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Welcome to Fantasy Civ quest - anybody can join in at any time, so let's have fun.

Here's our discord where we handle direct communications/secrets.
https://discord.gg/fNwhBwd
Lore for the Quest can be found in these two pastebins:
http://pastebin.com/JeLgCpu6
Archive:
http://pastebin.com/sJUQB60g

All factions please give an update on your current assets.

Right now we are at war with the Rhoznaxi Empire.
21st of Dranis, Year 724


>>Population:around 32m
>>Food production:5/10
>>Food stockpiles:4/10
>>Resources:4/10
>>Trade:5/10
>>Finances:3/10
>>Morale:6/10

>>Buildings: House of Lords,Grand Temple, Gladiatorum, Academies, barracks, monuments, blast furnaces, domed temples,sewers,schools,watermills,windmills,hospitals, baths;
>>Economy:three-crop rotation,stanartised manoral agriculture,stable Mark
>>Culture:Code of Roggar,good festivals and folk culture, Codex books, dragonslaying, medium arts, calendar,noble manners, basic propaganda
>>Technology:heavy plough,horse collar,wind mill,sewers,stirrups,good metallurgy,medium medicine,medium natural science,medium mechanics,medium crafts,medium textiles,medium fishing,advancing blackpowder
>>Government:Feudal Contract, good bureaucracy, City Guards,Legisature, trial of ordeal, elective monarchy, Council, Holy Pantheonic Empire
>>Magic: MAGA,medium golemancy,improving alchemy,improving enchantments, medium spellweaving
>>Military:200 000 fighting troops deployed on the front(80% Bannermen);Feudal troops and levies, faction troops; Engaged in war;
>>Navy:90 galleys, 30 hulks
>>Religion: old gods shamanism, Pantheon worship, Virism


>A.Food production & growth
>B.Culture & religion
>C.Construction
>D.Military
>E.Government & laws
>F.Exploration & colonization
>G.Research & development
>H.Navy
>I.Diplomacy & war
>J.Magical matters
>K.Other
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>>1226342
A.
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>>1226342
A
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>>1226342
>A.Food production & growth
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>>1226342
The students of Abagar.

The archive (castle abagar and abagar square)
minor schools all around roggar
teachers for these schools
students for these teachers
books for these students

250 archive guard (a sudden increase due to the heretic menace)

>>1226342
A
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>>1226342
>A
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>>1226342
>K.Other
mass suicide at Dragons Tomb plz. ktnx
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>>1226342
>A.Food production & growth
Start rationing food if we haven't already.
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>>1226342
>A.Food production & growth
A safe agricultural supply is a must to maintain our commitment to the war
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>>1226364
Assets:
City of Virinum
City of Ermagn
City of Gardengrove
Town of Orodost
Barony of River Hollow
Settlements of Threeforts
2x Iron mine
1x Tin & gem mine
1x Goblinium mine
Lots of forts and walls
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In ages past men lived simpler lives - they would hunt, farm, fight and always respect the might of the Old Gods. Shamans led the clans with their elemental magic - so it was for many generations, before history was ever written down. The great hero Rog united a dozen human clans into a tribe that would form the foundation of our future Kingdom.One day Rog mysteriously vanished - then came the Great Storm - when it passed, the shamans could no longer feel the presence of the Gods and had lost the source of their magic.
The 1st Century After the Storm saw us becoming a proper civilization, beginning to accept the New Gods of the Pantheon and adopting technologies and customs from the east.
By the end of the 2nd century we were beginning to catch up to Paitras as larger wars were being fought.
The 3rd century saw the fall of Paitras and the rise of the Norse, with Roggar filling in much of the void left. By the end of the century most of Paitras had been reunited.
The 4th century saw the Pantheonic faith strengthen, defeating barbarians in both the north and south.
The 5th century started and ended with devastating plagues. 409-411 saw Roggar engaged in wars with itself and its neighbours, which ended in the foundation of the Holy Pantheonic Empire and an ensuing Golden Age for decades.
The 6th century was a century of blood and ash - the crusade against the Ashland Demons ended in the death of all who were there to witness it on either side. An invasion of the Kingdom of Ezirin led to wars across the continent that shook the Empire to the core and ushered in a new Dark Age. Following that, Roggar recovered and began progressing once more.
Last century we explored further southward, encountering new nations. We waged two wars against Ezirin, partially achieving our goals in both - liberating Lursar in the first and taking some lands in the second. This last war, which we fought in 681, scarred our nation deeply as many soldiers' lives were lost with little gain - we occupied Rekazir and the river valley leading up to it, but the Rhoznaxi Caliphate was able to eat up most of Ezirin after that war. The looming threat of the largest Empire the world has seen since the Storm led to a coalition of nine nations against Rhoznax being formed, with war being declared in Zemis of 722. Our initial push forward led to the Ezirin region being captured, but at the battles for Death's Valley and Darkpass we suffered heavy defeats as Anavark himself spearheaded the advance against us.
Revalations followed - the Man in Black revealed all he knew of the elvish conspiracy. We know that the essences of titans are used for the creation of Pillars of Heaven, constructs that strengthen the bridge between planes that allows the Pantheonic Gods to affect our world. Though seeing the sympathy of most of Roggar's lords, the Man in Black was executed on Emperor Swift-Hands' orders. At present, the pillar in Dominas and in the elvish capital are being repaired.
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Food:
While the Kingdom of Ondalia still provides some amount of food supplies for our war efforts, the Zhongi advance into the north has put pressure on them, as well as depriving us of a fairly productive region, the western coast, and forcing us to open a new defensive front in Virinum.
The Rhoznaxi attacks on the Upper Longfork have left that region scarred, a drain on the economy at present.
We lost our entire war navy at port in Zhenzhuhei, naval trade beyond the Godsjaw is almost impossible.
The Goblin Plague and the Horse Pox, though both treatable now, caused damage as well - the county of Rograr lies in ruin, the Kingdom of Lursar is still reeling from the Pox.
Since the beginning of the war there are estimated to have been perhaps around 300 000 Roggarian lives lost. Almost that many people with normal proffesions are positioned on a war front, either as fighting troops or supporting staff. In some locations Anavarki infiltrators are still trying to spread Darkblights to poison the land.
We're strating to experience problems with food now - what should we do?
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>>1226434
Begin massive trade with the Anglanorse for foodstuffs
Begin a strict rationing campaign to control good consumption.
Have the Minister of Agriculture start organizing crops based on food production and phase out all luxury crops for the time being.
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>>1226452
This
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>>1226452
t h i s
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>>1226452
Supporting.

Also, the NSA and the forces of the Spymaster should join forces to hunt down these fiendish Anavarki infiltrators.
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>>1226452
This
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>>1226452
Be sure to keep hold of your seeds luxury crop farmers, you'll need them if this war ever ends. Also, stop this "cut off the moldy bit" nonsense, that's where the penicillin is kept.
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All right - meanwhile, on the Ezirni front, we continue an advance southwards - give me 4 rolls
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>1226483
I got this
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Rolled 66 (1d100)

>>1226483
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Rolled 57 (1d100)

>>1226483
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Rolled 98 (1d100)

>>1226483
Ezirn ho!
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>1226483
LoSa MeMa
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67 average

The enemy is in a continued state of retreat. They don't want to face us in battle - we've almost reached Ezirin city itself by now.
What should we focus on?
A.Ensuring we don't get ambushed or tricked in any way
B.Ensuring we capture ground and secure the territory
C.Trying to catch up to the enemy so we can engage them in battle!
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>>1226526
A
Expect anything when fighting the Anavarki
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>>1226526
>C.Trying to catch up to the enemy so we can engage them in battle!
We are number one!
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>>1226526
C.
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>>1226526
>C
The key to winning is making the other guys die for their country while living for yours.
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>>1226526
A
we aint on our land anymore
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>>1226526
A
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>>1226534
>>1226526
Changing to C we need to start putting more pressure on the lizards
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We'll try to face the enemy in the field - 3 rolls
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Rolled 58 (1d100)

>>1226567
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Rolled 100 (1d100)

>>1226567
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Rolled 53 (1d100)

>>1226567
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Rolled 11 (1d100)

>>1226567
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With several strategic maneuvers, the most brilliant of which was our Dragoncommander's Vance-inspired push forward, we caught one enemy army in encirclement and destroyed it completely, killing 20 000 and taking another 40 000 captive. Elsewhere smaller enemy forces have been routed, the enemy is in dissaray as we continue to chase them for some time, before halting north of Darkpass - the enemy sent some relief forces that repelled our pursuit.
Our supply lines being overextended as a result of the pursuit, we've had to take it slower after these victories. The territory of Ezirin, ravaged by war, is being captured gradually, with all the lands north of Bloodmist Valley being in friendly hands by the end of the year.

Winter is beginning to set in. Enemies still controll Darkpass and Bloodmist. What should we do during the winter?
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>>1226600
As we're low on supplies and in danger of overextension, we should delay all further advances until spring.
Then in spring, after stockpiling supplies, we'll take both passes by force of arms, perhaps even teaching the Skullsplitter orcs who's number one.
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>>1226600
The lizards will halt their advances for the winter we should use this time to try and kill those damn infiltrators using the dark blight on our lands while fixing up our supplylines in ezirin.
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>>1226600
>>1226607
Fall back to the Old Paitran line evacuating all of the Ezirini that Mighty wants to take into his territory creating a no man's land in-between our territories. We should also keep up raids keeping them from relaxing.
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>>1226621
I'm going with this but adding on that we should start hunting down the infiltrators
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>>1226640
Agreed
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>>1226640
>>1226621
I'll support along similar lines, yes
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Such is our plan for winter
Give me 4 rolls
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>>1226688
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>>1226688
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>>1226688
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>>1226688
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1st of Abadid, 725
Winter is coming to a close now. The east saw the creation of a no-man's land in central Ezirin, where small battles and skirmishes were being fought. The elves managed to break the siege of Hasgaldam and evacuate the defenders - the desert is in enemy hands, elves and dwarves have defensive positions in the Ashlands now, while we hold the Paitran line. The Zhongi were largely kept in check in the west, making minimal advances along the coast. The enemy instead concentrate their efforts in the south, where the season didn't matter much - Drezvak has fallen, communication with Gajaxlan is rare now as they are trying to hold on to their isles.

We have deployed 240k fighting troops, 80k on each theatre, at present.
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>>1226728
Prepare the Paitran line for a Spring offensive, Work on cycling veteran and banner troops around to get a more even spread among our armies taking this time to repair and rearm with captured and manufactured weapons.
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>>1226748
I suppose this.
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>rolled for grandmaster for the KoJ, got “gentle scholar”

“But my lord, the Trusted Councilor can't also be Grandmaster of the Knights of Juras!”
“Why not? There's no law against it!”
“But... the current Grandmaster is not yet dead...”
“That fool decided to take a centaur and a goblin to bed, on darkblighted land. He's the first man in Roggarian history to get three magical veneral diseases in one go, he'll be dead in a day. This is my chance to actually make a difference in this debacle, I need to seize it.”
“But... the Knights are supposed to elect their own leadership...”
“Desperate time demands desperate measures. I've read every tome on the subject of war, I'm just as qualified as any of the knights.”
“... You have never actually commanded troops before my lord.”
“I am well aware. Old Jarreck Vance and his young daughter Elina will accompany me. He'll advise me on such matters.”
“I see... Good luck then... Let me know if he challenges the Mighty to a rematch.”

