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Goom the Smuggler: Part VI

Dennis burst through the door with a frantic look in his eyes. "Dragon!" he screamed.

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Goom the Smuggler: Part I

Part I It was midnight in Fairyland, and a moonless night sky flooded the Forest of Wrin with darkness. Goom couldn't sleep despite his exhaustion.

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Goom the Smuggler: Part XIV

"Oh shit" Dennis said. Goom turned his back on his brother and walked toward the town of Kuurlok.

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Goom the Smuggler: Part III

Goom awoke the next morning, grateful for his first night of restful sleep in several days, but that only lasted until Goom saw that the minstrels were gone and they'd stolen everything. "No! No!" Go...

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Goom the Smuggler: Part XII

On the far side of the chamber there was a sleeping Vaerkuna, and Fewla laid near its feet. She was alive. The rise and fall of her torso was barely visible across the dark expanse of the cave chambe...

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Goom the Smuggler: Part IX

It was as if a giant, mythical beast were closing in on them, and here they were, shouting on its doorstep. The sound indicated that whatever was approaching them was getting nearer and nearer. It d...

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Goom the Smuggler: Part XIX

Fewla's journey was so swift and uneventful, that we can just skip over the whole thing and pick up with her later. Goom trudged along behind the five Ulimni. His body still ached from the spell cast ...

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Goom the Smuggler: Part XXIII

The dragon took to the sky to get a better view of her victim. Goom stretched and strained as he climbed nearer and nearer to the glowing lute. A cacophony of geologic destruction was all around...

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Goom the Smuggler: Part XXVII

Out of the smoke, Sil-kuru emerged atop his six-legged steed. In one hand he held the reins, in the other, a long, curved blade. Fewla was tied up and laying in front of him. "Smuggler!" Sil-kuru sho...

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Goom the Smuggler: Part XV

Dennis and Fewla watched his go, but Murt was already walking in the opposite direction. Now that he was traveling alone and in the open, with neither the Forest of Wrin nor the Cave of Whispers to c...

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Goom the Smuggler: Part X

The Vaerkuna gathered itself and grabbed the wilted faun with one of its giant clawed hands before letting out a half-hearted roar and retreating from the cave. "Murt? Murt?" Dennis was holding his he...

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Goom the Smuggler: Part XVI

On the far bank of the river, a good distance from the end of the chase, Goom was coughing up water. He'd never felt so unthirsty in his life. He crawled toward the cover of the forest before him and ...

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Goom the Smuggler: Part VIII

Goom, Murt, and Dennis found a boulder to shield them from the blaze, but Fewla was not so lucky. While the dragon reloaded her fire breath, Goom picked up Fewla,

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Goom the Smuggler: Part IV

"Take us there," Goom commanded. His eyes narrowed and a smile made its way to the corner of his mouth. "Great plan. I love it," Dennis added dismissively. "And what about the ale?"

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Goom the Smuggler: Part XXI

Back near the top of the mountains, Goom had been placed on a sort of altar like some type of sacrifice. He understood that the occult display of sorcery in which the Ulimni had cast a ring of fire ab...

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Goom the Smuggler: Part XI

"Oh, good. They're showing us how to get out of this miserable place," Murt said as he followed his brother toward the tunnel. Dennis sighed, but he followed as well. With some painstaking effort in ...

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Goom the Smuggler: Part XX (part II)

"Martin!" Dennis yelled with his arms outstretched. The weasel knocked him to the ground with his nose and was sniffing him all over while Dennis giggled and fought him off. "Okay, Martin," Murt said...

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Goom the Smuggler: Part XIV

The dragon continued to hover in the air before Goom, but she produced no fire. She was spellbound by the dwarf who nimbly plucked at her heartstrings. Goom's gamble had paid off. He'd noticed the con...

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Goom the Smuggler: Part XVIII

"Well, what is the right answer if you're so smart?" Dennis asked. "I don't know," he replied. He made a mental note to ask his brother when he saw him again.

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Goom the Smuggler: Part XXII

Martin still enjoyed the incredible speed afforded to him by virtue of the dragon heartstring on his forepaw. He zipped around like a hummingbird with ADHD, and he was able to elude the spells. "Goom!...

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