A freshly spun story awaits you in the dungeons of Nocturne…if you dare.
We all know that there’s more than one version of any story. And, truer still, that sometimes what “actually” happened needs a tweak here and there to come closer to how said situation actually felt. (A measure that makes for better stories, I’m certain you’ll agree.)
It was with these thoughts swirling around his clever, active mind that Quindythias Darkstrider tilted his head to the side, studying his eager audience down a perfectly curved, walnut-hued nose. He blinked long, black eyelashes and sighed.
“You don’t gain the prowess that I possess without facing a great deal of darkness which, of course, I have in my extensive adventuring experience,” the elf began. “But I’m sure you already know all about that. Why else would you be here, eager for my newest, most daring tale yet?” His dark eyes flashed. “I call it ‘The Shadow’s Embrace.'”
Because of course, when shadows rise, a true hero has but one choice: To embrace the shadows within.
A short story perfect for fans of the Age of Azuria series who have read Hadvarian Heist and would like to uncover Quindythias’s account of what happened in Nocturne’s dungeons. Or what, upon reflection, probably happened, more or less.
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