Gray. All Of It. As Far As The Eye Could

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Gray. All of it. As far as the eye could see. Gray. Cold. And gray. All of it. Foreboding. Silent. Barren. And yet...home. The borderlands. The Blight. Home.Garath often wondered if everyone had such a choice. To decide the place they called home. He guessed not. And who would choose to call such a place home? Such endless nothing. Such wasteland. To live in a place where nature had lost the battle to survive. A place that reeked of a darker odor. A place...where rebirth would begin."A war is still to be fought here", he though silently to himself. Nature will once again come to flourish. And I will be here. Ever nature's protector. Ever DeMia's servant.***** "North. Three of them..." he quietly said aloud. A smile crept across the weathered face of the Borderman, "...and still fresh." On the rocky hillside, he could see that the group had not even attempted to cover its tracks. Telltale signs of movement were everywhere. He slowly shook his head. "If only...", the thought began, but ended just as quickly. The smile remained on his face. Still crouched before the boot print, the borderman slowly lifted his head to the setting sun of Charon. Soon it would be nightfall. He would have to hurry. With measured grace he stood, and turned to face the great orb of Zioth. The heat permeated every inch of his body, the light glaring brightly, even through his clenched eye lids. The smile remained on his face. He took in the warmth and light of it all. He let it embrace him. For it was truly a magnificent day to be alive. To be in nature. To be hunting. The smile remained on his face as he turned and began he measured pace towards north. Towards his quarry.It took almost an hour before he caught sight of one of them. He paused and slowly crouched close to earth, so to not silhouette himself on the skyline for the Trolloc's to see. The creature in view was not moving. He stayed motionless for several minutes, watching the creature, for signs of life. From this distance, he could not tell if the humanoid shape was still breathing, but he thought he could make out a pool of blood surrounding it. "Left for dead." he thought to himself. Again he shook his head, as the hate filled him. "Monsters." Slowly, as to create as little noise as possible, the borderman began his descent down the slope towards the fallen creature. It laid about 100 feet down the trail which lead through the rocky terrain below. Something seemed odd about the situation, but he ignored his nagging subconscious, letting the anger fill his head. When he finally had made it down the slope to the trail, he paused to reassess the situation. Just 50 feet away lay the body. He studied the body more carefully from this vantage, but it was covered in a cloak and he could not make out its nature. The cloak, if it could be considered that as it was hardly more than rags, was tattered and blood-stained. He adjusted the bow that rested on his shoulder, and drew one of his many daggers. If...

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