The origin of the elf tribe called the Go-Backs
Twenty-four years after leaving the Everwood, Two-Spear’s group of Wolfriders is still living in the High Ones' magical cave, because Two-Spear believes that if they find a way to restore the High Ones' lost magical powers, they can then wipe out all the humans. Two-Spear is a harsh, dictatorial leader. He has an adult daughter, Kahvi, born outside of Recognition, whom he plans to make his successor to the chieftainship and with whom he is also very harsh, to the chagrin of some of the other elves in his tribe. Humiliated by his cruelty and fed up with his mad obsession with restoring the High Ones’ lost magical powers, Kahvi challenges Two-Spear to the chieftainship. Two-Spear deals her what he and the other elves believe to be a fatal wound, and she falls into a deep pool inside the cave. Two-Spear takes the elves far away from the cave. Later, his lifemate and the tribe’s healer, Willowgreen, removes the wolf blood from all of them so that they are immortal.
Generations later, remnants and descendants of Two-Spears’ group of elves discover the cave while seeking winter shelter. The elves discover the pool into which Kahvi had fallen, and they find that the pool is filled with High Ones’ magic which has preserved her and kept her alive, although unconscious, through the years. They remove her from the pool, and she wakes up. None of them know who she is, including herself, except one elf who became their chief after Two-Spear's death. He is old enough to remember her and he tells the others who she is (but doesn’t tell her, except for her name). They come to revere Kahvi (who, unknown to anyone, still has wolf-blood), and when the old chief dies, she takes his place and wears the four braids in her hair which signify the chieftainship. Her tribe eventually becomes the Go-Backs (Kahvi 2-3).
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