Gods Unchained

Dockside Prowler

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Part of a series of written narrative sketches based on cards from the game Gods Unchained. These are just for fun and are not officially tied to Immutable or Gods Unchained in any way.

Adrian waded through the chest deep water, his eyes fixated on his target. The Neropoi, or water people, as most mortals called them, were extremely secretive and rarely seen away from water. The reason being, they literally lived IN the water. They only came to the surface for necessities mortals could provide, or in Adrian’s case, to fulfill a contract he had taken.

Neropoi are well known for having some of the best assassins in Eucos, having been dubbed “Dockside Prowlers.” This is one big reason high profile mortals stay away from large bodies of water whenever possible. It is all too easy for a Neropoi to come out of the water, kill their mark, then slip right back into the water never to be seen again.

Adrian was one of the best, and he had been paid upfront for the job. His target was facing away from him, standing on the edge of the dock talking to a sailor. Slowly drawing out his pearl-handled short-sword, this job was going to be quick and easy.