>>1226748
A good enough plan.
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Roll for the following then
>War economy
>Eastern Front
>Western Front
>Allies
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Rolled 90 (1d100)

>>1226782
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Rolled 21 (1d100)

>>1226782
I'm an expert on this
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>>1226782
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>>1226782
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>>1226782
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As of the 1st of Domnis, our coalition has the following forces ready:
>Western Front
Halflings - 65k fighters
Roggar - 100k fighters
>The Longfork
Roggar - 80k
>The Paitran line
Paitras - 130k
Anglanorse - 70k
Kragnaal - 55k
Roggar - 100k
The Mighty - 50k
>Ashlands
Elves - 50k
Kragnaal - 30k

Supplies have been prepared - food,weapons, armor, siege engines, ammunition, mages have prepared their magic, the troops are rested.

What should we do now?
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>>1226804
The time is now, have the Ashlands and Longfork forces merge with the Paitran line, we will crush their forces in Ezirin.
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>>1226804
The troops on the western front to hold the zhongs back while our forces in Ezirin attack, concentrating on taking both passes and then clearling out remaining enemy pockets.
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>>1226814
"Remove lizards."
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Silverhand Cartel
Assets:
Advanced workshop in Virinum valley
15 advanced semi-intelligent cast-iron W.A.I.F.U. golems
Level 6 material magic understanding
90+ golemancers and their families under Silverhand employ
Governance of Three Forts
>>1226804
>>1226814
This is surest way to finally remove them from Ezirini territory. After that, The Mighty can begin to reunite the fragments of his kingdom, and further repel the reptile scum.
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>>1226814
While we do this on the east front the west front should hold the line
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>>1226814
We shall have victory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez6wfJWVCeI
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3 rolls
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>>1226914
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>>1226914
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Rolled 31 (1d100)

>>1226914
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>>1226914
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>>1226914
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We advanced south, across the scorched lands of Ezirin. The enemy still does not wish to meet our full might - they chose instead to run south, destroying large portions of the defences in those passes, making it easier for them to come back later.
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>>1226944
Dig in and prepare for a big attack, have the centaurs send aid towards the Halflings to support them
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>>1226951
>>1226944
Fall back to the Paitran line, prepare for some sort of advance. Get the Centaurs to support the Halflings with what forces they can spare.
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>>1226944
It's clear that they're preparing for something. I don't know what, but the Rhoznaxi have proven themselves terribly full of surprises. Fall back to the Paitran line and dig in with everything we've got.
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>>1226944
Seize the passes.
Have some forces rebuild fortifications, work on stabilizing ezirin and hunt for enemy spies.
The main field army to stockpile supplies, train and prepare for further offensive operations.
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>>1226944
Damn dragon worshippers they're >>1226963
We'll do this and dig in to prepare for a major offensive they're planning
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We once again fall back to the defensive lines. Long-range scouting indicates the enemy is indeed preparing for a major offensive north that will likely begin before Stomnis.
Zhongi forces have been reinforcing their positions in the west as well, but with more pressure on them there, their movements have been more cautious.
How should we deploy our forces? It's most likely that the enemy's target is Dominas now.
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>>1227019
Deploy approximately 70% on the paitran line, rest should be on the longfork and Centaur lands. The forces fighting against the zhong should stay where they are.
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>>1227029
>>1227019
Mass our army, we cannot allow them punch into Dominas.
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>>1227019
Throw everything we have into defending Dominas. If we lose the center of the pantheonic faith, most of our magic will be almost worthless.
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>>1227050
Time for a big boi battle, yes
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>>1227050
support
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The largest enemy force we've seen yet is crossing north - they number in the hundreds of thousands, cannons, trebuchets, dragons,golems,elite forces of every race and numerous dragons in tow.
Where should we try to face them? They've passed Palnik already. Most of our forces are deployed close to Buxios.
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>>1227093
run away, trying to delay them as long as possible.
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>>1227093
We shall meet them at Kresnom.
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>>1227093
>>1227117
Kresnom is our best chance at repelling them. We hold there.
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We're moving our main force of around 350k to Kresnom
4 rolls
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>>1227126
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>>1227126
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>>1227126
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>>1227126
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We've taken up positions in and around the city of Kresnom with 340k troops.
The Mighty has a contingent of 10k holding Flamkor, the dwarves have another 10k holding Doproh.
The enemy outnumbers us - their massive force is close to five hundred thousand, it seems. Anavark has been spotted, as have been at least four other dragons.

Their direction is also known to us now.
A.Hold the city
B.Fall back north
C.Engage them in the field
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>>1227167
B
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>>1227167
>B.Fall back north
We cant face a force that large with dragon support and their lord himself
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>>1227167
B.
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>>1227167
B
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We make north - for Midenath.
The Mighty will take up positions in the mountains. He's sending civilians of Ezirin who aren't able to fight to safety, wherever they may be accepted in the north or west.
Give me 4 rolls now
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>>1227209
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>>1227209
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>>1227209
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>>1227209
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1st of Stomnis, the Imperial army is at Midenath, home of Marshall Jackard Tremas, leader of the Paitran forces. Paitran settlements south of Midenath have had to be evacuated - militia forces from there have been organized, some reinforcing Midenath, others being sent elsewhere.

This place will see battle soon, most likely, within the coming week.

It's afternoon now. The city is bustling with activity. An army of three hundred thousand, supported by many more thousands of non-combat forces, the camps spill out into the surrounding Fields of Stoman, where for centuries the armies of Paitras have trained for war and assembled for campaigns. The city is home to a Cathedral to the War God, docks at the lake and lakeside gardens, craftsmen and shops and all the usual things for a large city, mostly busy supplying the large army's needs.
Some time for RP now. Whoever you've brought to this campaign is here now with their forces, Roggar left a smaller defensive force at Rekazir, mostly Banners - just about all the veterans of this war in condition to fight are likely here in Midenath now.
Duke Jackard Tremas is preparing a small feast in a few hours for the Imperial leaders in his Duke's Palace, after which strategy will also be discussed. You have time until then to spend freely.
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Rolled 39 (1d100)

>>1227284
I'll just wander the city.
Looking for something interesting.
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Rolled 30 (1d100)

>>1227284
try to gather whatever medical supply for the battle ahead, im sure that after this long war, the stocks are dwindling.
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>>1227284
The Royal Chaplain, along some Bishops that are present, holds a great mass before the feast, and all are invited to come, the mass will be in honor of Stoman mainly, and for his blessing for the upcoming battle. There Gerard delivers a Fiery Homily.

"The damned legions of Anavark come into our lands! They wish to destroy our ways of life, subvert it, and turn the whole world upside down! Outside these walls the legions of Anavark assemble, preparing for a great attack on this great city. We are here to stop him, I cannot guarantee every soldier will come out of this alive, many soldiers will die, but I'd like to assure every soldier here and every soldier on this holy war of ours, that once you fall in the field of battle, be it today, or be it some other day, with a prayer to the Pantheon upon your lip, you will most assuredly be guaranteed entrance into the Halls of Stoman. It is our duty, not only to our nations, not only to the world, but our duty to the gods themselves to stop Anavark at all costs. An army blessed by Stoman cannot lose in the field of battle. Whether or not we are blessed to win this particular battle we shall find out in the coming months, regardless of the outcome, we will win this war. STOMAN VULT! PANTHEON VULT!"
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>>1227284
Finding an alcove Fuck-Mighty would take a minute to collect himself away from the bustling chaos of war and running an Empire. Would all this blood and death be worth it? How many men and goblins would he order to die in the coming days. Goblins had long held Mor as their patron god, for they so avidly courted death on the fields of battle and in the dark caverns of the Earth. He however had reached the pinnacle of the Pantheonic world, he had risen to the top and had achieved what his ancestors could barely dream of. It was said that Juras was the Lord of the Gods, even the Mighty Mor bowed to him. He was the Sun and in this time of darkness Fuck-Mighty needed to be a ruler that could part the tides of shadow.

Fuck-Mighty would pray to Juras.
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>>1227284
I wonder what's left of old Paitran tradition around here. I used to spend time as a student reading about old Paitran technology and arts, and how Roggar could simply never seem to catch up to their culture and science.

I'd like to try and satisfy my curiosity, even if only for a few hours. How did such a virile, fierce culture become so tame? Why are they not upset at the state of their country given their history, and instead happy to rest on the laurels of their ancestors?

I'll take a walk and see what there is to be seen of the local culture, compare it to what I know of centuries past.
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>>1227284
Taeg will be spending his time relaxing at the docks, hoping to pick up some form of local fish. He grew up in port towns, and finds the water relaxing. It's definitely the more relaxing of the several fluids he'll be seeing in the next few days.

(Roll is merely for the quality of his food and whether or not he's a bit jittery about the next day.)
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Rolled 61 (1d100)

>>1227284
Everyones praying to whatever gods they can for help. Plenty call for the Pantheon but I shall make one to the Old Gods whether they are still alive or not we need any assistance we can.
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Rolled 49 (1d100)

>>1227360
Dreck, despite never being a terribly religious ogre, decides to join the Dragoncommander in prayer
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Rolled 78 (1d100)

>>1227284
Barnabas leads his men in prayer to Juras, his patron God. May his light shine down on us all.

Meanwhile, Mill gets some lads together and throws a parti- prays in Batahl's name. Bloody spoilsports, trying to ruin a perfectly party.
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>>1227295
The busiest places right now are taverns,temples,smithies and brothels, you noted. The enemy won't be here within the next three days, so for now the soldiers have leave to get their R&R. You found a silver Paitran coin with the face of Emperor Verigal Ezgielan IV on it.
>>1227299
You busy yourselves with the apothecaries and priests of the city. Supplies have been stockpiled, but even then, over three hundred thousand people will be hard to attend to.
>>1227317
The bridge between planes is still weak - a reminder that duty awaits, but in one of the temples in the city you found some small measure of peace.
>>1227315
Many attended and had their hopes raised.
>>1227320
After the fall of Old Paitras, Midenath was the centre of the Demon Lord Guvenan's domain. Relics from the days of old can be found here and there - the aqueduct and sewer systems are fully functional, for one. You found some old graffiti on the wall of a house in a small alley in the eastern side of town, depicting demonic slavemasters with whips being chased away by the rebellious humans. That small street was one of the few mostly-quiet places you found in the city.
>>1227323
He caught little. The lake is being exploited right now as there are many fishers to compete with and boats moving back and forth.

>>1227360
>>1227372
They hear nothing, as usual.
>>1227379
The spirits of your men are raised.
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It's almost summer, so at the seventh hour in the afternoon the sun's light has still not dissapeared, but it is technically evening now. The nobles have been invited to Duke Tremas' Palace for a feast. You may go or, if you want, spend your time elsewhere.
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>>1227414
Attend the feast - perhaps they've had more luck with fish than Taeg.
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>>1227414
The chaplain will attend this feast.
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>>1227414
Attend the feast.
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>>1227414
May as well go. I'm one of the highest ranked golemancers after that one halfling died, so I figure I'll at least be able to mingle. Might see what the nobility's like here.
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>>1227414
Time for the feast I better get a move on
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Well Dreck has always loved a good feast, he doubts a pagan demon-ogre would be welcome in the palace of a Paitran noble, so he will do his regular, early-evening/late afternoon strength training before returning to the ogre banners for dinner
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>>1227448
Dreck is a wise Ogre so the Emperor gets some of the food sent out for Dreck and his Commanders.
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The feast is in moderate plenty. Your host has seen it fit not to go overboard with things given the circumstances.
Attendees include King Nerudius Ezgielan, King Stollin Haraldson, King Orbun Kragnan and a fairly large number of dukes, thanes, counts, bishops, guildmasters, wizards and such.
Duke Jackard Tremas, for once not wearing his heavy armor, welcomes the guests and bids them enjoy the feast, noting that around ten the strategy meeting will convene.
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>>1227458
Have a little to drink and eat, socialize with the Kings. Mull over how we got to his point...
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>>1227458
Have fish and chat with the nobles... perhaps they've heard of his feats on the field so far? Perhaps not - no bragging now. Drink socially, but in moderation, as the strategy meeting takes priority of course.
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>>1227448
Corundum has always preferred ogre feasts to noble gatherings. Much more relaxed.
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>>1227458
Gerard Divata socialized with the Kings and Bishops, discussing if Stoman Vults or does not Vult this battle
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>>1227458
Skip out on the food.
Noble feasts haven't exactly been...pleasant in the past.

