“Lieutenant General Simon, thanks for your patience.” Pat
I found the Lieutenant General at the head of the approaching force
and saluted to him.
“Second Lieutenant Patrick, you’ve been quite busy! Well done! We can
take it from here!” Simon
“No, I’d like to join the force for a while.” Pat
“Ok, you’ve done more than enough at this point, I don’t want to lose
a good soldier if you’re tired. Everyone, quietly enter the fortress.” Simon
When about half the soldiers have entered, probably around 1,000, the enemy
finally notices something is wrong.
“Hey, the enemy is here!” Rebel Soldier
That was the last word of the soldier, a Kingdom archer shot him with an
arrow. That was the cue for the Kingdom Army to stop being quiet and
start shouting to demoralize the enemy.
“Ooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!” Kingdom Army
It was more a rumble than intelligible words.
The soldiers who rushed to extinguish the fire had left their bows, swords,
and shields behind. In the face of the archery barrage by the Kingdom Army,
they could do little more than fall one after another.
By the time reinforcements from the sleeping Imperial Army came onto the scene,
the full force of the Kingdom Army was inside the fortress and the rebel
army was all but destroyed. The Imperial Army found it hard to fight against
a Kingdom Army twice its size.
The rebel aristocrats and Imperial officers in the fortress’s command room
chose this moment to withdraw.