Posts tagged “Characterization”.

January 4th 2011

The Attitude of Ingratitude

As the walls and floor of the dark fortress reverberated from the quake of the surrounding Deadlands, Gaius Sunblade shouted across the chasm at the wizard on the far side.

“The sword! Now!”

The robed figure waited momentarily, resolving his faith in his champion, before hurling the blade across. In his mind, the wizard Ustar relived the journey to this point; how he had found Gaius in a small village, matched the signs of prophecy to the circumstances of the young man’s birth. Ustar had guided him toward this final destiny. When Gaius failed to follow Ustar’s words concerning the Five Trials of the Amethyst Court, the wizard had had to go to great expense to aid his friend in teleporting to the Deadlands so that Gaius could finally face the demon Atarez in his lair, fulfilling his destiny. Ustar had lost faith in the prophecies momentarily, keeping the legendary sword hidden, intending to fight the demon instead by himself. Gaius had fought his way through the Deadlands, however, and had managed to get himself across the chasm of bubbling, gaseous lava, to the gates of Drgo Keep itself. The young man had proved that he was the hero of prophecy after all, and was now ready to confront his enemy.

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