The Unknown Warrior: A Wolfs Journey
Razok and Torrhen looked at each-other with worry. They looked to see a light-blue room, with guards all over and blue-lit fires. Icefall would pour ‘Ice Crystals’ into the fire to keep them lit in the scones that were mounted on the walls and the chandeliers. Razok and Torrhen looked ahead to see a light-blue dragon and a white wolf, sitting in thrones.
Razok and Torrhen looked as the male black panther in black fine clothes, approached them. “Trespassers, you now stand before ‘King Arno’,” The panther introduced the light-blue dragon. “And ‘Queen Allea’ of Icefall.” The panther said, introducing the white wolf.
Arno: “You two are charged with trespassing into the kingdom. What do you have to say?” He asked in a serious tone.
Razok: “We-we came here to speak with Fangar.” He said, in a shivering tone.
Allea: “What business do you have with the Arch-Mage?” She asked, also in a serious tone.
Razok: “He wiped my memories.” He said, then the king and queen looked at each-other. “I need to remember who I am. I believe that I knew Fangar, before I lost my memories.” He said, then the yellow dragon approached.
“These were found on their horses your majesty.” The yellow dragon said, while passing Arno a set of papers. After reading, Arno approached Razok and Torrhen.
Arno: “I take it you’re ‘Razok’?” He said, while standing in-front of Razok.
Razok: “Y-yes, your majesty.” He said.
Arno: “I see that you and your friend Torrhen, are friends of Treewood, for you helped save animals from Charcoal mine.” He said as he looked at Razok. “You are also known for your heroism in Stonewall, after saving a baby dragon from a burning building.” He said, then Razok nodded. “They may trust you, but we don’t. Icefall is not very fond of strangers. And you just put yourselves, in a very difficult situation.” He said in a serious tone.
Razok: “Please, just let us go and allow us to meet with Fangar.” He said, then Arno made a grin.
Arno: “I should just have my guards throw you back in your cell.” He said, then turned. “But of you wish to speak with the Arch-Mage, you can do something for me.” He said in a more calm tone, then pointed to his left.
Razok and Torrhen noticed a large painting of Arno, Allea and a white female wolf, with various light-blue fur in a purple dress.
Arno: “If you wish to be released, you will find and rescue a snow leopard named ‘Atheno’.” He said, while turning back to them.
Torrhen: “What does a snow leopard have to do with any of th, this?” He asked.
Arno: “Atheno is the son of an old friend of mine. That young wolf in the painting is my daughter.” He said about the white-light-blue wolf. “I made a promise to Athenos father that his son would be wedded to my daughter before he died. Two weeks ago, Atheno went to deal with some bandits that took over one of our mines, but he never returned.” He explained.
Razok: “So..so you want us to find him?” He asked.
Arno then put his hand on the ice that Razok was incased in. The ice began to glow, then vanished. Razok was set free, he then hugged himself as he felt the cold. Arno then knelt down.
Arno: “Correction, I want you to find him.” He said, then Razok looked at him. “Atheno was last seen heading to ‘Frost Gold Mine’. You will go there, find Atheno and bring him back.” He explained. “I will assemble a team of my best guards to accompany you.” He said.
Razok: “What about Torrhen?” He asked about his friend.
Arno: “Your friend shall remain here as my prisoner, to ensure you follow through on your end of the bargain. And my guards will make sure you don’t escape.” He said as he sat in his throne.
Razok: “I’m not going without him.” He argued.
Arno: “Would you rather I put you back in the ice?” He asked.
Torrhen: “Just go Razok, I’ll be fine.” He said in a shivering tone as Razok looked at him, then Arno.
Arno: “Don’t worry, your friend will be kept alive.” He said. “The mines are three miles east of here.” He said to Razok. “Make sure he gets outfitted, the tundra is rather cold.” He said to his guards.
The yellow dragon then escorted Razok out of the throne room. Razok looked back to see the servants moving Torrhen near Arno. Torrhen watched as he was lifted and placed near Arnos chair.
Torrhen: “How come I’m not being sent back to my cell?” He asked.
Arno: “I’ve been meaning to re-decorate the throne room. You should make for a fine statue until your friend returns.” He said, with his fist on his cheek.
Torrhen: “You gotta be kidding me!” He said with worry.
Torrhen knew that he wasn’t going anywhere. The only way that Arno would release him form the ice, was if Razok returned with Atheno, alive and well.