- a crossbow especially of medieval times
Elena peeked over the rosebush. Two men appeared, headed towards the castle that stood proud in the distance. Finally, she had been waiting since dawn. The men halted their mounts, leaning close to whisper. Elena strained to hear the conversation.
“The guards have been paid, yes?”
“Yes. Everything is in place. You should have no problem getting into the castle and completing the task.”
Elena slipped an arrow into her arbalest and took aim. The rumors were true. A master assassin had been hired to kill her king.
Not if she had anything to say about it.