Joined: 22 Nov 2003
|Posted: Sat May 15, 2004 8:23 am Post subject: And it continues
|Under the proper care and blessings Nigella grew quickly. It seemed to almost happen overnight. Perrir's duties had lightened since the dicovery of Luclin and all the High Priests there. Which suited him just fine, as he had more time to devote to little Nigella.
"Pappa" Nigella spoke quietly from his studyroom doorway
"Where do babies come from?"
Perrir stopped, searching the ceiling for a good answer and then spoke slowly
"Well, babies come when a Mommy and Daddy want to have one" he said.
Nigella was quite, apparently deep in thought. Perrir though he knew what was coming next.
"So, your my daddy...."
Perrir nodded looking again at the ceiling for the answer he was goning to need in a few moments
".. And Nigella is my mommy."
Perrir's eyes snapped down quickly and narrowed slightly.
"What Nigella dear?"
"The one in the forest daddy, I was picking flowers in the forest..."
Perrir's eyes narrowed a little more.
"... I know you say its not safe daddy, anyway, she stepped out from behind a tree, and we spoke. She said she was my mommy."
Perrir glanced up again, first trying to sooth his anger at Nigella for being along in the forest and second, looking for a question this time... not an answer.
"What did she look like dear?"
"Well, she was very pretty.. purple eyes, just like me. She was wearing golden armor, but she looked... kinda see through"
"Like a ghost?" asked Perrir
"Ummm, yeah I guess..."
"Okay dear, Its time for you to go to bed. Thank you for telling me the truth. Good night honey."
"Good night dad."
Perrir sighed and rubbed his eyes. Five times he had flipped the hour glass now.
"Dawn must almost be upon me" he muttered.
He had found 6 more books written by Val'Sharesses and none about them. Or the Blood Coven. Perrir picked up one more book from the shelf. He slowly began leafing through the book. He had read it before, a long time ago as part of his studies. He reached the chapter about the final battle for the forest. And right there, in a small text box to the side he saw "The story of Nigella Val'Sharess"
His eyes widened, fully awake now he began to read.
'The story of Nigella Val'Sharess'
'Nigella was a great cleric in this warring period of our history. As with so many of the heros of this age she was a member of "The Blood Coven". This was a guild avalible to all Dark Elven women of the day. As the battle progressed Nigella, and her party of sisters found themselves as the last people holding the bridge from the surge of light. Both sides were greatly fatigued, most everyone was engaged in melee battle as even the wisest sages and priests had long ago run low on mana. It was at this point, just as Symgharyl, leader of both the resistance and the Blood Coven, was about to succum to her wounds, which would surly have allowed the light forces to march upon Neriak, that Nigella did the amazing. Pulling energy from an unknown source she sacrificed herself in one last effort to push the Coven forward. Symgharyl, in a sudden burst of energy quickly dispatched her opponent, and then several more. The battle was won. As Symgharyl turned, she saw Nigella in her golden armor in a heap. Despite the best efforts of many cleics, she could not be ressurected. Its seems she had sacrificed herself to Innoruuk to save Neriak and her sisters.'
Perrir slowly lowered the book, his eyes filled with tears for this heroic cleric who had made the ultimate sacrifice so many years ago. Perrir bookmarked the page and closed the book. 'Nigella could have worse for a rolemodel' he thought.
Years passed and Nigella never spoke of her 'Mother' again. She began to study the ways of the spire. And, she excelled. More then Perrir could have hoped. She really seemed to have a knack for it. Finally, she was ready for the test to be named a cleric of Innoruuk. The youngest applicant ever! Once she had finished the test, and it had been marked, she was not only the youngest ever, but also had one of the highest entrance exam marks ever. Perrir smiled out to the forest. Yes, he really was certain Nigella would turn out okay!
End of part 1.
This is all I have written atm, but I am hoping i'll become inspired at add another bit to the story in the near future. Hope you all enjoy.. please feel free to critique it, i know i am no writer!
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