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Character Portrait: Lyali Tyr'anea
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Death.

It was around everything and everyone. No one could escape it, no matter how far or how long you ran. It would follow you until you gave in and accepted your fate or collapsed on your knees and begged for it. Death would always follow you, and it will never cease to exist. It walked hand in hand with agony, despair, and torment. All of these things could not describe what Lyali was feeling. There was nothing, not even a light to show her the way to go. Pitch black covered her world as thunderous roars and the sounds of metal clashing with metal entered her senses. A sharp pain caused her to snap her eyes open, and once she did, she noticed feathers. She glanced to the source of pain and spotted the arrow piercing her arm.

Just as she pulled it out, she heard a sound. It wasn’t one of triumph or of reinforcements. It was the sound of the horns and drums signaling a retreat. Who was leaving the battle field? The signal had been lit, giving Loghain the opportunity to strike, just like he had spoken of back at the campsite. Was Loghain leaving the battle field? She parried a sword as it came into her face, darkspawn and Grey Wardens falling in her line of sight. She needed to get out of here, but how? She crawled to her feet, scraping her elbows against the floor as she did so. With as much strength as she could, she pulled herself up and stood on weak knees. She brought two fingers to her mouth and gave a sharp whistle, waiting for her companion to retrieve her. When the white beast appeared, she quickly grabbed the reigns and hauled herself upon his back.

“Let’s get out of here,” she spoke, barely above a whisper, and nudged the horse in a direction. Anywhere, any place would be good as long as she could escape. There was nothing more she could do. Duncan was dead; her fellow Grey Wardens are dead, massacred by the darkspawn. She felt arrows rushing passed her, landing in the other soldiers as she galloped passed them. A shriek of pain caused Lyali to plunge forward as Raenefel fell forward. She quickly recovered and a look of pure shock covered her face. Raenefel lay but a few feet away from her, an arrow sticking from the white beasts head.

“Rae,” Lyali could barely finish as she fended off an Alpha that tried to cleave her in two. There was nothing more she could do for the horse but leave him behind. The alpha roared as he swung his axe once again, trying to sever Lyali’s head from her shoulders. All she could do was roll out of his way and try to scramble to her feet. She lost her sword in the tumble and tried to reach her bow, but could not juggle evading an attack and reaching for her weapon. She spotted a broad sword. She knew she could not handle the weight, but what choice did she have? She rolled once again as the Alpha grew angry at missing. He was swinging his blade wildly now and nipped Lyali’s shoulder as she grabbed the sword.

With the remaining strength she had, she swung the blade and managed to embed it into the Alpha’s abdomen, pushing it further into the beast as its blood poured out. With a final, rage-filled cry, Lyali split the Alpha’s stomach open and watched as he fell to the floor, trying to keep his intestines from spilling out. There was nothing more she could do. All of her energy was gone. There was nothing left to defend herself with and she welcomed the blackness that was now ensuing her.

Had the world gone to hell?