Immediately after pulling the results of the genre poll, my mind started tinkering with potential storylines for the fantasy. After a few hours of thought, my mind latched onto the kernel for the month’s fantasy. Instantly, I grabbed my computer and crafted the story’s outline. With a little work and care, the first draft emerged from the depth of my mind. With the initial pass finished, I turned my attention to some of the other projects on my plate, but when I returned to the tale, the following drafts flew through my fingers.
Grab a chair and get comfortable as Gregor shows Ramas why he’s such a fierce warrior.
After securing Gregor, Ramas escorts the former general to Nilus’ home, only to be ambushed by some of Emilie’s soldiers…
Gregor tapped his foot against the earthen disc as the ground blurred beneath him. “When do you think Emilie will begin her offensive?”
“I’ve been running across her soldiers for a while now,” Ramas said as he went to a knee. Instantly, their palanquins slowed to a crawl and settled upon the earth. While the daises disappeared into the ground, Ramas rose to his feet and rolled his shoulders, unleashing a series of cracks. “It’s one of the more poignant reasons we sought you out.”
“Does Emilie know you were searching for me?”
“Gregor, I didn’t find you right away.” Ramas dragged his heel against the impacted dirt, creating a rough circle. “As a result, there’s a chance she knows about you.”
“That should make this jaunt interesting.” Gregor ran his fingers through his hair as his pack slid down his other arm. “How many soldiers have you and Nilus recruited to your cause?”
With a shrug, Ramas snapped, and several small rocks emerged from the scuffed ground. Once the last stone slid into the empty spot, completing the ring, a collection of splintered wood erupted from the earth. “I’m certain the recruitment will ramp up once you’ve trained the initial batch.”
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