The Battle of the Mirror

Phase 1: Molochite’s twenty legions deploy from his camp: his dragons in two lines in the centre and his auxiliaries on the flanks. His location is shown in the Iron House. Osidian’s sartlar millions form immense blocks. Molochite’s auxiliaries charge into them forcing Osidian’s flanks to halt, but his centre continues to advance towards Molochite’s dragons. Carnelian and Fern’s movement is shown as a dotted line running from the Twenty Legion Camp into combat…

Phase 2: The sartlar are in rout across the breadth of the battlefield as Molochite’s first line of dragons pursue them with fire and the thunder of their crushing feet. Osidian’s hollow crescent and column (shaped like a spanner) can be seen punching through the sartlar flight, as well as Molochite’s strung-out first line of dragons, as it heads for the centre of the second line. Osidian’s dragon formation can also be seen striking that centre. Too late, Molochite’s line folds in, as if about a hinge centred on the Iron House, trying to strike at him.

Phase 3: The latter part of the battle. The sartlar rout has spread out in a vast arc leaving the dragons of Molochite’s first line dispersed across the battlefield. Osidian’s dragons having broken through the centre of Molochite’s second line and, in a repeat of what happened at the Battle of Makar, run along behind them spurting fire over their defenceless rears. The dragons of the second line flee the flame, their towers exploding, dying from terrible burns, crashing through and trampling the mounds of piled up sartlar – among which Carnelian and Fern are still located. Meanwhile, Osidian on Heart-of-Thunder torches the Iron House…

Phase 4: At the end of the battle Osidian regroups his dragons on the Great South Road at the centre of the battlefield. Those dragons of Molochite’s first line, that are not involved in the flight of the second, manage to regroup in two lines facing Osidian. Meanwhile, Carnelian and Fern travel towards the burning Iron House…