A mighty crash sounded the 1st set-back of the journey so far, Belidar knew that sound, it’d been why he’d been hired by Master (gramps) Gavi after all. He concentrated on the echo, must have been a flaw in the steel bearings, the wood’d been sound for sure. Crunch, he flinched, man there went the wheel pins that was messy, not an easy fix anymore. He herd Gramps yell for him, time to earn his keep.
He’d heard that bigfello with the Hugesword whispering with the others, Wolves apparently, nothing unusual in the woods, just keep a big fire burning. Everyone knew that, maby these foreigners didn’t. Gavi would soon set them right, he always did, he’d seen everything.
The howls were closer now, and that screaming, what was that, hopefully I’d go away soon.
(A few hours later…)
Wolves attacking a caravan, that was new and scary, it’d never happened before. That bigfello with the Hugesword clove the first on that came at him clean in two. He looked so casual too, like chopping potatos for Cook Mira casual, it was frightening. Another seven of the beasts showed up then all teeth and slobber, another scream too, then they came. Huge beyond comparison all muscle and snarls.
As tall as a man and wide as cart oxen. He froze at the sight unable to move and paralysed by fear at the endless hunger in those eyes. The madness. The Pain. He was shocked into action then, the Graceful Lady started cursing, such a foul mouth. Master Gavi would have him over his knee for even a few of thoes dreadful words. He hoped he wouldn’t smack her, she gave him sweets once. The smaller beasts were dispatched with a merciless efficiency untill only the big monsters still remaind. The Little Person, a Gnome I think Guard Teddy had called it, was frozen stiff like he had been. The big fluffy weasel had pulled him to safty tho, so that was good. The New Guard had started glowing! Firing bolts of light against the beast, it really didn’t like that and stated towards him. A good thing too as Teddy had been frozen like the cursing lady trying to protect her!
With one last strike from….. it fell and just in time too I reckon.