Ether 15:1 And it came to pass that when Coriantumr had recovered of his wounds, he began to remember the words which Ether had spoken unto him.
Ether 15:2 He saw that there had been slain by the sword already nearly two millions of his people. And he began to sorrow in his heart; yea, there had been slain two millions of mighty men, and also their wives and their children.
Ether 15:3 He began to repent of the evil which he had done. He began to remember the words which had been spoken by the mouth of all the prophets; and he saw them that they were fulfilled thus far, every whit. And his soul mourned and refused to be comforted.
Ether 15:4 And it came to pass that he wrote an epistle unto Shiz, desiring him that he would spare the people and he would give up the kingdom for the sake of the lives of the people.
Ether 15:5 And it came to pass that when Shiz had received his epistle, he wrote an epistle unto Coriantumr that if he would give himself up that he might slay him with his own sword that he would spare the lives of the people.
Ether 15:6 And it came to pass that the people repented not of their iniquity. And the people of Coriantumr were stirred up to anger against the people of Shiz, and the people of Shiz were stirred up to anger against the people of Coriantumr; wherefore the people of Shiz did give battle unto the people of Coriantumr.
Ether 15:7 And when Coriantumr saw that he was about to fall, he fled again before the people of Shiz.
Ether 15:8 And it came to pass that he came to the waters of Ripliancum, which by interpretation is large or to exceed all; wherefore when they came to these waters, they pitched their tents; and Shiz also pitched his tents near unto them. And therefore on the morrow they did come to battle.
Ether 15:9 And it came to pass that they fought an exceeding sore battle, in the which Coriantumr was wounded again; and he fainted with the loss of blood.
Ether 15:10 And it came to pass that the armies of Coriantumr did press upon the armies of Shiz, that they beat them, that they caused them to flee before them. And they did flee southward and did pitch their tents in a place which was called Ogath.
Ether 15:11 And it came to pass that the army of Coriantumr did pitch their tents by the hill Ramah, and it was that same hill where my father Mormon did hide up the records unto the Lord which were sacred.
Ether 15:12 And it came to pass that they did gather together all the people upon all the face of the land which had not been slain, save it were Ether.
Ether 15:13 And it came to pass that Ether did behold all the doings of the people. And he beheld that the people which were for Coriantumr were gathered together to the army of Coriantumr; and the people which were for Shiz were gathered together to the army of Shiz.
Ether 15:14 Wherefore they were for the space of four years gathering together the people, that they might get all which were upon the face of the land and that they might receive all the strength which it were possible that they could receive.
Ether 15:15 And it came to pass that when they were all gathered together, every one to the army which he would, with their wives and their children—both men, women, and children being armed with weapons of war, having shields and breastplates and headplates, and being clothed after the manner of war—and they did march forth one against another to battle; and they fought all that day and conquered not.
Ether 15:16 And it came to pass that when it was night, they were weary and retired to their camps. And after that they had retired to their camps, they took up a howling and a lamentation for the loss of the slain of their people. And so great were their cries, their howlings and lamentations that it did rend the air exceedingly.
Ether 15:17 And it came to pass that on the morrow they did go again to battle. And great and terrible was that day; nevertheless they conquered not. And when the night came, again they did rend the air with their cries and their howlings and their mournings for the loss of the slain of their people.
Ether 15:18 And it came to pass that Coriantumr wrote again an epistle unto Shiz, desiring that he would not come again to battle, but that he would take the kingdom and spare the lives of the people.
Ether 15:19 But behold, the Spirit of the Lord had ceased striving with them. And Satan had full power over the hearts of the people, for they were given up unto the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds, that they might be destroyed; wherefore they went again to battle.
But ever King Arthur rode throughout the battle of Sir Mordred many times, and did full nobly as a noble king should, and at all times he fainted never; and Sir Mordred that day put him in devoir, and in great peril. And thus they fought all the long day, and never stinted till the noble knights were laid to the cold earth; and ever they fought still till it was near night, and by that time was there an hundred thousand laid dead upon the down. Then was Arthur wood wroth out of measure, when he saw his people so slain from him.
Le Morte d’Arthur, 1485, Book XXI, Chapter IV
Ether 15:21 And on the morrow they fought even until the night came.
Ether 15:22 And when the night came, they were drunken with anger, even as a man which is drunken with wine. And they slept again upon their swords.
Ether 15:23 And on the morrow they fought again. And when the night came, they had all fallen by the sword save it were fifty and two of the people of Coriantumr and sixty and nine of the people of Shiz.
Ether 15:24 And it came to pass that they slept upon their swords that night. And on the morrow they fought again; and they contended in their mights with their swords and with their shields all that day.
Ether 15:25 And when the night came, there was thirty and two of the people of Shiz and twenty and seven of the people of Coriantumr.
Ether 15:26 And it came to pass that they ate and slept and prepared for death on the morrow. And they were large and mighty men as to the strength of men.
Ether 15:27 And it came to pass that they fought for the space of three hours, and they fainted with the loss of blood.
Ether 15:28 And it came to pass that when the men of Coriantumr had received sufficient strength that they could walk, they were about to flee for their lives. But behold, Shiz arose, and also his men, and he swore in his wrath that he would slay Coriantumr or he would perish by the sword;
Then the king looked about him, and then was he ware, of all his host and of all his good knights, were left no more alive but two knights; that one was Sir Lucan the Butler, and his brother Sir Bedivere, and they were full sore wounded. … Then was King Arthur ware where Sir Mordred leaned upon his sword among a great heap of dead men
Then the king gat his spear in both his hands, and ran toward Sir Mordred, crying: Traitor, now is they deathday come. And when Sir Mordred heard Sir Arthur, he ran until him with his sword drawn in his hand. And there King Arthur smote Sir Mordred under the shield, and a foin of his spear, throughout the body, more than a fathom. And when Sir Mordred felt that he had his death wound he thrust himself with the might that he had up to the bur of King Arthur’s spear. And right so he smote his father Arthur, with his sword holden in both his hands, on the side of the head, that the sword pierced the helmet and the brain-pan, and therewithal Sir Mordred fell stark dead to the earth; and the noble Arthur fell in a swoon to the earth, and there he swooned ofttimes
Le Morte d’Arthur, 1485, Book XXI, Chapter IV
Ether 15:29 wherefore he did pursue them. And on the morrow he did overtake them, and they fought again with the sword. And it came to pass that when they had all fallen by the sword, save it were Coriantumr and Shiz, behold, Shiz had fainted with loss of blood.
Ether 15:30 And it came to pass that when Coriantumr had leaned upon his sword, that he rested a little, and he smote off the head of Shiz.
Ether 15:31 And it came to pass that after he had smote off the head of Shiz that Shiz raised upon his hands and fell. And after that he had struggled for breath, he died.
Ether 15:32 And it came to pass that Coriantumr fell to the earth and became as if he had no life.
Ether 15:33 And the Lord spake unto Ether and said unto him: Go forth. And he went forth and beheld that the words of the Lord had all been fulfilled. And he finished his record—and the hundredth part I have not written—and he hid them in a manner that the people of Limhi did find them.
Ether 15:34 Now the last words which are written by Ether are these: Whether the Lord will that I be translated or that I suffer the will of the Lord in the flesh, it mattereth not if it so be that I am saved in the kingdom of God. Amen.