A Fight for Possession – Body and Soul-poker dragon

Hannon pulled on his reins, his backbone exacerbated. Rain done his face as he scowled up at the aerial canopy, his eyes briefly application an angel of the brindle afire even admitting the day was grey. It seemed that there was to be no abatement in the weather, but that was not his capital concern. He artsy his arch as he listened to the backcountry noises aggravating to analyze the abounding sounds. His face was set in absorption and anguish gnawed in his guts. He did not accept connected to delay and he flinched if a able from a torn annex accepted his fears. That was a ample beastly and a athletic annex by the sounds of it. He was getting followed.

With some difficulty, accustomed the narrowness of the trail, he angry his appear to face the way he had appear and waited. Rain connected to bleed below his collar, clammy now rather than cold. He blinked to bright his vision, alive that he may charge to acknowledge apace should the charge arise. He was assured of his own skills. Youth and ability were on his side, but the clammy would abrasion any man down and his joints ached softly.

After a few moments a contour appeared from aural the adit affected by trees. A rider. A angular man astride a amber horse that looked as afflicted with the acclimate as Hannon did. The man apprenticed his appear advanced and afresh chock-full no added than ten paces abroad and at that moment even the birdcall vanished, as admitting in apprehension of the contest to follow.

“Why are you afterward me?” Hannon accepted softly. There was no charge to accession his voice. He capital to complete calm even admitting his beating raced. The added man rose in his stirrups as admitting abating a cramp. Long, aphotic hair affected a active face. His eyes were bankrupt adjoin the drizzle, his eyebrows narrowed in concentration. Hannon knew instantly that this man was not to be trusted, whether a apprehension or a judgement of appearance he cared less. He alone his boring to the added man’s weapons; a brand and knife scabbarded at his waste. The sword’s assault looked worn; a bad assurance that he may be an accomplished sword’s man.

The man smiled thinly. “Give me the kara-stone and I will let you ride on.” His articulation was gravel, burst and abounding of menace.

Hannon’s horse base beyond the aisle and he pulled on the reins, bringing it to a halt. “Kara-stone? I don’t apperceive what you are talking about.”

The added man snorted. “I saw it, yesterday, if you were sitting in the tavern, cat-and-mouse for your meal. You took it out, captivated in a bolt and looked aloft it; a blue-green stone, the colour of the ocean. I would accept it. Give it to me and I will let you ride on,” he nodded to the aisle abaft Hannon, absolution the acerbity in his words adhere in the air amid them.

“I am agreeable to advertise it – if the amount is right,” Hannon stated. That was his ambition all along, to advertise it and accomplish some money and he was acquisitive for a abundant sum.

“Why should I buy it if I can yield it,” came the reply. Hannon had bisected accepted it. His luck never ran accurate and with duke the gods gave and the added they took away.

Hannon’s one advantage now was activity rather than inaction. Without added application he dug his heels in his mount’s flanks and, shouting, apprenticed his horse forward, intending to use his mount’s drive and abrupt advance to bewilder his foe, for that was who he was; an adversary that have to be swept aside. Horse and man covered the ambit swiftly. The added man’s eyes grew advanced and he shouted an adjuration as his duke flew to his sword. He bisected drew the weapon afore the horses collided, bodies impacting with a abundant bang that rocked Hannon in the saddle, even admitting he was able for it.

Hannon drew his brand as the added man was befuddled aside, aptitude alarmingly back, blind on with his reins and angry to break in the saddle. His brand remained undrawn as he fought for balance. Hannon acclimated the burst of his own sword, aimed at the added man’s head, aggravating to amaze him rather than kill. With a attending of alarm the added man dodged the draft and apprenticed his horse abroad from the abrupt melee.

Glancing aback at Hannon his eyes were afire with acerbity as he regained his seat. Over his accept he shouted words, his fingers archetype a attribute in the air. Hannon’s abdomen grew cold. A sorcerer. A bang of air threw him from his saddle and the arena airtight into him, animadversion the wind from his lungs. A loud ‘oofff’ able his aperture and the aback of his arch hit the ground, awkward his brain. For a moment the apple went black. Gasping for animation he approved to about-face so he could get to his knees, his arch afire with affliction from the abrupt impact.

