Soft creaking of the leather. Leaves on the wind. Creaking of the wooden boards. Wind through the grass. Song of the wolves. Wind through the trees. Soft creaking of the lea-
"Could you stop that? It is really getting on my nerves" Eli hissed as she opened her eyes and stared at woman flexing her fist "I'm trying to listen here."
"Oh? It is really interesting. Potions are all kinds of fun, you know. Try asking her to give you one."
"Oh come on, you know you want it. Imagine your senses expanding even more."
".. we really shouldn't talk about that right now. Why am i even telling that to you, you are supposed to be adult here!"
"Hoh? Well then, my little scout, what news you have for me?"
Eli frowned. "About a dozen or so, making a circle around us. They should be in position sometimes soon."
"Just a dozen? How curios." Dancer slowly notched an arrow. Rising it, she whispered "Come, come, don't let us wait anymore". Arrow flew.
In distance, a direwolf died.
Theodor tensed as howling grown louder. His skin glistened with grey sheen, his shirt discarded by your advice. Simple cloth would help little as he was now. You frown watching him shuffle at the bottom of the stairs. In short time you two spent here, neither tried to start an conversation. You could feel tension in him.
You move your trembling hand towards sword. As skills seeps into you, you feel stronger, more secure. It was strangely comforting,knowing that you enter your first battle with knowledge how to defend yourself. Or not so strangely, you muse.
As you hear yelps and whines, sounds of running coming closer an-
With incredible power, three beasts run in. You slowly pull your sword out, readying yourself.
You blink as Theodor's sword hit the ground, Theodor already closing the distance between him and the beasts. "Theod-"
And then he roars
. You actually step back, cowed by share anger that roar contained. Two of direwolves shared your sentiment, retreating from Theo. The biggest wolf, however, choose to meet him heads on. You swear as you start running to save the damn fool. They collide at full speed, neither choosing to yield. Theos feet skid backwards as wolfs superior mass pushes him back. As he embraced the direwolf, its maw snapped around his shoulder, drawing blood even through his enhancement. You run, trying to get in time when you suddenly start falling - no, you blink few times before your mind accept the impossible.
It was the wolf who was rising
. You can only stare as Theodor, without any strength enhancement, slowly lifts something the size of a small horse.
And then he drops it. You can hear beasts bones breaking.
Breathing heavily, Theodor turns to another wolf. From side, you can see that his face turned into mask of pure rage. As he runs to it, you choose to actually do something. Moving towards last wolf to stop him from flanking Theodor, you let the cry of your own!
Wolf moves at you, while you let the sword guide you. Dancing around its charge with ease, you nick it's right leg. And the fight ended there. You slowly turn towards the beast as it clumsily tries to use its leg. Before it could react, you make shallow slash over its other leg. And the again and again, until you looked at beast laying before your. With one last move, you drive your sword deeply inside it's heart.
You look up. First direwolf had arrow through his throat, Dancer deciding to put it out of its misery. She slowly walks up to you "Seem that i wasn't needed here. That should be all of them." She looks at you with a sudden grin "You know, that was really sweet cry. Why, if they had some glass here .."
About to scold her, you stop as you heard steps behind. Turning around, you see Theodor standing. He was covered in blood, his face expressionless. Behind him you can see blood and parts of direwolf everywhere.
"Is everyone okay?"
You can only nod. A smile suddenly appears on his face.
You finish checking Theodor's shoulder, his wounds closed completely. Around you activity continues, farm folks clearing dead wolves and getting parts you asked for.
1D100 => 67 Gained 67 ingredients!
"You are fine, Theo" He smiles as he slowly starts putting his shirt on. You turn to Dancer. "Asked for me, i hear?"
She grins "You ready?" Behind her you see little girl dragging far too big staff, it's tip covered in iron.
"Why, the night is still young, and there is more direwolves to hunt" she smiles. "Quest is not yet complete. There are still their lair to worry about and it would be wast if they decided to run."
-Go with her, try to find and assault direwolf lair. Distribute the potions
-Argue for staying and making more preparations
.. sigh. Believe it or not, but i rolled twice for wolves. First time for number, second time for strategy. They rolled nat1 both times.
You used one healing potion on Theodor to heal wounds he received in this battle.
Also, i removed one negative trait. Although fitting for male Alchemist, who was kinda a nerd, it doesn't make sense for you to have it.
Edited by Srki, 12 January 2015 - 03:09 PM.