Stone Wall Village fields, behind enemy lines

T'cumu watched in dismay as the enemy's Spaniard directed his troop of Rattlesnake Warrior pikemen to form a long line across the meadow grass. He studied the man, so similar to his friend, but a sinister shadow surrounded him, a stark contrast to Gonzalo's warm light. T'cumu longed to ride through the gathering ranks to cut their general down, but knew he would be overwhelmed by their sheer numbers before he could reach the scowling villain. Teeth clenched in frustration, T'cumu urged his . . .

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