Sunday, January 28, 2007

Identity Deceived

Dark times had fallen on the realm of Kindron. The treachery of one of King Solon’s sons meant that the Verilent Empire now held sway throughout the land. The treacherous son Amnon now sat on the throne as regent king for the empire while his parents and siblings lay in their graves (there was one still alive, but that is another story for another day).

In the third year of Amnon’s reign there was a revolt by the freedom loving people of Kindron led by Duke Basil, governor of the Vale (which is the fertile region in southern Kindron). The Battle of Migron was the final battle of that horribly bloody civil war with the forces loyal to Amnon emerging victorious. Since that day Duke Basil has not been heard from and many assuming he was killed along with so many others.

The Duke had two sons, Andrew and Benjamin. Two days after the battle the youngest Benjamin disappeared. This is his story...

A cool breeze flowed in through the open window. It was early fall and perfect weather for sleeping. Though the figure on the bed hardly seemed to be getting an restful sleep. He tossed and turned and groaned. Suddenly he sat upright and let out a scream, sweat streaming down his face despite the open window.

He looked around the room as if he was expecting someone else to be there. Realizing that he was all alone he shook his head and got out of bed. On the wall opposite the open window was a dresser and mirror with a basin of water sitting on it. The man got out of bed and walked over to it and splashed water on his face. Leaning over the basin and staring into the mirror the man whispered, “Who am I?”

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