On the Road (FINALLY)
"Since we have so many choices to make and no time to make them in, I
propose a solution. Whoever rides point decides which direction we go,
afterall, we're going to cover the intire country anyway." Jason lifts
his hands into the air and gives everyone a 'what do ya think' look.
He grabs the reins again and says. "If we are going to ride in a
defensive formation, then the warriors should be on the outside
magic-users in the middle. But if the country side is as tame as it
seems, then, it really dosen't matter where we ride."
He gives the group another look and then returns his eyes to the road
Jayar says, "I agree, and
we should ride as long as the light holds out. And when we do make
camp, I suggest that we set out watches. Two people per shift, two hour shifts.
That should include everyone, except spellcasters when they need to replenish
their spells. Otherwise we take a turn like everyone else."
Kendra puts two fingers in her mouth and whistles loudly in order to get
everyone's attention "My fellow comrades, it is time now to go into the
countryside and aid the innocent people of this country. It does not matter
where we go first or where we go last. In time we will get to them all. We
need to unite and work together to accomplish this mission that the king has
given us." She then walks over to Malissin and Wulfgar placing a hand on
their shoulders "I think you two would serve this group best as flankers.
And you, Athos, would do a fine job heading up the rear. Jarryd, I believe,
has already volunteered to lead the pack with the rest of us to follow. Now
let us press onward to the north and prove our worthiness to King Arion who
has choosen us to spread the good news. Three cheers for King Arion, hip,
You all feel incredibly inspired by Kendras' heartfelt speech. The
sincerity in her voice you now totally relate to.
After cheering Athos agrees to ride rear guard...
While trying to contain a snicker, "My dear friend, I think that would
be inappropriate in public...."
"That's fine by me," says Malissin. Turning to Wulfgar he says,
"I'll take the left."
Wulfgar nods and heads 25 yards to the right.
Malissin trots his horse to the left flank of the party, around 20 to
30 yards away.
As the cheers calm down and Kendra takes command of the disorganized
party, Jarryd nods to the beautiful archer and spurs his horse forward,
putting about 20 yards between himself and the party.
Occasionally, he halts and lets the party catch up, keeping tabs on them
as well as letting them know all is clear ahead.
Taking the lead rope of one of the pack animals, Jayar follows Jarryd down the
road. "Ah, road life. I hope you all ate well at lunch, because from now on it'll
be road food. Cold for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But the good thing will be
being out of the city. How anyone can live in such confinement is beyond me!"
Cole rides up untill he is just behind Kendra, as they ride he is silent while he occasionally updates
the map with colored chalk.
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