Ironic Punishment Division
The IPD shrieked out their vengeance.
... and those manning the siege engines were somehow crushed by falling debris from the castle, killing one and trapping the other.
Cales: "You fought well, Skarr, but you stand alone! Surrender, no more blood needs to be shed."
Skarr: "Why don't you come finish it yourself?"
Cales: "Would that I had the time... Unfortunately you're worth more to me alive. Seize him!"
Hilter too was dug out of his stony prison. Blood on the bricks was all that was left of Zahru
"Verdammnt. Und ich wollte mich noch verbrennen."
"Time to leave..."
"We should report back to the homefront as fast as we can, and also mention that demon that appeared! Master Junatan will want to hear about that!"
"Ah yes, on that matter..."
"GRAAWR." The Undead Earth Dragon quickly went after Cassandra.
The IPD fled before anyone could pay attention to them.
"My lord, we've seized the castle and taken important prisoners of war. We've once more lost our leader, however, how shall we proceed?"
"My own force has been considerably thinned. I require you here to hold the fort and rebuild until reinforcements arrive. You will remain under my command until the King appoints someone else to leads you or tells you something else."
"The same can't be said for YOU! I saw you personally blow up one of my men during the fight for the battlements. You vile Bulls are as barbaric as ever!
"An accident. It's war. People die. You should be grateful we helped you at all, tin man."
"Bah, like I needed you. Get out of my sight before I forget myself, savage."
The victory at Starkeep was celebrated all throughout the Kingdom. With both passes back under their control and two important hostages in Royal possession, chances were great Kerrat would be forced to abandon their attacks and peace was in sight. Knight-Marshal Cales was appointed Margrave of the Borderlands, but much to his chagrin did not receive the old Imperial, now Bull territories as the Bulls had stayed true to the Kingdom. Despite all this, the sighting of another Demon and the coming of the Drakhirri spread a feeling of unrest over the realm...
Stay tuned for the Epilogue, where I will also post the kill chart.