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The Violation of the Agreement Summary

Next, Medb sends six druids to fight Cuchulain. This violates her agreement to only send one warrior at a time. Because she broke the deal, Cuchulain takes up his slingshot after killing the druids and kills numerous soldiers from afar.

The Violation of the Agreement Analysis

Medb's motives are difficult to figure out. This should not be surprising from a woman who started an entire war just so she could have an equally fine bull as her husband. In recent chapters, she is consorting with the enemy to fool her own troops into dying at his hands. Now, she knowingly violates the agreement she begged for and loses even more of her soldiers. It is not yet clear why Medb behaves the way she does, but it is certainly mysterious and leaves curiosity over what she'll do next.

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