In Braveheart (1995), Hamish watches two runners running through hillside:
Hamish: William! It's several runners!
Two runners approaches Wallace and his band:
Runner 1: The English are advancing an army toward Stirling.
Wallace: Do the nobles rally?
Runner 2: Robert the Bruce and most of the others will not commit to battle, but word has spread, and the Highlanders are coming down on their own.
If there are only two runners, so several means more than two, so word several fits here?