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Crown, Blood and Lanterns"There are men and women trapped in that room, flames scorching them but they'll be out soon." -prompt from #dAmnStoryTime used for ranting to not get bored and fall asleep D:
There are men and women trapped in that room, flames scorching them but they'll be out soon.
Paper lanterns lit several businesses that were still open in that street around that room.
The street traffic had thinned and the pace seemed more sedate though no screams were heard. Distant sounds of music blared from a single door left ajar with shadows flickering on the torn carpet in front. He raised his coat collar and increased his pace towards that door but stopped short of opening it. The sky with a faint hint of blue was clear of any clouds. He looked longingly at the peaks at the distant. The sun was just beginning to rise, turning to start the white peaks of Himalayan range into a wash of quartz pink awash in a sea of orange. He glanced away from the view and forced his concentration on
ReflectionsVal's pursuit led him to the foul beast's domain. The hollowed-out cavern reeked of blood and rancid meat. The dim light he had seen as he charged through the tunnel after the monster could now be identified: torches. Rows of mysteriously lit torches lined the walls of the huge cave. At its center was a substantially large labyrinth of mirrors.
He spotted the beast entering.
He spun his silver broadsword in his hand and hurried in behind it.
His garb was a simple blue and white crusader's leather with thick armored pads and reinforcing steel studs. Lightweight and flexible, but quite effective defense against blunt blows and – in a pinch – the slashing claws of the unholy spawn of the earth. All monster-hunters wore a similar variety in Val's experience. It would serve him well in these close quarters of the mirrored maze.
Right, left, forward, left, right he turned, always catching a glimpse of the beast's tail as he wove his way through the corridors. Every so often he sp
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