A crisp breeze rustled the autumn leaves, sending some floating lazily out into the air to acquire their short breath of flexibility ahead of drifting to their closing relaxation on the earth down below. The Dragonscale Mountains have been gorgeous this time of 12 months their peaks covered with the initial bits of snow and their slopes adorned with the vibrant hues of Lenfald’s excellent wide range of deciduous trees.
Balder paused at the peak of a ridge, adjusted the defend strapped across his back, and gazed down upon the town down below. Elof came up together with him, rolling up the sides of his fir hat.
“Eh, Balder, it really is a bit warm down below, wouldn’t you say?”
The big soldier inclined his head in arrangement. “Aye, m’lord. However everywhere would really feel as this kind of after the bitter cold of Garheim.” Balder pointed at the slope beyond the ravine ahead of them. “The town is not considerably from below. We will reach Stoneborough effectively ahead of nightfall.”
The two Garhims produced their way via the valley in superior time, arriving at the gates of Stoneborough not lengthy after midday. They confronted some difficulties with the guards at the gatehouse, but the Lenfels authorized them in after viewing the orders Elof carried.
As they produced their way via the streets, Elof gripped Balder’s shoulder and pointed.
“There it is!” He claimed excitedly. “The excellent University of Stoneborough. The best establishment of the sciences in Roawia. Enable us make haste.”
The college was a assortment of structures of numerous architectural designs enclosed inside of a large stone wall. It experienced when been a excellent fortification during Lenfald’s early times but experienced not viewed war in quite a few a long time.
Balder and Elof produced for the aged retain, a formidable framework with towers on each corner. The males produced their way to the northwest corner tower. Suddenly Balder grabbed Elof and flung the aged gentleman guiding him, drawing his sword and defend as he did so.
“What in Roawia was all that about?” queried Elof, bemused.
“M’lord, I know not what perils await us, but it appears as however the wilds have lengthy considering that claimed this individual tower,” replied Balder.
Elof squinted in advance. “Is that… a tree?” he questioned, perplexed, “expanding out of the tower?”
“Aye, and I swear on my life the arm of some furry beast just withdrew from that next-story window.” claimed Balder. “Something is surely amiss below.”
“Nay, gentlemen,” came a voice from about the corner of the tower. A sturdy gentleman dressed in all black and donning a patch more than one eye came into look at. “This is basically the position which I presume you look for.”
“And who could possibly you be,” questioned Balder, suspicious.
“I am Malcolm, the professor’s… butler, you could possibly say.” replied the gentleman. “But it is not I whom you look for, I envision. Please appear within.” With that he turned and proceeded up the route to the door.
“Are you sure we are at the right position, m’lord?” questioned Balder quietly.
“Aye, this is exactly wherever the Jarl claimed to go,” claimed Elof, “But he ought to have been gravely mistaken about the gentleman we look for. It cannot quite possibly be the one who resides inside of.”
The males stepped into the tower to locate themselves underneath the spreading branches of a tree. Leaves littered the ground and tiny vegetation grew about the foundation of the tree’s trunk.
Malcolm turned to encounter them again. “Now, ahead of I acquire you to my grasp,” he claimed, “What is the nature of the organization you wish to explore with him?”
Elof hesitated. “I’d rather not-”
Malcolm minimize him off. “You talk your organization to me or you do not fulfill the professor.”
Balder stepped aggressively ahead, but the aged gentleman pulled him back.
“Incredibly effectively,” Elof claimed. “We wish to suggest friendship with you and your grasp.”
“We,” claimed Malcolm, “to whom do you refer?”
“I talk for all of Garheim,” answered Elof proudly. “The Jarl needs to give his financial help to the study of the professor as effectively as assistance in protecting his get the job done in the function of turmoil.”
Malcolm raised an eyebrow. “I see,” he claimed skeptically. “In exchange for what, exactly?”
The aged gentleman shifted uncomfortably for a instant. “Let’s say that it involves, ah, numerous regions in which my Jarl assured me that your grasp is an pro.”
“You have my undivided consideration!” came a new voice from the stairwell. The sound of feet descending the stairs haphazardly could be heard. A tiny gentleman with a flowing grey beard came careening about the corner, clutching at the preposterous inexperienced hat he wore and descending the past couple measures two at a time. “What exactly is this proposal you have been presenting to me just now?”
Balder turned to Elof with a quizzical expression. “Severely?” he questioned.
Elof just shrugged. “Jarl’s orders,” he claimed.
This is my “Bignette” entry to GCX as effectively as the introduction of my secondary character, the as-however-unnamed eccentric professor.
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