So it was, The Children of Spirit laid down their arms. The Goddens
took Sorrowful Fox to a factory outside the city, tied him hand and
foot, and threw him in the furnace. "By the insult he gave our God,"
they remarked, "so he died." But they did not know the man they
executed was an impostor, a member of The Black Death who looked
exactly like Sorrowful Fox.
2 The real Sorrowful Fox and his Aides hid in a secret village deep in
the desert. There were many of these hiding places. The Goddens would
find a few, as the years passed, but most would go undetected until The
3 The fighting was not over. The remaining colonies still fought for
another four seasons until finally they, too, fell. Sixteen seasons
after it had begun the war was over. The Conquest of The Union was
complete, physically, but The Goddens would find they faced a worse
battle for the minds of their captives.
4 The Lord God forbid any of his people to take Hashons as mates. "The
two races," he commanded, "must remain separate. My glorious Angels
must not be contaminated with impure blood!"
5 The Haven males, however, continued to brutally use Hashon females.
Any that became pregnant by them were either given abortions or killed.
A few secretly had their children and
hid them away with those The Goddens did not know of.
6 At first The Hashons were treated very bitterly, but soon their
skills became needed, and The Lord God gave orders that they be better
treated, and their conditions improved.
7 But with each passing season The Hashons' prayers grew stronger that
The Freer would come. The Lords would not disappoint them.