The men of Vastov Minor stand up and their faces show only pure joy at seeing you. "Forgive us, sire, we did not dare to hope. Shall we open the gate?" As one of them begins to move the Knight of the Order shakes his helmed head. "You are King Valorian? We would politely request that you come and meet with our Captain." The Klassvid guards speak up, "Is that really necessary, Vagner? The King is clearly a force for good in these days, we do not need to have him questioned." The burly Order Knight, Vagner, looks over to his comrades who offer no response as he nods,"Very well, open the gates." The soldiers of Vastov Minor run and scramble, pushing the levers and pulling the ropes until, eventually, the massive gate in the wall opens. Your army files through quickly and the gate is closed behind them. Once the gate is secured again you look at the Order Knights and,>A) I would like to see your Captain>B) What are you doing here?>C) Talk to the Vastov Minor SentriesThread History: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=king+of+men+questTwitter: https://twitter.com/KingValorianGame Information: http://www.komquest.net/Ask.fm: ask.fm/KingValorian
>>41483065>Talk to the sentriesFluff it as reuniting and inspiring our subjects, get info on these Order people meanwhile. What are they doing here, and for how long have they been here? How many of them are here? Why?
>>41483065>>B) What are you doing here?>A) I would like to see your Captain>C) Talk to the Vastov Minor Sentries
>>41483065>>A) I would like to see your Captain>>B) What are you doing here?
>>41483511>>41483530You walk up to the Sentires and they bow their heads to you in reverence, "Noble sire, it is a great sight to see you here in our lands." You nod and offer your appreciation for holding this wall. "Tell me, these Order Knights, what are they doing here?"One of the men speaks up, "Sire, we were pushed to extreme circumstances with those monsters in the south. The Order approached us and was kind enough to offer us military protection and the services of their foremen, to construct this great wall and leave a small defensive force here to ward off any attackers."You nod, "And, what do they get in exchange for this?" The man sighs, "Access to the gold and jewel mines to the north of the nation. It....was not relevant for us, sire, we couldn't maintain them or draw anything of value while we were fighting for our lives." You nod and look at the Order Knights."You, I wish to speak to your captain." The Knight nods and sends one of his brothers as he keeps watch over you. Ten minutes later a horse rides up and the rider dismounts, scaling the wall quickly as he approaches.It is a young man, with rings around his eyes from exhaustion, "Ah, and you must be King Valorian of Vastov. Welcome to Klassvid." You nod, "Thank you for meeting with me, Captain, tell me...">A) Is this how you treat nobility?>B) What are you doing here?>C) Write-in
>>41484162>>B) What are you doing here?
>>41484162>>B) What are you doing here?>Nigga this is my ancestral land and I show up and you bitch asses be Raping my gold and jewels away from me
>>41484162>C) I am deeply greatfuk that you have defended my countrymen in their time of need. This truly will bring our nations closer together, and I will have to think of some way to repay you once I push these heathen Zestreid from my lands
>>41484162>CThank you for helping my people, I will make sure that when I push these Barbarians from my land your order will be re-payed
>>41484322I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or serious.
>>41484311>>41484219"What are your men doing in these lands? I am grateful that your presence has helped repel the Zestreid, however, the situation requires a proper diplomatic event that you are not able to participate in." The Captain smiles wearily and nods, "Ah, of course, good King Valorian. You seek to reunite this land with your own?" You smile, "I do not discuss the will of Kings with common men."Looking around, you gesture for him to follow you and head down the long stairs to your men. Once down there you rejoin with Elsabeth who regards the Order Knight with an impressed look. She whispers, "These men are fearsome fighters. I can tell that they are worth many of our own with their few. Avoid conflict, sire."You nod and smile at the Captain, "So, is there a regional governor? Someone I can speak to on matters of state other than you?" The Captain laughs, "Certainly, if you would like, I can send a message to the Grandmaster himself, it will take four days.">A) That's unacceptable, I'll deal with you>B) Do it, I can wait>C) I have better things to do, (go to the capital city of Vastov Minor)
>>41484602>>C) I have better things to doVastov MinorWe can deal with these assholes after the war
>>41484602>>A) That's unacceptable, I'll deal with you"I have a war to win good sir, time is of the essence."
>>41484602>A) That's unacceptable, I'll deal with youthank god, for a second i got scared and thought i missed the thread of my new favorite quest.
>>41484872>>41484654>>41484684"I have a war to win, Captain, withdraw your men from the capital at once, I will deal with you and your ilk in short order. For now, I will visit the city" He smiles sadly and nods, riding off with his agents as you mount up and ride towards the massive city nearby. It is easily three times or twice the size of Cernorian, in sheer area. This city is a jewel, its buildings are pristine and well kept, and when you approach the gates swing open nearly instantly.Your army marches in and people gather around from all sides, cheering and welcoming the arrival of a proper King. As you march down the main road you see groups of Order Knights, arms crossed, glaring at you from various pockets and corners, but you ignore them for the moment. You arrive at the Palace in the center of the city and are welcomed by a large crowd of citizens and, at the top of the stairs, a frazzled looking middle-aged woman with frizzy red hair."Welcome, King of Vastov. I am Duchess Natalia of Vastov Minor." She bows her head, hair bouncing wildly as she does so, before you dismount and greet her. "Thank you, Duchess," you recognize the strange title, it was one taken long ago by the people of this city for their ruler, since they never wanted another King but the one in Vastov. Now, it seems, it is time to get back into the fold for them.>A) Demand to see the legendary spear first things first>B) Be polite, converse, and be cordial>C) Be businesslike and assess the situation of the city and land, in regards to the war>>41484872[Thanks a lot man, glad you're having fun]
>>41484944>>C) Be businesslike and assess the situation of the city and land, in regards to the warwe can be more formal and whatnot later.
>>41484602>A) That's unacceptable, I'll deal with youWe can discus how they will help us in our war to retake these lands, or lose all rites to the mines. Keeping a defense here, and they get a % of what the mines produce. Seems more than fair.
>>41484944>B) Be polite, converse, and be cordial>C) Be businesslike and assess the situation of the city and land, in regards to the wartalk about the spear in private later.
>>41484944>>B) Be polite, converse, and be cordial>>C) Be businesslike and assess the situation of the city and land, in regards to the warWe already have the people in our corner, may as well keep them in it.
>>41484944>>B) Be polite, converse, and be cordial>>C) Be businesslike and assess the situation of the city and land, in regards to the war>>41484979We would talk to the Grandmaster about the mines not some Captain
>>41484944>C) Be businesslike and assess the situation of the city and land, in regards to the war
>>41484985>>41484979>>41484977"Duchess, it is truly wonderful to see my lost subjects, however, time is a pressing factor, and I am in dire need of an update on the current events." She nods and steps back, gesturing, "Yes, of course, sire, please." The two of you step in, Elsabeth keeping close to your shoulder. Once inside, a beautiful table sitting in an ominous looking room framed by tall statues of regal figures. You look around at them in a brief moment of wonderment as she sits down and offers you a seat.Once seated, she begins, "Sire, things have become worse and worse with each passing year since the Raiders have advanced against us. Our scouts have informed us that they wield tremendous weapons of warfare, things that can pierce the wall. To stop them from doing so, we have paid the Order direly for their support." She sighs, rubbing her neck, "I must admit, sire, we thought the royal line dead. The army has been reduced to a shadow of its former self, but, despite that, we have continued to innovate and learn."She goes over to a cabinet and opens it, presenting a strange wooden object with a miniature bow strapped to the front of it. "This, sire, is a crossbow. The engineers in our city have designed it, we learned from the Order who uses this with nearly all of their men, even a peasant can be deadly armed with such a weapon, though they are difficult to craft. We possess many, would you like us to give you what soldiers we have with these?">A) Accept Vastovan Crossbow [Elite National Unit]>B) Decline, keep them to guard the city
>>41485508>>A) Accept Vastovan Crossbow [Elite National Unit]
>>41485508>A) Accept Vastovan Crossbow [Elite National Unit]We will return them after the war to push back the barbarians.
>>41485508>A) Accept Vastovan Crossbow [Elite National Unit]
>>41485508>A) Accept Vastovan Crossbow [Elite National Unit]There's no way it'd be able to defend the place without us
Once we have the cities finances in order, having a new income and decreasing corruption, we can hire some more maven warriors, and purge the lands of the raiders. Atleast enough to reclaim a few key fortresses we can hold them off with while we train/hire the reinforments.
