A Gift Revoked – Debinani Rahl

The wizened ‘Clan Majuka stared at his target in the door to the large inn at the edge of town. Beside him, his guards were practically foaming at the mouth to attack the man, but Glack’Nub was no idiot. Behind him, the bulk of the raiding party sacked the town, burning everything that stood and killing everything that didn’t grunt. Adulphus stood in the doorway of Turon’s Redoubt, staring down the orcs. On the ground in front of him he had placed six arrows and his bow and his blade was propped beside him against the door. He stood there in a suit of black mail, and strapped to his arm was a black kite shield emblazoned with roses entwining crossed spears. He held a small, battered spell book in his left hand, and in his right he held the herbs and...