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Chapter 42: The Silent Grove

The flight was amazing! The country side of Rivain and then Antiva had the tropical forests surrounding the lands to the northeast. It was then that I started to figure out that this world; this Thedas is on the Southern Continent. Just like South America back home it is colder in the South then it is in the North.

The lush trees that filled the land below moved with the clean air that flowed around it. I wish Earth was just like this pollution free and wild again.

Look at me I sound like a tree huger.

With my sensitive hearing I could hear the birds even from high up.

The jungles were immense as it suddenly gave way to swamp and marshland. I felt compelled to fly slower over these lands to admire their beauty.

That is until a roar filled the skies.

I turned my head to see another dragon approaching from the swamp. I must have come into its territory when we flew over it.

From the looks of it, it was another High Dragon like me.

“Greetings sister what brings you over the silent grove?” She said to me.

“I am Andraste the dragon healer and we were just heading back to Kirkwall and have been flying all day.” I replied to the dragon.

“Andraste? I've heard of you word travels fast in these parts; please come land here there are no darkspawn on the ground. Our mistress protects us from outside harm. Please come land here for now and rest,” with that she banked and headed back towards the ground.

I followed her knowing that Morrigan was getting tired. Days out at sea had strengthened my muscles and has whooped me into shape. I don't even feel a bit tired, but seeing the young dragon mage I must comply. Banking down towards the swamp below it surprised me that there was a building here. But knowing the history of this place it seems as no surprise. Landing I allowed my passengers to get off and Morrigan finally on the ground collapsed. Her heavy heaving was a sure sign of her exhaustion. Dragons suddenly appeared out of nowhere lifting her up and dragging her away.

“What is going on?” asked Roslyn.

“I don't know but whatever this place is it is crawling with dragons,” Oghren said as he unleash his axe.

“You can put away your weapons they will not harm you,” said a voice.

Turning they were greeted by the sight of a woman dressed like a witch of the wild. Her rough spun clothes though revealing show that she is woman of stature. Her staff with the skull of some sort of herbivore held high and her head piece reminds me a bit like how Flemeth would look in her true form. Indeed she is a witch of the wilds.

“We come in peace our friend is exhausted and we wish the seek refuge here,” said Aleria always the noble.

“Then you are welcome here I am Yavana keeper of the Silent Grove. I see you are traveling with dragons my friend, tell me are you the dragon known as Andraste?” she said addressing me.

I bowed low to show her respect, “I am she,” I replied.

“Ah so what they say is true then, you can speak in the tongue of men just like Flemeth and the witches of the wilds.” she said to me.

I lowered myself to her height as she ran her hand over my snout and over the scars of several battles. And then she looked into my red eyes, “I have never seen a dragon with red eyes before you are truly unique Andraste,” she said.

“I get that a lot, but my friends and I really could use the rest,” I said standing tall again.

“I understand, you can rest in the temple I often have travelers rest there. I normally don't get them very often mainly the elves who travel through these parts. But you can rest there and gain your strength it is where my sister sleeps also.” she said nodding their thanks Alistair and the others went to drop off their gear and hopefully rest before our continued flight to Kirkwall.

I laid down in the courtyard my body finally feeling the weight of the ground beneath me.

“So tell me Yavana why are you hiding this place?” I asked looking at wonder at all the dragon-accommodated buildings and areas around the grove. My wings were relaxed and tucked to my side in a gesture of relaxation and exhaustion.

“The silent grove was made centuries ago by the Tevinters as a way to worship their gods. It was built as a sanctuary to all dragons and anyone who came in with ill intent was killed on sight. Inside the temple are the remnants of the dragon gods before they were corrupted by the greed of the Imperium. It was here the dragons and humans could find peace. After the first Blight however people turned their backs on the old gods and started hunting all dragons down as a result of their anger.” she said sadly.

“Including dragon mages?” I said

“Yes including dragon mages,” she said as she sat down on a nearby rock.

“You know I have protected this spot for five hundred years and I have never heard of a dragon such as yourself seek the healing arts before,” she said curiously as she turned her head towards me.

“How so?” I asked.

“They said that only the dragon queen has the power of healing among dragons.”

“Dragon queen?” I asked

“Yes, I guess when I mentioned her you don't know a thing about her then?” she said

“No I don't,” I replied truthfully.