>>41485573>>41485553>>41485541"If it can do what you claim, then I would be honored to have them in my ranks. I assure you, once this war is over I will do whatever I can to keep you safe." She smiles and nods, "Thank you, sire. I assure you, that once this war is complete, and you have reclaimed Lost Vastov, that I will be more than happy to return our land to the greater Kingdom."You nod and exchange terse pleasantries with her, being certain to keep everything relevant to the conversation before leaving. A messenger was sent, and by the time you exit the palace you see a group of one hundred and fifty men, armored with a breastplate, helmet, greaves, and each carrying a tall crossbow on their shoulders. They salute you and join the ranks of your soldiers.[Stats are up, and I think you'll have fun with these guys. Bonus glory to the man who posts those stats in the thread.]That done, you arrange with the city to gather information about its population, economics, and the rest and then find quarters for your army for the night. Unsurprisingly, it is very easy to find housing, as the city is largely empty of people. You are given a room in the Palace, the best room, and contemplate sleep. It is well past the dawn of the next day.>A) Go to sleep, need to rest for tomorrow.>B) Go investigate the spear>C) Talk to someone (write-in)
>>41485804>B) Go investigate the spear
>>41485804>>B) Go investigate the spear
>>41485804>B) Go investigate the spearArchers:Name: BowmenArms: AverageArmor: AverageMorale: AverageDiscipline: AverageTraitsDistance Fighters: This Unit is the last Unit that suffers damage in combat unless that damage is dealt by another Archer-type Unit.Archers: This unit suffers -1 Defensive Value against all unit types, but inflicts +3 Combat Losses and deals its damage before another non-Archer unit attacks it.Name: Vastovan Crossbowmen [Elite National Unit]Arms: Above-AverageArmor: Above-AverageMorale: Above-AverageDiscipline: ExceptionalTraitsDistance Fighters: This Unit is the last Unit that suffers damage in combat unless that damage is dealt by another Archer-type Unit.Crossbowmen: This unit inflicts +4 Combat Losses and deals its damage before another non-Archer unit attacks it. However, this unit deals its damage after an Archer-type unit.Vastovan Grit [National Trait]: This Unit must be dealt twice the amount of Morale damage to be broken. If it is the only unit to break, it will return at the start of the next combat round.Armor-Piercing Bolts [Elite Trait]: If this Unit chooses to not attack before other Units, it may target a single Unit of the enemy's, reduce it's DV by 3, and then deal its damage.Special Archers:Name: Cernos’ Heartseekers [Elite]Arms: ExceptionalArmor: AverageMorale: Above-AverageDiscipline: ExceptionalTraitsArcane Arrows: This unit inflicts a cumulative +1 Combat Losses on a unit it attacks for each previous turn it attacked that unit.Skirmishers: This unit's Combat Losses are reduced by 3.Storm Arrows [Elite Trait]: This unit may attack up to three units in a single turn by passing a Difficulty 5 Discipline Check.
>>41485840>>41485854You cannot sleep, however, your mind is restless on the mention of the spear. You get up, strapping your sword-belt around your comfortable clothes, and head down with a lantern in the other hand. A long stone staircase, which is kept dry and cool, somehow, leads down a nearly ten minute long flight of stairs.At the bottom a large chamber, carved from the rock with inhuman tools, leading you to believe it was magic, expands around you. This chamber is carved perfectly spherical, creating a hollow orb of stone. And, in the middle of this room, levitates a spear. This weapon is golden, with no embellishments, and floats a few inches above the ground, bobbing calmly amidst its protector.A tornado of winds, rampaging winds, twist around it, visible through the dust it carries, forming a cocoon around the spear itself. You can see, a feel your stomach tighten a bit at the sight, a skeletal hand nearby, severed by those winds. You lick your lips and walk towards it. As you draw near, the cold winds grow more fierce, and you can feel it through your hair and garments.>A) Leave it be, I don't know enough about this>B) Swing at it with the sword, wind counters wind?>C) Just reach out and grab it>D) Other
>>41485508>A) Accept Vastovan Crossbow>>41485745Why? We're on campaign, we shouldn't be getting bogged down in city-management. That and every day we're out here campaigning is another day that the Raiders are organizing themselves, and the Centaurs back home also have to be kept in mind.We need to keep the momentum.
>>41486027>B) Swing at it with the sword, wind counters wind?
>>41486027>C) Just reach out and grab it
>>41485804>B) Go investigate the spear>>41485909Oh lawdy. This I like.
>>41486027>A) Leave it beWe can get more info on it in the morning.
>>41486027> Swing at it with the sword, wind counters wind?
>>41486027>>C) Just reach out and grab it
>>41486195>>41486076You draw your sword and swing at it, finding no winds emerging. It seems you cannot draw the wind forth from the sword at will. Thus stumped, you just reach towards the spear. The winds rush up your arm and you feel a sharp intense pain as it does so. Blood is drawn from your hand from a long shallow cut, and soon it begins swirling around the spear.However, as the blood surrounds it, the winds weaken and die down until, finally, they stop, and the spear simply hovers unprotected in front of you. >A) Grab it, it's my rightful claim, plus we need the help to win this war.>B) Now that I can get at it for sure, let's leave it until I can study it
>>41486340>>A) Grab it, it's my rightful claim, plus we need the help to win this war.
>>41486340>A) Grab it, it's my rightful claim, plus we need the help to win this war.this will make a decent gift for a hero, that is loyal.
>>41486340>A) Grab it, it's my rightful claim, plus we need the help to win this war.HAIL THE STORMLORD KING
>>41486375>>41486376>>41486381Better than leaving it unprotected.But we should notify the Order at first light, otherwise this will semi seem Like we stole it?
>>41486340>A) Grab it, it's my rightful claim, plus we need the help to win this war.Do we know how to use a spear?
>>41486420Why would we tell the Order? They have no right to it, this isn't even there city.
>>41486420nigga the order doesn't own this, this is our property.Hell most of our relics can be used as gifts, and since we are a king relics will flow to us like money.
>>41486420The Order has warriors here to secure mining rights to the north (essentially).Which isn't really illegal or underhanded, but definitely will want to be having a chat through diplomatic channels when we've dealt with the Raiders.But yeah, the Spear is ours by right.>>41486422Put the pointy end in the other guy?
>>41486376>>41486375>>41486381You reach out and grab the spear. As soon as its weight is in your hands you feel your eyes rolling back into your head and collapse onto your knees. As the stone ground rushes up to meet your face the spear burns warm and holds you upright through its rushing strength. A male figure, whose outline is merely suggested by the wind, stands in front of you, both there and not at once. It speaks in a deep voice, "To you who have taken this spear, know that you now carry a great weight, for none but the blood of Cernos may wield such a weapon. The price of this item is more than can be known, and while it speaks to your blood, it is of unimaginable destiny. For the Fate of this weapon is heavy, and you must now bear its burden." Its message delivered, the figure vanishes and strength returns to your limbs. You stand again and sheathe the sword, the spear feeling nothing different from a standard spear.You return to your room and as soon as you can, hit the sheets, exhaustion overtaking you.~Dawn of the Fifthday~A knock on your door rouses you, "Sire," the voice speaks, "News, your Majesty...the Grandmaster of the Order has arrived, suddenly, and wishes to speak with you." You stir immediately, dress as quickly and best as you can, as Elsabeth joins you from the neighboring room.The hall wherein you met the Duchess last night is now filled, completely flanked, by Order Knights, each holding swords as thick as your thigh, and some of them have eyes that radiate golden light. At the table sits a burly older man, his short white hair and white beard, along with the eyepatch he wears, marks him as a figure not to be trifled with. His armor is ornate and filled with insignia and holy marks of Thusk.You approach and he stands, "Ah, finally, the much-rumored King Valorian." You politely nod your head as he offers you a hand.>A) Take it, be cordial>B) Refuse, be aggressive>C) Take it, be friendly>D) Write-in
>>41486718>>A) Take it, be cordialbe guarded but polite, maybe good things can come from this.
>>41486718>>A) Take it, be cordialMan These niggas are gay
>>41486718>A) Take it, be cordialwhats the info about the spear agian?
>>41486718>A)Let's pretend we like these douchebags for a second.
>>41486718>>A) Take it, be cordial
>>41486718>A) Take it, be cordial"Your wife is a murderer."No? Wouldn't go down well?
>>41486718>A) Take it, be cordialWhile our sovereignty has been infringed, and we may one day come to face these guys in war, they have protected our nominal citizens. They at least deserve politeness.
>>41486795To be fair this whole place wasn't securely our territory, and it's not like the Order are making territorial claims.
>>41486828Really they were helping us. We haven't had any contact with this region for generations they did nothing wrong
>>41486871Yeah, but we need to be firm or these ass hats might just try to take Vastov minor from us
>>41486904True we need to stay assertive
>>41486871>>41486828>>41486795actually from what the old lady told us, they have been slowly taking land (no clue if they will even give it back, since what they took is essentially printing money for them), and knowing the murder plot of our father it is safe to assume they were trying to conquer us.
>>41486964You mean the duchess?
>>41486964Look, they may be aggressive but they will also totally demolish us in open conflict.We need to project a strong front but we can't possibly afford to compete with guys yet.
>>41486995no the old lady that pointed us towards the manor and told us about the magical spear that ties our destiny with something.>>41487004True, just saying they weren't doing that shit out of the kindness of their heart.
