Sounds of swords clanging together are all around Saito, he sees a mixture of Gibril and Templar soldiers paired together in powerful deadlocks. The battle started ten minutes ago when Saito ordered the charge, and it isn't looking to well for the Templars. Saito slashes down a Gibril Soldier that charges him, another charges head on. He slashes at Saito, Saito back steps, dodging the attack. Saito then uppercuts, slashing a huge gash on the Gibril, killing him. Saito looks to his left to see Tai fighting alongside four of his men, they appear to be doing well until three Gibril Soldiers attack and kill two of Tai's troops. Saito hears footsteps charge him, then turns around just in time to parry a swing. A Gibril Captain is deadlocked with Saito, Saito starts attacking the Captain, swinging and stabbing anyway he can. The Captain blocks and doges with ease until he trips and falls over a rock, Saito takes the chance to finish him off, and stabs him in the chest. Saito looks around again, he notices he has already lost half of his forces. "Come together men, we must hold till reinforcements arrive!" Yells Saito. He himself is starting to get very tired, and he can tell his men are in no better shape. Saito looks over at Tai to see his men dead, Tai is fighting off a horde of Gibrils, one charges him, Tai back steps then kicks him back, another charges Tai, stabbing him in one of his ribs, Tai, pulls the man closer, then stabs him in his neck, then kicks the body back and pulls his sword out. Two more charge Tai, he slashes one of them, killing him, as the next one swings at Tai. Tai parrys the attack then slashes him, finishing him off. One last Gibril charges Tai from behind, Tai is too slow to catch him and his slashed in his back, finishing Tai himself.
Saito struggles to stay alive, its been an hour since the battle started. Saito's forces are nerely depleted, with no sign of Lord Heroment, or his troops from Irriulum Keep. Saito continues to slash down his enemies, until he hears the sound of a horn. The horn does not belong to Templar nor Gibril, he wonders who it belongs to. Saito looks to see a new large army marching onto the field, they carry the crest of the Vex Empire.
"General, the troops are in position." Says a Vex Soldier. He has a sword at his side, and wears heavy Green armor with a regular helmet. "Very good, remember our main goal is to assist Templar Lord Saito. If the enemy retreats, do not chase. Am I understand?" Says a strong demanding voice. "Yes Sire." Says the Soldier. The horns sound again, and the Vex army break into a charge.
Just as the Hex army charges the Gibril army engaged with Saito and his men, another horn sounds. It is the horn of the Templar Military, to the east approaches a Templar army. The army wears the insignia of Saito's personal forces, who are lead by Lieutenant General Granus. However, there is no sign from Heroment's troops at Orinto."Save Lord Saito!" Shouts Granus, Saito's personal forces charge.
Saito slashes down another Gibril Soldier, then sees to his right the Hex Military charging the Gibril army. He looks to his left to see his personal forces. But still, no sign of Heroment and his men. This throws Saito into a state of confusion, Orinto fort is closer to here then Irriulum. Heroment should have made it here first, but why hasn't he arrived? Saito thrust his sword through the neck of a Gibril. Perhaps...Heroment was one of the men who wanted Saito dead? Saito didn't know he was too tired to think. By now, Hex Soldiers and Saito's forces are pushing the Gibril army back. The Gibril army finally breaks, and starts to retreat. Saito sits down on the grass, and stares at his bloody blade. He bets his father would have never imagined it would have been in war like this. Saito hears footsteps approaching, then looks up. He sees a woman walking up with a few Hexen soldiers behind her. She wears the insignia of a Hexen General. "Well well, looks like we were right on time." The woman says, smiling.
End of Chapter 5