7,000 YEARS BEFORE ELFQUEST # 1
# 3, 4, 6
Blood of Ten Chiefs # 3 "Swift-Spear"
The wolfpack's leader Blackmane made a kill but is followed by humans. Their chief, Kerthan, discovered the demons. The wolf stole a calf. They kill Blackmane. Swift-Spear, fifth chief, is with Willowgreen. He feels death. She tells Graywolf and then tells the tribe. He finds Swift-Spear and together they go to Blackmane. The rest of the tribe arrive. He plans to get Blackmane's ears back. He yells at Willowgreen to get back to the tribe. He, Graywolf, and his wolf Moonfinder find the human camp. Swift-Spear approaches their chief. Human warriors attack, wounding him. Graywolf rides to the holt with him. Rellah, a High One, says he'll be the death of the tribe. She looks down at Wolfriders, especially Graywolf, who's more wolf than elf. As she heals Swift-Spear, Willowgreen can't find his soul-name. Skyfire, his sister, says they should leave. Willowgreen says it's Swift-Spear's decision. She suspects Skyfire wants chieftainship. Outside, No-Name the renegade wolf comes with Graywolf, hungry for challenge. They go to the human camp at night.
Blood of Ten Chiefs # 4 "Two-Spear"
Willowgreen watches over Swift-Spear. He gets up to go after Graywolf. Graywolf climbs the wall and grabs the ears. Humans throw rocks at him. Moonfinder rides away with him as No-Name scares the humans off. Graywolf gives Swift-Spear the ears in the woods. They're going to war. His sister says they need to flee. He says if they run the humans will kill them. When a human hut is destroyed, it's rebuilt. The elves may go back to the stars someday. They will battle with elf mind and elf magic. They'll kill them and drive them away. Graywolf and others agree. Humans follow a trail left by the elves. The elves ambush them. Many humans are killed and some elves. No-Name joins in. The humans run. Swift-Spear battles the human chief Kerath and kills him. The humans may go if they promise never to return. If they do they'll die. The humans go in peace and their village is burned. At the holt Swift-Spear says he has one spear to hunt, what has been. He has another for what will be. The old and new ways joined. He is now Two-Spear.
Blood of Ten Chiefs # 6 "Tale of the Snowbeast"
It's a bad white-cold. Food is short. Huntress Skyfire hunts with Woodbiter. There are strange large tracks. She returns to the holt with a starved cat. She tells her brother she's going with the hunting party. She's the only one to return with meat. Stonethrower will lead her. She dreams of a large beast. She leaves with Stonethrower. Sapling follows them. Skyfire senses Woodbiter is caught in a human trap. A storm comes and it gets dangerous. They see more large footprints. She frees Woodbiter and plans to find this beast. They follow the tracks to a human camp. The prints were made by their snow-shoes. Skyfire doesn't want another war. They'll wait. When they sleep Stonethrower heads back to the holt. They awake and find Woodbiter with a haunch of meat from a human trap. They need to think fast, before Two-Spear is told. Humans find their traps empty and strange tracks. An old man says they must flee the snowbeasts and points at the holt. At night Skyfire goes down. A child cries. His mother warns him the snowbeasts will eat him. Skyfire gets an idea. She returns to Sapling with human supplies. The humans find more food gone. Suddenly they see the horrifying snowbeast. They'll head back east. Skyfire and Sapling drop out of the "monster" they made, laughing.