Wolfjade (Chapter V) – Silent Ride

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by DarkJade

Prologue

Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

He Who Waits…

Breathes

He Who Longs…

Grieves

CHAPTER V – Silent Ride

THE EXELUM DESERT

Wolfjade, slumped over, rides his way through the Exelum Desert, far to the east of Breenun Hall, and the hundreds of Dwarves that seek him

He is mourning…

He is…

Lost

His Crusade leading 60 Stormdark Archers, and 120 Stormdark Swordsmen prevailed for many a battle…

7,000 plus killed by his command

Primarily Dwarves of their Six Kingdoms… But also some Humans and Elves

He was alone

His Legion assuredly seeked him, knowing of his escape

But did he want to be found

And return to his life as a Shell of a Warrior…

A Shell of a Knight

“The girl…”

He thought to himself…

“Forget the girl…” he spoke out loud, countering his thoughts

“Forget the…”

And with this he fell from his horse…

The 120 plus degree sun beating down upon him

THREE HOURS LATER

THE JOYOBUN OASIS

TWENTY MILES EAST OF WHERE HE FELL

DEEP WITHIN THE DESERT

FAR FROM THE REACH OF THE BREENUN HALL LAW

Wolfjade wakes to water being thrown on his face

He opens his eyes, squinting blearily, up at a smiling dark skinned human

A Nomad

“Hello my friend…” spoke the smiling man, who was handing Wolfjade a wineskin pouch, full of water

Wolfjade did not react at first…

“Drink or die…” spoke the man

Convincing words

Wolfjade reached out and took the wineskin…

And drank all within it at a rapid pace

“You have been out under our sun a long time my friend… It is amazing that you are still alive,” spoke the man

Wolfjade sits up to see that he is the middle of a Nomad Camp, right by a bright blue oasis, surrounded by lush dessert trees

“Joyobun?” asks Wolfjade

The man is surprised to hear this

“Yes friend…” he reaches out his hand to lift Wolfjade up, “You are full of surprises…”

Wolfjade stands, his grey clothing covered in sand

“Swim…” speaks the man, as he gestures towards the oasis

Wolfjade starts towards the water, piece by piece removing his clothes, then looks back at the man

“What is your name?” he asks

“Haro…” replies the man, as he turns and returns to his friends in the camp

Wolfjade enters the water…

The coolness envelopes him…

The sun still blazing down, but can not penetrate the coolness of the spring

Wolfjade swims down as deep as a man can go…

Then goes deeper, and sits in the darkness of the water’s depths

“Alone…”

DarkJade-

PICTURE CREDIT – Futile

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII

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