After reminisciing, and mmuch searching of old Chronicles, here it
[Adrian] The journey goes quite smoothly until about the middle of the afternoon. You begin to notice that the sky has taken on a reddish colour which is deepening all the time
[Tabiti] "Berra say some trail made by broo. Not think this broo, though. Unless broo got four legs, look like Marius."
[Tabiti] "Why sky that colour? Bad storm come? Sand?"
[Eldross_Qarn] "What's making the sky that colour I wonder..."
[Petronax] Gesturing at the sky, "Not many people would say that red is an auspicious colour."
[Tabiti] (Which way's the wind?)
[Eldross_Qarn] Is there wind?
[Adrian] A slight breeze coming down the gorge. It hasn't changed all day htough
[Eldross_Qarn] How about a smell?
[Adrian] No thunder, there is hardly a cloud
[Adrian] Just nature
[Adrian] (I sound like Badow)
[Eldross_Qarn] Eldross is perplexed.
[Petronax] "I don't like it either, lets get moving. We'd better keep a good eye on the track, getting lost here is not a happy thought."
[Petronax] *Urgently* "Something in the sky, get out of sight quickly!" yells Petronax as he grabs Syrax and leads Marius under a tree
[Tabiti] (In cover: fast!)
[Tabiti] Bow out, arrow on string: what can I see up there?
[Petronax] "OH fathers and mothers, don't let it be the Bat!"
[Eldross_Qarn] Eldross will prepare his sling.
[Tabiti] (He wouldn't??? Maybe....)
[Petronax] looks about, making sure everthing and everyone is hidden
[Eldross_Qarn] Not whirling it or anything just getting it out and finding a projectile for it...
[Tabiti] "Bat? Bat small squeak, not problem! Bat only night, this day."
[Eldross_Qarn] "It is the Crimson Bat everyone!" Eldross hisses.
[Tabiti] So what can I see in the sky, and can I shoot it?
[Adrian] It is a very long way off. about 40KM
[Petronax] which direction?
[Tabiti] Ahem: if one is assuming that it is the size of a normal bat, how far away does it look?
[Adrian] North, beyond the steads
[Adrian] maybe 100m
[Petronax] ties Marius tightly to a tree and grabs Syrax tightly, he starts mouthing prayers to his grandfathers.
[Tabiti] A fairly long shot for a small target. Waiting for it to come closer....
[Petronax] "Tabiti, it is a days ride away on a plain . . ."
[Adrian] it is heading east not south
[Tabiti] (puzzled) "It over there. Ride in ten heart-beats. Long shot, small flutter-squeak, wait for it in five heart-beats ride."
[Petronax] Bluddy 'eck!
[Eldross_Qarn] Eldross will explain what he knows about the Crimson Bat.
[Tabiti] "Why worried small squeak, anyway? It chaos?"
[Petronax] "See that hill over there, notice that the Bat is *behind* it?"
[Tabiti] So Tabiti has lowered her bow, and is squinting at the small flutter-squeak while listening to a really wild story :)
[Adrian] You notice that the bat occasionally swoops down out of sight and then climbs again
[Petronax] is white faced and says softly "That is why the Empire will never win"
[Eldross_Qarn] "Its going back to Peloria by the looks of it..."
[Remel] That is where the moon-demons send red hairs
[Petronax] "I've heard different, but who knows, they may just do that."
[Tabiti] "For eat? Big flutter-squeak is demon what eat?" (Hiding behind her tree, and clinging to it)
[Adrian] After a while the crimson glow in the sky fades and the silloette disappears out of sight
[Petronax] slowly breathes out
[Adrian] [Remel] So our people say. Mind you it eats everything without needing special people to eat
[Petronax] "Isis a hole in the world, anything lost to it is gone for ever, lost to horror]"
[Tabiti] (Rolling to see how good her memory is: failed, fortunately.)
[Tabiti] "You say it go Pel-Oria? Where that? Not where hunters vanish?"
[Eldross_Qarn] "Its my hunch. I could be wrong..."
[Petronax] "Lets go, this day is ruined for me, I'd like to go far away from here."
[Eldross_Qarn] No disagreement from Eldross on that!
[Adrian] The rest of the journey is without event.
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