To make some gold I hired out as a guard for a merchant in town. I expected it to be easy money, nothing exciting happens in Hikryela. The morning was cool and quiet but the horses being sold were restless. There was something funny in the air. I’d thought it was just the beasts picking up on the merchant’s nerviousness when the cursed prince arrived to view his wares.
Then we all heard, and even felt the… “thrumming” in the air. Next thing I knew the ground shook, tossing everyone near the green to the ground and lighting the gazebo on fire! Then the strange cart attacked, slaughtering the merchants on the streets. Seeing my paycheck vanish, I quickly moved to support the biggest purse on the street.
Then the outsiders came… Strange soldiers in black armor with powerful weapons. It took all I had to hold my own while the prince uses his dark powers to support me. Even so I was driven back to the armory where the survivors made their last stand.
We held our ground, but it was only a matter of time before we fell… And that’s when HE showed up. An outsider on a strange mount who saved us. Now our only real choice is to follow this stranger…