~ 23 ~ 23 Arodus, 4692 AR; Defender's Heart, Kenabres Mordria's mind was racing. How had this happened? She had started from such a great position! The cards had all shown her the path to victory. Yet, here she was, sweating in nervousness. There was nothing to do but to wait. The finishing blow was coming soon. At least, if her opponent realized it was there. Mordria prayed to whatever god may be out there that she could pull out of this alive.
~ 22 ~ 21 Arodus, 4692 AR; Valor Sword Inn, Kenabres Shadowshine let out a small huff of breath as Shayliss pulled him to a stop. As she predicted, there are even fewer demons prowling around the streets of the ruined city, but she still ran into some trouble reaching the building she now sat in front of. It managed to remain standing, even though physics and logic would dictate it be all over the street at this point. Massive holes had been blown out of the first floor and some of the second. What was not destroyed had deep gashes, scratches, and burn marks. No matter where one looked, they would find ash in layers.
~ 21 ~ 19 Arodus, 4692 AR; Kenabres Irabeth's finger taped down upon the paper-covered desk over and over again. Her other hand was placed to cup her chin in thought and her eyes stared down at the note the group found within the Mongrel Lair. The group sat either in chairs or on the queen sized bed within the cramped inn room turned office.
~ 20 ~ 19 Arodus, 4692 AR; Kenabres Once the halberder's body was searched and tossed outside, Shayliss worked to calm Anevia down. The scout, after recovering from her initial shock, started stammering endlessly about various random seeming topics, but Shayliss was able to pull the pieces together to understand what was going on.
~ 19 ~ 19 Arodus, 4692 AR; Kenabres Light flared as Radiance arced up to deflect the halberd again. With a growl, the red-armored half-orc stepped back to regain his balance. Before he was able to launch another attack, Shayliss flicked the head of her grappling hook at his face. Only quick reaction saved him from a stunning blow, but the attack did its job well. It gave Shayliss a chance to pull Anevia back by her leather straps.
~ 17 ~ 19 Arodus, 4692 AR; Kenabres The city of Kenabres was much quieter the next day. Which unsettled Shayliss to no end. Before it was expected to hear demonic screeching, yells, screams and burning buildings even if what remained in the city was those demons who just want to have fun with their prey. Now, those sounds could still be heard, but they were far off and sparse. Granted that did mean the citizens would be safer and the demons probably had their fill for now. But Shayliss could not help but feel a surge of apprehension shoot down her spine.
~ 16 ~ 18 Arodus, 4692 AR; Horgus's Manor, Kenabres The rest of the trip to the Horgus's Manor was relatively uneventful, not that Shayliss was really paying attention. She watched blindly as the group easily dealt with a couple of robbers and a demon that managed to sneak up on them. Her blade had not risen to do battle but Shadowshine did. Shayliss could feel every impact against flesh vibrate through her body but did not react to it. The thoughts running through her mind were trapped within that square.
~ 15 ~ 18 Arodus, 4692 AR; Kenabres Shayliss jolted up and down in the saddle as Shadowshine raced through the debris filled streets of Kenabres. Thankfully the horse directed itself around the obstacles and toward the scream they heard because Shayliss did not think she would be able to with how fast the beast was moving. It took all of her concentration just to keep on the saddle.