Silas grinned at Aimée's comment. "As for us being able to do this I'll say nothing is guaranteed, but I trust our skills and do believe we will pull this off
" he said with a confident tone. "As for our weapons, there will be a time when we won't have to be quiet, and you never know when you'll need a door smashed in with this kind of Operation.
" he added knowing all to well how useful a hammer could be if a door stood in their path. Silas let the others scold the dancer for making to much noise before moving to Jehan's comment "If we're lucky the old design won't be to much different than our newer kinds and we will have a nice reinforced room to barricade. If not then at least a staircase because we will have to defend the gatehouse, can't let the orcs close the gate again leaving a part of our army stuck inside.
" Silas stated, he knew this would be a tough mission with such few people, but this mission had to be a small group and it just seemed to be his luck that it was his group chosen.
After the little talk to calm the teams nerves the group entered the cave. As they walked it got darker and darker, and just before Silas stopped to light a torch it seemed as if the walls themselves began to glow. Thin streaks of blue ran up and down the walls dimly illuminating the cave. "Well this is interesting, makes a nice escape route when you don't have to have a torch lit to give off your position leaving the cave. Or in our case entering.
" Silas commented taking a moment to ponder just what was giving off the light. The trek into the cave took quite a while and after a few hours of following the path the group came into an open area. Silas had remembered this from the map, "Looks like this is where we make camp for the night. Its far enough in that the fire won't be seen from the outside but close enough to our exit where we can make it there in less than an hour. This spot was was made so a fleeing force could hide for a few days if none of their enemies had seen them enter the secret path.
" He explained not knowing if any of the others really cared, but Silas was willing to share what information he had. The cave seemed a bit creepy, being so removed from the world that it was just quiet it was almost unnatural. Silas turned to look at his team then suddenly pulled and threw one of his knives striking a dog sized spider in its head dropping just behind Sonya. "Everyone heads up we are not alone!
" Silas exclaimed looking up. And almost as in reaction to Silas the cavern almost lit up as Spiders above began to hiss and glow green
. "Why does there always have to be Giant Spiders in caves?
" Silas asked not really expecting or wanting an answer.
-=Blackstone Fortress - Old Dungeons
Selva had been thrown into the Dungeon two weeks ago after her and her battalion of Knights had returned to the Fortress from a scouting mission into the Dread Desert. The Orcs hadn't been expecting an attack from the rear and the battalion had made decent progress before being cut down. For reasons unknown at the time the Orcs had kept 8 members of the battalion alive and drug them here to the dungeon.
Since then there has been no signs of the Orcs, only men wearing black robes with a moon shaped brand on their face have come into the dark dungeon taking one prisoner at a time. Now only Selva remains in the dungeon and it is only a matter of time until the robed men return for her. Despite her immense strength she has not been able to escape due to the dungeon being made to hold all sorts of sentient life and even after so long still holding to an ancient enchantment making the bars near impregnable.
She hears footsteps coming down the hall. One of the Robed Men
approached her cell. "Hopefully you will have the information we need. For your own sake at least.
" the man said as he stopped just outside the Cell.