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|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Apollux(m): 8:15pm On Aug 31|
“How did this happen? “ Khen asked as he noticed the missing item.
“It was one of the Muk-Anolis that took the relics. “ Jarrael face darken in rage. “I noticed that the largest of them was conspicuously absent towards the end of the first. It directed the other two to fight while it must have slipped out unnoticed when everyone was busy and taken the trunk. “
Meera’s lips spew out special choice curses as she got the news. “We have come too far for us to have failed now. “
“No we haven’t fail. Their tracks are still fresh, so we can go after them. “ Turning to Khen he ordered. “Get ready, we have to ride immediately. That means leaving the caravan behind. We will need speed to catch up with the Muk-Anolis. “
“Sorry Kez, I don’t think that will be possible. “ Meera said with sadness as she looked at Gamba. “He needs time to properly heal. The wounds were terminal, if not for the healing salve we applied immediately, Gamba would be dead by now. As it is now, we can’t move him at least for another few hours. “
“This is just not right. I can’t leave him here alone. “ After a while he said. “Why don’t I go ahead and you all will catch up with me later. Khen can always locate me. “
“No Kez, you know deep down that is a stupid move. You alone against three of those dangerous reptilian monsters, you don’t stand a chance. You will be slaughtered. “ Meera said coming to stand before him and throwing her arms round him. “I’m not ready to loose my brother just yet. Besides as you know, the Muk-Anolis don’t move in sunlight, so I believe they will have to hole up till it’s night before they move out. Gamba will be well and up long before then, so fret none. “
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Apollux(m): 8:19pm On Aug 31|
So what do you guys think about that? It was so obvious to notice that the leader of the mukanolis(the biggest of them} was absent from the final fight after he ordered the other two to attack.
Hope nobody was surprised?
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by JohnGainsville(m): 8:20pm On Aug 31|
One Muk-Anolis was missing during the final battle. And it was only two that ran away. So in conclusion is one of the Muk-Anolis that took the caravan. They made the plan when they were whisper hissing. Did I get it!!
Oh I was slow to answer
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by aytigidz433(m): 10:16pm On Aug 31|
Oga Apollux, you're the first Nigerian fantasy fiction writer who's work though unedited and printed that I totally enjoy. More ink to ur mind. We get unfinished business ooo. Be my mentor now . Sent u a mail from the marvel chronicles one thread
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by itsandi(m): 11:07pm On Aug 31|
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|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by cyber5(m): 6:59am On Sep 01|
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by pnet22: 8:16am On Sep 01|
good job, well done.
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by lonewolftzar25: 1:08pm On Sep 01|
apollux is this the best you can do ?. I believe you can do more than this. nice plot.
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|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by tunjilomo(m): 9:26pm On Sep 02|
Hello bro. Apollux,I salute you for the good work.
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by sleemoon(m): 9:48pm On Sep 04|
Been 4days now.. No update yet! Tired of refreshing mehn....
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by muyinet: 10:12pm On Sep 04|
Just to click refresh button.... You are tired... Consider the mental effort it takes to write the story and tell me which one is tiring.
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by sleemoon(m): 6:54am On Sep 05|
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by larride(m): 6:09pm On Sep 05|
Appolux, where are you now?
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by jupitre(m): 8:33pm On Sep 05|
Apollo apollo apollo apollo apollo apollo apollo apollo apollo......
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by meneski: 8:33am On Sep 06|
jupitre:... Show your face.
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Apollux(m): 11:25am On Sep 06|
Lol, see my face. . Hi everyone, I have just been tied down. Though I have typed a little update but not enough time to upload it. Will see if I can do anything later today.
Like I have said before, this story is already finished in my head, just time to put it into writing is the limitation. Please try and bear with me.
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Kealmin(m): 8:10pm On Sep 06|
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Kealmin(m): 8:14pm On Sep 06|
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Viruslord(m): 10:36am On Sep 07|
Apollux how far na,this is unlike U
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Apollux(m): 11:50am On Sep 07|
Yes, I was helping someone with a short intro story. I'm through with that now. I will definitely update today if nothing else ties me down
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Kanshi1(m): 12:03pm On Sep 07|
apollux try update cos you don starve us big time...do you no hw many times a day i refresh dis page for an update?
Like play like play i don dey vex with you.
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Apollux(m): 2:57pm On Sep 07|
“Something is wrong. “ Khen stood up from the tracks on the sand he had been paying attention to. “If what we have been checking out for the past three days had remained consistent then we should have over taken the Muk-Anolis long before now. “
Jarrael acceded quietly. The same thing Khen just mentioned had been bothering him for a while. They had parted company with the caravan three days a gone now. Then they had been half a day behind the fleeing Muk-Anolis. As the creatures are forced to stay hidden during the day from the sunlight, they only had to move during the night. That limited them greatly. On the other hand, Jarrael and his group have no such limitation but them having to stop, rest and feed the horses had kept the race about even. But since yesterday, all that changed. The tracks of the creatures are now all of a sudden older, they are like more than a day behind them. If Jarrael will hazard a guess seems the creatures now travel under sunlight as well as night without a stop for rest. Initially he had been hopeful of been able to overtake them before today but now it no longer seem that is possible. With the evidence of those creature’s speed, they are as fast as a horse and if what he is suspecting is true that means they will never be able to catch up with them.
