Odin looked out over the battlefield, things were not going well, his people were being beaten back as he watched. The Jotun hoard out numbered them, he should have known Thrym’s army would not be small, he should have known they would want revenge for their so called King’s death. He had come for a small battle, to protect one of Asgard’s small jotun allies, but things had gotten out of hand. All the deaths would be on him, it was time for him to end this.
“Sound the horn Tyr, order them to retreat to the shield wall” he commanded softly, not looking forward to what he needed to do, but there would be fewer deaths this way. Tyr frowned, he had been in enough battles with the all father to know what he was about to do. Back in Asgard he would ignore the king’s orders whenever possible, but out in the field of battle he knew Odin’s plans tended to work out. Still he frowned.