The Yggdrasil Highway Saga

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#23: Eventually the battle was over


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Eventually it was over. They were all worn to a frazzle. It seemed that they had killed thousands of Demons but surely there hadn’t been that many….surely. They had certainly killed a lot, though. There was no way to tell how many since anything as small as a human, or Demon, that had fallen during that running fight was trampled to nothing but smears on the roadway. The herd would swerve and run around large animals that fell, Fallen cattle or even horses didn’t get trampled….too badly. Anything that was man sized or smaller got smushed.

Of the fallen humans only Lamar had become a bear rider. All the others retrieved by the Griffins , except for Hobbs, had been dropped into one of the Buffalo Wagons. The massive bison, six to a wagon, hadn’t even noticed the added weight. The elf controlling the team usually rode astride one of the beasts. The men were at a bit of a loss as to what to do in the big empty wagons. Many of the injured didn’t do anything but rest. A few had retained a firearm and shot at Orcs. Much of the time they hit cattle instead.

A few fallen men had sheltered behind a dead animal. The running fight had been hard on the herd. All those bullets had to go somewhere. A great many cattle died from gunshot.. Their carcass was just perfect for a desperate human to hide behind.

The herd had finally run itself to exhaustion. The great beasts in their thousands, had finally slowed to a walk and dispersed from the yellow bricked road way. The road was littered with dead and wounded cattle, a few Rhinos and a great many Terror Birds. Great swaths were slimy with blood-smears and trampled bodies, mostly Demons. Here and there Trolls, chained to their warbuggies, sat despondently behind grazing Rhinos. They were pretty much doomed unless they somehow managed to get free of their chains.

Lamar and Kraki sat astride the big short faced Bear.. gazing upon the carnage.

What were they going to do?


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