Zchecnu harvesters, often just called harvesters for short, are what ever child truly fears, and ever soldier resents. These are the people who followed behind the armies and gathered the children left behind, a new harvest so to speak, to take them back to Grakwi and Diomettees. These are the people that Damn every child to the life of a Zchecnu or a quick and painless death if they should fail. They are the enforcers, the caretakers, the punishment bringers. They watch the training grounds like vultures, lingering on the edges of their society, shunned by the others but bound to their duties.
How They Came To BeIn 493 the Zchecnu first truly began, but Diomettees wanted more. He sent out his soldiers to raid a village and bring back a child each, old enough to hold and wield a sword but still young. They did as he asked, becoming the first Harvesters.
As time went on, those same soldiers were told to chose strong children from each of their conquests to bring back and train. Soon, others were chosen to take their place when they could no longer serve the King. Since then there have always been 30-40 harvesters, chosen from the ranks of the Zchecnu by their predecessor.
I agree, these harvesters are the stuff of nightmares. Good article! :)
Thanks! and yeah, these guys are awful :)