2023 words for the day.
Interesting to write inside the confines of a mountain that I only discover as I write. The mountain in this story is a retreat of sorts from war raging beyond it for a time. Only a lucky few can get inside for a period of time, and they end up being stuck inside until it reopens.
A question that just dropped into mind as I said that – what happens on the outside during that time?
Gotta let that percolate and discover it. Also insert a note in the story to remind me to address that.
In this case, I know for one that the best hunters that are called in are inside the mountain. So if they’re unable to fight, who takes their place? Or, what seems more likely is that potentially if they too go into that mountain, and from what it seems, they’ve done it plenty, then they know something I don’t.
What is it?
Perhaps something about that war halts while they’re inside. Perhaps what keeps them stuck inside the mountain happens beyond it too? I can see water. A tide rises above the areas they go? When Anika was to check in with her superiors, I got the impression she went up a hill. Her “commune,” where they stay, was also up a hill. I don’t recall anything about flat land save for when they were hunting. So perhaps the water keeping them inside the mountain, also floods the lower areas or something, which is why it’s also so rundown.
Maybe the creatures they’re hunting – defalne – happen to go underground during such times?
Lots to consider.
Today’s numbers for Sofrir & Pheirgr of Atalantius Omega III
Words at last post – 26,602 words
Current word count as of today – 28,625 words
Total words written since last post – 2,023 words
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