Daeron had passed the initial bit of movement off as some small beast wandering about, but when others made notice of the motion as well, he knocked on the wall lightly to let the others know he heard. Giving a lilting trill towards the Mareep, the outermost clusters began to work their way in towards the fort and the rest of the herd, if slowly. There were a couple advantages to not having to yell, or more accurately not being able to yell, his intentions. Squinting and shading his eyes as if to study the herd, he looked more carefully at the
If the shadow blocks out the sun...There will be Light!
If it stays 'till the sun is set...There will be Light!
If the sun never shows its face again...There will be Light!
No matter how dark the city gets...There will be Light!
The multiple eyes now casing the area reveal even more evidence there is something to the south out beyond the tree-line. Although it's still too far away to tell exactly what. However shifting shadows and small movements for a few yards in each direction indicate there is likely more than one. The land between the wall and the place in question is mostly flat with the occasion tree or bush disrupting the twenty or so
a Rod is about 5 meters.
Rods of grassland before the trees thicken and the forest begins.
Being the oldest, Zednik felt honor-bound to be the one to assume the greatest risk. He looked at the nearby Leon and Nydia and, although he officially held no authority in the tribe, he spoke to them with a leader's voice, "Leon, Nydia, cover me, I'm going to check this out."
As he made his way toward the ladder, Zednik addressed the young girl sitting on the edge of the wall(whose name he could not quite recall) by saying, "You there, inform Onlia of the potential threat and help her prepare to get everyone inside, secure the gaits, and ready our defenses. Listen for a shrill whistle... if you hear it then know we face a true threat."
The eldest of the motley-crew of young savages then climbed down the rickety ladder and, as he headed for the southern gate, gave a quick command for Kehrra to heel. The pair then passed through the gate, at which point Zednik addressed Daeron and Sven, "Move the flock westward, we'll need a gap if this turns out to be serious. Daeron, be ready to
I assume Daeron's whistles are well known; including an emergency tone all would recognize.