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Chapter 25 The Mudborn

  • One hundred and seventy years back, Ruben Agrippa’s great grandfather, Rhesus Agrippa, had purchased the land in the middle of nowhere for a piece of silver. Over a hundred acres, it had fertile soil with good texture. The surrounding forest flourished with winged and land game and well-placed watering holes for hunting. He envisioned a sprawling household with grain stocks and spices and meat for trade. Self-assured of his venture, Rhesus set about birthing seven children to handle the future enterprise.
  • In the early years, his vision seemed to pan out splendidly. The farms had good harvests every year, and the game collection was in surplus. The Agrippa family started saving gold. They built a mansion overlooking a brooklet. Rhesus died fulfilled, believing he had arranged perennial income for his descendants.
  • Around a hundred years ago, the Ascendancy mandated establishing a hundred-foot high wall around Theikos. It was to keep out barbarians from entering the cities unlawfully. The border wall would pass not more than a few miles ahead of the Agrippa land. With the miracles born of godly powers and the divine architecture of the titan Myron, the wall was successfully built within a year.
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