Jackson and Sir Maxwell (The Lion Knight) had been on the road for some time now. Two weeks, maybe more. Jackson had stopped counting. When they weren’t walking, the old knight was putting Jackson through his paces in vigorous training exercises.
They were heading for the town of Bourne in search of The Wolf, the man responsible for Maxwell’s exile.
The pair are now heading north along the Eastern coast of Rainos...
“Do we have to stick to these coastal routes?” asked Jackson, “Could we not find some sturdier ground to walk on?”.
“No. We’ll stick to the beaches for now. We’re less likely to meet any unwanted attention this way, and if we do, at least they won’t be able to flank us.” replied the old knight.
At that same moment it transpired that they had met some unwanted attention. A company of Mythronian soldiers had come around the bend just in front of Jackson and Maxwell. “Who goes there?” demanded one of the soldiers. “State your names and allegiance”.
The old knight got that look in his eye that reminded Jackson that the man was once a powerful and well-respected man... “Our names and allegiance are none of your business. It would seem that you, and your men, are the strangers on this shore. Now put down your weapons and let us pass.” roared the knight, in his deep, gruff voice.
“Have it your way old man,” replied the soldier. “ATTACK!”.
And with that, the Mythronians charged at the unlikely companions.
One of the soldiers advanced on Jackson, swinging his short-sword in a deadly arc. Jackson reacted quickly and blocked the blow with his axe.
The soldier drew back his sword in preparation for another swing. Jackson seized the moment and brought his axe down on the man’s chest, piercing through the thin plate steel.
At the same time The Lion exchanged parries with another soldier. Although well-trained the Mythronian was struggling to match the old man’s strength and speed.
For a brief moment the soldier let his guard drop. Sir Maxwell saw his opportunity and took it, thrusting his longsword into the man’s neck.
The fight left the soldier’s body almost instantly as he fell onto the sand. At that moment, the remaining Mythronian charged in hard and fast, angered by the death of his allies. His spear connected with the old knight’s shield and knocked him off balance.
Sending him rather unceremoniously into a bush.
Jackson charged at the soldier and launched a powerful swing of his axe in the man’s direction. The soldier blocked it with his spear just in time and the clang sound echoed off of the rocks.
The blow had loosened the spearman’s grip and left him briefly exposed...
With one final swing of his axe, Jackson caught the man in the neck. The fight was over.
“Taking a rest were we?” laughed Jackson, as The Lion Knight emerged from the bush.
“Aye. You seemed to have everything under control, so I thought I’d have a bit of a lie down.” replied Sir Maxwell.
“What were those men doing here? Is Mythron invading again?” asked Jackson.
“I doubt it. They were probably just stragglers, left over from the attack. Without a ship, or a commanding officer to show them left from right, they wouldn’t have known what to do next.” said the old man.
“Maybe they should’ve quit while they were ahead”. Said Jackson.
“Anyway, lad. Let’s get a move on. We have many miles to go, and people to find. That’s enough rest for today.” said the old man.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here's a few pictures of the build. The hardest part was picking up all of those trans blue pieces after accidentally knocking the MOC over.
Not sure if anybody noticed, but in a few of the pics I had detached one of Jackson's arms so that he could hold the axe better with both hands. Which I think worked quite nicely.
Don't forget to comment and rate. AND a million points (with no cash value) goes to whoever guesses nearest to how many of those trans-blue cones I used!
Nice contrast between the smooth beach and the rough water and rock! I can totally relate to the perils of flipping Lego creations- I'm working on a mosaic floor with cheese slopes now and, man. It's a hassle!
I like it
Rajskil *Changing name soon*
October 30, 2013
A Great moc, loved the water, cause im a sucker for trans, and I loved the landscape. I'd guess 36 on the cones.