The seventh episode of my fantasy series Eothain. Enjoy.
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Previously: Arathorn and his new companion Caleb continued on their adventure. They realized that they were out of supplies so they went searching for them. But instead of finding things that they could eat or drink they came across a goblin camp. They then devised a plan to see if the could steal some food from the goblins. During their attempt to steal some
food they were spotted which made them have to fight the goblins. The goblins were about to defeat them when suddenly some Elves from Eldthrain ambushed the goblin camp.
The two companion then met Cybre the leader of the Elven company that attacked the goblins. We also learned that Sir Lartose the Perstian Knight was given a special cloak
and was sent to personally Hunt down Arathorn by the Dark Lord Sarth...
Arathorn: Have we made it?
Cybre: Yes you have. Gentlemen welcome to Eldthrian forest.
Cybre: Alright we must continue on, we're not far from the Royal village we just have to pass through that gate at the edge of the forest, after that we continue on for a bit and then we reach the Royal village.
(Cybre then continued walking followed by Arathorn, Caleb and the company of Elves).
(Lartose is inspecting the ground looking for any tracks)
(He then found Arathorn's old cloak on the ground)
Lartose: What do we have here?
(Then he inspected the cloak)
Lartose: Oh I'm going to find you Elf! And theres nothing you can do about it!
(Back in Eldthrian)
Cybre: Welcome to the Royal village.
Arahtorn: Do you happen to know if a ranger named Eric and an Elf named Ridivar came here about a few days ago?
Cybre: Yes infact I'll bring you to them. Follow me.
Cybre: Here we are.
Eric: Arathorn is that you?
Arathorn: Eric you're alright!
Eric: Yeah this sling should be taken of tommorrow I don't think I need it anymore. Who's this?
Caleb: I'm Caleb a former knight of Falcadon, I've volunteered to join your cause.
Eric: Good we need more fighting men for our rebellion.
Eric: Here follow me, the both of you.
(The three then walked into a courtyard to see Ridivar, the Elven King of Eldthrain and Matha the wizard huddled around a table)
Ridivar:(Talking to the other two at the table) I should be able to get some Elves from Gatwood where I'm from here in about five days.
Matha: That seems like a reasonable amount of time.
Allren (The Elven King): Yes that is a fair amount of time. How many Elves will you send?
Ridivar: I'll probably be able to get the KIng of Gatwood to send about thirty archers.
Allren: That amount will do. I'm able to recruit about forty archers, twenty swords men, and twenty five spearmen. Thats all I can spare I sense that Persta will try to attack Eldthrain soon.
Matha: No matter that should do.
(Eric and Arathorn then walked up to the table)
Eric: Greetings gentlemen. I have brought Arathorn.
Matha: Ah Arathorn you finally made it. I am Matha the wizard. Eric has probably mentioned me.
Arathorn: Yes he has in fact we snuck through the castle Telther in search for you.
Ridivar: Nice to see you again Arathorn. Glad to see that you made it.
Matha: Arathorn may I have a word with you?
(Arathorn and Matha then left the table)
Matha: So Arathorn, Eric tells me that you've obtained a strange dagger.
Arathorn: I have sir it's right here.
(Arathorn then pulls out the his magic dagger and proceeds to give it to Matha)
Arathorn: I haven't figured out what it is yet.
Matha: Oh my. Where on Earth did you find this?
Arathorn: In a temple somewhere in a forest in Falcadon.
Matha: This is a very serious matter.
Arathorn: What is it?
Matha: This dagger is an ancient weapon, it dates back to the Great wars. I must get Allren.
Matha: My Lord Allren, could you come here I have to talk with you.
(Allren then walks over)
Allren: Yes Matha what is it?
Matha: Have a look at this.
(Arathorn then trys to give him the dagger).
Allren: Do not touch me with that horrible weapon! It is pure evil.
Matha: My Lord what do you mean?
Allren: This is the dagger of Shadow, forged for one purpose to wipe out the weilder's enemies.
Matha: Are you saying that this is the so called dagger of death.
Allren: Yes my old friend. This is the dagger that is written about in the history books. Tell me how did you come across this weapon of darkness?
Arthorn: My Lord it was I who found it.
Allren: It was you? My dear boy you must have a mighty gift, this dagger has been known to drive Elves or Men completely mad and evil if the dagger does not recognize that
they're it's master and it's used to kill someone or something.
Matha: My Lord you don't mean that...
Allren (Interupting Matha): Yes the dagger has chosen Arathorn as it's new master.
Allren (speaking to Arathorn): Keep this safe it can be very useful to the master.
Arathorn: I will sir.
Matha: Keep it close to you Arathorn however do not keep it too close. The dagger of shadow has been know to pour evil into even it's master.
Eric: Here's your bed. Get some rest you've been traveling for some time.
Arathorn: Thanks. Hey Eric, would you mind teaching me some sword fighting skills tomorrow?
Eric: Sure as long as you teach me some bow lessons and if I don't need this sling tomorrow.
Arathorn: Good night then.
(Later in the middle of the night Arathorn was still awake so he got up and went for a walk)
(He then pulled out the dagger and started to look at it it seemed to have an eerie feel to it)
(Suddenly a voice broke the silence and Arathorn quickly slipped the dagger in it's sheath)
Ellette: Beautiful isn't it?
Ellette: The moon and how it glows, I find my self admiring it every once and a while.
Arathorn: Yeah it is fairly pretty.
Ellette: I'm Ellette by the way.
Arathorn: Nice to meet you I'm Arathorn.
Ellette: I haven't seen you around here where are you from?
Arathorn: I'm from a small town in Falcadon.
Ellette: You are no man?
Arathorn: I'm an elf but I was raised by men. My uncle or the man who raised me said that my family originated in Gatwood.
(Suddenly Eric appears)
Eric: Arathorn you should get some rest you've traveled for many a day.
Arathorn: Alright I'll try to get some rest. Good night Ellette.
Ellette: Good night Arathorn of Gatwood.
(Eric and Arathorn then start to walk away)
Eric: I didn't know that you were from Gatwood.
Arathorn: Well my family is at least.
Eric: Alright I'll see you in the morning, remember to get some rest.
Arathorn: Good night Eric.
Eric: Good night.