Al’ugarri stumbled over the ridge and into the next canyon only moments before his pursuers. The elf had made a bad decision in attacking the caravan. Most of the warriors of his small tribe were dead now and it looked like he was soon to follow. Even with his leg injured he was still faster than the humans, but with blood flowing from his wound, he couldn’t keep up the speed forever so he needed to lose them in the canyon.
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