Voyage Of The Druid Blue
by Doragon Kishu
The Druid Blue (Backstory)
Tch’ahm Ba’er (Land Races & Characters)
Chapter XIV – Aden
CHAPTER XV – To Slay A Dragon
Priminus invited the ever growing group of Blue Party members to stay the night before they sorted out whatever it was they would sort out.
In the middle of the night Blue couldn’t sleep, and thus walked the halls a bit, ending up on the roof of the Tower, where the Hippogriff are kept, and sleep.
To her surprise, Rune was sitting atop the roof, legs over the edge, pensively looking out over the land.
Blue quietly approached, and sat next to him.
“You’re up late,” she spoke…
…he turned to face her, “As are you.”
“Yes… Well… All this traveling, and battling, but no real time to think,” she explained.
“Agreed…” he replied.
Blue noted something different about Rune, “What is it Rune?”.
“I’m going to go after Sabre and Madrean…” he stated.
Blue seemed taken aback, “But why? You heard what Aden said, Madrean is set, as Sabre is to protect him.”
“I know…” he spoke with a soft, yet convicted smile, “I’ll head towards Mount Ridge in the morning,” and with this he stood.
“Palidans,” suddenly came a voice from the shadows, surprising both Rune and Blue.
Into the light stepped Priminus and Kurai.
“If it’s one thing I know about Paladins, they long to protect… No matter the cost to themselves,” continued Priminus.
“I approached Priminus,” suddenly spoke Kurai… “He’s offered to loan us his Hippogriffs in order to catch up to Sabre and Madrean.
“Us?” questioned Rune.
Suddenly Torme stepped out of the shadows, “With the size of this group, we might actually have a shot at taking down Droah,” he added.
“We have better than a shot,” spoke Syn who also appeared… Beside her the silver armoured Warrior, Sylva.
“I’d like to join you, if that’s alright… No charge,” Sylva requested.
“As would I,” spoke Aden, the last to appear.
“You have a chance… But a little help wouldn’t hurt,” spoke Priminus.
Suddenly two of the Hammen Swordsmen appeared carrying a long box, maybe 5’ long, and 1” wide.
They sat it on the ground, and Priminus took a gold key from around his neck, kneeled before it, and unlocked it.
What was in it was astonishing to the eyes…
… A long red silver blade, with a Dragon Head handle on it.
“The Barom Draconen,” spoke Sylva, his eyes widened.
“I thought that but a Myth,” added Syn.
Priminus held it in the moonlight, where it flared, and flickered silver red light.
“My father used to speak of it in his stories,” Blue jumped in, “But I never suspected it was actually real…”
“It’s real alright… Even I remember that,” spoke Kurai.
“This is not a gift… It is a loan,” explained Priminus.
“But who will wield it?” and with this, they all looked at Rune who had remained utterly silent, though his eyes, like Sylva’s, were also wide.
“Not I… We’ll bring it to Sabre,” Rune quickly replied to their gazes.
“It must be you Rune,” added Priminus as he stepped towards him, the blade glowing and sparking, demanding all who stood there’s attention.
“It must be you Rune,” spoke Kurai under her breath.
Priminus held out the blade to Rune, and he licked his Dragonsborn lips, and took it into his large hand.
As he did, a surge of energy, and magic ran through him, like he’d never known, “By the Gods…”
One of the two Hammen Swordsmen brought over a solid silver sheath, and handed it to Rune.
Rune was quick to sheath it, and then attached it to his belt.
Rune then kneeled before Priminus, “I will not let you down Priminus,” he vowed.
Priminus touched his chin, indicating that he should raise to his feet, and so he did…
“To face Droah has already determined this to be true… To slay him is another matter all together… Get out of their alive Rune The Protector… I have more for you to do in this life of yours,” he concluded, then turned and left the rooftop.