While the Wintershield Guild pursued the advancing Hislithians, Lokren and Edorin had taken their fight into the forest. Both were skilled warriors; neither of them seemed to tire the other out. "This is going to be your last battle Lokren!" Edorin yelled as he delivered a fierce, horizontal slash.
Lokren parried the strike then started his assault. "You have spilled innocent blood! You and your men will pay!" Edorin pushed him away with his shield then gained some distance.
"What innocents are you speaking of!?"
"We found a boy and his younger sibling dead at a signal fire! A Hislithian arrow was in his body."
"Hislithians have not used a bow in ages..."
Edorin could not finish his statement. Both warriors heard a rustle in the trees; it sounded as if someone was running through the forest towards them.
From the top of the trees, two figures in dark equipment jumped towards the two. The first assailant dove towards Edorin, only to feel the brunt force of his shield. As he fell back, Edorin quickly removed the assailant's lead hand then finished him off with a stab.
The other assailant managed to knock Lokren over, but found the old Nord to be more than he could handle. As his scuffle continued, he turned to see Edorin charging directly at him. Rather than staying to fight, he darted off into the forest, leaving his fallen comrade.
Edorin stuck his sword in the ground and helped Lokren stand. "Mehrunes spit! That was a close one!" Lokren stated as he tried to gather his breath. The two warriors walked towards the fallen assailant and examined his gear. "This looks like a member of the Black Hand." Edorin stated grimly. Lokren searched one of the pouches of the assailant and found a small note; his eyes lit up as he read the note.
"This is a contract out on both of us!"
"I guess that explains the recent events then."
Edorin stared in the direction of the Hislith fortress; he could hear an explosion off in the distance. "We should probably get this information to both our men; we have some... clarifications to make." Lokren sighed then gathered himself. The two set off towards the fortress. Lokren hoped that his guild had not done too much damage already.
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