>>41486964Really if all they want is the gold and jewel mines I would be happy. These guys are way stronger than us and we are surrounded by a bunch of glowy god soldiers
>>41487004We will really need to up the anty in heavy armor and weapons to even stand a chance. Right now our only viable option to fight them would be our mages.Other options include changing our spearmen into pikemen. But i guess that will require upgradeing the trainning grounds more.
>>41487062they are busy with another war anon (for some reason they are at a stalemate with people that should be pushing them back), and they were planning on taking over the manor since they already set up soldiers and everything, it was only a matter of time before they took over.
>>41486770>>41486745>>41486736You grip his hand and smile, politely, "It is a pleasure to finally meet with you, esteemed Grandmaster." The older man nods and you sit opposite him. "I heard of your arrival in Klassvid and sought to meet with you with all haste." You nod and he faces you with a stern look,"I knew your father, Valorian King, and he would never have severed such a decisive and reckless blow to such delicate diplomatic relations as to march your army into neutral territory under our influence and demand that my men yield to your army." He pauses and shakes his large head, "That is truly a careless action for such a young king."He then locks eyes with you, the barest hints of a scowl on his face, "But, I am a merciful leader, and I understand that you have a war to wage, so I will not occupy too much of your time, as I am also engaged in several fronts."The man produces a document, placing it in front of you, "We will forgive your trespass and forsake our right of further conflict, and in exchange, you will yield all land currently hosting my military, from Vastov Minor." The map he shows you, extremely detailed as it is, shows that basically everything more than ten miles north of this city would become his.>A) Refuse>B) Accept>C) Counter offer, write in
>>41487121>>B) AcceptWhat dicks, also Neutral ground this is are fucking city
>>41487121>A) Refusethis basically means we have an army on the door step of the city, and the city has shit that can help support it.Nigga is basically making the place cost us dearly if we accept this.
>>41487121>C) Counter offer, write inHe gets 50% of the yield of the mines for 10 years, no territoryLet's also being up embassies."It's unfortunate that this is the first direct contact we have had. I'd like to propose an exchange of a small unit of land from each of our capitals to the other, with this ground to be considered sovereign territory, for the purpose of building an administrative building for a permanent team of diplomats"
>>41487121>>C) Counter offer, write inYou retain the rites to 50% of profits from the mines on my lands, so long as you maintain the defense of my lands.Or are you so unhonerable as to steal from my family for years, and are trying to tell me to be grateful for giving me what is rightfully mine in the first place.
>>41487269You want foreign troops protecting our people? That makes us look weak and is just asking for a coup.
>>41487121>C) Counter offer, write inYield twenty years worth of produce from the mines at 70%, give supplies from this region to the orders men and army for up to 3 years, and a modest plot of land to be loaned at long term on which to build a fort or tower for future recruitment opportunity's.The land and the people are not really worth that much to them. the mines are worth everything, but due to the logistics problems they are asking for territory. They can't really afford to fight us over this in the long run, even if they win now, he understands making an enemy of us is a bad idea, and is just trying to cow us for now.
>>41487121C."A good offer, but I'm afraid I have little to gain from such a deal. To cede half my lands to you: and to be clear, these lands ARE mine. I recall no treaty or agreement with my father to allow you access to our mines and certainly none with me.Here is my counter: we shall take a cut of your minework on a monthly basis, and I shall defend my realm here on your behalf - surely you would prefer your men fighting an enemy rather than standing guard fruitlessly? Let me take this burden from you and we shall both benefit."
>>41487315Oh, and have the rate from the mines depreciate by half every 5 years.
>>41486964>knowing the murder plot of our fatherGrandmaster probably wasn't in on that. It was his new wife that was colluding with our Count.
>>41487121Can we remind him that this is not neutral ground. That this is VASTOV minor, our land and that they have been dealing with a long lost subject not a third party.
>>41487384no he was, since it would require for him to vouch for the girl to be his heir.Who ever killed our father fucked up his plans though.
>C) Counter-offer>>41487255>>41487269I agree with this. 50% of mining rights for 10 years, no territory.Bump it up to 15 years if they offer military assistance in wiping out the Raiders.
>>41487431This anon is correct, the Grandmaster was clearly advancing several strategies to gain control of Vastov territory.We don't have to fight a war, but fucking with his supply chain down here will really make things difficult for him - I think we could definitely keep our lands and also collect a cut of the mines. In return we gain control of our minor territory
>>41487401this. In what ever plan we give them.and it seems we offer them we own ALL of our lands, and let them keep x% for X years, under us protecting these lands, and they provide the workforce as they have been. And we defend our lands, while they take their soldiers to take on "enemies on other fronts"
>>41487431Did we bring the documents detailing his part in this? i feel a copy of them being spread liberally around the nearby kingdoms if he does not back the fuck down, would go a long way in this situation.Its hard to be called a knight when your reputation is in the shitter.
>>41487525We still have the documents to read back home.we can see what dirt we can use.
>>41487525No we left those behind. And we don't know if the documents are actually that damning, we didn't get around to reading them.Ralero will probably fill us in when we get back.
>>41487121>>A) RefuseFuck you, you god damn vultures, get the fuck out of sovereign Vastov territory! You god damned mercenaries.
>>41487564>>41487525Guys, as much as the Grandmaster is a dickhead, we don't know what they're fighting. For all we know, they're keeping the demon hordes out of Vastov lands.Definitely keep the papers, but let's not use them until we understand matters better.
>>41487401>>41487329>>41487315>>41487255You smile politely at him and shake your head, "I believe, Grandmaster, that such a deal is not in my kingdom's best interests. You have misrepresented the situation, Grandmaster, for this land is not Klassvid, as you have renamed it in an effort to hide the truth. This is Vastov Minor, and it is rightfully my land, held by my stewardess, the Duchess, until such a time as one of my line were able to reunite it. And reunite it I shall. However, your service in protecting and building this wall are not lost on me."As you speak you see the large man's face become redder and redder behind his white beard, "I will allow you to have 50% of the mines' yield for the price of your labor there. However, you will not take sovereign territory from me, I am its rightful lord and master." He slams his hands onto the table, "This is an outrage! Your ancestors left this place to rot, and WE improved it, WE defended it, and now you claim our work!? Watch your tongue, King Valorian, for you do not wish to err diplomatically."Elsabeth puts her hand on her hip, close to her sword, but not on it, as the tension in the room increases by several degrees. He stands up now and sticks his finger straight at you, "You have had several chances to spite my face with every turn, and you have done nothing short of it. You undermine me in La Faresse, you invade my protectorate here, and you shame and humiliate the friend of my nation, the good Count Piotr. Were I certain of your madness, boy, I would think you wished for war! Now, accept the damned terms, or I will make you accept them.">A) Draw weapon, prepare to fight, demand he leave>B) Submit, for the sake of peace>C) Defuse the situation, talk to him (write-in)
>>41487497>>41487431Eleisha's confession from the previous thread:>"I, at the age of fourteen, was sent to the Order of the Tower to receive training from Madame Agatha, a courtesan of the Grandmaster's, and his distant relation from an impoverished line. My father offered to bolster her family's failing estate in exchange for training me. Through his support, she was quickly married into the Grandmaster's home, after his wife passed of mysterious circumstances. And so, I was trained. I learned how to read and write, how to be proper, I was taught what men liked, and most importantly, everything that kings liked.">"When peace was made, my Father ordered me to present myself to the King, not as Eleisha, but as Gerta von Helmut, a member of Madame Agatha's branch of the family. I entertained him and began to strike up a relationship with him. My breeding was sufficient and while the relationship grew, it was suddenly ended after his passing. So, my part in the deal was complete, and I was expelled from the Order's lands back to my Father's home. He was not pleased at the turn of events, and after Count Igor was defeated, he said that he would intend to have you take my hand in marriage."This was the Count and Madame Agatha's (now wife to the Grandmaster?) plot. Eleisha was introduced as a branch of Agatha's family, not the heir of the Grandmaster.TL;DR The Grandmaster probably wasn't part of -this- plot.
>>41487721anon read what the QM siad when asked for clarification.
>>41487720>A) Draw weapon, prepare to fight, demand he leave"Then fight us oh great master of the order, and have a blood enemy in the kingdom of Vastov and be faced with a two front war that you can't hope to defend against and see where your bluster and high talk takes you, I know of your orders attempts to steal my throne! Such disonherable tactics from the so called holy knights of the order is shamefull!"
>>41487720I think now would be a good time to fetch that spear.He will not fight us if he also has to fight all the citizens of this land at the same time. Such a war would make it all worthless.We claim this land by birthright, and we will prove it.
>>41487720C."War? Grandmaster, it seems to me that you mistake my goals - to restore the glory of Vastov and reunite our territory. I have no desire to work against you - not when your Order is already so busy with other matters. I am offering you an alliance, good sir. Pull your strength to where it matters.
