The Hunt is On....

  • The Saga of Scales: Table of Contents

    4th of Second Seed:

    I received word from the master....his delivery did not arrive as scheduled in Solitude. He has dispatched me to collect his brute or at least ascertain his fate.... Time is of the essence if I am to pick up the trail but given that it seems the ship went down in the Sea of Ghosts...and given his talents.... I see no reason why Scales-of-Iron is dead. I have charted my own small vessel, quick and sleek to hopefully locate the wreckage of the Skinny Horker. Cute name....stupid nords... I wish the master would send me elsewhere, away from the bloody snows of this awful land. I will continue to log the journey, helpful with rechecking notes and clues in addition to focusing my mind. I do love to write....too bad Scales never learned to read and write.....

     

    5th of Second Seed:

     

    We arrived as fast as possible, ship wasn't hard to find. Big bloated freighter was just sitting upside down in the waters of the coast. Not exactly sure where we are....should be close to the border between Winterhold and the Pale...I can see the outline of Winterhold on the horizon, along with that massive statue of Azura....bloody dunmer, deserved that eruption. No, Scales wouldn't head that way, never did care much for city life. No I bet he will head towards something a little less civilized. My money's on the lighthouse up on the cliffs. Can see that beacon from here (though apparently the ship didn't....) and likely a good spot to check. Been a few days but might get lucky once I reach the shoreline and pick up some tracks. Not the stealthiest of quarry I have ever tracked....big guy's claws are all over the bottom of the hull. Looks like he he was walking around in circles up here and judging by the few items scattered about collected what he could from the dead passengers. Interesting assortment that, a male redguard below decks, a female altmer with a fresh manicure...likely Thalmor, and a orc male laid out on some ice nearby. Thought he might have been killed by Scales at first, but seems he drowned too. Not much else of note, all the bodies were stripped and frozen solid. Best I can figure he has a 3 day head start. Best get hunting....

     

     

    Next Entry: Nipping at the Heels....

Comments

5 Comments   |   Paws and 4 others like this.
  • Mega-Dragonborn-of-Doom (1921)
    Mega-Dragonborn-of-Doom (1921)   ·  August 13
    Ran into the latest entry here and just coming back to read the whole thing Amornar. I'm liking it, that Alternate Start is always one of my favourites but ah, more importantly, I just really like your writing style, you manage to convey a lot of thought ...  more
  • Sotek
    Sotek   ·  August 7
    Nice start to the story. 
    Who or what is ' Scales-of-Iron'?
    • Amornar
      Amornar
      Sotek
      Sotek
      Sotek
      Nice start to the story. 
      Who or what is ' Scales-of-Iron'?
        ·  August 7
      Scales is that handsome argonian pictured above. The one whom our mysterious author is hinting for "the master". ????
  • Paws
    Paws   ·  August 4
    Nice narration! Shipwrecked alternate start, stalked by a bounty hunter - and Scales of Iron is even more shrouded in mystery. I'll be follwoing this, kick me if I miss something :) And what's that about an elf with a manicure? I like the humour, reminds ...  more
    • Amornar
      Amornar
      Paws
      Paws
      Paws
      Nice narration! Shipwrecked alternate start, stalked by a bounty hunter - and Scales of Iron is even more shrouded in mystery. I'll be follwoing this, kick me if I miss something :) And what's that about an elf with a manicure? I like the humour, reminds ...  more
        ·  August 4
      Thanks Phil, we'll see how long it takes someone to figure out who the hunter is and just who the master might be...... O:)