Hey peeps. I love writing. (Even though not great at it) I would like to share a story I’m working on currently. It is not finished.
Let me start with some background, on Tree Top Inn and Silverthorn. Silverthorn is a mining village (refer to my screenshots in post alpha 7 screenshots). Tree Top Inn is where my villagers gather to be merry and eat.
:Excuse a few thing on this. It is being done on phone:
"Well, hello there. I'm barkeep Larkin. What can I get you?" "I'll get that right away for you. Have a seat and enjoy our inn." "Do I know any tale's. Let's see. Hmmmmm, Oh here's one of many. This is one of the stories about our local hero Ragnar the Swordsman. He was commissioned from our mayor to dispose of the goblin chieftain in the area" "Want to here it? Well as he waited....."
The guard stood there, in front of mayor’s door. Looking at the man in front of him. The man stood very stern. He has dark short messy hair, blue eyes, and a firm jaw. He looked very young. But has seen a lot for his age. He is wearing leather armor, with a shield plate on his front chest. His steel sword strapped to his back. It looks like a two hander. The guard was hopeful. He knows this man reputation. He has heard the tale’s of his deeds.
“Just one more moment Sir Ragnar. I’m sorry the mayor is with Lily right now” the guard says. “If you could just have a seat with your friend, I’ll call you when the mayor is ready”
Niles sat there in his long red robes, his hood down, exposing his face. He has a long scare below his right black eye along his brown hairy cheek and chunk missing from top of his left ear. He is sitting there reading a book. His staff to his left leaning against the wall.
Niles retorts cheerfully. “Yes come sit my friend, come learn what I have read from this book we found. It is very Intre…”
“No time.” Ragnar blunted. “We are called here for important matters from the mayor. And we rush here quickly; as told and he is meeting with one of our own trappers. And we have to wait.” He said annoyed. “I could be doing other things more important right now.”
Niles interjected. “Patients. Just come and sit, he will call us when ready.” Ragnar went to sit down and waited.
Time passed. Niles was talking about the book. The mayors doors open wide. A female comes walking through as Ragnar looked on. She is beautiful, with long green hair, very wide oval eyes; that are hazel. She is wearing tight brown leather pants. A gold tunic and a brown vest. She has a Composite Bow slinged over her back. A dagger on her belt. He knows who she is. It is Lily the Trapper. But still thought it was odd she uses a bow for her job. As she turned her head to retort back to the room. She sees Ragnar looking at her. And smiled.
“It will be taken care of John!” She said and left.
“The mayor will see you now.” The guard said.
“Finally!” Ragnar snorted.
Ragnar and Niles walked right in. John sitting behind his desk writing on parchments.
“Ah just the man I wanted to see!” He said without looking up.
Ragnar looking at him. He is a big man with shaggy blonde hair and huge beard. Dressed in normal clothes.
“What is this important business you wanted to make me wait for?” Ragnar said.
“Sorry about that.” The mayor responded. “Look; down to business. You know the goblins have been increasing their raids lately. Well I have been informed that the goblin chieftain Gord has been bringing all the independent clans together, under his banner. IN the name of CID!!!; this can not happen. We must control this situation, before it gets out of hand. This is the reason I called you Ragnar.”
“And you want me to handle it!” Ragnar says.
“I know you can handle it, you and Niles. I need you to dispose of this Gord, before he rallies them all and they besiege Silverthorne. Once he is gone. The clans won’t get along and split apart.” The mayor says.
“Hmmm Gord you say. Where did he come from?” Ragnar asked.
“Not much is known. They say from the north. He showed up about a year ago, and has been gathering ever since.” Mayor responded. “Okay we might handle it. What do you think Niles?” Ragnar asked.
Niles responds. “Oh you know what I’m going to say, I don’t like goblins with a passion. Let’s do it!”
Ragnar looks back to the mayor. “Okay we will take care of it.”
John excitedly. “Great, but please be careful. He is quite intelligent.”
“Always!” Ragnar says confidently.
Ragnar and Niles left the mayor’s house ready to get on with it.
“We should stop by my house to pack up for this quest Niles.” Ragnar said.
“Yeah, I wonder if your father is home?” Niles asked aloud.
“Probably not, probably making more weapons and armor and tools with the new batch of ore they found mining.” Ragnar answered.
“Yeah you’re right Rag, well let’s go get provisions and get a good nights sleep.” Niles says.
The day passed and they slept peacefully. The next morning Ragnar is gather the gear.
“Guess he worked through the night.” He says to himself quietly.
Niles came out of the room he slept in. “Ready, my friend.” He said very happily.
“Yeah.” Ragnar said grumpily.
“Oh wake up, Rag. Your grumpiness is quite a bore!” Niles laughed.
They left town heading north to the woods. Making a few stops to rest and eat. It was peaceful, good day so far. The breeze keeping them cool this sunny day. As dusk arrived, They heard what sounded like a commotion.
Ragnar looked at Niles. “What could that be?”
“I don’t know, but it doesn’t sound pleasant!” Niles replied.
They ran to the sound. Upon entering the area, they see a woman with long green hair, surrounded by several goblins. Ragnar recognized the woman as Lily.
“We must help her Niles!” He yells.
Without a word, Niles goes right into motion. He begins to chant and forming a humanoid from clay in his hands.
With a yell. “ARGHH!” Ragnar draws his sword and rushes to the first goblin in sight, cutting a huge slash in his back, from top to bottom. He dropped dead after one blow. Lily seeing an opening to rush out. With bow in hand she fires a shot at the goblin trying to get to her. She hits him in the leg with the loud “thunk” he fell wounded. Another tried to rush her, but Ragnar intervened, tripping him and cutting him in the back, with his sword, wounding him. Wounded hard he crawls off.
