George: Fire at will!
Rifleman: My god they just keep coming!
George: Hold your Tongue man keep firing.
(Meanwhile with Ishop and his company) The group marches in formation at an impressive speed but they know they are many days or even weeks from Gilmore castle where they know men are fighting for their lives against undefeatable odds.
Ishop: We are making good time
Ichel: We could go faster if was just us
Mathew: But what chance would the three of us stand against Giasí army?
Unknown rider: Hello by any chance are you Ishop?
The two men ride closed to each other
Ishop: Yes that is I
Unknown rider: Thank the gods I found you.
Unknown rider: I am very sorry I am Captain Henry James I am in charge of these men.
Ishop: I see
Captain Henry James: I have been ordered by the king to join you to Gilmore and liberate it.
Ishop: Well I am happy to have help.
The captain rides back to his men: Alright men form up
The two groups merge without question
Happily increasing their numbers
As the day ends the soldiers and magicians set up camp horses are taken care of, the foot soldiers rest and talk and a large fire is lit in the middle of the camp.
Ishop: It was a pleasant surprise that you showed up captain
Captain Henry James: I am glad I could you looks like you could use the reinforcements
Ishop: Indeed we will need every able bodied fighter we can muster
Captain Henry James: How many will we face at Gilmore?
Ishop: I do not know the exact numbers but there are at least 3 magicians maybe four
Captain Henry James: How are we going to defeat them?
Unknown man: Hello, Hello!
The sound of weapons being raised against the new arrivals
Ichel: Hands up the all of you.
Unknown man: Woe woe we are friendly.
Ishop: Who are you?
The younger bald man: We are traveling entertainers I am Ram, this is my wife Amara and my father Tad.
Issac: Right traveling entertainers and why are you here?
Ram: Well you see my father use to be a soldier in the royal army he served in a few campaigns and well he.
Tad: I wanted to help you but I know an old man like me canít fight but I can play. I convinced my son and his lovely wife to come here to play music for you and maybe travel for a while.
Ishop: I think having some music would not hurt anyone. Although I must admit your instruments are very unusual.
Tad: I know but they are what my family could afford and they work.
Later in the day the entire group sits around the fire listening to the music created by the traveling entertainers
Enjoying the music
And being merry
They all fell asleep
The fire turned to embers
But in those embers
Questions rise with the smoke
Is there any hope left for Gilmore castle?
Can we save them?
Is there more help on the way?