The Edge of Twilight
The Levenworths had once been apart of the royal families that held great stature in Baden’s Bluff. This was many, many generations ago. Devin had only heard faint stories of this. His family had made a small fortune in baking bread and eventually became a merchant house that gained some renown throughout the Sea of Pelluria region. For a short time House Levenworth was a political player but as the shadow grew in the north the Levenworth’s were “given” some land outside of Baden’s Bluff to rule over. This land was the town of Perrinhold. When the shadow crushed the dorns in the northlands, and was beginning its conquest, the call came from the Baden’s for the royal families to disperse and blend with the commoners. The Levenworth’s took the Baden’s call seriously for the reports were that city of Erenhead to the east had been completely sacked and all the royals who resisted had been slaughtered; men, woman and children. Some Levenworths resisted but they would not even make it to the battlefield as the family had been infiltrated by insidious shadow agents and betrayers.
Devin grew up in hardship living on the fringes of Perrinhold in a small village. Here he learned the ways of the wild and more than once he and his father spent weeks living among the swordgrass. As Devin grew older, they spent more time away from the village and only kept contact with a few trusted friends which included a former servant family. This family was eventually taken from the village to Perrinhold but still remained a great resource for the Levenworths. Khurran in particular became a savvy informant within the town.
The question still bothered Devin … who was it that betrayed the Levenworth resistance in Perrinhold? Was it from within or did the legate who ruled the town, Vashan Kull, discover something that allowed him to purge the family and their supporters?