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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–at a river, Auber, crossing last, is attacked by a daggerfish–both rider and horse make it to safety, but Reagan wants to look at Auber’s injuries, while Auber is concerned with the horse, Nemesis.
NOTE: This will be me last snippet from Shield of Namarr for the foreseeable future, but I have a question below.
Squirming, Auber groaned, but submitted gracelessly to having two scrapes and one deeper cut across the back tended to.
“We got lucky,” Reagan said.
“That didn’t feel lucky,” Auber complained.
“It was only one fish, and sometimes they travel in pairs,” Regan flinched as Auber smacked the healer on the back of the head.
“Don’t jinx us,” Auber said, unrepentant, “We might have to cross another river.”
Reagan stared out at the plains stretching before them, feeling the tugging of the spell, an anchor through the ribcage. “I hadn’t thought of that. Great.”
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QUESTION: What gender do you think Auber, Reagan, and Shan are?
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.