| ne day, while Galan and Rauthgar were out
playing in the sphere of origin, Galan throwing moons
while Rauthgar would go and get them and bring them back,
Galan threw one moon exceptionally far, much farther than
Galan had ever been. Rauthgar ran off after it. Galan
called to Rauthgar, but the beast wouldn't stop. Galan
chased after Rauthgar, worried that it might get hurt.
hen Galan came across Rauthgar, Galan saw something he had never seen before. An old, hunchbacked man stood looking at the ground, his hand resting on a giant brown shape that lay motionless. Galan walked up to see what the man was looking at. It was Rauthgar. The old man cried out when he saw Galan, and ran away.
|alan forgot about the old man as Galan looked at Rauthgar. Rauthgar didn't move. It didn't respond to its name like it usually did. It didn't seem to be breathing either. Galan did not understand. This was the first time Galan had looked on Death, and Galan was confused. Galan was still trying to revive Rauthgar when Galan heard a voice behind him.|