The Last Battle
The two colossal armies march towards each other, initiate a battle, and fight all day long.
At night, the fighters return to their camps and hear the sorrowed cries of their people mourning their dead.
The following day proceeds similarly, with fighting all day and mourning all night.
Coriantumr tries to negotiate with Shiz, but Satan has such a strong grasp on the people that it is useless.
The people again fight all day, and sleep with their swords by their sides at night.
After several days of furious and continual battle, only 52 of Coriantumr’s men are still alive, and only 69 of Shiz’s men.
After the next days battle, Coriantumr has 27 survivors, and Shiz has 32.
The soldiers eat and sleep, and prepare for their deaths the next day.
After three hours of fighting, they faint due to blood loss.
Coriantumr’s men wake up and begin to leave, but Shiz’s men also wake up and swear that they will kill them.
Shiz’s men catch up to the Coriantumr, and they fight, but they soon all faint again, except for Coriantumr.
Coriantumr, leaning on his sword, comes up to Shiz, and chops off his head.
The decapitated Shiz convulses violently, struggling for breath, and dies.
Coriantumr, exhausted, falls down.
The Lord tells Ether to go forth; Ether sees that all the prophesies about the Jaredites were true.
Ether finishes writing the record of his fallen people, and then hides it.
Ether’s last recorded words express his desire to be saved in God’s kingdom, regardless of how he dies.
Failed Negotiations and Initiatory Strike