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Dathari II: Allegiance Ch. 10Chapter 10
The first thing he could feel was how tight everything felt. His arms were stiff, and his legs felt like massive wooden logs. He shifted around, feeling the soft cushion of a bed beneath him. At least he still had feeling. Flapping his arms until he could get them to follow orders, he tried to roll over and get a view of his surroundings.
Glad to see youre awake, He heard a voice say. Turning his head, he saw Nariya smiling at him, lying in a bed next to his. We were worried about you for a while.
Alhon groaned. Where are we?
Naro. From what I gathered, Tharra and Trinas got us out of that pit.
Oh but what happened at the cave? What happened?
Ive been told its over. Youll have to ask one of them, though.
Ah that doesnt help much.
She smiled. At least youre alive.
Alhon groaned and shifted again. Barely. I feel terrible.
Dathari II: Allegiance Ch. 9Chapter 9
I hope Ive made your stay comfortable. Nariya spit on the ground at his feet. Well, he continued. Im sorry you feel like that.
He stepped back to the other end of the chamber. Anyway, the time has come. You will accompany me to the gate. I would tell you to bring the Kingstone, but, he said, smiling, you wont need to do that, will you?
Alhon stared at him past blood-encrusted eyes. I wont cooperate. I kill myself, and you would lose that which you need.
He smirked. You wouldnt dare. If you killed yourself, I would be forced to slaughter not only your friends here, but all the refugees on that pathetic island chain. And Im sure you wouldnt want that.
Nariya stared at him. You cant go through with this, Kolai. Youll destroy everything.
Its Lord Kolai, my dear maiden. And you will find that I have many secret
Dathari II: Allegiance Ch. 8Chapter 8
The gates of the city of Naro consisted of wooden doors attached by metal framed to giant stone walls. Scouts who had scaled the ladders being lifted to the walls alerted the men that all was clear. All they would need to do was burn the door and theyd be home free.
During the talks with the Ketaran delegation, King Vitaras revealed one subtle flaw in their city defenses: every external gate in the land was coated with the sap of a tree from the north. While that wood was too soft to survive as a gate itself, the sap helped to weatherproof the wood, keeping the gates solid and sturdy for hundreds of years. Unfortunately, that sap is also flammable.
A scout from the top of the wall half slid-half jumped down the ladder, and told Hothenel, There is nothing burnable within sight of the gate. The nearest home is a good twenty yards away, and it is all stone between the two. Also, I noticed many signs of life near the center of the city; it appears that this is where t
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