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Long ago, we defeated the nameless horror that plagued our lands. We thought it was gone forever, but now ____. It's currently approaching our village roaring with ____ laugh, and witnesses say its appearance ____ than ever before...

SOLDIER A: I heard that on the way here that thing terrorised a ____ monastery a few miles down the road, no doubt drawing some Catholic ____ in the process. She ____ and obviously severely shaken, but remains unharmed.

SOLDIER B: They're telling us to pick up our spears and march against this beast, but the promised 10% ____ enough to make me just walk off into certain doom. I think ____ to wait this out and go into hiding. Oh and besides, they haven't even been able to provide everyone with horses for the fight! Look at this runt of a donkey I'm stuck with. They couldn't have found a ____ if they tried.

SOLDIER A: You should have told me before. I could have got you a horse from one of the camp ____ when I was still in charge. Anyway, you flee if you like, I'm staying. Or you could stick around and watch ____ my sword into the creature's skull and rid the land of the monster once and for all.

Fill the blanks with different anagrams. (No partial solutions, please.)

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  • $\begingroup$ are all of the blanks anagrams of each other or are they split up into smaller groups? $\endgroup$
    – juicifer
    Sep 12, 2023 at 14:45
  • $\begingroup$ @juicifer All are anagrams of each other. $\endgroup$
    – Jafe
    Sep 12, 2023 at 14:48
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    $\begingroup$ Great fun, this - a perfect work-break brainteaser :) Thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Sep 12, 2023 at 14:54
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    $\begingroup$ Why do I get the feeling that A is tilting at windmills? $\endgroup$
    – No Name
    Sep 14, 2023 at 1:36

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All of these anagrams make use of the letters:

A, E, I, I, N, R, S, S, and T (9 in total).

The blanks can be filled as follows:

Long ago, we defeated the nameless horror that plagued our lands. We thought it was gone forever, but now IT’S ARISEN. It's currently approaching our village roaring with A SINISTER laugh, and witnesses say its appearance IS NASTIER than ever before...

SOLDIER A: I heard that on the way here that thing terrorised a SISTER IN A monastery a few miles down the road, no doubt drawing some Catholic SAINT’S IRE in the process. She IS IN TEARS and obviously severely shaken, but remains unharmed.

SOLDIER B: They're telling us to pick up our spears and march against this beast, but the promised 10% RAISE ISN’T enough to make me just walk off into certain doom. I think IT IS SANER to wait this out and go into hiding. Oh and besides, they haven't even been able to provide everyone with horses for the fight! Look at this runt of a donkey I'm stuck with. They couldn't have found a TINIER ASS if they tried.

SOLDIER A: You should have told me before. I could have got you a horse from one of the camp SITES I RAN when I was still in charge. Anyway, you flee if you like, I'm staying. Or you could stick around and watch AS I INSERT my sword into the creature's skull and rid the land of the monster once and for all.

My 'in' was...

'the promised 10% RAISE ISN'T enough', followed shortly by 'a SISTER IN A monastery'.

PS Why this letter set? Perhaps the OP has something against:

SANITISER! (Or has been eating RAISINETS?!)

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