Day 13 of #mabsdrawlloweenclub is Chimera, and I made a rat with a human face. Absolutely cursed ✖ Thank you so much for taking home the beasts in tonight's restock!! They'll head out tomorrow 🖤 ...
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Art by: Zihan Chan. (https://www.artstation.com/zihan-c)
The tally of disappearances at the shores of the fabled River Koli had reached a hundred people.
The mayor of Finavar paced across his room. The soldiers stared at him through puzzled eyes, waiting for orders. But instead of orders they got curses followed by the thump of fists slamming the wooden table. “God damn it!” the major cried out, the veins of his neck bulging out. “Help me here. There are no clues. The group I sent to scout the area still hasn’t returned, and people are seemingly being lured into the river.”
One of the soldiers, whose name was Raef, raised his hand. The mayor gave him the word. “Just send us together. Even if what’s causing this is a pack of starving animals, or a group of bandits, we can combat them with ease.”
The mayor shook his head. “Haven’t you heard what I said? People are being lured into the river. That’s the only explanation. Otherwise none would even get close, but still we hear of at least a dozen people leaving their homes at night and never returning. This is, I fear, something ten times more dangerous than some animals or bandits.”
He slammed the table again, startling the idle soldiers. Then he drew a deep breath, composing himself. “Let me think this through. My temper is getting the best of me. Come back in two hours.”
The soldiers obliged, and headed to a nearby inn. Raef had other plans. He went to the armory, grabbed a shield, and an axe, and into the forest he went. In his mind, if the people were being lured at night, it meant the thing behind this mayhem had to be dormant during the day, giving him time to investigate.
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