Cold Fire Burns

Dumia 20th, 1217

Initiative: 16 + 1 = 17
Shadowfell Despair: 8 – 1 = 7
Effect: 2 – Apathy
Flaw: “I don’t believe I can make a difference to anyone or anything.”

al’Zand Elovar

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The weather is still cold, but it’s slowly getting warmer with Spring well on its way. The day light hours are as long as those of the night, but the nights are getting shorter. In the Wellsorrow Region, the Shadowfell despair is fading in its cycle. The people of Ashbourne and surrounding areas are feeling happier and it’s easier to shake the despair, and harder to fall under its influence. There is a half moon in the night sky tonight.

Shadowfell Despair Check: DC 9/15

I needed to chase after my things, but I couldn’t pull myself away from those eyes. The slim face that held them looked underfed and hollow. He winced as he moved away, but he never broke my gaze. 

“Are you hurt?” I reached across the distance to his cheek. My fingers brushed his skin, and it was cold to the touch. So cold it almost felt like he was burning up and I jerked my hand away prior to getting burned.

The boy slunk back into the shadows and pressed himself into a corner made by crates and the stone wall behind him. “I’m sorry.” I said softly. “I won’t hurt you.”

He let a small laugh out. I had hurt him. I’d tripped over him.

Sounds from the end of the alley could draw my attention, but I let it go as I moved slowly towards the boy I’d run into. I wished for a light, something to see in the darkness. But there was nothing safe to burn in this alley and setting the entire city on fire didn’t sound like a good idea to me.

“Are you alright?” I asked again as I slowly approached with my hand outstretched. I wanted to touch him again, but those eyes. I couldn’t get enough of them.

What should al’Zand do?

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  1. Turn his attention to the end of the alley
  2. Find out more about the boy

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1 thought on “Cold Fire Burns

  1. I’m gonna go with #2.


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