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Invincible Roots

The sun had just risen. Tembar[1] was staring at the sky. He was reflecting upon the events which had just taken place a few miles away. The city of Troy now lay in ruins. All the great warriors that died in this epic struggle flowed through his mind, especially Achilles. Although he knew Achilles had immortality, it was the nigh invulnerability of Achilles that made him envious.

"If I had the invulnerability of Achilles," he thought to himself, "I could be great warrior too."

However, he was just a poor farmer that happened to be passing through and was lucky enough to witness this glorious battle. He hated his life. Just the thought of all that hard work filled him with complete and total loathing. Always having to plant seeds for food, always having to cut down trees for firewood; he hated it all. All the things he needed to do to survive he found repulsive.

Tembar made a decision at that moment that would alter the life he knew completely. He decided to ask the gods for the same abilities as Achilles. Most of the gods agreed not to grant this request, but Zeus had a notion that it might be good for a laugh to watch a farmer try to play the part of a warrior. The gods argued about this on top of Mt. Olympus for two days. Although most of the gods still opposed this idea, Zeus was king and had his way. He ordered Hermes to give Tembar a special sword. The sword was forged by Hephaestus himself. It granted whoever wielded it invulnerability. Despite the objections of the other gods, Hermes obeyed and did as Zeus commanded.

After three years, Tembar became a great warrior. That which training had not taught him, experience filled in. He now realized that being a hero also took great work, but he enjoyed the fame and this made him quite content. His most recent accomplishment was the slaying of the Beast of Kwellion[2]. However, now another adventure approached. A dragon was terrorizing the village of Zelron[3], the village in which he grew up. He felt an obligation to go.

When he reached the outskirts of Zelron, he was already able to see the mighty beast. The dragon had brown scales and long green hair. He took one step forward when the dragon opened its mouth and shot a stream fire, starting half the town ablaze. All of the sudden he was frozen in place; overcome by a strange feeling that he had never known before. It was the feeling that somebody had just walked over his grave. The fact that it was a fire breathing dragon didn't bother him, but there was something about this creature that was different from all the other ones he had fought. He clenched his fists and grinded his teeth, then marched forward. Although he had a sixth sense that this would be his final battle, he went forward with such courage that no one was able to notice his worry.

He met the dragon in the field of battle. For seven hours the two fought in a struggle for survival. Finally, Tembar stabbed the dragon in the heart with his mighty sword. An amber colored blood dripped from the wound. The dragon jerked back. This motion pulled the sword from his hands. Then, the dragon came down with one final strike, and died. The dragon's final strike cut deep into Tembar's shoulder, yet the battle was his all the same.

But then, all the skin around the wound started to become a brownish color. It spread throughout his entire body. Next, all his skin began to grow hard. Soon, he was frozen in place. His hands were thrown into the air pleading to the gods; his feet were dug into the ground. Finally, his hair began to change. It became long and bushy. His hair changed to a shade of green and several strange red, circular objects began to sprout. Tembar, once a farmer and then a great warrior, was now a tree.

For many years, he remained like that, motionless. People began to pick the red things from his hair and eat them. They were discovered to be quite tasty and became known as apples. Eventually, more and more apple trees emerged. Then, 20 years to the very day after he received the sword which gave him his power, a farmer passed by him. The farmer lifted his axe and chopped him down for firewood. In the end, he was killed not by a monster or warrior, but by someone who was just as he was.

 

 

Pronunciation Key

 

[1] Tembar (tem΄ bär)

[2] Beast of Kwellion (kwel΄ ē ôn) A beast that terrorized the village of Kwellion. It looked like a giant dog with no fur, blue skin, and glowing eyes. Its size was that of two people.

[3] Zelron (zel΄ ron) A village about 100 miles from where the city of Troy once stood.