|Darkness within me
Author: Sorceress of the Nile PM
Athena has a tormented past but she remains a champion of light. But one encounter with the King of darkness may test that. *Rated for violence and language.* Chapters 1-4 rewritten and posted! I only own Athena, Asarth and my characters!Rated: Fiction T - English - Drama/Adventure - Adventurer & Sepulchure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,756 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10-27-12 - Published: 12-20-11 - id: 7656023
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The Bandits had spiked clubs and speed on their side, Artix, Twilly, Asarth and I had two swords, a Moglin, a dragon and the element of surprise on our side. Asarth and Twilly attacked one bandit, Artix took on the other that was behind me and I went after the leader. The one I attacked seemed much stronger, then I had thought. I suddenly had a deja vu, these were probably Drakath's servants, or former servants. The leader had said Greywolf and Drakath was leader of the Darkwolf Bandits. The Bandit laughed, and mocked me as we fought. Lets just say that he didn't think I was as strong as he was, but he was wrong. I skillfully ran my blade up and out, knocking the blade from his hands. I then slashed his midsection and he fell to the ground, dead. I glanced over my shoulder to see Twilly and Asarth not having much success as me or Artix. The Bandit that they fought would slash at them with his club and completely miss. Asarth started to fire shards of ice at the Bandit and this gave me a chance to attack from behind. I cut him down and he fell at my feet, dead. There was a dull thud and I looked over at Artix to see he handled the third Bandit. Asarth climbed onto my shoulder.
"Should we continue?" I asked and my companions nodded. The three of us walked deeper into the forest.
"So Moglins perform earth and healing magic?" I asked Twilly and he nodded.
"Well, almost, Zorbak is the only Moglin Necromancer." Artix grunted.
"That figures." I glanced at him.
"You know him?" Artix nodded, liking really pale.
"Yea, he's one of the Necromancers that enjoy attacking the towns in Doomwood."
"Why they built towns in Doomwood is beyond me." I remarked and Artix shrugged.
"Shhh!" I looked over to see a blue Moglin with red eyes standing on a tree stump next to a very large bear.
"Be careful heroes, you wouldn't want to wake up this sleeping man-eating bear now would you?"
I glanced at the bear and sighed.
"That would have been really close." I looked at Twilly and Artix to see they were looking rather uneasy.
"I don't like this, Athena."
"Oh come on, the sooner we get to FalconReach, the sooner we can find the Box." I reasoned and my friends glanced at one another.
"Fine." Artix said and we quietly began to slip passed the bear. We hadn't gotten very far when the Moglin shouted out.
"HEY BEAR! TIME TO WAKE UP! LUNCHTIME!" I glared daggers at the blue Moglin and Artix did the same.
"You little blue rat!" I hissed and the bear's eyes began to open.
"Aw crap." I cursed as the bear roared and charred at us.
I rolled out of the way of the bear and Artix slashed out at it, his sword finding its mark on the large animal's face. It snapped at Artix and he dodged. I drew my sword and whistled.
"Asarth!" Asarth began to fire bolts of ice at the bears' feet and face, temporarily blinding it as I lunged at it, climbing onto its shoulders. I swung my sword cut though the bears' hide and muscle in the neck until it fell down dead. I slid down the bears' side and glanced at the stump where the Moglin was.
"Hmm, I better keep an eye in this one." Then he disappeared in a puff of smoke. I let out a breath as Twilly and Asarth come up to me.
"You okay?" Artix asked as he tore my sword from the bears' neck and handed it to me.
"Yea, I think so. You?" Artix shrugged.
"About the same." Twilly cast a spell and the scratches and bruises I got from the battle healed.
"Sure!" Asarth climbed up onto my shoulder.
"Come on! If we stay here any longer, we wouldn't make it to FalconReach by sundown." I said and took off deeper into the forest with my party following me.