Araken (Chapter one, rewrite)Chapter 1Araken (Chapter one, rewrite) by Jaffa6
According to ancient journals and legends, Verr and Tivar were once a single land mass, but after what modern historians have dubbed 'the Sundering', they split apart into two distinct islands; Verr, where the survivors of the Sundering gathered to rebuild their shattered societies, and Tivar, which was, for a millennia post-Sundering, populated only by flora and fauna similar to our own. Despite the apparent similarity to our own lands, the few survivors who dared to venture into Tivar brought back tales of sudden winds and storms that prevented them from exploring any more than it's outskirts, at that time, we dismissed it as fanciful tales to impress the gullible, but now we know better...
-Frode the scholar, post-sundering: Verr and Tivar
I resisted the urge to look back at my instructor, who was silently moving through the thick undergrowth and probably not even leaving a trail, as I stumbled through it, and whilst I didn't exactly cause a commotion, the animal
CVCS snippet!*They get to a wall that's 1000m high and 2m across. On either side are sunny fields of flowers* Jamison: "A wall! Foul beast, we most overcome it!" Mortles: "Or we could just go arund it..." Knight guy: "Forsooth! A queste! I will knock it down and win the fair maiden's hand!" Tortoise: "...There ARE no fair maidens here... And I seriously hope you're not talking about the 'fair maidens' of the red light district we passed a while ago..."CVCS snippet! by Jaffa6