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The Last Stand

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Introduction

The Last Stand It was amazing, thousands of people facing us. Each one of them wearing black leather, smothered with an immense amount of chainmail, with spears in their hands and daggers at their thighs jeering and mocking us. Their lord was on a pure white horse which seemed to be tired of its life. One could tell that this horse used to be free and full of life, but now captured by the Goths it appeared to be a ghost. A tradition of war was for each side to gather on a flat barren land. Each side would then demonstrate their power by means of weapons and soldiers. We only had a handful of soldiers. Each one ready to die for Sparta. We wore cloaks of pure silk, sparkling with the blessing of our priest. We were armed with short effective swords and spears which were engineered to the highest specification. ...read more.

Middle

We, The Spartans, only had a small force of warriors. We were the last stand for the world against the injustice of the omnipotent Goths. We were not as heavily armed as the enemy but we were organised people. From the moment we took our first steps we were trained to fight by our forefathers. We were indoctrinated in every field of fighting, from defensive techniques to attacking procedures. The emotion of fear was ripped out of our hearts. We were taught to forget the meaning of fear and replace it with bravery. We were prepared to embrace death like a loving friend. This was our culture and this is how we lived for hundreds of years. Even though our army look puny and pitiful in the eyes of the Goths we were ready to die for our people. ...read more.

Conclusion

I spend the night mediating on whether I should return home or fight till at last I notice the rays of the sun penetrating my tent, giving me a natural countdown until the battle commences. When the bullhorn is blown, the hearts of the Spartans will explode with the spirits of the warriors. The Goths will rush forward, frothing at their mouth with lust for our blood. They will swarm around us and attacks from every side. Each soldier will have their skills tested to a limit never experienced before. We will have to defend each other and all that we have learned in our lives will be put to the test. All the hardships we went through. All the skills that we learnt. The pain that we were taught to be immune to, the lessons we had in battle strategy and to laugh in the face of death will help us in the conquest to free the world of the dark oppression of the Goths. ...read more.

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