Wednesday, 30 April 2014

King Odimars captured ...

continued from the previous post ....

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Graculus was awakened by the shouting of men conducting a search.  He got his bearings - in the daylight he could see where he was - he recognised the place it was Kragerheim, he had been here a few years ago with Noggin to visit King Odimars. He moved cautiously up into a small wooded area overlooking the edge of the town..
 He edged forward and looked out from cover; surely not he thought - yes it was Nogbad and who was he with ? Graculus listened to what they were saying...

Nogbad: No sign of them up here Angstromsen
Angstromsen: Yes and no help from your useless lot; you and your men attacking to soon yesterday - the alarm was raised and the rest have got away.
 Nogbad:Well we got King Odimars
Angstromsen: The Queen and their son have got away; where could they have gone ?
 Nogbad: Maybe north to seek refuge in Nogland, probably via the pass at Snorriskar.
Angstromsen: I'll send some lightly armed men over the hills to try and intercept them ...
 Nogbad: What's that - I thought I heard something in the wood over there...
Angstromsen: Get some of the men to search it - just in case ...

Graculus slipped back deeper into the wood and out the back and took off getting into the air as quick as possible flying low to start with then up and northwards keeping an eye on the ground; after about a hour he saw a small party with some wagons heading north,
Graculus flew on till he reached the mountains of Oppland and the pass at Snorriskar. This southerly outpost of Nogland consisted of a wall across the steeply sided valley with Brodgar's tower in the middle.  He knew the commander of the garrison there and landed to tell him he may have to provide help to some refugees..
then he took off and again and started the long flight back - he had to tell Noggin what had happened to King Odimars .....

3 comments:

  1. Great story so far....I like the birds eye views.

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  2. Unfortunately, I've missed a lot of episodes ...
    but it's a very nice story and Graculus deserve a lot your narration !
    well done for the pictures too : they are great additions to the story !
    I will come back !

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  3. Exciting story well told and illustrated here- I can't wait for the next episode...

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