The Song of Amergin
General Ingenu was a leader among the freedom fighters of Franka against the Pheromancers. Her military prowess proved substantial enough to best many of the mind-controlling psychonauts. But, in the end, the power of the Foulness won against even her own strength and determination. She fled Franka with what remained of her military force, and they joined with the Hybrispanians against the Scourgers. She left the fight in Franka behind and focused all her attention on pushing back the endless flow of Scourgers from Africa, and in no time at all, the Hybrispanians found that she was an extremely valuable asset to their struggle against the Africans’ War Machine. She rose to the rank of General, and not without much grumbling and protest among hardened Hybrispanian veterans. But, after seeing countless men through countless battles, she earned the utmost respect from those she commanded within the Hybrispanian military. She had gone to Caceres to ensure it’s survival on the front lines of the war in Hybrispania, and it is because of her presence that the outpost managed to stand strong against the mass-siege of Hybrispania, when Toledo and many others fell. Unfortunately, she was sent a large contingent of new recruits to help refortify the outpost of Caceres, and those new recruits were part of some barbarous group from the wastes that sacrificed foreign women during the full moon – one for each phase of the moon – to return the night to total darkness. A Jehammedan woman named Saineah, an Anubian (captured from the siege) named Machukti, and the general were all chosen as the foreigners who would be sacrificed to their dark gods. The Jehammedan woman was the first to be sacrificed, and the barbarians put an arrow in each of Ingenu’s shoulders and one of her knees. A drunk and especially crazed barbarian demanded his turn at the bow and his shot went wild. Ingenu attempted to evade the shot, but bound as she was, she could only move so much. The arrow entered her mouth and pierced her left cheek, pinning her face to the post to which she was bound. Her gaze was stuck in the direction of the Anubian woman, bound to the General’s left, who whispered reassuring words of comfort to the General as everything began to go dark. The general woke to the sounds of screaming as she was hoisted up on a horse – Hybrispanian war horses. Before she lost consciousness again, she was riding into the night in the direction of Toldeo, having been rescued by the heroes of Castropol.