Thanks, and I appreciate it. I meant to reply to your post, but got caught up in other things. Basically, my response was more or less going to be that the prologue wasn't meant to set up just this story in particular, but lay the settings for the entire Gods' War itself. Since I'm writing the story in a fairly self-contained manner, I'm trying to add as much relevant information as I can, without over doing it, so that people can have a relative idea of what is going on without having to be already familiar with the setting of the world. In fact, neither character appears again in the story, which is why I tried to make them as un-descriptive as I could, going as far as not to give either a name.