After the incident with the water Kroth Stonegrinder was very focused on understanding the movements and actions of Agmund the Wise. Not being an expert in stealth or subtlety Kroth was almost always noticed by Agmund and often by others in the castle as well. It was after one of these events that Lord Aldolpus ordered Kroth to explain himself. Upon hearing that Agmund only needed a small amount of the river water to add to the potion that he had already put together, Lord Aldolpus thought that Kroth was tired and over-worked and just needed a little time to cool off. That afternoon when then messenger arrived from Jhirain Eindrik announcing the coast-to-coast dog sled race Lord Aldolpus knew that fate was smiling on him. The next morning Kroth and his squire Lanseril Snowmantle would be heading east to represent Havenhill in the race.
Kroth knew better than to argue with Lord Aldolpus and Kroth just hoped that his gut was wrong this time. As Kroth and Lanseril rode away from Havenhill, Kroth looked back with a quick feeling of dread. After a few miles the knot in his stomach began to loosen and Kroth almost started to believe that he had imagined everything. They followed the same trail that Kroth would be sledding on in a few days, just in the opposite direction.
At the end of the first day, Lanseril started to make camp and Kroth started to gather some firewood. Just a short way from the trail, Kroth came across three orcs that were planning on using this spot to kill travelers to the race and with some luck some of the racers themselves. Focusing his inner rage, Kroth managed to dispatch the three before they could harm Lanseril, who had managed to keep his horse between himself and the orcs on the hill.
Made for the Heroes Guild - Apprentice 3 at LCC
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