The Wooden Horse
A memory of the past
Although, over a thousand years later, the emotional connection to the wooden horse has dimished for the Elenasia family, the toy is still kept in the vault with the rest of their greatest treasures. It serves as a reminder of the past and of the sacrifices their ancestors made for them to be where they are today.
This seemingly normal toy wooden horse is actually one of the most precious artefacts in the Seruic royal vault. It belonged to Robert Elenasia, one of the children the first settlers of Serukis lost during the Crossing. The horse was carved for Robert when he was born by his grandfather, Henry, a tavernkeeper from Stillcross in Kaien. It is made from a single piece of wood and is quite rudimentary in shape. It has not been painted or decorated in any way, but it is still clearly a horse. In 3830 EA, Robert Elenasia was ten years old when he embarked on the Crossing with the majority of his village, including his grandmother, parents, and younger brother. One month into the two month journey, Robert froze to death during the night, a fate that became sadly too common as the trip continued. Robert's parents were distraught, and terrified that they would lose their younger child as well. The wooden horse was kept close by his father, Reth, for the rest of his life.