>>41487720>A) Draw weapon, prepare to fight, demand he leave
>>41487801We can't fight him we are outnumbered and outclassed. We need to use our brain meats
>>41487720"I shame and humiliate your friend count Piotr? You mean your vassal, who for decades plotted against his lord and plotted to assassinate both me and my father in succession?? You grandmaster, are the one who has committed and outrage"Work this in with whatever else people vote for, I'm busy watching Battlebots
>>41487720>C) Defuse the situation"This is not the time to be making enemies when your lands are so beset already. We are not your subjects, Grandmaster, but Vastov could prove a powerful ally if you treat me and mine with the -respect- we deserve."
>>41487896You mean *my vassal, my b guys autocorrect
>>41487873I am, He knows he can't win a war on two fronts and killing the beloved king of Vastov would not do him any favors under any circumstances. He will have what we offer or nothing at all.
>>41487720>You undermine me in La Faressehow was this exactly?>C) Defuse the situation, talk to him (write-in)I do not invade my own lands. I have chained someone who I have proof was going to betray my family the royal family. And I come here, offering you more than you offered my family. And you call me unreasonable, let us make a deal.And if he acts aggressively we use our new spear, and run him through. How is our current situation?
>>41487869>>41487896>>41487906We could combine these for a pretty effective argument.>he can't fight two wars>he's been working with Piotr, a traitor>This is actually our land, dick
>>41487952Also mention that we are about to launch a campaign to wipe out a nation of heathens and we'd rather not dedicate troops to our fellow faithful, it's his duty not to inhibit us in this coming war and its a bad idea for him to war against someone who should and will d a powerful ally
>>41487943>You undermine me in La Faresse>how was this exactly?Trying to butter up the queen there,It seems our good relations there made him upset.
>>41488013Eh, our nation is fairly secular. (Though I'm in favour of changing that in the future)
>>41487952And if he says no, btw, I say we retake the mines and tell him to fuck off.
>>41488027So basically he doesn't like it that we were gaining power with her, and i have a feeling if we let him he would have strong armed us later on if he ever won the war with what ever he is fighting.Its pretty damn obvious that the only reason he hasn't taken this ;and is because he can't extend his troops too much, especially now that there is a stalemate and anything can tip the favor in his war.
>>41488078We don't want to mention that to a lord of a nation of crusaders
>>41488027Good point. Kind of hard for either of us to conduct overt actions against each other with La Faresse right in the middle of us.>>41487943> I have chained someone who I have proof was going to betray my family the royal family.Excuse you?
>>41488078honestly i like the idea of having other species gods in our region, for peace treaties and shit.Especially since it was shown that our human gods aren't the jelous type.
>>41488107It's not like they don't know. We've been removed from the list of heretical nations, but we're not exactly 'faithful'.
>>41487943>>41487952You place the spear, which you thought to bring with you in your hurry, on the table, holding it in your hand. His men move slightly forward, but he raises his hand, almost daring you to fight. "Grandmaster, I do not believe you are properly seeing the facts. This land, and its people, are mine. I AM descended of Cernos, who founded these lands, and they are my rightful claim. If you wish war, then you shall have it, but it is a struggle that you will not enjoy, for you flag already at present, and with a wolf at your heels and a monster at your front, you will be torn to shreds." You smile and he reduces his anger from full on fangs bared, to simply scowling at you, though he appears confused now,"As for Count Piotr, I am well aware of his actions in my father's reign. These are things I would not bring up in polite company, Grandmaster." The older man coughs and sits up straight in his chair. He grits his teeth, you can see his jaw bulging in frustration as he rises."I will forgive your misdeeds, and return all your holdings to you, in exchange of a promise of non-aggression towards our lands and holdings. And, any political union between you and La Faresse must be done with an Order representative present. Is that a deal?">A) Agree>B) Decline, push for reparations
>>41488152I agree, but Thrusk the Tower is all about industry, war and nation-building. That's kind of what we want, no?
I'm expecting an awesome update from GMWe need something to call him
>>41488178>>A) Agreelet the bastard have his minor victory, we have bigger fish to fry.
>>41488178>A) AgreeKek all it took is to mention his involvement in planning to kill our father.
>>41488178>>A) AgreeAlright tell him we are having dinner with the Queen soon
>>41488178"I agree, but I will choose the Order representative, Grandmaster."This way we choose someone either incompetent or blackmailable.
>>41488178>A) AgreeSure, he did not ask that any union have their approval however. These words should be written down and signed, so they can nicely bite his angry ass in the future.
>>41488178>A) Agree(I'm assuming that there's not going to be an Order representative at every little meeting we have, but for the signing of treaties and such)
>>41488178>ALet's get this shit in writing
>>41488203true he seems like a pretty good god.Also looks like we got our mines back 100%.
>>41488266I am blatantly samefagging my own post because I think we could really make him regret forcing this representative thing.
>>41488178Also we need to ally with La Faresse very quickly, we can only go to war with the order if they attack us first so we can't wait until it's too late to start helping out Queenie
>>41488223not really a victory, basically he wants to prepare someone to one up us and ruin anything we try with her.>>41488281Also doesn't say about locale and the representative.
>>41488334Sure this is a good idea.
>>41488334So this >>41488281 >>41488266 >>41488312 are all you?
Hey, new guys here, what's going on?
>>41488400No no, I was only >>41488266
>>41488317>Also looks like we got our mines back 100%.If that is the case I suggest we extend an olive branch to the Grandmaster. Offer him a small concession on mining rights if we in turn receive a token force of his esteemed warriors to assist us in cleansing this land.Fighting side-by-side now may make it easier to imagine us fighting side-by-side again in the future.>>41488334I disagree. No need to rub salt in the wound, and the representative only has to be present for such agreements. We don't need their approval.
>>41488178>>A) Agreefuck it, they sniff in our business. And we gain full control of our lands, and all the profits as well. Don't mind that.
>>41488439DIPLOMACY, and strong arming a guys.It seems we ended up winning big.Though it seems the order is gonna try and fuck with our diplomacy with the la faresse, and might attack us once they finish fighting the guys to the west.
>>41488439Read the old threads. We are negotiating with a powerful religious kingdom that has been managing a lost territory of ours, we are trying to reclaim it without war
>>41488476He can't really send troops too far, and can't really lose them either.I doubt he would be willing to expend his military to help us out.
>>41488292>>41488281>>41488266"Very well, I am more than happy to those terms. However, I will choose the representative." He waves his hand, "Fine, yes, as you wish. Let us have it in writing!" He claps his large hands together loudly as one of his knights steps forward with a pen and quill, the terms drawn up already. He signs the bottom, and you, after scanning closely for any duplicity, sign it as well. The two of you stand up and squeeze hands, but as you do so, he looks into your eyes, "Thusk Preserve You, King Valorian."Thinking little of it, you thank him as well and his soldiers gather around him. With him in the middle they bow their hands and chant slowly before they all become enveloped in a column of white light and then, when the light fades, are vanished from sight. Such acts of magic are, as always, impressive to you, yet you know that he cannot use it to go wherever and whenever he pleases.Regardless, you sigh a large one, filled with relief as Elsabeth moves her hands back to her side, "That was becoming quite tense, I did not like our odds." You nod and agree with her, resting the spear on your shoulder, before heading out to rally with your forces.The soldiers are busy mustering, and a courier comes to you saying that there is a disturbance with some of the citizenry and your soldiers. This sounds dire.>A) Send an officer>B) Send Elsabeth>C) Go personally.
>>41488510We can avoid this by offering to help in their war with the country we don't know about yet, The Tyranny of whatever
>>41488571>>C) Go personally.
>>41488571>C) Go personally.
>>41488571CTime to let the people see their King in action.
>>41488571>A) Send an officerWe're a King people. We literally commission officers to do this for us.
>>41488736This is a non standard time
>>41488736Usually yes, but we just returned. We must give hope to our citizens, plus i think the order purposely fucked us over here by doing something before leaving.
>>41488679>>41488663>>41488642>>41488597"I'll go." You tell the courier who nods and runs off through the narrow streets. You follow closely on foot, unable to go on horse, but as you do so, he starts pulling ahead, and Elsabeth struggles to keep up, though she maintains sight on you at all times. As you move through the streets, passing between large house and large house, suddenly, one of the doors bursts open, right in front of you.You stop suddenly and seven men, dressed in white robes, emerge, clubs in hands, and start swinging at you. Immediately you raise your spear to defend, and block a few. Then you hear another door open behind you and see, out of the corner of your eye, six more men pour forth, these armed with daggers.>A) Call out for help>B) Fight through the front (Test Swordsmanship [7d10, result of 6 or lower is a success, +2, requiring 6 successes. I will take the first 3 rolls.)>C) Curl up and defend yourself, trying to stall til Elsabeth arrives.>D) Write in
>>41488736Agreed but we just retook our territory in a very high profile way. We need to show this people that we're invested in them.We should also elevate that Valorian Minor lady to a true Count, it will bring continuity to these people and also she knows this land much better than we do.
