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[IC] Odam: Names of Old (dungeon crawl and tea party)
It has been many years since the reckoning of the black days... and the ages before seem as but a memory to all but the oldest and wisest. That which was lost is being slowly regained, like fields that remember their vitality in the dawn. Words thought forgotten are once again heard... as though it were a dream awakening, whispered by the land itself.
Chapter 1 - Fire
The young elf battered away another torrent of burning books. He shielded his face from the flames, in a full sweat. It had been such a fine morning, too... and yet somehow here he was, surrounded by fire with a human and a gnome, of all things. Everywhere they turned it seemed they met another wall of flames. Had anyone else made it out? They shielded their eyes and faces from the intense heat.
"Stay calm! The hallway may still be intact... it's our only chance!"
Laycirra's fingers gripped the fur of her companion tightly as they barreled through the glade. Her eyes teared from the smoke as they rushed onward toward the source of what was most certainly a large fire. But something was odd about the smell. It wasn't the scent of burning trees and brush. She had hoped that her arrival might aid the escape of a few creatures... but if her nose was leading them where she thought it might be... they would find more than just imperiled deer and birds.