We had been lost for weeks. A storm had pushed us off course, and when it cleared up, we were adrift and without compass or lodestone. Our stores of food had spoilt, our drinking water was gone. Our situation was most dire.
But lo, there on the horizon was an island. Surely the gods were smiling on us. We made for land.
The inhabitants of that tiny land were strange to us. All of them had some long ago injury, making them lame or infirm. Some were blinded, some were missing limbs, some were burnt in horrible ways. They looked at our whole bodies like we were the odd ones. And this is how we felt – like we were cripples in a land of healthy and whole peoples.
We then met their leader, Eldrard. Some horrible event had claimed both of his arms. “We are the Scarred”, he said in a gruff and loathesome voice. “You are not of the Scarred. You must leave.” The problem was, our ship had been damaged, and needed at least 3 days of repair. “You must leave us. We are the Scarred.” Eldrard was growing imaptient.
While we were explaining our predicament, Eldrard ordered the attack. We were beset on all sides by scarred and injured warriors. We fought bravely sustaining only minor injuries. At last we appeared to be victorious. I drew my dagger and plunged it into Eldrard’s skull, full up to the hilt. But this did not kill him. He simply laughed, as if to say “Fools, you cannot kill me!” He reached up, pulled the dagger out, and walked away.
He did what?
sigh He pulls the dagger out and walks away.
Um, Mark? How does he pull the dagger out?
With his hand. Don’t be an idiot.
Sorry. I’m just trying to understand. Does he pull the dagger out with his left hand or with his right hand?
heavy sigh It’s very simple. He uses his… er… um… He leaves the dagger in and walks away.