Vanya and the Green Knight
The Green Knight, The Serpent, General of the Dead
As observed outside Severskii
A green knight, but not like the knight of roses. On the hilltop he was thought at first the other returned. But his armor was dull, not serpent green. If iron rusted the color of copper, a mossy green over black. And his horse was the same, as if it stood in the rain without moving for years, growing moss in its mane and fur, a green sheen over a dull dark grey. There was no gilding, no bravado. He came with a force of only the ones that mimic life, who think and walk in the daylight.
They were efficient. He is the better general. The had made formation around the encampment and city within an hour.