has discovered there is one more requirement to becoming an
apprentice; he must find a familiar. Squire
has gathered a small team together to find the perfect
Things begin to look up when they stumble upon the
smoldering remains of a caravan laden with cages and chains,
spoiled ale and rotting meat, and a baby troll (
) in a cage. Dozens of burned bodies foul the hollow where
the caravan had made camp – far more bodies than are needed
for a simple caravan.
Rafferty begins to bind his chosen familiar to him;
Kaelo ap Heather
scouts the perimeter; and Apolonis begins the process of
laying the dead to rest.
And when one of the bodies bursts into black flames,
Apolonis runs off in a panic; Kaelo discovers oversized
footprints hidden in the tall surrounding grasses; and
Rafferty discovers that he must save his familiar as the
caravan’s cargo begins vanishing in violent jets of flames.
Has evil returned, plying its terrible trades – slavery and
monsters? Long ago the Dwarves escaped the clutches of the
giants; do giants really walk the surface world once again?
What is a Night Caravan? And, most importantly, how long
until the flames of war once more spread across the plains
and devour their home – the village of Granordhail?
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