Date added: 25.2.2015
When Torhan woke, he quickly discovered that he was tied to a tree and unable to move or wiggle free from his bonds. Across the way, two rather large individuals, resembling the ones that caught him, were engaged in conversation. They both woreMoreWhen Torhan woke, he quickly discovered that he was tied to a tree and unable to move or wiggle free from his bonds. Across the way, two rather large individuals, resembling the ones that caught him, were engaged in conversation. They both wore loincloths and leather harnesses around their upper torsos and had hefty battle-axes draped across their backs. The only difference between them was that one had hair on his chin, much like a long beard, and the other had a patch over his right eye. When they noticed he was awake, the one with the eye patch walked over.“What are you doing in our home, human?” he asked.“Just passing through.”“Passing through? No one just passes through, so where are you going?” He gazed at him intensely with his good eye.Torhan thought about lying, but he didn’t see how it would hurt telling them some of the truth. “I’m on my way to the town of Mirkin.”“What for?”“I have personal business to take care of.”The creature got angry and slapped him across the face. The scabbard, hidden beneath the ropes, glowed but not bright enough for anyone to notice.“I ASKED WHAT FOR?”“I have a family member who’s ill.”“Is that so?” the creature slapped him again, this time harder. “Your friend told us differently.”“The monk? Where is he?” Torhan demanded.“He’s safe for now,” the creature with the beard said.Torhan’s interrogator grabbed his face. “I’m going to ask you again. What’s the real reason why you’re going to Mirkin?”Torhan wasn’t sure if they really had Brother Sao or not, but he couldn’t take any chances. “I am going to Mirkin, but it’s not for an ailing family member. I need to visit their priest- he’s a friend to my family.”“Why?”“I can’t say.”“Din, convince him otherwise,” the bearded creature said.Din unhooked his ax and placed the head of the weapon underneath Torhan’s chin. Torhan swallowed hard against the cold steel.The bearded creature came closer. “Now, human, tell me what business you have with the priest or Din might slip and end your life.” His voice was calm yet, by his temperament, Torhan could tell he was growing impatient.Torhan was left with only two choices. Tell them about Grappin’s charge or what Brother Pien wanted him to do. He wasn’t sure which story, if any, would save his life, so he decided to leave the monk out of it. “Alright, I’ll tell you. A Demons Quest The Beginning Of The End Volume 2 by Charles Carfagno Jr.