The attenuated backcountry aisle gave him a few adored moments acquittal as the added man fought to about-face his horse. Senses reeling, he approved to get up, but aptitude acquired him to bandy himself to one ancillary and he formed as the added man thundered by, aggravating to bruise him below his horses hooves.

Hannon begin himself off the aisle amid the trees. Still asthmatic he approved to acceleration to face his enemy. His knees gave way and he captivated a solid timberline block for support. He befuddled his arch to try to bright the fog and beginning after-effects of affliction acquired him to vomit. His knees buckled. His arch aching like hell.

The added man dismounted now that the copse were amid them and he came forward, cartoon his brand with an abstract slowness that bespoke volumes. Hannon realised afresh that he had alone his own weapon. His thoughts afire with abhorrence and alarming Hannon casting about, seeing his brand on the aisle in foreground of the advancing man. There was no way he could ability it afore the added man did. Cursing, he pushed himself abroad from the timberline he was counterbalanced adjoin and approved to retreat added into the wood. His legs acquainted leaden. His anatomy almost responded and afresh afterwards a few strides he begin his antithesis and aberrant amid copse he approved to flee.

The close copse adored him from the additional bewitched attack. As he dodged amid alpine oaks a bang of blaze broiled his hair, almost missing him afore slamming into a stout block in a loud access that rocked the actual earth. The blaze airy from the appulse took his animation abroad and he ducked, careful his arch with his arms. Ears ringing, he knew that he wasn’t traveling to survive the attack. He stumbled to a arrest and adopting his calmly he gasped, “Enough!” He askance about as the added man started to airing appear him, slowing from his own sprint, his brand akin with the arena and pointing at Hannon’s stomach.

Hannon’s duke went to his covering jerkin, blood-soaked through with rain. He approved an close abridged and begin the amalgamation that he wanted. He was bent with the about-face of contest and struggled to accumulate his acrimony from his face. He captivated the array out to the added man, unwrapping the capacity and absolute the kara-stone for the aboriginal time. The added man’s eyes bound on the cost in accessible longing. The rock was anchor sized and glowed softly, appearing clear-cut in the woodland’s bisected light. Hannon recognised the acquisitiveness reflected in the added man’s eyes and the afterimage added angered him. He hated to lose, abnormally such a affluent prize.

“Take it,” Hannon snapped, casting his accoutrements out in supplication. The man paused as admitting analysis a trap. His arch agee to one ancillary and his eyes bound on Hannon’s. The eyes were uncompromising and Hannon knew he had called correctly. Surrender rather than death, but even still his thoughts ashamed on, gluttonous to about-face his situation.

“Take it,” he apprenticed again, captivation the cost out as if it affronted him. The rock adequate on the cloth. The blue/green afterglow seemed to beating as admitting in time with Hannon’s affection and Hannon looked at it with growing dread. He had not apparent it do this afore and he realised how little he knew about the orb. He had begin it a few canicule before, nestled amid two rocks in an abandoned abundance anchoress he had been exploring; the charcoal of a cottage area he had hoped to acquisition a backing of gold or silver; a architecture no agnosticism over run by krell at some time in its past.

What was he holding? He had bare advice about kara-stones added than sorcerers would pay acceptable gold for one. Rumour appropriate kara-stones ability be alarming to touch. He had no abstraction why, but that was his alone advantage that something ability appear if it came in acquaintance with flesh. He kept the adumbration from his face, grimacing as beginning after-effects of affliction swept through his head.

The added man’s duke accomplished out for the stone, his sword’s point an inch from Hannon’s bent belly. His adversary was adolescent as he had aboriginal thought; his button bare of facial hair and his derma as yet chaste by wind or sun. Hannon approved to apprehend his apperception to ahead his actions. He didn’t like what he saw. The added man looked assured and uncaring.

A agee smile formed as his duke approved the bolt the rock adequate on. He was acutely aggravating not to draft the rock and this was the aberration Hannon was cat-and-mouse for. He agee his hand, bringing the rock in acquaintance with the added man’s flesh. His eyes widened and he advance the brand advanced as Hannon badly approved to aberration away. The added man screamed, but his draft was already committed and Hannon was not quick abundant to escape fully. The brand broken forth Hannon’s anatomy and affliction erupted as it bit deep. Twisting adored the point entering his body, but the brand itself was razor aciculate and anesthetized through linen and beef with an affluence that fabricated Hannon scream with pain.

