Elikon was in a compound deep inside the area called sane dune ridge. He knew that it was time to act. He looked froward to combating the marshal and to defeat him and those he represented.
The marshal and his team advanced.they were fired on by a mage who flew on a dragon.a dragon hit the team. One of the team members was fried. He was killed instently.
The marshal was not unfeeling. He was personaly affected by the loss they had already experienced. He alao knew there would be more. There was no time to mourn but later there would be. These were good people who had families. They did not hesitate to join him.they would not be forgotten. He would make sure that hapened.
The marshal was a good schot.he had to be. He stood by and took a schot. He waited. He took the schot.the dragon fell to the ground.the marshal and the pose kept going.
The mage heard the sound of the assult. He was not happy. It was time to get involved. No longer would he sit on the side lines. He would get involved. Elikon was at his heart a narcissist. He cared not for or about anyone but himself. He did not even realy give a lick about his fellow mages. He was in life for himself. He was an ardent elikonest.
He threw off his robe. He jumped off of his pedistal. He had the large wand in his hand. He headed near the marshal. He serounded durgens.he bilocated hinself. He blocked the marshal.
“Marshal bryan durgens.face to face at last. Worior to warior!champion to champion! One mans hero,one man’s villen. I have actually wanted to meet you. I dont like proxy wars. I see that they are necessary. I perfer face to face. Direct confrontation. “Elikon said.
“This area is a lawless district. This area is legally owned by the federated states of anglomer. Your bericades are in violation of the perchase agrement with red ember colition .”the marshal said.
“I did not recognize the authority of red ember, or the authority of your so called federated states. This area is free soil. Owned by no one. I am a care taker. ” he said.
“You are harboring a fugitive. A man who threatened my life. I want him to face juatice. Let me bring him back. He is entitled to a fair trial. He will have a barrister and will be judged by a jurry of common people. ” he said.
“F.s.a justice! You have no true authority. You never have. I do not recognize any government. I do not beleve in human government or laws. ” he said.
“Anarky foever?” bryan asked. ” marshal. I dont like trespasing. I personaly do not beleve in land ownership. It is antiqaited. I am a catetaker. I do not beleve i have the right to take a life but i will to care for this land. Greyhorn is under my protection. I sugest you and your ilk leave now. ” he demanded.
“I refuse. I am a child of the lord. I reject magic. I beleve in law the rule of law. I beleve in a created order. I must take a stand. I will!” durgens said. “Very well!” he said.
They all took out the wand. Durgens had no idea if the other elikons could act independent of the maine one. Could they cause him harm. Were they solid or were they nearly projections? He had no idea.
One of the elikons hit him with the wand. He dodged it. He roled around he ground.he knew he could keep this up foever.
While several bandits loyal to elikon fired with guns on the rest of the team. They held there own.
Tim had not seen action like this sense his days in the army. He had faught manny batles. Conventional and guerilla wars. He erned citation for valor. His old tactics came back to him. Unlike earlier battles he felt a connection to what he was fighting for. This was for law. This was for principles. This was for chestnut springs and this was for lizzy. He beleved that this was a battle that had to be fought. He was determined to prevail.
Choe could not beleve how much had changed in such short a time.she had been an outlaw.she had been in prison. Now she was fighting with the law. She felt good about doing this. She beleved that Elikon was wrong. She beleved action had to be taken.
Dr. Brenen had served in the army before. He had been an army doctor and had served in the infanty. He was surpised to find himself hear. He knew that he had to do this.
They fired on the bandts.right now they were bandits with guns. They were not battling mages. At least not yet. That might come. They feared it would.
Bryan durgens had no idea what being hit by a waund would feel like. He really did not want to find out. He fired on a mage. The mage was hit. He seemed unaffected by the bullet. He had no idea which one is the real elikon. Mayby it was a projection. He had no idea. He was trying to just endure.
Durgens tackled one of the mages. He went for the energy wand. He pushed it. The mage acidently burned himself. The mage vanished. He ran out of the circle.the mages vanished except for the maine one. They reorganized the bericade.
