S: The Troll's Bridge By: Drew Savery
FC: The Troll's Bridge By:Drew Savery
1: This all started with the massive green rancid smelling troll. This particular troll lived under the only bridge that crosses over the swampy insect filled river. This bridge was a vital crossing point for King Skelinia and his knights. One day in late winter the king's daughter the princess was riding her horse across the troll's bridge.
2: As the princess crossed the bridge she heard something moving under the bridge. When suddenly the massive green troll lunged out from under the bridge and climbed onto the bridge and laughed at the sight of the small princess who had nothing to defend herself with. The princess tried to turn around on the narrow bridge but realized with her horse it was nearly impossible to do anything on that bridge. soon after the troll realized that the princess was stuck and started walking towards her, with his weight shaking the bridge as he stepped. As the troll got within arms reach of the princess he grabbed her off of her horse and jumped off the bridge and crawled under it. The troll's cave under the bridge went underground and had torches lining the wall for light.
3: As soon as the princess was in his cave she was tied up against a large tree root in the middle of the cave. By now it was quite late and the princess fell asleep, only to be woken up by the loud snoring of the large troll. After being woken up the princess did not sleep for the rest of the long cold night. Meanwhile in the castle the king started to wonder if the princess had made it safely to her destination of Huntsville so he sent a messenger out to see if she had made it. As the messenger approached the bridge he proceeded slower and more careful for the bridge was covered with ice and fresh snow the troll did hear the messenger crossing the bridge, he looked out after the messenger crossed and saw he was from the castle. As soon as the messenger crossed the bridge he picked up his pace again towards Huntsville.
4: Soon enough the messenger reached the town and went to the local church the princess was supposed to be staying there but the pope had not seen her at all. The messenger was invited to stay the night at the church so he did. as soon as morning came the messenger was back on his way to the castle. As he approached the bridge he slowed down to cross it again still unaware that under the bridge was the princess and the troll. When the messenger was on the other side of the bridge he noticed something moving in the bushes to the side of the path, he dismounted his horse and walked over to the animal. he realized once he got close enough that it was the princess' horse. So he looked around for any sign for the princess this search led him under the bridge and into the troll's cave. Inside the cave the troll heard the messenger walking in and then the messenger saw a big shadow around a corner and ran for the entrance of the cave.
5: The messenger ran back and jumped on his horse with the troll chasing him out of the cave. The messenger rode his horse at sprinting speed to the castle to inform the king about the troll and his daughter. He rode over the drawbridge and got to the portcullis and yelled at the guards to open it, they let him in to the inner bailey and he ran inside the keep to the king. Immediately after he informed the king of this he went to his best knight Sir Springfell to go and slay the troll and rescue his daughter. So of he went to slay the beastly troll he packed up his armor, weapons and food that he would need for this quest. it was later in the day when he arrived at the cave so he set up a camp about a mile away from the bridge to spend the night. Sir Springfell built a large fire and drifted off into sleep.
6: Soon enough morning came and the bright sun woke Sir Springfell up, he warmed some bread up with the remains of his fire from the night before and ate it quickly. Soon after he polished and sharpened his sword and put on his armor. The knight traveled to the mouth of the cave and walked inside looking for the troll who he found in the largest part of the cave still sleeping. The knight standing above the large troll in shining armor drew his sword and raised it above his head, as he raised his sword his armor squeaked and awakened the large troll into a rage. The troll grabbed what was closest to him and swung it wildly at the knight who ducked under it and swung his sword upward into the trolls gut, the troll doubled over and once again the knight struck this time hitting the troll on the top
7: of his head. This strike made it impossible for the troll to move, the knight stood over it and aimed a strike for the large neck and swung. The troll's head popped off and the knight cut the princess free grabbed the head and left the cave. Both the knight and the princess mounted their horses and started riding back towards the castle. When the two arrived the king ordered that there was to be a celebration for the safe return of his daughter and the knight killing the troll.