A freebuild for the month of June...
Dancing with FaeriesDancing with Faeries
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This morning as I was walking through the wandering woods, I saw a blur of red. Thinking that very unusual I stopped to get a better look at it. A moment later, I was shocked to discover it was a young girl probably around the age of eleven dancing on either side of a small stream. I smiled to see her so happy even in this time of war. I stood watching for a moment when suddenly out of the water tiny faeries came out of the water. My mind reeled when I saw that faeries were dancing with her because faeries believe that to look upon them is the greatest joy. With a word, I heightened my vision and saw a faint outline around the girl with some strands leading to the fairies. After seeing this, my growing fears had been confirmed.
This girl it seemed had a very powerful aura indicating she had magic within her. The faeries were feeding off of her, draining her aura and life force to themselves. Understanding the danger she was in if the faeries continued I advanced to her. When the faeries saw me coming they dove back into the water. When the girl, saw her friends had disappeared she turned to me and said “What’s wrong with you? Why do you make my friends leave?” I saw recognition cross her face. She realized who I was and turned to flee but I caught her wrist before she vanished into the wood.
“Where are your parents?” I asked softly.
“Dead.” she said trying to escape my grasp.
“How old are you?”
“Twelvish. Are you going to punish me for doing what is forbidden by the High Lord?”
“No, I don’t think I will because…you see, I also have your gift.” I told her. She stopped her struggling and looked at me.
“Show me.” Her eyes hardened, taunting me. I released her, sure she wouldn‘t run, and started chanting. Flame appeared in my palm and I held it aloft.
“That’s weak.” She said. To show off, I threw the flame into the water where it continued burning.
“How do I know it’s real?” She asked. I picked up the fire and brought it close to her so she could feel its heat. She took a step back.
“How would you like me to teach you what I know?” I asked, tossing the fire between my hands.
She hesitated a moment then she reached out and took the fire from me weaving it between her fingers for a second before it died. She looked at me again. “Ok.”
NOTE: The faeries that I saw dancing with her were Moonwater faeries. These small humanoid creatures enjoy living in rushing streams. Having both gills and lungs allow them an amphibious life. Faeries drink the magic of a human because it gives them a pleasing feeling.
This is some of my knowledge of these mysterious creatures.
Written this day in the journal of
Lord Madadh Wolfsong
This is the scene of Lily Hearthorn, the girl, dancing with the fairies, built mainly to be a prequel to an application to the mages guild. I also wanted to practice my ground work and trees. Any suggestions and critiques are welcome.