Spyre Bird as an ally, and servant,” he explains.

“I see,” Agatha replies, not really knowing what to say.

“You wizards, and your magic… You might try picking up a blade some time, and seeing how that works for yah,” suddenly says Samyth, as he rides up beside Agatha and Iliad.

“Hmmph,” replies Iliad, and his nose goes back in his book.

Agatha notices that Captain Riotch has placed the six King’s Elite Archers in a circle around Agatha and Iliad, while Captain Riotch brings up the rear.

Agatha laughs to herself.

“What is it?” inquires Samyth.

“It’s just… Even with all the known tales of my abilities in Ordose form, men still seem to feel that they must ‘protect’ the female,” she explains with a further laugh and smile.

Samyth takes note of the Archers positions, “I think he might be the one they’re protecting,” with this he points at Iliad, and they both laugh.

“Ha, Ha… Very funny…” Iliad says as he looks out from behind his book once more.

“I am, after all, a wizard you know…” he says with a sneer.

“Sure you are lad… Sure you are,” Samyth says with a smirk, and rides up to the front of the party.

Iliad pretends not to be bothered, but looks over at Agatha anyway, who has become more serious.

“I believe you’re a wizard Iliad… I always have,” she says with a smile.

Iliad starts to smile, but quickly tucks his head back in his book.

100 YARDS OFF TO THE EAST

Meanwhile, 10 black cloaked assassins ride parallel to Agatha’s party, lead by the assassin who stabbed Hemingbyrd.

DarkJade-

PICTURE CREDIT – Rescreatu

Prolog

Chapter I – Home

Chapter II – Matters Of The State

Chapter III – Elias

Chapter IV – The Meeting

Chapter V – Swordplay

Chapter VI – Ambush

Chapter VII – Iliad

Chapter VIII – Giants Of Fire

Chapter IX – Westbound

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8 Responses to “Iliad (Chapter X) – Following A King”

  1. I’ve missed reading about Agatha and everyone else. Lol, I got so behind – I’ve missed a few chapters. I’m looking forward to reading more of this second book. 🙂

    And – I tagged you for the Fantasy Circle Of Five challenge. 🙂

    http://paigeaddams.wordpress.com/?p=406

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