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Stone of Strife - Page 6 by Ascynd Stone of Strife - Page 6 by Ascynd
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Still mentally recovering from his possible-near-death experience of being crushed by a collapsing book case, Djehuti had not heard Dryft's announcement that it was time to leave. As the big, gruff red turned to head out the door though, he did hear Grog speak to him.


"I gotta go, Djehuti... tell me what you find out later, OK?"

Djehuti was disappointed by Grog's decision to depart, but it occurred to him that it made sense. With the night being particularly dangerous, the safest thing for both of them to do was leave together, unless they wanted to stay in the library all evening. While Djehuti himself would have enjoyed that, he doubted it was what they had planned for their night. "Sure thing, Grog!" he replied. then turned to Nymble, who had clambered off the fallen bookcase. "Now Nymble, you should be more careful..." he started to say, but suddenly trailed off. "Wait! Where's the book??" Panic overtook him as he realized he'd lost track of the archaeologist's record in the chaos. Glancing about quickly, he managed to spot it however... it was one of the larger books in the room and had just happened to fall open not far from where Djehuti had been pulled out of the way. As he reached to pick it up, he noticed that one of the pages appeared to be falling out. It looked different, however, a bit stained, and creased, as if it were not a page, but something else that had been folded and tucked into the tome. "Whew. Here it is. Wait, what's this though?"

Before Djehuti could pick it up, Nymble had deftly grabbed the creased page and opened it, poring over it excitedly. "It looks like some kind of map!" he said, and indeed it did have drawings of various landmarks, and some scrawled annotations. "We should definitely find out where it goes! Come on!" Nymble continued, and without hesitation, hopped up and headed for the exit. "Wait, Nymble! It's dangerous to go out there alone right now!" Djehuti called after him, but his tail was already disappearing out the door.

In a rush, Djehuti did the only thing he could do... he grabbed the book and the rune and stuffed them into a travel bag, heading out after him. As the cool of the dark night washed over him, he was immediately struck by how quiet and eerie it felt. The streets were emptier than usual... most folk were doing as they'd been instructed and staying safe inside their brightly lit houses. His overactive imagination and talent for visualization began to play tricks on him, and the fluff on the back of his neck prickled as he thought he could hear barely audible whispers in the alleys, and strange lights in the sky.The Warptide festival decorations on the houses would have normally filled him with a sense of anticipation and fun... but tonight they gave everything an oddly ominous air. At first he couldn't tell where Nymble went, and panicked thinking he'd taken a moment too long in packing his bag. Once he ventured further onto the street however, he caught sight of a yellow tailtip rounding a corner.

"Nymble! Uh, wait a second!"Djehuti shouted after him as he hustled to catch up.

Wyngrew, Nymble (c) :iconnestly:
Grog (c) :iconknux33:

8 coins! I know that the scale on the buildings is weird but by the time I noticed it was too late to change it. Backgrounds are not my specialty heh...

Wyngrew are found here:   :iconwyngro:
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Nestly Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHAT? I didn't comment on this?? (I guess I commented when you submitted it doing chatty time, haha)

But just wanted to say again how awesome it is and all the little details are great!!
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Just wish I was faster at it now, heheh...
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Nestly Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pfffft you're telling me! Mine take like an entire day without stopping.
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ticticai Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Off they go, into the spooky night!

Still loving it! Also still loving your guys' stamina to keep doing comics like this...can't wait to see/read more!
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Yea I'm loving how the story is shaping up too...
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knux33 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd be disappointed if the big strong guy who clearly is good at rescuing from descending bookcases left too x'D No Grog waaait, I need more protection from Nymble-caused disassterssss
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yep exactly... =D
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Feligriffin Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Haha, this is great man! I can't wait to see more of your entries ovo I love how you made the city background and the description!

Ohhh boy, I gotta work on my stuff if I want to catch up with you guys adjakjdj
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Ascynd Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Well I've seen your sketches so far and they still look better than mine, hahah... no worries!
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