This boy was the last
son of the Reikwaz family. He was the last born baby from the
Ehlaz knew his brothers very well and he knew that Ehwaz was a little
troublemaker. Although he didn't mean it like that, he always got himself
Ehlaz would make sure nothing would happen to his two brothers and
was a normal boy, loved to play war and fight with wooden swords. But he
would always keep an eye out for Ehwaz and Eihwaz.
Although Eihwaz went away to study with the towns witch, he let him, with
fear in his heart, go. He had asked why Eihwaz wanted to do that, go live
with a witch, and he had answered that he wanted to know everything that
was inside her head. She was wise, he said with a sparkle in his eyes.
Ehlaz, although scared saw him leave on what he thought was a dark day
with lots of rain in the afternoon. In truth, it was a warm clouded day
and there had been no rain.
Together with Ehwaz, he saw all his brothers leave for the army or for
other purposes in life, and when Ehlaz worked hard, he wondered when he
would have to leave this all. In his heart, he knew that he wanted to stay
here for ever. But that wasn't possible. When you got to a certain
age, you were summoned for the army.
But when he had served his time, he would come back and help his mother
and father out.
a man came to summon the last three of the Reikwaz family, he went to
Eihwaz to tell him about the letter, and Ehwaz went to the army already.
When he got to the little round house, he found the old woman. He asked
her where his brother was.
She told him in her raspy voice that he would come, but he had to go
Too afraid to go against that woman's wishes, he left a few days after
Ehwaz, and a few days before Eihwaz to the camp.
he got there, almost the whole family was waiting for him and
"Eihwaz will come, but I had to go ahead..."
"That's ok Ehlaz. He'll come." Dagaz said.
With that said, he didn't feel any better. He felt like he had abandoned
his brother. He should have waited..
two days later, Eihwaz entered the camp.
Eihwaz had grown into a strong young man, and for the first time in years,
he didn't regret that he let his brother go. Everything turned out for the
But then the rumour of Eihwaz fallen in love with a boy made his life turn
upside down again. What would other people think? How would others think
of their mother and father? Didn't the boy had any brains in his head
He wanted to go talk to Eihwaz, but Thurisas beat him to it. Although
Ehlaz didn't like to eavesdrop, he couldn't help it.
And he was relieved when he found out that the good name of Reikwaz wasn't
going to be slammed in the mud.
From that day, he thought that he shouldn't be so overprotective and worry
about everything so much. He would try to do it less.
And although he knew he wouldn't be able to keep that promise, he tried to
live up to it as much as he could.
was a medium sword fighter, but good enough to go to war a few weeks
Leaving the camp, he wondered if he would ever see his parents again.
Although he knew he shouldn't worry so much, the nagging feeling wouldn't disappear.
And when he found out that they weren't going to war after all, but go
with some dragon rider, the nagging feeling lessened.
Would he have died when he had gone to war?
a candidate at
This year's summer
holiday clutch had been (carefully) moved to the plains outside so a
larger audience could watch the hatching. It was a calm, sunny day at
Lantessama with a soft breeze that seemed to carry the sand from the
beaches inward. Eleven candidates had signed up for this clutches. Two
elves, two dragons, four humans, two runic warriors and a scaled desert
girl, the most unusual among them who'd had needed some time to adjust
herself to the to her alien language. The eleven candidates gathered
around the eggs while Lucas and Cyan busied theirselves with getting the
food tables in order. "We have half an hour to get theis ready."
Lucas said just as the first egg cracked and proved his words wrong.
The next egg sprang open and it's shards were marked with numerous
clawmarks. It had taken the dragon quite some time to get there but he'd
been able to crack open his shell with a single tap. The beige male raptor
still had energy to spare and ran toward his chosen, the runic warrior
Elhaz. Squatting before him he looked like he wanted to be petted so much
that Elhaz couldn't help but stretch out his hand.
"Scratch my nose
please." the dragon
"Ok Runor." Elhaz smiled and hastily rubbed the itchy spot
"I can see we're
stats of Elhaz here