The Coastline is shrouded in darkness and early morning mist as he pulls on the oars towards the mysterious coastline. He is alone and without his brothers. His last beach landing was a hazy nightmare of blood and death. That had been the end of the brotherhood and the start of 5 years as a prisoner of war in that hellhole the Feneris called a prison. Only 50 of us made it out those damnable gates and not a one without scars. I have left that and the wars all behind. There likely wouldn't be any Feneris raiding parties out this far in the ruin. Hell the Pirates hadn't wanted to come this far but the captain had owed him. He continued to pull steadily on the oars as the distance to shore closed. He surveyed his possessions which fit into a travel ruck-sack and sea duffle bag. He had is bow and hunting knife easily accessible but would have to dig a bit for his long sword. Taking a deep breath he held the brine smell in before slowly exhaling as the boat scraped the rocky coast line.
"Come on in stranger and have a drink....mind your boots on the floor"
"Hallo!" Pulling his arms out from his robes, he waves to get the man's attention. "If you head up the ravine there, you can make your way to me, friend. I have a fire going..."
I'll SMITE you
His mind was racing but two thoughts came to the front; he had still not been attacked or had a hostile action taken against him and the voice had said....."friend". He hadn't been called that since Forrest had died at the battle of Shank Logar. "Friend" the word escaped as a low, hoarse whisper. Did he even know what that word meant anymore? That is when he realized that he had risen from his defensive crouch and was just standing arms at his side and in the open. He surveyed his surroundings again and then shouldered his bags, adjusted his other gear, and grabbed the stringer with the fish he had caught earlier and cautiously walked up the ravine.
"Fair enough-- but come sit with me a bit. I promise you, no harm will come within the bounds of my vision. Indeed, there are a few more travelers come to join us who are as uneasy as you are." He gestures toward @Darggie, @Kjelfalconer, and in the direction of the still-hidden @Alyxe.
As they approach the fire circle, he spreads his arms wide.
"It's not much, but I have a sense that it will be soon. But come now, before it gets dark and my vision protects us less, let's sit and eat. Work can wait until tomorrow, but word of your wanderings can't. What brought you to the edge of this place?"
I'll SMITE you