ZIGGY! wrote:The Dragon knights and their allies moved to the side, preparing to slash the legs of the enemy steeds.
The Silver-Hawks moved closer, preparing to drive their weapons into the allies. They started towards their emenies, first at a walk, then quickening to a charge. Within seconds they reached the Dragon Knights and their companions.
Astor attacked first. He sprang forward with a cry of "lonbep!", and proceeded to jump and neatly decapitate on the the horsemen. After this, he turned and lept back into the midst of the other defenders.
During this, Theyrus let two arrows loose form his bow. One met its mark, hitting another of the soldiers right in the neck. When he had spent these arrows, he sprung forward, brandishing his dagger in one hand and his sword in the other. He ran forward, and the rest followed him.
Theyrus was met by Sturm. Theyrus immediately realized that Sturm would be a formitable opponent, so he went for his horse, instead of Strum himself. He succeeded in cutting down Sturm's horse, and
angering Sturm greatly. Sturm got up quickly, and charged at Theyrus with great speed. Right before he reached Theyrus, Sturm threw his axe with deadly speed. This took Theyrus by surprise, and it hit him square in the chest. Theyrus fell down, and did not get up.
Upon seeing this, Astor cut down the horseman in between the two of them. HE then jumped the remainding five yards to where Theyrus had fallen, and where Sturm still stood. He began to attck unwisely, swinging his sword in random movements. After a minute, Sturm got a knock on Astor's helm, and that seemed to knock some sense into him him. He began to use the skills that had made him a might fighter in those days.They battled like this for about ten minutes. Then, as they were both tiring, Astor saw his chance. Sturm had left his axe on Theyrus, and he wasn't used to battling with only a sword. Astor swung his sword quickly, hitting Sturm right in the arm. It cut into his flesh, creating a grusome wound. AFter this, Sturm surrendered to Astor.
During all of this the battle raged on. Grit was cut down by Zeileg after slashing a Dragon knight soldier. Gelb, and later joined by Zeleig, fought Nesher until he finally surrendered, having suffered many small wounds from Gelb's blade and Zeileg's axes. The other Silver-Hawk was killed by one of the Dragon Knight soldier.
After this was done, Zeileg and Gelb hurried over to Astor, where he was bending over the limp form of Theyrus, leaving Nesher and Strum in the guard of the remaining two soldiers. "Is he..." began Gelb.
But, before Astor could answer, he, Gelb, and Zeileg heard a roar, and they realized their mistake. They had left the Minotaur unatended to, feasting on their horses. Now he had finished his feast, and was looking for more meat. They knew in was too late to even turn around...