The Tain - XIV Summary & Analysis

China Miéville and Thomas Kinsella
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XIV Summary

XIV. Conchobor and Ailill meet, and agree to suspend hostilities until the morning of the next day. Meanwhile, the Morrigan woman speaks a prophecy of doom for Ailill's army, though she (falsely) also speaks of doom for Ulster, in order to hide the truth from Ailill. Ailill rallies his kinsmen for the battle to come. Meanwhile, Cuchulainn is still healing and unable to fight.

The war actually starts pre-dawn, among the servants of the two armies. Then the young boys join, then the better-born people at sunrise, and finally the kings themselves after sunrise. Cuchulainn gets news and reports from the battlefield from Laeg his faithful charioteer.

The battle begins to tip the Ulster's way, and Ailill and Medb beg Fergus to join the fight. Fergus is still powerless (and emasculated) with his mere wooden sword. Ailill has his charioteer fetch the real sword he was concealing...

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