Moroni and Zerahemnah
Zarahemla’s Age of War
Moroni tells Zerahemnah that the Lord is on the Nephites’ side and orders the Lamanites to turn in their weapons and pledge never to come to battle again.
Zerahemnah lays his weapons at the feet of Moroni, but refuses to make a promise of peace or to acknowledge the hand of the Lord in the Nephites’ victory.
Moroni gives the weapons back to Zerahemnah, insisting that he either promise not to attack anymore, or fight to the death.
Zerahemnah, furious, takes his sword back, and rushes forward to kill Moroni, but one of Moroni’s soldiers steps in, and scalps Zerahemnah.
The soldier picks up Zerahemnah’s scalp with his sword, and declares that the Lamanites will likewise fall if they don’t surrender and promise to be peaceful.
Many Lamanites, struck with fear, drop their weapons at Moroni’s feet, promising peace.
Zerahemnah, furious, rallies the remaining Lamanites, and they engage in battle once again with the Nephites, but are swiftly wiped out due to their lack of armor.
Seeing that his army is being exterminated at a rapid pace, Zerahemnah surrenders, and promises never to come to war again, and the Lamanites depart into the wilderness.
The casualty count is so large that they do not count the dead, and the Nephites return home.
The Nephites rejoice and thank God for their victory.
Strike and Ambush
Alma’s Prophesies and Final Hours