Out of the warm sun
Blessed reinforcements come
Spears bristle from shields

The other five centipedes might have done for Rising Phoenix's tenuous grip on sanity, it is said, if the Jade Lotus Guard hadn't shown up right on time and slaughtered the things at spear-point, much to everyone's relief.

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Peace Plain of Salvation is a terrible meeting point; it is within the patrol radius of the People's Republic of Southern Kamakura, and something has got them sufficiently irritated to leave their walls and kill everything in the area. Centipede Unit 053 mostly appear to have bled to death of spear wounds; none remain.

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Out of the warm sun
Blessed reinforcements come
Spears bristle from shields

Weary and now distinctly insomniac, the Rising Phoenix are incredibly grateful to the newly arrived Jade Lotus Guard; even more so when they see five more of the laughing centipede creatures ambling across the plains. Explaining the need to keep the obvious meeting area for the next native attack clear, they march out alongside the sturdy Jade Lotus Guard, and have a much easier time herding the centipedes into the Guard's reaching spears.

Between them, the forces slaughter every last centipede, much more cleanly than the ugly close work with daggers; their victory bolsters the flagging mental state of the Rising Phoenix, despite the haunting qualities of the centipedes' dying laughter.