A bastard Farm Boy with Only One Name Darren comes home from selling his adopted father's harvest at the nearby market-town to find that his home has been burned to the ground. He confronts a hooded figure nearby and learns that the evil spirit that did this deed was actually after Darren. After being pursued from the homestead by well-meaning villagers to whom he is Mistaken for Murderer, he accompanies a new friend he met to her nomadic tribe's camping ground. There he is again attacked-by a dragon. The hooded figure reappears, and after a fierce battle the evil spirit ditches his dragon form and flees as a disembodied spirit.The hooded figure, named Levi Drake, suggests Darren take up hunting evil spirits and monsters to protect humanity from the kind of supernatural predation he has just suffered.
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Robert Ford- killer of Jesse James
The Institute passed the "robotic workforce" point when they started creating synths with functioning AI. You don't give a toaster the ability to question why it should be making toast. At that point, it ceases to be a tool and becomes a slave.-Tobias Drake
- Nightfreeze: of Eve Online fame
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