of the Four Rings"
The wise King Thunderfist knew trouble when
it was in the making. While he truly admired Evan, the needs of the state
dictated that Alyssa be bethrothed elsewhere. It was with a heavy heart
that he called the young knight into his Royal Council. He then played
the one card he held that he knew would prove fatal to Evan's relationship
with his daughter: The Far Quest!
Far Quest was an ancient Peak Watch tradition wherein a knight of great
prowess was charged to go errant extremis (eg. leave and never come back).
The Far Knight, as one so charged was called, would live the remainder
of his days searching not only his world, but also distant worlds upon
an endless quest that would only be fulfilled with his death. Rather than
an outright banishment, it was viewed as a great personal and family honor,
but a sad privilege none-the-less. If at all possible, the Far Knight was
to send back to Valinor and Ter Von dispatches of his travels, quests,