Fueling his campfire, The Exiled throws a couple logs into the blaze. The day was ending, and the bright moon peeked over the horizon. It was getting late, and the Whispering Forest gets cold at night. Sitting at the fire, the powerful warrior considers what he has done today. Earlier this very afternoon, The Exiled was ambushed by a group of Tyrants, who he barely managed to defeat. Although he had won, he was left very weak. Soon, he would rest and recover – or, at least, he would’ve if it weren’t for the fact that he had just heard footsteps coming from somewhere behind him.
“Well, would you look at that,” calls out a voice, yelling in a mocking tone. “Seems I just found the Castlian Coward!”
The Exiled looked around, trying to find the source of the voice, but to no avail; the trees Whispering Forest are plentiful, making it difficult to see far. But who could this man be? Is it a bandit? No, bandits always try to run. They wouldn’t taunt him like this. Couldn’t be a bandit.
“Reveal yourself!” called out The Exiled, desperate to find the source of the voice.
The Exiled is then met with laughter. “Too afraid to even execute a criminal,” the voice calls out again, now from a different location. “What hope could you ever have at defeating me?”
Confronting The Exiled, a man with white hair suddenly steps out from the shadows, revealing himself to the mighty warrior. The Exiled immediately recognized him as Tom Silver, a powerful wizard from Summer Hold. He was neither good nor evil, instead choosing to simply be neutral.
Tom was born in Summer Hold and raised by a hard-working family. He loved to help out his family wherever he could – until he learned that he had magic, after which he quickly forgot about his work in favor of training to become a powerful wizard. He had trained for many months, learning to control his powers of ice. Additionally, Tom Silver is a distant relative of the great King David Silver, although nobody knows exactly how the two are related.
“What are you doing here, boy?” The Exiled questions, both curious and suspicious of the man at the same time. The vast majority of Castlians are too fearful to leave their great walled cities of Summer Hold and Umber Keep, so it was really quite odd for Tom to have left his home. Did Tom have business with him, or was this just a chance encounter, and nothing more?
“Oh, I’ll show you why I’m here,” Tom says sneering. He begins to approach The Exiled in a threatening and menacing fashion, making his intent very clear. “Glacial Strike!” he cries, firing an icicle-like beam straight towards The Exiled, striking the swordsman before he had a chance to react to the advance. Although he was still tired and wounded, The Exiled wouldn’t take this challenge lightly, and immediately prepares a counterattack, leaping towards Tom and slicing at him repeatedly. Most of the slices missed, but one of them cut through Tom’s arm, giving him a nasty wound and causing him to bleed. “Subzero Flurry!” Tom yells out in an immediate retaliation, throwing two chunks of ice into the air and right into The Exiled, injuring him greatly and cracking his armor yet further.
Jumping high into the air, Tom begins to weave another spell, placing it below The Exiled. “Arctic Hurricane!” Tom exclaims, as he creates an explosion by The Exiled’s boots, further wounding the warrior. Now infuriated with this wizard, The Exiled jumps into the air and prepares his signature move: Raging Storm. Unleashing a volley of slashes, The Exiled attempts to cut Tom in half; however, Tom instinctively brings up his sword and blocks some of attack, allowing him to sustain significantly less damage.
“Glacial Strike!” Tom commands, returning the favor to The Exiled by sending another beam into him, which ultimately defeats the great warrior. Although The Exiled is very powerful, Tom Silver managed to prevail today. As The Exiled collapses onto the ground, Tom steals his helmet from him, and mutters one last insult to him.
“You’re a disappointment to the Castlian culture.”
Thank you very much for reading! Please do send any feedback you have
I mostly wrote this piece to practice my fight scenes. I’m not very happy with my abilities to make them right now, so wanted to get better at it, y’know?
This story was starring my good friend @silveryue! Not sure if I’ll write stories about other people’s characters, but that could be fun-