Sunday, December 26, 2010

Echoes of war Gnomes

"everyone knows that Gnomes are the best engineers in the world. I mean we hardly ever use metal in our constructions so we don't have to worry about mining and coal and cave ins and all that other stuff that the dwarfs, elves, humans, and ratkins have to worry about."
-redhead berger, gnome engeiner

"Dos Combs dink dat deys shuch good Lug 'eads when dey cant even make a propa Jak waggoon wit out arguan whose rite an' whose rong."
-Gore Finga, Troll werchef

"We are the gnomeish navy, The High Sea's Expedition Fleet. We represent the pinnacle of Gnomeish technology. Tremble in fear as we are your death incarnate." 
-high admiral Reawen Gnomegard, before the humiliating defeat at the hands of Da Dred Perat Robzya

"The gnomes are really quite arrogant. There favorite letters are G and N, there main city is Gnomegard, They take the city they live in's name as there last, and ,worst of all, they think themselves more advanced then us."
-Franz Pertan, Germarian scholar

"Hey you, who's puny now?"
-Del Forestren, Harvester pilot

Saturday, December 18, 2010

echoes of war Trolls

"Me wife she be sucha bloodie hag
She's shuck an embaresment ta dragz.
I'd wish shed go an jump off a clif
she''s just da kinda person ya want ta 'it."
-a popular troll shanty

"Trolls are repulsive and degenerate beasts.  For example it is impossible to tell their women(hagz) from their men. And to make matters worse some of the troll men dress as women. They are known as dragz and this is an entirely acceptable thing in troll society."
-Thorain Witfin, elf noble

"I don't see 'ow ya squishes can't tell which of ya wez talkin bout when wez sayz ya namez. You re a squishy, da stigz are da same fing as da mushies. Den ders da berdies, da smalaz, da squikies, da furriez, da 'oof ies, da snapiez, an' da crunchies. Oh wait deres da Scariez but dey aint actula dat."
-Gore Finga, Troll werchef

"One thing ya gotta give the trolls is, dat they're berds can come up with some catchy tunes."
-Marlex Foren, Captain of the Midnight Flight raiding party

-Borgotz Puncha, Troll wit docta

"The most unusual thing about trolls is that there machines work. I mean I've cracked open dozens of jumpa roketz, led belcha's, fast led belcha's, Jak wagoons, and even the occasional Terrpeda and I still only have the foggiest idea of how they work. I bet the skull gnomes are helping them too."
-redhead berger, gnome engeiner

"Oi trol eínai mia nomadikí̱ fylí̱ katoikía éri̱mo. Tha eínai psi̱lótera sti̱ synécheia oi ándres kai oi ischyróteroi. Eínai éf̱kolo na tous xegelásei, allá i̱ gnó̱si̱ na sas syni̱thízei tó̱ra an sas piásei."
translation:"The trolls are a nomadic desert dwelling race. They are taller then men & are stronger. It is easy to outsmart them, but knowledge wont get you far if they catch you."
-what the teachers in Stygian Academies say when discussing Trolls

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Battle of Red Gouge beach

The Stygians were masters of the classic world ,due to there hoplites and and Juggernauts, and for 300 years they never lost a single battle. However a large goblin warband ,known as warband slappsya, invaded and took over the stygian island of Hellspout before the hoplites could respond. As Hellspout was the sole producer of iron for the stygians at the time it is unknown how the goblins did such an amazing feat. This infuriated the Stygian King Thurkus assembled the largest army and navy has ever seen to recapture their valuable island.

They managed to land at Red Gouge beach with almost no resistance from any ships. The stygians managed to get almost 3/4 of their hoplites on the beach when suddenly a goblin hoard numbering in the tens of thousands disgorged itself from the many caverns on the beach and even the famous gouge. At the same time hundreds of ships appeared from Winter Pine island and began attacking the stygian navy. Unprepared for any kind of attack the Stygian hoplites on the beach were overwhelmed in a matter of minutes and at least 78 triremes were sunk. The only hope the stygians had was their 100 jugernauts, unfortunately, these ships could not keep up with the shear numbers of goblin ships and so they tried to escape. However, in addition to the normal rams, catapults, and bows the goblin's were using a new weapon known as a "rumgun" and with them reaped a horrendous toll on the stygian ships.

When the invasion fleet escaped the battle only about 50 ships out of the 2000 ships that went returned. This battle not only severely weakened the stygian empire and destroyed all pride it had but it also proved that the goblins were a force to be reckoned with.

echoes of war stygians

Éna kalá ekpaidev̱méno polemistí̱s eínai éna apotelesmatikó polemistí̱s. Éna kalá ekpaidev̱méno strató eínai éna niki̱fóro strató.''
-Translates to 'A well trained warrior is an effective warrior. A well trained army is a victorious army'' a saying used in Stygian training camps.

''Énas ánthro̱pos tró̱ei éna ktí̱nos. Ménoume sio̱pi̱loí.
Énas ántras kóvei éna déntro. Ménoume sio̱pi̱loí.
Énas ántras skotó̱nei éna téras. Ménoume sio̱pi̱loí.
Énas ánthro̱pos molýnei to dásos. Emeís kyní̱gi.''
-A writing found writen in a tree which translates to:
'A man eats a beast. We stay silent.
A man cuts down a tree. We stay silent.
A man slays a monster. We stay silent.
A man defiles the forest. We hunt.'
Probably a chant of the Kyngos, Stygian Hutnresses.

''We had underestimated the goblins before, we saw them as nothing more but animals. But one day, they had proven to be cunning & devious. They were the main reason of the fall of our Empire, and it is because of us they were capable of creating weapons such as ''The Rum Guns''. We had made that mistake once, we shall not do so again.''
-A speech by Narxus, a Stygian who explained the Humans of the Dominion why their once great empire had fallen.

''Dem Stigs iz like da musheies only des blue 'n' dey got mashed by da squikies.''
-Gore Finga, Troll Warchief

''Skotó̱ste tous ólous! Deíxte tous den éleos!''
Translates to: 'Kill them all! Show them no mercy!' A Stygian battlecry.

''Ánodos Kolossós, ánodos! Ypárchoun echthroí na katastrépsoun! Ánodos kai na tous férei ti̱n katastrofí̱! Anodos!''
Translates to: 'Rise Colossus, rise! There are enemies to destroy! Rise and bring them destruction! Rise!' a chanting that awakes a Colossus from it's slumber.

"I pediada anavates itan symmachoi mas gia pano apo 3000 chronia. To̱ra eichan af̱xi̱thei gia na antimetopisei tous antipalous tous. Einai kairos na kanoun to idio."
-words of King Alarxis before he started the Conquest of Stygia-
Translation: The Plain Riders were our allies for over 3000 years. Now they had risen up to face their opponents. It is our time to do the same.