Back among the walls

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Ralean
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Back among the walls

Post by Ralean » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:07 pm

~Ralean stood alone on the wall of the main keep, his hands resting on the rough stone as he looked out into the darkening sky. Twilight was giving way to night, and the wind was a pleasant chill as it swirled around. His eyes gazed steadily across the darkening outline of the city below. To either side of him, as a respectable distance, were the men of the guard, the new guard he had begun to train with the remnants of the Auroran Dragon Watch and the lessons taken from the Nexan Border Legion and the Dragon Knights. The beginning of this group had been small, and it was growing only slowly. Still, at all times since Giligian had left, Ralean had kept two of them with him. Not that he feared for his life, or that his own martial prowess was not enough to protect him, but it there was something to be said for keeping up appearances. And so his shadows followed, large men with fierce demeanors that likely did more to prevent issues from arising than the weapons they carried.

Here, back among the walls, the duties of nobility were laborious and boring. His only reprieve had been training with this new group of men, and the occasional foray into the wilderness with Giligian. However, with Giligian taking his leave to pursue his own tasks, Ralean found himself more bogged down in managerial busy work than enjoying himself. He even found himself missing the long days besides Verran, despite the danger and discomfort~

Asriel Kortaeza
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Re: Back among the walls

Post by Asriel Kortaeza » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:21 pm

~Asriel slipped onto the walls of the keep, moving with a quiet dancer's grace as he made his way to where Ralean leaned against the stone. The guards noticed him sooner than expected, turning with their weapons drawn, but Asriel stepped into the light, raising his hands to show that they are empty. When they nodded, he slipped past them and towards Ralean, producing a letter from his belt.

"This came for you, Duke SywftBlade. From the Queen of Aurora."~

Ralean
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Re: Back among the walls

Post by Ralean » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:28 pm

~Ralean turned to Asriel and gave a small smile as he approached, waving the guards back to their posts. He took the letter from Asriel.

"What does it say?"

He broke the seal, glancing over the writing with a raised eyebrow and nodded to himself. He walked to one of the torches on the wall, lifting the letter to the flames and letting it burn. As the flames reached his hands he dropped it onto the stone and let it burn. He turned to Asriel.

"Well, old friend, how do you feel about taking a trip?"~

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