25,000 years ago, the young warrior, Daryl is maturing and realizing the importance of relationships, honesty, and self-reliance.
In the Warrior, Daryl observes he was not a part of the close-knit social order that held all male members of the tribe together in a nearly invisible grip. The small waves and nods, or even looks of recognition and acceptance, were only witnessed, never received or given the opportunity to be returned. His presence was acknowledged, but no dialogue ever seemed to be offered or developed about anything of substance.
He could not decide which status he preferred, that of being the outcast he had been or that of being the warrior hero he was but no one wanted to accept. Neither role allowed him entry into the most vital leadership part of the tribe, and there was no way to understand why...