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Wednesday, May 13

Chaugnar Faugn: Part 2 – The Village of the Ola Tombo

The drumbeats grew louder as they approached form the hills above. A spiked, bamboo wall adorned with skulls surrounded the village. Many of the island’s natives writhed and danced in a blood ritual around a fire at the center of the village.

Tied to stakes in the center of the village were Egil, Tranco, and three other women. They were bound about the wrists, ankles, and throat by narrow cords of hide. A witch doctor had slashed the men’s chests, drenching them in blood.

“It looks as if the villagers are preparing to move their prisoners very soon,” said Vlad.

Kham leaned against a tree and started cleaning his nails.

“What are you doing?” asked Beldin. “Aren’t you going to help?”

“Yep.”

“And you consider that helping?” asked Vlad.

“Yep.” Kham shrugged. “I’m staying out of the way.”

“Out of the way of what?”

A roar answered them. [MORE]

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