EQ: Of Light And Darkness p2Hallis stood near the top wall of the arena, torn between wanting to take a closer look, and not wanting to draw attention to himself by pushing his way through the crowd. The Knights of Truth were not generally welcome in this part of town, and moving closer might do him more harm than good. He knew there was a contact here, but he had to wait for the person to find him. It never happened any other way, even though it usually meant having to be present for more than one performance.EQ: Of Light And Darkness p2 by SunGryphon
Two bouts came and went, both with an excessive amount of blood. The current bout was no contest. He watched with horrified fascination as a hapless gladiator was torn apart by a pack of wrulan. Monsters were expensive to keep, slaves much less so. Sometimes a gladiator with no hope for survival was sent into the arena, to satisfy the bloodlust of the crowd and keep the bettors interested. Hallis closed his eyes and sent a small prayer to Marr. A gentle touch at his elbow brought his awareness back. A man
OLAD :Future: Winter InterludeOLAD :Future: Winter Interlude by SunGryphon
The sounds of battle raged behind the young girl as she was carried by her mother away from the house. The long silver strands of her mother's hair tickled her nose, and she looked around for her father. "Where's Daddy? Where's Daddy?" Suddenly her mother tripped over an exposed root and fell heavily to the ground, spilling the toddler from her grasp.
"Kilauea!" Her mother screamed, trying to get back to her feet, but it was useless. An elf with skin as dark as she and her mother's had already stepped out from the trees towards the fallen woman, sword raised.
"Run, Kilauea!" The girl struggled to her feet, but simply stood there, scared and confused.
"Where's Daddy?" she asked again, just as a man dressed in a robe stepped in front of her.
"I can be your daddy now, you disgusting, half-breed whelp," he grinned, his white teeth contrasting sharply with his blue-black skin.
"Nooooo! Run, Kilauea! Kilau-"
Kilauea opened her eyes, the nightmare shattering into forgotten p