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[Cymmeron] The Laughter of Fate: Chapter 2

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:50 pm
by AnnoyedZebra

I stumble through an unfamiliar realm, clutching my blood soaked sword tight in one hand.
“So you have returned, favoured of the Gods”
A deep voice bellows, reverberating across the plane.
“Show yourself, so I may tear you limb from limb”
I howl back, preparing once more for a death in battle.

“You’d do well to listen to a god of warfare, traveller.”
I whirl around to face the new voice and see a mysterious woman, a hair’s breadth out of striking distance.
“Free me from this illusion, demon!”
I glare through my eye-slits at the mysterious figure. Booming laughter echoes around us.
“If you wish to trifle with beings beyond your comprehension, then come meet your fate!”
“Now now brother, let us issue our quest.”
Another voice, belonging to a wiry farmer, chimes in.
“Yes, while we have the winds of fate in our favour.”
Agrees the hooded woman.
“Very well! You, chosen of fate, will carry the black blade of Kalet-Zur into battle.”
The booming voice declares.

I try to speak and reply but find myself silent as my jaw remains set in place.
“Until you deliver unto us the crown of myth, you will be unable to stray from the path you are set upon”
The booming voice is joined by the voice of the farmer.

“Your life as a warrior of order and a servant of law is over.”
They all speak at once.

I come to my senses, wielding an jet-black sword. The forest is still, except for yelling and screaming in the distance. I throw the unfamiliar weapon down and march towards the sound of the shouts.

I find my fellow knights of the order butchering our peasant auxiliaries like animals. One turns to acknowledge my presence before noticing something and marching towards me with bloody intent.

He screams

I see unnatural smoke around my hands and then feel the weight of the dark sword once more.

I know what must be done.


Re: [Cymmeron] The Laughter of Fate: Chapter 2

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:15 am
by Food_Truk
Looks like our protagonist's got his hands on something cursed. :shock:

Re: [Cymmeron] The Laughter of Fate: Chapter 2

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:32 pm
by Archduke
This really captures the spirit of Halloween, I'm excited to see more of this and maybe even take some inspiration from it.