There are a few tall tales concerning the caverns underneath the castle - approximately magic and mages and monsters and gods. Wydrin of Crosshaven has heard all of them, yet she's spent lengthy adequate trawling caverns and taverns together with her significant other Sir Sebastian to profit that there is no funds to be made in chasing rumours.

But then a crippled nobleman with a useless man's identify deals them a task: exploring the Citadel's darkest depths. It appears like simply one other quest with gold and experience ...if they are fortunate, they may actually have a story in their personal to inform as soon as it truly is over.

These reckless adventurers will quickly study that usually there's fact in hearsay. occasionally a narrative can keep your existence.

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All of them had their bows knowledgeable on him. the following voice that spoke was once coming from in the back of him. ‘You’ll die for that, you gigantic bastard. ’ There stood a gaggle of approximately ten guards, all wearing black leathers and with a purple masks sigil on their shields. Rognor and Frith have been in entrance of them, the guards protecting brief swords to their throats. The shield who had spoken was once a squat, powerfully outfitted guy with ruddy marks on his face from a few pox he’d suffered long ago. He grinned at Sebastian, revealing much more gums than the teeth. ‘We’ll kill your lovely little buddy right here first although. ’ ‘No, wait. ’ Sebastian sheathed his sword and held up his arms. ‘We have info for you. ’ ‘Shut up, Sebastian,’ acknowledged Frith. The burly protect laughed. ‘What kind of details is that, then? ’ Sebastian took a deep breath. ‘The position of the Frith vault. ’ Frith swore loudly, the 1st time Sebastian may possibly remember him doing so. He didn’t examine him, and stored his eyes at the safeguard as a substitute. ‘You inform me, then, and perhaps I’ll allow you to pass. ’ Sebastian shook his head. He used to be very conscious of the folk within the cages at the back of him; the fats guy, the outdated girl. He might suppose their eyes on his again. ‘I are looking to converse to Fane. He’s the one individual I’ll be telling whatever to. ’ The shield frowned. ‘You’re no longer in any place to be bargaining, my son. ’ ‘Maybe now not, yet what number of your males do you think that i will be able to kill prior to you kill me? sufficient to cause them to hesitate earlier than they arrive over right here, I’ll wager. Take me to Fane. I’m certain he’ll be troubled to listen to what i must say. ’ The shield appeared offended then, and for a second Sebastian idea he’d driven it too a ways, until eventually he became and gestured at some of his males. inside moments he used to be pressured subsequent to Frith, swords and crossbows at his again as they have been marched around to the gate. ‘You are an idiot,’ hissed Frith as their jailors conversed with the guards at the wall. ‘Even worse than her. I must have left you either in Creos. ’ ‘You will inform them, Frith. ’ Sebastian spat the phrases. ‘There are blameless humans loss of life, and for what? Your bloody inheritance. ’ The gates opened, revealing the dismal city past. Frith leaned in shut. His eyes have been the color of hurricane clouds. ‘I don’t understand the place the vault is, you damned idiot. You’ve doomed us all. ’ 20 Wydrin walked out of the tavern with the girl Dreyda at her again. ‘He should be available in the market at the moment of day, if you want to get a glance at him. He loves to parade himself and his own protect while the city sq. is at its busiest, so humans can't put out of your mind that he's the following. ’ She laughed. It was once a small, sour sound. ‘At evening he retires to the tower, for his leisure. ’ ‘I want to see him,’ acknowledged Wydrin, as casually as she may. ‘And i've got a couple of offers to choose up. ’ The night was once drawing in now, the gray clouds above absorbing the darkish like a sponge in a pool of ink. The sky that she may see used to be violet. ‘Then I shall stroll with you there. Come on. ’ The tall priestess took her arm, they usually walked up the road at a gentle velocity.

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