Socialize with the kings a bit though.
No harm in it.
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>>1227458
The Emperor seems a little more dour than usual. See if I can't raise his spirits a bit with some humor and good company.
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>>1227458
Durand gets some warm food then goes to talk with the strategists about how well we're set up at Middenath and offer what help he can with the planing.
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>>1227458
"THIS IS TOO DOUR! IF WE ARE TO FIGHT TOMORROW I WISH TO FIGHT WITH A FOND MEMORY! LET'S SEE IF THESE BRITTLES BONES CAN STILL DANCE! YOU GET SOME MUSIC GOING!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCnCr6WBwyY
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>>1227523
"Now you've got it, you old sourface! Who says we can't have some fun before strategy!"
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>>1227523
Taeg sits there and wonders if his leader is a moron or has just finally cracked. He could not blame him, as he imagines most men would crack under the pressure by this point. He continues to mull this over while eating the fish and keeping an eye out for any Hawthorne men he could chat to.
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>>1227540
"We all deal with stress in our own way Lord Taeg."
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You chat with one of the Anglanorse commanders, Jarl Anders Prykval of Viigberaarg, exchanging stories of the war and textile business - his city having become one of the major producers of linen on the Godsjaw. He has brought some fish from the north, having also not managed to catch any today - the two of you had passed each other by on the docks, now that you think about it.

>>1227490
The general consensus is that Dii Volunt
The royal table is livened up after a while when the Emperor has the musicians perform some more lively tunes. You have an overall good time and eat well. It's time for the strategy meeting - those who wish may attend.
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>>1227552
Gerard shall attend
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>>1227552
Let us plan for victory.
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>>1227552
That was fun, and now I assume it's time to attend to business. Nothing like a bit of ale to get the creative juices flowing!

I'll see what humble advice I can offer these kings of kings.
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>>1227552
Alright lets get to work on how were going to survive this
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So are we not going to discuss what swift did to trusted?
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>>1227552
I shall attend and attempt to sit by Jarl Prykval and the Anglanorse contingent. He and his men seem reliable, and being able to hear them clearly in the din that will no doubt be occurring may be advantageous.
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>>1227578
Not now, Inqui
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>>1227552
Sure I'll attend
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>>1227587
Give a man an inch and he will take the mile. How long until he starts killing those who done no wrong? Until he removes his political opponents?
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>>1227599
We're Roggarians, we've done that before, and we will do it again. We're all aware of what Swift did and no doubt there will be stirrings afterwards among the nobles, but at the moment we're dealing with an existential threat.
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The house of Tremas has an impressive large Hall of War in which they have a wealth of resources to plan for campaigns and battles - dozens of maps, boards with figures, made with great attention to detail, tomes on military strategy and whatnot.

With the attendees assembled, Marshal Tremas begins.
"I like to plan for as many outcomes of a situation as possible. The enemy's goal is obviously Dominas. The largest force that can stand against them is assembled here, at Midenath. Three outcomes are possible here - we hold the line and stop the enemy from advancing; We deal strong blows to the enemy and are able to withdraw on our terms, having preserved enough of our forces; The enemy deals us a crushing blow in taking the city. The first is what I hope for, the second is perhaps the most realistically achievable, the third is something we should prevent from happening.
Roads of advance from Midenath to Dominas are west, across flat plains and two castle towns, then going through the tight Resotas pass; north, through Gordieve and the great forests;east, through Dorseel and Traegar. The northern route is the most likely as the enemy would face fewer strongholds, though the terrain would slow them down as well. Rear forces are already preparing defences along those routes, in particular the forest.
As you here already know, it is vital that we hold the enemy off at least until Kovinar and at most until Domnis so that the Pillars of Heaven are rebuilt - the war will turn in our favour if we can do that, if it hasn't already.
Essentially, time is the goal. A realistic goal is to have the enemy spread out their forces, their supply lines stretched thin, keeping them from making a decisive breakthrough too fast and delaying them. I do not wish to abandon this city at all, so I will do what I can to make sure they advance no further."
"Would anyone like to add something?"
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>>1227629
"The plans fine. Its the execution that ruins things for us on too many an occasion."
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>>1227629
*coughing lightly*

"The great Dark Dragon Annavark is the lynchpin to their success and has proved able to destroy large swathes of our forces almost completely unopposed. In response to this Roggar has stockpiled our valuable Zadium to great a massive ward barrier, strong enough to even trap the beast and allow a strike force of our most powerful assets to strike at the head of this snake, even injuring the dragon would deal a great blow to their forces. This is an additional plan to the one already suggested by the Grand Marshal.... "
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>>1227662
"The Dragons are the chief concern indeed. Archers, mages and heavy weaponry are prepared, of course, but we may indeed need some creative ideas - any suggestions?"
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>>1227662
"The Emperors idea could definitely give us a shot at victory if it works."
>>1227669
We had a weapon called Roggar's Revenge designed for taking down dragons effectively but they were discontinued after the Crusade against the Northern Empire and the ones that were made have fallen into disrepair."
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>>1227669
"At our disposale we have as I said a stockpile of Zadium and many a skilled ward priests, the Knights of Mor, the Ogre Demon Dreck along with Sentinel Prime and the Wardens should be able to injure him and if the gods willing maybe even slay the monster. This plan however all must be done piece by piece with the flow of battle. If any of your forces have such men or skilled fighters that would like to join this strike force we would welcome them. As you must be wary of Annavark's favoured tactic of creating a draconic illusion of himself as he approaches on foot with his forces."
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>>1227662
If only we had something that we could power up with worship in order to challenge this dragon... wait you killed them
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>>1227699
Fuck off faggot
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>>1227691
"I've got Brana's children ready" King Orbun grins
"Indeed, we'll be deploying heavy weaponry on towers and on positions in and around the city. The hills to the east are a potential location - we've already erected wooden fortifications there. Housing the entire army in the city and relying on it alone may not be the smartest idea, so some forces will be outside."
King Stollin speaks
"Our longbowmen are the best shots in the army, my men will be training intensely in cooperation with archers and crossbowmen from other armies before the battle comes. We have some ballistae and onagers that may help against dragons - having taken some inspiration from your own "Roggar's Revenge"."
The Marshall nods
"Midenath's walls and towers are strong, supplies are stocked and the river will help with that. This palace is also one of the strongest fortresses on Setyrias and we've assembled veteran forces for this fight."
King Nerudius Ezgielan stands up to speak
"I'll be departing for Dominas tomorrow, but you can rest assured that aid will continually flow for Midenath. In my latest talks with the Dominion I was assured that they're sending forces to Gaerelios. Dominas must be protected at all costs, so I implore you all - if it comes down to it, live to fight another day."
Tremas nods once again
"Will anyone add something?"
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>>1227749
Then let us prepare for battle, may Stoman bless us all.
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"May Stoman bless us all" the words echo out across the war room

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>>1227763
Let's get ready for this.
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"We just need to make the final preparations to set everything up then...all we can do is hope "
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The enemy came sooner than expected - on the very next night the dragons made an attack on our outer positions! By noon the enemy's vanguard had already engaged allied forces outside the walls of the city. The strategic positions in the eastern hills were lost with close to a third of our artillery and thousands of soldiers. Among the Roggarian forces that were harmed by these initial attacks were the Ogre Banners, whose camp was outside the walls.

We prepare to defend the walls now! On the dawn of the 5th of Stomnis, the enemy has their own siege equipment prepared.
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>>1227798
*doffs hat* "Nope." *runs home*
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The enemy begins with ranged bombardments, both physical and magical, as they spend the day preparing other siege weapons. Raids are made into the areas north and east, the rearguard of their army arrives as well.
During the night, the assault itself begins!
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The first wave of enemies probes out our defences. We show them that we're ready to take them on anytime, anywhere. After about an hour they turn back to their camp, resting for a few hours and then attacking again around dawn on the 6th.
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Having taken a measure of our force deployment and disposition, the second attack the enemy launches is concentrated in the east, away from the strong fortress - they've now taken one portion of the walls! We must rush to repel them.
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There is intense fighting on the eastern walls - word reaches you(the commanders, positioned in the Palace) of elite enemy forces having been deployed - heavily armed and armored - Dark Champions, perhaps? They've secured a foothold at the eastern gate, through which Rhoznaxi are pouring through. We must retake that position!
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We sent a force to recapture the eastern walls - the enemy is encroaching on the south as well, so we could not send all. Charakavin managed to slay some Dark Champion he thought he recognized, but the enemy was too numerous and he had to retreat.
Fighting continues for hours, but the enemy just keeps pushing in from the east, having seized those once-quiet streets. We must make them pay for every cobblestone with blood!
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"If Charakavin can take them down, why can't we? To the east!"
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With less of a chokepoint present, the enemy is now deploying a larger force within the city. Dragons are making strafing attacks, one report says Anavark was spotted in humanoid form as well.
Our Dragoncommander has been given authority to deploy special weapons(KoM and golem force) for an additional d100 on our side.
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"We aren't fed to be deadweights. Keep fighting!"
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Deploy the golems to bolster our forces
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The enemy is making headway in the east - one pocket of allied forces are holding the Cathedral of Stoman, but they are surrounded.

Our golem force is deployed within the city - Sentinel Prime and fifty Warden Golems, along with whatever other golems are present - some Paitran, some Kragnan. They're making a push to break the encirclement of the Cathedral, but they'll need more support!
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>>1228047
"Time to break through."
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>t
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Paitran knights reinforced the golems in their advance east, linking up with the Cathedral - fighting is all across that part of the city now! A symbol of hope, Sentinel Prime fights to protect Midenath!
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The enemy is being pushed back towards the gates - there is hope and our morale is raised! The sun is close to setting now on the 6th.
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Let the Knight of Mor go forth and smite these vile creatures
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The fighting to push the enemy out in the east is intense now - victory is possible if we fight hard! The Knights of Mor are there, bringing relieve to exhausted soldiers.
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"Demons and golems and champions! Oh my! Keep pushing, mortals have their role to play too."
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The dragons are making attacks in the east now to boost the enemy's positions there - more reports come of Anavark personally leading the fight, some saying he's in dragon form, others saying he's in his humanoid form.
If we can't retake the eastern gate we'll have no way to escape from that direction - the road to Dominas will be handed to the enemy! We can't let that happen.
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SURGE
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Then fall, caesar
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Anavark sighed as he could faintly feel the dozens of arrows and lesser spells bouncing off his shadowy armor.
Say, this dwarf seems familiar. he thought as he cleaved through several knights and faced a tan dwarf clad in high-quality scale armor and wielding two bloodsteel swords, a mechanical hand replacing his left.


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The Cathedral is lost to a major enemy push. They are flooding into the city

A.Hold positions
B.Retreat
C.Throw everything at them - we must retake the eastern side!
D.Other
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C

“Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.

