Quest for Blood- Prologue
Fog lay heavily upon the countryside; It hovered silent and white like the breath of a sleeping dragon, curling around trees and snaking over the hills. Morning sun filtered through the mist, breaking through here and there to transform puddles from the rain of the night into dawning wells of glistening gold.
All was calm and still in the land and there was no noise- save for the lonely, frantic sound of rapidly galloping hooves. Through the white mist it came, ringing through the stillness with alarming speed. It pounded over the ground and splashed through water.
Sweat glistened upon the horse's neck despite the chill of the air; its head was bent forward as it ran, sides heaving as the animal flew over the ground, a wind in the grass. In the saddle a rider was bent forward in much the same manner, keen eyes trying desperately to pierce the fog. From beneath a hood of deep blue he peered, urging his faithful mount onward, though he knew not where he was headed.
RepercussionsPirates generally do not like cold weather. Sybil certainly didn’t; she was used to the summer-baked shores of the Caribbean islands, and the endless glare of sparkling sun on blue water. She and her crew all preferred to wipe sweat from their brows rather than snow. They were far more used to wearing as little clothing as was necessary to relieve the heat, not huddling under blankets and coats. All in all Captain Marisalli found the cold miserable, yet here she was, and here was her ship, pushing through icy waters and freezing weather.Repercussions2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She stood at the helm beside O’Conner, who was steering the ship. Her raven hair was concealed beneath the fur-lined hood of the warmest cloak she owned, but still she shivered. Heavy snow was falling all about them; large, frozen flakes coming together to form a white curtain. It was worse than a thick fog in the way it obscured their surroundings. Sybil peered ahead, but the sunlight was hidden behind gloomy clouds; she could see nothing