To his knowledge he was the lone survivor of the caravan escort. In their wisdom the caravan masters had hired a local Yakuli guide to lead the merchants through a seldom used and dangerous path.
The guide had betrayed them.
The nomads sprang their ambush, and Dalacroy had seen Captain Nacheev, the escort commander, fall with an arrow through his throat.
The encounter itself was fierce and brutal, Dalacroy spilling his share of blood in the struggle. But it wasn’t long before he’d realized the battle was lost. The mercenary had abandoned his mount and sought refuge along the riverbank, cursing the caravan masters. They had gambled on this dangerous route and lost.
Now Dalacroy hid, watching and waiting.
The Marsh God is an award winning story by Bruce Durham, that we have been presenting for the last year, one new page per week, in the form of an electronic graphic novel featuring the stunning illustrations of fantasy artist Michael "Mikos" Mikolajczyk.However all good things must come to an end and the story is just about over.
Catch it now, online, while you have the chance. And make plans to pick up a printed copy soon.
That's right! Soon after it finishes it's run online, it will be released in printed format. But there's a catch. Once it's in print, it won't be available to read online any more.
So take advantage of the short time left and spend a little time adventuring with Dalacroy in a true Sword and Sorcery tale. To find it, just go to the Abandoned Towers home page, click on the small Marsh God image next to the comics at the top of the page, and then look for a link that says Click Here to read individual pages.