“You cant defeat me. You are are but a mere mortal! I am stronger. ” elikon said. Durgens did not beleve that. He beleved the kund of power elikon sought was illegitimate, out of bounds. He could not beleve that elikon was invincible. Ekikon was flawed. He had to have a venerability. Durgens just had to find it.
“I give you another opotunity to leave . i will gurente your safty and those who folowed you and your unenlightened views. “He said.
Durgens did not trust him. He beleved that he could bit be trusted evee. He was a lier,a ecosistical pragmatists. He must always be viwed with this in mind. He did that.
He fired on the mage. He fired again. He dodged another energy berage. He jumped over one of the mage. Choe fired. “You keep save saving my life chlo!” he told her. “You dont owe me yet. I will let you know when!” she said.
The rest of the team tried to help out choe and the Marshall. The bandits made that dificult.
“Why stop us elikon? You cant care about a petty thug?”he remarked.”the order of the mages has dwindled. Monothism has sweped the land. Magic is striking back. We wont go qietly a big fight is coming. An even bigger one.” he remarked.
He went for one of the wound. He tried to wrestle it from the mage.the orther mages tried to shield him from the marshal.the rest of the team ran interference for durgens. Durgens threw the wand into the river. It fell to the bottom.
The lead elikon threw his wand into the tower. The tower exploded. The fire spred. The team had to run for there lives. Elikon was forced to revert to one person. He ran away.
Durgens ran futher into the compound. He was going to get what he came for. He was going to aprehend greyhorn. No matter what it took.
He figured he was in the maine house. He ran towards it. He saw a mage guarding the entrence.he had a large wand.”you shall not enter!”he said.
Sudenly reverend luter went up and tore the wand form his hand. He broke it in two. The mage ran away in fear. “What are you doing hear.i never expected a minister to be hear. “He said.”this is not mearly a physical battle but a spritual one. ” i can hardly sit on the side lines on this one. I will not engage in war fare but i will not alow the mages to maintain there control of this reigion either. “Luter said.
“Thank you reverend.”he said. “Of course.”he said. “I can handle it from hear. “He said. “You sure?”he asked. “Yes it is not safe form now on!”he said.
He kept going. Greyhorn fired on him. He fired back. “Come on greyhorn! The mages have abandoned you. The f.s.a have this building surrounded. “He said.
Buz fired on the marshal. The marshal dodged the bulet. It was not as dangerous as the energy from the wand but he did not want to get schot again. He fired back.
“I am not giving up.”he said. “You dont need something as silly as this to take you down. It was a threat it is not that serious. “He said.
“The lawless dont want to be reformed. We want the chaos. We can sort out our own afairs. Figure out our own destiny. We dont need the f.s.a or your God or anything to do with you.”greyhorn said.
The marshal fired on greyhorn. Greyhorn was hit in the knee. He fell. He got up. It was mearly a flesh wound. “Give up!”he asked. “Never !i wont give up!” he said.he fired. The scooter fired on the marshal. He dodged the fire. He fired back . “stand down greyhorn! “He said.”no not going to happen!”he declared. The marshall hit the schooter.
The pose and reinforcement arived to take charge of the esate. Revetend luter and his fellow ministers tore down the magic paraphenelia. The magic set up was torn down.
“Thanks for your help!”the marshal told him. “Happy to help. Can i help more?”she said. “We will see. Lets take it one step at a time.”the marshal said.
“Why do i think i have not seen the last of elikon?”he asked. “You have not. I am sure of that. He will be angery. He will strike back. This was importent. “He told the reverend. “I will stay on my toes”the marshal said. “Good.”luter said.
At the mane part of the town the mood was fastive. They were happy that the mage was gone for now. The marshal knew he would be back. Nicky came over to him. She was holding leah. He picked the baby up.
“What if i stired up a hornet nest? What if i made things worse?”he asked. “There will always be push back. You had to take a stand. You started something. A schot heard around the outlands.”she said. “I hope so!”he said.
He walked futher into town. There was a series of claps and chears. The people of the town stood up for there town. He was concerned but he was pleased. Perhaps this was a new beginning.
Chesnut spring will return.