Ode to Sharon from Ping Part 1
I come from a land far away known as the "Valley of Warriors" I have trained with the best. I also have done secondary training with Rangers, I do use some of those skills that add to my training as a warrior. However my secondary training has more to do with my pet Ice which I will proudly display shortly.
I have also studied in special skills that make my blows heavy, meeting my enemies and the enemies of Ascalon up with there fate of death.
Something is wrong though I can feel it more so then the normal problems with Charr and Murssatt I know because the cold wind has started to blow I need to find out what.
I grabbed my Hammer and Helm and went to speak with Westmaster.
"Elu (that's what I am called) have you come to fight along with my troops?"
"Not today Westmaster and having been here before you can handle the evil here pretty easy"
"A shame indeed Elu your a good fighter, so why have you come last I heard you were working on taking The Ring of Fire"
Dread filled me The Ring of Fire was a deadly place filled with evil and my days of fighting there have been long "Yes I am indeed fighting there but something has shifted and I have come to ask if you have any thoughts on the matter"
"you must be speaking of the cold wind, I have felt it also I think you must go see the Guild Registrar he may hold the information you are seeking the path is harsh though"
I gave him a smile "not for Ice "
Westmaster smiled "so true you shall have no problem"
"I hope to see you again Westmaster and next time with the news The Ring of Fire is free again"
Off I went to see the Guild Registrar
Along the way Ice and I meant up with a few left over forms of evil nothing I or Ice could not handle on our own. Ice is a wolf from early days of training with the rangers. He often must die in order to protect me but thankfully I took my ranger training serious as well as my sisters and I simply resurrect him with powers of nature. Ascalon used to be such a beautiful city a place for all to come.
Not any longer as you can see. The children stay behind walls no longer running playing warrior or picking flowers. When I have some moments I let Ice run with them out here he can handle any problem unlike the lands around The Ring of Fire. But there is no time for play today. We introduce the evil to death a walk on.
"Merkin may I approach?"
"Yes Elu please state your business"
"I have felt a cold wind Merkin and Westmaster thought you may know why"
Merkin was an old grumpy man who was hung up on tradition but he also was loyal so I put up with his grand sense of self.
"Maybe you do not know because it is not for you to know"
I almost wanted to clobber him on the head but held myself "As you say Merkin, then I will travel to War Camp and see what they say there...thank you..."
"No need to rush Elu I will tell you this, Your sister Horses know the way of the cold wind"
Now I was angry "Merkin you know I have no way to get in touch with Horses let alone play these games with you now tell me!" I put my hand on my hammer grip
"Now Elu you know there is no fighting with weapons inside the city wall"
"You have to leave sometime Merkin" I smiled
He put his hands up "You win you are looking for someone named Sharon but I am afraid you will have to pass that to your sister"
"Why? and who is this Sharon I have not heard of a Sharon of any class, oh please don't tell me she is a Necromancer you know I hate those things"
"I do not have that knowledge but I tell you this you have more pressing matters The Ring Of Fire has gained strength since your absence you must report there and leave this to Horses."
I exhaled long and hard the old man was right If I did not attend to The Ring of Fire all could be lost and so far all Sharon has been is a chase of a cold wind. "I will go but I ask you get word to Horses I will leave a letter at the weaponsmith can you do that Merkin?" I said again with my hand on my hammer grip
"Yes of course for a fee" He smiled his cheaser cat smile knowing I would pay, rolling my eyes I said "I will leave 500 gold with the weaponsmith when you have had the letter sent he will give it to you , I need you to send it because of your position it will arrive"
"It will be done "
I turned and left to gather some supplies before Ice and I set out for The Ring of Fire.