The Yoders’ Home
Forest West of Selma
i Sixth Horse Port House
Ransis entering Serapool
rode into the Salmonil capital heralded by the bells strapped to his
waist and welcomed by the guards. Warriors
came out by the hundreds to see him ride in.
They, like the staff at the horse port house awaited the news of
his message. He held the
gold tablet up high and the way cleared before him.
Two young scouts named Koric and Septic followed behind him on
shouted to his companion above the general din of celebration, “I
suppose General Araknik really did do it.”
He looked over at Septic who gave no reaction.
He leaned over and said a little louder, “I told you so.”
shook his head. “No,
it’s only one battle against a weak tribe.
Even you could have
You just can’t admit you’re wrong.
This victory proves that even those of low blood can lead men
well into battle. Araknik
is from the Nomar tribe, you know.”
shrugged his shoulders incredulously and said with tension in his voice,
“We don’t even know what’s in the scroll yet, it could be a
request for reinforcements.”
laughed and kept laughing so that Septic finally smiled.
right, all right” Septic admitted, “so it’s obvious.
But I hope I don’t have to depend on any of the Nomar during
... what? Don’t look at
me like that.”
you know? The Gray Wolf already got the Council of Tribes to consolidate the Nomar
tribes and scattered them throughout the army.” Araknik preferred to be called Gray Wolf.