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The Warrior Queen Ch 13The Warrior Queen - Chapter 13
13 Wizard's Duel
"By all the Gods, how many of them are there," Ionar asked as he viewed the massing ranks of the Raider army, Raiders had camped beyond sight but now they were forming up in battle formation the true meaning of their numbers could be seen.
"Their numbers are beyond meaningful count, there are twenty Battle Groups forming up and behind them comes another twenty five and if they prove insufficient there are another twenty Battle Groups beyond them but they will take several moons to ready for battle," J'nae answered.
"That equates to around half a million soldiers out front, we can't stand against that many. They don't even have to fight, with that many they could just walk over the top of us," Ionar observed.
"It is not our task to stand against them and beat them, only to force their Leader into the open to face Father. When that happens get right out of the way."
"What if The Leader remains out of sight, refuses to face The He
The Warrior Queen Ch 12 Pt 2The Warrior Queen - Chapter 12 Pt 2
12 - The Gathering Storm Pt 2
L'lita gasped as thousands of horsemen appeared at the top of the Long Mound and were unable to stop before going over the edge and tumbling down the steep back slope, some tried to ride down the precipitous slope but very few safely made the bottom. Soon after came the flashes and smoke of a thousand small explosions followed a few seconds later by the popping sound of the distant explosions. Before the explosives had finished going off thousands of Defenders poured out of the dugouts they had been sheltering in on the back slope and swarmed over whatever riders still remained on the other side.
"You should go L'lita, this is not a place for a gentle spirit, help with the wounded, there will be thousands of them after that fiasco," S'mon said compassionately, tears were running freely down L'lita's face.
"Those poor horses, they never asked to die like that, so many lives wasted. How many more S'mon before it is finishe
The Warrior Queen Ch 12 Pt 1The Warrior Queen - Chapter 12 Pt 1
12 The Gathering Storm
Ionar found resting to be difficult, he had been fighting for so long now that sitting around doing nothing but waiting for the enemy to reorganise itself for a major battle was harder than the actual fighting. For the Raiders the hills looked gentle, easy to assault and overrun. What they didn't know was that the valleys behind the first line of gentle hills dropped well below the level of the plain making the second line of hills much higher and steeper than they appeared to the scouts the Raiders had sent out to locate the enemy.
Ionar's Army was easy enough to find, it was dug in on a low hill at the edge of the plain and, as the hill was almost devoid of trees, the defenders on the hill were readily visible to the scouts. The Raider scouts could not approach very close to the hills, they were more readily seen than Ionar's men. The Defenders on the hill could see anyone crossing the plain with ease, there were even
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