Expedition to the Grey Fangs [Adventure]

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Re: Expedition to the Grey Fangs [Adventure]

Post by metalslime » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:13 am

The youth may as well be dead as he's loaded on, his body limp, cold, lifeless. It's hours of riding down steep slopes, away from the camp and through the darkness of the forested, rocky descent. Thalion likely couldn't go quite as swiftly as he'd want, for the way is treacherous even during full light. That sense of ominous darkness, that sense that a hunter may linger on the horizon fades the further they get away from that dark door, and they are left with only those normal dangers of the wilds to contend with.

It might seem an almost peaceful descent, save for the dead weight of the youth, and it isn't until hours have past, and they haev made great progress down the slopes that the youth begins to cough weakly, stirring some as the poison wears from his blood. Still numb, still limp, those ragged breaths and uncontrollable shivering of what can be moved tell that the youth is alive. Further, they hint at what might have been. The foul abomination's poison seemed to mimic true death so perfectly that a more hasty disposal would have resulted in a live burial.

Although the slopes are much, much more gentle by the time the 'dead' boy comes back to life, one can only hope that Thalion and his mount are in well enough control of their descent not to be startled off of the side of the path, and into the tumbling hills below.

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Re: Expedition to the Grey Fangs [Adventure]

Post by KnightErrant » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:55 am

Thalion was slightly startled when the youth coughed and begin to breath audibly yet raggedly. Reaching out his hand Thalion patted the neck of the horse to keep the beast calm as well, they had journeyed this far and it would pitty to end up with broken necks at the bottom of a gorge.

“Just hold on boy, keep breathing. Do not give in to deaths dark journey,” he said looking up at the road ahead, hoping they would soon be reaching a town large enough to have a decent healing. If not, he may have to stop at a village and hope they had a good wise-woman adept at healing poisons.

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Re: Expedition to the Grey Fangs [Adventure]

Post by metalslime » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:22 pm

And so Thalion leaves the forgotten laboratory-tomb behind, taking the wounded boy wherever he may. As the rest of the expedition will have scattered long before he can return, this leaves those great doors open, unguarded, ready to receive whomsoever should next venture into their confines.

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