Esher & Shild

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This sketch features Beowulf and Grendel’s great-grandfather, Shild, on his first quest in the highland’s of Daneland.  Shild started the day hunting wild boar (his friend, Esher, was hunting herbs), but the boar led them deep into a forests where it escaped.  The forest floor was shrouded in fog and before long Shild stumbled upon a mere filled with fire-snakes (that he swear he dreamed of once before).  At once familiar and frightening, Shild is compelled into the swamp, where a dark destiny awaits…