Chapter one- Employment
Royal Palace, Hyksos City, Kingdom of Hyksos
Shvarn looked out of the window at a column of soldiers marching past. They marched well, and their armour and weapons were flawless, shining with that parade-ground gleam that only the most expensive weapons had. He wasn't impressed. Bunch of Royal Guard pretty boys. The window itself was more impressive. It was made of glass. Didn't see many of those around, most just used horn panels, if anything. A thin, petulant voice sounded behind him. "The General shall see you now."
Without turning, Shvarn replied "The General will see you now, sir."
"Yes. Quite. The General will see you now, sir." The voice dripped sarchasm. Fucking palace eunuchs. Thought they were better than you just because they got their balls chopped off and live like women. Shvarn turned around. "Good. Show me to him."
"Right this way." The eunuch motioned for Shvarn to follow him, and he did so. Shvarn was a large man at six feet