...never before and never after would Sottiri see such horror...Nakhad, the Demonic Guardian. In its appearance this vile creature resembled horse, except that it had three pairs of legs and other horrific features...but the worst of all was crazed look in its eyes, a fair warning for everyone who tries to trespass in the Valley of Dust. Nakhad noticed Sottiri at once and attacked, running towards her in a terrible speed - her mount was fast, but not that fast. Her only choice was to fight. Sottiri drew the sword, her heart beating wildly. 'Is this my end? Do I look at my death`s face? O, Khika, horse-goddess, how did this abomination came out of your gentle womb? Nevertheless, I will try and fight to the end.' She gripped her sword tighter. Nakhad was a glance away.