Neil Ruzgar - Chapter 19Chapter 19: Tonsen and Volla
Neil told his friends the next day that they could train-Arma with Michael, Destral with Dian-while he looked for Amkast in Tonsen, and that Lespi could come and help him.
The six walked together towards the town, the trees getting increasingly thick, much to Destral's chagrin. It would be hard to tell if they were getting close to Tonsen, a city that rarely cut their trees for any purpose and did not have roads, so it would look as much as possible like it had all those years before.
Finally, Neil said, shaking his head, "I'll go on ahead. I can't wait another minute." "Then we'll meet you two where?" Destral asked, and Neil stopped running.
"Well how about a bookshop, since we promised the twins we would look for books on magic?" "Done."
Neil and Lespi ran off into the woods.
Dian felt a lot better with Lespi gone, and shifted her gaze from Destral to her brother to Michael.
"We'll leave Neil to h
Neil Ruzgar - Chapter 18Chapter 18: Detailing what happened soon after the Kember twins join them
The four men sat down in the Kember Twins' well-made kitchen while the fifth cooked a full meal for them, plus small boxed snacks and boxed lunches for everyone. He was attempting to pack as much of the food they had in the house for them.
As he did this, Dian packed both her own and her brother's rucksacks. They mostly needed the same thing, which seemed fitting: clean suits, pressed neckties, a brush already covered in orange hair, their alchemy tools (books, flasks, chalk, gloves, and various odds and ends all packed in two briefcases), pencils, paper, handkerchiefs, the major difference was their weapons (Dian was an archer, while Arma used a spiked mace), and Dian felt rather embarrassed with five men watching her pack her more feminine necessities.
She finished by tucking Arma's mace into its holder and leaving it out so he could carry it. She swung her bow and her quiver over her shoulder, an
Neil Ruzgar - Chapter 17Chapter 17: Twins
Destral woke up feeling like he had taken the nap of his life to see a woman standing over him, squeezing water out of a towel. "Gaah!-" He shouted, nearly falling off the bed he had been sleeping on when he saw her, but only just caught himself in time to sit up and stare eye to eye with her, and took the time to notice that she had orange hair, green eyes, and was of Sienien descent, as he could tell by the epicanthic fold in her eyes.
"You're up!" She said. "You're the first. I remember you were talking in your sleep. 'Save Neil, save Neil, I hope he's okay.' I don't know which of them was Neil, but we took all four of you in, so it shouldn't matter too much."
Destral stared at her, unsure what to say to that, slack-jawed and breathing deeply. "Uh that's very nice of you, but who are you?"
The girl sat on the cot by his legs, and he took note of what she was wearing-a men's suit that fit her surprisingly well. He felt awkward staring