“Henravood Rodavas married Soglens, who was ten years older, but Soglens’s indescribable beauty and her cheerfulness overshadowed their age difference. She was so pretty and charming that people believed King Henravood had brought her from the moon . She was a smart and creative lady, and her key proposal, which was unanimously welcomed by the people of Santilan, was made at the same time as the arrival of the migrants from the Moon Territory. At that time, the Hellish Bridge was accessible to all Santilani. They walked across the bridge out of curiosity .and disappeared. So Soglens asked her husband to build an addition to the palace in such a way to keep the bridge inaccessible to the public. A secret door was created to keep the bridge away from even the staff.
Henravood and Soglens adored each other. Henravood welcomed her proposal, although the real winners were the people of Santilan. Goodness prevailed among them. Although they were peaceful nation, never thinking about invasion, bloodshed, and occupation of other territories, they were under constant attacks by others, such as Heleranti tribes. The Heleranti were dissatisfied with the migration of the People of Moon to Santilan and their nearness to Castle Black. They couldn’t abide stand this; so they attacked them savagely many times in a bid to push them out of Santilan.
The Helerantis were told about the incidents in Moon territory. Rumors spread among them that Senelur Rodavas was the ‘god of the moon’ whose body fire did not devour, and his son, Henravood, was his successor the next god. This was simultaneous with the barbarian attacks by the Lavlasian tribes against the people of Komova, in which they were massacred and finally lost Castle Black. Learning about Senelur’s story and the cannibals attacks , the Helerantis decided to strike a deal with the Rodavasians to unite to push the Lavlasian cannibals out of Castle Black.
The Rodavasians welcomed the decision, and the two sides signed a treaty to share the lands surrounding Castle Black after defeating the Lavlasians. Their united army attacked the cannibals with a preplanned strategy, killing many while driving away the others. After their victory, and before dividing up the Black Castle’s lands, the Helerantis approached the negotiating table with a treacherous plan in their mind. That night, when the Rodavasians and the Helerantis set their cantonment opposite Castle Black to negotiate the division of the lands, Princess Sano Helerant, the arrogant, jealous and ambitious daughter of Femarok Helerant, poisoned Henravood; and upon her father’s command they sent his head, with gouged-out eyes and plucked-out hair, to Soglens.
Upon seeing her husband’s head and learning of the dirty betrayal, she swore at his funeral to take revenge, and not to stop until she crushed the Heleranti. Secretly, she had workers dig an underground passageway from Santilan Forest to a place opposite the Jelret. Her plan was to connect the secret passageway because she wanted to use it as an escape route in future if need be. Before finishing the jail, she ordered a log cabin built overhead as cover to hide the entry. To implement her plan, Soglens sought help from Estia, her young, handsome brother. She asked him to meet and lure Sano Heleranti in the disguise of a lover.
He accomplished his mission well, and their relationship became very friendly. One night, expressing readiness to share a bed with Estia, Sano went to his rental house in Helerant in disguise. Estia drugged her food, which sent her into deep sleep after dinner. Estia and his men then tied her hands and feet, put her in a coach, and moved her to Santilan, not telling her of their plan when she awoke. When they pulled her out of the coach, she only saw a few guards. Hungry and exhausted, she began screaming for fear of being left alone in the forest. In the meantime, Soglens stepped out of the cabin, where there was a door to the secret prison, and stood before her. Sano was terrified. At Soglens’ gesture, a few men emerged from the trees. That night, she gave Sano to those men to share her until dawn, when she came back to meet her at the prison. Estia, who had no idea of the severity of his sister’s revenge, wanted to stop her; but remembering her past and her husband’s atrocious murder, and her psychological breakdown afterwards, he did not even try to stop them.
The next day, Soglens had one of Sano’s eyes gouged out and sent to her father, Femarok Helerant. Upon opening his gift, Femarok realized that Soglens was the only one who had the power and motive to do it, although he had no way to prove it. He wanted to launch an attack against Santilan in search of his daughter, but Soglens announced she didn’t know anything about her, and that she was ready to let his men search every corner of her land. Although Soglens was thirsty for Femarok’s blood and knew that he was an accomplice to his daughter’s crime, instead of war, she adopted a policy of patience, yearning to enjoy their gradual suffering and her calm in the game of revenge she had planned. She knew better than anyone else that nothing was so dear and valuable as his daughter to Femarok, and she wanted to hurt him over and over again with each torture of his daughter.
With Soglens’s permission, Helerantis combed every corner of Santilan but could find no sign of Sano. They even discovered and searched the log cabin in the forest, where they only found an old woman, who knew nothing about the surprise under the cabin. Although Femarok did not believe Soglens, he had to leave Santilan empty-handed, while his daughter remained jailed in the underground prison. After Femarok’s return to his land, she sent him his daughter’s second gouged-out eye. Femarok was extremely agitated, wondering where his daughter was, who had captured her, and her fate what would be. A few months later, Soglens sent Sano’s long, brown hair to her father; and finally, after two years, she sent her head along with a letter that read: “Rape for rape, eye for eye, head for head; I just won the game.”…