I heard this riddle a while back from an orphan, dying of thirst. I tried to give him water, but he was dead by the time I could provide any. He never told me what the answer was and it's been driving me mad... meh, I can just mull it over the next time I get to eat fish. If I get to eat at all - keep moving."
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>>1228192
>C.Throw everything at them - we must retake the eastern side!
We cant lose here keep fighting!
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>>1228192
>C.Throw everything at them - we must retake the eastern side!
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>>1228216
>>1228192
>B.Retreat
After thinking if we stay we'll lose everything here. we need to retreat north and stick to the plan Tremas has.
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>>1228192
>B. Retreat
Midenath is fallen. This is a dark day.

Retreating north is our only hope for saving Setyrias. If we are undone here, there will be nothing to keep them from destroying Dominas and all that lay within.
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>>1228192
B
if there's something we're good at, its running
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The retreat has been sounded - some will take boats north, but most will exit through the western gate and take the highway towards Temenath.
Show them what you're made of - Roggar is #1 at retreat! 3 rolls
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ROGGAR IS NUMBER ONE
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NUMBAH 1
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A chaotic battle field. Amidst it a single dwarf moves through taking down whatever foe he can. He rounds the corner and sees him. Surrounded by bodies, cloaked in black, and red blade in hand.

Anavark.

The dragon turned to face him. The dwarf filled with dread, his heart beating fast, his breath running shallow, he wanted to run, but how could he? A family to protect, a guild to serve, a promise to keep how could he run? So he fought. Dancing feet and clashing swords the two came to blows. With skill that no normal person could match both in a sense masters, but the difference was palpable even well equipped, even though he came prepared it was obvious.

Charakavin was going to lose.

He sustained injuries. Cuts, scrapes, and bruises as anavark wore him down, but he kept fighting. Pushing harder and harder he threw in everything he had at his foe but not enough and anyone could see that, the dwarf put in everything he had but the dragon merely laughed almost as if it was a game. Ignored openings, missed chances, didn't push when he could. Anavark was playing with him.

And there was nothing he could do about it.

But regardless he kept trying but it was not enough. He couldn't get past his defenses. And the dragon grew bored. Soon he would lose and he knew he couldn't keep up so he put everything he could into one final move. Not to kill him that was never an option, but for one moment to at least surprise him but an error was made and the price was paid. Anavark broke his defenses and pierced the dwarf a clean blow, and fatal as well. He fell to his feet as anavark looked on with nothing but death in his eyes. He fight his life flow out of him. He thought on everything that happened to him. His life before coming to eigersil. Moving in, the war with mighty, facing the rhoznax, losing his arm, and everything after. He started to fade away uttering his final words.

"I'm sorry."
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An organized retreat was pulled off fairly well. Around 200k fighting forces escaped the siege by land or river, though many among them were wounded. The enemy's losses in the Siege of Midenath are equal or lesser to our own. We did not kill any of their dragons or hold them back for long - on the 8th of Stomnis the Dark Moon banners were flying over Midenath.
We live to fight another day. Another week, another month, another year - as long as we must, until victory is ours.
We continue on Sunday
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Afternoon, 8th of Stomnis.
Our Imperial Army is camped northwest of Midenath. Anavark's Host is taking a day or two to rest and secure the ground they've gained before moving on, we believe. The lands between Midenath and Dominas have some amount of forces there that will be trying to slow him down.
The Mighty's forces are headed north according to the last message we managed to get through. Elvish forces have left Gaerelios already, while armies on the Ashlands front are being pulled back as well. The dwarves will be able to send forces to Dorseel in quick order.
At the Siege of Midenath we lost 1/3rd of our army, leaving us with around two hundred thousand survivors, of whom a fair share are wounded. Anavark's Host suffered fewer casualties, now outnumbering our main army by more than two to one.
What should we do?
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>>1237342
Send word to The Centaurs and The Mighty to ramp up supply raids, while we take as much supplies from the area in between midenath and Dominas, while burning the rest
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>>1237342
The Elven and Dwarven forces should make haste to dominas as will the imperial army that retreated from Middenath.
Forces that stationed along anavarks route to Dominas should begin a campaign of scorched earth taking what they can and burning the rest as they retreat towards the city.
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>>1237368
"Don't forget to bring the people along with you, and call more Paitras banners into the meatgrinder. They shall lead the raids on the lizardmen, as they have the most experience with this land and the most to lose should they fail. Meanwhile, us in the main host shall care for the women in their stead.... oh, and the children, too."
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As soon as dawn breaks we march north - the most heavily wounded, who are unlikely to survive the mountain trek, will stay at Temenath to recover before heading onwards. We go by Temenath, Neidlath, the Resotas mountain pass and then Dominas. Elsewhere appropriate actions will be taken to slow Anavark down and to bring reinforcements to Dominas.
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We reached Temenath on the 11th, leaving our wounded there, quickly resupplying and continuing north. We passed through Neidlath on the 15th and then began the harsh trek east, reaching quaint Resotas on the morning of the 18th and entering Dominas on the same late afternoon. Our army made good speed, 185k men reached Dominas within ten days.
The rest of the entire operation did not go quite as well as we'd hoped. Because Anavark's army had advanced on Midenath far quicker than expected, the forces sent to prepare ambushes and delaying actions on the road to Dominas didn't have enough time to conduct proper scorched earth, to evacuate civilians or even to really slow the Host down by more than a few hours. Gordieve fell on the 12th, the latest reports indicate the enemy will reach Plenia tomorrow. News from Osicair says the elvish army has just crossed into Paitran lands - reinforcements for Dominas will be arriving from the north and northeast soon.

Other than the Imperial Army that just arrived, Dominas has a present garrison of sixty thousand. Citizen militias are being prepared to defend the city as well, forces are being scrambled from all across Northern Paitras to reinforce the capital as well.
Including refugees that have flowed in, Dominas has close to half a million denizens perhaps. The city's defences are among the strongest in the world, with two layers of the famed Black Walls.Somewhere within the inner city intense work is underway on repairing the Pillar of Heaven.

You have some time to spend in the Paitran capital as you wish now.
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>>1237488
[i left 100 members of my physical team in temenath with the woundeds]

I will try to organize with the paitrans whatever hospital we can, gather medical suplies.
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>>1237488
I want to see this Pillar of Heaven
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>>1237488
This war has taken its on Durand. While everyone is scrambling around finishing preparations he merely takes time to stop and think about how quickly things changed with his rise to Dragoncommander and take in the sights of a beautiful city that will likely be scared by the coming battle.
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>>1237488
"While my men participate in preparing the defenses I shall attempt to get a glimpse of this Pillar of Heaven."
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>>1237488
Dreck will spend his free time seeking out as skilled a healer as possible to ensure he's in fighting condition once the time comes
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>>1237488
Barnabas walks around the city, taking into the sights. He's also going around looking for anything of interest that may help him in the battle to come, before he starts taking an interest in the women here.

>>1237531
Mill wishes to see this Pillar as well, and appreciates the good company he has found in this endeavor.
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All the medical supplies you had brought with you are mysteriously missing.

Only Emperor Swift-Hands was permitted access to the Pillar of Heaven.
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>>1237531
"I'm sorry my lord, but I've received word that the permitted visitors-list for this most sacred site does not include your name."

"FINE! I didn't want to see this dumb pillar anyway!"

"Perhaps some tea and crumpets would be to your liking?"

"Tea and crumpets on the eve of battle!? What mockery! This city is swarming with starving refugees! No, I shall put my effforts towards rounding up food and supplies for the starving masses rather than gorge myself."

>>1237580
>Mill wishes to see this Pillar as well
"I'm sorry but the Pillar seems to be off limits due to security reasons. Only the Emperor shall be allowed to view it in person."
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>>1237617
You've found that the distribution of supplies in the city is not in very good order at all. Were all the people within the walls to be besieged, they would not be able to last longer than a month or two, you estimate.
>>1237535
Your hand will be fully healed within the next two days.
>>1237580
You visit the Grand Cathedral in the Inner City and some of the finest establishments in that rich area as well. The order in which you made the visits having been up to you. Both body and soul felt releaved at the end of the night.
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>>1237617
"Well, that is a shame then. Care to join me and my brother on our trip around the city to take in the sights? We plan to visit the Grand Cathedral, then enjoy ourselves while we can before the enemy reaches the walls and we must take up the sword."
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>>1237685
Trusted Councilor Lingnu: "I'm sorry but I must decline. Turns out there's an insane amount of paperwork to be done if we're gonna avoid a logistical disaster, and as a scholar with wagonloads of paper and literati from Trusted Defense I'm fairly qualified to assist with this challenge."

Trusted Deputy Svenson: "Perhaps I could accompany these gentlemen, for the sake of public relations?"

Trusted Councilor Lingnu: "Nope. You're gonna help me deal with this nightmare. Captain Ran-bo however shall wine, dine, sing and whore in our place, as illiterate he'll fairly qualified to not do paperwork."

Captain Ran-bo: "I humbly accept this assignment."
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Rolled 7 (1d100)

>>1237488
The Royal chaplain tours the great churches, Cathedrals and shrines of Paitras, taking in the sights that will be ruined at one point or another in the future.

(Non-roll action)
Cerob sleep before the battle and practices his crossbowmanship, he will be ready for the battle tomorrow.
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>>1237741
"A shame. My brother has told me nothing but praise of you, and I see he spoke the truth. Come morning I'll help you with your 'logistical nightmare', but tonight we shall enjoy ourselves. Come along Captain, let us not distract the good Grandmaster from his paperwork!"

Barnabas turns to leave, then stops and turns his head to Lingnu.

"I do suggest that you do take some time for yourself before Anavark's horde comes bash these walls. Moments like these are too few in these troubled times, and it'd be a shame if you lost yourself to your stress. Good day, Lingnu."

Barnabas turns and walks off. Mill and Ran-bo goes to follow him, with Mill whispering conspiratorially to the Captain.

"I think that's the most I've seen him speak to anyone throughout this war.... Hey, have you ever been to the Grand Cathedral...."
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Rolled 44 (1d100)

>>1237488
Perhaps there are some fish to be had here.
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>1237488
See how my family is in Dominas

And look with envy as a fucking goblin has access to the Pillar of Heaven. "what a fucking disgrace"
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You rest for the day and evening. Morning comes on the 9th.
The force disposition is as follows:
In Dominas we have around 250k troops now, not counting citizens, with a small batch of norse reinforcements having just arrived.
70k Elvish troops are coming from Osicair.At Dorseel Kragnan, Elvish and Paitran forces are being assembled, currently numbering 30k, but growing every day.
The Mighty's army has moved on Buxios and the region, having forced part of Anavark's rearguard to redirect there.
Anavark's main force, perhaps close to four hundred thousand, is outside the castle-town of Plenia.
What should we do?
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>>1254453
Finish up preparations at Dominas.
The forces at Plenia should do whatever they can to slow down Anavarks host.
We'll have to hold on as long as we can and hope the mountain and elven armies can get to Dominas quickly.
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>>1254485
Get plans of the cities sewers to allow goblin troops movement. Arm every mqn in the city, prepare for total war. The outer city ring should be turned into a maze of fortification s and traps.
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>>1254453
>>1254453
Send out small raider and disruption parties to slow down the enemy. Continue building up Dominas' defenses, and pray they reach us at the farthest time away.
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>>1254453
Anyone who isn't fortifying, or resting after a hard day of work, prays.
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>>1254485
Support but add swift's sewer idea
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Give me the following rolls:
>Fortifications of Dominas
>Sewers & supply routes
>Delaying the enemy
>Motivating forces
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Rolled 45 (1d100)

>>1254623
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Rolled 66 (1d100)

>>1254623
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>1254623
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Rolled 10 (1d100)

>>1254623
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The city's defences have been well prepared, though it could, of course, always be better.

