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Frostbyte Chapter SevenNightfall had come and gone by the time Jhudora and her companions found themselves nearing the outskirts of Brightvales main harbor. The masts of several ships rose black against the night sky beyond the rows of houses and shops. They were already beginning to feel a bit more secure. While there was nothing to stop the Dark Riders from following them into town, at least here they were less likely to be taken by surprise than somewhere along a deserted road in the wild.
Do you think they might be here ahead of us? Parrot asked.
Only if they were able to find their way here, Sophie remarked. Just the same, why dont we call class to order and ask if everyone really understands the meaning of the word inconspicuous.
Balthazar chuckled softly. In case you havent noticed, I cant name a single member of this circus troupe that I would call inconspicuous. Starting with myself, I have to admit. Still, its the P
Frostbyte Chapter SixIt wasnt just any other night on Jhudoras cloud. Nat, who had been taking Jhudoras place in a very literal sense due to a morphing potion, had been kept busy enough handing out Quests. But Jeran, disguised as Jhudessa by virtue of a Baby morphing potion and a pair of cardboard Dark Faerie wings, was already getting bored and restless. Unwilling to be seen by his usual friends while he was still a Baby Lupe, he had managed to bring in a couple of his more remarkable acquaintances. And that was how Nat found herself sitting at a table in Jhudoras kitchen playing Cheat! with Judge Hog and the Tombola Man.
The Tombola Man had been ahead from the first. His laid-back personality with a poker face to die for was an overwhelming combination in this game.
My cards stink, Nat told herself, blowing away a strand of green hair that had been hanging down in front of her eyes. She had been trying to avoid mirrors lately. It always scared her to see Jhudora lookin
Frostbyte Chapter FiveNight had settled in deep and chill by the time the travelers reached the next village. This was a small, rustic place in a pleasant sense of the word, at least by Haunted Woods standards. Being this close to Brightvale, Sophie did not know it as well as she did other parts of the region. But she was vaguely familiar with the local inn.
At least we can have another comfortable night in a bed, she told her companions. I think I like traveling with a Defenders expense account. Just keep in mind that this is still the Haunted Woods. There might be more of those Dark Riders about.
And I think it best that we leave the name of Greenparrot behind, the purple Aisha added. If any name must be given, I am John Smith.
They approached the inn and were met at the door by a rather stout Moehog with a cheerful face and wearing a barkeeps apron.
Welcome to the Prancing Peophin, he declared. Im the proprietor, Barnum B
Frostbyte Chapter FourI have to admit that the prospect of spending a few days in Fyoras Palace has a certain appeal. If there had only been broadband, satellite TV and really sleek cars, it would have been a slice of heaven.
I found Fyora sitting at a small table in the garden that first morning; she was wearing a fleecy lavender warm-up suit (barefoot as always) and reading a copy of the Times. Jhudessa was wide awake, already fed and otherwise serviced. Now she was seated nearby happily stacking wooden blocks with Piksie and Viksyn while a pair of Fire Faeries in dark glasses stood over them protectively. The little Dark Faerie Lupe looked so small and innocent that it was easy to forget that she was already Level 11.
I seated myself at the small table. Apparently Queen Fyora favored borovan and blueberry muffins for breakfast. So you read the Times first thing every morning?
Of course, Fyora insisted. As the Queen of Faerieland, it is essential that I am made aware of
Frostbyte Chapter ThreeI think were not alone, Jina hissed softly.
A tall mysterious black figure stood backlit in the doorway. Or more accurately, a figure of ordinary height in a ridiculously large hat.
Jhudora crossed her arms. Come on into the light, Sophie. I know its you.
The green Ixi stepped forward into the light of their wands. Hey, I wasnt so sure it was you. Halloween isnt for another two months, Jhudora. And if youre pretending to be the Soup Faerie, you have to do something about those wings.
Im on a mission, the Dark Faerie explained. That gown might be good for dramatic effect while handing out quests, but its not very practical for mucking about in the wild. It looks like youve already had a visit from the creature that were after.
Poor ol Judy, Sophie remarked. She flipped an arcane gesture at the lamps overhead, which instantly filled no more than a quarter of the room wi
Frostbyte Chapter TwoAnother Saturday Morning at the Chez Weewoo, the Guilds own Café and Disco.
Jhudora had called a meeting specifically requesting the Guilds older and more stable members, stable of course being a relative value; there are times when the NTAG reminds me a bit of Arkham Asylum. Everyone was curious about why Queen Fyora was there as well, having arrived alone and sitting at my table along with Ariana, who was holding Jhudessa.
As soon as Nat arrived, Jhudora hurried to intercept her. I have everything ready for you in the changing room just off the dance floor. Hurry back as soon as youve taken your potion and changed your clothes. Probably not in that order, if you know what I mean.
The Dark Faerie had been talking as if they were discussing carefully-prepared plans, although this was clearly news to Nat. She looked too stunned and confused to protest, which may have been part of Jhudoras plan from the first. She disappeared through t
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