You lean near to the Prince and whisper, “If you have a nimble archer, now is the time to use him. Let’s talk with them, but I wouldn’t promise much and trust nothing.”
The Prince nods.
You turn back to Malor. “You must realize that releasing criminals is rather frowned upon. They only let me hold the rope after I vowed they could trot him off to jail afterwards.”
Malor tilts his head. “You’ll get more than a frown from the old man if this girl don’t make it back alive. For starters, that cushy job you got will be gone and if he don’t like your word over his own kin, it may be your neck in the noose instead of the boss.”
“I may lose the job, but Galen won’t decide his son’s fate. Gallino is under arrest for high treason for a number of charges, including creating and using forbidden enchantments. No, I expect his only chance to escape execution is giving enough information for the help the government track down and stop the source.” You lean back in the saddle. “Actually that’s probably the best chance that anyone has to profit from this whole mess.”
Two of the men glance at Malor. One of them fidgets with his sword.
Good, let them worry.
An arrow flashes and zips by your hand, slicing through the rope to Gallino’s horse, then sinking into back thigh of your horse. Your horse screams and rears up. You tumble off the side and clear even as the animal thrashes.
The commotion spooks the other horses and from the corner of your view, you see Gallino’s horse bolt, no doubt spurred on by its rider.
Had the sniper turned? Two men stood fighting on the roof while another lay sprawled in the thatch. Malor must have had his own already up there.
As the men around you lurch into action, you pull your one throwing knife from your belt.
Do you throw it at Gallino or his horse (specify which, please) and end this game
Throw it at the guy holding the girl (or just attack the guy with the knife in hand)
Voting is Open until Monday.
For those who missed the rules for this game check them out here!
And if you missed last week’s section, find it here.