It's finally here! So much delayed I know, and for that I'm sorry. However, I can easily say that this is my favorite of all the episodes. Enjoy!
About this creation
The group was about a quarter of the way through the Downs by midnight.
The Wanderer was scouting ahead.
The rest of the group followed behind.
The Wanderer stopped. "Should we stop here for a break?" he asked.
"What do the rest of you want to do?" said Beregond.
The rest of the group agreed.
They piled their weapons together and sat in a circle.
The pack horse was tied up and left to eat.
"I'm going hunting." Arya said.
"Be careful," Kaylorn replied. "Strange things have been known to happen here."
"Don't worry, I'll be fine." she replied.
Arya moved in a hunting crouch for prey.
Suddenly she stopped.
She felt compelled to enter one of the barrows.
She didn't move.
A dark shape crawled out of the barrow.
She felt no fear, and didn't run.
The creature, a Barrow-Wight, rose to it's full height.
Still, she stood firm, as if in a trance.
The wight tried to grab her.
Then an arrow slammed it off to the side.
"Arya, move!" yelled Vertes.
But it was too late. The wight grabbed her and hauled her into the barrow.
Vertes unsheathed his sword and charged after her.
"We've got to get rid of the wights" yelled Sigurd.
The group split up.
Sigurd, The Wanderer, and Honeydew took the barrow on the end.
Kaylorn, Koen, and Beregond ran off to find more barrows.
Eredain and Throrur took the barrow in the middle, leaving Suiouthoun to guard outside.
Vertes charged inside of the barrow.
He found the wight in a corner, with a knife sticking out of it.
And Arya, laying facedown on the ground, clearly dead.
Vertes stabbed the wight, finishing it off.
The wight crumbeled into shadows.
The power blew him outside of the barrow.
He grabbed his sword and ran to assist friends.
Suiouthoun crouched outside of the barrow, waiting for Eredain and Throrur.
Then he saw the packhorse being attacked by a wight.
Vertes was already moving to assist.
He killed the wight and moved toward the end barrow.
"Suiouthoun, help!" Suiouthoun turned to see Eredain being attacked by a wight.
He loaded an arrow into his bow, but crouched a minute, muttering, "Don't waste the shot, don't waste the shot..."
Then a wight pulled him over backwards, sending the arrow into the air.
The wight continued attacking him.
Then an axe slammed into the wight, killing it.
The wight collapsed into shadows.
Suiouthoun looked to see Throrur standing there, minus his axe.
He grabbed the axe and threw it to him.
Eredain was still being attacked by the wight.
Suiouthoun pulled out his knife and threw it at the wight.
The knife hit the wight and killed it, but it shattered.
The rest of the group was returning.
"Let us remember our fallen comrade." Beregond said solomnly
The group spent the rest of the night in mourning.
I included some extra shots of the downs.
The only choice is whether or not you want to loot any of the barrows. You might find additional weapons and armor. Yapdap, sorry you're not in this one, but the next one will be mostly about you.