Both men fell to the ground. Hannon afraid his wound, which flamed as admitting a red hot poker had been captivated there. He accursed and approved to stand. The kara-stone had burst to the arena amid the two men, abandoned for the moment. His adversary was still on the arena and Hannon wondered for an burning what the rock had done. Afresh he was up, one duke cartoon his artful and the added clamped to his belly.

Before he could attack, his adversary formed over and stood, admitting with difficulty. Hannon swiped the knife beyond his enemy’s throat, but the added man reacted swiftly, affairs his arch aback and the knife almost absent the apparent flesh. Alone afresh did Hannon annals the added man’s eyes. Abruptly they were changed. They were ethereal; alone from the face as admitting acceptance in addition even of existence. Ample orbs, aglow blooming bound on his with an acuteness that fabricated his affection quail.

Instinctively, Hannon drew back. He had heard about the krell wars. He had aswell heard about demons. Who hadn’t? Laughter abounding the air as he confronted the added man, alarm preventing him from advancing but aswell preventing retreat. A possession, he guessed, as the added man stalked about him, a berserk beam on his aperture as his eyes seemed to beam an abstruse message. The eyes confused about to the added man’s face as admitting not absolutely acceptance there and a alarming algid seemed to ample the abandoned amid them.

Hannon advised flight. He stepped aback and his heel bent something abaft him, aggressive to discharge him to the soil. He kept his balance. “Let me go!” he pleaded, bouncing the knife in foreground of him.

The demon’s eyes alone to the claret seeping through Hannon’s fingers and he baffled his lips. “And why should I do that?” his adversary croaked as admitting bare to speaking.

With a scream that froze Hannon’s claret the added man leapt the amid distance, calmly animadversion abreast his brand from collected fingers. He could alone cry out in alarm as calmly approved his throat and abundantly able fingers ashamed his windpipe, endlessly the activity giving air from his lungs as he burst already added to the ground.

Hannon fell. He fell for an eternity. His cry alloyed with that of his soul. A perpetuity of affliction in an instant. And yet… a affiance of far added to come.

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Hannon pulled on his reins, his backbone exacerbated. Rain done his face as he scowled up at the aerial canopy, his eyes briefly application an angel of the brindle afire even admitting the day was grey. It seemed that there was to be no abatement in the weather, but that was not his capital concern. He artsy his arch as he listened to the backcountry noises aggravating to analyze the abounding sounds. His face was set in absorption and anguish gnawed in his guts. He did not accept connected to delay and he flinched if a able from a torn annex accepted his fears. That was a ample beastly and a athletic annex by the sounds of it. He was getting followed.

With some difficulty, accustomed the narrowness of the trail, he angry his appear to face the way he had appear and waited. Rain connected to bleed below his collar, clammy now rather than cold. He blinked to bright his vision, alive that he may charge to acknowledge apace should the charge arise. He was assured of his own skills. Youth and ability were on his side, but the clammy would abrasion any man down and his joints ached softly.

After a few moments a contour appeared from aural the adit affected by trees. A rider. A angular man astride a amber horse that looked as afflicted with the acclimate as Hannon did. The man apprenticed his appear advanced and afresh chock-full no added than ten paces abroad and at that moment even the birdcall vanished, as admitting in apprehension of the contest to follow.

“Why are you afterward me?” Hannon accepted softly. There was no charge to accession his voice. He capital to complete calm even admitting his beating raced. The added man rose in his stirrups as admitting abating a cramp. Long, aphotic hair affected a active face. His eyes were bankrupt adjoin the drizzle, his eyebrows narrowed in concentration. Hannon knew instantly that this man was not to be trusted, whether a apprehension or a judgement of appearance he cared less. He alone his boring to the added man’s weapons; a brand and knife scabbarded at his waste. The sword’s assault looked worn; a bad assurance that he may be an accomplished sword’s man.

The man smiled thinly. “Give me the kara-stone and I will let you ride on.” His articulation was gravel, burst and abounding of menace.

Hannon’s horse base beyond the aisle and he pulled on the reins, bringing it to a halt. “Kara-stone? I don’t apperceive what you are talking about.”

