Cast of Characters:
Ellynn Synn, A Shapechanger (Liz)
Meryshynia Willows, Elf Ranger
On the way to Port City of Seahaven Bay the coachman warns travellers heading the direction the came of a band of Gnolls in the area.
Billy is feeling better, his mother Allison is grateful to Meryshynia. Though, the elf is riding topside with the coachman. Keeping an eye on the roads and territory. Ellynn is also on alert as well, keeping her eyes peeled on the woods beyond the road for any sign of movement or activity.
Once they break from the forest and into the fields, the coachman eases up some. They spot a farm where several horses have gathered, and spotting the colours of the road wardens. The coachman decides to stop and alert the road wardens. They just so happen to be at a farm investigating the disappearance of cattle. A farmer on the outskirts of the city, has several cows missing from his herd. He doesn’t know where they went too and figures that some other farmer has “claimed” them like before.
Maybe these two have connection?
The coach line makes it to the city just as the main gates have closed for the evening, the coach pulls into an inn in the town outside the gates The Frost Giant’s Friend Inn is open for business. The coachman tends to the horses, also seeing to arrangements for the other dead stagehand.
They get a room in the Inn, a small bunk room for coach and riders who get caught outside the city gates prior to closing for the evening. As the guests get settled for the evening, Ellynn decides to take a walk about town, to stretch her legs and have a look around some before the shops close.
Outside of a small cafe, Ellynn sees that she’s being followed by a fellow. She heads back to the inn, just before she enters the fellow attacks. With swords in hand he goes in for the kill, slashing away at her and calling her a “witch”. Ellynn is dealing with a puritan survivor whose out for blood. He strikes with fury and vengeance and his strikes are true, cutting deep into Ellynn. She breaks free and staggers into the inn.
Bleeding she falls between some tables, as her attacker runs in and wants to finish the job just as Meryshynia steps from the back room to witness the hunter approaching Ellynn as the rest of the patrons in the tavern look on in horror.
The last thing Ellynn sees before she passes out from blood loss is Meryshynia charging forward.
Ellynn awakes in her room, to see Meryshynia sitting by her bedside. Ellynn has been sleeping for a few days now. She’s been at the Frost Giant’s Friend Inn now for five full days and she feels fresh. It’s simply because Meryshynia has been tending to her wounds with herbs, plants and the like. Meryshynia tells her that her attacker will not be bothering with her again.
Though the Sheriff would like to ask a few questions as well, he’s been popping by for the past few days now inquiring about Ellynn’s health. Ellynn get’s dressed in new clothes, Meryshynia have dispatched with the other bloodied ones.
Ellynn is hungry and they go downstairs for breakfast, the innkeeper is glad to see her up and about, and see that she has recovered nicely. Ellynn eats heartily as the Sheriff enters, he sits down and asks her a few questions and she answers them stating she doesn’t know her attacker, why he would attack in the first place. She lied of course. The Sheriff satisfied with her answers tells her she’s on her merry way.
The coach had long entered the city with Billy and his mother, Meryshynia stayed behind to look after Ellynn. Ellynn is thankful for that, and the two friends head into the city.