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The Head-Place of Ferchu Summary

Ferchu is technically under the reign of Medb and Ailill, although he never does anything to aid them. He does not fight in their battles and always manages to escape whatever hardships fall in the kingdom. What he does do is wander the borderlands and rob and steal from their people with his gang of twelve bandits.

Ferchu decides he can make it up to Medb and Ailill by killing Cuchulain. He and his men sneak up on Cuchulain, and Cuchulain swings his might sword one time, decapitated all of them in one swing. He places each of their heads on top of a stone pillar for Ailill to discover.

The Head-Place of Ferchu Analysis

Now that the brave and honest soldiers in Medb's army are reluctant to fight, the petty thieves and arrogant criminals are coming out of the woods...

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