Plenia held the enemy at bay for three whole days - wanting to conserve their energy, the enemy did not send dragons forth until the third day. Guerilla, The Mighty and the mountaineers further helped delay the enemy.
It's the 15th of Stomnis, afternoon. Tomorrow, most likely, the enemy will be at our gates. The elvish forces advanced quickly and their infantry is in Mournas. The vanguard of cavalry and air forces are in Dominas now. King Terruil himself is here on his royal griffon. The vanguard numbers seven hundred griffon riders and seventeen thousand cavalry - almost all the horsemen in their army.
The main elvish army will be here tomorrow or the day after, the King says.

A.Have the vanguard stay - we will need them as soon as the siege begins
B.Have most of the vanguard return so they can help the army get into the city - without them, they may be exposed to an atack from Anavark.
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>>1254701
>B.Have most of the vanguard return so they can help the army get into the city - without them, they may be exposed to an atack from Anavark
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>>1254701
>B.Have most of the vanguard return so they can help the army get into the city - without them, they may be exposed to an atack from Anavark.
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>>1254701
B.
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>>1254701
>B
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>>1254701
>B
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Twenty griphon riders and a thousand cavalry stayed in Dominas along with the King, General Avolis is given command of the rest to gather the army and bring it into Dominas.

It's an hour or so before noon on the 16th of Stomnis, 725. The Rhoznaxi army stands beyond our walls.
Morale is somewhat low among portions of our army. It's made worse by strict disciplinarian measures and a ban of alcohol and prostitution in the last two days. Now the enemy's making it even worse - lined up beyond the range of our weapons are captives. The enemy offers terms of surrender - march out of the northern gates of the city and let Anavark take it. Naturally, we refuse. They begin executions - thirteen different methods, one for every Pantheonic God. Hanging, beheading, crucifixion, drowning, being shot at the walls, being lined up and shot, being eaten by dragons, being sacrificed, mauled by animals, being buried alive, being flayed alive, being stoned, being pulled/torn apart by horses, being burned at a stake.

"I have some more ideas, but let's keep it at thirteen." someone says in Paitran, voice magically strengthened to be heard on the walls.

The enemy is setting up siege engines and preparing for an assault. They don't want to waste any more time now!
3v3 rolls - the siege of Dominas begins!
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>1254765
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Rolled 29 (1d100)

>>1254765
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Rolled 52 (1d100)

>>1254765
Vegnance!
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>>1254765
(They didn't do any firing squads, forget about that one, a waste of arrows)
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Rolled 37 (1d100)

>>1254765
"Animals! Destroy them!"
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Rolled 15 (1d100)

>>1254765
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Rolled 50 (1d100)

>>1254765
Mem
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180vs102
-5 numbers -5 morale +10 fortifications

Ballistae, onagers and cannons have been deployed on walls and towers where possible, while others are behind the walls. Magical support protects us from most of the enemy's magical assaults, the exchange of ranged volleys has so far been in our favour as well. The Black Walls are strong, for the rest of the day the enemy could not make any breaches. Night has fallen and the enemy is counting on that now to use as an advantage! Their forces advance.
3v3
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>1254796
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Rolled 7 (1d100)

>>1254796
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Rolled 91 (1d100)

>>1254796
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Rolled 74 (1d100)

>>1254796
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Rolled 72 (1d100)

>>1254796
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Rolled 26 (1d100)

>>1254796
Mem
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192vs172
-5 numbers -5 morale -5 night +10 fortifications

The enemy is upon us, but we hold the walls. Their regular forces alone can't seize a foothold, so now they're sending dragons!
3v3
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>1254837
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Rolled 21 (1d100)

>>1254837
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Rolled 17 (1d100)

>>1254837
Annihilate them men, remember Flamkor!
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Rolled 36 (1d100)

>>1254837
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Rolled 8 (1d100)

>>1254837
Sorry for this
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>1254837
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>>1254837
Mem
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115vs138
-5 numbers -5 morale -5 night +10 fortifications

Dragons acted as a distraction, atacking two points in our defences, one on the eastern side of the Southern Fortress, one on the western side - the true attack was on the fort itself, spearheded by elite demon forces! They're inside and are trying to open the gates - we must push them back!
3v3
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Rolled 3 (1d100)

>>1254893
How low can u roll?
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Rolled 6 (1d100)

>>1254893
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Rolled 23 (1d100)

>>1254893
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Rolled 44 (1d100)

>>1254893
"Die traitors!"
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>1254893
Let me at them!
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Rolled 74 (1d100)

>>1254893
End it all roggar
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32vs217
-5 numbers -5 morale -5 night +10 fortifications

The gates opened, the enemy sent in their strongest to assault the fort - by dawnbreak, it had fallen into enemy hands. With this solid foothold secured, the enemy now has a road into the city!
We must not let them advance!
3v3
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Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>1254949
PUSH THEM BACK
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Rolled 51 (1d100)

>>1254949
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Rolled 82 (1d100)

>>1254949
"With me lads, drive them out!"
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Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>1254949
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Rolled 12 (1d100)

>>1254949
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Rolled 63 (1d100)

>>1254949
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146vs109
-5 numbers -5 morale +5 fortifications
We've held the enemy back for several hours now into the day - the elves are approaching from the east now, almost here!
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>1255008
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>>1255008
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>>1255008
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>>1255008
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>>1255008
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>>1255008
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91vs86
-5 numbers -5 morale +5 fortifications

With a serious portion of enemy forces within the walls, the elves were able to get in through the east relatively undisturbed. Their addition to the defence of the city is most welcome indeed, but will it be enough?
3v3
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

>>1255038
>somebody opened the gate
:^)
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Rolled 97 (1d100)

>>1255038
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>>1255038
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>>1255038
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>>1255038
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>>1255038
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218vs98
-5 numbers -5 morale +5 fortifications

The elvish reinforcements are fresh, well equipped and well trained troops - veterans from old wars that have rejoined the army, mostly. Their infantry and part of their cavalry fought in the city, while a portion of their most mobile forces conducted a swift attack on the enemy's siege emplacements before withdrawing. The spirits of our troops are raised - we prepare to retake the Southern Fort now!
3v3
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Rolled 89 (1d100)

>>1255063
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Rolled 5 (1d100)

>>1255063
Memes
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Rolled 38 (1d100)

>>1255063
"Forward!"
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Rolled 43 (1d100)

>>1255063
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Rolled 49 (1d100)

>>1255063
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>1255063
Remove kebab
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132vs178
We attempted to strike at the fort, but the enemy's grip on it was too tight. Daylight draws to a close, fighting slows down as many soldiers haven't had much rest in the last 24 hours. The battle is far from over, though...
3v3
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Rolled 69 (1d100)

>>1255078
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Rolled 44 (1d100)

>>1255078
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Rolled 37 (1d100)

>>1255078
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Rolled 20 (1d100)

>>1255078
watch the shadows the enemy is likely hiding in them
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Rolled 51 (1d100)

>>1255078
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Rolled 37 (1d100)

>>1254893
Rolé
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150vs108
-5 numbers +5 fortifications

One of the lesser Dark Dragons got too cocky and went beyond the safe range of ranged support from the enemy's army - in an attack of opportunity, the elvish air forces descended upon him, bringing him down with enchanted Light Lances! The first dragon we've managed to take down from this host, this surely will boos our troops' morale!
3v3
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Rolled 29 (1d100)

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>>1255108
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

>>1255108
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Rolled 69 (1d100)

>>1255108
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>>1255108
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>>1255108
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>>1255108
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122vs184
-5 numbers +5 morale +5 fortifications

A (likely angry) Anavark is now leading a spearhead attack of dragons and elite enemy forces into the city as the sun has set on the 17th! They start pushing into the city - this must be stopped!
3v3
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Rolled 39 (1d100)

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>>1255128
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

>>1255128
Mem
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Rolled 18 (1d100)

>>1255128
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>>1255128
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Rolled 92 (1d100)

>>1255128
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89 v 115
The enemy has managed to split us up into three groups - the main Imperial army in the west, the Paitran King's forces holding the Inner City and the Dominion forces in the east
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Rolled 1 (1d100)

>>1255151
Fugg :D
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Rolled 46 (1d100)

>>1255151
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>>1255151
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>1255151
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>>1255151
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They may try to push into the Inner City itself or to secure one of two ways in - the main gates, in the southwest, or the Royal Palace gates in the northeast.
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

>>1255151
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50(TWO CRIT FAILS)vs149
-5 numbers +5 fortifications
They focus their attacks on the east, it seems, where the smallest total force is located. The Inner City can't reinforce the eastern side too well, King Nerudius does not want to open the Palace Gates, as the Palace is the enemy's ultimate target. The elves are taking a harsh beating now, most of the dragons are assaulting their part of the city. They've fallen back north to the Cathedral of Juras, the eastern gate is in enemy hands. We must help them!
3v3
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Rolled 81 (1d100)

>>1255193
Hello Hello
Who here team Lizardboi #AnavrakAhraz
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>>1255193
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>>1255193
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Rolled 57 (1d100)

>>1255193
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>>1255193
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>>1255193
i got this
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167vs111
-5 numbers -5 placement +5 fortifications
Entrenched around the Cathedral and reinforced by East City Militias, the elves seem to be holding, priestly magic preventing dragons from getting too reclessly close. The sun rises on the 18th and after several hours of almost no fighting, around noon clouds are forming, possibly under the influence of enemy magic, seeking to block the sun's light.
3v3
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Rolled 3 (1d100)

>>1255237
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>>1255237
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Rolled 89 (1d100)

>>1255237
Уcкликнимo c љyбaвљy
Cвeтитeљy Caви
Cpпcкe цpквe и шкoлe
Cвeтитeљcкoј глaви.
Taмo вeнци тaмo cлaвa
Гдe нaш cpпcки пacтиp Caвa.
Пoјтe мy Cpби,
Пecмy и yтpoјтe!

Блaгoдapнa Cpбијo,
Пyнa cи љyбaви
Пpeмa cвoмe пacтиpy
Cвeтитeљy Caви.
Цeлo Cpпcтвo cлaви cлaвy
Cвoгa oцa Cвeтoг Caвy.
Пoјтe мy Cpби,
Пecмy и yтpoјтe!

C нeбa шaљe блaгocлoв
Cвeти oтaц Caвa
Ca cвих cтpaнa cви Cpби
C мopa и Дyнaвa.
К нeбy глaвe пoдигнитe
Caвy тaмo yглeдaјтe.
Caвy cpпcкy cлaвy,
пpeд пpecтoлoм Tвopцa!

Дa ce cpпcкa cвa cpцa
C тoбoм yјeдинe,
Cyнцe миpa, љyбaви,
Дa нaм cвимa cинe,
Дa живимo cви y cлoзи,
Cвeти Caвo, ти пoмoзи,
Пoчyј глac cвoг poдa,
cpпcкoгa нapoдa!

Пeт вeкoвa Cpбин јe
У poпcтвy чaмиo
Cвeтитeљa Caвe
Имe јe cлaвиo.
Cвeти Caвa Cpбe вoли
И зa њих ce Бoгy мoли.
Пoјтe мy Cpби,
Пecмy и yтpoјтe!
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>1255237
"Keep pushing them back we must retake the city!"
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>>1255237
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>>1255237
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Bishop Savan, head of the Church of Juras, personally leads the East City militia and various knights and soldiers in the eastern city to defend the Cathedral. Powerful wards are erected to protect it from attacks, but the enemy surrounds it. Most of the elvish forces were forced to withdraw westward so as not to get encircled.
If we can make a strong counterattack, we may be able to save the Cathedral's defenders! The time is now!
3v3
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Rolled 90 (1d100)

>>1255293
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>>1255293
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>>1255293
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>>1255293
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>>1255293
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>>1255293
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>>1255293
S V E T I
S A V A
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174vs173
Nerudius authorized a portion of the Inner City troops to reinforce the elves - a spirited push from the north, while the main Imperial Army put pressure from the south, managed to relieve the Cathedral of Juras. Bishop Savan's bravery managed to save thousands of civilians who had sought refuge inside. Healing his wounds, he continues to lead the men of his city to fight for their Gods!

