Unlikely Heroes

A 98-post collection

Challenge #03467-I179: Lofty Goals

What if Amatu were to go up on cliffs and up in trees and work on his fear of heights. Sometimes, even severe phobias, can be lessened and controlled through careful exposure. While they're not always overcome, they can sometimes at least be controlled. After all, flying is an incredible thing to have when being an adventurer.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03375-i087-elevation-trepidation -- The New Guy

On the Windy Plains there was an entirely different method of play. They called it "kiting" though it probably had a word known to professionals. It involved using the wind to gain as much elevation as one was comfortable with, and then going just that little bit further.

Vee Antheson, twelve-year-old draconic bloodline sorceror, was terrible at it. She would sometimes beg a 'lift' from Amatu just so she could attempt to fly with the use of a strong headwind.

Knowing that Wraithvine was waiting with Featherfall readied was a remarkable boost to Amatu's confidence. Yet, in its way, it was worse than learning how to ride a velocipede[1]. The first step was always learning how to move against your instincts. Chief among those was looking down.

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Challenge #03460-I172: Well Met Again

Could we have a story where the new young reborn Anthe and the young, highly magic, thief that Wraithvine adopted meet? Maybe they're both at his side at some point? Please?

From stories:

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03360-i072-hello-all-over-again

and

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03371-i083-deja-vu-all-over-again -- Anon Guest

[AN: Sorry, Nonny, but those stories are unrelated. Different time zones]

She was introduced as Gikka Winbelburrough at the next inn. Given good warm food and some relaxing tea. And a very confusing

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Challenge #03434-I146: Born Again Gormlessness

They find a necromancer willing to make a new body for the poor idiot. But the person will lose all their magic and have to learn everything back from square one. Maybe learn better manners and respect as well.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03245-h336-2020-hindsight -- Anon Guest

"I don't know about the rest of you, but I'll need a holiday after this. I'm getting old and creaky."

Yngvar, barely visible under a newly-invented Helm of Obviousness, said, "How long do Kobolds

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Challenge #03391-I103: Time Enough

The thoughts and inner feelings of the old witch as new students come to call. Someone to pass their knowledge to, and, perhaps, a new, young apprentice here to take their place when old age finally takes its dues?

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03335-i047-accepting-the-price -- Anon Guest

Varicelle had taken an overdose in her elder years, and had been looking for cures for old age for millennia. Alas, every fountain of youth had its price. A price too severe for an

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Challenge #03384-I096: Evening the Scores

They have been "brat" their entire life. Or, when called to with less harsh tones, "brainless". They were intelligent, they tried to be kind, but always the same cruel words. As they wandered the world they met a band a travelers who helped them find a new name, and took the traveler into their arms, helping heal a broken spirit. -- Fighting Fit

There are houses with too many children. Spaces too small for the people occupying them. Nevertheless, those spaces can

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Challenge #03375-I087: Elevation Trepidation

They begin a determined quest to find a way to protect wraithvine and other GOOD magic users from the devastating effects of that powerful spell. And, begin to test Amatu to see just how powerful his abilities truly are, including to see if those wings really will help him fly.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03327-i039-a-brief-and-regrettable-encounter -- DaniAndShali

The water looked even further down from the top of the overhang. "I'm not sure about this," said Amatu. "I've only ever glided before.

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Challenge #03369-I081: Consequences of the Forgotten

Can we have a story about Wraithvine having to teach this doofus to be a "mini me" of him as it were? That is, since he was begging to follow hir around and basically learn to be just like them?

It's from this one. https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03319-i031-lesson-two -- Anon Guest

Nobody trailed after Wraithvine like a lost duckling. There were things to learn and the eternal Wizard knew everything. Including the simple fact that there is more to learn.

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Challenge #03360-I072: Hello All Over Again

They find Anthe's reincarnation, and this little imp is just as wild, as adventurous, and as fun-loving as her previous incarnation.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03315-i027-do-better#@internutter/re-bkf-r6duuq -- Lessons

Kobolds, like Goblins, are remarkably prolific. Considering that their usual destiny is to end as a brief and crunchy squeak, this is entirely understandable. If they didn't breed like flies, there would be none of the species left. Whilst the Goblins have a complicated labyrinth for their departed souls, the Kobolds

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Challenge #03354-I066: Another Go Around

Kal awakened in a land of mist. Glowing spheres, representatives of the gods, with their verdict. They were going to be merciful. They were going to give this man, who worked so hard to undo the crimes he committed, a second chance. His old partner was writhing in hell, but he may yet escape that fate. Reborn once more to find the path as a healer, rather than a killer.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03308-i020-repaid-in-full -- Anon Guest

There is no

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Challenge #03347-I059: We Know This Looks Bad

He swears his blade to Wraithvine. For as long as he lives, and for generations to come in his family, they swear to be the bodyguards of the eternal elf, and those the elf bade them to protect. The wizard saved him and his entire family, now, his family swears, they will protect the wizard.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03307-i019-the-sword-often-loses -- FightingFit

After the bloodiest of bloody coups, a man of knives takes a knee once more. Offers his blade to

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Challenge #03335-I047: Accepting the Price

Sneaking this in even though you said you wanted to get down to 50 prompts before opening it back up again.

It's from this story btw. https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03240-h331-not-as-expected#@internutter/re-bkf-r3v5fl

As Wraithvine sat without even batting an eye to let the older woman cut the hair, the woman rather surprised to say the least that they'd just sit and allow it, another comes into the home. This being looked almost exactly like the immortal elf. Wore clothing similar,

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Challenge #03329-I041: The Most Important Story

The children of the village gather around Marvin and Lady Anthe and beg them to tell a story about their travels and adventures. -- Anon Guest

"How did we wind up doing this?" said Marvin, still in the process of making his home.

"Ha! That takes me back," Lady Anthe had a sharp-toothed grin. "You used to say that a lot when you were younger and sillier."

"I was very young when we met," he said. He put down his tools so

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Challenge #03327-I039: A Brief and Regrettable Encounter

Wraithvine was down for the count, again! The latest tests to try to find a way to immunize hir, as it were, against the effects of that blasted bell, and the shockingly powerful abilities of Amatu, were proving problematic. The young destined, for his part, was deeply apologetic as Wraithvine awakened again in the bedrolls, head throbbing, and being gently offered a restorative drink as they were trying to find a way to turn that dangerous weapon toward enemies, without harming beloved

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Challenge #03325-I037: Deceptively Simple Spellwork

"Oh I'm going to hate this" muttered Wraithvine as they entered the town to drop off Slippery Sam. Amatu put the bell back in a pack that Wraithvine enchanted so only Amatu could open it, and, to avoid thieves, a curse on the pack so only those that had no intention on stealing it from Amatu could touch it without getting their hands proverbially "slapped".

Poor Wraithvine was going to endure a lot of discomfort while they researched why the bell did

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Challenge #03319-I031: Lesson Two

As Wraithvine was well into their cups, a very kind looking individual comes up to them to put a party hat on their head and give them a hug. As they hug Wraithvine, they whisper into the ear, softly, carefully, "I've likely been around almost as long as you have, though my immortality was accidental, a spell gone haywire. Like you, I've learned to use it to help those in need. Now, I intend to go with you, I'll follow, even if

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