Magic And Light – Chapter XXX

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MAGIC AND LIGHT 

by DarkJade

Adventure Prep

I – A Gathering Of Friends – II – Making Characters – III – Choose Your Class

Character Introductions

  IV – Stigus – V – Chi (Red) – VI – Ren – VII – Kinner – VIII – Zhan –  IX – Tor-Atimus

The Campaign

X – Beginnings – XI – The Crimson Blade Tavern – XII – Waiting – XIII – North To Drudgek – XIV –  Session 3 – XV – Day 1 – XVI – Orcs – CXVII – Kenku – XVIII – XP – XIX – Drudgek Barbarians – XX – Faren – XXI – Captor – XXII – Rude Awakening – XXIII – Session 4 – XXIV – The Hunted – XXV – The Druid Jarothh – XXVI – Dinner’s At 8 – XXVII – A Question Of Beliefs – XXVIII – Session 5 – XXIX – Dreyha

CHAPTER XXX – He Did It For The Girl

“What is the meaning of this?” spoke Faren, wiping the slumber from his eyes.

“I could have killed you!” he continued.

Zahn turns from him, the rest of the Party now awake.

“Six Drudgek Barbarian Archers are following us…” Zahn speaks.

Tor-Atimus looks enraged, “WHAT!”

Zahn faces Faren once more, “Did you know about this?”

“Or course he did!” proclaims Stigus.

Meanwhile Chi and Kinner are peering southward, trying to see anything beyond the hills.

“I didn’t,” simply replies Faren, whose lowered his great axe.

“They’re 400 yards back,” speaks Zahn.

“What do we do?” questions Kinner.

“Find out what they want Faren,” speaks Zahn.

“How can we trust Faren, he’s one of them,” speaks Stigus.

“I don’t think so,” interjects Chi which surprises everyone, as he was Faren’s greatest doubter.

“Not anymore,” Chi concludes.

Faren gazes at Chi for a moment.

“I’ll find out,” speaks Faren, who then mounts his horse, and rides southward.

“This isn’t good Zahn… We could be in for a battle,” spoke Tor-Atimus.

“Perhaps,” replied Zahn.

Faren returned 15 minutes later.

“They, like me, are under direct orders from Prince Noria… Disclosure of their intentions would mean death… But I told them they have failed, as we are aware of their presence,” spoke Faren.

Zahn paces a bit perplexed.

“I’m through with Noria… Even if it means death… The reason he sent me was for the girl,” spoke Faren.

Stigus looks stunned, “What?”

“He was intrigued by her… Impressed by her show of strength in his great hall,” explained Faren.

“His treatment of woman knows no bounds, though I am Dragonborn, he’d have me a slave as well…” speaks Stigus.

The two girls Stigus got the Prince to release look at one another.

“The danger of being part of this Party has risen… We can’t have these Barbarians following us…” proclaims Zahn.

“I will speak to the Prince,” suddenly the familiar voice of Dreyha, the Wood Elf Druid, steps into camp.

“And who may I ask are you?” questions Tor-Atimus, who looks at Zahn, then realizes this is where Zahn was last night.

“She warned you about the Barbarian Archers, didn’t she…” spoke Ren enthusiastically as he begins to figure it out.

Zahn nods.

“I’ll do what I can,” and with this Dreyha transforms into a Great Eagle, and flies southward.

“The downside to ‘uncharted’ regions I suppose, is there’s no town to surround ourselves with… Until this matter is resolved, we will stay here,” spoke Zahn who wanders off as if to figure out his next move.

“You heard the man,” spoke Tor-Atimus… “Ready yourselves for anything.”

 

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