“She is the one that all dragons gave reverence too a dragon of incredible power...and yet she was full of compassion and wisdom. They said she was unique among the dragon mages in that she had the power and knowledge of a healer. Unlike other high dragons she chose the healers path, a path that was carved as an example to all dragons and dragon mages that they are the just rule in the skies.” she said

I was intrigued by this tale that Yavana  told me. I was also curious as to why she treated us with such hospitality but I figured that since I am a dragon and Morigan is a dragon then everything will be ok.



It was the next morning that I realized how wrong we were. Yavana stood over us her staff held high as I fought through the chains that were wrapped around me.

“What is the meaning of this!” I called out to her.

“It is nothing personal Dragon-Healer but I am doing this for my dragons.” she said and a roar filled the skies.

I struggled to break free of the chains the held me as the roar grew louder and a large shadow passed over me. Looking up I saw a dragon approach this one I dreaded.

It was Lusacan the Archdemon of Night.

His massive horned head greeted me as he approached and Yavana bowed to him, “My lord,” she said.

“You have done well Yavana as promised your dragon reserve shall be spared now we shall take what is ours and be gone from here. You can do what you wish with the others,” with that I was pulled away while the darkspawn horde came out of the bushes to handle me. I struggled with all my might but they wrapped my snout with chains. I tried to burn the chains but they appeared to be enchanted. I screamed with all my might but there was only silence.

“You won't get free of those my dear,” Lusacan said when he bowed his head low to my level.

“Those chains are specially made for dragon mages even those like you,” he said as he lifted himself in the air.

“Let's go!” he said and tore open a portal through the very plains of existence and into the unknown. I felt myself being pulled by dozens of ogres into the portal to my very prison that awaits me.


a/n: Hi I'm not dead just had this major writers block for this story so I waited for some inspiration. I know this chapter is a bit short but that is all I can come up with for now. It is sort of a cliff hanger and it is not going to end in hiatus I assure you. I am currently busy at work and my other story was taking up most of my time. So chapter updates will be slow. I was inspired to finish this one by the release of the Dragon Age 3 Teaser found on You Tube. So yes Ladies and Gentlemen this is unedited and spurned at the moment so here you go.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Foreign Pop Music
  • Reading: Fanfiction
  • Watching: TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Playing: Okami
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: Water
Part 1

I've been tagged by :iconadonovan94:

ok on to the questions

1. Heard OF the game Five Nights At Freddies? If so you have a fav character?
Yep but I've never played it

2. What song are you obsessing over
Indila's Ego Nightcore Version (Yes I know it is in French but I am weird that way)

3. Fav fantasy Creature?
Dragons, Mermaids, Gryphons and shapeshifters

4. any stories and fanfics coming up that I should know :D (Big Grin)
:iconadonovan94:'s stories um....I am writing two stories which are for Assassin's creed though i am not that great of a writer.

5. do you love TMNT (Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles)
YES! Saw the new Movie it was AWESOME!

6. Fav Ninja Turtle?
All of them

7. have you been thinking about making a Persona some time?

8. If you had a superpower what would it be?
Controling the elements (So I don't have to breath in this Volcanic Air all day!)

9. What's in your mind about food right now, Hungry?
Yes I am hungry for some shrimp omlet or I can go for some raw poke perferably Ahi or Anenui

10. LOOK ITS A UFO!!!!!
Go the fuck away man unless I can take a vacation for about 20 years. 

Part 2

OC Interview
Charcter OC: Aquila
Ibn-La'Ahad (Al'Sayf)
Fandom: Assassin's Creed

Tagged by the Awesome :iconadonovan94:

1. Hi! What's your real name and nickname?
Aquila Ibn-La'Ahad  Ibn-La'Ahad is my maiden name I was once married now widdowed.

2. Interesting... what's your current age?
838 years old that is because I am under a curse to transform into a giant eagle due to a blotched poisoning.

3. Uh-huh. What's your favourite food?
Chinese food and sushi

4. And your favourite drink?
Herbal Tea helps to sooth the soul

5. Confession time! Who's your crush/lover?
 My husband Malik Al-Syaf but he has been dead for over 800 years.

6. Aww! Have you kissed yet?
I was married what do you think

7. Classic question! What's your favourite colour?
I don't have one

8. Who's your favourite author?
If I had to guess I would say J.R.R. Tolkien after all the modeled the birds after me.

9. Now what's your biggest fear?
Watching the Assassins fall to disarray after Daniel Cross's betrayal and purge of our Order. 

