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Ikazuchi Gassen 4

Cicero accepted the scout position with a heavy heart. He went to a legion not as its commander for the first time. The current centurion of that legion is a friend of him during the early years of their service.

''Nice to see you again Valerian.''

"Same here old friend...I know you will not fail me'' Valerian accepted Cicero with a handshake.

As their legion moved to their planned camping spot. Cicero broke away from the group to start his scout duties.

''My eagle will report you of my findings Commander'' Cicero said as Valerian's legion start to pitch up the camp site.
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Cicero noticed the very strong degree of precision and obedience the Hinode army displayed. He is also astounded that women also participated in the war, judging from the unmasked painted white faces and rouged lips. Most of the women warriors were either archers or lancers with a few foot soldiers in between wielding halberds. Their small size was an advantage as they aimed at the thighs of the taller Southern Empire soldiers, which they found out that it has the weakest defense in their armor. He saw that two of their champions are women, swiftly annihilating with little help 2 legions of his comrades.

"Cicero reporting, Champion 'Crane' has annihilated Gaius' legion, no survivors in the southeast. Champion 'Moth' annihilated Severinus' legion and part of Clemens' legion. Survivors have merged with General Aurelian's army. Need reinforcements in the southeast urgently.'' Cicero wrote as he hid in a cave near the battleground.

Suddenly a figure appeared at the mouth of the cave. Cicero quickly hid behind the rocks. The figure seemed to wear a robe with enormous sleeves and a tall black hat .

''Warriors do not deserve to die in hiding'' The figure spoke telepathically to him.

Cicero was miffed. He bolted out the rock that he was hiding and hurled his spear on the figure.