"Biffy!! Get your brother and
come and eat your dinner!!" Called Biffys mother.
Biffy and his brother came
running into the house to find a smell of chicken coming from the
kitchen. They also found something else there that they did not
expect. Standing in the middle of the room was a tall man. His
shining armour gleaming in the sunlight coming through the window.
The reflection of the light making patterns on the wall behind him.
"Daddy!!" They both
"And what have my sons been
doing while I have been away? Eh?" He asked
"We have been fighting
dragons, Daddy!" Said Biffy
"Well, we cant have you play
fighting dragons with nothing can we?" And with that he produced two
swords. They were made of wood, crafted by one of Vespers fine
carpenters. The boys were overjoyed, they thanked their father and
rushed outside with their new found toys, waving and parrying their
swords in the air.
"Dont be too long sons!" he
called "Your dinner is nearly ready!"
He turned to his wife and
gave her a hug. "The guild is building fine. We shall be one of the
biggest, I promise. Tomorrow I will take the boys to the guild hall.
We have a meeting about buying that castle I told you about."
"Be carefull dear, you know I
dont like you going to the hall. There are too many murderers outside
the bounderies of Vesper."
"Dont worry. I am meeting Sir
Cane before we go. There is always safety in numbers." He said
Tomorrow came all too soon.
The bright sunlight shining through the gaps in the door. Lord
Witchfinder opened the door to where his sons slept peacefully. It
was a shame to wake them. "Come on you two. We have to go! Sir Cane
will not be happy if we are late."
Within the hour Biffy and his
brother were wide awake and after eating their fill for the day
followed their father south through Vesper town center towards their
guild hall. The boys had their new swords tucked into their belts.
"When can we have some armour like yours daddy?" Asked Biffy
His father took off his helm
and placed it on his sons head. "HAHA! When you can grow into it, I
All too soon they reached the
edge of town where Sir Cane was waiting. Sir Cane spoke quietly to
Lord Witchfinder "I dont think you should have brought your sons,
Mi'Lord. There is word of a war raging not far south of here."
"I dont think we need fear
anybody. The hall is not far, and I doubt if anyone would attack
"I hope your right!!" Said
Lord Witchfinder turned and
looked at his two sons. He knelt down and looked into their faces.
"Now remember what I told you. If there is any trouble, you hide and
recall out when you have the chance. You have enough
"Yes father" They both
answered in unison.
They all started off. Out of
the protection of the town guards and followed the sea south. It
seemed like ages before they reached the hall. As they approached the
hall they heard the voices of the other guild members already
"Hehe! Its always Lord
Witchfinder who is late!!"
"Yeah! And he is the one who
lives the closest! HAHAHA!"
Sir Cane said to his mentor
"Ha! They seem in good spirit today"
"They do indeed" Said Lord
Witchfinder as he was rumaging through his back pack looking for the
"You carry too much in there.
Have you never heard of a bank?"
"Hehe! Whats a bank??" He
Lord Witchfinder found the
key. "Well, Well, Look what we have have here. Lord Witchfinder and
his merry guild." Behind them was a group of horsemen and few people
on foot. Half of them had their weapons drawn. The leader was wearing
silver plate, which showed the dried blood of whatever he has
Lord Witchfinder placed his
arms in front of his sons. "Back down, I beg of you. I have my sons
here. If it is me you want please lets do it another time. I do not
want bloodshed infront of my sons."
"Do not worry. You have my
word, I will not touch your children. But I fear I cannot let you go
now. I have hunted you for so long. You have already killed half of
my number, including our leader Dread Lord Vulture. I cannot let you
go now." He said
Lord Witchfinder gave a sly
nod to his sons, they knew what to do. He then looked at looked at
Sir Cane as he placed his hand on his scabbared. "TO ARMS!!" was the
battle cry. He and Sir Cane drew their swords and leaped for the
group. In all the confusion the two sons had hidden themselves well.
They watch their father cut down three men before the door to the
hall was flung open and the rest of the guild was pouring out.
Before they could all get
outside the hall there came a flamestrike over their oppenents heads
and exploded in a ball of fire at the entrance engulfing those that
were there. Half of them staggered back inside the hall setting light
to who else was inside and started a fire which would end up in
wrecking the inside of the hall.
The children watched in
horror as their fathers guild was being cut down where they stood. It
happened so quickly in the end their father stood together with three
other members in a circle surrounded by their oppenents. "Lord
Witchfinder now knows what it is like to lose. You look so pityfull
standing there with nothing left." Their leader said. "I think now I
shall go and see your wife and let her know how much of a better man
"You leave my wife alone!!"
He shouted and lurched for the silver plated leader. Before he could
finish the leap. He was trapped by a paralyse field.
"You puny little man!!"
Silver plate said. "You really expect to kill me? I think I will have
to kill your wife when I have finished with her."
All of a sudden the field
dissipated and he could finish his leap. The Silver plated warrior
with a swing of his sword brought it round to point to Lord
Witchfinder. With the force of his leap, the sword pierced his armour
and hit its target. "NOOOOOOOO!!!!!" Shouted Biffy!
The three other guild members
were slain within a flash of a sword. And the whole guild lay dead.
The silver plated warrior started to turn away.
"YOU BASTARD!! YOU KILLED MY
FATHER!!" Shouted Biffy
The leader stopped and
turned. Looking for where the voice had come from. He could not see
anyone. "Well, You are good at hiding are you not? Yes I killed your
father. I have made him pay for killing of my father and leader,
Dread Lord Vulture. You can tell your people you have survived
against me. I am Milenko. Fare well children."
After he had gone, the
children came out of hiding. The ran to their father, who was still
alive. Coughing blood he said "Never forget who you are! Rebuild the
guild." With that he closed his eyes and his body went limp.
"NOOOOOOOOO!!!" They both