is? ” Diego echoed.
”Yes. Abominable snowmen ” Balon said.
Balon read about the Yetis of the Land of Winter before, apparently they were strong and fierce creatures like the minotaurs. They were able to produce strong violent winds from the mouths as a long range attack and works perfectly for ambush attacks.
They separated us….is that they
e plan? Balon reflected.
He said, ”We must find Altar, and fast ”
”Altar is strong ” said Diego, ”im sure he can handle them ”
”Thats all the more reason we have to find him before they do because if he kills just one of them it could mean his head ” Balon explained, ”The Yetis here are sacred and interact with the peoples of this place. You might say they protect this place from outsiders and threats, because anything or anyone that enters this place goes through them first. ”
”This is depressing ” Diego said, ”somethings always tryna kill us. The Dornish, the minotaurs….now monkeys ”
”Well we just at the bottom of the food chain
” Balon shrugged his shoulders,
”but look at the brightside, atleast youll be free from the Dornish aslong as you
e here. ”
Then they heard a branch break and steps in the snow. There the yeti stood on four, coated with white thick fur. Its blue ugly face sneered at them showing its giant canines.
”Thats….thats a yeti? ” Diego paused in fear. Balon nodded.
The yeti beat its chest like any ordinary baboons then more of them appeared from the trees.
”And they attack in groups ” Balons voice was softer now, ”the art of divide and conquer. ”
Diego unsheathed her golden blade and held it with both hands shaking. Balon wasnt sure if she was shivering out of fear or the cold. All he knew that Diegos sword was going to cause a bigger problem for them.
”Diego. Sheath the blade, their numbers are too great and remembered what i told you about killing them. ”
Diego sheathed her blade and ran the opposite direction with Balon. The Yetis were too fast, they swung on trees and one of them already dived at Diego. Balon got to her first, and pushed her out of dangers way. They rolled on the snow together and when the Yetis jumped straight for them Balon used his Earth powers and created a coccoon made of rocks around them both. They could hear the yetis beating the cocoon with their fists and roaring angrily.
”This wont hold very long ” Diego said.
”I know ” Balon said, ”We have to think of a plan of action here. ”
”We must fight ” Diego said.
Balon sais nothing, he knew she was right. One of the Yetis punched a hold through the coccoon.
”Prepare yourself Princess ” Balon said.
A whistle came through and the yetis retreated.
”What happened? ” Diego gasped.
The coccoon broke apart and they found themselves in the presence of the Winter Lands Huntsmen.
e saved ” Balon assured.
Altar woke up alone covered in snow. He did not know where he was nor what direction to go.
”Balon? Diego….? ” He looked around but the only response hed get is the sound of the cold wind cutting through the skeleton trees.
Altar began walking to wherever the wind took him. The snow was so thick that with every step Altar took his legs would get buried in till his knees.
”This sucks ” Altar said aloud to himself.
His voice echoed back at him. Altar sensed another presence and that made him stop in his tracks and pause. His left reached for his blades slowly, then something jumped at him from the trees covered in white fur. Altar dived away and rolled on the snow scanning the figure infont of him.
”Ugly face, white fur….well Ill be damned ” Altar whistled, ” This what Balon was talking about huh? ”
The yeti roared and beat its chest. Altar tried to keep his cool, the weather was too cold for him he felt as thought he was freezing. The wounds in his palms under the bandages began hurting again, including the one on his shoulder.
”Fifty percent huh… ” he said to himself.
While Altar was fixed on the yeti he saw infront of him another appeared from out of nowhere then slapped the boy on the chest. The hit was so strong it sent thr boy yards away till he hit on a tree with his back then fell on the snow.
Altar quickly rose to his feet and saw the yetis closing in from the trees ahead of him. One by one the jumped at him.
The first one Altar evaded, the second got kicked on the face, then the third, he punched the fourth. The fifth one got him, spear heading the boy into the snow.
Altar rolled with the yeti till he was on top then punched it on the face twice. Another one jumped at him and the boy dived away and pulled out both blades. He noticed his hands shivering and his grip on his blades wasnt as tight. Just holding his swords was painful but Altar had to ignore it.
He was fighting two enemies now, the yetis and the cold. Altar found that he was surrounded, they were everywhere, mostly on the trees growling.
”Come on man…. ” he said hopelessly.
Altar made a turn to run then was face to face with a yeti, already with its teeth locked on his blade that was inches from his nose. Altar panted and his heart beat faster.
That was too close. The Yetis on the trees inhaled a gust of wind then blew it straight at the boy hitting them both with the yeti. Altar wasnt able to escape from that, he found himself laying on the snow like a star exhausted and cold.
I can handle them all Altar thought,
ot like this… he found his blades next to him.
The yetis caught up to him from the trees then inhaled again for another wind attack.
”Really? ” Altar sighed. He didnt have time to catch his breath, he sheathed his swords then made a run for it.
The wind attacks left holes in the snow for every shot. Some of the attacks tore through the trees, Altar knew getting caught by one of those again would be bad. He found himself running in a frozen river then he had an idea on where he could be. He remembered on Balons map he saw a the Frozen Pool in the Cold Forest of Yetis.
”This river will lead to the Frozen Pool….thats close to the kingdom of Winter, and far from the Boarders…from Balon and Diego. I must go back.
Distracted by his thoughts one of the yetis dived at him catching Altar till they rolled on the ice leaving cracks. The yetis had torn Altars green jacket and only his metal armour was visible. The ice under the yeti cracked then broke, the yeti fell in the ice cold water. Altar staggered back then ran on ahead to avoid falling in the water but his leg got stuck then frozen. The ice traveled from his right leg up to his thight then his waist in unbelievable speed.
Whats happening? He thought, whos doing this?
The boy rose his body temperature breaking the ice off him but then the river underneath him melted and he fell in
.After falling in the river the water spat him right out and Altar knocked on a tree coughing. Before he could move, ice appeared all around his body immobilizing him completely.
A man appeared infront of the boy with his hand on his hip.
”So its you? ” Altar hissed.
”Silence Dornish ” the man said, ”How dare you step on this Country? ”