[Here's my first free build for LOM. I'm in Enalica. Sorry about the bad photo quality of some of the pics...as you can tell, on some the greenscreen worked and on others...well, not so much. Anyway, here we go!]
Neuros sat inside his palace. The dilapidated walls reminded him of a time long past, one more splendid.
Ah, for the days of old, he thought. As he thought, he reminisced, his mind casting back to that fateful day...
Loud sounds echoed through the castle. They were sounds of battle, sounds that Neuros wanted to shut out of his mind. He had been duly warned that this would happen, and he didn't listen.
Footsteps sounded in the corridor. Neuros became alert.
Hilden, the captain of the guard, came through the archway. "It is a revolt. All the guards are against us."
"You bring grave news, Hilden," responded Neuros. "Where are they now?"
"They are at the gates, attempting to force an entrance, m'lord."
Hilden leaned on the wall and uttered a deep sigh. "Things do not look good, m'lord."
"What would you recommend?"
"There is only one thing we can do."
"And what is that?" queried Neuros.
With that, Hilden unsheathed his axes, two sharp blades on long, stout poles.
"Follow me, m'lord. I will take you to the enemy."
"Lead the way, good man."
The pair traversed the dark corridors, approaching the gate.
"We must hurry, or they will force their way in," advised Hilden.
They arrived at the gate. Hilden held up a finger. "Listen, m'lord." Neuros put his ear to the door and listened.
"Are you sure we can just push the door open?" someone said.
"Yes! I told you this already! It'll be a walk in the park!" Some shuffling, more loud whispering and a few knocks were heard.
"Quickly!" Neuros urged. "Bar the gate!" The two picked up a heavy beam and placed it in the gate's bracket.
The beam in place, the two turned around and leaned upon the gate, waiting.
Outside, two soldiers pushed on the gate.
"Eh! You said it would just open!"
"I don't know why it's not."
One peered through a crack. "It appears to be barred."
They pushed again, but with the same result.
"Look," said one, an older veteran. "There's no use. We need to get in another way."
"No use? NO USE? What mean you, sir? This is the only entrance, and we shall get in."
"Not by pushing."
"Ah, correct. By this!" With a flourish, the younger soldier pulled out a torch.
"Yes! This is the key to the castle!" And he set it to the gate.
"M'lord? Do you smell smoke?" Hilden asked.
"Actually, yes. This door is heating up, too."
"It can only mean one thing."
They turned and left, the heat on their backs. Behind them, the gates burned.