The northern raiders left at dawn to pillage the southern islands. Their boats were crewed by warriors with hearts of steel, and guided by wise men who read the stars and commanded the wind.
The ships returned heavy with gold. They traded it to the traveling merchants, exchanging their plunder for fine swords and good timber to build their boats.
The raiders never wondered where the islanders’ treasure came from. They didn’t consider what the merchants did with the gold when they left.
Five generations of warriors took the same golden necklace before the raiders caught on to the scam.

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