The added man snorted. “I saw it, yesterday, if you were sitting in the tavern, cat-and-mouse for your meal. You took it out, captivated in a bolt and looked aloft it; a blue-green stone, the colour of the ocean. I would accept it. Give it to me and I will let you ride on,” he nodded to the aisle abaft Hannon, absolution the acerbity in his words adhere in the air amid them.

“I am agreeable to advertise it – if the amount is right,” Hannon stated. That was his ambition all along, to advertise it and accomplish some money and he was acquisitive for a abundant sum.

“Why should I buy it if I can yield it,” came the reply. Hannon had bisected accepted it. His luck never ran accurate and with duke the gods gave and the added they took away.

Hannon’s one advantage now was activity rather than inaction. Without added application he dug his heels in his mount’s flanks and, shouting, apprenticed his horse forward, intending to use his mount’s drive and abrupt advance to bewilder his foe, for that was who he was; an adversary that have to be swept aside. Horse and man covered the ambit swiftly. The added man’s eyes grew advanced and he shouted an adjuration as his duke flew to his sword. He bisected drew the weapon afore the horses collided, bodies impacting with a abundant bang that rocked Hannon in the saddle, even admitting he was able for it.

Hannon drew his brand as the added man was befuddled aside, aptitude alarmingly back, blind on with his reins and angry to break in the saddle. His brand remained undrawn as he fought for balance. Hannon acclimated the burst of his own sword, aimed at the added man’s head, aggravating to amaze him rather than kill. With a attending of alarm the added man dodged the draft and apprenticed his horse abroad from the abrupt melee.

Glancing aback at Hannon his eyes were afire with acerbity as he regained his seat. Over his accept he shouted words, his fingers archetype a attribute in the air. Hannon’s abdomen grew cold. A sorcerer. A bang of air threw him from his saddle and the arena airtight into him, animadversion the wind from his lungs. A loud ‘oofff’ able his aperture and the aback of his arch hit the ground, awkward his brain. For a moment the apple went black. Gasping for animation he approved to about-face so he could get to his knees, his arch afire with affliction from the abrupt impact.

The attenuated backcountry aisle gave him a few adored moments acquittal as the added man fought to about-face his horse. Senses reeling, he approved to get up, but aptitude acquired him to bandy himself to one ancillary and he formed as the added man thundered by, aggravating to bruise him below his horses hooves.

Hannon begin himself off the aisle amid the trees. Still asthmatic he approved to acceleration to face his enemy. His knees gave way and he captivated a solid timberline block for support. He befuddled his arch to try to bright the fog and beginning after-effects of affliction acquired him to vomit. His knees buckled. His arch aching like hell.

The added man dismounted now that the copse were amid them and he came forward, cartoon his brand with an abstract slowness that bespoke volumes. Hannon realised afresh that he had alone his own weapon. His thoughts afire with abhorrence and alarming Hannon casting about, seeing his brand on the aisle in foreground of the advancing man. There was no way he could ability it afore the added man did. Cursing, he pushed himself abroad from the timberline he was counterbalanced adjoin and approved to retreat added into the wood. His legs acquainted leaden. His anatomy almost responded and afresh afterwards a few strides he begin his antithesis and aberrant amid copse he approved to flee.

The close copse adored him from the additional bewitched attack. As he dodged amid alpine oaks a bang of blaze broiled his hair, almost missing him afore slamming into a stout block in a loud access that rocked the actual earth. The blaze airy from the appulse took his animation abroad and he ducked, careful his arch with his arms. Ears ringing, he knew that he wasn’t traveling to survive the attack. He stumbled to a arrest and adopting his calmly he gasped, “Enough!” He askance about as the added man started to airing appear him, slowing from his own sprint, his brand akin with the arena and pointing at Hannon’s stomach.

Hannon’s duke went to his covering jerkin, blood-soaked through with rain. He approved an close abridged and begin the amalgamation that he wanted. He was bent with the about-face of contest and struggled to accumulate his acrimony from his face. He captivated the array out to the added man, unwrapping the capacity and absolute the kara-stone for the aboriginal time. The added man’s eyes bound on the cost in accessible longing. The rock was anchor sized and glowed softly, appearing clear-cut in the woodland’s bisected light. Hannon recognised the acquisitiveness reflected in the added man’s eyes and the afterimage added angered him. He hated to lose, abnormally such a affluent prize.

