Time - Night
Location - Walled, Dragon Ward - Mother's Home
@Isilsk | @Marvealle
Trigger warning for violence
She had not come alone.
Four other riders from the cause had joined Theria in her plot to infiltrate the Dragon Ward. D'met, a young pewterrider guard who had always looked after her father in his keep; O'dyen, a bluerider of Walled who stood for the cause the day Sonia died; Veridel, weyrmate to O'dyen and fellow seditionist; and Evora, Theria's faithful sister whom she could always trust with a bow. Together, they plotted a way through Walled's forces, so they might penetrate the heart of the hold and take out the Mother.
It had just begun to rain when the five dragons appeared over Walled. The soggy pewter clouds provided them the cover they needed, concealing their forms for all their very existence would court the attentions of keen minded dragons.
Siligath warned as her eyes whirled a violent red.
Then we'd better work fast, Theria replied.
As the Walled watch dragon bugled out, Theria turned to the rest in her wing and lifted a hand with two fingers signally her riders. A tip to the left indicated the order about to be given were to go to O'dyen and D'met, and when she brought the hand down, she demanded they dive and charge the forces in distraction.
With a battle cry, O'dyen's blue led the offence. He folded his wings, leading Veridel's own beast into the charge. It would be a test of wills among dragons, their peaceful natures warring with the savage need to survive the other. Might violence among dragons occur this night? Theria would leave it to them to decide who drew blood first if it came to that.
The activity of the blues began to draw the aerial guard. From her cover in the clouds, Theria saw how the dragons set chase after the pair of blues, two blues who dared to turn upon them and challenge their resolves.
But Theria and her remaining forces had not gone unnoticed. Several of the aerial guard spotted the three dragons hiding in the clouds and began to ascend for them. Yet Theria waited for them, letting the dragons come dangerously close. Bronze eyes narrowed upon them, offended by the very sight of them, but a pleased smirk came to her lips. Right as the dragons might make contact with them, Theria gave the signal. Together, Siligath, Ostellith, and Gestroth slipped into the welcoming embrace of between.
When they reappeared, it was over the pavilion of the dragon ward.
Dragons trumpeted out as Gestroth landed first. When the footmen came charging, they were stunned to find a tail impact them, sending them across the pavilion. It cleared the way for Siligath and Ostellith who took to the ground next. Theria and Evora were quick to dismount, as was D'met who unsheathed his sword and charged the guards men.
They had to make it to the mother's quarters, Theria growled to herself in determination. Beside her, Evora let loose an arrow that sprouted along a guard's throat. She quickly supplied a second arrow from her quiver, and knocked it before landing a second fatal blow through a guard's gaping mouth. A third guard, who had come far too close for an arrow, jumped Theria and Evora. As Evora began to knock a second arrow, Theria tangled with the guard, blocking his blows before she managed to swing back and slit his throat. Blood sluice from the wound as he began to retreat from her and Evora. He was the last of the first wave. With an opening provided, the three riders drove forward up the path that would take them to the Mother's home. D'met and Theria covered Evora, taking out those who charged for them while Evora shot at those who might threaten them at a distance and from above.
"There's a lot of them!" D'met shouted in frustration.
"Don't worry, I have plenty of arrows to spare," Evora grinned as she let another arrow loose that took out a guard up ahead.