Sunday, 10 July 2016
The Siege Of The Erlking's Castle
Troll Siege Weapons
mangonels casting fireballs
trebuchets hurling boulders
For mangonels and trebuchets, see here. And, for mangonel, see also here.
upsetting of ladders
trolls yelping like dogs
trampling of feet
clash of metal
Humanly Detectable Effects of the Sounds
rides a Jotun horse that leaps a ravine;
speeds through the almost empty troll camp, burning the tents;
carries shield on left arm and sword in right hand while guiding the horse with knees and words;
wears iron that the trolls cannot touch;
kills cavalry with his sword while the horse kicks and bites infantry;
calls the elves out of the besieged castle;
has trapped the trolls between their burning camp and the sallying elves;
kills the troll king, Illrede;
leads the elves who cut down fleeing trolls or drive them into the burning camp;
will lead an elven army with Illrede's head raised on a spearshaft.
Skafloc's single-handed turning of the battle resembles the deeds of John Carter. However, Carter relied only on his skill as a swordsman, not on a magic sword.