The farms and lands around Briardusk are burning out of control at the moment and people are running for the city as during the early hours of the morning a huge dragon breathed fiery destruction on the fields and orchards that sustain the people of Briardusk.The massive red dragon, often seen on the Kuhl/Hilm border, circled the city again and again until huge walls of flame stretched for miles and surrounded the entire city. Militia and soldiers watched helpless as farmstead after farmstead was raised to the ground, many would have perished in the sudden attack.Surrounded by flame the citizens and soldiery are unable to do anything until the conflagration dies down. Already people are talking about fleeing north to Hilm Castle. Surely they will be safe there?
Rumor has it that when Commander Stormhaven heard the news she slammed her fist on her desk with such force that the pictures on the wall shook. It's said that she spoke softly, with pain in her voice, as she uttered a quiet prayer to Toran. She then stood and left the room, a firey conviction in her eyes as she walked down the hall towards the War Council, muttering as she walked off, "That's what becomes of indecision."
A pale and very bruised Argali Trueaxe, on hearing the commotion, does her best to hobble after the Lady Commander."He would have done that anyway, whateverr we had agrreed," she croaks hoarsely. "He iz always maintaining the appearances forr whomeverr might be watching. And if that means burrning whole town, zo be it. He does not carre."We arre probably dealing with the most dangerrous of drragons. The one who iz zecond, who would be firrst."Rememberr, he iz not helping us. He iz trrying to win, whateverr way he can."