Gut Shot Valley Soldier
Fictional Character
Shared Universe Story
"Topanga and the Chatsworth Lancers"
POD: March 17, 1998
Type of Appearance: Direct (unnamed)
Nationality: The Valley
Date of Death: c.a. 2028
Cause of Death: Slit throat when fatally wounded by an arrow
Occupation: Soldier
Military Branch: Chatsworth Lancers

Some thirty years after The Change, Bruce Delgado led his Chatsworth Lancers and other Valley forces to invade Topanga. He sent a second force through the woods on the sides of Topanga Canyon to try to sneak past the Topangan defenses. However, Connor Tillman spotted them while patrolling and managed to bring warning back to Topanga village.

A detachment from Fernwood was passing through on its way to the Glenview border wall and deployed to fight the second threat. An exchange of arrow fire led to a Valley soldier taking an arrow between the pit of his stomach and his navel. He collapsed and started screaming animal sounds of pain. Connor rushed forward with the rest and exchanged a few sword strokes with another Valley soldier. The man seemed unsettled by the screams of his fallen comrade and fled as soon as he could. With their ploy of trying to slip past the Topanga defenses thwarted, the rest fled back into the woods too.

Connor watched as a Fernwood soldier approached the gut shot Valley man. He didn't hear the exchange but it was obvious the injured man was asked if he wanted to be patched up as best as they could or put out of his misery. When the Fernwood soldier drew his knife and slit his throat, Connor also knew what the answer was.[1]


  1. The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth, pgs. 474-476, HC.