The New Soldiers

It is late. I spent yesterday and a good part of today showing the new soldiers around. One of the soldiers is the son of a high ranking noble. He was not happy that I did not acknowledge his lineage. 

He is of higher social standing than me, but he is a soldier that follows my direction at this time. He does not come with a letter informing me of special care. I scheduled him on the rotation and he will comply with direction as a soldier should.

I have specific orders from the king to build an encampment. I will do as directed. There is a lot of work needs doing and all individuals in the camp will do their share.

A man has come to camp and asked a lot of questions. He had insight that the king may be looking for a resource here. While it is not a secret, I was curious as to who he was but did not pry. I offered him a place in the camp as long as he pulls his weight. We need strong backs to clean up the surrounding area and rebuild. I want this encampment to be productive for the king. Willing able bodied men are welcome.

Author: The Storyteller

Don't count the lions. It will make you afraid and slow you down.

1 thought on “The New Soldiers”

  1. I have met the nobility type before and there seem to be 2 types. One type believes they are entitled to special treatment because of the family they were born into. The other type begins life being told, that but after they spend time with real men doing real, valuable work, they grow up and are productive and useful and can become strong and helpful allies. I hope this is his case. The other man seems to be a spy of some sort or other and bears watching.

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