Corrigan stood there, staring blankly at Rondrey while thinking of the decision he had been presented with. Glancing toward the East as well as toward the South neither direction seemed to make this easier for him. How am i supposed to know the safest route? I do recall a camp of some sort south of here, although my mind is still a bit blurred. He then closes his eyes rubbing them to help clear his head. Without giving the issue much more thought Corrigan shouts out to his unit, “Quickly, we shall head South of here to make our escape!”
Being an experienced Commander Corrigan had hoped his knowledge would help pull them through this bump in the road. Of course not being literal, their path seemed to be clear for the most part. He hadn’t noticed anything out of the ordinary or a suitable place to set up an ambush. The only thing that concerned him was the lot he had to protect.
“So, where are you taking us?” Rondrey asks.
Corrigan shrugs, “Away from danger.”
“Of course, do you even know where you are leading us?” Rondrey asks in a harsh tone.
Just as Corrigan was about to answer one of the citizens they were escorting collapses to the ground. This takes everyone by surprise, the troops begin to scan the surrounding area frantically but nothing seems to be hostile near them, at least not to close anyway. A light fog closes in on the unit, “What’s wrong with her, Rondrey?” Corrigan asks hoping for a decent answer. “She seems to just be exhausted, perhaps one of the scouts could assist in making sure she makes it with us?” Rondrey looks at one of the men nearby and he quickly makes arrangements to carry her the rest of the way.
Their travels away from the main scourge attack is going as planned. The most dangerous thing so far has been nothing but forest critters causing the men to be paranoid by their movement. Corrigan holds his head trying to stay alert for his troops.
Suddenly out of the shadows skeletal warriors attack his unit from all directions.
“We’re under attack!” Corrigan shouts signaling his men to get into their defensive positions. The assault didn’t last long at all. These bone-made warriors were very fragile for how menacing they look. Just about a single hit could break apart their structural make up. This won’t be the last of ‘em..“Let’s keep moving, we don’t want to find more.” The citizens and soldiers began to follow their leader once more, everyone a bit shaken up by the attack made. Corrigan on the other hand seemed to not be phased by such a thing. Having had seen battle before he wasn’t there to get frightened. More skeletal soldiers seem to come from no where and attack them, defeated with hardly any effort just like the last batch.
Corrigan hears clapping not to far in the distance, “Well done my friends, well done,” a hoarse voice says in a quiet whisper.
The men lead by Corrigan station themselves around the citizens to prepare for a possibly upcoming attack. The figure who had just spoken reveals himself to the soldiers, “It’s a necromancer,” states Rondrey, “No wonder we had been getting attacked by skeletons!” The new enemy summons more soldiers and disappears within the fog. Not only were these skeletons attacking them but now..ghosts?
“For the Light!” Corrigan shouts before charging full force to lead the defense against these creatures. His attack seems to have no direct affect but they are at least holding them back. Bah how are we supposed to fend off ghosts. Rondrey casts a protective bubble around everyone, it won’t last long but shall serve it’s purpose.”Commander, we have to get out of here! These ghosts are Banshee’s, they don’t do much damage but can be very dangerous.” After speaking Rondrey’s protective bubble faded and they were vulnerable once more. Without needing to reply Corrigan knew what he had to do, get his men away from these creatures. Before he could act out any sort of plan suddenly these Banshee’s let out a sharp screech before lunging toward the center, at the citizens.
“Shit…” Corrigan mumbles as they fly right by him.
The remaining men and citizens back away from their fellow comrades when Rondrey interrupts the silence, “The Banshee are gone but they have possessed our people, defend yourselves!”
Not wanting to fail by killing the people he has vowed to protect, Corrigan as well as the others have hesitated their attacks. I have to give them an order, but which one?
YOU CONTROL THE FATE OF THE POSSESSED CITIZENS
Thank you for reading,(Updated to include links to the next parts of the story…I was lazy with that…)
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