The Sorceress of Cardi-Ran 7Chapter 7: An Unexpected StatuaryThe Sorceress of Cardi-Ran 7 by uglygosling
Supper was just winding down when Sir Fardo and his men found themselves in for a surprise. One of the men who had been standing lookout in one of the upstairs rooms at the meeting house came down to report that a horse and rider were coming up the hill toward the gate, which had been closed and locked again for the night.
"Only one?" Fardo asked the watchman. "Are you sure there are not more?"
"There was enough moonlight we both could see there was only one" he answered. "And we also both agreed it sounded like only a single horse was coming."
"Very well. Thank you. Report back to your post."
"Yes, sire" the watchman replied before turning to depart. Fardo himself now turned to face some of the other men who had gathered around him.
"You...he said to a group who had already grabbed their bows and quivvers of arrows. "Come with me to the gate. If this stranger is hostile do not fire until I give the order, unle