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A lot has changed since we last checked in with Arryk. After his father died and he became king he wasted no time getting his armies together, loading them on ships and going to rescue Gwynneth. Unfortunately, it’s the middle of winter and a storm has caught his ship near a rocky shore. The ship is starting to come apart and there’s panic all around: (edited to fit)
Arryk knew he needed to do something, but didn’t know what that should be. Others looked to him to give orders or set some sort of example, but even a king wasn’t able to keep a ship from sinking.
Someone plucked at his sleeve; a young soldier he recognized, but whose name he didn’t remember. “Your Highness, we must jump before the ship is destroyed.”
“Jump? I can’t leave the ship,” Arryk said lamely.
“You must,” the boy said and Arryk remembered now his name was Magnus something-or-other. “If you are lost, all of us are. It’s no good to sacrifice yourself.”
He saw the sense in that, though it seemed so unheroic.
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