Talon's a demigod, and he thinks he can take on Czerno.
He'd felt similar when the Black God's powers crept through him, stripping his demigod powers in preparation to give him something more.
The best known have all been made into stage-plays, and it is in this form that they usually come before the notice of the general public. Amongst them are Ramakien, taken from the great Hindu epic Ramayana; Wetyasunyin, the tale of a king who became an ascetic after contemplation of a withered tree; Worawongs, the story of a prince who loved a princess and was killed by the thrust of a magic spear which guarded her; Chalawan, the tale of a princess beloved by a crocodile; Unarud, the life story of Anuruddha, a demigod, the grandson of Krishna; Phumhon, the tale of a princess beloved by an elephant; Prang tong, a story of a princess who before birth was promised to a "yak" or giant in return for a certain fruit which her mother desired to eat.
The Goddess bestows him with unusual swordly prowess and sets him loose with a demigod named Shorty for a companion.
He sat as the dream faded and patted the necklace with the dangling sun-star symbol marking his demigod status.