Justin OOC Posted May 7, 2019 Author Share Posted May 7, 2019 The Imperial army was the best equipped, best trained and singularly most powerful army the world had ever seen. Imperial Princess Marina frowned. All of those were true, but This expedition to war was frought with peril. Conquering the newly established nation on her border would have been a great boon, but a week ago, just one unit, a Magical Sky Knight had attacked her own air forces, and slain them all. It would be a month to get replacements from the rookeries on the northern coasts, time she didn't have, so they pressed on. After that, she found why the new nation hadn't expanded into her own. Unknown to her forces, there were heavy concentrations of shadow and chaos beasts. Packs of wolves, Tigers, and even land dragons sapped the strength of her army as they marched, and for a solid week there wasn't a day where there was an attack. Worse than that were the large sinkholes making the area virtually impassible. Only a relatively narrow pass existed to the Nation's border, forcing her to keep her armies in that pass or risk losing even more troops. There were some who thought it all to be a trap, but the church had destroyed all the Chaos magic users, so there was no chance of that. They pushed on, Getting to the border with just over 210 thousand troops, still three times what Nation could muster, and from there she sent forth a messenger, even as her troops formed up in battle lines. Her forces' morale was the lowest it had been, but with Battle coming against an opponent they could see coming it would reform quickly. Her mages would bombard the enemy and break their spine at range. The antimagic corps would hunt down the enemy mages and make short work of them. Everything was ready. Everyone was assembled within the border Fortress to receive the messenger, as in a formal Court. "Her Majesty, the Imperial Princess Marina commands you to surrender your lands, crest, and people to the Empire, Theo Cornaro, if you wish to live." Theo shook his head. "If that is all she has to say, then return to her with this. "Come and Take them, if you can, but we will never surrender to Tyrants." The Messenger bristled but bowed curtly and left. Once he was riding off, he looked to the gathered allies. "So it begins, my friends, now we see how much our preparations have truly affected them." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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