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« on: 10 November 2010, 05:11:24 »

It's doubtful I'll finish this in time for the 30th. My computer crashed and I can't really spare it to have data recovered at the moment. What I tried to get off the backup before it was reset is apparently nothing. Though I could just be doing it wrong. In any case, rather than keep the draft I had to myself while I try to put it back together, I give you "Out in the Night" I plan to update this as I go, so please don't be alarmed by how sparse it is right now.

War. War never changes. Wengerim, called Dragonslayer, slew the great dragon Seargon, called The Eternal, as brideprice for the daughter of his king. He laid the great diamond of Seargon before Maengolth and took Jenefra as a wife.

But war never changes.

The great Adamant Dragon, Old'em'brey, brought war and death to the Proudmen. He and many of his kin swept across the Tandalas and into the lands of men as a wildifre. They scorched the cities of men with their flames, until Wengerim appeared before the Winged Death. Wengerim burned for his crime and many more would as well. Men prayed to their gods while their lands burned in the Dragonstorm.

And the gods listened.

The sun set at Yearturn. The sun did not rise the next day, and for the people of the small village of Aechwin's Rest, and the people of the world, the night would last a year.

Aechwin's Rest is a small village five days hard riding south of Astran, well past the Silvermarshes, due north-east of the Bolder forest. As such, it had been lucky to escape the Dragonstorm, which as far as Aechwin's Rest went was quite normal. Things did not happen in the village, life merely went on.

It is often said that men are the last to know when something is wrong, and it is true to a certain extent. Animals, even those long accustomed to living by a hearth or in a barn, are often the first to feel something amiss.

The first pair of bleary eyes opened in the early morning, as they were accustomed to, and looking out onto the farmyard, it was a shock to see that it still appeared to be night.
« Last Edit: 28 January 2011, 14:22:28 by Valan Nonesuch » Logged

Beyond the horizon where the earth and the heavens meet
lies a certain point where they are not joined together and where, by stooping,
one might pass under the roof of the heavens.
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