Nyx’s 7 Tips to Mounting a Rescue

So it was decided that since Delvin got to do a list, I’m going to do one too.  The others are being told that they might have to wait until November because of this Halloween thing next month.  Look, I don’t really want to be here and talk about . . . true love?  Yeah, that’s not going to happen.  Considering how often I have to rescue everyone, I’m going to talk about that.

  1. Always give your friends a chance to get out of trouble.  If you’re always coming in to save them at the slightest sign of trouble then they’ll depend too much on you.  This can also help them get stronger or at least learn a lesson about jumping into a situation without thinking.
  2. Try not to constantly remind them about the rescue.  We’re basically family, so there’s no reason to go beyond the usual teasing that siblings do.  At least that’s what I think they do.  The closest person I had to a sibling was Sari when we were eight, so that might be a strike against me.
  3. To avoid dragging the injured and exhausted captive into a fight, try to use subtle attacks and tricks.  Take the form of a guard or simply steal a uniform.  Be patient and wait for an opportunity to strike when the enemy isn’t paying attention.  The least amount of trouble the better the rescue mission.
  4. There is a chance that #3 is impossible due to getting seen, time restraints, boredom, anger management issues, or any number of totally reasonable excuses.  In this case, go in with as much noise and power as you can.  I find that blowing the roof completely off with a single fire blast can make a great first impression.
  5. Never be afraid to ask for help on a rescue mission.  Even the strongest can use a friend or two who specializes in skills that they lack.  For example, I would use Sari to sneak while I act as a distraction.
  6. Maybe this should have come up earlier, but it helps to have some kind of plan before going in.  Nothing too complicated because you have to be flexible.  I like to get an idea of which side I’m attacking from and where my friends will be.  Actually, those are essential to a battle caster, especially one that could wipe out small armies.  In my defense, I’ve yet to . . . wait . . . Uh, never mind.
  7. This is the most important tip and it can surpass all the others.  PREVENT THE CAPTURE IN THE FIRST PLACE!  I know I said let your friends get themselves out of trouble, which is true.  This tip is about preventing the trouble from happening in the first place.  If you still want to make a point, add a wind spell to knock your friend off their feet and show no sympathy when they complain about the bruise.  Just politely tell them to pull up their pants and go back to your dinner.

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About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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9 Responses to Nyx’s 7 Tips to Mounting a Rescue

  1. It’s surprising how often #7 gets neglected.

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  2. Good tips, I’ll have to remember them next time I’m rescuing a friend from an army of undead zombies.


  3. L. Marie says:

    I totally thought I commented on this post. Good thing I came back to check. Number 6 made me laugh the most as I consider Nyx’s personality and past.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Pingback: 7 Tips to Stopping a Rescue Mission | Legends of Windemere

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