A Tale of Five Bandits

After the decimation of her home, Adesewa is forced to live the life of a bandit in order to survive. Soon, she seeks vengeance against those who had wronged her until her path crossed with that of a fellow outlaw just like her, offering her complete immunity from the crimes she had committed. 
She eventually discovers that this deal, sweet to the ear as it may seem, comes with a price; her involvement in a political agenda against the tyrannical King. 
Forming a cohort with four other outlaws and an herbalist, she partakes in a rebellion against the King. 
Now, the five bandits who had once terrorized the Kingdom itself now becomes the very heroes that could save the Kingdom from utter destruction.

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Episodes
    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Introduction

    • Prologue 1892 AD The morning sky was clear and bright. The soaring birds chirped and the roosters crowed. The village came alive again with the ...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 1

    • A decade later and Sewa still suffered nightmares from that tragedy. Every time she closed her eyes, she heard them. The screams of her village people as they were massacred; could...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 2

    • She smirked and stood proud with a bow strung across her shoulder, a short sword and quiver strapped to her back and a pair of daggers on her thighs. She hung a small cylindrically...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 3

    • The soldiers searched high and low for Sewa, failing to find any trail that led to her escape. They dumped the body of the dead blacksmith into the river and returned to the barman...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 4

    • They journeyed for a day, sighing in relief when they finally reached their destination.  Sewa abruptly nock an arrow on her bowstring when she was shocked to find hers...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 5

    • “Good of you to join us. I was beginning to think you were going to chicken out”, Duro japed at the three individuals that walked into the room from the tunnel. ...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 6

    • Everyone stared at themselves nervously, obviously shaken by the news. Sewa reflected back to her time in last village she had been in. She remembered the state of the village, the...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 7

    • “This provision will last you for three weeks but after that, you are on your own”, Adewole said as the guards handed bags containing foods and drinks to Sewa, Duro, Mo...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 8

    • “Keep staring and I will gouge your eyes out” Sewa folded her arms and sneered at Duro. Leke stifled a laugh and Goke threw his rabbit’s bone at...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 9

    • Leaving the pulverized village behind, they rode for two more days till they reached a new settlement. “This is Alatori Ojo, perhaps we could rest here for ...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 10

    • Monifa began, “I don’t remember much of my childhood. My earliest memory is a scene of my mother with her legs spread like an eagle, clutching the back of a man ramming...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 11

    • "Ah! Look at them wiggling like worms. The gods be pressed”, Ajala the herbalist laughed, “Look at this one”, he said pointing to a tied warrior that was try...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 12

    • Later that night as the inhabitants of the villages slept peacefully. Sewa rolled to her side frustrated and unable to sleep. She heaved a sigh and glanced at her Monifa who shared...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 13

    • The bandits camped in the village for two more days, basking in the praises, special treatment, food and drinks that the villagers supplied them. They were like kings and queens in...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 14

    • The man behind the girl who was apparently the leader burst into a laugh “You are not what I was expecting. The way he mouthed off about you, I expected to see a woman the si...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 15

    • Durojaiye rushed over to Sewa’s side, rolling her over so he could see her face. His heart rose to his throat when she gritted her teeth and squeaked out in pain as he turned...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 16

    • The room became gloomy and dreary. Sewa was taken aback by the genuine look of concern in his eyes. It was there in each of them eyes. She heaved a rueful sigh, “There...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 17

    • As dawn set in, they set out for Aleshinloye riding as fast as they could with the wind behind their backs. They had gathered enough supplies that would sustain them for a month in...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 18

    • “Well, I didn’t say I was interested in you. I only complimented your beauty”. He smiled mischievously, “Why are you so flushed and embarrassed? You are rea...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 19

    • "Go on, that can’t be the end”, Leke, sitting cross-legged, said to the herbalist. “Kolade couldn’t have died just like that. He didn’t get his r...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 20

    • Mounted on the dais in front of the crowd, was the notorious masked man that had sent his arrow flying straight at Sewa and the same one who had sent a group of mercenary after her...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 21

    • “IMPOSSIBLE!”, that was the only word that Duro kept on muttering to himself as he stared in disbelief at the masked man. Sewa shrugged off the shock,...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 22

    • The masked man descended the podium, jinking his way through the hectic square. A villager lobbed a rake at him. He caught the rake midair, executed a pirouette and threw the rake ...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 23

    • Even as the moon shone upon the village with chilly breeze causing their bodies to shiver and even as the evening mosquitoes buzzed in hundreds dined doggedly feasting on the blood...
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    • A Tale of Five Bandits - Episode 24

    •                               ************************** It wasn’t long before midnight came...
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