Theirs was a quest like none that had come before. Four heroes carrying little more than their wits, courage and a healthy supply of rations to carry them through a long journey through treacherous landscapes, had taken to the highways of dirt and dust that connected the whole of their country. To save their town, they had to save the kingdom. Not one among them took their charge lightly.
“These roads are growing more and more similar with each passing day, friends,” said the group’s plucky comic relief, Ezzle.
Liem chuckled each time Ezzle spoke, “you speak truth, Jester. Fret not, we are most certainly moving in the proper direction. Look up ahead, the evil magician Locadd has placed a mirage in our path to discourage our progress.” Liem pulled his sword from its scabbard and practiced slicing through the air.
Ezzle, Phree, the archer, and Watch the Witch stopped in their tracks.
Phree spoke, “I don’t believe that is a mirage, Liem.”
“Nonsense,” Liem said, continuing to swing the sword as he edged ever nearer the elephant in the road.
“Seriously, dude, that thing looks mad,” Watch the Witch warily warned the warrior.
“Liem, retreat friend. We shall find ourselves another path,” Ezzle pleaded.
“Stand back and watch, Watch,” Liem charged the elephant. The elephant charged back.
“I am mistaken, friends! Retreat!” Liem turned and ran to the safety of the dense forest surrounding the road where he found the other three already waiting.
“You know, I have a spell that can just zap us right to where we want to be. You all want to try that now?” Watch the Witch offered.
“I feel it is worth a shot now, yes,” Liem agreed.
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