Reforged - Chapter 2CHAPTER 2 - SHADOWSMore Like This
The shadows were long in the elven forest.
Wearily, Rain surveyed the fallen tree that blocked their path, a forest giant that had been struck by lightning some time ago, the once-mighty trunk scorched and split asunder. Its descent to the forest floor had left a gaping rent in the canopy. Bars of red sunlight slanted down, bright amidst the gloom.
Jaheira came forward and leaned on her staff, reaching out one hand to reverently touch the trunk. "And as one falls, so does other life begin, reaching up for the sun." She gestured at the carpet of wildflowers springing up around the trunk, the rust-coloured lichen growing on the bark. "The cycle of life continues." She tilted her head to regard their party. "Try not to disturb the new growth as you climb over."
Anomen scrambled up first and braced his feet, stretching his hand out to Aerie. Kivan helped her up from below. Together, they assisted over the nervous avariel and then Imoen, who clambered to her feet atop th