*Mind Over Matter*
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Tell me, O’ Child of LKHAN, do you know the tale your forefathers speak? Of the Woodland Man, and his wily ways?
Around their hushed campfires, or under their warm blankets.
They say an old man lurks in those elder woods. Past the mountains, and into the valley. The old man dwells in his woods, with a thirst that can never be quenched. A hunger that can never be sated.
In those elder woods, the old man lurks. For he seeks that which can never be found. He desires what can never be touched. Yet all Men possessed it.
So the elders warned, and bade the children to stay. For who could know the old man’s ways?
Until one day, a child grew most curious about this tale. She wanted to venture o’er the mountains, and into the valley to find that old man. The old man, and his elder woods.
She had packed a knapsack, full of food, water, and ale. The young girl quipped, “The old man must be so hungry, thirsty, and lonely in those woods! I can take care of him! Make him well!”
She went o’er the mountains, into the valley, and found those elder woods… Undisturbed, and ancient. Far-and-wide she explored, but could find hair, nor tail, of the old man’s home.
The little girl cried, and wailed, “Where are you old man? I’m tired, and scared.” It was then, the old man emerged… So wrinkled, and grey. The old man sat down next to her, and asked why she came.
The child showered the old man with love, and praise. Gifting him with food, water, and ale. The old man, in those elder woods, told her he needed no such things. The old man, of those elder woods, told her he’s been waiting for one such as her. One with bravery, innocence, and purity of heart…
"It’s the one thing, that all Men possess. The one thing that I crave. The knowledge of what makes you keep this faith." And so that old man, in those elder woods, devoured that young girl’s soul… Her memories, and self. From then on all would know his story, and spiel. Of the Woodland Man, and his sordid tale.
The Woodland Man
Part 1 of the “Cycle’s End” Trilogy