“The blue dress better suits my eyes. Don’t you think?”, the princess asked her maid.
Before the maid could answer the door was kicked open.
“WHO DARES TO …”, the princess yelled and turned around. Then she stopped as foreign soldiers stormed into the room. They grabbed the two girls and pressed swords to their throats. From the outside they heard sounds of fighting.
A higher ranked soldier strolled into the room and asked the princess, “You are the princess?”
Instead of an answer she just glared at him.
“She is. Take her and get rid of the other one.”
The sword at the maids throat slid to the side. Blood splashed and the girl fell to the ground. The soldiers pushed the princess out of the room. In horror she tried to wipe blood splashes from her dress but only smudged it further.
When they dragged her through the corridors, she saw dead people in pools of blood. She smelled fire and smoke. She heard cries of wounded and dying people. Suddenly a door next to them exploded. The soldier holding the princess lost his grip and she managed to get loose.
“CAPTURE HER!”, the commander yelled.
Having lived all her live in this castle gave her some advantage over her pursuers. Where should she run though? The invaders were everywhere.
Finally, she reached the storage cellars. A black figure stepped out from a dark corner. Before she could react, a hard punch knocked her out.
The story is loosely based on the Neverwinter Nights mod “A Dance with Rogues”, at least initially: When the kingdom of Betancuria is invaded by the Dhorn empire, the princess finds shelter in the local thieves guild called The Family.
Will she escape from the Dhorn empire? What does The Family plan with her? Will she take revenge on the invaders? Why did the Dhorn invade anyways?
Hosted and narrated by:
Max Payne (Copacetic)
Scenes played: 2
License: Community License