by kiera (Becca w.)
It was a chilly night in New Cadeni. Kiera stood in the pub with a mug of ale amid a group of listeners. *Hic*
“There were five of them and four of us! I wasn’t even scared. *Hic* I’ve been through worse in Sanctus—the streets are rough. I don’t—I do--*Hic* You should’ve seen us. Everyone was asleep but me, standing watch like a hawk. ‘Course, they snuck up on us, but that’s beside the fact. We had just gotten done with this creepy place in a hole in a ground getting Elish’s sister and party out from the tomb… God rest their souls….”
Kiera takes another hearty swig of Ale. Everyone in the pub could see she was in the drink too deep. Too young, too small to be putting down as much as she was. Talking far too loud to people who were not nearly as interested as she thought.
Kiera leaned in close to the man nearest her, a small mouse poking its head from her leathers, an amulet hanging from her neck. He could feel her breath—smell her breath.
“BUT I wasn’t scared oh no! I got right in there and disarmed the trap by the door to the tomb. There wasn’t even anything in that hole. *Psh* I can’t believe they got take out so easily. Though there was an.. odd presence.. and there was sh*t everywhere. Ah whatever. I just want that mask.”
*BUUURP* Kiera sloshed her ale over the shoulder of an orc who amusedly swatted her away. She giggled as she tottered to the next audience member, an eager looking Halfling sitting nearest the hearth.
“Let me—uh heh- let me tell you! We got out over there and settled down back at those ruins…the fog rolled in and of course, those bastards snuck right up on us. What a fool they made me,” she said as she sneered in the firelight, looking down at her drink.
“But boy did I rally! Twang—an arrow to the goblin nearest to the group, our party started to stir. The goblins had the jump on them. Smash, slash! They tried to get the team, Elish a swing and a miss, Here I am again Twang another hit! Then it was all a flurry! The biggest of them all took a slash at Elish, got her good. Then all I could think of was me! I ran to the other side of the wall--Twang-twang-twang! I killed 3 on my own, then SMASH!!! These rocks picked up off the ground and OBLITERATED this one goblin! The biggest of all started to run but I pulled my bow with all my might—a deep breath in and a slow release. Thhhhhhhhhhhhhhhk-THUD. Somewhere in the fog I got him.. the next morning there was nothing but a blood trail!”
Kiera stood tall with a knee on a bench, a triumphant pose. *HIC*
“I am going to get that Son of a---“
The young human dropped to the floor in a spray of ale and lay there until the bar keep closed the pub down and kicked her out to the street. Stumbling and muttering of a goblin, she walked to the nearest alley and disappeared into the cool, dark night.
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