Kalar the Apprentice, № 12

When Kalar entered the village he was met with joyous celebration. The Morgrund had taken many of their elderly and children over time, and they were glad to be rid of it.

He looked all over for Crowstone.

“Where is he?” he asked one of the villagers.

“Gone. He left word for you to travel North. There you will meet him at another village,” one of them said.

Kalar nodded. He was on his own until he could rejoin Crowstone further North.

“We will hold a feast in your honour!” they told him.

He moved on the next morning.

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Kalar the Apprentice, № 11

The Morgrund was crouched amongst the marshes when he found it. He crept upon it with sword drawn. Swift and silent.

At the last moment the creature turned to attack. Kalar swung at it with one mighty blow of his Father’s blade. It cut the hideous abnormality straight through.

Separated head from body in a blood-curdling scream unlike anything Kalar had heard before.

“It is done!” he said, satisfied.

He plucked its head from the water and with a grim sense of pride carried it back to the village. His trophy.

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Kalar the Apprentice, № 10

They traveled for days to a village to the East. There they found the people plagued by a creature they called ‘the Morgrund.’

“Please help us,” the elders asked them.

Crowstone spoke to Kalar at the edge of the village. “You will find the Morgrund and kill it, Kalar. It is not a creature born of this world, so keep your wits.”

“Are you not coming, Crowstone?” Kalar asked.

Crowstone shook his head. “You must face this test alone.”

Kalar set out the next morning with only his sword for company.

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Kalar the Apprentice, № 09

They sat by the fire, eating.

“You have done well in understanding the basics of windcraft, Kalar. I am very pleased,” Crowstone said. “And your skill with a blade is commendable.”

Kalar smiled. “I am an apprentice in your shadow.”

Crowstone laughed. He pointed a finger in Kalar’s direction. “And as such you will face three tests. One will test your strength and ability with a blade. The other will be in your knowledge of the windcraft. The third you shall encounter in your journey, and I cannot reveal it to you”.

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Kalar the Apprentice, № 08

Crowstone trained him to use his Father’s sword.

“Thacnor is strong in the dark powers of the winds,” Crowstone said.

Kalar made swift patterns in the air with the heavy blade. His arms had become solid as iron, his back strong as oak. The blade was light in his hands and grew lighter each day.

“Thacnor. That’s his name?” Kalar asked. “I will cleave him in two with my Father’s blade!”

“Yes. But when you meet with him in combat, you will need to be an apprentice of both blade and wind. I will show you how,” Crowstone said.

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Kalar the Apprentice, № 07

“And your whole clan were killed?”

Kalar nodded. “Yes.”

Crowstone was quiet for a while.

“There have been many such atrocities in the lowlands. A dark man is responsible for these atrocities,” he said.

“A dark man?” Kalar asked.

Crowstone inhaled from his pipe. “Yes, one I have known in the past. And one I shall know again soon.”

His eyes locked with Kalar’s. “You shall know him too. When it is time.”

For all the heat in the cave, Kalar shuddered. They both sat and watched the fire for a long time. Neither spoke further.

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