Voyage Of The Druid Blue
by Doragon Kishu
The Druid Blue (Backstory)
Tch’ahm Ba’er (Land Races & Characters)
CHAPTER XII – Protect The Shade
Chasing the Leader Goblin down a hallway, into a large chamber, suddenly a Crystal Statue comes to life, blocking his way…
The Goblin Leader slides to a halt, only to be met with a Great Crystal Axe to the chest, sending him sliding across the floor…
Meanwhile Blue comes to a halt… The Crystal Statue paying her no mind, it makes it’s way towards the barely breathing Goblin.
Suddenly Blue stands between the Goblin and the Statue, holding the palm of her hand out.
“STOP! Please,” she pleads…
The Crystal Statue pauses, then brushes her aside as it raises its’ Great Axe!
“HALT!” suddenly a voice calls out…
Standing at the opening of another North East Hallway is the Leader of the Gnome Monks, white robed, and dark wood staff at his side.
Behind him can be seen what looks almost to be a shadow of a girl, but in reality, she was really there.
Black eyed, no pupils, black hair, 5’4″ with a slight build, her skin looks like black velvet.
She keeps her head bowed the whole time.
Suddenly Torme and Rune enter the chamber, Rune steps forward.
“We slayed the Large Goblins, but were unable to save any of your Monks lives.”
Suddenly a nearby room opens, and 3 Monks come out, “A few of us survived.”
Blue notices around the Monk Leader’s neck is a large green and black stone in the shape of a Large Eye.
The Goblin slobbers at the site of it, but does not move, holding its’ hands to its chest as it bleeds across the floor.
Torme suddenly ties the Goblin Leader’s arms behind his back, and Blue sees to his wounds.
AN HOUR LATER
The Goblin Leader tied to a chair in the Monk Leader’s Chambers, Torme questions him.
Meanwhile the shadowy girl stands in the shadows, barely visible.
Blue finds herself very drawn to her.
The Monk Leader, ELSTO by name, notes this.
Torme approaches Elsto, Blue and Rune, “I can’t get anything from him… But by the glaze in his eyes, I’d say he came for that necklace.”
With this Elsto places his hand around it… “Yes… Well, lets talk elsewhere.”
“Better yet, I’ll take the Goblin into the Crystal Statue Chamber with me…” speaks Rune, “You two can catch me up later.”
With this Rune escorted the bound Goblin Leader out into the Crystal Statue Chamber.
“Who is that girl?” asks Blue suddenly.
Torme is taken off guard by this, he’d never seen the girl.
“Wow, didn’t even see her,” he spoke.
“We’ll discuss her later,” replied Elsto.
He then removes the Green Eye Necklace from around his neck.
“I need you to hold onto to this for me,” he speaks as he hands it to Blue.
Blue does not take it, “What is it?”
“Difficult to explain… Important only that it is protected… I was a fool to think its’ location would not be found here,” he explains.
“We have no guards… Only being located under the Shrine to protect us, which it has, until now…” he finishes.
“Take it please…” he tries again… This time Torme snatches it up.
“I’ll give it to Rune to hold onto,” he takes it, and leaves the room.
Alone now with Blue Elsto takes her arm softly,”About the girl… She’s not safe here either,” he explains.
The girl now moves into the light, a dark odd creature, she seems drawn to Blue.
“I’ve never seen her be drawn to anyone before… Not even I,” he explains.
“Will you be her Guardian for now… She is very capable with a Bow and Sword… She’ll hold her own… But she is young… Maybe 16,” he explains.
“Yes… But… What is she?” Blue bluntly asks.
“She is a Shade… Half Human… Half Shadow,” he speaks.
“I will take care of her,” Blue suddenly says.
The girl seems almost excited as she quickly puts on Silver Chain Armour, which changes to a Dark Grey once upon her.
She also grabs a sack of personal items, her Long Bow, and a Long Sword.
She stands beside Blue without looking at her.
“Protect her,” speaks Elsto.
“I will,” replies Blue.
PICTURE CREDIT – Shade