“Are you okay?” Ragnar says to Lily.
“Yes!” She says. “Thanks for show…” A arrow whiz by her head.
“Get them, only three!” A goblin says aloud.
“No time to talk!” Ragnar explained to Lily.
As the battle fully begins, Niles finishes his chant “Rockum.tillis. I summon thee!” A rock golem has formed over the first wounded goblin. It looks down at the goblin and grunts a low growl. Swinging down it’s mighty arms hard. “Splat” the goblin went.
“That’s two down.” Niles replies greatly.
“Get geomancer!” A goblin yells. Another arrow fly’s at Niles, but Niles was already chanting quickly. A wall of earth form’s in front of him. “PING” the arrow bounces harmlessly to another direction. Ragnar looks over at Niles.
“Predictable” Niles yells.
Ragnar smiles. “Time to go to work!” And with a flurry, he begins his dance of death. Quickly downing three more goblins. Two goblins in the trees aim at him. With their arrows knocked and ready. One fires. But the other is downed by a arrow from Lily.
“Watch it…” She yells. But before the arrow hits; the golem steps up and blocks the shot. Then the goblin jumps down, pulling his axe and joins two others rushing Ragnar. They are smacked hard by the golem knocking them to the ground. Ragnar steps up and finishes them. The last three goblins rush Niles, splitting apart to get around wall. But another quick chant from Niles shatters the wall in a explosion. Blasting the goblins. Killing two with earth shards. The other makes a break for the woods.
“Get him!” Niles screams. Lily already readied an arrow and fires. Hitting him in the back of the head. Dropping him flat.
With the battle over. Lily, Ragnar, and Niles standing among the fallin.
“Why are you way out here Lily?” Ragnar asked.
“I was tracking this band of goblins, watching their movements. I guess they thought they was being followed. And they wasn’t wrong, one circled around and trapped me in. That when you happened upon this situation.” She replied.
“Thanks Rockum!” Niles says and dismiss the golem.
“I don’t understand though, why are you out so far. You are not a warrior or…” Ragnar says but is interrupted by Lily ,as she see’s a blood trail to the woods.
“Looks like one got away!” She exclaimed.
“Darn he ran, Niles can you track his movement?” Ragnar asked annoyed.
Niles bends down, putting his hand down on the ground. Chanting, feeling the earth, feeling the motions.
“He must have left during the commotion. He is heading north. Already has a lead on us.” Niles says.
“The main encampment is north.” Lily replies.
Ragnar looked at her stunned “Lily your not a trapper are you?” He questioned.
She smile’s “Not your average trapper!” She says.
“Well how far is the encampment then?” Ragnar asked baffled.
She responds. “Two days out.”
Ragner exclaims quickly. “We need to catch him!”.
“No worries.” Niles says confidently. “He is badly wounded, he won’t get far. We have time to camp and catch him tomorrow. And I am spent.” They make camp for the night…
....."Excuse me I have a patron here that I must help. I'll be right back. Why hello there, I'm barkeep Larkin. What can I get you?". To be continued.
Sorry I have more but doing this on my phone. My fingers are tired. Please let me know what y’all think. I’m using this to tell my lore for Silverthorne. If you all want to contribute or pass tale’s of your town in my inn. You are more then welcome. Thanks
While I continue work on the stories. Here is a small bio’s on my Characters of Silverthorne
Son of Jacob. He has dark short messy hair. Wears dark green leather pants, leather armor with a steel chest plate.
and carries a two hander sword. He is very impatient. And quick to draw.
He came to Silverthorne with his father (Jacob) and Mother. Raised most of his life in Silverthorne, He was expected to take over for his father. Ragnar had no passion for Blacksmithing, always adventuring in the woods. He ended up following the footsteps of another. Becoming a footman and protecting this town from threats. He met a Rabbit named Niles and the two became very good friends through many adventures.
Niles is from the Rabbit Clan in the area. He has Brown fur. Black eyes. He carries a scar under his right eye down to his cheek. Always wearing dark red robes and a brown long staff in his right hand.
Not much is really known about him. He is very cheerful and patient. He does not like goblins at all, and will drop as many as possible. Him and Ragnar are very good friends. Always watching each others backs. He tries to keep Ragnar calm and patient. He loves the adventure that Ragnar and he goes on.
Lily is very beautiful with wide oval eyes and has green long hair, brown leather pants, a gold tunic and brown vest on.
Always a composite bow on her back.
Lily also came to Silverthorne with her parents. Following her Fathers career, she became a trapper. She took up the bow from her mother. Combining the two she found it to be more efficient in her job. She is always scouting for threats to Silverthorne, for Mayor John.
A big man with blonde hair.and a big burly beard. Always in plain clothes. He is very committed to Silverthorne and it growth. He use to be a worker in the town. But the people in Silverthorne made him the Mayor after the last Mayor died.
Jacob has dark hair. Well built for slinging the hammer all day. You can always catch him in his shop working.
Ragnar’s Father and Blacksmither of Silverthorne. Always working to make sure the soldiers are geared and items are stocked. Thinking his son would follow in his footstep, he had a very joyful life. When his wife had moved on the the afterlife. He concentrated more on his work, and nothing else. He does not approve of his son choice in his career.
The locale owner and barkeep of Tree Top Inn. A heavy set man of joy and friendship.
If you need anything this man can get it. He loves to talk and tell tale’s of the locale area, and loves to hear them too.
This will be updated as my stories go on. and new characters are added. and as always if you like my story, let me know and if you want to pass some of your’s along you are more then welcome.