*Jealous of Ewy's story and writing*
Well written and it was nice to learn how she did lose it all, eyesight and stuff. Cleansed by fire, as they say! Salut!
I actually made this when bored at work, so the quality is nowhere near Ewy's, still, here it is!
This is a dramatisation of the Lauf kidnapping, on Sindri eyeview.
Journal Entry 8#.
It was already late at evening when I noticed Brother Theodor come up and speak with me, it had happened several times before that the brother would seek me out to talk, nothing important in particular. He had transferred here from the north after its complete fall by the forsaken horde. However I had my suspicions about him ever since he appeared, every time we talked, I felt.. can you possibly claim to feel actual killing intent? If such a skill exists, I believe I felt it from him clearly. The odd brother had also taken a great interest in Lauf, spending much time with her, considering many people consider her a pain because of her childish behaviour. I am worried that if I am right, Lauf could be in danger.
"Such disrespectful people around the infirmary these days, huh?"
I heard him say suddenly, responding with a short nod, I looked around the hall as to my duty as a protector. Soon enough after telling a few people off for their behaviour, brother Theodor descended away to the kitchen. I left him be for now, but I changed my mind when he reappeared with Lauf in tow, they were talking about going somewhere, I didn't clearly get where or even why. My ears did pick that he claimed father Iko had granted them permission, but to me it stink nothing aside from lies. With a moments hesitation I took off to lighten my gear, strip myself of most of my uniform and take less noticeable equipment, my sword and shield I kept. The two were rather easy to follow, Lauf being rather noisy in asking when they would arrive at their destination, and the mysterious brother claiming all the time to be close. Close wasn't half of it, I grew all the more concerned once we left the city walls behind us and grew all the time closer to the border of elwynn, it was a really long walk, even if the two took a path near the shoreline of Westfall. It was odd, what on Azeroth were they doing this far from the cathedral? I was lost in thought for a moment, trying to figure out his objectives for the little girl, some rather obscure possibilities coming to mind. I tried to hurry my step, but afraid the odd man would notice me I had to stay a clear distance away. It was a hard time trying to convince myself it was nothing, that this man wasn't dangerous, but something kept telling me otherwise. There was no proof of anything bad occurring however and I couldn't exactly just attack the man, and confronting him by talking would be out of the question if the man did indeed mean harm. After a while, a large tower came into my view and my fears rouse up again, I saw them both go in and tried to follow more quickly. I hurried to the door, but suddenly stopped in my tracks. I bend to pick up a small rock from the ground and threw it towards the doorway, which seems to have been a wise move. The doorway was warded with magic, and deflected the rock, hurling it far away into a wandering tornado. Noticing that if I had continued, it would have been me who flew, I decided to unward the door first before trying to save Lauf, it was now clear as day that the intentions of the man weren't good, and obviously from the start they weren't. I ran across the tower once or twice, poking at things with my sword. I had heard that some wards need a "Link" to stay functional, such as a crystal or an object that channeled the ward to stay active. For most of these, the ward had to stay outside of the actual barrier to be effective, yet exposed it to enemies, so it was hidden. There was a possibility that some other ward was used, which would mean I wouldn't be able to do a thing, since I have no magical power whatsoever. After a while of mudwrestling with a couple of badgers and trenching through the nearby landscape, I was able to cover such a warding crystal, I raised my sword and brought it down on the crystal, effectively shattering it. The ward from the door was gone and I rushed in, afraid of the things possibly occurring inside the tower. When I came in I noticed several skeletons of dragons hanging from the ceilings, becomming a bit more cautious, I sneaked up the stairs like a professional thief at least, noting the many books and liquid experiment flasks, and more skeletons. After a while of climbing the stairs and encountering no one, I came to the last floor of the tower, the uppermost peak of the giant structure. As I came up, it was not brother Theodor who greeted me, but it was someone far, far worse than that. It was Nathan, the most despicable man I had ever laid eyes on my life. Nathan Moltenheim, "Miser", pyromantic fire mage and a murderer of the worst kind. Not was this only a shock to me, but he had chained poor Lauf to a wall, and was trying to hit her! I couldn't keep my calm, I practically screamed bloody murder at him.
"Let her go you rat!"
I screamed as I ran to the villain, sword and shield raised. My emotions took control of me and I couldn't hold back. It was a stupid mistake, Miser had of course heard me and notified me of this, mocking me on revealing myself to him. I never got to him as a fireball threw me off balance, even if I was able to somehow block it with my shield. As I lay on the ground I could hear Lauf's voice, and the man keeping on mocking me. I couldn't stay there, past had teached me that if I stopped moving with this "demon", I would die. With a tighter grip on my blade and protection, I stood up and began to run at him again, this time it was three fireballs, but I was ready for them and dodged each one, ending my motion by kneel positioned uppercut with my sword, which sadly didn't land, grazed his cheek if I saw right. Getting him to close quarters was my best option, Miser wasn't physically as able as he was a fire mage, and he couldn't use his flames if I was too close, is what I believed at the time anyhow. Miser kept mocking me as I tried to land blows on him, but the bugger was quick on his feet, evading and trying to take distance. Unluckily for him, I had always been credited for my speed and agility, not for my berserker like strenght or my archmage class magic abilities, which I had none of. I sped up my pace, and suddenly landed several blows on the bastard, as his side bled and several kicks and shield bashes smacked him in the stomach and face, victorious cheer came from Lauf, and I smiled. I damned well smiled at that, seeing the murderer of my past love get pummeled, there wasn't a better sight on by lights side or in nether. At this point I had already figured it out that brother Theodor never existed, it had been Nathan all along, taking the illusionary form of brother Theodor. Sadly it seemed that Miser grew furious with each blow, and I decided to try and end it, payback had been enough. I was too late however, he unleashed a pillar of fire at me by taking a slight jump backwards, this pillar however came at me straightly from the palm of his hand, if it had hit, it would have been so that the pillars peak would've hit me in the stomach. Again, I was able to block it with my shield, but it wasn't nearly enough. My arm twisted and the shield melted as I flew back violently across the floor, ending up near the edge of the floor, almost falling down on the floor below. As I grieved in pain, Miser was attempting to stop minding me and return to torture Lauf for whatever reason he had, I took my throwing knife from my belt and threw it with a loud, hate stricken yell, I don't even remember anymore what i shouted, I just did. The knife hit the rogue pyromancers shoulder cleanly, allowing me another satisfied grin. No matter how I had grown to the cathedral, this man deserved to suffer. Miser did indeed show great signs of pain, but was still able to lodge the dagger from his shoulder. I staggered to my feet to continue fighting, my shield was gone but I wasn't going to give up or surrender just for that. Nathan walked towards me, talked, he always bloody talked, so I don't even want to remember what he said. However the fire dragon that suddenly appeared above his head, I remember. It was an odd shaped dragon made entirely out of fire. It coiled around itself in the air, until it extended towards me and spout a great cone of flames, it was one of Misers spells. I shielded the flames with my arms while backing down, feeling the intense burn of the flames, I suddenly tripped on the edge railing, and fell down. My terrified eyes saw the smirking face of Nathan as I was falling to my death, as I descended to the floor above, the last sight I saw was the figure of a man, so cold, emotionless white eyes... Was someone else there as well?
I cannot know how long I was out of it, but I remember that at one point I felt something warm, it was perhaps my rescuers, since I woke up to find myself alive in the cathedral infirmary, mostly treated of my wounds, of course still in recovery.
I later found out that I was rescued by Cedric.
( I will sort out this mess later, until then enjoy this block of text.)