The Ninestone Crew
The Crow Takes FlightThe Crow Takes Flight by AleksanderZee
The air was calm on the moors of Scotland. The grass barely swayed under the cold breeze that blew across it; the frost last night was heavy and the day had not entirely warmed to thaw it out. Over the next few days it would die slowly, the final traces of autumn gone with it.
A crow sat atop a gnarled tree overlooking a particularly bleak stretch of moor, surveying the countryside and the rolling steel-clad clouds overhead. The hilly landscape stretched out before it, and it took note of the hills beyond its domain. Prey was growing scarce too early this autumn. It realised it would have to branch further than yesterday, into unknown territory.
Blinking blearily into the morning light the crow spread its wings and took flight, pin wheeling on a feeble updraft, spiralling higher until it had enough lift to glide over the adjacent hills. The ground passed by, and the crow watched, wary of any slight movements that may signal carrion or a small vermin of some sort. It wasn't a strong bir
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
Sorry for the delay, everyone! I've been busy lately and this weekend's going to be even more so. We'll get results etc sorted out as soon as possible!
A three day extension has been asked for and granted. You now have until the 16th of May. We won't be granting any further extensions this time - remember, this isn't a proper round, so it doesn't matter if you don't manage to get something in! It's just for fun.
The Bonus Round begins! You have until the 13th of May. Good luck!
The battle was won, but Rosanne was lost. The party commandeered the town's main inn and began to search, all of them hoping to find that Rosanne had simply fled, all of them fearing otherwise.
The Archivist did not search. He stayed at the highest window of the inn, his eyes fixed on the dark silhouette of Crow Keep, a taciturn, brooding shadow.
The eyes of the others often returned to his location, even as they searched the streets outside - that single window with its dark shadow. Does he know something? they wondered, angry and confused. After all this pain, all we have gone through on Rosanne's behalf, have we still been left in the dark?
They were soon to find out.
Lord Lyon has a card yet to play. Decisions must be made, and sacrifices decided upon, if he is to be defeated.
This Bonus Round will follow the format of Round Two. Each competing artist/writer has been paired up with one other. In each pair, both artists/writers must write/draw one half of the entry, with their partner drawing the other half. The winners will be decided on which pair creates the best piece, so you are encouraged to exchange information about what you are planning in your half of the entry.
If you wish to sit this Bonus Round out, please notify me immediately and I'll make some adjustments.
Additional information will be noted to you. Entries must be in by the 13th of May. Good luck!
Strigiformes & AteMozzarella
witch-girl-pilar & MarshmellowHeaven
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