"Who are you?" The voice cut through Caden's thoughts like a knife, and he slipped to his feet in an instant, coming around slowly to face the tall, slim man. Caden was unarmed, and he doubted he would have any chance of getting the sword that was sheathed at the young man's hip. "No one comes here, especially not at night. So who are you, and want do you want?" Caden quickly thought of his options. He couldn't tell the truth to this young man, he would turn him in for the bounty that was sure to be on his head.
"My name is Caden, stranger. I want to get the hell out of here, however I'm lost. Have been, in this d**ned forest, for several hours now. Thought I had saw something chasing me, and realized it was my fear. Could you help me out?" Caden had learned, after years of being a servant, to play submissive and calm. He was a big man, pushing into his forties, with black eyes and a tan dark face. His build was slightly muscular, his body lithe and well toned. His hair was cut short, nearly to the scalp. He was tall, however not as tall as the young man that stood before him."So how bout it? Help me out? I'm unarmed."
Sir Alec Kindre shook his head. Nysander Corvin had been a small and quaint man who had never meant anyone harm. However, this small man had an iron will and had been the Royal Advisor to the King Harold for some forty odd years. Everyone knew that Kygon was on the brink of war with Saltaria, the powerful and mysterious Empire to the east. Quiet and tight security had been placed on the Royal Advisor and other high members. They would have never guessed that a simple servant would be the assassin.
“What do we know on this Caden?” He said, turning to Skard, his personal assistant.” Almost nothing. He had been working for Lord Barron of Ithen for ten years before Lord Corvin bought him after the Royal Advisor had finished visiting Ithen. There is no information on a Caden.. “ Alec shook his head and stepped away from the body and into the blinding light.” So, you’re telling me that we have no idea on who he is?”
“Yes, we do.” A voice said, and appeared as if from some form of teleportation, which was probably it, the Duke of Salina stepped forward.” May I speak with you in private Sir Alec?” Alec nodded and they went to the side, away from the officers and guards.” Caden Locklear is not what he appears. Do you remember the Massacre of Kardinia?” Everyone knew of the Massacre. The Massacre that happened ten years ago. Two hundred soldiers were sent after hearing of skirmishes on the Eastern border of Kygon. They were slaughtered by Saltarian mercenaries.” Caden was at that battle.”