Rolled 3, 8, 8, 2, 9, 5, 10 = 45 (7d10)>>41488814>B) Fight through the front (Test Swordsmanship [7d10, result of 6 or lower is a success, +2, requiring 6 successes. I will take the first 3 rolls.)
>>41488814>>B) Fight through the front (Test Swordsmanship [7d10, result of 6 or lower is a success, +2, requiring 6 successes. I will take the first 3 rolls.)
Rolled 4, 4, 3, 2, 9, 4, 1 = 27 (7d10)>>41488814>>B) Fight through the front (Test Swordsmanship [7d10, result of 6 or lower is a success, +2, requiring 6 successes. I will take the first 3 rolls.)What betrayal is this?
Rolled 2, 3, 4, 2, 1, 4, 7 = 23 (7d10)>>41488814>B) Fight through the front (Test Swordsmanship [7d10, result of 6 or lower is a success, +2, requiring 6 successes. I will take the first 3 rolls.)Who dares?!
>>41488853Its obviously the order trying to assassinate us, before word gets out of our new deal.
Rolled 5, 8, 4, 3, 4, 5, 10 = 39 (7d10)>>41488814Holy shit, those motherfuckers. Kill those fuckers.
>>41488885How does that make any sense? The Grandmaster and his men could have slaughtered us in that room, but instead leave and organise an ambush from some mooks with -clubs-?That makes little sense.
>>41488965Well their are assassins after us. this is not the first time we have been attacked
>>41488965So... It doesn't look like they did it? Obviously?
>>41488965Multiple Order factions?Maybe this is a false flag organized by some other party?
>>41489003Assassins with clubs?No, this is some sort of mob. Could be religious fanatics or some domestic issue.And how would they know our route? I think this attack is opportunistic, not pre-planned. We have something like a riot on our hands.
>>41489074The courier could have been a traitor he did lead us her
>>41489074Why would they be wearing white robes if they weren't fanatics
>>41488853You immediately swing your spear down, slicing through the neck of one of the attackers. Pulling back quickly, you thrust into the stomach and then chest of another, leaving five standing. Behind you, you hear a voice calling out, "Sire! I'm on the way!" Metal on metal, and then metal through flesh sounds, and you cannot know the victor, though Elsabeth is a capable bodyguard, she is not invincible.On the matter at hand, however, the club wielding assailants start swinging, and you admirably defend them, inevitably, some blows land on your shoulders and sides. The clubs are heavy, and drive the breath from you, but you fight on valiantly. The sound of feet rapidly running up behind you forces you to turn and parry the attacker's dagger with your spear, and seeing the opening, the remaining club wielders charge.However, they never reach you. The sound of a body dropping behind you reaches your ears, and after killing the knife wielder, you see a thin male figure, shirtless and in hide pants, whose hands move like bolts of lightning as his black knives find the necks of the attackers and leave the five men dead in a flash. He turns to face you and you can see a wooden mask, carved with a frightening image portrayed, as he calls out,"King Valorian! I beg an audience!" Before you can speak he hurdles over you and stabs the last men with knives, pulling the door shut so that Elsabeth can see you safe.The thin man bows and as he does so you can see his long thin ears that mark him as clearly inhuman. In his hands, spread out so you can see he means no harm, are the blood-drenched knives of black stone he used to deadly effect.>A) Give him his audience once safely>B) Decline his audience
>>41489267>>A) Give him his audience once safely
>>41489267>A) Give him his audience once safely
>>41489267A. Accept his audience.But first, get to safety, collect the bodies of the assassins and then have him meet us at a secure location.
>The two of you stand up and squeeze hands, but as you do so, he looks into your eyes, "Thusk Preserve You, King Valorian."Hey guys do you think he did something to us?We should study and see what he meant there.>>41489267>A) Give him his audience once safelyDoes his voice sound like the assassin that attacked us?We heard his voice not that long ago.
>>41489267>A) Give him his audience once safely"In good time, friend. But first we must rouse the troops."
>>41489351>>41489349>>41489310>>41489296Though masked, he is absolutely not the masked assassin you saw before. You nod, "Yes, come, let us away to the palace." The three of you return to the palace in short order and once inside he removes his mask revealing fair features and a very slight face. His pointed ears are even more noticeable once the mask is removed. He puts his knives away and bows, "King Valorian, it is my honor to be standing before you! The great King Valorian, long-honored be his name and successful his conquests. I am Thorn Bel'Kaeth, of the Bel'Kaeth Tribe from the far Vy'thren Jungles to the south." He smiles, raw excitement on his face, "Oh great king, I have traveled a great distance on the word of your diplomat who spoke only wondrous things of your name and deeds. Indeed, upon seeing you, it was evident that you were the child of destiny." You smile politely as Elsabeth smirks, and you shoot her a quick look so she acts more seriously. Thorn continues."My people, sire, are simple. Yet I alone was the one who heard the voice of a great spirit, a mighty human mage who bent magic like a tailor weaves cloth. He told me of a descendant, a great human King, whose path would meet with mine. When your diplomat spoke of you, I knew the two to be the same and came to find you with all speed. And here, sire, I am to offer my services. My skill with blades is great, and the spirits heed my calls. I am fierce in battle and blessed with a loyal heart. Will you allow me the honor of serving you?">A) Accept service>B) Refuse
>>41489531>>A) Accept serviceLike I could refuse you when the QM threw you into my face
>>41489531>A) Accept servicenigga met with our mage ancestor, he should be pretty damn old by now.>>41489531Also when did we send diplomats to his people?
>>41489531>A) Accept service
>>41489531>A) Accept serviceOf course
>>41489531>>A) Accept service
>>41489531>A) Accept service"Erhm, how long ago did this diplomat speak to you?"
>>41489587>>41489584>>41489594>>41489599You think he came because of the spear?It was talking about destiny and shit.Also first hero unit get.
>>41489531A. Accept.This doesn't mean we trust him. Lets send him on a couple of bullshit missions until we can verify his story
>>41489531>>A) Accept serviceAsk to learn more about him. Be cautious of him, he saved our life, but that could have easily been just a ploy to get us to trust him faster.And the lands he comes from.
Are we going to war anytime soon?
>"To you who have taken this spear, know that you now carry a great weight, for none but the blood of Cernos may wield such a weapon. The price of this item is more than can be known, and while it speaks to your blood, it is of unimaginable destiny. For the Fate of this weapon is heavy, and you must now bear its burden." >There is, in the bottom of the Great Hall of Vastov Minor, a weapon, a spear that is encased in swirling winds. No man or woman can draw close without the winds harming them. The legend is that it can only be taken up by a "worthy hero", and that it will make his future and fate as the spear, 'straight and unerring in the face of the chaos around him."Any clues on what we just locked our selves into?
>>41489710Not yet but let's also remember that the Khazadite Chieftains daughter said that we specifically don't have a destiny that she can see.Presumably we'll get some leeway in this.
>>41489751Speaking of which once we retake our lands i say we search the demon hole in our mountains to see if the axe is there.
>>41489638>>41489608>>41489587"Of course, Thorn, I welcome you into my service." The joy on the young man's face is unmatched as he grips your hands with his own. His strength is staggering, and you can feel his muscles nearly vibrating with life and strength.[Hero: Thorn Bel'kaeth, Elven Spirit Warrior Gained]"Tell me, though, which diplomat?" He blinks and the nods, "Ah, yes, I suppose it is not very clear about my origins, allow me to explain. I was in the north of my lands, fighting the Centaurs for amusement, as I am dear friend to their warlord and regularly duel with him, whereupon I met a most strange sight, a human. And he was quite eloquent and eager to speak to me when I approached him. I asked him about his master, and he told me of you, sire, and from what he told me, I knew it was same man from my visions." You nod, taking it all into your mind as you gesture for him to follow you.The army has finished mustering, with no sergeants reporting of any unrest in the city, other than what that courier told you. Swearing silently, you ride on. Amazingly, Thorn appears to need no steed, happily jogging alongside your horse without becoming winded. Your army passes through the great gate, and as you do so the captain of the sentries calls out, "Sire! This morning we saw a large body of Raider soldiers examining around this area. When they saw what you did to their garrison they retreated rapidly, presumably to get more men. I am certain they will return!">A) Set an ambush for them>B) Ride out to meet them, head on
>>41489912>>A) Set an ambush for themwe have the perfect ambush tropes
>>41489912>B) Ride out to meet them, head onthey are expecting a seige/ambush might as well catch them by surprise.
>>41489912where can we find his loyalty?
>>41489912>>A) Set an ambush for them
>>41489968Backing this. Let's set an ambush for maximum kill/death ratio.No need for full scale war just yet. If we're smart, we'll drive them north into Order territory.
