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  1. Draedamyr

    Private Tales The Last Resort

    No one would describe Draedamyr as a particularly kind elf. He was honest and efficient. He lived by the blade and that meant knowing when to use it. He didn't want this pack chasing them down as they tried to get away from the worst of the devastation. He didn't know what the endgame was. He...
  2. Draedamyr

    Private Tales The Last Resort

    He felt no sympathy for the pixie as it was burned away. It could have been on 'their' side of this conflict for all he cared. It was perhaps a little cruel to tar their entire kind with the same brush because they had irritated him. By the standards of his kind he was becoming quite old and...
  3. Draedamyr

    Private Tales The Last Resort

    Draedamyr had never been much use on the field of battle. In his world they formed tight blocks of soldiers and walls of shields. There was little room for individual skill, but that was the point. Archers, Mages and sometimes siege weapons would be used to try and break the formations before...
  4. Draedamyr

    Private Tales The Last Resort

    The commotion has spread through the camp like a wave. If they were going to be wiped out by magic, they were going to face it in an organised fashion. If they were sending in 'scum' then the enemy was trying to pin this force in place. They were being held so that the hammer could come down...
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    Private Tales The Last Resort

    Draedamyr looked away from the table sharply as the voice floated through them. They looked at him curiously. Seska had heard it. He pretended not to notice her looked, even as her held her gaze briefly before returning to the game. The game was not going to be finished. They had laid out a...
  6. Draedamyr

    Private Tales The Last Resort

    They were a day from battle. That lowered his spirit a great deal. It also went some way towards explaining their capture. An army couldn't march that far in a day. It meant they were well within range of enemy scouts and would be combing these woods thoroughly. The two of them wouldn't be...
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    Private Tales The Last Resort

    Draedamyr looked quitavly smug at the roll that gave his pieces and opening. Seska had told him how limited her powers were within their realm. She had also told him of the great destruction her kind had unleashed. On Arethil, war could be tipped by magic, but it was never the only factor at...
  8. Draedamyr

    Private Tales The Last Resort

    Two weeks. That meant that their territory was within a few hundred miles. Another nation or state, if they used another currency. They may have stepped into the middle of an unfamiliar land full of mystical creatures, but these were mundane terms of war he could understand. "Nether hold...
  9. Draedamyr

    Private Tales The Last Resort

    He doubted she was going to be upset with him for letting the witch comment go under the circumstances. An elf of the sword, at another time he would have drawn his blade for that. He wasn't the young, hot-headed elf who had carved out his reputation on the dueling fields, but there were limits...
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    Private Tales The Last Resort

    Draedamyr took it as a good sign that they were already content to talk about having no immediate plans. He didn't seize on that little thread of conversations just yet. He didn't want to unravel it all and be sent away. "Oh you can claim magic on her part if I clear you all out, but I very...
  11. Draedamyr

    Private Tales The Last Resort

    It was another little window into the past she had left behind. The past that perhaps she had walled off, that he now caught glimpses of through these windows. She didn't hold anything back from him, but he suspected that both age and a willingness to deliberately put those days behind her...
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    Private Tales The Last Resort

    Draedamyr slowed to a halt. He wasn't a soldier, but had been close to war a few times in his life. He didn't know if the rules of the world he knew applied here, so went on the assumption that it did. The run of the mill soldiers would be more loose lipped, but wouldn't be open to...
  13. Draedamyr

    Private Tales The Last Resort

    "So what you're saying is that we've walked out of a demonic invasion and into a divine war?" The question was rhetorical and despite how helpless he managed a subtle smirk. Luck, it seemed, was not going to shine upon them for some time. They'd clearly offended lady fortune somehow. Those...
  14. Draedamyr

    Private Tales The Last Resort

    They would have fled. That was a sobering thought. This war host that had chases them down so easily would have fled. "What exactly is the War Guard?" He asked. "We should do that, but perhaps find out a little more. Where they're going for a start so we run the right way." Draedamyr tried...
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    Private Tales The Last Resort

    "I'm not sure," he replied honestly. "We need to think of a way to get past a picket line of bastard pixies first. I don't think they'll be so...measured if we get dragged back here again." He spoke as softly as he could, but hoped their voices could be lost in the hubbub of the army moving...