What Has Happened
by, March 31st, 2009 at 03:52 PM (1419 Views)
(Forgive any misinterpretations; the Jussack language is very different from Annaren and the translator has done her best to keep the author's words intact.)
This, apparently, is a type of written thing. I can not write well, but ever since my return I have been learning more.
The past month has been immensely confusing. First I go along with our tyrant of a leader, Amusk, and some other men, since they were sent by whom he calls 'Master'. I told them I answered to no master and they laughed and hit me. I learned later that they spoke of the Elidhu living close to here. We set off and attack what I think are two Pilanel, and I am ordered not to kill the girl one. So I do not. I am not the kind to kill without reason like the others anyways.
I was in charge of our new prisoner, that girl, and it was embarrassing to be considered a caretaker of a person instead of a warrior. Especially a woman, although I often wonder why it should make a difference, especially when the girl (named Maerad) seemed so much stronger than me or the others, or even Amusk. He knew it, too. He was afraid.
We dropped her off at the palace place and were moving back when wolves attacked us, and our dogs turned on us also. They killed all but me, though I thought I would die too.
When I got back, people were happy that Amusk was gone, and so they wanted me to be leader. I told them I was too young. (I was only eighteen summers old then, and for extra information I am nineteen summers now) But they taught me more and treated me with respect, which was new for me, since I was low-ranking. I ended up knowing how to read and write and do basic mathematical things, though I still feel unintelligent. Ever since Maerad told me of another world I have hungered to go there. A place without snow I can hardly imagine!
For now, however, I continue to stay at my home. I only hope that something more will come out of my life, because it is not enough to me right now.
(Author's note: It appears that Jussacks have no concept of parts of name pertaining to location of birth or occupation.)