CB climbed back down the ladder as JohnE unhinged the door. Placing the dagger in place, JohnE was able to give the pommel a couple of smacks, knocking the pins out. The pins clattered to the floor and rolled away a bit. The Benders placed the door over the hole and then looked around. What now?
CB saw Lord Pedraig walking along the west wall. He was looking over the edge as he walked, probably keeping pace with that half of the skeletons. There were guards on the south wall doing the same thing. It looked like the skeletons were going to come back together at the southwest corner of the keep.
CB yelled at Pedraig as she closed in on the house. She let him know about the breach. He immediately yelled for some of his militia to converge on the little house. He was pointing around at who he wanted to go because all of his militia (if you want to call ten part-timers a militia). Four guards started making their way toward ladders to come down into the keep.
The Benders could hear Pedraig yelling at a couple more guards to get back to their posts. They were all following the skeletons on their march even though there didn’t seem to be anything the skeletons could do until they got to the tunnel. Everyone on the wall was just an observer to the battle that was about to commence.
The four guards came running to the house with swords drawn but there was no more room inside for them. The clicking of the skeletal march seemed to fade away as if the skeletons had continued on past the keep, like it had just been an obstacle in the way of their morning march. Everything seemed to go quiet except for the heavy breathing of the guards that had just sprinted to the cottage.
Then the clicking could be heard echoing on the other side of the door that was lying on the floor. Faster this time, like the skeletons were running now.
Something thudded into the door.