"alright flint", flint said to himself," you can do this, nilus has got to be in there...but, maybe, well, i guess the only way im going to find out os to look".
Flint approached the back of the compound. the whole complex was maybe 90 yards wide, a large square in general. the walls surounding the compound were 8 feet high, but flint was able to climb it as it was made of rounded stones in mortar.
outside of the main complex was a large courtyard, it seemed inpractical...but it did look nice. he dropped from the wall quietly, and snuck over to some hedges. he surveyed the area better from there.
there were five guards , they seemed to have a set pattern of walking. flint watched for about ten minutes, then ran across the court yard to another set of hedges, roughly in the middle of the length between the wall and the compound.
from here, flint saw that he couldnt get in that back door unless he took down tree guards...and if he wanted to go completely unnoticed...he would have to take all five down.
back at felix's house, everyone was discussing current events.
"this is your fault nilus, flint left looking for you", grdar set the blame on niluses shoulders.
nilus siged," yes, your right grdar, i should have come home earlier, but events transpred that called my attention.".
"did you consider dropping by to tell us, so flint wouldnt have gone out into the town suseptable to the soldiers of caelorn?" grdar argued.
"i didnt think anyone would come looking forme, i was mistaken, but instead of you blaming me, why dont we go out and look for flint.", nilus tried to make reason.
"ok, me and you", grdar was cut off.
"you?", nilus asked," your people are at war with caelorn, and the humans in general, theyd spot you in a moment, then you'd surely be executed".
anger washed over grdars face as he realized that he areed with that yart'nir, he siged," fine, you can take your new friend and look for our younge friend.
"hey guys", talin spoke up," flint left his sword and shield.
flint pulled a small hammer from his belt, it was for black smithing, so he knew it well. he watched and watched and after a few minutes, he finally found a way to take them down without alarming any of them.
he took the one on the corner closest to the compound first. he pounded the hammer into his head, not enough to deal a fatal blow, but he rendered the soldier unconscious.
the sodier in the center was just turning the corner around the fountain in the center when flint dodged to another set of hedged and dropped the guard on the consecutive corner from the one he had just taken the guard down at.
he took the other three down the same way, the whole process took about 45 seconds. as he was holding the unconcious body of the guard in the arms...he made eye contact with the guard.
"hey, you, let him go', the guard shouted.
flint released the man and he fell to the ground, limp," hows that?".
the man went to blow a whistle hanging around his neck, but flint picked up a shiled from the fallen man and threw it like a frisbee. it hissed where he aimed, but still hit the mans shin, knocking him onto the ground. flint ran to him and knocked him unconscious like the others.
then claping filled the air, clap clap clap, it was omnious.
flint jumped up, looking at the source of the noise.
"you", flint said.
"well done...serrilson", the captain siad.
"since when are you with the soldiers of caelorn", flint asked.
"well, when i heard that they were invading pridian, i knew i had heard that name somewhere...it was from you", the captian said.
"so, i really was your favorite ,captain", flint said.
"of course, i mean, you always challenged my authority...but i never knew you would challenge the authority of your people", the captian said, bringing up flints treason to his people.
"oh..i see, well captain...i suppose we have buisness to attend to", flint said.
the captain drew his sword," what...you dont have yours?".
"no, i didnt expect you to be here", flint belittled the rest of the human forces.
"no matter, there are fiveother swords here..and thanks to you, there not receiving any use.", therron said.
flint went over and picked upone of the swords," well, its nothing next to my old sword, butit will have to do", flint said.
flint approached therron," well old man, you ready for this?", flint mocked him
"well, im not sure if youve received any formal training with your sword since i last saw you, so i wont even break a sweat.", therron countered lingually.
flint lunged foeward with a strong stab, but the aging captainwas much quicker than he appeared. and right on top of flint, he let out a counter to the back of flints body...using the side of his blade...not the edge.
"i see your still slow serrilson", therron mocked.
"you dont know whats coming to you old man.", flint mocked further.
flint tried to land another blow, but it pretty much went down the same way. over and over, flint couldnt landa blow on therron. he was better, stronger, faster, somehow he even had more stamina than flint. and he tought flint every thing that flint know.
finally, thrron turned one of his counters into a legitament attack. leaving a 14 inch long gash across flints chest.
flint looked down as the blood began spilling from his chest. he felt sick, then fell onto the cold stone of the courtyard,unconscious. when hefinally didwake up again, hewas lying on his back, he had bandages aross his chest and he was in a jail cell...