Bera and River shared a look. She had the blood of warriors and leaders in her, as did he. With their only hope of escape gone, there was only one option left: defend the town and its people.
They drew their swords. “For New Everitt!” Bera roared.
The soldiers let out a cry and clanged swords on shields. The monstrous creatures descended from the buildings and landed in the street on either side of Bera and her small contingent, surrounding them.
River smiled at her grimly. They charged into battle.
—From Defend, an entry in the Tome of CHAOS