OLD - - Chapter 1
"Those stinking, filthy little scumbags!"
Aidan Cameron thrust his sword into the soft, muddy ground in frustration, looking over the scattering of burnt-down fireplaces, rags and other litter that had been left behind in the deserted campsite. As he did so, more riders came up over the hilltop behind him. The foremost of them, a stout young fellow with flaming red hair and a sparse red beard, was wearing a blue surcoat that reached down to mid-thigh, proclaiming him the arweinydd of the band. He dismounted and crouched down, examining the ground next to Aidan's swaying sword.
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They let me go again.
On the way back, a dozen thoughts whirled in my mind. First and foremost of them was that Alak was dead. With Sinafay's help, I could try and put in my bid for power, for command of our camp. With a priestess behind me, nobody would dare to oppose me.
I thought of the two humans. My drow perception of the world insisted they were stupid beings, having let me go twice, on nothing else but my word that I would not harm them, or that I would return and bring help. Stupidity meant that my word was not binding.
But then I thought of Tal, who had been very
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