Untold Stories

The Tale of Xiden Part 2: Slaves.

Siward has broken Xiden out of the King’s Prison, but the two still have to make their escape.

The escape route the two took was through one of the air ducts which supplied the tunnel with usable breath. Xiden advised Siward to lash his pack to one booted foot, because the man would never fit if he wore it. Xiden did the same and was therefore afforded much more room than his rescuer. The exit hole was not much larger than a groundhog’s hole, so Xiden pulled some of the sod out with his hands to make room for them to get out.

As the two set out across the plains east of Orbin in the dark, they carefully listened for soldiers and horses. They met no soldiers that night and when dawn came, they were safely stowed away in a fruit grove on what was now an abandoned farm. Its deserted nature was personified by crumbling fence posts, a dilapidated house and an overgrown garden. The same features which could be found throughout eastern Rema.

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Untold Stories

The Tale of Xiden, Part 1: Finalizing Exile

The story of Xiden begins about twenty years before Earia discovers Fillip in Niss. It begins, as all stories do, in a cradle. The cradle was located in the country of Rema, which was under the rule of the questionable King Dellborad. Xiden’s father, Cleven, was Dellborad’s cousin and a minister so low he was required in the nation’s capital of Orbin no more than once a month. The rest of the time he was able to spend on his land with his family, servants and a hefty guard. His wife was about ten years younger than he, but the two were happy and compatible, which was necessary when it came to raising their reckless son.

Crowned with rare, golden hair, the son of Cleven was spirited from birth. At the age of two, he was able to drag three maids, his mother and the occasional guard around by their ears and his endless thirst for adventure could not be contained in the guise of a well behaved child, even in the presence of royalty.

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