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First Natiions of North America, 6 player, terminator, automatic, flat rate, chained.
“Several knights traveled through the forest on the eve of the new moon. The hags swear the princess rode in the midst of them, her hands tied together, and a scarf tied round her eyes.” Tears filled Anna’s eyes. “The hags followed them for a day and a night and know where they have hidden her. It is a small cave halfway up Dragon’s Fire Mountain.”
The Knight said, “If she is so close we can soon rescue her.”
Anna shook her head. “They have gotten aid from the Sorceress Choldrin who has placed a Spell of Protection around the cave. No one can enter or leave the cave. The hags can prepare a Potion of Unbinding to free the Princess, but …” Tears trickled down Anna’s cheeks like small streams of water in a meadow.
The ranger stepped forward and took Anna’s hands in his. “But what, fair lady? I am at your service; tell me what I must do.”
“They do not have all the items required for the spell.”
“Then we shall gather them.” He wiped away her tears with one finger. “No more tears, we shall do this for the Princess and the King.”
Anna’s lip trembled. “I fear you are her only hope. And there is not much time. The potion must be prepared on the eve of the full moon and used the following night. Everything must be gathered by then.”
The Knight stepped forward and placed one hand on the hilt of his sword. “I swear by all that is holy that we shall return here with all that is needed.”
One of the hags stepped forward. Wrinkles lined her face, coarse gray hair hung over her shoulders and dark eyes stared at him beneath sagging eyelids. A scar zig-zagged down her cheek. “Brave words, Knight, but we trust no man. We will keep Anna here as a token of your allegiance.”
The Ranger stepped forward, one hand on his sword, but the Knight swung his arm across his friend’s chest and held him back. “Then tell us what you need so we might begin our journey while it is still light.”
“An acorn from the Oak of Midgard. Seven drops of water from the Pool of Lindax. A scale from the back of a dragon. And nine strands of hair from the Goddess Amazzony.” She pointed at the door. “Go. Now. Do not return unless you complete your quest.”
With a single nod of his head at Anna, he gripped his friend’s shoulder. “We shall return before the eve of the full moon.”
Outside the hut he pressed one finger against his lips and shook his head. In silence they mounted their horses. He led the way beneath the swaying branches of towering trees. Small animals scurried beneath shrubs while birds sang overhead. A breeze scattered leaves and sunlight filtered through the trees dropping pools of golden light on the narrow trail. More than an hour passed before the Knight spoke. “Where shall we begin? The oak is the furthest away and guarded by an ogre. A terrible monster lives beside the pool. The dragon sleeps by day and flies at night, and most assuredly breathes fire. And the Goddess can weave spells of magic to ensnare any man’s heart.”
“Let us sleep this night near the crossroads and in the morning make our decision.”
“We must be wary, if the Sorceress hears of our quest she will send many creatures to stop us.”
The ranger said, “Like that one?”
When he peered over his shoulder the Knight saw a troll.