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Apollux(m): 3:07pm On Sep 07|
Going a little ahead to further study more of the tracks, Khen turned and beckoned on him. “We may have another problem. See here.. “Khen pointed at some faint markings on the sand. “These tracks appear here, here and over there as are expected. But from here.. “he pointed further. “The tracks all but disappeared. “
With a curse Jarrael joined him. “But what could have caused this? The night breeze? “
“Though I’m not that versed in understanding this desert surroundings, I doubt if the breeze of the night might be strong enough to wipe out the tracks, if that had been the case we wouldn’t have been able to get any tracks from the beginning. “ Khen said with his forehead furrowed in deep thought. “Something out of the ordinary happened here last night to have cleared the tracks. “
Troubling possibility if Khen is right. Again this might point to a possible use of sorcery to fight against them. At the moment they have no defense against sorcery of any kind and their only magic user has been rendered ineffective. Jarrael looked back at the acolyte sitting down on his horse, his eyes dropping continued tears and with a look of total loss on his face. Gamba was riding close by his right while his sister was riding by the left. Gamba is back to his old self after surviving the life threatening wounds from the Lizard men.
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Apollux(m): 3:10pm On Sep 07|
Turning back to face Khen again at just the place the last of the visible tracks stopped. “Where is the possible direction the tracks are heading? “
“Their direction hadn’t changed at all. “ The Kyaki pointing in the general area of the southern part of the desert. “They are still headed south. They are on a straight course to Aram or somewhere else around that city. “
“We ride south then heading to Aram and see if we can still possibly catch up with them. “He had very little faith in what he just said. They will need to change their horses before this day is done. It’s still morning, that means another half a day full ride. Fortunately there is a way station along their route, for stop and rest. There they can barter for fresh horses and provisions. The problem is that way station is almost a full day’s ride ahead. He doubt if their mounts can survive that long.
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Apollux(m): 3:12pm On Sep 07|
The sun had already started to sink into the horizon on their right when the shadowy image appeared long in the distance. At first, Jarrael had thought he is witnessing a desert mirage, as they had been under the hot sun of the desert non stop riding and pushing the horses to their limit of endurance. They already lost one horse, the one Gamba was on. The Hokunian had taken over that of Thrace and the acolyte was made to sit on the park horse. That had slowed them down considerably but at least they were still moving.
“They are horses with some riders, some wagons with goods. “ Khen said as came to the observing point he was on.
“It looks like a small caravan owned by just one merchant. “ Jarrael put in.
“Yes Guja, but the strange thing is they are not moving. They have stopped and camped there. “
“That is not really a safe place for stopping to rest. A small caravan of that nature is always a tempting object too juicy for bandits to ignore. “
With a slight urging he moved the horse ahead at a slow trot. “Well let’s see if there is anything we can get from them. I just hope they don’t attack us as we approach them thinking us to be bandits. “
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by lord3plex(m): 4:53pm On Sep 07|
How could u guys have gotten so engrossed in the Battle to the extent that you forgot what you are fighting to guard ? Hmmm good luck finding those muk-anolis
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Tomkit(m): 9:55pm On Sep 07|
lord3plex:.... There is a situation one need to guard his live first
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Apollux(m): 11:22pm On Sep 07|
A surprise was waiting for them as they got to the caravan. Ruel is even the one that came to greet them. “Aye my friends welcome welcome. It gladden my heart that you have survived this journey thus far. “
Jarrael was too weary for the surprise to register too long. In the next instant suspicion rose up in his mind. “Wonder what you are doing this far out of Zin in this waste land. “
“Oh just looking out for my investment, my friend. “ Ruel said congenially his black Amirian gold embroidered robe flapping in the wind. “As you know I have a lot of vested interest in this. “
“Sorry to disappoint you, we successfully retrieved the items you wanted, but they were stolen while we were bringing it to you. “ Jarrael said to the merchant as he dismounted.
“That shouldn’t be a surprise as I can already see you coming to me without offering me the items. “ The merchant put in as he led the group to tether their horses offering them hay to feed the animals. “Come and tell me all about it. “
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Kanshi1(m): 11:26pm On Sep 07|
so addictive....apollux you can do more than this short post, you don't know how much we your fans thirst for your updates
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Apollux(m): 11:32pm On Sep 07|
Ruel led them to the biggest tent in the set up caravan camp. The interior of the tent brought down the blistering heat of the desert just a little. Rich thick rugs were spread on the sand floor of the tent, with some long pillows for reclining.
“So what happened? “ Ruel queried after resting a while and drinking water from a big ceramic jug.
“We were attacked after retrieving the relics and while we fend off the attacks, someone slipped away to steal the trunk the relics were kept in. “ Jarrael sipped a little water too to cool his patched throat. “We are on the trail of the thief when we met you. Though the tracks we are tracing had disappeared a while back, we already concluded they led to the city of Aram. “
“Aram? That is definitely unlikely. “ Ruel said with a questioning gaze.
“And why should it be unlikely? “
“If your supposition is true, Jarrael, then the only likely person in that city that the relics will be taken to is baron Tarikh. “
“That was my assumption as well, that is why we were headed to Aram even after we lost trace of the tracks leading us. “
“That is no longer a possibility at that moment as baron Tarikh is no longer in Aram presently. “
|Re: Memoirs Of Blood And Steel ( A Fantasy Novel) by Viruslord(m): 9:03am On Sep 08|
Well don apollux,but the updates are too short
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