Character Analysis

Keepers of the Kingdom Chronicles #1 First Strike - S. A. Hall

  Character : Ryder


          Ryder was born a man with no power to call his own. He was born and raised in the town of Dentelia. As a young boy, his father took him out into the woods hunting. His father trained him stalk wild game to within feet. His ability to read tracks in the dried dirt astounded his father. Ryder could tell you down to the minute of when that animal had been there. He was in tune with nature more than any normal human had been.

          Ryder married at the age of 29 and shortly after his wife, Kayla, gave birth to a baby girl. They named the girl Saydee in respect of his great grandmother. He continued to live in Dentelia with his family and used his tracking ability for the King of Men many times when called. He helped capture wanted criminals and in training young men to also track their prey.

          This ability from his youth later came into play when he was a Scout in mans Denkar army. Ryder was 36 years old when we was called into battle for his race. They were raging a yet another war with the Elves. The Dwarves were also allies with Man and aided in the battles. When Ryder was called forth, he was assigned his own party. HIs mission was get behind enemy lines and lead a strike on the home city of the Elves. He hand chose 15 well trained scouts and hired assassins. They were all called forth to the army for their great abilities. Ryder was known through the land as the Stalker and his new comrades had great respect for him.

           Once the time came, Ryder left Denkar, the city of men, and went south. His wife and daughter came with him to Denkar and stayed their in town and awaited his return. But that return never came.

            After traveling south for a week, they were ambushed by the enemy. They swore the Elves had found their scouting party and planned to end their lives. Their thoughts were almost true. In this attack, Ryder died. Everything flashed before him and his life seemed to be over, but it was held.

           2 years past after the scouting party went missing. In this time, the Elven army and the army of Men came to a truce. They learned of the real threat to all living races. The Shadow. Ryder awoke from what seemed a deep sleep and found himself back in the same place he had died. He felt different but the feeling came and went. Another week went by in his life as he fought to get back to Denkar, and his family.


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