What was I to do? The creatures were invading our territory and it appeared that I was the only one here to defend our lands and property. Even though I was the only queen around, the creatures did not seem to recognize my authority. They were tossing things around with abandon. Should I rush in with a surprise attack and frighten them from the land?
I took many things into consideration as I watched from my portal – their size, their power (they were able to lift things up and dump things out without much exertion), the numbers (being alone was a distinct disadvantage for me), and the risks – and figured my odds were not good. However, even with the odds against me, how could I live with myself if I didn’t at least TRY to stop them? I took a deep breath and plunged into the tunnel.