(LoR) The Rise of the Wyrms: Through the Fire and Flames May 28, 2015 20:50:41 GMT -8
Post by Sir Caedric Moore on May 28, 2015 20:50:41 GMT -8
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"FIRE!!!" The Drake's Bane bellowed once more as he rolled behind the shieldwall of Valeguard knights and Dunharris men-at-arms, landing in a crouch and brandishing his longspear at the dragon.
"Fire indeed," thought Sir Caedric, ducking behind the protection of his great shield as the Garhim ballista launched another massive arrow towards their enemy with a resounding CRACK!, the great wooden arms of the war machine snapping forwards. It met its mark in the dragon's flank - or it would have, but the beast writhed and wriggled like a worm that has seen a hook, dodging this way and that, snapping at the Northmen that surrounded it and belching withering plumes of fire from its jagged maw. "This beast has no short supply of it. Many men would flee in terror at the mere sound of this creature's roar but the Drake's Bane certainly lives up to his name." Sir Ian was a few years younger than Caedric, being born when the latter was a still a squire and a ward in Hallfrost, and it was clear he hadn't seen much battle but he led his men-at-arms with a determination and a fearlessness that only a Garhim could boast.
Finding the Echowyrm had proved easy enough - it had been rampaging through the north of Orevale Hold, devouring livestock and farmers alike and burning entire villages to ash. The combined forces of the Valeguard and Dunharris' men-at-arms had peppered the beast with crowssbow fire and had blared trumpets to lure it to the ground, then harrying it with longspears, swords, and maces with coordinated attack patterns designed to distract and confuse the dragon in an attempt to prevent casualties. They had lost more than a few good men before the beast decided that the humans were too dangerous and fled, too tired and its wings too torn and tattered to fly. They pursued their quarry to the ruins of an abandoned fort at the base of steep cliffs where the dragon turned angrily on its pursuers, enraged that it could no longer fly up to wherever the entrance to its caverns was.
The Echowyrm's movements became more erratic and even more ferocious, if such can be said about a dragon, roaring and lashing its tail left and right. Caedric saw his opportunity in the form of a diversion as the dragon dodged another ballista round and he quickly climbed the piles of slag and ruin until he crested what remained of the fort's outer wall, bringing himself level with the top of the wyrm's head. With a roar as ferocious as those of the dragon, Caedric ran and leaped out into empty air, parting the flames of another outburst with his great shield, brandishing the heavy spiked ball of his morning star in a massive arc as he soared towards the Echowyrms gaping maw.
My first freebuild for May, part three of my collab with SpearralSquid, and (I may be jumping the gun a bit here but I just can't wait) my first installment in the Rise of the Wyrms collab!
See Brickninja's build for his side of the story.
Comments and criticism welcome!