SG1 stepped through the gate surveying it for threats. It was a wooded area, the earth below them dry as a bone, the sun above baking it to as crisp. Through the thin span of trees they could see dessert and civilisation,
"Ok team move out" Jack ordered directing them towards signs of civilisation.
"It looks roman, fascinating, I can't wait to meet them" Daniel told them. Only as they neared the town did they begin to sense a problem. The city was walled with armed guards everywhere.
"I don't like this Sir, it looks like there preparing for war" Carter said. Jack nodded agreeing with her assessment.
"Look" Daniel pointed horror lacing his voice, down the side of the hill were rows and rows of crosses, on them the remains of people and more horrifying people dying.
"Oh God" Sam replied her voice echoing what they were all feeling.
"We still need to make contact," Jack told them gently, Teal'c and Jack while shocked had seen worse. Walking into the town they ignored the plights of the people on the cross, they're heart breaking cries making it so difficult.
"Sir" Sam said, expressing everything in that short sentence
"I know Captain but there is no way we could free them all we need to do this the proper way, and if that fails then we cut them all down." He ordered not immune to the suffering.
Getting nearer the town they saw the gates open and soldiers on horseback armed and calling for a fight, heading straight towards them leaving no room to interoperate what they were planning as arrows began raining down from the battlements.
"RUN!" Jack said, firing off some rounds, Sam and Teal'c joining in. They took down 2 out of the 10 but with the heavy armour they discovered it was difficult to get an accurate shot. At least the armour weighed the horses down. They reached the tree line allowing them to get to the gate seconds before the horses did.
"DANIEL DIAL" Jack ordered firing, Sam and Teal'c taking up positions either side. Taking down another solider the gate opened. "Daniel go" Jack ordered, Daniel disappeared, the soldiers armed with just swords decided they weren't getting anywhere circling, the escape was the gate. They rounded on the nearest figure, to them, Sam was trying to get to the gate a momentary drop of the P-90, and they were on her, one knocking her out with one swift blow to the head by the blunt end of the sword. Teal'c by this point was stepping through it being too late to stop. Jack weighing up the 7 armed warriors and the fact that they were coming to him he knew there was no way to get Sam and escape, staying would prove fruitless he desperately told himself as he stepped through.
On the other side the gate shut down
"Where's Sam?" Daniel asked
"Still there, they got her" Jack admitted blaming himself, he kicked the side of the gate, before turning on Hammond.
"Sir Permission to mount a rescue mission" he asked immediately, Hammond shook his head.
"I'm sorry..." he began,
"Damn it Sir they have Carter" Jack yelled.
"I know that Colonel but we have no idea of the threat and we have no teams on base, SG3 have been captured I sent Sg7's and 8 to rescue them. We need to wait till teams return then do a threat assessment. Now get yourselves checked out" He ordered making it clear it wasn't a suggestion. Despondently they handed over their weapons trekking to the infirmary. Sooner they got it done the sooner they could wait in the gate room for the rescue team to return.