Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A moment of silence

Bodush peered over the battlements at the goblin army, hefting his crossbow, taking steady aim at one of the larger Bloodmoons. His finger slowly squeezed the trigger, but suddenly felt unable to move. The opposing armies fell silent, the engines of war ceased their pounding. Out of the morning sun, the black shape of a dragon came gliding on the wind. The din of battle had stopped, the combatants stared up at the cold sky, shuddering. It was almost as if the world had grown immaterial, as if they all were ghosts, haunting a world no more real than dreams. The dragon opened its mouth and howled, its voice laden with the grief and horror they all felt in their very bones.

Then the moment passed, and the battle raged on. The dragon dove down, acid spewing from its mouth. As if in storm lurked calm and peace, the warriors fought on...

8 comments:

Mendez said...

Gary Gygax R.I.P.

Mendez said...

No sign of the 'Python' clan then.
Did Bailey kill them all?
Is that scary black Dragon going to reappear in Mount Snaefang?

TieDye said...

I hope that dragon's something to make the Elf battle that much more epic, a fitting tribute to Gygax, or (hopefully) a deus ex machina that's come to save the Elves. If that's something that we'll have to battle at Snaefang, then we're probably going to dine in Hell that night (lol, Spartaaa!)

aR!s said...

how are you gentlemen.

i do believe this is most relevant to our interests:

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(stupid comments textbox messes up the link)

Mendez said...

LOL.

Insanodag said...

The dragon was meant as a surprise

Mendez said...

It'll be a surprise if we survive it!

Mendez said...

'Black shape of a dragon'...
Not necessarily a 'Black' dragon then?