Pronunciation: FREE-foot (rhymes with tree put)

Freefoot was the Wolfriders’ reluctant sixth chief, fortunate enough to lead during a calm period in the tribe’s history. Named in mocking honor of his disinterest in leadership–he would “rather wander around than be chief”–he nonetheless made his mark, devising gentler pursuits for a clan accustomed to violence and despair. The natural world, of course, still offered its own dangers and he met them to the best of his ability.

Taal, a sport for teams or individuals that hones hunting and tracking skills, was one such less-violent invention; the game seems to have fallen out of favor by Cutter’s time.


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