Conquest Posts

An important law-keeper for a malevolent empire journeys to the last rebel stronghold in order to ensure the empire’s armies finally crush the last free cities on the continent. Each post is episodic, building on the previous ones. Overwhelmingly influenced by the game Tyranny, released in 2016.


Conquest: Higher Learning

Conquest: Higher Learning

Most of my tutelage under Tunon had been in libraries, great halls lined with books and scrolls detailing the laws, rules, and regulations of life in Kyros’ empire. Years spent in those musty rooms did not prepare me for the acrid and heavy fumes I found within...
Conquest: Firebrand

Conquest: Firebrand

The lands approaching the Burning Library well-reflected its name; molten lava flows oozed and bubbled up from the ground in searing hot waves, shattered stone from the original library’s construction strewn across the countryside. I knew of the devastation...
Conquest: Wilderness Survival

Conquest: Wilderness Survival

We had scarcely been out of the Scarlet Chorus’ camp for ten hours, most of which had been spent climbing back down the steep crags which lined the Stone Sea, when we heard the feral howling of Beastmen around us. My companions drew their respective weapons and...
Conquest: Voices in the Hills

Conquest: Voices in the Hills

The Voices of Nerat, leader of the Scarlet Chorus and general thorn in my side, regarded us coldly as we approached. His greeting was stoic, aloof, until he saw that Sirin traveled with us. The mocking tone he then took up did not win him any points with any of my...
Conquest: a Stone Chorus

Conquest: a Stone Chorus

After using the two spires to traverse miles and miles in mere minutes, we walked the rest of the way to the edge of the Stone Sea. What was once called the land of Azure now lay in ruin, with choking rivers and collapsing roads having replaced the rolling landscape...
Conquest: Banes in the Dark

Conquest: Banes in the Dark

The spire’s entrance was located behind a large gate, effectively sealing it off from the town outside. Rumors persisted about spiritual entities – “Banes” – that would slay any mortal who ventured inside. Stories of monsters hiding in dark places...