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The beginning of the Land of the Eagles, the story I write about.
The Crows and The Eagles
The Crows has in everyone’s memory been the country’s poorest family throughout the history. Their women whore, their children are thieves, and their men are drunks or rapists. It is what is said and known about the Crows, but there is an unknown aspect of the family that few know about.
A thousand years ago the Crows were one of the most feared, wealthy and powerful families in the country. It was not long before Alaric The first’ era, and the country was divided and owned by the people rather than kings. There were kings and patriarchs who ruled small territories.
There were clans rather than cities, and one did not betray ones clan in any expense. The elders of the clan were usually the king, and had life and death of the clan members in their hands. It was often small feuds for land or rights between the smaller clans, and the kings were fighting in hordes of larger areas and more power.
The two largest clans in the world was the Crow’s and the Eagles clan, and they were worse than any to fight for power. The other clans gave way when the biggest feudes were started, because no one had the power to turn against the Crow and the Eagle. Not only were they outnumbering all the other clans, but they were blessed with strong magical powers from the Gods. Eagles and Crows were said to be the first of all the clans who gathered to two clans, far back in countless years.
The story tells of two brothers who grew up side by side, brothers of the blood, but as different as night and day. Èagel and Corone, they were called. Éagel was a calm, patient boy, with hair and eyes as the sun streaks across the sky. They said he was born in the rays of light, and had a mind so hot as the sun itself. Corone was a stark contrast to his brother, with eyes and hair as dark as coal. He was the second born, and born in the dark of night. He was cold and did not love his family like his brother. But he was not evil. He favored dark clothes and hid often from those who loved him, but had a knack for exposing misdeeds and lies.
As the boys grew up, it was known that they were more than normal children, and had powers that had never been seen before in the hands of small boys. Èagels white eyes was easy to be persuaded of, and nobody said no to the child. Corone was the only one who could argue with the eyes of Éagel, and he always gave his brother and those around them what he did wrong, but it did not agree with Éagel.
The boys got older and grew apart as they became more and more different. They fought often, and fights became wars, which grew larger and larger when the boys got followers who took sides and fought in the brothers' place. They were like day and night, contrasts, forever doomed to fight each other in a world bowed to their superior forces.
The boys became men, and had their own children who fought with their own magic. Corones sons had dark gray eyes, which revealed the lies that Éagels sons constructed around him with the snow-white eyes of theirs. It had evolved into two sides of an eternal war that would shape the country and its inhabitants forever.
Legend has it that in the end the grandson of Éagels grandsons finally managed to beat the others hard in a decisive battle which cost many thousands of lives from both sides. The Eagles had not made Corones successors a choice but to succumb and admit that they had lost to Éagal’s Eagles. So it happened that the Crows lost to the Eagles and lost the power and status they so many years had fought for.
It was Alaric The First that had finally beaten Degaré, the successor of Corone, and turned the country into one kingdom under his tyrannic, enhancing control. He removed the Crow’s history from all journals and insured the clan's downfall, once and for all. The Crows was never rise against the Eagles again.
|Saga of the Crows - Preface||Chapter 1 - The white eyed man|