Sunday, May 8, 2011

general proclamation

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legends of war:The Story of Emporos

Emporos was a young and enthusiastic Stygian merchant, who did many businesses with the outsiders, sometimes illegal. His most famous story is when he was hired by the Elves to smuggle a lot of weapons. Emporos had no other choice, but to go through the Imperial Ford, the most fortified place in the Dominion, a bulwark against the Troll invasions from the south. He had then brought 3 Triremes with him, as well as 50 Hoplite Bodyguards, 20 Gold (to make the payment) & loads of weaponry, pottery, art, & other goods to trade with the Humans. But on his way through Imperial Ford,  a Dominion Patrol noticed all the weaponry he had ''forgot'' to tell about to the Humans.

He was then put into custody (but the ships were still going) & was interrogated, not long afterwords, the Stygians and the Humans were under attack by a Troll Raid. The Dominion troops tried to hold them off until reinforcements arrived, but it seemed impossible, until Emporos decided to lend a hand and put his 20 Toxotes and 50 Hoplites to good use & hold the line, forming a wall of shield s& a rain of arrows. The Hoplites were progressing slowly through the Troll lines. Whenever a Troll would attack one Stygian, 3 more would stab the Troll through his face and throat. With these new unlikely allies, the Dominion troops pushed forward, and when the Dominion reinforcements arrived, the Trolls had fled.

After this event, the Dominion soldiers decided to let Emporos and his Stygian convoy go, but back to Stygia, and so the next day, Emporos had fled back to Stygia, but he came back with lots of gold he earned from trading with the Dominion, making him very wealthy, but he would never again get anywhere near Imperial Ford or anywhere West. He was last seen in Aktitispolis (Inaros), trading goods with Dominion settlers.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

echoes of war

"By the grace of our merciless god, we are ALLOWED to live."
-a common prayer to Chaos

"Ya want ta go to da 'oly 'ead?!? Listen ya pea brained squishy most trollz neva even set dere eyes on da 'oly 'ead an' da ones whic do are often scared nough ta wet dere pantz on dey's first visit. Not ta mention da fact dat da idels live dere an' not even a dumb squishy like ya would want ta see dem up close."
-Bergzen Somfing, troll lug 'ead

''Μπορώ να ακούσω τους ακόμα! Μπορώ να τους δω ακόμα! Οι μεταλλικές ... προσέχουν ... ΠΑΝΤΑ!''
I CAN STILL HEAR THEM! I CAN STILL SEE THEM! The metal ones...are watching...ALWAYS!
-a Stygian hoplite who faced the Scarecrows
Ti̱n pró̱ti̱ forá pou synanti̱thí̱kame me ta antístoicha métallo , eínai sti̱n póli̱ tou chályva . Poté prin den écho̱ dei káti san af̱toús. Chtýpi̱san ton trómo stis kardiés to̱n anthró̱po̱n mou , kathó̱s kai ta Anthró̱pina ippótes . Allá mazí , tha boroúsame na tous kratí̱soun makriá , méchri ti̱n ischý ti̱s Theó̱n tous chtýpi̱se , kai chtýpi̱se tous skli̱rá . O mónos trópos pou boreíte na tous nikí̱sei , eínai an i̱ dýnami̱ to̱n theó̱n eínai mazí sas , allá merikés forés óchi , akóma kai af̱tó eínai arketó.
-The first time we've met with the metal ones, is in the steel city. Never before have I seen anything like them. They struck terror into the hearts of my men, as well as the Human knights. But together, we could hold them off, until the might of the Gods struck them, & it struck them hard. The only way you can defeat them, is if the power of the Gods is with you, but sometimes, not even that is enough.
-Dynamikus, Stygian General on Chalyvapolis
-a common goblin greeting to their god Sesom when he appears in a goblin corpse fire

"Quickly-quickly we must strike before we are seen."
-Skelvet Porat, Storm Rider