Eaters of the Dead: The Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan - Chapter Nine, The Attack of the Glowworm Dragon Korgon Summary & Analysis

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That night the mist comes to cover Hurot. Ibn Fadlan observes the new defenses. Water has been diverted into a shallow ditch in which stakes are placed. An enemy trying to cross the ditch will fall in the water and be impaled on the stakes. Rothgar's women cover the surface of Hurot with water, and Buliwyf and his warriors also drench themselves and their armor with water. Herger explains the reason for the water is because the glowworm dragon breathes fire. The warriors wait for the arrival of the dragon and pass the time by practicing with their various weapons. Ibn Fadlan falls a sleep and Herger shoots an arrow at his head as a prank to wake him up. Herger realizes Ibn Fadlan does not like the joke and so he sits to talk with the Arab.

One of the warriors shouts and Ibn Fadlan turns to see fiery...

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