RUNNING INTO THE DARKNESS
The Writings of Rayven – Human Warrior
9th of Riag
Only the coldness and shadow surrounds us now as we run further into the lost city of Parlainth where we chase our friend Sekra who was taken just hours before by the undead carnival that preformed in the fortified town of Haven. I have to say this strange and ancient carnival of the dead that is a gift from the undead queen Twiceborn is probably one of the strangest things I have ever seen as countless droves of undead shamble out of the ruined city where they perform a strange carnival of the dead as a gift for the land of the living, and it was at this carnival our friend Sekra got herself into trouble on the gambling tables creating a debt she could not pay and the undead horde quickly dragged her off into the lost city whilst the carnival packed away.
We could not allow our friend Sekra to die as she has already been through so much and has not only lost her adventuring group and friends who were killed in Parlainth but has only just recovered from the taint of a horror which corrupted her mind and dreams, to say the least Sekra has been through a lot and is not of sound mind seeing us launch a rescue party into one of the most horror infested ruined cities in the world, we now run alone into the darkest night just an hour before the dawn and we chase one of the biggest undead parades in the world right into the undead queens lair, perhaps we can bargain for our friends life, it’s either that or we fight.
Running for sometime following the tracks left by the large undead carnival we made good time along the darkened street of the ruined city and can only assume that the large convoy of undead had scared many of the creatures out of the area leaving our path clear. It was around the first sign of light as the sun slowly began to rise that all of that changed. I have to admit it was a strange and almost awakening experience seeing the first rays of the morning light scatter over the lost an ancient city before us and it was in that dull morning light that we came across a large fountain with two large stone statues in the middle, one female and one male statue holding each other as if dancing.