Quest for the Horn
Nyx 'The Tall-Crippler' ???
The hateful gnome with 1/2 the eyes of most
Ah, so you want to hear the tales I have to tell of the Arena, eh? Well, I fought every number of everything. It felt good. Before the Arena? Umm…Well, your guess is as good as mine. I’ve been with the Arena for as long as I can remember, but I didn’t always fight. When I was little, around 5-6 years old, to 12, I was kind of a mascot. Mascot sounds harsh, but I danced between fights and kept interest. Mascot seems to fit. On my 13th birthday, I began what Grogg called ‘Fist Dancing.’ Who’s Grogg? He’s an orc who ran the Arena. Like a father to me, before the whole…we’ll get to it. Anyways, I thought he was just teaching me a way to dance like the fighters. I’ve always enjoyed the art of Dance. So serene, graceful, so… not fighting. Anyways, eventually he said it was time to shine. I thought a fight had ended, so I went on, and there was a wolf. It was released. Fear. Anger. Blood. Tears. I had won. Cheering. Shouts. Roses. Coins. It was the best part, the reaction of the crowd. I thought they loved how I fought. They just loved that this gnome kept fighting things bigger than it. I was a gimmick. A mascot. 5 wolves. 10 wolves. These slimes. Other people. The last straw was Squid. Not a squid, but my friend known as Squid. Just a human with scraggly hair and long arms. It was him and Edgardo who befriended me, kept me sane. Grogg had me fight Squid. I wanted to back off…I…I tried…I…I…………….Squid’s gone. Grogg gave the kill command. Edgardo didn’t blame me. Neither did I. I blamed Grogg. Grogg’s the one who made me fight. Grogg’s the one who had squid fight. Grogg…Grogg was huge. Grogg was 7’3", Grogg was hulking, Grogg had had me labeled ‘The TallCrippler’ because of the nature of everything being taller than me. I asked Edgardo to help me escape. He did without question. He helped me break my chains. I ran. I heard his screams. I don’t know what happened. After that day, there are two things I can’t stand: The SkyBiters, and Grogg.