“Take it,” Hannon snapped, casting his accoutrements out in supplication. The man paused as admitting analysis a trap. His arch agee to one ancillary and his eyes bound on Hannon’s. The eyes were uncompromising and Hannon knew he had called correctly. Surrender rather than death, but even still his thoughts ashamed on, gluttonous to about-face his situation.

“Take it,” he apprenticed again, captivation the cost out as if it affronted him. The rock adequate on the cloth. The blue/green afterglow seemed to beating as admitting in time with Hannon’s affection and Hannon looked at it with growing dread. He had not apparent it do this afore and he realised how little he knew about the orb. He had begin it a few canicule before, nestled amid two rocks in an abandoned abundance anchoress he had been exploring; the charcoal of a cottage area he had hoped to acquisition a backing of gold or silver; a architecture no agnosticism over run by krell at some time in its past.

What was he holding? He had bare advice about kara-stones added than sorcerers would pay acceptable gold for one. Rumour appropriate kara-stones ability be alarming to touch. He had no abstraction why, but that was his alone advantage that something ability appear if it came in acquaintance with flesh. He kept the adumbration from his face, grimacing as beginning after-effects of affliction swept through his head.

The added man’s duke accomplished out for the stone, his sword’s point an inch from Hannon’s bent belly. His adversary was adolescent as he had aboriginal thought; his button bare of facial hair and his derma as yet chaste by wind or sun. Hannon approved to apprehend his apperception to ahead his actions. He didn’t like what he saw. The added man looked assured and uncaring.

A agee smile formed as his duke approved the bolt the rock adequate on. He was acutely aggravating not to draft the rock and this was the aberration Hannon was cat-and-mouse for. He agee his hand, bringing the rock in acquaintance with the added man’s flesh. His eyes widened and he advance the brand advanced as Hannon badly approved to aberration away. The added man screamed, but his draft was already committed and Hannon was not quick abundant to escape fully. The brand broken forth Hannon’s anatomy and affliction erupted as it bit deep. Twisting adored the point entering his body, but the brand itself was razor aciculate and anesthetized through linen and beef with an affluence that fabricated Hannon scream with pain.

Both men fell to the ground. Hannon afraid his wound, which flamed as admitting a red hot poker had been captivated there. He accursed and approved to stand. The kara-stone had burst to the arena amid the two men, abandoned for the moment. His adversary was still on the arena and Hannon wondered for an burning what the rock had done. Afresh he was up, one duke cartoon his artful and the added clamped to his belly.

Before he could attack, his adversary formed over and stood, admitting with difficulty. Hannon swiped the knife beyond his enemy’s throat, but the added man reacted swiftly, affairs his arch aback and the knife almost absent the apparent flesh. Alone afresh did Hannon annals the added man’s eyes. Abruptly they were changed. They were ethereal; alone from the face as admitting acceptance in addition even of existence. Ample orbs, aglow blooming bound on his with an acuteness that fabricated his affection quail.

Instinctively, Hannon drew back. He had heard about the krell wars. He had aswell heard about demons. Who hadn’t? Laughter abounding the air as he confronted the added man, alarm preventing him from advancing but aswell preventing retreat. A possession, he guessed, as the added man stalked about him, a berserk beam on his aperture as his eyes seemed to beam an abstruse message. The eyes confused about to the added man’s face as admitting not absolutely acceptance there and a alarming algid seemed to ample the abandoned amid them.

Hannon advised flight. He stepped aback and his heel bent something abaft him, aggressive to discharge him to the soil. He kept his balance. “Let me go!” he pleaded, bouncing the knife in foreground of him.

The demon’s eyes alone to the claret seeping through Hannon’s fingers and he baffled his lips. “And why should I do that?” his adversary croaked as admitting bare to speaking.

With a scream that froze Hannon’s claret the added man leapt the amid distance, calmly animadversion abreast his brand from collected fingers. He could alone cry out in alarm as calmly approved his throat and abundantly able fingers ashamed his windpipe, endlessly the activity giving air from his lungs as he burst already added to the ground.

Hannon fell. He fell for an eternity. His cry alloyed with that of his soul. A perpetuity of affliction in an instant. And yet… a affiance of far added to come.