Chapter 14: The Warden

From the upper room of the Black Crow Tavern, Heath stared at the ceiling from his bed. Sleep would not be coming easily that night, and as his eyes studied the twisted patterns in the wood above him, his thoughts drifted to a memory he had hoped to have left in the past.  8 yearsContinue reading “Chapter 14: The Warden”

Chapter 13: Memory

Mars closed the heavy double doors of the great hall with a resounding thud. Heath walked the length of the room, standing facing the fireplace. The others gathered around him, but Heath kept his face on the slowly dying embers. Kriv’s raspy voice cut through the silence.  “You want to explain what just happened?” TheContinue reading “Chapter 13: Memory”

Chapter 12: A Complicated Past

Heath reached Aleria long after dark. He guided the bay through the softly lit streets towards the Black Crow Tavern, the sound of horseshoes on cobblestone echoing down the nearly empty streets. Reaching the stables to the side of the weathered tavern, Heath set about removing the saddle along with the bit and bridle beforeContinue reading “Chapter 12: A Complicated Past”

Chapter 11: A Return to Hillhold

As the light of the dawn slowly illuminated the horizon, Heath stirred himself from his stoic vigilance. After the Heroes for Hire left with the City Watch and their prisoner, the night was dark, quiet, and thankfully uneventful. The members of Guild #237 had each held their own silence, but they gathered at the frontContinue reading “Chapter 11: A Return to Hillhold”

Chapter 10: A Deeper Conspiracy

It was two days after Victra joined the mercenaries of Guild #237 that their next contract came in. Cassian brought it to the group himself, coming from an old military friend of his who ran security in Aleria, working with different groups and guilds that were composed of former soldiers after the War for Vengeance.Continue reading “Chapter 10: A Deeper Conspiracy”

Chapter 9: An Old Friend

After helping the frightened captives from the twisted metal cage, Heath pointed them towards the mouth of the cave.  “Go wait outside,” he said, handing a torch to a wide-eyed man with sunken eyes. “We’ll be right behind you, but get out of here. Go!” They scrambled, barely heeding his words as they rushed fromContinue reading “Chapter 9: An Old Friend”

Chapter 8: Nightmares Among Us

The ride back to the war camp of the Bound Legion took less time than the ride from it. The group joined up with the legion an hours ride to the south after Mars received word via arcane messaging and Adrie spotted trails of smoke from their camp on the horizon. Blahgrut was more thanContinue reading “Chapter 8: Nightmares Among Us”

Chapter 7: Hillhold

The riders left at dawn, heading east. The bulk of the war camp was empty, the remaining scouts relaying to the group that the legion had mobilized and begun their forced march on Hillhold. The vanguard had deployed the day before as soon as they received confirmation from the warlord, and another legion en routeContinue reading “Chapter 7: Hillhold”

Chapter 6: A Meeting with a Warlord

The reverberating sound of the heavy doors slamming open drew everyone’s attention as Nambu strode into the long hall, a piece of parchment clasped in his hand. The other members of Guild #237 looked up from their places at the table, Heath among them.  “Good morning everyone,” Nambu said as he approached the table.  “YouContinue reading “Chapter 6: A Meeting with a Warlord”

Chapter 5: New Allies and Learned Trust

The next week brought no sign nor word of Adrian.  After returning from the tunnels of Drechton, Heath put the word out that Adrian had fled the city, but that he still had a remaining interest and unfinished business with the man. From his mercenary compatriots, to his lowlife contacts, Heath made it known thatContinue reading “Chapter 5: New Allies and Learned Trust”