By Robert Earl
Lifestyles within the outdated global is a continuing fight for survival, specifically for the nomadic strigany humans, who wander the lands of the Empire. As reviews of odd health problems and disappearing our bodies bring up, the Elector Counts of Averland and Stirland choose to cast off this risk as soon as and for all, through riding the strigany out of the Empire eternally. because the strigany are rounded up, a tremendous strength of hard-bitten mercenaries is shipped to intercept them, yet would-be slaughterers locate the tables became once they observe the strigany have darkish and historic allies who upward thrust to their defence.
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He watched her back, eyes pleading. Then he was gone. The rage that had driven Chera to the act ebbed, and she was left trembling with nausea over the corpse of her first kill. As the battle surged around her, she stood, staring blindly at him, and the haft of her bloodied billhook started to slip through her hands. 32 Before it could fall, she felt cool, bony fingers close around hers. She started, and then looked down into the still, dark eyes of her petru. It was like looking over a precipice into some dark, terrible void.
The armour plate he wore on his chest was dimpled where rust had been scrubbed off. Chera saw these details in a single flash that burned them into her memory, even as she twisted away from the thrust of his lance. She used the momentum of her spinning body to chop the billhook into his neck, and she pulled at his dead weight just as she would have pulled at the dead weight of a three week-old corpse. The steel tip bit deep into the muscles of the mercenary’s neck, and he screamed as he was dragged from the saddle.
Brock looked at him, his face carefully expressionless. ” he asked. ” Brock scowled, and shifted uneasily. “The mountains,” he mused, “at this time of year? ” The domnu looked up, confused by the tone of the old man’s voice. Then he remembered. “Of course, you remember the last one don’t you? ” The petru shrugged. “It was a long time ago,” he said, although by the bitterness in his voice, Brock thought, it could have been yesterday. He sighed, and looked back at the raven. If ever there were creatures of ill omen, they were these black-clad scavengers.