The Ruins of Gorlan


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  • ""Will unfolded the sheet and read the words Halt had written there. 'The boy Will has the potential to be trained as a Ranger. I will accept him as my apprentice' ". (Flanagan 41)
  • Exposition
  • The Kalkara are assassins. Once they've been given a specific target, they will do anything in their power to reach that person and kill them. "Can't we stop them?" Will asked. They're very difficult to kill. They have a thick hair covering that is matted and bonded together almost like scales. An arrow will hardly penetrate. But legend has it that they are particularly vulnerable to fire and its gaze can paralyze you-much like how a snake freezes a bird with its gaze before it kills it." (Flanagan 182)
  • Conflict
  • "One person, riding hard, and using two horses, could make it in less than a day to Redmont, and then lead the Baron and the Battlemaster here, to the Ruins. If the Kalkara keep moving at the pace they are, we might be able to intercept them. It'll be close, but it's possible. And with two warriors like Arnold and Rodney on hand, we'll stand a far better chance of stopping the damn things once and for all." (Flanagan 206)
  • Rising Action
  • The massive arm swung, catching Halt a glancing blow and sending him rolling forward, unconscious. But the beast had no time to finish him off, as Baron Arald stepped up to meet it, broadsword humming in a deadly arc for its neck. The Kalkara was wickedly fast and it ducked the killing blow, then slammed its talons into Arald's exposed back. He would've died then and there had it not been for Sir Rodney. The Battlemaster whirled the heavy axe, and crashed it into the Kalkara's side. The armor of wax-matted hair protected the beast, but then Sir Rodney let the weapon drop from his grasp and stood before the monster, totally at its mercy as the power of the Kalkara's gaze as it robbed him of his will and ability to think." (Flanagan 229)
  • Climax
  • "Will brought the arrow back to full draw, wincing at the pain as the flames singed against his bow hand. He raised his hand to allow for the extra weight of the pitch and released. The arrow soared in a spark-trailing arc, the wind of its passage subduing the flame to a mere coal. The Kalkara saw the flash of light coming and turned to look, sealing its own fate as the arrow struck it square in the chest." (Flanagan 230)
  • Falling Action
  • "Will he said, in a voice that echoed to the farthest corners of the massive room, "I owe you my life. There is no thanks inadequate for that." (Flanagan 239)
  • Resolution
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