>>41489912>A) Set an ambush for them
>>41489912>>A) Set an ambush for themwe have crossbowmen and archers. We can whittle down their numbers and retain more of our forces before we get into a fight with them.
>>41490000Thorn Bel'Kaeth, Elven Spirit Warrior [Rank 4 Spirit Warrior Hero, Loyalty: Zealous] A foreigner from a distant land, Thorn appeared and saved us from a rough situation. He is deadly with his twin blades and is a very capable combatant. Combat Actions: [0 Energy] Set Upon Them!: Inflict 3 Combat Losses to any Unit or divided among up to three Units. For each unit destroyed this way, gain 1 Energy. [2 Energy] Roar of the Spirits: Target Mage or Unique unit with a Magical Ability loses that magical ability this turn. [3 Energy] Obsidian Whirlwind: Target enemy unit, instead of adding its DV to the CDV, instead penalizes the CDV of the army by its DV. [7 Energy] Avatar of Zixolhuitlec, the Beast of Slaughter: Destroy target non-Elite unit immediately, then Rout another Unit.
>>41490000[On the followers page. Same as before, glory to he who posts it in thread for all to see and admire.]>>41490064>>41490050"Then we shall give them a good surprise." You pass through the gate into the surrounding wooded lands south of it and begin establishing an ambush. After conferring with your command staff, scouts, and Elsabeth, you have found three plans presented before you.>A) Split the Archer and Khazidite units into two packs, then use the cavalry unit to draw the enemy into a cross-fire. Any who pass through the killzones will be met, firmly, with line and heavy infantry. Thorn will join the front lines.>B) Use the Khazidite units as the hammer in a hammer-and-anvil strategy, forcing them to engage your ambushing front troops before they get stricken down from the rear. Thorn will join the Khazidites.>C) Draw them into a protracted chase, wearing them down, then wear their numbers with bow and bolt, before finally sweeping them away in a surge of cavalry. Thorn will be part of the cavalry.
>>41490271>B) Use the Khazidite units as the hammer in a hammer-and-anvil strategy, forcing them to engage your ambushing front troops before they get stricken down from the rear. Thorn will join the Khazidites.this one has no chance of them escaping.
>>41490271>>B) Use the Khazidite units as the hammer in a hammer-and-anvil strategy, forcing them to engage your ambushing front troops before they get stricken down from the rear. Thorn will join the Khazidites.
>>41490271>Loyalty: ZealousWhat does this mean?
>>41490357It means he is religiously loyal to us
>>41490271>A) Split the Archer and Khazidite units into two packs, then use the cavalry unit to draw the enemy into a cross-fire. Any who pass through the killzones will be met, firmly, with line and heavy infantry. Thorn will join the front lines.This one will result in minimum losses and also will scare shit of the remaining Raiders. Sometimes it's alright to leave survivors, especially if they tell their bandit friends about the slaughter you engineered.
>>41490387just wondering if that can be bad or good.
>>41490271>>A) Split the Archer and Khazidite units into two packs, then use the cavalry unit to draw the enemy into a cross-fire. Any who pass through the killzones will be met, firmly, with line and heavy infantry. Thorn will join the front lines.
>>41490387So long as he believes we're a messianic figure yes.Could be a hard status to maintain in his eyes.
>>41490271The terrain doesn't make it viable now, but such a situation seems like it could work back home with that ambush archer unit on the ask page(ambush in placee, fight, then surprise with Khazadites in the back). Actually, I guess those archers might be fluffed as Khazadites, maybe? Eh, whatever.>B
Okay, well, since I jist woke up but might pass out again soon, I'll just put some stuff here.>Spy in Piotr>Diplomance Centaurs(especially niw that we have Thorn this should go easier, aye?)>Visit La Fayette Queen(The Grandmaster only said unions had to be done with his representative, not every single meeting)>Build fortresse along our border, possibly house specialized Levy troops in them>Start learning magic?(not sure if we can just do that, or if we need someone special to unlock our powers first)>Improve our combat/melee(/archery?) skills>Win the war against Essland and later the Western Raiders
>>41490924This is good but your order is sorta outta whack
>>41490924>>Win the war against Essland and later the Western Raidersnigga they are one and the same.
>>41490947Not in chronological/priority order, just listed them as they came to mind, just the main points/immediate goals right now.
>>41490421>>41490387[This is correct. His loyalty is fueled by our status as the legendary King for him to follow. Should we fail too much we risk losing him. However, so long as we're successful, he'll never let us down.]>>41490339>>41490323>>41490316Your sergeants bow their heads in acknowledgement of your orders, and begin to set them into effect....~Fifthday, Dusk~A group of your scouts return with news. A large host of Raiders, nearly three thousand strong, are marching towards your position. The scouts report that one of the engines as described the old woman, the Volfebuss, is amongst their numbers. The description of this weapon does bring fear to your men's hearts, but you rally them with a show of your strength, raising the spear high into the air and calling out the name of your shared homeland. The men respond in kind and assume their positions with eagerness to do duty to their King.As you sit with the cavalry, amidst the line and heavy infantry, you hear a voice, and looking around, it appears no one else can hear it but you."Valorian Vastov, I know of your deeds in my people's lands, and I am satisfied by the urge to conquer in your heart." The voice, dark and female, fills your ears, "Should you triumph today over these men, I will favor you, and should you worship me as your Goddess, I will bring victory and greatness to you, for the rest of your days. Do not decide now, think..." The voice fades into nothingness as a horn sounds in the distance. The enemy is nearing.[Royal ArmyCAV: 60CDV: 55Conditions:Inspired Leadership [Khazidite Morale to Excellent]Presence of the King [Royal Guard Charge +1]Khazidite Blood Brother [Khazidite Units gain +1 Combat Health]vs[Zestraid North ArmyCAV: 90CDV: 7030x West Sea RaidersConditions:Rowdy: All Morale Damage Taken is DoubledTough as Nails: All Infantry Health is 2, instead of 1](cont with automatic stuff)
>>41491000I don't believe so, just look at the map.
>>41491054>>"Valorian Vastov, I know of your deeds in my people's lands, and I am satisfied by the urge to conquer in your heart." The voice, dark and female, fills your ears, "Should you triumph today over these men, I will favor you, and should you worship me as your Goddess, I will bring victory and greatness to you, for the rest of your days. Do not decide now, think..." The voice fades into nothingness as a horn sounds in the distance. The enemy is nearing.Hello evil water goddes that is also the god of these niggas.
>>41491110>The Goddess of the West Sea Raiders is a cruel one who delights in bloodshed. Her followers no less vicious.Reminder who she is.
>>41491054>CAV 90>CDV 70Dear lord.I just hope we can do some serious morale damage withthe ambush, we oribably can't win in a straight up fight.Do we have any mages with us? If yes, should concentrate them on the cannon thing.
>>41491110>>41491142Am I the only one who wants to worship the cruel Sexy Water goddess
>>41491110...this could work in our favor if the enemy see's that their own godess is standing with them.
>>41491178Mind explaining army combat to me?I'm a bit stupid.
>>41491178They take Double moral damage. If the flank works as planned they should crumble
>>41491187Not really, watery ocean goddesses tend to betray you at inopportune times. The inconstancy of the ocean and all that.
>>41491190they could view it as a challenge of winning back thier gods favor.
>>41491240true, and we shall sake her thirst with their blood. >>41491230just have to know how to navigate the waves man.
>>41491054[T1 Combat: King's Archers FIRE (Inflicting 15 Combat Losses= 7 units dead]King's Army AMBUSHES [Enemy Morale -1]King's Army CAV (non Khazidite) CHARGE [50->71] vs CDV 55 = Morale Damage of 16 x2= 3210 Units ROUTKing's Army Inflicts [71 vs 55= 16] 16 Combat Losses8 Units Die]The enemy army steps into the wooded area from which your men burst. The roar of your soldiers, screaming, "For the King!" fills the air as the large men, each of them easily a head and shoulders taller than your men, try to brace themselves, but to no avail. Your soldiers collide into them with a fire and fury you've never seen before. You ride into the central column with your Honor Guard, smashing Raiders to the ground under your hooves, their blood spraying up your lances.Immediately, a massive host of them turn tail and begin to run away from the rear, seeing the ambush on the front. Nearly eight hundred men die in a matter of moments.[Mid-T1:Mages stand ready to attack Spells available this battle.>1) Fires from On High: Inflict 2 CL per mage unit to target Unit.>2) Strength of Steel: Target allied Unit per mage Unit, gets +1 AV>3) Medicae Inconnu: All CL are reduced by 1/Mage Unit this round against your army.Additionally, the Khazidites and Thorn stand ready at your call.>A) Deploy them in a charge, let Thorn attack on his own>B) Hold for a round][Indicate a number (1-3), and either A or B to give your orders]
>>41491209The higher the CAV and CDV, the better.Morale damage can make units flee, which is good, if more than half flee, that side loses.>>41491215Yup, that's why I'm hoping for a nice blast to their morale.>>41491110>>41491142Not certain it's her yet, but even then, those are rumors, she may be nicer than we thought.I didn't know gods were chill enough to just drop in and chat for a bit like that.
