ROGER SONGA THE BLACK PLAGUES OF KONDIATA

It was a cold night at the Kondiata kingdom out skirts; the ladies paraded the earthed roads raising the dust amidst the frosty weather. Their silk laces covered their nudity in transparent glisters as the paid reverence to the huge carved stone on the hill top they served. It was their tradition to do a human sacrifice at the start of every year and while that same year they were to nominate their new king, the chief of elders decided to make a double feast for the occasion. Roger Songa was made king of the land that night and he had grown up to view superstition as a conning myth used by lazy people to swindle money and wealth from the hard working ones. He placed a veto order to whoever was caught practicing magic or any form of black arts in the land. He forbade several seasonal customs which had been a symbol of the people of Kondiata and they were yet to celebrate their most important. The Kabachi feast, the most important of feast in the land and when king Roger abolished the celebration of this feast, the wizards conceived to cast a spell on the land from the hill top from whence their most powerful god, Torka, resided. Their cries are directed to their god and there was a loud storm that night. It swept away the houses and property of the citizens of Kondiata but that was just the beginning. Roger readied his finest warriors and they marched to the hills to fight these gods but then, as they walked past every village, they observe the devastation that plagued the lands. Souls of humans, littered like filth on their walk and by the time they got there, they were only a handful to confront the despicable Torka. Roger was determined to die in his honor. The god was so furious after slaying all his men and with Roger, Torka decided to give him the immortality of a god. It was the last of her plagues and it was the worst punishment for any human to live to all times at the same age.

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