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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 bought a finding-things-lost potion, and set out to track down a stolen magical stone–they have found a river they must ride across, one at a time, with a rope around their waist in case of daggerfish attack, and Auber is the last to cross.
UPDATE: Miscounted and published on the wrong day, fixed now, sorry!
Auber urged the big gelding into the river, Nemesis snorting and tossing his head before charging into the water with enthusiasm, making the river churn and froth as he plunged across it.
“It’s not a race!” Shan yelled, watching the fighter’s rapid and noisy progress with concern.
“What?” Auber yelled, leaning forward as the gelding surged into the deepest part of the river.
“Not a race!” Shan repeated, louder.
“Don’t be jealous of my—” Auber wobbled as something smacked into Nemesis, sending the big animal stumbling.
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NOTE: I’m having a hard time deciding on horse names, but the “the horse”s were driving me crazy, so they’re currently going to be called Nemesis, Blaze, and Sandy.
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.