Holy bunches of updates, Batman! While last week’s flash fiction challenge took almost the whole week to write, I managed to get this one
out of my skull-meats in less than a day. The gist of the challenge was to go to this site
and generate a D&D character backstory, and somehow turn that into ~1k words. It just so happens that this week marked the sixth anniversary of getting one of my good friends into Pathfinder (a 3.5 variant) and pen and paper in general. At that point my friends group was running a pick-up game of one shots based in a tavern that grew into something more and one day faded away. Add thinking about that to awesome Facebook friends generating more characters, and this is what I wound up with. Normally I end this preamble with ‘I hope you enjoy!’ and I still kind of do, but really, I’m writing this one for me, so yeah. Good times.
“You think this will work, Krecdax?”
The young gnome eyed his halfling companion over the dust covered bar of the abandoned tavern. “Don’t know. Don’t care.”
“If we get this open, we might be able to save the Dragon.”
Krecdax glanced at the cracked door, the gutted stone fireplace, the rotting roof beams. “I don’t know, kid, maybe it’s time for the Dragon to die. It had a good run, for a tavern, but it’s seen better days.”
“But what if that locket holds untold riches? Or a treasure map? Think of the opportunity! Think of the -“
“Don’t say it.” Krecdax came to the Gold Dragon Inn in its heyday. Some words held more danger than others.
“Think of the adventure!”
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