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Re: Turn #71 - The Rebellion in Aerenwe
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2012, 03:32:57 PM »
Derric Dalen sends some of his riders west together with the Warden forces to help Ser Silvestre with taking the province. The bulk of the cavalry remains outside Calrie to screen and scout.
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Re: Turn #71 - The Rebellion in Aerenwe
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2012, 09:37:11 AM »
WM 10: Crown regent Saender reaches Dhoenel with some knights, musters and mercenaries.

Ser Silvestre marches south into Halried. Once there he joins forces with the Wardens and some cavalry come up from Calrie. Halried has recently seen an upgrade of fortifications, but the garrison is pitiful - almost exclusively militia. Ser Silvestre sends dispatches to Marquis Isilviere - he will force the rebels to surrender by putting pressure on the provincial population.
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Re: Turn #71 - The Rebellion in Aerenwe
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2012, 03:52:12 PM »
"War is not pretty and full of glory. Anyone who tells you it is has either never fought in a war or is lying to you. Or both."

He draws himself up on his horse, shading his eyes from the low sun to get a better view of the deployments around the village and to appraise the readiness of the assigned soldiers. With a single gesture to the man beside him he signals the go order and around him banners dip and twist. In turn section serjeants and corporals turn from the ridge they have been watching and nod to the large man each team has placed before a door and around the village, almost as one, boots and shoulders are put to wood and portals staved in. Troops stream into houses silencing screams with the back of the hand or the occasional stave to the belly and back of the neck. One by one the whole population of the village is dragged forth, gagged and hogtied. When one young lad attempts to make a run for it he receives a back peppered with crossbow bolts for his willfulness.

By the following dawn those same villagers, some of whose fathers, sons or sweethearts are within the fortification outside which he now stands, are staked and splayed on the ground. The Officer grins a wicked grin, to himself, as he listens to their screams start, placed carefully further than the range of missiles and projectiles from within, and with those screams come first the torches on the wall and then the shouts of anguish as they witness their beloveds threatened with suffering. He turns to his adjutant.

"Give them one hour of this display, then send the polite request for their surrender. If they don't then we start upping the pain and ask them again later."
« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 03:54:35 PM by Ghieste & HOT/GH (Matt) »
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Re: Turn #71 - The Rebellion in Aerenwe
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2012, 06:30:08 PM »
Ghoried hastily reched the Dhoenel's castle just with his personal guard and a small group of officers and knights. The rest of his newly arrived units were ordered to join an already established camp outside the city walls.
As he passed the gatehouse, Ghoried yelled at the soldier in Isilviere's colors I need to see Marquis immediately. Where do I find him? He turned to one of his own officers, and with much calmer voice continued Send a dispatch to Derric Dale, whether he's in contact with someone from the Queen's army or not. If there's still someone alive and fighting, I need to get into contact with him/her. Also try to check temples of Nesirie, the clergy might be aware of Calrie's defenders fate ...
« Last Edit: April 01, 2012, 06:35:55 PM by Roesone/SG (Shido) »
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Re: Turn #71 - The Rebellion in Aerenwe
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2012, 09:23:17 AM »
Lord Saender is given a quick update on the fall of Calrie. The treachery from within and the death of the Queen. How the city fought on until the last, with ETN templars, Royal Army and citizens fighting side by side against the attackers even as the banners of Ardai and Bellamie flew above Caer Callin. How Marlae arrived with a large Osoerdan army, struck Ardai/Bellamie's colors and replaced them with the Unicorn of Aerenwe.

There is some confusion regarding the fate of the rest of House Swordwraith. The Wardens continue to fight and have joined Roesone's forces. The Royal Army is no more. Same with the Royal Navy. The ETN has been crushed and it's temples looted. Or so they say.
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Re: Turn #71 - The Rebellion in Aerenwe
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2012, 11:21:41 AM »
"Marlae dared to use a banner of Arenwe, the same symbol she helped to take down? How insulting! If there's no royal army left, we will be the army! I want to see Aerenwan banners to flee next to ours. And spread the word that it's not some guilder from Roesone, but Teried Swordwraith, in whose name was this army raised, to free the land of his ancestors."
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Re: Turn #71 - The Rebellion in Aerenwe
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2012, 03:50:47 PM »
When the biggest turmoil and bloodshed after fall of the city calms, surviving ETN priestess and priests emerge from hiding and start doing their duties again. So many bodies to bury, so many graves to consecrate, so much pain to ease. They try not to cross path of the occupying soldiers, but dead and wounded to tend are between them too. So the most brave amongst the clergy take the risk.

Body of killed queen is received from osoerdan officers and taken to one of the intact shrines where it is tended to and prepared for proper ceremonial burial. Those citizens who dare are allowed to see the body and part with queen and pray for her soul there.

One morning, people in the city see that the ancient Great Lighthouse, recently repaired and put to work, has turned all black, save for the light at the top. As a towering memento for all dead, it will remain so for the whole winter that is coming.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2012, 04:00:16 PM by ETN/Maire Cwyllmie (Libor) »

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Re: Turn #71 - The Rebellion in Aerenwe
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2012, 01:04:35 AM »
"A gentle hand, Captain, a gentle hand," Marlae chides brusquely as she passes men-at-arms attempts to maintain control of one of the various food doles that have been established through out the city.

"Do not do to them that which you would not see done to an Osoerdean.  They have though more enough inflicted upon them by friends and foes of late," she says before continuing with the inspection of the city, her guard shadowing closely.  She looks to her left slightly before addressing one of the knights around her.

"Ser Daenel, I have heard that Marquis Isilviere has heavily pillaged Dhoenel - at least all that he could reach.  And that the Ghiestens engage in more barbaric mercenary behaviors.  The Eastern Temple of Nesirie inspired peasents to rise up against armed professional soldiers whose forgone conclusion was a complete bloodbath. Armies raised in the name of Teried or Saender or Daerin or...I suppose it matters not," she is interrupted by a courier whose dispatch she reads.

"Blessed be the All-Father, this is excellent news! We return to Caer Callin," she says before spinning back towards the castle proper.
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