Ignorance Can Be Remedied
Ignorance Can Be Remedied is a story written by Shinko Hisada (身固之妥) and illustrated by ravyn. It ran in Issue 20 and can be read on LJ, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/ignorance-can-be-remedied/.
"Weariness was pretty much a constant state of being on the battlefield. Kale was used to that after a year in the army, and he'd learned to work through it for the most part. But a week's hard riding through the worst part of the mountains had left him completely exhausted, not just tired. He was still an indifferent rider at best, having only learned the skill a few months before, and keeping up with a unit of Elite warrior-mages would have taxed even an expert."
This story is part of a larger arc, the complete order of which can be found here.