!uGYNBMPzOs 04/04/11(Mon)01:00 No.14467146|
You move to leave the wall to greet the approaching High Commander "Attempt to combine your steambows and heavy repeaters if time allows. We will seal two gates, but only once the enemy is near." Degrian salutes, and walks off to set his engineers to work.
You find Sansa on her way to meet you "Jaynes sister arrived earlier today, and they are already setting about solidifying their power base here. I have all the food I can find in the countryside headed for us, but it will not be a comfortable stockpile."
You hug her before leading her to the main, eastern gate "Good work, love. It would seem that the first of the survivors from the northern front are arriving however. We will need to gather in any resources we can even faster." she nods in agreement, though she does look slightly worried.
The eastern gate is massive, wide enough for a full Legionary battalion to march through in formation, great oak and stone doors on the eastern door, followed by a trio of iron gates along the 20 foot long tunnel. One by one the gates open to allow the maniple to enter. You count three Legionary battalions, two units of bowmen, and the remnants of a Lacertan light infantry battalion. the remnants of a few mercenary battalions are also following, though they look ready to flee. You feel Sansa go rigid in your arm as the high commander comes into view. He is old, older than Gaius, and it is clear that he was once quite good looking, however, excessive scarring has ruined that, his nose a wreck, an ear missing, one eye sliced out, his hair thinning and going out in patches. "Ah, Commander Trentz" the man greets you, his voice strange, most likely due to the noticeable hole in his tongue "High Commander Quintus Seventus, under your command for the siege, once it starts. Where and when would you like to meet for an update on the Northern Fronts status?" he asks, extending his right hand, albeit a right hand that is short a finger and a half.