Siege at Glen Morach
It had been several weeks since the Slinieuie forces retreated to the Fort at Glen Morach and raised the drawbridge. Allied MacCreg, Dooinney and Quayle men soon surrounded the area and set up a blockade. Several Nearby villages and farms had been captured and the advancing winter weather meant they wouldnt have to wait for long
With the remaining opposition leaders holed up in Glen Morach, the allied forces need only wait for the food to run out and the winter weather to force their surrender
The interior of the small castle was dark, cold and miserable. The men inside could not afford to light all passages and rooms as candles and torches were becoming scarce due to the ongoing siege. It had gotten so bad that some families had started burning books to keep warm. Water supplies were low, and food even lower.
Cedric Slinieuie sat at the head of an impressive oak table with several family members and advisors. The lone candle in the centre of the table barely lit up the faces of those seated, the rest of the room blanketed in darkness.
The ongoing discussion was going round in circles…
“...We will not surrender! We cannot” exclaimed Cedric while thumping the table with his fist. “We’ve lasted this long, we can see out this siege!”
“Impossible!” replied one cloaked man
“We’ve run out of food and its getting colder” said another shivering gentleman seated on the left
“Our ancestors would roll in their graves if we give in now” grumbled another
The conversation went on like this for some time until the figure seated at the far end of the table stood up. Everyone else fell silent and waited. Addressing Cedric, he made his way around the room; “Our time is up Brother. We will die if we do not surrender. Be the better man and save our people”
“You know not what you say Edan. Our people follow me and would lay down their lives to protect our clann and what we stand for” snarled Cedric
“Then you are a fool Brother. I will not sit idly by as we all wither away and die” replied Edan with sadness in his eyes. "We can fight another day, but not if we all die here"
Cedric stood up and faced his younger brother. "And who would we rally around, you? Just leave before I do something I regret"
Edan stepped back and made his way towards the door, turning back to the room before exiting. "The sun will shine upon us once again. I will make sure of it"
He then exited the room, leaving an awkward silence
Rated R for name similar to Cerdic