Next short story up is called The Calm before the Storm. This was written for the codex I made for my Ardent Swords chapter. The idea behind it was that you already knew the protagonist's fate due to where it was positioned in the codex in the hope that it kind of made you feel a little more for him. Below is the extract from Codex: Ardent Swords a few pages before the short story.
"Morgan personally led the assault on the Librarium which fell shortly and oversaw the destruction of all records therein upon a great pyre. For three days and nights these fights raged, and on the fourth day Erec stood forth issuing a challenge of single combat to Morgan the Betrayer. Morgan emerged from the daemonic ranks, a shadow of his former glory, twisted by his deeds and Masters. He answered Erec’s call by presenting the broken body of Erec’s friend, the Librarian Elandris, as a cruel taunt."
Edited by Knightsword, 22 March 2019 - 10:22 AM.