Excited shouts of joy and anticipation wash through the streets of Trolls Bane. Those among the citzens who experienced what was about to come yelp and mothers grab their children, dragging them to their homes, they barricade the doors and windows, all they can do now is pray. Only the toughest of the men take their bows and spears, torches are lit, armours are given to those of high age who suffer from weak bones and cannot survive a hard bounce.
A small group approaches the Southern Gate, it's where the whooping and celebration can be heard the loudest. Suddenly a terrified elfess wearing a torn dress stumbles out of the gatehouse, crawls across the bridge and disappears into the bushes, only her faint sobbing and wheezing remain for a few more seconds. The men exhale nervously, they lower their bows again, they turn their heads back South and..."Arrrrgh!"
One of the youngsters in the group screams, holding his dazzled eyes, another man falls to his knees and starts to shake violently while the third guy just drops to the ground, unconscious. Only an experienced veteran remains but he seems petrified.
"Good morning, lad!"
The hardened warrior collapses, blood flows from his nose and eyes, not even he who has seen so much death and destruction was prepared for what was now crossing the bridge, dangeling freely in a soft breeze.
"Hrhrhr..people these days.."
Magnus shakes his head, his wild mane whipping around his bare shoulders and an animalistic howl bursts out of his throat as he gets down on all fourth gallopping down the road. "Wooooo...!"
Somewhere in the East of Bane a scared boy hugs his mother, they are hiding under a bag of grain, deep in the cellar beneath their house. "What is happening, mother?"
Her whisper can barely be heard over the noises of either cheering or screaming female foreigners who originally merely planned to travel through and a tear runs down the woman's cheek as she realizes, she might not be able to feed her kids properly for those next few dwarven days they would have to stay in cover.
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