LEGENDS OF THE LORDS SERIES
“Let us hope the Peasant recovers quickly.”
Everyone remained silent as Lord Darugha spoke.
The Commander of the Watchers and the Royal Wise Men stood before their Lord.
Lord Darugha shook his head. “Was I not clear?” he said with a tone of anger in his voice. “If the Peasant is our only lead to finding the Keepers, was I not clear? We must not lose this, this unreasonable commoner, no matter how infuriating he might be! Was I not clear? The Peasant was not to be injured!”
Lord Darugha looked at his Commander of the Watchers.
“Have you found them?” Lord Darugha asked as he leaned forward towards the Commander. “Have you found the Keepers?”
“No, your Lordship, no,” the Commander said, kneeling before his Lord. “No, we have not. The Keepers still elude us.”
“Then why, why was the Peasant injured?”Lord Darugha asked. “My Wise Men tell me the Peasant has become silent because of the harm come to him. We have not found the Keepers and the Peasant does not speak. This is not what I wanted! What happened?”
Lord Darugha glared at the kneeling Commander. “I asked you to keep a close eye on the Peasant! I did not tell you to harm him! Again, I want to know! What happened?”
“Your Lordship,” the Commander tried to explain. “We did as you instructed, we have not failed. There is nothing he does, nowhere he goes and nothing he says that we do not know. Nothing escapes our surveillance.”
Lord Darugha leaned back. “All for naught,” he said with a heavy sigh. “We have not the Keepers and now it appears we have not the only man who can lead us to them.”