>>414912993A.Minimize our own losses and send in the heavies.
>>414912991>>1) Fires from On High: Inflict 2 CL per mage unit to target Unit.draw em in a bit. 2 >B) Hold for a round
>>414912991AFIRE AND STEEL!!! THEY WILL NEVER SEE A NEW SUN!!!
>>41491274In my experience bloodthirsty war gods are never the right ones to ally with, anon.Anyways we're on the path for a true Sorceror-King, seems out of character for us to join us with OceanLadyKhorne
>>414912993AMaybe have our elites keep their cannon from messing with us?I'd be real giddy if we could capture that thing unharmed.Reverse engineering, nigga, we installing smaller versions, normal cannons in our fortifications.
>>41491409our main god is a god of war man. Why not have the female version to?
>>41491409War Gods require constant warI want to get an idea of how many human lands there are, if there is at least double the number of nations we currently know of I;m down with adding her to the pantheon, Otherwise nah
>>41491409We are not a sorcerer. Didn't chose that at the character creation.
>>41491487We have latent magic. It just needs to be brought out of us.
>>41491487actually we can still become one, but have to find some one to unlock our magic power.
>>41491441>>41491466>>41491487Leo, what quest have you guys been reading?We're part of the greatest human Sorcerer bloodline, partied with Fey, and we have never expressed the desire to conquer other nations, just restore our own.
>>41491487We will be one, our character has incredible magic potential, it'd be idiotic to ignore it.>>41491441Our main god is also a general god of progress and development.He's a war god because war brings progress, as far as we know this goddess is only a war god for the death and bloodshed and violence.I'm satisfied with her favor for now, not voting to worship unless we know more about her.
>>41491536This is King of Men questIf your ultimate goal isnt to become the King of All Men then dream bigger
>>41491536Who is Leo? Also we have magic in our blood but its dormant and the whole party with the fey thing was more a meet and greet than anything else. And given how things seem to be going we might have to warpath soon, assuming things keep going well for us on the homefront. >>41491551This is smart.
>>41491407>>41491348>>41491365>>41491383[T1.5:Mages Unleash: Fires from On High, inflicting 2 CL to the Volfebuss, reducing it to 1 Health.The Order is Given: Khazidite Units charge!Khazidite Detachment CAV: 10CDV: 6Khazidite Detachment AMBUSHES with a REAR CHARGE [CAV 10->20]Enemy Units are Facing Forward, Shields are Disabled [CDV 70->30->10]The Khazidites Inflict [20-10=10/2=5 Units Dead] 5 Units Dead/5 Units]The enemy is annihilated! ]Your apprentice mage unit raises their hands and as one chant out the same spell. Flames dart down from above, unbidden and terrifying on the giants who pull the Volfebuss. All of them but one die, the last one screaming in agony as his flesh peels away from his bones.The horn blasts out loudly from your herald, and your standard is raised high and swung for all to see. With a hellish roar the Khazidites rush from their distant corners, the Bound Hunters sprinting like horses and lunging into the rear of the few non-fleeing men. The Bound Hunters, though smaller in stature, deliver blows that part bone and sinew like a hand through the water. Their comrades soon join, death and destruction delivered at the bite of the axe.The din of battle dies out and hundreds upon hundreds lay dead on the field, a thousand and some change fled, but with the deadly ambush that was unleashed, precious few losses, numbering perhaps fifty in total, were suffered this day.You ride over, quickly, to the Volfebuss and slay the last giant man. The massive engine of war is as grand as described, a roaring wolf shaped barrel and runes of magical origin traced all down the barrel. "Remarkable." You say, looking over the item as your army cleans their gear and reorganizes after the slaughter."Sire!" A scout reports as he kneels in front of you, "The fleeing men are still running from us, yet their speed is unnatural. Shall we push on?">A) Bring the siege engine back to Vastov Minor>B) Have Thorn drag it with your army.
>>41491620>>B) Have Thorn drag it with your army.we have the advantage, lets use it.
>>41491620A.Secure the war engine first. We pretty much executed a flawless victory, so I don't think the Raiders are going to be a threat for at least a few days, if they haven't broken forever.
>>41491620>B) Have Thorn drag it with your army.
>>41491620>B) Have Thorn drag it with your army.we are gonna be wasting too much time, let keep going while the Iron is hot.
>>41491620>>B) Have Thorn drag it with your army.Use the momentum, and take a few key posts. cutting off their supplies, and increasing ours.
>>41491620>>B) Have Thorn drag it with your army.
>>41491620The fleeing ones won't have time to reorganize if we push on now, we have the advantage of surprise and the enemy might fear us because of our recent victory,>Push on, bring the cannon(find out how to operate it)But no need to rush, we can't catch up to the ones fleeing anyway, just take it at a normal place and strike where we can, when we can.
>>41491704>>41491680>>41491665"Thorn! Pull that engine with us! We're going to keep pushing, lads, come!" The elf puts his knives away and grabs the chains attached to the mighty engine. With a brief grunt of effort he pulls what took five giant men to pull, alone. He truly is a heroic individual. Elsabeth rides with you at the front, wiping her sword, "It is a shame, King Valorian, that the battle did not go longer. My Sisters would have been overjoyed to join the fray." You nod, "There will be yet an opportunity, I am certain."The next several hours, well into the night, you trail the enemy movements until, nearly at dawn, your army well past the point of tired and ready to rest, the forward scouts report that they have stopped at a large circular wooden fortress with a tall central building, about two miles ahead. "Sire! The enemy forces are appearing to be regrouping at this fortress. We have asked around the villages, this fort appears to be called Hjertheim, and according to them, we are no more than a day's trip from Hoogstrad. This area is relatively safe, shall we make camp?" You nod and give the order. The men immediately begin setting up tents and grabbing food, not lighting fires. Your scouts fan out to provide a forward warning net.Thorn drops the chains, glistening from sweat, but otherwise not robbed of breath despite pulling the giant engine for what must have been six or seven hours. "Great King! That battle truly was an excellent strategy, though I wish I had a greater chance to prove my strength of arms." You laughs softly, "Worry not, Thorn, I will give you that opportunity soon." He smiles and nods, bidding you good night and running up a tree, disappearing into its heights to sleep, presumably.>A) Sleep, rest for the next day, it will be a busy one.>B) Stay up and do ______? (write in)
>>41491867>>B) Stay up and do ______? (try And speak to the new Goddess)
>>41491867>>A) Sleep, rest for the next day, it will be a busy one.
>>41491867>>B) Stay up and do ______? (write in)study the giant weapon of war.
>>41491867>B) Stay up and do ______? (write in)This goddes siad she would speak to us after the battle, also study the weapon we stole.
>>41491620>>A) Bring the siege engine back to Vastov MinorLet them use it in the fortifications.
>>41491867>SleepWe need the energy.Tell our men to wwake us if something happens, set our magea to find out how to fire the cannon.Don't speak to the goddess, she was likely referring to after we win this campaign, and I don't see a reason tl talk to her now and risk alienating/angering the goddess of our enemies if we don't like hee philosophy.
>>41491867>>A) Sleep, rest for the next day, it will be a busy one.Lots of shit going on, we are going to need to be at our best.
>>41491974>>41491921>>41491945You fight your exhaustion and the pain in your legs from riding all day and wander the camp, dressed in your regal, but comfortable, garments. As you wander out into the field to inspect the massive engine of war, a scent of heady perfume fills your nose. Warm hands touch your shoulders as the voice from before whispers, "It's a truly amazing device, isn't it, Valorian Vastov?" You turn to face the speaker and see nothing, but hear a giggle in the night air."No, no, no, mustn't ruin the surprise. It's a secret, oh mighty King, what would my people say if they knew I was out here, frolicking with another king?" The voice laughs again and you smile, a bit warm around the neck, as you kneel to look at the engine more closely. "You see," the voice whispers, "This is where the torch, which needs a specific set of runes, ignites the barrel and allows it to blast it's hot shot into whatever you need it to." Her verbiage makes you flush more and she laughs, "Oh, Valorian, what a mind you have." You laugh and shake your head.The feeling of hands on your back appears again as she whispers, now, "I can teach your mages the runes, but they lack the proper ability to craft them! What a shame! However, I can tell you a little secret, for being such a great King today." You nod and feel lips against your ears, your eyes forced to close, "The Raiders don't know how to do it either, they have a prisoner, the last of the Earthfolk in existence trapped in their castle. His hammer weaves magic and steel together into a masterpiece." You nod and feel her presence leave with a last chuckle, "Til next time, Valorian King. Don't disappoint me."You head back to sleep, exhausted from your experience, the battle and the night both equally draining.~Dawn Sixthday~The morning is peaceful and your army wakes and prepares itself quickly. Your scouts report the events of the evening. "Sire, news from the fort."(cont)
>>41492138"A group of horsemen have been riding back and forth the entire night between the fort and the south. Each time their trip has become less and less long, so we believe whatever they are communicating with is drawing closer. Our estimate would be that a reinforcing army is coming up from the capital. How do you wish to proceed?"You chew on some of the food prepared for you, dabbing at your mouth before giving out your orders.>A) We march on the fort, we have a friend in high places.>B) We march on the fort, with the strength of our own steel>C) We wait until whatever is coming arrives, and decide then>D) We strike as quickly as possible, seeking to take the fort before reinforcements arrive
>>41492182>D) We strike as quickly as possible, seeking to take the fort before reinforcements arriveeASEIR TO DEFEND FROM A SEIGE THAN TO ATTACK IN ONE.
