Fantasy & Sci-Fi
Albinor Chronicles Chapter 22
By Marcus Pan
October 12, 004
The galley sped quickly through the small section of
Karameikos' water, cutting silently into the waters of Entropia. The only
reason Entropia held these waters was because, with help from Ierendi to the
south and their naval vessels, they patrolled it. And this vessel now passing
into Entropia's waters was, indeed, a vessel from Ierendi riding swiftly
northeast from Fort II on one of Ierendi's islands. But this vessel was not
only patrolling the still ocean of the evilly-alighned country of Entropia.
This was a much more important boat. In it was Hector Aasgard, the renowned and
infamous Duke of Death and king of Entropia. And with him rode the feared
Myrmidon John Skurge, the evil Captain of Ierendi. And also a hundred-strong
battalion of Skurge's knights. They headed for Fort Doom, King Hector Aasgard's
The voyage was easily traversed and Fort Doom was reached
within two weeks travel from Fort II of Ierendi. The vessel put in to port and
the battalion marched off, Hector and John in front. Their dark, full plate
shone in the sun, seeming to nearly swallow the light thrown upon it like a
hundred dark voids. "Hail Hector! Hail Entropia!" came the shout from the men
who witnessed the unboarding of the army. Shields were slung on the warriors'
backs and longswords on their right sides. Small knife hilts poked from oaken
scabbards on their left sides. They seemed like perfect copies, simulacrums of
each other. Such was the well-trained and well-armed army King Zeckar Ierendi
had sent over to Entropia to help in the conquest of Karameikos. A man
crouched, hidden, against a wall gaped at the sight and slipped away into the
shadows of twilight. Clad in a black cloak and soft boots so as to make no
noise, he hurried his steps almost at a run due east.
Krakatos, home of Duke Stefan Karameikos and Captain Karnack
Knight, the black-clad human man reached in over a week of quick, running
travel. Nearly exhausted to death he hobbled in to have audience with the Duke
of Karameikos. Such is the way news of Entropia's moves reach Karameikos. And
now, with direct evidence of aid from the evil country of Ierendi to the
southwest, the duke and his captain were worried.
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