Chapter 4: The Tunnels of Drechton

 Heath dropped down into the tunnel, his boots impacting softly on the dirt ground. The stream of light from above illuminated him, but the tunnel quickly vanished into blackness. Around him, the faces of the others looked back at him with a stoic seriousness that hadn’t been there before.  Nambu shifted in place, the shadowsContinue reading “Chapter 4: The Tunnels of Drechton”

Chapter 3: Elusive Prey

Heath hunched over his table, a plate of crispy potatoes and eggs piled on a plate before him with a mug of dark coffee. The Black Crow Tavern was largely empty, though there were always a few regulars who knew about Mo’s hearty breakfasts. The shutters over the windows were already propped open, and aContinue reading “Chapter 3: Elusive Prey”

Chapter 2: A Question of Honor

Heath was furious. He walked with slow, forced breaths as he turned north, away from the group. Pulling his hood up, his mind tormented him. As he followed the winding path, no words of protest followed him from the members of Guild #237. He didn’t expect any, nor did he hope for it. The walkContinue reading “Chapter 2: A Question of Honor”

Chapter 1: A New Job

“Ranger!” The thickly accented voice cut through Heath’s moment of peace, driving a spike of pain into his mind. Well, maybe not quite a moment of peace. Regardless, his typical dark mood made worse by drink was usually enough to get folk to leave him alone. Why can’t a man be left to his ownContinue reading “Chapter 1: A New Job”