Man of War – Excerpt No. 135

“Guard,” Marc said. “Inform the stables of the messenger’s horse will need care… Have them prepare a horse as well.”

A guard broke ranks and left for the stables, within moments a new guard took his place. He realised that while Bertrand was a common guard, the weapons master made sure standards were upheld.

“You’re adjusting well to taking charge,” Bertrand commented. 

“To be fair, it was an awful couple of months after my promotion. The switch between following and leading was not immediately obvious,” Marc said. “The Adjudant had been in since Cain, and stepped in after I failed. Only then was I ready to follow his advice.”

“Smart man.”

Guard exits the gates to deliver a message, leaving another guard behind standing at attention. Background and scene appropriate to 16th century France.

Disclaimer: This excerpt from Man of War is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth.


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