3v3
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Rolled 53 (1d100)

It's over lizardbois>>1255359
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

>>1255359
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>>1255359
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

>>1255359
REMOV DRAGON
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Rolled 55 (1d100)

>>1255359
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>>1255359
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>>1255359
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144 v 180
-5 numbers +5 morale +5 fortifications
Around midnight, the enemy has transferred siege weapons into the city and is beginning to batter at the Inner Walls - they'll try breaking in straight through!
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Rolled 15 (1d100)

>>1255381
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>>1255381
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>>1255381
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>>1255381
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>>1255381
It was 2 late.
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>>1255381
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132vs104
-5 numbers -5 night +5 morale +5 fortifications
Across the night the Inner Black Walls, the strongest in Paitras, held, magic reinforcing them even further.
During the night clouds of choking Dark are sent into places across the city, diseased corpses are thrown left and right, suicidal stealthy attackers try to sneak through to terrorize and disrupt our supply lines. Our preliminary preparations are yielding decent results here - the enemy tried some surprise attacks through the sewers, but we had goblins deployed there that stopped the enemy in their tracks.
19th of Stomnis now.
3v3
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Rolled 60 (1d100)

>>1255413
W A K E
M E
U P
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Rolled 35 (1d100)

>>1255413
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>>1255413
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Rolled 93 (1d100)

>>1255413

"Do not falter we make them bleed for every inch!"
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Rolled 79 (1d100)

>>1255413

Cerob Sits upon a roof and shoots at lizards with his crossbow looking for and shooting at good Targets. "The old good Lizard is a dead lizard

Gerard runs around, giving last rites to troops, behind the lines of battle.
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>>1255413
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99vs191
-5 numbers +5 morale +5 fortifications

The enemy activates sleeper-cell mind-bent agents within the city now - chief among them seems to be the man known as Ran-bo, a killing machine who goes on a rampage within our ranks, killing dozens of knights with just his knife, his speed and power unnatural - a Dark Champion in disguise!

Cracks begin to show in the Inner Walls now as we're being pushed back everywhere at the same time to keep us from hitting the enemy's siege weapons. We must turn the tide now or the enemy will enter the Inner City!
3v3
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Rolled 12 (1d100)

>>1255481
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>>1255481
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>>1255481
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>>1255481
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>>1255481
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>>1255481
"God damn it! Fight me Ran-bo! You traitorous piece of shit!"
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>>1255481
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The Anglanorse King, Stollin Haraldson, sees a moment of opportunity and leads his heavy infantry in an attack on enemy positions, managing ot take out several cannons. Elsewhere the enemy's advance is halted, hope rises for us as the walls hold strong for the rest of the day. On both sides troops are tired and this night may see no major fighting, though the enemy will likely keep on harassing us...
3v3
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>>1255522
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"And, once again my personell-appointments have ruined everything for us once more."
>>1255522
We can do this
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>>1255522
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>>1255522
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>>1255522
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>>1255522
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171vs172
For days fighting continues at a slow pace.
On the 22nd, the Inner Walls are finally breached in one spot. Over the last few days smaller batches of reinforcements have been trickling in from the north. Now it looks like the battle is nearing its decisive conclusion - the enemy is preparing to assault the Inner City. It could go either way here!
3v3
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Rolled 73 (1d100)

>>1255568
Mem :D
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>>1255568
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>>1255568
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>>1255568
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>>1255568
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>>1255568
Forward! Take their supplies
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>>1255568
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"If they think they'll get through here easily, they're in for a treat! Teach these blasted scaly curs what you're made of, men!"
King Nerudius leads the defence of the breach at the head of the elite of Paitras. Assault after assault crashes on their pikes, while mages, archers and griffons protect the skies above. The enemy pays in blood for every inch of ground they try to take - if we can keep such a pace up, their forces will melt soon enough!
3v3
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>>1255607
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"BLASTED LIZARDS REMOVE YOURSELVES OR I'LL DO IT FOR YOU!"
>>1255607
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>>1255607
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>>1255607
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>>1255607
"Once more into the breach men!"
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>>1255607
BOMBO KLA
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>>1255607
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The dragons focus their attacks along with elite enemy forces, among them Drezvaki soldiers that bent the knee, securing a foothold into the breach and beginning the assault of the Inner City in its earnest - we're sending in troops from all sides to reinforce that front, while trying to pressure the enemy on their flanks as well. Hope is not yet lost!
3v3
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>>1255630
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>>1255630
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>>1255630
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>>1255630
>Yet
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>>1255630
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>>1255630
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The fighting is getting very intense now. Every street, every house is a battleground. The elites of both sides are assembled in this place. Fight hard, men of the north, for this is the time to show your best!
3v3
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>>1255672
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>>1255672
aaahhh
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>>1255672
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>>1255672
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>>1255672
THE NORTH WILL NEVER YIELD!
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>>1255672
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We pushed them back to the breach on the 22nd. Fighting continues - the initiative is now in our hands, though and if we can press it the enemy will face defeat, for their only way to victory is to go forward! Word from other fronts says mountaineers and Mighty's forces are making ground. Even if this battle is not a clear win for us, simply preventing the enemy from reaching the Pillar is a strategic win!
3v3
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>>1255700

"SOLDIERS OF THE EMPIRE DO NOT LET THESE CURS PRESS ANY FURTHER!"
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>>1255700
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>>1255700
B I G
BOI
TIME
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>>1255700
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>>1255700
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>>1255700
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39vs66
The enemy isn't going to let their entire campaign fall into ruin, however. It may be a desperate latch-ditch attempt they are planning, but it seems they're assembling for a full-frontal assault, all guns blazing right now - on the 24th, late afternoon, they launch the attack, all dragons and elite forces participating! This is it - it's make or break!
3v3
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>>1255723
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>>1255723
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>>1255723
S T O P
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>>1255723
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>>1255723
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>>1255723
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>>1255723
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124vs243
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"They're through!" the cries sound out.
The enemy has stepped firmly into the Inner City. This is it. Evening of the 24th, the sun's last rays are dissapearing over the eastern mountains.

In front of the Royal Palace the defenders gather. Elsewhere there is heavy fighting, but this is where the enemy's most powerful will be headed, Anavark himself most likely among them.
Word comes that The Mighty is here. Apparently he left his army to his generals and led six thousand men north, having just arrived through the west. They've entered the Inner City and are reinforcing the defence. The Barbarian King himself walks towards the Royal Palace with a few of his men in tow. He looks stronger than before, his mind sharp, his equipment once again top-notch.
Present are also other important leaders - Marshall Jackard Tremas,King Orbun Kragnan, King Stollin Haraldson, King Terruil, King Nerudius Ezgielan and his court - the High Pontiff of Dominas, Nikael II, Archmage Anodis, elite soldiers from all kingdoms in this coalition.
Which important people has Roggar sent?
Take some time to list the characters/important assets(troops) that you have present, interact with others if you want(no need for rolls). The decisive battle draws near.
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>>1255841
(Just Taeg here)

See whether Jarl Anders still lives.
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>>1255841
Vrita head of guard along with 100 personal faction troops.

She has heard of this mighty from reports given to her by the mistress.
She shall go and speak to him.
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>>1255841
The last of the detachment of men sent by the Everpeak Lordship, Lithus is the only soldier present to represent them.
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>>1255841
Gerard and Cerob are present. Gerard is near the High Pontiff, and paces around the room, praying for victory silently. The once youthful and excited eyes, gleaming with hope, are now eyes of despair, even so he knows that victory here must happen.

Cerob on the other hand, sits around Adjusting his crossbow and making sure it fires at peak efficiency. When The Mighty arrives, he looks at him, he talks to himself, "Well I'll be damned, Jerek was right... He IS alive."
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>>1255841
The Emperor would emerge from the palace flanked by the Knights of Mor, the massive form of Sentinel Prime standing not far off watching over the meeting.

"Heh, good of you to join us Mighty... War can make strange bedfellows it seems."
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>>1255861
>>1255841
"You are the one they call the mighty are you not? I am vrita head of guards of the dwarven faction of eigersil and acting leader of our forces here. A pleasure to meet you."
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>>1255841
Trusted Councilor Lingnu, leading the Knights of Juras (about 8k deployed for the war iirc, not sure how many are left desu)
Trusted Deputy Svenson, commanding the few hundred remaining faction troops.
Old Jarreck Vance (and his daughter Elina) as advisor for Lingnu.

Jarreck Vance: "Let me at him!"
Lingnu: "No you senile old fool, he's on our side now."
Jarreck Vance: "He owes me a rematch!"
Lingnu: "Jarreck, you never fought him. That only happened in your mind and that dumb book you wrote."
Jarreck Vance: "Don't you tell me what happened child, you were not even born back then!"
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>>1255841
Morriter Aimar Erden(heir to the Duchy of Lakton and son to the Minister of Agriculture) is present alongside his last remaining knights led by Lord Meinolf Nomin.
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>>1255841
Deadalus, third of his rank have been a little worn down in the battle for Dominas. More so in spirit than in body, as only the most excellent warriors may wear the title of Kelroy.

When the news of the Mighty's arrival come, he dons his weapon, and best armor, and with his 50 elite guard goes to meet him. The Ke-lo Wildriders might not have made great impact on Roggar's history, or the war, but he'll be damned if they won't be represented where history is made. Either for better or worse.
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>>1255841
Durand Martel
98 praetorian guards

Durand meets with the rest of the War leaders

"So this is where we'll make our stand against the dark beast. Hope your all ready for a fight that could last ten lifetimes."
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>>1255841
Dreck(in a new set of Bloodsteel plate armor) is here alongside High Shaman Shimeon.

Dreck(in Roggarian):
"This might be the end of the line for me. I've had a good run and with any luck it will last a little bit longer"
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>>1255854
You find him among Haraldson's circle, a priest dressing to an arrow wound in his left thigh.
"Just a flesh wound. I have kids back home, a beautiful wife and great fishing waters waiting for me. If we get out of here alive, I'll invite you over, I hear salmon has been plentiful recently."
>>1255882
The Mighty removes his helmet to look around. Noting you, he nods with a silent understanding before turning to the small crowd beginning to form around him.
>>1255884
"Ah, one of Charakavin's people. How is he, where's he right now, actually?"
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>>1255936
"Charakavin... did not make it.
He could have run, but... he didn't want to die with his back turned to Anavark. So he stood, and fought, and died."
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>>1255936
"He fought anavarkin in single combat, if you could call a matchup like that combat. He lost his life in the battle. He will be missed. Both by his family and the mistress herself."
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>>1255978
>>1255959
"Ah. My condolences to his family, I wish he could be here with us today, but at least he met an honourable end"

Chatter among the various assembled people continues for a while, but a messenger soon arrives, short of breath.
"The enemy is pushing through, headed this way!"
Sure enough, the clash of steel, the smell of smoke and the cries of battle reach the Palace Square soon enough.

