Thread: Invasion of the Urak-Hai
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"We have more men now, how much longer before we fight? It must be getting soon, are you sure we have enough men to withstand the attack?"
"I'm sure we have plenty of men...and women...they've all seen danger. Enough, anyway."
She flexed her fingers a bit.
Mic tilted his head a bit, placing a hand on Eo's shoulder.
"You alright M'lady? You seem quiet."
Cal walked over to Rue when the others left.
"Hi Rue, how's it going?"
She smiled and hugged her old friend.
"Nothing's wrong, I'm just thinking." Eo scooted closer Mic. "It's getting chilly tonight isn't it?"
"Here, M'lady, that should keep you warm."
He smiled, hesitantly laying an arm over her shoulders.
"We are already prepared anyway, M'lady, and they'll just call for us when the time comes."
He smiled, resting his head on hers.
Lightfoot came back to where the others were. The Rangers went back to their business. Cal walked over to Lightfoot, and they went off in the forest, unnoticed, to talk.
"How much longer are we to wait?" Cal asked.
"As long as it takes the Uruks to come," Lightfoot answered. "I've sent out scouts to see how their progress comes. It won't be long until they come back."
"How are you sure of that? What if the scouts get killed?"
"Oh really. How can you be so sure? They're miles off! We won't be able to hear them, Lightfoot. I should take your word for it though."
"Indeed. The animals will know what befalls the scouts, they will send word."
As if on que, a fox came into their view, making odd noises. Lightfoot's eyes widened as she listened, then wheeled around and ran back to the others. Cal was right behind her.
"They're approaching quickly! Come now, we don't have all day! Bowmen, and women, first! Resort to swords last! Mic, Eo, come!"
Lightfoot grabbed her things, fastening them on quickly. Mic and Eo rushed back as she called, helping each other get ready.
"Hunter, Rue, take a troop of men up around to the east, amubush them that way. But, I warn you, don't take on too many. We'll need some too. Eo and Mic, take troops around to the west, just track them a bit, take out a couple. Cal, you and I will stay here with some men as bait."
Lightfoot looked to Hunter, her gaze piercing into his.
"I warn you again Sir, resort to swords last!"
She turned and went off, organizing the troops into three parts.
It's fine Eo, family comes first, always!
"You've got twenty-five men under your orders. The others are with...the others."
Lightfoot turned on her heel, walking to Cal once more.
"Lightfoot, why the order of no swords?" she asked.
"I don't want anyone to get carried away with the fighting," Lightfoot answered. "And I would hate so much to lose some of the men. Plus, arrows will take the Uruks more by suprise, and it's quicker to fight them that way. We will resort to swords last, and that's final."
"No swords, good call. Most of us are archers anyway. You see Eo, she's not one to resort to swordplay so quickly. It takes longer, and just leaves more of a mess and is much more harmful, not to mention loud. That's as she says, I don't know anymore."
Mic smiled, seeing Eo still had his cloak on. He readied his bow with an arrow, stroking the flight (i believe that's the term) gently.
"No," he whispered back, "that's okay. You wear it, it'll get chillier as time progresses."
He smiled more to himself, accidentally letting his arrow go. It flew into the neck of a nearby Uruk. Mic furrowed his brows slightly, starting to shoot more arrows quickly, with careful aim.
"She just didn't want us to use swords first. She's a person for the element of suprise, and swords have a tendancy to give someone away, even in a dense forest."
He shot a couple more arrows, smiling a bit.
"And arrows kill faster."
"Truth is, I don't rightly know. She's a good fighter and all, but...she gets too..dramatic. She has a tendancy to get hurt a lot that way. Maybe it's because we're so young they haven't changed direction. We don't seem to be bothering them much."
Mic continued to fire freely.
Eo, having run out of arrows, started to pick up arrows that had not been broken on impact. She pulled an arrow out of a fallen horse and fixed it to her bow. Taking careful aim, she let it fly and it hit the neck of an Orc. A couple others turned around and saw Eo and Mic running towards them, though still a ways off. Letting out a loud roar, they lifted their weapons and started rushing back at them. Eo stopped short and ran into the forest as more Orcs turned and hurried toward them. "Hurry everyone, over here! Unsheathe your swords and prepare to fight! I seem to have hit someone important."
"Eo," he whispered to her, "no matter what happens, stay by me."
He unsheathed his sword, looking around the tree, watching the Uruks come.
Cal stayed by Lightfoot's side, watching her Rangers dispose quickly of as many of the Uruks as possible. She rested her hand lightly on her whip, ready to attack as soon as Lightfoot gave the order for them too.
Lightfoot glanced to the others, gritting her teeth a bit. Her quiver was now empty of it's previous load, and she was reluctant to go on. With a sigh, she gave the order to her men (and Cal.).
"Alright men, draw your swords!" she shouted, her blade in hand. "Charge!!!"
She led the charge on the Uruks, then started hacking away.
Cal gave her whip a crack as she uncoiled it with her lefr and drew her sword with her right then moved forward, making sure to stay by Lightfoot's side, just in case she should need her for any reason.
"Just call me if you need help!"
She turned again and returned to fighting, taking a blow to her left arm, it not stopping her nonetheless.
"Somehow I don't think I'm going to be the one needing help, but maybe it's just me," she called back to Lightfoot, rolling her eyes.
"No, don't fight!"
He gently shoved her behind a tree, then returned to fighting.
"Hahaha indeed Cal!"
Lightfoot continued striking at the orcs, shouting as she did so.
"Twenty!...Twenty-one!...Twenty-two!....Twentty-three!..." and so on.
She laughed heartily, sword black with the blood.
"I'm coming Eo! Hnag on!"
He, of course, was immediately panic-stricken, and fought desperately to get to Eo. He soon got to her.
"What are you doing fighting?! You're injured! Go hide!"