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Call Me Ginganord Essay

1888 words - 8 pages

“Call me Ginganord,” was the last thing I remember hearing before falling under the cloak of unconsciousness. It wasn’t he who had rendered my helmet unusable in the future, both cracking my skull and nearly obliterating the piece of metal on my head in the process. In fact, Ginganord was on my side in the fight, or so it seemed. I’ll be honest, I couldn’t tell what his agenda was, but one thing’s for sure; he knew how to handle himself against a frost troll. If it wasn’t for that man, I’d be a brittle carcass numbed to death under Skyfrost’s unforgiving atmosphere. I found out later that he had continued on up the mountain peak to the Mistcloak’s solitude of Peakstone. I wanted to warn him about the Mistcloak’s seclusion: that they wanted nothing to do with outsiders. The only reason I knew was because I am their monthly supplier. Every time I take them food, I have to leave the goods outside. If only Ginganord would have waited, I could have at least informed him to tell the Mistcloak’s he knows Krimlock. Then they would at least hear him out since they are the only other people who know my name and I am the last of the lineage sworn to aid them. But after a moment, I figured I shouldn’t worry about him anymore. He certainly wasn’t the kind to be welcomed by the Mistcloak’s or the weather, and who was I to bother in his affairs? As I walked back down the mountain decent in the freezing cold snow, I became aware of the rime creeping its way across the cold block stairs beneath my feet. I remembered a time once when I was younger that I noticed such a phenomenon. By the time I had understood the meaning of what I had seen then, it was too late. Simply shifting footholds at the top of my porch, I fell on my rump. Regaining my thoughts in the current, I tried my best to keep my balance down the icy-smooth steps. Though of course, as my folly had led me to no avail, I slipped and died.
I was later awoken by a tall, lanky man who shouted a terrified scream, “Scruffles, where are you!?” This moment heaped recollection onto my mind. Scruffles and I had been friends once upon a time, but I knew him mostly by the name of Sir Cuffles. The last time I saw him, he told me that his owner was trying to change his name to Scruffles. All the same, I couldn’t believe that Vladicus Lyle was standing in front of me. “I thought I died!” I exclaimed. Vladicus quietly turned towards me and said, “Of course that’s what happened. You should’ve known to avoid descending the 1,000 Stairs in such conditions. You didn’t think someone like ME wouldn’t know any tricks of necromancy, did you? You were lucky I was here, and that I know who you are. Usually my memories don’t bother remembering the trifles of such a man as yourself, but I do know about your ancestors, so I’ve kept an eye on you. Your worries are done though, as Ginganord is the true man of the hour here. He’s the one who’s going to save your pathetic human race from the drakes’...

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