>>41492182>>D) We strike as quickly as possible, seeking to take the fort before reinforcements arrive
>>41492182>A) We march on the fort, we have a friend in high places.
>>41492221[Looks like the cruise control is stuck, friendo]>>41492226>>41492239"Then we mustn't waste any time! Come, everyone, quick march!" The army scrambles, gathering as much of their stuff as possible and leaving behind a bounty of evidence of your passing as they get into marching order.Your army marches swiftly to the fortress and a lone rider comes out to speak to you. The man, tall and broad like the rest, speaks slowly, "Foreign invader, I know not who you are, or why you torment us so, but we are a peaceful people. I come to you under protection of diplomacy to speak and exchange words, that we may better understand your motives." The fact that he speaks Vastovan is a clear indication of him at least assuming where you are from.>A) Kill him where he stands, parley be damned, set siege>B) Talk to him>C) Other
>>41492344>>A) Kill him where he stands, parley be damned, set siegewe don't parlay with raiders.
>>41492344>B) Talk to him>C) Otherkeep marching tell him to convince us to back down, nigga might be trying to delay us.
>>41492344>>A) Kill him where he stands, parley be damned, set siegeThey are just trying to buy time for their reinforcements.
>>41492344>>C) OtherWe don't kill messengers and we don't waste time, he is now our hostageWe will take the fort and when the reinfocents arrive we can chat
>>41492446This. Killing the messenger is poor form but we have a siege to win.
>>41492446>>41492384Seconded on kidnapping him to talk.
>>41492344>>B) Talk to himI also don't like the idea of killing messengers. If word gets out, makes diplomacy that much harder. And gives others a reason not to send messengers or kill ours.
>>41492446>>41492446Seconded. If there's time we can talk to him as we march
>>41492503>>41492490>>41492446You draw your spear and place the tip to his neck. "Elsabeth, take his arms and slap him in irons." The woman obeys, taking him off his horse and, when he tries to run, Talon sprints after him and tackles him, holding him overhead like a bale of hay and throws him to the ground, tying him up. He lets out a loud call and calls out, "Valorian King! Hail Valorian King!" The army takes up the call as they rush for the nearest copse of trees and quickly fell one, crafting a ram as swiftly as possible. Your bowmen and crossbows begin taking shots up to the wall, their projectiles landing into the defenders, who cower behind their shields and throw rocks with their hands.The ram quickly is taken to the gate, the shields of the Men-at-Arms protecting them from projectiles. The slow thud of the ram against the gate fills the air, but this gate is no pushover. It is extremely well reinforced, and, you suspect, that several large men are holding it in place. A voice drifts through the air and reaches your ear, whispering, "His blood was yours, King! You should have taken it. None the less, I could open that gate for you, Valorian...simply ask me to, pray to me, beg me to open it, say 'Goddess, please', and it will burst open with such force that the brutes behind it will be left in stupor.">A) Ask her to open the Gate>B) I can handle it, let the soldiers open it
>>41492344C) Laugh at him. peaceful my ass hold a part of our kingdom undersiege we shall have his kingdom pay the price in blood
>>41492588C) but where is the Sport in that?
>>41492588>B) I can handle it, let the soldiers open itFlirt with the goddess, say that we won't use her power and will be her equal or some shit like that.
>>41492588>>B) I can handle it, let the soldiers open it"If a goddess you be, then take heart in my works if they please you. If you desire of me more, I must know who it is that I am to address prayers."
>>41492588>B) I can handle it, let the soldiers open itbitch i just met you im not read to commit
>>41492588i chose option C) give them the choice of surrender or we will let you starve.
>>41492588>>41492645>B) I can handle it, let the soldiers open itTell her that would be no fun, and that we must meet her face to face.
>>41492588this is the other god..opposite of the order's god. How do you guys feel about that?>B) I can handle it, let the soldiers open itTell her, we will talk to her, once we actually need her help. We will break this door down by the hands of our men.
>>41492588>>B) I can handle it, let the soldiers open it
>>41492682>we will let you starve.they got reinforcements coming.
>>41492682Their is a large enemy force coming we have no time to wait. Come on read the thread my nigga
>>41492671>>41492658>>41492646You smile to the voice, "If indeed you are a goddess, then let me do my works, and should they please you, then they shall. Should you desire me greater things, then I will know who to come to. For now, I lead through my strength." You raise your spear, "Do not let them withstand you, men, drive with all your hearts!"The Khazidite Bound Hunters rush behind the infantry pushing the ram, at your words emboldened and encouraged, they grab the butt of the ram and rush towards the gate. A few of the beams of the gate splinter, and with two more heaves, the gate is blasted apart. The men behind the gate fall backwards in disarray as they call for arms.Your Bound Hunters rush forward, unbidden and cut the men by the gate down swiftly, retreating under the parapet and waiting for your orders. You conduct the army lay into them with a great fury.The defenders, still shaken from the fight yesterday, rush at your soldiers in a panic and are met with discipline and superior preparation as they are skewered upon spears and swords. The entire fort is cleared quickly and you enter with your entire army.Not a moment to waste, you have Thorn drag the large siege engine inside and order the men immediately begin repairing the gate. Your scouts rush in, "Sire! A great host, easily twice the size of the army we bested, approaches! The have four of the Volfebuss with them, and behind those are troops of torch bearers. They intended to blow this fort to pieces!"Their orders delivered, you prepare to give commands as the air near you bends outwards. You feel this sensation and your horse bucks and rears. The men clear away and, from seemingly nowhere, a massive man appears. (cont)
>>41492864He stands twice your height and breadth, two axes of great size on his back, and the skin of a bear on his back. His beard is long and mixed black and white. One of his eyes are blinded from a wound, but he is none the less fearsome. "I am Bjorn, the Hewer of Men! And I demand single combat with King Valorian Vastov!" Your soldiers brandish their weapons at him and he laughs, "Do not insult me, whelps!" He claps his massive hands together and the soldiers are blasted off of their feet in disarray as he crosses his arms over his chest. Only you, Elsabeth, and Thorn are left standing.The man spits on the ground, "This farce has gone on long enough. You seek to take my kingdom? Then you must take it from me by hand. If you refuse, I will collapse this fortress around your ears and bury you in its wreckage." You dismount and....>A) Engage him in combat>B) Send Elsabeth>C) Send Thorn
>>41492927>>C) Send ThornBest combatant.Sadly I think we would die if we fight this guy
>>41492927>>A) Engage him in combatKING VS KING! FIGHT!We need some kick ass music here man.
>>41492927>A) Engage him in combatDamn i really want to pick C.
>>41492927>>A) Engage him in combatWe should really look to have Thorn train us or something next time we're free.
>>41492927>>A) Engage him in combatAfter we prove ourslef on this campaign we can start sending out champions
>>41492927>>C) Send Thorn"These lands were never yours to take. Thorn, could you remove him?"
>>41492999Man we should have picked the warrior background if you asshats wanted to fight 1-on-1 with big ass magic assholes
>>41492927>A) Engage him in combat
>>41493059Didnt we? Or did we pick commander
>>41492927GM please dont make this match up one thats absurdly hard to win, weve got the magic spear id hate to see us get killed so quickly
>>41493143If we die its on us and the dice. but mostly us.
>>41493143Man we are only a rank 2 hero. This guy looks pretty fucking tough and manly
>>41492927>>C) Send Thorn
(we're in auto-sage, new thread, or continue next time?)
>>41493133>>41493121Commanders can still fight, but yeah i agree on not always acting these battles.Only reason i picked A, was because i feared the fucker would order his men to attack.>>41493143Its all on us, but we do have some pretty good gear.
>>41493218Up to you man, its your baby.
>>41493183Yeah but this is only thread 4, maybe the training wheels are still on
>>41493218NEW THREAD ASSHOLE
>>41493218New thread, but we still have a few hours until we drop off.
>>41493240HAHAHAHAHHA. I would loss alot of respect for king if he gimps this fight
>>41493218NEEEEW THREADIll stay up if you will GM
>>41493275>>41493243>>41493256>>41493239>>41493314[Get 'er done!]