Monday, July 31, 2017

Ch. 4, Page 34

Londlar's story seemed unfamiliar at first, for he patiently and slowly described levels of the dungeons under Castle Greyhawk that Ehlissa had never seen during her brief adventuring career. As more details came to light, though, she recognized this for what it was, and what she had always feared. It was the story everyone left at home dreaded to hear about their loved ones when they went away to adventure...


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ch. 4, Page 33

Ehlissa still felt the compulsion from the spell to leave, but she fought it for as long as she could. She had no idea if the Mage of the Tower woke up in time to save himself, or if Erac's Cousin had slain him. She had no idea if Erac's Cousin was coming this way to flee, or if he would reunite with his familiar out back and flee over the garden wall. She was, at the moment, only mildly concerned with all of those possibilities. There was just one person she had really hoped to learn about through all this...


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Ch. 4, Page 32

"Go now. I'm ordering you!"

The words of Erac's Cousin rang in Ehlissa's ears and, compelled by his spell, she could not help but carry them out.

As she started to go, she hoped for some loophole that would allow her to obey her compulsion, yet stay...


Friday, June 16, 2017

Ch. 4, Page 31

Ehlissa struggled against the hand on her wrist. She wanted to kill the mage despite what she had been told to do because she knew it was in the best interest of Erac's Cousin if the old man died. That was how much she was under his spell, and deep down she knew it. She had never felt so powerless, but then...


Friday, June 2, 2017

Ch.4, Page 30


In the tower's foyer, the Mage's monk servant stopped bleeding out.

In the tower's garden, the Cousin's familiar started chewing through the plants that held him.

In the Mage's den, the Mage had a dream. It was not about the confrontation going on around him...

"Oh, I know how you wanted to use me," Ehlissa said.  "You played on my affection for your cousin, if he really is your cousin."

"Oh, he is. Or was. I have no doubt that this man you want spared probably sent my cousin to his death on some fool's errand. But this isn't even about revenge. Not really. It's about the wealth of magic this old fool has hoarded in his tower..."

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ch. 4, Page 29

It was a simple spell with a quick casting time, but in those moments Ehlissa remembered her trainer, Bastro Felgosh, and his words of admonishment upon learning this spell for charming persons.

"The temptation will always be there to take advantage of others with such a spell as this," Felgosh had said with a wag of his plump finger, "The ability to charm others is potent -- but fallible. You may never know if it has taken hold on another's mind, until it is too late to avoid the consequences..."




Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ch. 4, Page 28

Whatever spell was on the back door unlocked the door. Ehlissa opened it, went through, and quickly shut it on the other side, for she knew the familiar was still back there in the garden, struggling to free itself from the entangling vine.

From this back room, she could hear no indication of where Erac's Cousin was in the tower. He could be looting rooms upstairs at this moment...but if the spell's voice had been right and the Mage was in danger, then there was only one room Erac's Cousin could be in.

But, did Ehlissa dare confront him alone? She had only one spell remotely combat-related prepared. It would have been useless against the familiar, but against Erac's Cousin...maybe she had a chance...