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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. (This bit is a good several pages from the last snippets.) Three friends bought a finding-things-lost potion, which will last several days, drank it, and set out to track down a stolen magical stone–travelling under the magical guidance of the potion, they have spent the night outside the monster-repelling shield, and started again at dawn.
They found a river, glinting in the afternoon sun, and deep enough that they couldn’t see the bottom.
“We’ll look for a shallow spot,” Auber reined the gelding to ride upriver. The others followed, feeling the spell tugging away at them as they moved in the wrong direction, but a half hour’s ride away, and an hour returning didn’t prove fruitful.
“We’re still fairly far south, the river might be clear of daggerfish,” Reagan said hopefully, staring at the fast moving current.
“But what if it’s not?” Shan asked.
“We can’t waste any more time,” Auber said, “There was a shallow area a ways back, we’ll ride across there, one at a time. We’ll tie a rope to the rider, so we can pull them to safety… in case, and hope for the best.”
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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.