As the unknown women slide down the mountain, sword in hand, below her laid a small and what appeared to be a well fortified outpost. The build was made of brick the size of a human and plated with strong iron and steel plates bolted together. There were no windows of glass, but holes filled with bars and the only entrance was a giant, armored gate, that was open with a winch connected to it by thick chains. And around the outpost was a long and narrow trench, filled with sharp, long spikes, that had some skeletons and a few still decaying bodies here and there, and from the gate was a long, wooden, flat bridge, stretching from the gate, over the trench, and to the land all around.
When the women came to the bottom of the mountain, she walked towards the bridge, but was confronted by a man. The man wore armor from his chest down and had a dark cape on his back. He had a shaved head, an eye patch over his left eye, and a long scar over the eye that was covered.
"You are late," said the man with his arms crossed.
The women looked back with a stern look in her dark, green eyes. She ran an armored hand through her long, black hair. "I told you getting down a steep and rocky mountain is not easy."
The man laughed, "Well maybe next time, take a risk and join the others and you won't need to be scouting, I know how good you are with the sword. So now when we leave, you make sure your with the others. Better to use your talent while you still last."
The two started to walk to the gate. "Its not death I'm worried about," said the women, "And it not that I'm trying to get past fighting, I'm just waiting until I'm needed." The man looked back. "All the others don't want to fight, they don't get chances to stand back and wait, and just because your my closest friend and are a women, doesn’t mean you should sit around and watch my army fight and even lose lives. You where trained to become a knight by your father because he knew one day you would have to fight, and because you where his only child and he didn‘t have a son, and he knew that you would make a great female knight."
The women then stopped. "Alright, I'll fight, but just to let you know, I've been waiting so I could fight beside you. your my only friend, and your the only one that doesn’t look down on a female knight.
The man then patted her on the back. "Don't worry. Besides, this war should not take too long, we have one of the best armies in the whole world and the dark forces don't even have a chance, for we have the element of surprise.
And from out of nowhere, a massive, flaming ball of fire falls from the sky, barely hitting the outpost and crashes to the ground, leaving a giant crater. The to then looked at the bellow of smoke and then back at each other. "Well first, said the man, We should get the army ready and take out who ever is hurling those, before they get any closer."