Decimus stared hard at the ledger in front of him as the late night lanterns in Fort Valsguard flickered dimly. A mostly eaten piece of stale bread sat surrounded by a pile of crumbs on his desk. He had spent every minute of the day seeking reinforcements from the Elendari and contacting merchants for the needed supplies. His eyes were tired of that damned ledger.
The old chair creaked as he sat back to think of what needed to be done next. "The training schedule" he thought. "That should be next." But the thought of picking the quill back up was maddening. With a groan, the chair slid backwards as Decimus stood up and stretched his arms. The Training Schedule could wait a few minutes.
He could hear the sound of conversation as he approached the Legion watch position. Two Legion Skirmishers were performing watch turn over. This meant it was almost a whole watch past midnight.
"Evening Lieutenant" said the offgoing skirmisher as the other took his place at the watch post.
"anything unusual?" asked Decimus.
"Not a sound" replied the Skirmisher. "Are you done for the evening?" he added.
"Unfortunately not, Just stretching. Get some sleep yourself though. There are still repairs that need to be done to the fort after morning training." said Decimus.
"See you in the morning then" said the skirmisher as he walked off towards the barracks.
Decimus returned to his chair after an uneventful walk along the barricade. He pulled a fresh piece of parchment from the desk drawer with one hand, tore off a piece of bread with his teeth and began to outline the next days training schedule. "As soon as this is over" he thought, "I'll get some sleep".