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    Eoghan didn't even move while the people at the tavern started leaving. His thoughs stayed around the wolfscent, but drifted to all sort of unimportant and unrelated things. He would have stayed like that, but a sudden roar accompanied by a shudder of the building woke him from his thoughts.

    "What was that?" he said to himself, quickly standing from his chair, crouching, grabbing his bow and placing an arrow on the string. He might not be the best of archers, but whatever it is that roared and shook the building, he will be prepared.

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    In spite of the feeling of foreboding, Shia was exhausted. Her new found aunt allowed her to stay in a spare room and she fell to the bed and quickly fell asleep.

    “SHIA!” It was Cavall calling to her mind, with fear laced in his thoughts

    “Cavall!!” she cried as she awoke immediately sensing the danger. She could feel and hear the animals of the forest trembling and all with only one thought; “RUN!”

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    there was a near-deafening roar and the building shook with impact. Leif had just finished putting on his armour, the brigandine he had acquired a few years before, and strapping his sallet on when he darted out of the room. Sword behind him and shoulder first, he warned everyone to action that he could. his company long since gone, he worried that he may not have much help.

    as he got to the main hall, he saw the young man with bow drawn and motioned for him to follow. there were a few people heading down the hallway from other rooms and Leif threw open the door from the tavern with a shout, readying what rune magic he could to prepare for what would come.

    "VALHALLA!!"

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    The rest of the night seemed quiet as her mother offered the room, without Zella's permission, on the house. Zella shook her head, though she was excited to meet her cousin, that her mother wasn't respecting her boundaries of her job. Sighing she let work take over her mind as she half listened to the rest of the conversations going on.

    It wasn't long until her thoughts were disturbed by the sound of something loud outside, like a roar or growl. It caused the walls to shake, and some bottles and glasses fell to the floor shattering. Her mother ran outside first, probably to go check on her children, and Sven quickly followed her to help protect her. Zella instructed everyone in the bar to calm down, as she pulled out an axe from underneath the bar, one that she kept on hand in case Sven was away and the customers got a little too rowdy for comfort and quickly followed the others towards the door.

    As the door was swung open by Leif, Zella was astounded at how bright it was despite it being late in the night. Then she realized the light was being caused by flames.

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    Izakar blew out of the door, using his shield to block the impact of the door and likely breaking it off of the simple hinges that held it in place. There were plenty of people in shock, standing or milling about in front of the tavern, seeing the ultimate destruction that a dragon could lay down. Izakar knew the feeling, but he had seen it before and now knew what must be done.

    Racing towards the edge of town, he tried to form a plan of battle. An attempt to pull the dragon away from town and fight elsewhere was a fools errand. As was fighting in a places the buildings could be dropped on him. Izakar could not find a way to make things turn out good here and found himself standing amongst the crowd, watching the gouts of fire wash over different buildings as the screams of the wounded and terrified rang out over the town.

    He finally willed himself forward. Fools errand or not, he could not do nothing and watch this town end in rubble and ash as his had. Resettling his helmet, tightening his shield, Izakar drew his blade and ran towards where the dragon had landed, hoping he could hold his footing in the rubble.

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    Leif finally saw it, the terrible creature was standing before him in a display of careless power like he had never seen. immediately he told himself there was nothing a man could do against this force of nature; it was not like any beast he had ever hunted. then he saw what the great monstrosity was doing.

    eating. eating children. to this thing, they looked like a favorite snack. and leif realised that not only was this thing powerful, it was intelligent. it knew what it was doing. it was deliberately causing pain and suffering. it went after children to see the pain on the face of mothers. it spit out half-eaten corpses like unsavory gristle and took another.

    this thing didn't eat people. it ate pain. and sorrow. and misery. leif could feel it getting stronger, and as he looked into the beast's eyes, it was laughing.

    "I AM LEIF, SON OF OLAF SHIELDBREAKER! I CHALLENGE YOU, BEAST! COME,MEET YOUR DEATH!" he charged, gathering power and fury, and hit the creature with every ounce of strength he could muster. the gleaming edge of his sword hit scaly flesh and turned. what should have been enough to take the limb off entirely simply didn't. it was like trying to cut stone, even at the leg's weakest part below the knee his blow did nothing.

    he expected a retaliation, and jumped back to prepare, but none was given. leif was being ignored. he was like a bee harrying a bear, completely unimportant.

    trying again, he dashed as fast as he could for the beast's dark heart. calling the rune thurias, directed fury, he struck the beast. if a slash did nothing, he would take advantage of a thrust to get between the scales. the dragon let out a pained roar when the blow landed, and the blade sunk to the hilt.

    "take that, niddingsvarkar! i will be your--" and leif was inside a building. unconscious. he learned later that the beast took notice of the last blow not because maplethorn had pierced flesh but because it had broken. the magic is what had hurt the creature, and for that pain, it had put leif through a wall.
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    Shia stood in awe of this huge creature that she had only heard of in stories. This creature destroyed everything in its path as if were death itself. Shia saw the two men from the tavern run fearlessly to try and battle this dragon. The men looked so small in comparison to the dragon, which shocked her because she thought men were huge. The size of the monster sent shivers of fear. She was also picking up the fear of the animals that were also running; horses, sheep, pigs and cows. Cavall was by her side and Shia took comfort in that. Witnessing the two men fight bravely empowered Shia and she set her mind to action.