A single round of 3v3 now.
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>>1255990
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>>1255990
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>>1255990
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>>1255990
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>>1255990
:^(
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>>1255990
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>>1255990
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Regular soldiers on their positions are blown apart by powerful enemy magic.
They're coming.
"Everyone, get down!" The High Pontiff yells as he raises his hand, joined by mages around him, to erect a ward - a surge of dark energy crashes into it and breaks it apart, but it was enough to halt it from harming anyone.
"Into the Palace, quick!"
We enter the Palace through the front gate, which is then locked tight. We must defend this place at all costs!
Everyone roll a d100
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>>1256037
I got this
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Rolled 43 (1d100)

>>1256037
Rollang
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>>1256037
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>>1256037
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>>1256037
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>>1256037
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>>1256037
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>1256037
"By the drums of war and the trample of hooves, RIDE. THEM. DOWN!"
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>>1256037
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>>1256037
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Sentinel Prime and the large golems are redirected to defend other locations. Nothing that big can fight inside the Palace, after all.
The gate holds for about a minute or so. On the walls archers, crossbowmen and mages take up positions, but most of those are forced to go inside as well, with the enemy's ranged attacks striking hard, demons flying up to the battlements and dragons being able to reach any location from the air.
A blast sends the gates flying towards us, crushing several soldiers in its path. Arrows and spells fly in both directions in the smoky hallway from the gate to the inner front courtyard. Demons charge through from the enemy side, met by Roggarian,Paitran and Dwarven warriors. In the ensuing carnage many fall on both sides. The High Pontiff and his Temple Knights are there as well, in the thick of it. A dark cloud encircles them - Nikael raises his hand and a circle of light shines through, percing the dark and creating an aura around him to which other knights flock. They find themselves surrounded - those caught in the fog, among whom most of the Praetorians, killed. Lithus Andarak and Trusted Deputy Svenson with the last of his soldiers are in the circle of light as well. Demons charge at them first - a few of the defenders fall, Svenson among them, but they still hold, hoping for reinforcements. Then they come - the Dark Champions and the Dragons, now in Humanoid form. Lithus threw himself at one of the champions - one who'd once born the name "Keres". The lycan berserker found his match, but it was a spear in the side that got him, rather than the foe in front of him.
The circle of light shrank, bit by bit, until it was just the High Pontiff, both hands holding a burning sword, his tome on the ground. He fought hard, showing speed and strength far beyond what a man his age would naturally have in him, but a spear to his leg took him down on his knees and a sword through his back finished him off.

The enemy has taken the front courtyard - we're now holding the second gate, which leads to the palace proper.
Everyone(if you haven't lost all your characters) roll a d100.
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Rolled 80 (1d100)

>>1256170
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Rolled 72 (1d100)

>>1256170
"I intend on seeing those salmon."
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Rolled 53 (1d100)

>>1256170
FAITO
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Rolled 42 (1d100)

>>1256170
At least it can't get any worse right?
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Rolled 33 (1d100)

>>1256170
"I intend to survive this battle thank you very much."
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>>1256170
Draining the Dragonblood potions the Knights of Mor charge into battle as reapers of death and carnage!
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>>1256170
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>>1256170
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>>1256170
Dedalus charges with spear forward, and the Pantheon have mercy on the one he finds with it's tip
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Rolled 71 (1d100)

>>1256200
>>1256170
Save this guy, even if it kills me.
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We steer clear of the gate this time, its flight path after the blast harming no one. This time the Mighty's men, the Knights of Mor and the remaining Praetorians, along with a detachment of Palace Guards, are the ones taking the heaviest losses. For half an hour the Palace's assembly hall, the area before the throne room, is the site of intense fighting. The Dragoncommander's Praetorians have all fallen by now, of the Knights of Mor present only half are left standing, a majority of the Mighty's retainers are dead as well.
>>1256187
>>1256190
By now you've also lost sizable amounts of your troops.

Dreck is doing serious work - his hammer smashes through dozens of lesser demons. He finds himself facing the Dark Champion Keres and after a short duel manages to land a satisfying blow to her head, a crack being heard by all around, as she falls down lifeless.
We're still holding this position! Fight on!
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>1256246
FAITO HARDER!
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>1256246
NOT ONE STEP BACK! BLEED THEM FOR EVERY INCH! FOR ROGGAR! FOR THE PANTHEON AND FOR THE EMPIRE!
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Rolled 62 (1d100)

>>1256246
"I wish I was home studying."
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Rolled 56 (1d100)

>>1256246
"For the future!"
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Rolled 55 (1d100)

>>1256246
Gerard picks up a sword and tries to defend himself, putting on a helmet of any dead soldier near him.

Cerob stands in the back, shooting targets of opportunity.
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>>1256246
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>>1256246
Rest in peace commander Keres.
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>>1256246
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>>1256264
>>1256246
>>1256200
Seriously, save this man's life.
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>>1256246
The Kelroy's cries for battle became unintelligible screams, as he is moving his lance faster and faster trying to make of for the overwhelming opposition"
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Enemies break through and reach our commanders in a rapid rush! Durand Martel is heavily wounded and unconsciouss after a blast threw him to a wall.
>>1256271
You sacrificed your men to save him and bring him back to physicians and priests for emergency treatment.

From the smoke emerges Charles Martell II, looking at the body of his son being dragged away.
"Look this way, cur!" shouts Jackard Tremas, the Marshall of Paitras. The two lock swords - skillwise the Paitran may be somewhat better, but the dark magic coursing through the Dark Champion gives him an edge - dodging to right, he swings his hammer onto the Marshall's shoulder, bringing him down.
Meinolf Nomin, Baron of Rizon, along with a dozen Palace Guards rush to the scene just in time - the Guards carry Tremas away to be treated, while the baron engages the Dark Champion. Though it is far weaker than what his ancestor, the Avatar of Zemel Bereg Nomin, could call upon, Meinolf summons all his latent powers and focuses them into a single strike through a gap in his enemy's armor that brings Charles down.
>>1256273
It's just you from all your men left now.

Elsewhere The Mighty's sword claims another Dark Champion's life. He's seen kneeling down over his corpse and saying something, though you couldn't hear - perhaps it was someone he knew once.
The dark, choking cloud is entering this hall now. We pull back in an organized fashion to the throne room, where barricades have been set up by the Palace Guards.
Everyone roll now!
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Rolled 54 (1d100)

>>1256325
WARDS UP! HOLD BACK THAT CLOUD!
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Rolled 10 (1d100)

>>1256325
"HOLD THE LINE!"
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>1256325
DIGNIFIED
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Rolled 71 (1d100)

>>1256325
"This is not how I expected my day to go."
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Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>1256325
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>1256325
"Get me out of here! I am a scholar, not a street brawler!"
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Rolled 70 (1d100)

>>1256325
Gerard runs around, helping out palace guards fight their enemies 2 on 1, relying on the palace guard to do most of the fighting..

Cerob now starts positioning his crossbow towards any dark champions in the room, knowing them to be targets of opportunity.
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Rolled 78 (1d100)

>>1256325
Dedalus tries to fight defensively now. Time is of the essence, and he wants to witness either the renewal of their age, or the falling of their own,
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>>1256330
You and Anders were pushed back to a wall by a dragon in lizard form. You tried to rush him, but he twirled around like a snake, his spear blocking your hit and then stabbing Anders in the gut. You closed the distance, finally seeing an opportunity, but he simply extended his hand and blasted you with dark energy almost point-blank, ending your life in an instance.
>>1256338
A dozen knights of Juras sacrificed themselves to get you safely away towards the northern wing of the palace, where the wounded are being sent.
It feels like an hour of fighting was spent in the throne room. Many elvish knights fell here and eventually it's deemed that this ground can't be held either - we begin falling back to the northern wing. We enter a large, beautiful garden, the "backyard" of the palace. To the east is a chapel, to the north a tall tower, between them the rear gate of the Palace, from which reinforcements flow to our side still.
The night sky above us shows some of the stars as the only natural source of light. This garden is a place of tranquility, but bloodshed will come to it very soon.
Everyone, roll.
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Rolled 36 (1d100)

>>1256394
Death or Victory!
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Rolled 22 (1d100)

>>1256394
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Rolled 68 (1d100)

>>1256394
"A shame. This garden is a beautiful place. That it be marred by war is a tragedy."
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>>1256394
"Fight me Migthy!"

"Father, we're fighting the Anavarkists, not the Migthy."

"Fine! They're heathens too! We'll deal with the Migthy later. Fight me Anavark!"
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>1256394
DIGNIFIED HARDER
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Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>1256394
Gerard continues to help the nearest palace guard, and should the opportunity arise, give last rites to a fallen soldier nearby.

Cerob attempts to reach the highest point in the garden that is in our hands and a fair bit behind our lines to take shots from.
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>>1256394
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>>1256400
Dreck is faced by Warlord Charron of Flamkor - the two demons duel for a while before a blast sends them flying in opposite directions, hurt, but not dead.
The dwarves, being the ingenious fellows they are, brought in a few small cannons through the rear gate and into the garden - seeing two demons next to each other they blasted them.
>>1256406
Less than a dozen Knights of Juras remain alongside Jarreck and his daughter. He's got a knife sticking out of his left thigh, his daughter notices as he himself feels nothing.
>>1256408
Baron Nomin claims many demon heads as he, Gerard, Dedalus, Vrita and the Palace Guards hold the center.

With a source of reinforcements at our rear we're holding this ground for now. It's two hours until dawnbreak at this point. King Nerudius was wounded and sent to be treated. The Mighty has, by now, lost all of his retainers as well as his helmet.
Everyone (still alive) roll!
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Rolled 41 (1d100)

>>1256475
ROGGAR
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Rolled 93 (1d100)

>>1256475
"Damnit this fight is severely cutting into sleep time. Damn it all."
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Rolled 32 (1d100)

>>1256475
"No.. grave .. will hold us!"
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>1256475
FOR MOR!
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Rolled 48 (1d100)

>>1256475
Gerard starts fighting in the center, attempting to hold it, however he dares not fight alone and instead fights with a buddy to do most of the work for him.

Cerob, seeing that Gerard needs all the help he can get, shoots whoever Gerard is fighting.
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Rolled 84 (1d100)

>>1256475
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Rolled 36 (1d100)

>>1256475
"Behind me father! You're injured."

"This is merely a flesh wound! I can still... Hey! Let me go, I am not leaving I say!"
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Dreck looked around for Charron, but couldn't find him. Instead, he and the Knights of Mor faced dozens of Flamkor warriors - demons against demons, though outnumbered, our side proved stronger, killing many of them. By this point non-demons are most of the enemy's forces - lizard, dark elf and black orc elites mostly.
>>1256484
You find yourself shoulder to shoulder with King Haraldson. A Dark Champion throws himself at the Norse King - his shield hold the enemy's strikes at bay, giving you opportunity to hit from the side, taking the unknown combatant down.
>>1256497
Cerob takes an arrow in the left shoulder.
>>1256482
Aimer's taken several light wounds by this point, slowing him down.
>>1256487
Dedalus is bleeding in at least two places.
>>1256518
The dragon with the spear faces you - you exchange some blows, but he is faster, stronger and more ruthless - he lands two hits on your armor, and one in the gap under your left shoulder. Several elvish knights come to aid you, distracting him for the moment.

An explosion is heard as the dwarves' gunpowder barrels are hit by the enemy. In their place norse reinforcements come in from the rear gate, providing much-needed archer support. We still hold the garden, though we are being pushed back slowly towards the tower.
Rolls, lads. If you want to send a character of yours to be healed, say so.
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Rolled 5 (1d100)

>>1256560
"While I would like to sit this out I am both uninjured and doubtful the enemies would leave me be. I shall press on."
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Rolled 35 (1d100)

>>1256560
Cerob, runs off to get the arrow removed and hopes to get back in the fight as soon as possible.

