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Thump, thump, thump.
The sound echoed throughout the empty cavern, overgrown trees forming a canopy above the huge creature, its tail whacking the ground at certain intervals.
He stood five feet before the fearsome beast, only sadness in his eyes.
You truly believe she will come?, The voice echoed in his head.
Closing his eyes for a moment, he pictured a smiling face.
At his nod, the dragon opened his eyes.
Preparations were in order.
Notable Family Members
Younger Brother of Aurora and Arderine’s Mother
Adopted Father to Maya
Handsome, looks like he’s in his 50s
Interlocking sideways figure 8 on his right cheekbone.
Inscription readsand was translated by Nick as You Intrigue Me
Chief Medical and Scientific Advisor (before going AWOL)
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Blue eyes shone back from the reflection in the pool of water as her hands came up to wash her face in the fountain. She looked up to see a handsome man walk towards her and felt her body straighten and a smile pull at her lips at the sight of him.
She was now used to the disconcerting feeling of being a spectator into someone else’s memories, whichever ones Nick allowed her to see anyway. She knew he had enough control to shield himself if need be.
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Two silhouettes sat cross legged, facing each other, an incense stick burning in the room, engulfing the two engaged in meditation, obscuring them from sight. The former Consiliur peered into the smokescreen, waiting patiently, thinking back to the fateful night that had led to this very day.
The winds had halted, their very breaths held in anticipation, all eyes set at the Consiliur’s tower. The second princess would pick an aide tonight.
One of my friends did a character sketch of Peritia, including some of the weapons she uses.
Here’s another with her red eyes!
This is almost exactly how I see Peritia. Strong and Calm. With her arsenal of 119 weapons, I think it makes her quite a formidable opponent.
Kartik, Thank You so much for sketching her!
On to the story!
The darkness was sweeping towards the capital, threatening to engulf the entire land of Celaver.
Taking one look at it, the entire focus turned to the man in the centre of the room.
“We can provide cover, she must run.”
The soft declaration was followed by a shocked silence and Arderine slowly slumped to the ground.
Almost desperately, she reached out and caught hold of the blanket draped on the bed and in a hoarse voice, she asked out
“How do you know?”
The silence in the hall was heavy with thought, both Arderine and Nick had seated themselves, staring at the map with unseeing eyes, each lost in their thoughts.
Peritia traced the hills with her good hand, the other in a plaster. The cut had been deep, almost to the bone.
Leaving the two staring at the map, she settled down next to Aurora, who looked as confused as the first day she had met her.
“Do you remember the hills of Ammolofoi? “,she asked the quiet girl.
“Sand, that’s all I can remember”, came the quivering reply.