10. *stifles a giggle* I'm not laughing... Sorry. Any siblings?
One twin Brother Altair but he died at the ripe old age of 92

11. Almost done, it's only twenty questions. Who's your hero?
I have none

13. What would you do if your hero and your worst enemy got together?
Kind of hard to answer that one if my worst enemy is not singular but an organization that hides in shadows. All I would know is that it would be a blood bath.

14. Interesting... what would you do if you met your creator?
Allah? Well hmmm maybe invite him to dinner I have no idea since it never occured to me.

15. Okay, I'll contact them right now. Done! Now, what do you want to be when you grow up?
I have been an adult for nearly a millenia so why are you asking this. 

16. What's your worst nightmare?
Watching the Assassins become nothing more then a distant memory. And watching my student become nothing more then an pawn in the scheme of things when he should have the freedom to choose how to live his life.

17.What's your life-long dream?
To remain free to choose my own path.

18.What would you do if your life-long dream came true?
I would be at peace with my self.

19. Okay, where's your favourite place to relax?

In the sky observing everything below me like the eagle that I am.

20. Last question! What do you spend most of your time doing?
Keeping tabs on the Assassins that are left around the world. Hmm Training Desmond to become whom he was mean't to be. Stoping the Templars from ruling the world and keeping myself a secret.

21. We're done! Now tag whoever you want. DO IT.
:iconjuleshawke: :icontyrannosaur1984: :iconlecidre: :iconyoukaiyume: give a shot guys :P


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Martha Kahalewai
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Real Name: Martha Waiokalehua Kahalewai

Nickname: Marty because the guys at work think it is funny

Deviant Name: Blackdragon21

Origin: Molokai, Hawaii

Current Residence: Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Age: 31

Occupation: Night Stalker (stocking shelves not killing people)

Place of Occupation: Home Depot, Kona

Height: 5'3 (Yes, i am a shorty)

Eye color: Reddish Dark Brown almost black

Hair color: Raven Black but because of hawaiian sunlight a very dark brown

Artistic Type: Mostly Fanartist due to job description.

Style used: Manga/Anime and learning how to do digital arts

If you were a Transformer what Type would you be?:

Answer: Seeker Class

If you could morph into anything in the world what would that be?

A Dragon

If you could pilot any spacecraft from any genre what ship would you pilot?

Mass Effect 3's Normandy SR-2

What Elder Scrolls Class do you pick when you play any of the games?

Argonian (Because I get to breathe underwater without magical aid)

Current Residence: Kailua Kona Hawaii
Favourite genre of music: Jpop,Kpop, rock, instrumental (from movie soundtracks only), symphonic rock and world music (in other words multi lingual music that interests me.)
Favourite style of art: anime style
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: I-Pod shuffle
Favourite cartoon character: Aang from Avatar the last Airbender
Favorite Video Game Characters: Joker from Mass Effect and Desmond Miles from Assassin's Creed.
Personal Quote: If you don't got the tools the best bet is to make due with what you have and improvise.



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cricketumpire Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
"Make them less blue!" was a pointless request - the eyes were at the heart of the husky's appeal  Changing Eye Changing Eye    Delighted you liked them as they were Martha!wolfblink 
riptidespiritwolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
blaaaaaaaaaaack. inquisition came out when is there gonna be more of andy the dragon, i keep reading where she got dragged into the eluvian
blackdragon21 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i have not played it yet! real life is a bitch and i only have time to work on my comic or anything during lunch
riptidespiritwolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
lol you should make a ask andy the dragon XD 
blackdragon21 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i could but nah so I realized that I had not put all the chapters here on Deviant so I am going to do that so there are about ....42 chapters total including the ones already posted so I have about 20 something chapters to post on deviant.
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you saw past the media fuss to see the value of "50 Shades of Grey..." Cat  

Thanks so much for the faving of it Martha   Thumbs up 
blackdragon21 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem
vesssel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
Thanks for the fave! Feel free to check out my Facebook page for more art. :D
EdiePhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015   Digital Artist

Thanks a lot for the :+fav: on Silence

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