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The Order of the Men of Ulster Summary

Conchobar sends his messenger Finnchad to every warrior in Ulster to command each to get ready for battle. Some come to his palace to wait for his full recovery, and some march off toward the Irish right away. Conchobar decides that secrecy is his best weapon, as the Irish do not know if he is well or not. They set off toward Medb's army as well.

The soldiers first come to Medb's bodyguards. The Ulstermen decapitate over one hundred men and release their female slaves back to their families. They continue marching into the night, now with an enlarged army.

The Order of the Men of Ulster Analysis

This chapter uses lists of names again to keep a record of the tribes of men fighting in the battles. It ends suspensefully on the eve of...

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