Thursday, August 30, 2012

Steam Tank Commander Patton retires...

Steam Tank Commander Patton
At the Battle of Forlun's Ford
(Tankard of ale not pictured)
Edict from the Great Elector Count and ruler of Voltanheim:

After a lengthy trial, Commander Patton of the 4th Imperial Legion, has been found to be negligent in his duties. He was by his own admission drunk and disorderly during the battle. His own words were "I vas shickered to zee eyeballs my Lord, hee hee hee". This fact contributed to the appalling result of the battle and cannot be excused. He has been derelict in his performance on the field of battle and therefore has been retired permanently. His previous record and exemplarily performance as an Officer and Commander of the Empire is unsurpassed. For this, his retirement will not be held in public.

Great Sherriff of Voltanheim and the Realm
Baron Wyattus Earpees

foote note:
It is rumoured that as one of the Count's favourite Commanders, Patton, wasn't retired permanently but in fact had been given the Tavern called the Vile Inn in Verdorn. That he has no need of coin and is looked after by his maid servant who is charged by the Count to never let him be without a full tankard of ale. It is said he is banished for the rest of his years to drink his profits and watch out at the neighbouring countryside and remember the day that he failed.

A response from the Wood Elves...

From the Wood Elves of Glorenrond Forest:

"Perhaps the 'Empire' of Voltanheim should reconsider it's ambitions south of the Marmeir River as next time they make the mistake of attempting to cross it, they are likely to meet more than just a few villagers... In the taverns in Glorenrond last night, where the heroes of Forlun’s Ford were the toast of the realm, there was speculation that the Voltanheimers would do well to stick to their strengths - farming! Glory, glory to the Wood Elves."

Monday, August 20, 2012

Empire of Voltanheim Turn 1

Year 123 AR (After the Rage), Furstmonat

(Empire of Voltanheim, Year 1, Month 1, Turn 1)

The armies of the Empire of Voltanheim finally creaked into action and achieved mixed results. In the north, the city-state of Aardenburg, capital of the coastal Aardenburg confederation, rapidly acquiesced to the might of the Empire and formally became part of Voltanheim. Whether the outlying districts of the Confederation follow suit, as they are long famed for their fractious and independent natures, remains to be seen. Regardless, cynics have suggested that Grand Mayor Nuvries Gildensmirk only allowed the merger to rid his city of the pirates of the renegade Hruscan barbarian Zod the Hammer. If so, mission accomplished, for the pirates rapidly fled the city and Zod’s armada now lies some distance off-shore. In addition, Aardenburg is a valuable acquisition for Voltanheim and there is no way the Emperor will allow it to secede in the near or distant future.

Further south, despite the peaceful capture of a minor Elodian hamlet called Mundmeir, the real problems happened on the banks of the Marmeir River. Here, the Wood Elf village of Forlun’s Ford resisted joining the realm of Voltanheim, and so the Fourth Imperial Legion swung into action, storming across the river to claim the settlement for its own. Or so it should have happened. In reality, despite sowing panic in the Elven forces, only one unit of Knights made it across the river in the face of withering arrow-fire. Unsupported by their comrades, and surrounded by a wood full of vengeful Elves, they returned to the lands of Empire in defeat. Forlun’s Ford remains staunchly independent, but for how long is anyone’s guess...

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