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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, a fawn statue carries in a tray of refreshments, and the mage returns with the potion, advising them to take it with food.
I skipped over their eating, and the mage returning and explaining the potion starts working immediately, lasts several days, and can be taken three times before ill side effects occur.
Shan stared at the dose for a moment, then knocked it back in one gulp. Auber followed suit, and with a shrug, so did Reagan, and then Auber stood, pulled a pouch with the agreed upon price, and placed it on the counter.
Picking up the pouch, the Stonespeller poured out the coins and counted them, “Good luck.”
“Pardon?” Shan asked.
“I said good luck. It must be important, so I hope you find what you’ve lost.”
“Me, too,” Shan said, “Me, too.”
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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.