It was, in all likelihood, the most important thing he will do in service to his city, his family name and for his honor.

He'd been a hunter since he was a small child. The very first kill still fresh in his mind even after all these years. He'd taken down a bird in mid-flight with a sling and a stone. Though it was only a small bird, his father had shown him how to clean it and cooked it over an open fire in the woods and young Hygromeryx had eaten it with relish and pride.


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