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The Golden Conquest – Part 27 – The final episode

.           Xlenca was forced to slow his pace. His lungs burned and throat was raw. Lotec reached his side and the two men strove onward, their breath coming in desperate gasps. The young Beast Master glanced downward. The Spaniard was … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 26

.           Xlenca stared anxiously at the eastern sky. It remained dark and clouded, the threat of dawn still hours away. How strange to view the coming of light as such a grim menace but he knew the peril that would … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 25

.           The cords around Henrico’s wrists bit into his flesh as he was shoved down the darkened trail.  They had been marching hard through the whole length of the day under the fierce sun pausing only briefly for water and … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 24

.           The cords around Henrico’s wrists bit into his flesh as he was shoved down the darkened trail.  They had been marching hard through the whole length of the day under the fierce sun pausing only briefly for water and … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 23

.           As the Dominican spoke, d’Amarco stepped forward drawing his weapon. He gripped Brother Sebastian by the arm and whispered in Spanish. “Why are we doing this? Why are we helping this pagan priest? How can you think of sacrificing … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 22

.           Xlenca was not so carefree. He remained troubled by the incident with the sun priest and the bull mastodon. Some of Lo-Huitzlapoch’s secrets had been revealed but Xlenca feared what else might be hidden. How could the Barracks Master … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 21

.           It was an immense bull and mounted astride its broad neck was the sun priest Lo-Huitzlapoch. The Followers of the Quetzolite Path were stunned into shocked silence by the sight.   No one in living memory had ever ridden … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 20

.           Henrico stared at the warrior. “What? Me? You—you should ask Padre Garcilosa.” “No, you tell me. I do not trust priests. You are not a priest.  You are just a man like me. You tell me.” “Uh, well, that … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 19

.           Xlenca waited at the head of the column until Master Hai-Tumma had finished caring for his mount. When the senior Beast Master had returned Xlenca dismounted and lead Moon Dancer to the small stream that bordered the trail. The … Continue reading

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The Golden Conquest – Part 18

.           Why was the ship so dark? Henrico struggled to orientate himself, his eyes feeling as if lead weights were tied to them. Something is wrong. The ship seemed to be swaying not rolling on the waves as it should … Continue reading

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