Part 230: 1348: Derik's Tribulations
Before we can get down to the important business of preparing for war, there is an issue to attend to.
Derik, whose family was slain by Sable Riders, is now a man. He is a promising warrior, to say the least. But the older weaponthanes call him "Derek Single-Path," because he is headstrong and follows his own way. He talks only of vengeance on the Praxians. He fights half-heartedly against other foes. He is rude to his elders, and prone to disappearing for long periods of time. "He is an asset to the clan," says Umathkar, "but a troublesome one."
Praise Derik's pride and stubbornness.
Scold Derik for his pride and stubbornness.
Send Derik on a raid against the Sable Riders.
Tell the weaponthanes to let him be.
Derik is young, but determined and skillful. He is ready to lead; his hatred of the Sable Riders will assure success.
Why are we troubling ourselves with the complaints of the weaponthanes in the Sea season?
His hatred is like a disease inside of him.
Condemn his pride and stubbornness! Next thing you know, young Orlanthi will become rebellious and violent!