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Shield of Namarr is a sword-and-sorcerer type fantasy WIP, set in a kingdom that suffers from magically-created, vicious creatures. Three friends have gone to a mage’s house to purchase a potion, and while the mage is cooking it, a fawn statue carries in a tray of refreshments, which makes Reagan worry about what other fierce statues may be in the house.
Auber leaned over, and lifted the cover, revealing a neat pile of fruit and cheese, and ate one of each, “Tasty.”
Regan yelped, “What if that was enchanted?”
Auber paused, pitcher in hand, then, without answering, poured water into each cup, and took a long drink from one. “We haven’t even paid yet, why would the Stonespeller harm us?”
“But— ” Reagan tried to stand, remembered the tray just in time, and slumped in the seat, defeated.
Shan took a few sips from the closest cup, cradling it and staring into the water as if it might hold something important. All that stood out on the bottom was a faint swirl from the potter’s fingers impressed into the clay, though. “How do you think…”
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Originally, Shield of Namarr was intended to be a very short snippet, but some things I wrote at the end raised some questions–which led to more story. I’m currently working on some world-building and character development so I can figure out where the story goes next.
Shan, Auber, and Reagan visit a Stonespeller, a mage who works mostly in animated stone, to buy a potion that will help them recover a lost stone, the Shield of Namarr, which powers a shield that keeps magically-created, dangerous creatures from entering the city they live in. Failure to return the Shield quickly will have deadly consequences for their friend, Jamie, whose life-force is currently powering the shield-spell.