Oric stared blankly letting Seth's story sink into his mind. His explanation worried Oric. Not only were the shadows organized, but aparently they were skilled and very knowledgeable.
"Caedus is right, we need to get to our positions. Tell your men to keep silent and hide all lights. We want the Shadows to think they're attacking a smaller force. Seth when you are ready, I want you to join me in Valentine Tower."
Oric wanted to Seth close by since he was the only one to have contact with the Shadows. He also wanted to keep a close eye on the former Destrian commander, incase Caedus' instincts were right. The King made his way into center of Valentine manor and began climbing a large spirl staircase. The stone steps lead up to the tallest structure for miles, Valentine Tower. The tower was open on all sides and would give Oric a great vantage point to position his men. Strapping on his weaponry and armor, Oric gazzed to the now raising sun looking for any sign of the attack.
Venator galloped farther into the Shadows underground base following a strong scent trail. It lead him into the depths of the base and into a large dark room. The room had no furnishings, its walls were a soft clay. Venator's huge eyes scanned the room. Although it was almost pitch black, Venator quickly located his target bent over a carcase of what looked like a deer. Noticing he had company the large figure turned around, wipping flesh from his large canines. Venator spoke his voice scratchy and rough, "Minos, prepare the men. We attack at dawn." As Venator left the room a number of figures crawled out of the walls covered in mud and dirt, picking up various weapons around the room and began to congragate around the door.