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Battle cries filled the air at the western shore. The great mountain, Salamandastron, was under attack by the great Noraina Longclaws; this beauty wanted the mountain, and she was winning it.

The hares of the mountain fought with all they got; the young ones and elders where moved to a cave deep below. Lord Deathstripe hurried his wife, Lady Syain, down to it. "Hurry Syain, you must protect Emma and the young ones down there. Help the elders, and keep them all hidden." he said, pushing aside the rock at the opening.

Little hares and older hares looked at their scared badger lord. The once mighty ruler Deathstripe was losing his mountain to the wildcat queen. His only weapons were a long sword, to be carried only by a badger like him, and his bloodwrath; something that ran through a badger's blood.

Baya, a hare nurse, quickly grabbed young Emma from Syain; the little baby's blue eyes looked around, not nothing what was happening. "M-Muma!" she cried.

"Milord, w-what are ya gonna do, ol' chap?" asked a old hare named Biline. He was Deathstripe's best friend in the badger's younger days.

The badger lord signed. "We're losing this wonder place Biline. She's too strong!" he roared as the banged his paw against in wall. "I," hesitated for a short moment. "I don't know what to do." The hares looked in shock at him. He turned his head, not wanting to see the horror shocked faces.

"We can still make it Ol' Deathy." said Syain, trying to hold back tears. Deathstripe looked at his daughter; the maiden was crying in Baya's arms. She give him a look asking, "Do ya wanna hold her?"

He nodded, taking the baby. She stopped crying for moment when she left Baya. "P-P-Papa!"

"Aww, what beautiful little badger!" turning around as quickly as he could, Deathstripe looked in shock as a spear passed through his chest. He felled back, dead. Noraina laughed.

Syain went into a rage. Grabbing the ferret that threw the spear, she broke his back, only to be stabbed in the back of her head. The hares gasped, not able to do anything. Noraina looked at them, "You're in my mountain now."

Book 1: A Badger With A Destiny[]

Chapter 1[]