-=Northern Gate=- @AtomicNut
Jing was not surprised when Sybille showed up at the gate the "Young" half elf had been following around the Irregulars for the last two months attempting to join them whenever she could. But Jing had held back on the idea, although she was a talented mage and had more training than most of the current Irregulars she still looked so young and had the maturity level to match her looks. But this was the first time Jing had actually saw Sybille in actual combat and so far she was a bit impressive although he wouldn't say so out loud.
The defense of the gate was going well Jing with the Knights covering the entry way and Shion, Gwen, and Sybille giving covering fire the gate itself seemed impenetrable. That was until a bell started to ring from the gatehouse, it seemed that the knight captain had decided that enough of the civilians had been evacuated and was now calling for the knights retreat. It only took the knights beside Jing a moment to decide if they were going to stay or flee and soon enough Jing stood alone at the city gate as the Knights themselves fell back to the Gatehouse.
In an instant the battle changed from defense to survival "Shion we're leaving too, give the signal to retreat" Jing yelled as he continued to fight at the gate trying to give Gwen, Shion and Sybille a chance to retreat back a bit before he let the Orcs stream into the gate. Shion nodded at Jing's command and readied an arrow which he shot strait up into the air. The arrow made a loud whistling noise as it flew up into the sky before going off like a little firework signaling for the Irregulars to retreat as well. Then as Shion started to make his way back jumping from rooftop to rooftop he suddenly fell, impaled by a spear thrown by an Orc who had made its way inside the city from another point. "I got one boss!!" the Orc yelled before getting scorched by a fireball launched by Gwen as she made her way to Shion in an attempt to save the boy.
By the time Gwen and Jing had made their way to Shion it was to late Jing took a moment to look around knowing things were bad before turning yo Sybille. "Sybille, I need to ask you a favor," He said in a serous tone, "Take this letter and find Xia. She will be making her way to Blackrock Village. Please deliver the letter to her." he said as he pulled a sealed envelope from his shirt. "Actually this isn't a request it's your first order as a member of the Bloodrose Irregulars," Jing added while pulling out a wooden token with the Bloodrose Irregulars' symbol on it and adding it to the letter. Jing then turned to Gwen and gave her a nod to leave as well. "You're about to do something stupid and you expect me to leave? Fat chance boss, Someone has to make sure you get back home." She replied before turning to Sybille, "Run along now I'll make sure he gets through this, ohh and welcome to the Irregulars." Gwen said to the half elf before turning her gaze at the main gate with Orcs now pouring through. With a small chant she created two walls of flame that seemed to make a funnel with Jing taking his position at the mouth of the funnel.
-=Western District=- @Dark Light@stoneString
After his moment of rest Alm moved to return to the Knights and Freir for the moment the battle was in their favor the current group of orcs on the run but the next group had yet to make its way through the walls. "Good job," Alm commented to Freir, "Thanks to you guys I didn't have to worry about anything but Ugly over there." He continued before looking around a bit. "Where did Xia go? wasn't she with you?" Alm asked noticing that the girl seemed to disappear during the fighting. "We have to find her Jing will kill me of anything were to happen to her after you two were sent to help me out..." Alm added, but before he could start to move to try and find Xia it happened. The bell at the gatehouse rang the knights who had fought beside them left leaving Alm and Freir by themselves. ".... We really need to find her now..." Alm said looking around. "If the knights are retreating it won't be long before we get that order" Alm said knowing the obvious route of the battle. Then as if on Que another group of orcs started to come through the opening in the gate as the whistling arrow was released signaling the Irregular's retreat aswell. Alm readied his weapon and took up his stance. "Ten on two, maybe three, think we should take them or make our retreat?" Alm asked ready for whichever action Freir decided because he would not leave an ally alone to fight these creatures and he didn't want to let them roam free so in his conflicted state Alm left the decision to his team members.
-=Eastern District=- @MojaveCourier@Dark Light@Cherrywitch
When the Bell sounded nothing changed in the Eastern District, most who wanted to flee already had and there were no knights around to retreat anyway there was just the few orcs in the area wanting to destroy all and the members of the Irregulars there to save those who were left. The small skirmish would continue on until the Whistling arrow was released And although it was the Irregular's sign to retreat it also seemed as a call to the Orcs as after the arrow was released A swarm of orcs appeared at the end of the street charging almost as an incentive to retreat from battle.