A Painful Blessing
Young Bergulf is running for his life. On his first raid to the low lands, young Bergulf escapes a group of pursuing Veritoori knights by fleeing into the forbidden Alfr forest of Oolinor. There he is captured by Tywynn, who plans to take him back to his tribe for trial and punishment. But his determined pursuers have other plans for both of them. A short story set in the world of Bulinnärm.