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SoD: Born to Damnation - Chapter 2Chapter 2: Alliances
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Silence in the never ending cavern was shattered by the sound of grinding stone – the first cracks into a foundation elegantly and arrogantly carved from stalagmites, rounded into a massive compound that sprawled upwards. It had stood defiant at the edge of a massive chasm for so long with the proper care in the hands of slaves and their forced knowledge on all things of architecture and engineering. The eyes of the thousands of creatures that had never seen much light outside the Claw Rift – as the chasm was called – stared up. Red eyes, green eyes, brown, yellow, gray… They looked up and one by one, orc, half-drow, drow, human, elf, goblin, ogre, giant, kobold… One by one they all disappeared, all except a grayish child whose hands gripped unto the harsh walls of the chasm in stubborn determination.
His lungs betrayed him, as the boy climbed upwards. Breathing seemed a futile thing, but desperation drove him forward.
Runna's Shoe, Chapter 4: SeparationOblivious to the greater schemes of the world, the band of travellers found Silvita to be the perfect host. They were fed the most delicious vegetables and fruits, accompanied by sweet bread and a fruity red wine. Iriaga had never tasted wine before, and so after just two glasses of it she was raving drunk. Silvita solved it by knocking her out and carrying her off to bed.
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Despite being given such a warm reception, however, Xeras was eager to leave already the day after. Silvita convinced her they needed to re-supply in Mirabar, however, but even then the woman's impatience showed. She would snap at shopkeepers when they demanded she haggle and threatened the blacksmith with bodily harm if he didn't finish the new horse shoes and weapon repairs on time. Back in Silvita's house, she would pace back and forth, the creaking sound of the wooden floor having a terrible effect on the hungover sorceress. The pair snapped at each other in full after Iriaga asked her not to pace so much, and it