Keys of Magic - Part 8

Submitted by Apophenia on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:52

I motioned vaguely, “How is the battle at the walls going?”

Sir Janet looked grimmer then normal. “Only bad news unfortunately. Scattered reports mainly. There aren’t many who are leaving the front line to give us details. The injured that are falling back from the wall are our only source of news. I’m not certain if the reports are to be believed however.”

“What are they saying?” I think I already knew what she was going to say but I needed to hear it anyways.

Keys of Magic - Part 7

Submitted by Apophenia on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:51

The Slayer’s warning game me enough time to jump to one side and avoid the arrow that was aimed at my heart. The remaining orcs were drawing their blades. They were poorly made things that barely qualified as a sword. Orcs may not be the best sword makers the be blades were sharp and orcs were strong.

A drew my sword and called for guards but I didn’t expect anyone of them to arrive. They were still fighting the other orcs at the bank and where unable to hear me shout. There we a dozen of them approaching me.

Keys of Magic - Part 6

Submitted by Apophenia on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:50

It was possible that the servants of Eyyo would attempt to kill me while the soldiers were fending off the orcs. I had Sir Janet assigned to protect me during the battle and give me any advice that I needed.

The next day was the calm before the storm. You could see the orcs gathering just outside arrow range. We had no idea how long they would wait. They would wait until all the orcs had arrived and them pour upon us like a flood. There was no knowing how long that would take and the tension was thick as mud. We needed to be alert for when the orcs attacked.

Keys of Magic - Part 5

Submitted by Apophenia on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:50

I spent the new couple of hours helping my knights organize the rest of my soldiers. I honestly didn’t do much compared to them. I generally had more luck understand money and economics then war. Still I had received classical noble training so I wasn’t completely useless.

Keys of Magic - Part 4

Submitted by Apophenia on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:49

My dreams were wracked with horrible visions. I watched myself in third person doing terrible things and each time I smiled and laughed as I committed one horrible act after another. Then there was a moment of calm where I stood on an empty field. There were flowers flowing in a pleasant breeze which felt pleasant on my skin. There was a small house sitting off in the distance. It was made of bricks and smoke was rising from the chimney.

Keys of Magic - Part 3

Submitted by Apophenia on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:47

It was nearly a month since my encounter at my old family keep when on of the rangers told me the bad news. The rangers are a squad of scouts that are in the crowns servitude. They watch the borders of the kingdom and ensure that nothing is amiss through the kingdom. They protect the kingdom but they also serve as the King’s eyes and ears throughout the land.

Keys of Magic - Part 2

Submitted by Apophenia on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 21:46

“It is unusual for someone to pay attention to dead Gods.” Said the cloaked man. He stood there in the entrance watching me. I couldn’t make out any of his features but there was a sword on his belt. That told me a lot about the man, not of it seemed good.

Keys of Magic - Part 1

Submitted by Apophenia on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 15:41

My story starts with legends, parts of the past that people only remember through words. Even the youngest kids know the story of the Slayer. She is known by many names but none of them are her real same. Some call her the Eternal Liberator, others the Doom of Salvation but most simply know of her as the Slayer.

Sphe & Friends - Part One (Tentative Title)

Submitted by Dusty on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:34

Sphe sat on a rock in the darkness. She was looking up at the sky. The moons faintly shown and stars twinkled in the sky. She was waiting for the sun to brighten over Sphere but for now it was only a dark hole in the sky. The camp behind her was abandoned like was usual for this time of night. There was a small long burnt out campfire and several tents pitched around it. All of the tents were empty.

Paragons & Demons: Part Two (Tentative Title)

Submitted by Dusty on Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:43

His eyes were not always silver. He liked to say that they turned that way because he was always staring toward the future. That wasn’t exactly true but it wasn’t completely false either. It was with those eyes that he stared at the train. It represented the future after all, both for him and the world. It was a marvel, a technological achievement that had shrunk the world and it was about to bring him to a new life.

“So you won’t turn back then?”