Sunday, November 23, 2008

Alanicus hears of his armies defeat at Narona

Alanicus was seeing to his newly arrived Syrian archers when one of his Sea Captains brought him news of the crushing defeat on the fields of Narona in Dalmatia. Alanicus didn't act in his usual hot headed way, instead he took the news very calmly. He listened intently to the reports of the battle and asked many questions before retiring to his private quarters for the rest of the day. His Commanders found this new calm Alanicus even more terrifying than the hot bloodied one. A deathly silence settled on the city of Alexandria. The mood was made worse when news of the defeat reached the Tullian army camped outside the walls, who raised a mighty cheer. Alanicus didn't sleep that night.

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