Voyage Of The Druid Blue
by Doragon Kishu
The Druid Blue (Backstory)
Tch’ahm Ba’er (Land Races & Characters)
Chapter XII – Protect The Shade
CHAPTER XIII – Priminus
The remaining outside Goblins scattered, and their Leader being held prisoner with the remaining Gnome Monks of Hammen, Rune, Blue, Torme and the Shade girl made their way towards Priminus, which was only two days away now.
What had started as a pursuit to reconnect with the Elven Archer Aden (See Chapter VI), had become something else.
“So let me get this straight… I’m now wearing around my neck, a mysterious Green and Black Stone Necklace, which the Goblins had come for… And The Hammen Gnomes were protecting… And yet we know nothing about…” spoke Rune to Blue who road next to him, Torme road Lead, while the Shade girl road in back.
“And this girl, who is a Shade, is now your responsibility? Who, once again, we know nothing about…” he finished.
“Yes…” replied Blue.
“Alright,” he replied throwing his arms up in the air, and riding up to join Torme.
Meanwhile Blue slowed a bit until she road side by side with the girl.
“Hello,” Blue spoke, but the girl did not reply.
“What is your name?” Blue asked.
“It’s alright,” Blue continued.
The girl looked directly at her now, her eyes completely black, no pupils, an immense vibe of sadness upon her, “Kurai.”
“Kurai… That’s a lovely name,” spoke Blue, but the girl once again did not reply.
“If you need anything Kurai… Food–” Blue started, but Kurai interrupts…
“I don’t eat,” spoke Kurai.
“Oh…” Blue responded, not really knowing what to say.
“Shades don’t eat… And we don’t breathe air,” continued Kurai.
Blue was speechless.
“It’s ok… You’ll get used to it… I did… I guess… I don’t really remember my life before I became a Shade,” explained Kurai.
“Do you sleep?” questioned Blue.
“I do… Yes… Some… And… Sometimes,” she replied with almost a half smile.
At this point Torme looked back at the two of them talking, “I don’t know what to make of her…” spoke Torme.
“Make of her? She’s a young girl… Scared… Alone,” replied Rune.
“No… I mean…” Torme continued.
“Ohhh… You mean you don’t know what to make of Shades…” replied Rune.
“I don’t mean to be…” finished Torme.
“It’s alright… It’s a mysterious world we live in… And until you’ve actually experienced something… Caution, is good,” with this Rune smiled, patted Torme on his shoulder, and passed him his wineskin.
Torme smiled, then took a swig.
Their Party came across 2 Hammen Gnome Swordsmen at some point, and Blue indicated that they should make their way to the Shrine, to protect the remaining Monks from Goblins.
They agreed, and continued to them.
While they camped that night, Torme made contact with a lone Warrior who had a camp as well.
Torme went on to hire the Warrior to join them the rest of the way to Priminus, using the gold Blue and Rune had paid him originally.
“This is SYLVA,” Torme introduced the male Warrior, who had beautiful Silver Armour, with a bright orange shirt underneath, and black pants and boots.
“You are but a day away… Sleep, I will take watch,” spoke Sylva, but Rune wouldn’t have it, and thus joined the Warrior.
THE 14TH DAY
On the final day, two hippogriffs appeared from the sky, each with a Hammen Gnome Swordsman upon it.
They landed in front of the Party.
“We bring Greetings from the Mage Priminus!” they spoke with a smile.
“We’ve come to take you to his tower, which you could already see if it wasn’t such a foggy day,” they explained.
“I’ll bring the horses, you four go ahead,” spoke Torme.
And so Blue and Kurai got on the back of one of the Hippogriffs, and Rune and Sylva on the other.
What they saw as they flew through the air amazed them…
…soon the fog cleared, and the Great Mage Tower of Priminus appeared.
“Welcome to Priminus!” spoke the Gnome to Blue and Kurai.
PICTURE CREDIT – Mage Tower