She was on her usual rounds scouting the area for any signs of the enemy's spies and assassins. Adorning her dark purple tunic, her hood of similar colour drawn over her head. Her face was masked by a black veil eyes glowing a faint violet within. It was a cool crisp night and she struggled to keep from shivering. A light fog hung low to the ground and it slowly flowed between the trees occasionally illuminated by a blue or purple glow from the forest's exotic vegetation.
As the time came for her to return back to the rebel headquarters she felt something unusual while walking down a dark pathway through the forest. Something was watching her, its eyes stabbing into her back. She stopped and turned quickly drawing both her razor sharp daggers that shown a dark violet. The path was barely illuminated by the moon light and she could see only a silhouette of a man stood frozen some fifty yards away obscured by the fog.
A great power emanated from the being and she felt it trying to suffocate her. Dread overwhelming her entire body she began to slowly back away heart pounding. The thing disappeared in a swirl of dark clouds and vanished.
She turned on her heels and cloaked herself with magic and dashed off towards headquarters. Legs covering ground faster than any assassin in her guild. Nearing the end of the forest it reappeared in front of her and sent a wave of dark magic that slammed into her sending her back several yards. She was protected from most of the blast from her wards but felt the drain on her energy heavily. Still cloaked it couldn't see her but undoubtedly felt her presence.
She dashed forward and shadow stepped next to the being embedding her dagger deep into its side with her right hand. The enchanted dagger broke through its wards and erupted in a violent explosion. The bright flash illuminated the entire forest for a split second then violently disintegrated a wide swath of vegetation. The explosion had sent her flying from the forest and into an open field.
Standing up unharmed from the blast she peered through the clearing smoke. The being rushed out at her with a menacing dagger extended. Uncloaked, she sidestepped the charge and spun around. It swung and stabbed at her furiously. Elegantly dodging all of its attacks she snuck her blade underneath its arm. The blade went clean through the inside of its arm and it dropped its dagger jumping back in pain. Then it appeared instantly before her and grabbed her neck with its uninjured arm raising her off the ground. She kicked it in the stomach and cut at its arm which should have severed it but it remained attached.
Summoning what energy she had left before the being crushed her neck, she cast a spell which caused the dark figure to erupt in a green toxic mist. It released her and she stabbed the being in the chest multiple times before she ran off leaving the creature burning and screaming in the field then it vanished instantly and silenced enveloped the field. The only sound she heard was her heavy breathing and light footsteps as she ran.
The door burst open to the tavern and she rushed between the tables towards the bar where her accomplice was stood polishing a mug. People stopped what they were doing and looked alert as she moved by them. The man behind the bar put the mug down immediately. She stopped before him.
"We have been found. I was chased by a Shade. " she said between breaths.
"Are you ok? Did he follow you here?" asked the man his eyes started to glow silvery blue a little worry in his voice.
"I'm fine and I can't be sure. I did some damage but he can't be killed easily. You must leave and take the amulet somewhere far away. It's not safe here anymore. Go quickly we will keep in touch."