White Stag Trials Chapter 3: The Butcher of Thornburrow

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Fin was beneath the balcony again with all that had chosen to stay, which by the looks of things had been all but Irillan and the two Lycankind hunters. 
Emberdens King, Aiden had stepped back onto the balcony. “It looks like most of you have chosen to participate in the White Stag Trials, congratulations. Your first hunt, will be a dire wolf, from the Greyplanes region.” Fin heart raced as he listened, “The rules are as follows, as this is a nonmagical creature, there will be no use of Mageforged weaponry. 
“You may use your own equipment for the hunt - provided you allow our Magesmith to ensure it is just regular equipment - otherwise anything you may need for the hunt will be provided for you. You may work with another hunter to take down the dire wolves, but you must bring back evidence of a kill for each of you. Are there any questions?”
“What will distinguish the better hunters?” The man in white armor asked.
The king smiled, “Dire wolves keep growing for as long as they can be sustained, the bigger the kill, the more recognition the hunter will receive. Was there anything else?” After waiting for more questions he lifted his arms, “Then let the first trial begin!” Fire danced over his fingers, the color of the flame changing with every flicker, then shot towards the basin full of stag hearts and ignited them all at once.
Fin made his way over to a wall of the courtyard covered in hunting equipment. Fin hadn’t gone back for his bow in the forest and only had his buck knife on him when he had been pulled through the rift. It would take more than a knife to take down a dire wolf...


Here's a sneak peek of White Stag Trials Chapter 3: The Butcher of Thornburrow. You can read the rest of the chapter over on Channillo here. Curious about what Channillo.com is? I wrote about it on my Things I Use page. That's all for now, please enjoy and leave me a comment to let me know what you thought!