Chapter 140: Mischief

“Where is she?!” the roar of an enraged man echoed through the clearing, breaking my zen and focus. “Where’s that bitch?!” Naturally, my eyes at once fell on the man in the armor of the imperial soldiers who had arrived with his unit of battered men and women. Colonel Gill seemed seriously pissed at someone. He marched through the clearing …

Chapter 139: Withering

Seeing me coming, some soldiers reached for their weapons. A bit humiliating. Somewhat what I expected, though. Not all imperial soldiers have witnessed my tier three beast change.  In spite of their sharp looks and ready weapons, I didn’t end up with a pierced gut. Rumors spread among them like anywhere else. And so, with a word from one who …

Chapter 138: Pride

While Deckard and I silently followed the mother mossbear together with a number of adults and young ones who had fought the northern eagle and were able to walk with us through the woods, one ridiculous thought kept coming back to my mind. Wouldn’t it be damn cool to ride one of those mossbears? What faces would Lightfeather and Lord …

Chapter 137: Seed

Honestly, deep down, I was hoping that when I met another beast in which one of my mutations had its origin, it would go the same way as in the case of Esu. A foolish notion, I know. Life was not so kind and rarely gave us what we wished for.  “Crawl like weasel in mud among worms,” Zeew shrieked, …

Chapter 136: Pathetic Chick

“Lowly crawler won’t tell me what to do!” Zeew screeched back at the mother mossbear, pissed off at her demand for her to leave. The mighty eagle didn’t try to send down another attack, though. Either she managed to keep her temper in check, or she considered it pointless. “I demand the one who killed my kin!” “You demand nothing. …

Chapter 135: Miros

When feathers, as hard as steel and as sharp as the keenest blades, flew in all directions with the speed of a bolt fired from a crossbow, Deckard shifted leisurely and avoided every single one heading at him. The mother mossbear to my right, on the other hand, didn’t bother to move at all. Those feathers that caused nasty injuries …

Chapter 134: Do Mossbears Like Honey?

When the mighty northern eagle fell to the ground, the soil beneath my feet shook so hard that I had trouble standing. Not that it matters that much. The first thing I did was jump into a ditch to escape the flying debris, so a few massive tremors weren’t that big a deal.  However, what I felt now through my …

Chapter 133: Weasel

I made it to the realm of Esu. That in itself was strangely soothing.  All I had to do was push my way through the thicket at the edge of woods, get behind the first row of trees, and a sense of relief flooded me. That first breath of heavy, moist air, rich with the smell of decaying leaves I …

Chapter 132: Time

The wind ruffled my hair, blowing it into my face as we rode in a rush through the plains below the Granora Mountain Range to the Esulmor Woods, spreading out from the mountainside  to the south. They say the Old Road to Granhill once ran across the same plains; hard to believe when it traversed the heart of the dense …

Chapter 131: Not a Horsemaster

After the soldiers sounded the warning horns, what unfolded before my eyes was not utter chaos but the incredible cooperation of the unit of Sahal Imperial soldiers escorting Lord Wigram, riding in a carriage. Colonel Gill, their commanding officer, with whom Rayden handled many of the problems between the soldiers and the guards, bellowed orders to which his men and …