North saw Morn's forces approaching from the west
as he approached from the east. As Morn descended into The Palace,
North descended into The Temple Grounds.
2 The Goddens threw everything they had at them. It was cruel hand to
hand fighting. Even Priests appeared, taking up the fallen shields and
swords of the Guards. And in some places women joined the battle.
3 Something kept nagging at the back of North's mind. The family that
had ruled Haven for so long had been devastated in the fighting. Only
The One Like The Lord God and Morn were left. According to their Law
Morn's children could not inherit because they were produced
artificially and therefore to The Goddens, they were non-entities,
non-existent. But as long as Morn lived there would be an heir to the
4 Suddenly there was a flash in North's mind. ''NO!" he screamed. He
spun around and fled the area where he was fighting and made for the
corridors that connected The Temple to The Palace. Anyone that got in
his way fell in an instant.
5 North entered The Great Hall and found the battle raging there. It
was full of his people and defenders. On the far side Morn was engaged
in personal combat with The Lord God, himself!
6 North pushed his way through the struggle dropping a Godden with
almost every step. So violent was his passage, that it cost The Goddens
the battle. For many witnessing his terrible passage turned and fled in
7 North was barely a step away when The Lord God's sword found its
mark. In one horrible instant it drove clean through Morn. The Lord God
withdrew, and was about to strike again when North literally took his
8 What courage The Goddens had left now, fled them,