Voyage Of The Druid Blue – Aftermath

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Voyage Of The Druid Blue

by Doragon Kishu

The Druid Blue (Backstory)

Tch’ahm Ba’er (Land Races & Characters)

Chapter I – To Tch’ahm Ba’er, Chapter II – Welcome To Hammen,

Chapter III – Mercenaries , Chapter IV – The Hunt For Sabre & Madrean

Chapter V – Road To Priminus, Chapter VI – Return To Port Hammen

Chapter VII – Bugbears, Chapter VIII – Gifts Chapter IX – West Bound

Chapter X – The 12th Day, Chapter XI – Into The Shrine

Chapter XII – Protect The Shade Chapter XIII – Priminus

Chapter XIV – Aden Chapter XV – To Slay A Dragon Chapter XV – Droah

Chapter XVI – Into The Lair Chapter XVII – Battle

CHAPTER XVII – Aftermath

As Syn, Sylva and Torme gathered up, and separated the treasure…

“Ha Ha Ha!” laughing and celebrating the Party’s victory over the Red Dragond Droah…

Others did not.

Sitting on a large rock overlooking the snowy terrain below, was Kurai, pondering what was to become of her life as a Shade.

Madrean and Sabre argued a bit off in the distance, about whether allowing it to live was truly a victory.

Aden prepared all of their gear for movement away from the Lair…

And Rune sat alone near a tree.

Blue approached him, “What is it?”.

“Your Pegasus may have saved several of our lives…” he spoke solemnly.

Blue sat beside him, “So he did.”

“We were fools to take on a Red Dragon,” he spoke.

“What is it Rune?” asked Blue.

“Two things really… First of all, we should have never let that girl come with us,” with this he gestured towards Kurai who was still sitting atop a tall rock.

“And secondly, it’s what Droah said… ‘Holy Art Though… But Godless None The Less’…” quoted Rune.

“She was just trying to get into your head…” replied Blue

“Well… It worked… The truth is, I am serving no cause… I am associated to no Order… I am a Paladin by name alone,” sadly expressed Rune.

Blue puts one of her hands on his shoulder, “You are a Paladin by action… You’ve helped to rid Droah from the land,” she spoke.

“She’ll be back, and she’ll kill us all…” spoke Madrean who walked by, leaving a frustrated Sabre behind him.

Rune gestured towards Madrean, “Exactly.”

Kurai approaches, “I will stay and watch her lair for a while… Make sure she doesn’t return.”

“No Kurai… You’re coming with us,” Blue sternly spoke.

“I am of no use to you… At least this way, I can help to watch all of your backs,” she explained.

Syn and Sylva approach, “The Dragon needs to be slayed… There’s no two ways about it… But Sylva and I will track it down, and go from there,” spoke Syn.

“You can come with us,” spoke Sylva to Kurai…

Kurai lit up, then looked over to Blue who nodded in agreement.

“Now get your gear girl! We leave within half an hour,” spoke Syn, and so Kurai did.

Syn crouched down by Blue and Rune,”The two of you have showed me that there’s something more to life than being a Warrior for Hire… And for this I thank you… We will take our shares, and Kurai, and go to the nearest city… From there, we will hunt the Dragon…” she explained, then started to walk away when…

…”I will join you as well,” spoke Torme who suddenly appeared.

Blue looked saddened, and rose to hug him, “Are you sure?” she questioned as she held him tightly.

“Yes… And we’re not taking you,” he spoke towards Madrean who grimaced.

“We’ll be in touch when we find her… Take care of one another,” spoke Torme, then with Sylva and Syn he went to prepare his gear.

“I must admit, I feel a bit better now,” spoke Rune.

Sabre approaches Rune, “I feel your pain brother… I employ you to journey back to the Temple of my Order of Green Light… I feel you may find that you belong with us… And if not, you can go your way,”.

Rune smiled a bit, then looked at Blue who nodded,”I accept brother,” and so Rune stood and arm embraced Sabre.

Sabre and Rune went to prepare their gear as well.

As Blue was Leader, the Party awarded her a Ring of Spell Turning, without debate.

Torme was awarded a Magical Long Sword which grew even stronger versus creatures with the ability to regenerate…

…thus returning Blue’s father’s sword to her.

Aden was awarded a Protection vs Petrification Scroll, and Kurai was awarded the Philter of Persuasiveness.

The other 5 Party members all received a different type of Potion.

Each of them also received somewhere over 1,100 Gold, the Paladins and Cleric would see that part of it was given to their Orders… Save Rune, who was considering saving it towards the construction of a Keep, where he would bring future Paladins to train.

Blue was given 7 of the 15 precious gems, each of the others received 1.

The Party wanted it that way.

“Where now?” questioned Aden, as the two Paladins, and Dragon Hunting Party left.

This left Aden, Blue and Madrean.

Madrean grumply bowed, then went on his own way.

“How quickly a family falls apart…” spoke Blue.

“Space does not separate a family… We shall see them again,” with this Aden looked at Madrean who made his way down the mountain,”Well… Most of them at least,”.

They both laughed, as the Pegasus landed before them.

“Spwil Tol Qu?” spoke Blue, allowing herself to talk to the Pegasus.

“What is your name?” she asked.

“Rohan Seban Rul… But you can call me ‘Ro’,” it replied.

Aden and Blue mounted the Pegasus, and flew off into the distance.

PICTURE CREDIT – Gold

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