Swamped Chapter 48 Page 13

You’ve got no idea what’s going on here, so you decide to stay out of the fray. You do crawl closer to the cave entrance, to try and get some sense of what’s happening.

You can’t understand a word anyone in the fight is saying, and you have to strain yourself to hear anything between the clanging of metal and an odd noise you can’t identify. But after some careful listening, you think there’s shouting in three different languages. There’s just too much variation for it to be only two.

Which raises more questions. If there were only two, that would imply two sides fighting. Are there three here, or is there multilingual shouting on one side?

You listen again, and try to pick out individual voices. There seem to be five. One of them seems to be shouting in two different languages, now that you’re listening for it. Then it would make the most sense if he were leading a group of three, and shouting at his allies in their own languages. Doesn’t strike you as the most efficient way to do things, but that’s the best guess you have.

In fact, from the slight hesitation in his voice, you don’t think either language is his native tongue.

You don’t know what to make of any of this. You decide to risk peeking out, just for a moment.

You poke your head out of the cavern very briefly. Sure enough, it seems to be a two-on-three fight, though you can’t tell which side has the advantage. But that’s not what catches your eye before you slip back into the safety of the cavern.

There’s something in the sky.

What do you do now?

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Chuck your skyslicer at it instinctively.


Somehow, the slicer manages to hit Corvus.