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The White-Fight of Rochad Summary

Rochad from Ulster brings an army to fight the Irish. Finnabair, the daughter of Medb and Ailill who is promised as reward for each champion before he dies in battle, tells her parents that she is in love with Rochad. Upon hearing this, they encourage her to go sleep with him and arrange for a truce.

Some of the other Irish men discover that Finnabair is on her way to Rochad. They have in the past been promised her hand for various duties to Medb. They want to defend her honor and take about a thousand men to fight off Rochad's troops. Finnabair discovers that the Irish soldiers have died for her and dies of shame and a broken heart. They call the battle a white fight because, while Rochad's men are killed, he is not red with blood at all...

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