    Then she heard "I AM LEIF, SON OF OLAF SHIELDBREAKER! I CHALLENGE YOU, BEAST! COME,MEET YOUR DEATH!" This was the huge man who bought her meal. She was in awe of his prowess and bravery. The other man seemed as if he were trying to lead the dragon away. Shia had a plan; if she could call the animals of the forest and have them become a decoy maybe this could help the men get the dragon away from the village. She had to try!

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    Eoghan stepped outside the tavern, but stayed close to it. "The building must be strong" he thought, as it had shook but not fallen to whatever it was that bashed it. And that whatever was pretty close.

    Scaled, dark, winged, angry, and above all, big. He had only listened to stories of these beasts, but never he thought he'd see one. Much less he thought they would be this gargantuan.

    He didn't even think when he fired the first arrow. It just flew there and was lost in the dark being, and it didn't even notice. After realizing what he was doing, Eoghan placed a second arrow on the string. This time he aimed very carefully, thinking of hitting the neck of the beast... it was moving, so the arrow hit one of it's horns and broke, leaving nothing but splinters. Again, it didn't notice. Thinking more, he remembered that many, if not all of the beast with tough hides, had one weak, though very small and hard to hit, spot, and it was the eye. This beast had bigger eyes than any of the ones Eoghan had encountered before, so maybe that shot wouldn't be impossible. He got ready to run after releasing the arrow, aimed more carefully than he had done in his whole life, and released the arrow.

    All he knew was that he had hitted the head of the beast. A hunter knows the skull is the hardest bone of all, so the dragon probably didn't even notice... but it noticed the archer. Eoghan ran as fast as he could to try and hide, but the beast sure had a better view in the dark than he did. He jumped over a low wall and started moving behind it, trying to think of a better place to shoot... after that he heard a tremendous roar and bright lights were raging over the wall.

    Eoghan tried to see what was burning, but all he could se was blaze. "It must have fired at me" he thought, "thank the gods for this wall".

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    Zella had never been in a fight with anything other than a wild animal, her brothers, or a drunk. The site of the dragon made her stop in her steps and just stare. It took her a moment to realize that standing in the middle of the street while an angry dragon ran around eating people was a bad idea, and she shook her head quickly to gather her focus. Her eyes shifted to eye level and she searched for her mom and Sven. She didn't see them.

    Zella caught glimpse at the other attackers doing minimal damage and just irritating the dragon, and she thought. Quickly she ran back inside and rummaged through the storage room until she came back with a rope. She tied the end of the rope onto a grappling hook and made her way back outside. The highest point in the city would provide the most advantage to capturing the dragon, so she turned on her heel and ran through the back village streets. She jumped over obstacles, twisted around running citizens, and kept her eyes away from any dead, burning bodies nearby, though the smell was horrendous. Eventually she made it to a set of stairs and she flung up them two steps at a time.

    At the top of the building she was in a clock tower, she tied one end of the rope to the biggest gear on the clock then went through a door that lead to further up. Taking the door she was at the top, and could see the dragon only a few yards away. Thankfully it was looking away from her, though its flicking tail did not leave much room for comfort. Standing on top of the open roof Zella began to swing the grappling hook, praying in her mind that this would work like she had hoped it would. Tossing the rope it fell and hit the side of the tower instead. Growling she pulled the rope back up before swinging to aim again. The second toss wrapped around the dragons jaws and before it could pull away she pulled the rope shut as tight as she could.

    It noticed her now. It's growl was angry as it turned to attack her with it's tail. Zella ducked inside and it the lever which made the clock wind quickly. The gears, and the rope, started wrapping further around, dragging the dragon closer to the clock tower. Zella realized she hadn't thought this through, the clock tower was going to be destroyed, "Scheiße."

    Zella ran.

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    Leif woke up dazed. he was in his shop and the smell of heated steel and charred wood reminded him there was work to be done. he gathered himself to his feet and reached for his favorite hammer. it had been so long ago that he had used it that he missed on the first reach. and the second. where was that blasted... where was the wall!? YE GODS IS THAT A FUCKING DRAGON!? that's right, we're in battle!

    Leif rushed to the apprentice station and took hold of the best, longest-handled sledge they had and left the same way he came in.

    "Blades may not cut your flesh, but my hammer will crush your bones!" he challenged, and as the dragon reared back against the tower, leif hit its claw with all his force. uruz means strength in all its forms. uruz and hagal together make unstoppable destruction, and that was all that was on leif's mind. this thing must be destroyed.

    when the hammer struck it was as if Thor himself had swung it, the claw shattered and blood rushed out. Leif cherished the tormented scream of that beast as if it were his child's first word. he thirst for more.

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