Welcome one and all to the weekly blog hop hosted by the Weekend Writing Warriors. Participants post 8-10 sentences of their work in progress or recently released works. It’s a great opportunity to discover new writers and new stories. If you’re interested in joining the little haven from the hectic world then click on the button for a list of rules and information. Or if you just want to discover something new click on the button to see the list of this week’s participants.
I am skipping ahead a bit this week. Based on your comments from last week, your suspicions are correct, Lord Sexton is as dangerous as you expect. The conversation ends with Chris (against better judgment but a sucker for money) agreeing to future work. This week I want to introduce a new character. Zack is a young knight and the Captain of the King’s Knights of Alexanderia. Alexanderia shares its border with Lollardum. The king of Alexanderia (Allan Avalon), General Lex Stone and Zack are in Lollardum for a conference. Lollardum’s king Castellan makes radical accusations, proclaiming to the court of lords that Mages are responsible for the Cathredal fire. He blames a pocket of Mage radicals for increasing violence in the kingdom. This scene follows with the characters from Alexanderia discussing the events. (As always, edited to fit guidelines)
They sat in armchairs while the king paced in front of an unlit fireplace.
“Is it true?” Zack asked; wishing he didn’t sound like a child.
“I’m not sure.” Allan answered slowly, “the Oath doesn’t allow Mages to kill innocent lives. Killing an Innocent in cold blood is punishable by death.”
“So, these Mages risked their own lives to kill the innocent? They sound like radicals to me.”
“Zack,” Lex interjected, “these laws are engrained in every Mage, it’s unlikely they will do what Castellan proclaims.”
“Perhaps, we should look into the matter while we are here.”
“How reliable are your contacts here?” Stone asked turning to the knight.
“Mine are good. I’ll figure out what we need to know.”
There you have it, on top of everything else, Chris has a knight investigating the horrific situation. I dare to think what happens when they meet. Thanks for joining me this week and I hope you all have a great weekend.