"The Twilight General"
The general of a thousand victories. Revered by his men, feared by his enemies. A brilliant strategist, his plans never failed. He would meet with his war council during the twilight hours. After a brief discussion, he would walk a short distance and gaze upon the land. He would smoke out of his favorite pipe while his commanders queried over what he was thinking. As sure as the sun set, he would return with a solution. Years later, when it was the general's time, he walked out to gaze at the setting sun once more. Ever curious, his most devoted commander followed him.
"How did you always find the answers out here, looking upon the land?"
"I never found any answers out here. I never knew what fate awaited me. I was simply admiring the beauty of the land that I loved so dear, for there was no guarantee I'd be given the chance again. I always valued life. That is my secret to victory."