Chapter One: The Night FireClick for inspired Theme"And so is the Golden City blackened With each step you take in my Hall. Marvel at perfection, for it is fleeting. You have brought Sin to HeavenAnd doom upon all the world."-Canticle of Threnodies 8:13 The chantry teaches us that it is the ignorance of men that brought the Darkspawn into our world. The Mages sought to uncover the glories heaven, but instead; they destroyed it. They were cast out, twisted and cursed by their own corruption. Returning as monsters- the first of the Darkspawn. They became a blight upon the land, unstoppable and relentless. Since that time, Ostagar has become a booming camp for King Caillen's forces, keeping the nasty creatures at bay and waiting for the day that they will rise up with all they've got in an attempt to overcome them. New members, willing and not, are briefed on the current Darkspawn situation, as well as any required news in camp, before being assigned a group and sent out on their first missions. Today, of all days, was a blessing to the dwindling numbers at Ostagar, fresh blood is being brought in by the scouts. These members will be crucial in the Kings plans to extinguish the Darkspawn threat. Three large caravans brought both capable men and women to aid in the ever going battle. Among new supplies and weaponry, they were going to be the key in achieving the goals set by Caillen and his wide spread intelligence. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hibce walked around the camp with his ax over his shoulder. It was strange seeing all these tall men and woman walking around. They didn't act like a dwarf at all... he didn't know how to react when one tried to talk to him. Soon enough he was lead to a man and given a note then told to leave. He did and when he was outside he read the letter. A mission? He thought wondering what they could possibly need him for. He was going into the Korcari Wilds... that seemed simple enough. He didn't bother reading the rest figuring he could when he got there. He started his slow dwarven hobble of a run to the gate before looking up at the guard with the letter in his hand. "I'm going into the Korcari Wilds." He said in a demanding way threw his beard. His ax was sharp and ready and he figured nothing was going to stop him now. "What about your party?" The guard asked a bit confused. "Their is no time for a drink. I will be back soon enough." Hibce said with a determined face. He wasn't going to get drunk before, he would survive and get drunk after. "No, the other members of your team." He said trying to reword it. "You should have others helping you on this mission. Doesn't it say that in the letter?" Hibce read over the letter quickly and found the names. "Aye, that it does." He turned and ran back to find the other members. "Do you know any of these people?" He said showing the list of names to random soldiers passing by. They all shook their heads.