Plague in Neverwinter pt 2Zara wasn't sure how long she hid in that barrel; past the point her fingers and legs began to buzz, beyond the moment she began to go numb. She managed to hold still when her limbs woke up and began to cramp, muffling a surprised cry of pain with her fist. Outside her tiny wooden sanctuary, she could hear the zombies shuffling around, bumping into things. The temptation to just stand up, to give in, was hard to resist. Zara flexed her legs experimentally, pushing up and nearly laughed. She wasn't entirely sure she would be able to get out of her barrel. After a moment of intense pain, she pushed herself partway up to peek out.Sure enough, the undead still shuffled around the doorway, dead gaze unblinking as they searched the darkness. Zara shivered, slipping back down despite her body's protest. They would just stay there, she realized, following their last order until that horrible man came back, or they found her. And they could
Plague in Neverwinter pt 1Zara stood at the window staring toward the Beggar's Nest. Smoke from the funeral pyres stung her eyes, but she barely noticed, blinking the tears away as they obscured her vision. "Child, you are late forevening meal," the Dawnmaster said from the doorway. She didn't look at him, instead fixing on the fat, round shape of Selune. "I'm not hungry." "You do no one any good letting yourself starve," he replied. Always so kind, Zara thought, and so wise. She let out a heavy sigh, surrendering to his good sense. "I will not need to discuss this with you again, I hope," he said as Zara turned from the window. "No, Dawnmaster." The sun elf nodded, golden gaze drifting to the window for a moment, serenitydisturbed. "Can - can I ask you a question," Zara ventured. "As we walk," he agreed, taking her elbow. "Could I go to Beggars Nest with the paladins? I can heal now and I promise I'd do whatever they said.Please?"
Heart and Home Chap. 9Fenris didn't mind being on the water. When fleeing from Danarius, there was always a sense of peace for him there. You could see for miles, until cloud specked blue and foam capped waves met. If anything was on the horizon, you could see it coming and be prepared. On the run with Riese, he felt much the same though now the danger was more hers than his own. His hands were sore from pulling and tying rope - it seemed like that was endless on a ship - and his hair stiff from the salt water, but none of that mattered. The elf glanced over to Hawke, a faint grin on his lips. She was pacing again, cursing under her breath. Riese didn't see the ship as freedom, but instead as a floating prison. She hated the salt water, the tasteless, stale rations, and the freezing wind that drove them forward. Isabela shouted at her from quarterdeck, but Fenris couldn't make out what the pirate said. Hawke made a face and went to untie one
The Easy PathAn icy breeze cut across the harbor, blowing out of the mountains north of Luskan. The dark waters roiled, waves splashing down over the bow of the ship. The Captain stood at the helm, looking to the cloudy sky with a grim smile. "Perfect weather," Vel said softly, steering them out of port. His passengers had no idea what was in store, but he was certain if he played his cards right, he might be able to get the price on his head lifted in Luskan and Neverwinter in one smooth move.
Haunted Log 2Kyle tells the group after Simon gone" but I doubt it! because....""Of course it won't be easy" Mari sighs. "But he is trying not to scare us"Kyle grins, "Now what we must confront should be put in second place. Cause I am going to make some food, my stomachs rebelling"Darn cradles baby a bit in hands "Well this place and lack of sleep could make up many things for nanny...however I just dont think we are that lucky.""I think he might be afraid we will leave if he tells us the truth," Zara says, looking around."Does the goblin friend have a name?" Darn asks the childMari looks at Kyle "You want me to go with you to the kitchen?"Kyle glances at Mari mischievous 'so you can steal a few good foods right? On your way princess. And can you two stay here a bit; do you want something about meal?"Darn looks to Kyle "I am good and but if you can bring something for Zara,"Kyle looks at Zara then "Zara, want something special?Darn answers before Zara does "She wouldn&
Haunted Log 1Zara sits down at the bar, looking a bit worried. Her hair is messy and coming out of her braid, and she has a smudge on her dressMari looks at her confused. "What happened, Zara? Have you had trouble?""What makes you so terrified?" Kyle asksZara smiles at Kyle and Mari a bit tiredly. "Ah . . . it sounds silly to tell it. I was . . . babysitting."Mari raises her brows. "What? A troll baby?"Kyle rolled eyes and avoid the problem of babysitting "do you need any food or drink?""No, no! This woman came to the temple for counsel and I watched her children while the Dawnmaster offered comfort. But the kids aren't what worries me. It was her story!""The woman's story?" Mari asks"Horror story?" Kyle echoes.Zara nods, getting a glass of water to drink. "She is a nanny in Blacklake. She had a job for one family but . . . she says the baby is possessed."Mari drinks her ale. "Most babies sound as possessed, sometimes""Yeah, but she says this one will disappear. Right from his crib . . .
Chasing Chimes EpilogueZara glanced over at Darn, wondering if he was as nervous as she. Rania had finally sent word that her husband Pinon was back and had agreed to meet them. She had never met a drow, not like this anyhow. Would he be rude or subservient or spiteful or . . . well, she didnt know. Darn smirked back at her as if he knew what she was thinking and was amused. Glory was quite aways ahead, running back to them and then out again, to excited to travel at a normal pace. Do you think they will like what we brought? she asked, looking at the basket Darn carried. Rania had said she would make dinner for them, so they brought just a bottle of good red wine and some cookies for the girls. He grinned, Of course they will, love. Its wine and cookies. Even trolls like wine and cookies. She smiled back. Right. I just wonder if drow like the same things. We didnt ask . . .
HauntedThe house at the end of the street is silent, warm afternoon sunlight filtered through trees onto the green grass, and small winter garden. A few children's toys lay scattered about, like wilted flowers, colors faded. A door slams, and a woman walks out, hands in fists at her sides. "I am done," she mutters, crossing her arms. After another moment of staring at the house, eyes narrowed, she leaves. A short while later, a man walks out with a little boy on his shoulders, a rolled piece of parchment in his hand. "It will be alright, Niki. She was just grumpy," the man says, trying to smile as he heads down to the notice board in the Merchant District. The little boy laughs, tiny, chubby feet kicking. The notice looks hastily written, fine parchment stained with juice, the edges gnawed by a toothless little mouth.Help needed with child. Need experienced person that doesn't frighten easily. Must be able to