Tolerance Challenge

Feelings of Superiority

3. Acquiring Merit

I watched my father sharpen his sword and gather his gear for war. My heart burned that I lacked the years to accompany him.

"Why do they deny the truth, father? They are so dark-hearted they do not seem like Men."

"There is merit in their slaughter, and who knows?  Some may be brought to the light by our example."

"Will the war be over by the time I am old enough to fight?"

"Pray that it is so, and make the sacrifices at the proper times.  I fight for the day when we will live forever in Annatar's light."


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Author: Gwynnyd

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 01/16/07

Original Post: 01/16/07

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