Recolonization of the Land of Nephi
From the top of the tower, Noah sees the Lamanites coming towards the city to invade.
Noah begs Gideon not to kill him, so he can command a defensive effort in response to the imminent Lamanite invasion, Gideon complies.
Noah leads an emergency evacuation of the city for all citizens.
The evacuation is not fast enough, the Lamanites catch up, and begin slaughtering the people.
Noah orders all men to abandon their wives and children and run for their lives.
Noah and his Followers
Some men follow the orders and escape, others refuse to leave their families and surrender to the Lamanites.
Those who are left behind use their daughters to persuade the Lamanite warriors to back off.
The plan works, and the attack stops.
Instead of annihilation, the Lamanites impose a 50% tax on the people.
Gideon sends a search team out to find those who left with Noah.
Noah’s Former Followers
They find the people who had left, except for Noah and his priests.
The two groups tell each other their stories.
They return to the land of Nephi.
Limhi, one of the sons of Noah, was among the people.
Limhi steps up as king under the terms that were established by the Lamanites.
In an effort to contain Limhi’s people, the Lamanites impose martial law, preventing any escapes or insurrections.
Two years pass in peace under these conditions.
Abinadi’s Execution and Aftermath