(Originally posted by Xeranad on Mon Nov 16, 2009)
Aria pointed toward the west, directly at Escartes. "Do you see that?"
Conrad and Lynn looked at it and nodded. Aria continued. "That is where we started our little journey. The town is Escartes, one of the last free settlements in the world. Xeranad has already taken the others."
Lynn stared at her. "You're kidding."
Aria shook her head. "No. I'm not kidding. The only reason Xeranad hasn't invaded yet is because he has his hands full with the elves in Ecwodar. Their resistance against him is stronger than he expected, but it is only a matter of time before he breaks them just as he had with every other race."
Conrad nodded. "Yeah. I saw the frontline of the war... and it isn't pretty. The generals under his command are nothing I've ever seen before. Warriors born and bred."
Aria nodded. "And Xeranad himself is far worse than his generals. Being on the receiving end of his blade will likely lead to annihilation. I've barely escaped that fate..."