Pacing the wall, Tarian stopped when he came to a destroyed section. He ran his fingers along the new edge and looked towards the boulder that ripped through the wall. Thankfully the men stationed there saw the massive rock hurtling towards them. And managed to get out of the way of the boulder as it tore through the wall. Shaking his head, Tarian returned his attention to the massing ranks of monsters. Blinking at the what he thought was a moving tree Tarian’s shoulder’s slumped. He pulled out his telescope and searched for answers. As he followed the steady stream of creatures, he came to the biggest troll he’d seen.
He spun around and barked an order, “I want the five best marksmen we have.”
The soldier nodded and ran to find the marksmen. Sherry stepped towards Tarian placing a hand on the man’s shoulder. “What is it now?”
“They are massing for another charge.” Tarian replied as he brought the telescope up to his eye.
“Lloyd are you there?” Tarian asked as he watched the massive creature direct the milling monsters.
“No,” Sherry answered.
“Go get him, I need to talk with him,” Tarian ordered.
“Yes, sir,” Sherry chirped as she left to collect the quartermaster.
Tarian lowered the telescope and glanced at the defenders manning the wall. Each set of eyes declared the dejection each defender felt. Tarian knew that without assistance they wouldn’t be able to hold the wall. Tarian swallowed a lump and offered a silent prayer that Caleb and Keldon would be able to bring help. As he stared into the deadly mass of creatures someone tapped his shoulder. “You wanted to see me Tarian?”
Turning his head to look behind him Tarian weakly smiled at Lloyd. “How many missiles do we have left; I don’t think you ever gave me a firm number.”
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