Telli proved to be wrong in his prediction that he would one day be Lord of the Khrelling valley. It was his friend, Stellakis, who was to take on this role, the young smith's quick wits combined with his fluent understanding of Khrelling speech making him so useful to King Beranis that it soon became apparent that he was the obvious choice for the job. Most of the former slaves were to remain in the Khrelling valley. Like the Elnesiders, they were a community in which everyone knew one another, and leaving would mean separation from relatives and friends. Some who, like Seth, could remember a life outside the valley, journeyed to the Kingdom in search of the lost families of their childhood, but most of these, including the big smith, found their family members either dead or changed beyond recognition, and so returned to the community that they knew. The 'camp' became known as Jeweltown in the Kingdom, because of the rich flow of gems coming from the Khrelling caves, these being transported across the mountains, and then distributed around the Kingdom, many of course ending up in the coffers of the King in Tellui. The community in the Khrelling valley was not the only one to be radically effected by Tellimakis's journey from Elneside to Kellmarsh and back.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781478234975