Paladin

HSAR

This too shall pass.


The man strode rather than walked into the forest. He had the mass of his Church behind him, and so he had nothing to fear. The creatures of the night howled and cried to each other, but he was unmoved. His defenses were stalwart, and any attack would break itself on his unshakeable faith and will. The horrors outside were nothing to what lay within.

He whispered a prayer and reached for the symbol of his god that lay around his neck. There would be blood tonight, but that was not entirely a bad thing. The darknesses in man and beast both would be ready for his light.


Comments (4 so far!)

HSAR

HSAR

I really wanted to cross-genre this into modern fantasy (as is my style these days), but I think it would have lost some of the focus that "Swordmaiden" had.

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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Interesting copy of the prequel, and it makes for a great character. There is something redeeming and something fearsome in him.

  • #1549 Posted 3 years ago
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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Intriguing follow-up! I sense a fortuitous meeting in the forest at some point.

  • #1552 Posted 3 years ago
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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

Intriguing follow-up! I sense a fortuitous meeting in the forest at some point.

  • #1553 Posted 3 years ago
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