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After we disembarked from the boats onto the icy shore, we walked up a wide, muddy path to the town. Morgan headed straight for a local office of the Continental Freight Co.
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“Greetings, my friends!” called a dignified man from the doorway of the trading post.




“Same t’ you, mate!” Morgan called back.
“What do you want here in Drfdor?”
“We’re looking for a man, a dangerous assassin and terrorist wearing Mythronian garb. He escaped from a prison cart south o’ Worsan yesterday afternoon and nearly burnt down half the city bazaar ‘afor we could put it out. We sailed through the night to get here and tracked him to this island.”
“Through the gale last night?”
“You’ve got it,” replied Morgan, with a hint of pride in his voice.
“This man must be vitally important,” continued the postmaster, with more respect. “What do you need me to do?”
“We need transportation to a lookout somewhere where we can overlook the island. If what I’ve heard about the prison’r’s correct, he’ll need to build a large fire before he escapes, so we might be able to spot that.”
“A large fire, eh?” The postmaster thought for a moment. “Early this morning, a Mythronian gentleman came through the town. Said he was on a mapmaking expedition, he did, and asked about the old signalling towers Mythron kept up on Drfdor before Enalica took it over. I didn’t think twice ‘bout the matter, ‘cause I’d heard the Royal Council has commissioned a new map to be made, but that might’ve been the fellow you’re looking for.”
“Where is the signal tower he mentioned?” Morgan said excitedly. “We need to go there immediately, before he makes his escape to somewhere else.




“Will dogsleds work?”
“Never through this snow,” the postmaster answered. It’s far too thick, and we don’t have enogh sleds for your whole party.
“What else do you have that can go through this snow?”
“Only snowshoes or the sledge, and the horses to pull the sledge were sent south two weeks ago.”







Meanwhile, Julia was taking care of the more important matters in the town. “You mean you have a real spa here?” she asked excitedly of one of the locals.




“That we do, ma’am,” he answered proudly. “There’s so much geothermal activity up here that hot springs are all over the place. We carved out this one to make a natural soaking tub.




“We also wanted to take advantage of tourists coming here in the summer, so we have a trained masseuse, too! Only problem is, no one seems to know who trained him. Personally, I’m betting on a cave troll,” he added confidentially.




“Is there no other way to reach the signal tower than on foot?” Morgan asked incredulously.
“’Fraid so,” the postmaster answered. “Unless you can find somebody to pull the sledge.”




I wandered down the track and, looking inside an animal pen next to the trading post, gasped.
“What is it, lad?” asked Morgan




“A yeti!” I said, stunned. I had read of yetis before, but they were far more intimidating in person than I could have imagined. Behind me, the Worsan militia crowded to see the beast.


“Why in the Dark Havens do you have a yeti here?” Morgan asked accusingly of the postmaster. “Don’t you know what damage that bloody brute could do if it were to escape? For all we know it could even be able t’ think!”
“If a customer wants something, Continental Freight does its best to deliver. They may be dangerous, but these things sell for thousands in Hadran and Elpis.”




“Say,” I interrupted, as an idea emerged in my head, “why can’t we use the yeti to haul the sledge? We know it’s strong enough, and we’ll be able to get to the top faster than in anything else.”
“No,” began the postmaster, but Morgan disagreed.
“He has a point, there. Perhaps we should consider it,” he said to the postmaster. “Corporal Vasquorda! Go find a harness that’ll fit the yeti. Where do you keep this sledge of yours, postmaster?”




On the slippery roof of the trading post, the militiamen struggled to loop their harness around the yeti, while the townspeople dragged a heavy wooden sledge out of storage and down the track. I turned to the Captain.




“How are we going to control the sledge when the yeti is hitched to it?” I asked. “Perhaps we ought to have thought of that before we started preparing the yeti.”



“Don’t worry about it, lad,” replied the Captain jovially. “Here, hold this chicken leg. I was saving it for dinner, but we all must make sacrifices for the good of the country, eh?”
“What good will a chicken leg do?” I called after him.


AAAK!

Oh, I thought, as I scrambled for traction on the muddy path. I probably ought to be running faster right now.

What Happens Next?

Overhead:




The sledge:




More of the sledge:

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Hope you enjoyed!



Comments

 I like it 
  January 7, 2014
Great build, the story is very well written, too.
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  January 3, 2014
Quoting Ryan Kayton I just realized! You said that they sold well in Hadran, I guess you meant for the arena. Very, very clever, Thomas.
Glad you noticed that :)
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  January 3, 2014
I just realized! You said that they sold well in Hadran, I guess you meant for the arena. Very, very clever, Thomas.
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  December 23, 2013
The rockwork could use some, but I really like the rest of the build and the story!
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  December 15, 2013
Fantastic build and great snow!
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  December 15, 2013
Very funny!
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  December 14, 2013
Quoting Gilbert Despathens That was amusing. When Morgan pulled out his lunch, I expected the old long-stick-and-string routine, but no, you had to be different...
That was my original thought, but then I realized any stick long enough to reach over the yeti's head would be far too thin and floppy. And thus...
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  December 14, 2013
That was amusing. When Morgan pulled out his lunch, I expected the old long-stick-and-string routine, but no, you had to be different...
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  December 8, 2013
Quoting Caleb (Back from the Philippines) Oh yay! Great story, glad you gave us from detailed pictures :)
I ran out of time before Thanksgiving to post the story, and I didn't feel right adding them to be judged after the deadline. Glad you enjoyed!
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  December 8, 2013
Oh yay! Great story, glad you gave us from detailed pictures :)
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  December 4, 2013
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 I really like how you get out of the lom pack with your concept, it s very interesting to follow, it s so original, my only complain is that there is only 1 pic, I hunger for more, wich is of course a very good thing for you, xd.
Thanks! More story and pictures are forthcoming, I assure you!
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  December 4, 2013
I really like how you get out of the lom pack with your concept, it s very interesting to follow, it s so original, my only complain is that there is only 1 pic, I hunger for more, wich is of course a very good thing for you, xd.
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  November 27, 2013
Great build! Good effort for Enalica :) I don't know if I can enter this month :( Still not back from the PH!
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  November 27, 2013
Quoting Freeling ++ Why is there someone in the water....
He's in a hot tub. Again, something I was going to explain in the story... :)
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  November 27, 2013
Why is there someone in the water....
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  November 27, 2013
Cool!
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  November 27, 2013
Nice one! Like Jacob said it's a lot less violent, which is sorta nice change. Good job! ~Brick
  November 27, 2013
Nice scene! A lot less violent than a lot of other people's RC entries, which is kind of a good thing. :P
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  November 27, 2013
Quoting Halhi 141 Nice layout and building, I think the rocks could be better though.
Yes, you already told me that :P Most of my grey slopes are tied up in something else right now, though, so I didn't have as much to work with.
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  November 27, 2013
Nice layout and building, I think the rocks could be better though.
 
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