Gerard, with a helmet on, now attempts to pick up a shield that may be near him, fallen from a dead soldier and have that aid him in fighting.
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Rolled 67 (1d100)

>>1256560
ROGGAR HARDER
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Rolled 97 (1d100)

>>1256560
Dedalus retreats to be treated. He is the last centaur standing, and dieing heroically in fight is no the same as dying stupidly due to blood loss.
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Rolled 49 (1d100)

>>1256560
Death and Blood!
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>>1256560
Lingnu: "Hand me the Sword of Juras, time to see what this weapon actually does."

Elina supports her father as they both limp to the rear, looking for a healer
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>>1256572
You and Stollin were approached by another Dark Champion - you tried the same tactic, but he was too strong, too fast - the Norse King's head was cut off with a smooth slash, while you are on the ground, bleeding, but not yet dead. The Mighty's there, picking you up and throwing you over a shoulder, running some distance and leaving you to some priests to take you away.
>>1256576
Gerard is caught in a blast that sends him flying, falling to the ground unconscious.
>>1256582
You are swiftly treated by a priestess of Drana
"You're good to go if you want to try it"
>>1256589
You rally the remaining Knights of Juras to yourself. Battered from a powerful enemy attack, Paitrans and Palace Guards also join you, recognizing the fabled sword in your hands.
Elvish and dwarven reinforcements help relieve the situation
An hour to dawnbreak - the fighting is not over!
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Rolled 59 (1d100)

>>1256615
Gerard is hopefully dragged away by someone to the medical bay.

Cerob, once he's healed, gets back into the action and starts firing from a distance.
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Rolled 78 (1d100)

>>1256560
>>1256589

"Gods damn it Lingnu, your a scholar not a soldier!"

Barnabas raises Fleshseeker as he and his knights go to support the Councilor.
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Rolled 56 (1d100)

>>1256615
FIGHT
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Rolled 36 (1d100)

>>1256615
"Fight on men! Surely it can't get any worse than this!"
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Rolled 3 (1d100)

>>1256615
Fight!
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Rolled 5 (1d100)

>>1256615
"This is getting a bit unpleasant."
I'd like to get healed if I can.
If not try to not die.
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Rolled 3 (1d100)

>>1256589
>>1256643
Dedalus tries to live up to his task as Guard Commander and tries to keep the emperor form being routed.
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Two main centers of resistance form up - around the Sword of Juras and around the Emperor.
Around the sword we hold well enough, but Anavark himself moves towards the Emperor.
>>1256644
You're KO'd.
>>1256653
Anavark cuts you down with ease. The Imperial Guard, Roggarian Kingsguard and Knights of Mor engage him - offering more of a challenge than most others, they might potentially stand a chance against him together, but he has the backing of the spear-wielding dragon and others. The Emperor himself is exposed at one point - acting as meatshields, his guards allow him to be pulled away as the Mighty himself jumps into the fray.
"Anavark you bastard, I'm coming for you!" he shouts
Reinforcements are trickling in for both sides continually.
Choose on which hot point you'll fight - against the more numerous enemy force facing the Sword of Juras or aginst Anavark.
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>1256707
FIGHT ANAVRAK HARDER
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Rolled 25 (1d100)

>>1256707
Assuming Cerob is healed, he will be defending the emperor against Anavark, while Gerard once he gets back to consciousness, will go and support the men around the sword of Juras.
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Rolled 41 (1d100)

>>1256707
Get my personal crossbow involved. Sow discord in the enemy forces, the less resistance they put up, the more men can focus on Anavark.
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Rolled 68 (1d100)

>>1256707
Given that I'm the one wielding the Sword of Juras, my placement is given.
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>1256707
For Juras!
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>>1256740
Dang it.
That's me.
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Rolled 97 (1d100)

>>1256707
"Fight on, against the Dark Hordes that surround us."
Barnabas and his knights are still supporting Lingnu.
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Rolled 75, 27 = 102 (2d100)

>>1256707
Dreck will challenge Anavarak while High Shaman Shimeon will support Lingnu
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You overhear Anavark speak to the spear-wielding dragon, referring to him as Ulanxir. The two of them are furies on the battlefield - Aimar Erden and numerous dwarven warriors are killed in the melee after The Mighty is pushed back, while from a range Blog and Cerob are killed. The Knights of Mor are down to just to eight, seven of which are juiced up on dragonblood potions.
Dreck engages Ulanxir 1-1 now. So far both have dodged or blocked each of the enemy's attacks.
Lingnu's formation is holding - High Shaman Shimeon is wounded, but Barnabas and his men are fighting very well.
The first rays of light are showing from the east...still we fight!
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Rolled 90 (1d100)

>>1256814
DEATH!
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Rolled 39 (1d100)

>>1256814
"And so Juras blesses us.... Onwards, men!"
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>1256814
Gerard, assuming he's woken up from being Unconscious, goes and attempts to help the Sword of Juras formation.
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Rolled 15, 35 = 50 (2d100)

>>1256814
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Rolled 29 (1d100)

>>1256814
"Destroy the fiends, do not yield brothers!"
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Rolled 76 (1d100)

>>1256814
REEEEEEEEE
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The enemy's numbers are declining - no more than three Dark Champions are left standing out of what must have been over a dozen at the beginning. Almost no demons left either, they now rely on others - the Juras line holds well enough for now. Dreck is stabbed once, twice, three times, each in non-vital areas with gaps in the armor. His movement is slowed down, his foe is far faster. Still, it's looking like we outnumber them now and the light is coming! Hope is here! If we press on we can push them away - The Mighty and several others are keeping Anavark engaged.
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Rolled 45 (1d100)

>>1256867
FÌIIIIIIIGHT REEEEE
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Rolled 43 (1d100)

>>1256867
Gerard, assuming he is there, attempts to fight alongside the wielder of the sword of Juras, ensuring they do not die.
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Rolled 27 (1d100)

>>1256867
FOR THE PANTHEON!
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Rolled 79 (1d100)

>>1256867
We are number one!
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Rolled 11 (1d100)

>>1256867
"Push them back, in the name of Juras!"
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Archmage Anodis emerges from the tower on the end of the garden along with several other mages - each of them is giving off an aura of light - they concentrated their power into a single ray that channeled the rising sun's force, blasting Ulanxir away.
"You've done enough, son - get out of here" Anavark says as he strikes down another Knight of Mor.
This is it. A new batch of demons have arrived, led by Charron, pushing us hard. It's make or break now.
3v3 to decide it
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

>>1256934
>>1256934
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Rolled 57 (1d100)

>>1256934
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Rolled 97 (1d100)

>>1256934
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Rolled 20 (1d100)

>>1256934
Sorry.
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Rolled 72 (1d100)

>>1256934
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Rolled 60 (1d100)

>>1256934
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Rolled 7 (1d100)

>>1256934
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>1256934
Mem
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Our entire force rallies to one shieldwall, protecting the way towards the Archmage's tower.
"The way to the Pillar lies inside." He tells us
"Its power strengthens our magic for the moment. We can do this!"
Indeed, the Pantheonic mages around us feel stronger than they've been in a while.
Anavark gathers his own forces to himself - they charge, crashing upon our line. The Dark Dragon clashes swords with The Mighty once more in the center - the rest of his forces are falling to our blades one by one, though!

"PUSH ON!" Yells the Elvish King as he leads a counter-charge
final 3v3
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Rolled 43 (1d100)

>>1256987
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Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>1256987
Come on dud
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Rolled 42 (1d100)

>>1256987
TRIED SO HARD
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>1256987
Gerard Charges into battle
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>1256987
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Rolled 36 (1d100)

>>1256987
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89vs196
The Mighty's strikes hit the empowered dark armor that protects Anavark's lizard form. With incredible speed, the Dragon hits the mighty's unprotected head with the pommel of his large sword so hard, the Barbarian King is knocked to the ground - extending a hand to cast some spell, the dragon puts him to sleep.
The enemy's renewed assault pushes us back - we enter the tower and from there the stairway leading down into a great chamber where the Pillar of Heaven lies. It is a column of pure light, glowing dimly, from the floor to the ceiling of this underground vault. Few mages are left to attend to it, everyone else is fighting to prevent the enemy from reaching it.
3v3
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Rolled 87 (1d100)

>>1257014
AND GOT SO FAR
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Rolled 9 (1d100)

>>1257014
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Rolled 43 (1d100)

>>1257014
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Rolled 21 (1d100)

>>1256993
>>1257014
REEEEEEEEE WIN!!!!
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Rolled 26 (1d100)

>>1257014
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>1257014
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Rolled 88 (1d100)

>>1257014
mem
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Rolled 49 (1d100)

>>1257014
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The ground above us trembles from the footsteps of something - Sentinel Prime, breaking through the walls to get to us along with a number of ward golems. The defence of the Pillar Chamber is holding the enemy back and now we've got major reinforcements from outside coming! It seems like the enemy's trying to pull back and regroup in the gardens, lest they be squashed between two forces - 3v3 rolls to get them before they can do that!
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Rolled 62 (1d100)

>>1257053
Gerard attempts to defend the pillar
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Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>1257053
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>1257053
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Rolled 69 (1d100)

>>1257053
BUT IN THE END
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Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>1257053
HOW LONG MUST WE SUFFER
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Rolled 61 (1d100)

>>1257053
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Rolled 18 (1d100)

>>1257053
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195vs134
Durand Martell and Jackard Tremas woke up and led all the wounded still in a condition to fight forward, hitting the enemy from a third side. Anavark is focused on creating a portal, giving us an opening - we assail his forces and though they hold us back long enough for a gateway to be opened, we managed to reach the Mighty and to drag him away.
Anavark and the remaining forces escaped through the portal, rejoining their army....
We stand in a ruined garden in the backyard of a ruined palace, the center of a ruined city. Most of us fall down to the ground, exhausted.
"Is it over?", you wonder
Perhaps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FkpM4FWa8A
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>>1257110
W E
A R E
N U M B E R
O N E
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Upon hearing of his father's fate, and by extension, that of Jarl Anders, Levos stood exhausted, feeling as if his legs had collapsed and the only thing keeping him upright was his sword, firmly planted in the bloody ground.

"They will pay."
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Noon, the 25th of Stomnis, 725.
Anavark's army has fallen back to Dominas' southern fort, parts of the city near it and its camps on the outside. We estimate it numbers under three hundred thousand by now, perhaps less than half of its original count are in fighting form.
In Dominas we have:
60k Roggarians (40% wounded)
55k Elves (36% wounded)
25k Anglanorse(30% wounded)
20k Dwarves(42% wounded)
75k Paitrans(45% wounded)
The southern, central and eastern sides of the city are in bad conditions. The men are tired, morale is a mixed bag, supplies are holding up for now.
The Mighty has 45k troops in the south, an army of 40k is based in Dorseel at present.

Anavark and at least three other dragons are alive.
Archmage Anodis says that using the energy of the Pillar during the battle has slowed down progress with about a month.

What should we do?
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>>1259336
lemme treat the wounded
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>>1259336
Tend to the wounded, reconstruct fortifications, and make probing attacks at Gordieve and Plenia, see if any Anavarkists are still there. Have the Army of Dorseel reinforce us.
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>>1259336
Rest up and fortify what we hold, get Mighty and the Dorseel forces to link up and cut off Annas supply lines.
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>>1259336
What >>1259345 said.
Vast majority of troops to rest, fortify and look after the wounded.

Also suggest sending what cavalry we can spare to support the Migthy in cutting Anavarkist host's supply lines, killing their foragers and in general being a nuisance.
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>>1259345
Agree with this.
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>>1259345
I shall support this
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>>1259345
>>1259355
Both of these
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>>1259336
this>>1259345
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>>1259345
&g