(Chorus of Furies): "Look, here he is himself, with no defence,
clasping the statue of the immortal goddess:
he wants to undergo trial for his accountability!
That is not possible; a mother's blood on the ground
is not to be recovered—horror, no!
What soaks into the earth when shed, is gone!
(to ORESTES) You must repay us with a gruel of red
to slurp from your limbs while you live;
I shall want my food from you by drinking this grim draught […]." (257-266)
The Furies think that revenge is the only way to go. Even a trial is unacceptable to them. Orestes had simply better pay up, and fast, in their (not so) humble opinion.