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Demeas contemplates on what to do next.
Demeas started walking toward the edge of town. Lost in thought about what to do next, he did not hear the boy thank him. The road the boy had pointed out led north to Ehmendha, Ghendhar’s capital. The road he was on headed east, to Khelenah.
Originally, Aphianorah consisted of three provinces: Khelenah, Ghendhar and Sendeshia. Three centuries earlier Ghendhar and Sendeshia sought independence from the oppressive Khelenahian Monarch and after a long war, Aphianorah split in three. Each province—each Kingdom—now had its own monarchy and although the dialect of each Kingdom differed, Phinoran remained the common language.
He gazed up the road the boy had pointed out as if in a trance. Demeas’ home village, Rheghanesh, was located along this road a few hours from Ehmendha. He had not been there since the pox killed his parents.
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