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: Returning to the Bastard

Conquest: Returning to the Bastard

Before long, both Graven Ashe and Voices of Nerat drew their armies back to their respective camps, there to draw up plans for a new assault against one another. The Scarlet Chorus respected my claim over the citadel, and my declaration that it should stand as a...
Conquest: Old Friends

Conquest: Old Friends

As the infantry surged forward to crash the gates, the defenders did what we expected and swarmed the main entrance, hoping to hold it against our assault. As they crowded in the small entrance the Scarlet Chorus’ fire mages rained choking soot and burning ash...
Conquest: the Citadel

Conquest: the Citadel

A member of the Scarlet Chorus stood atop their camp’s walls, raising a cheer into the night, whipping the army into a pre-battle frenzy. At the back of the assemblage I saw two Beastmen, powerful hunters from the wilds on this peninsula. Known to be rampant...
Conquest: Spoils of War

Conquest: Spoils of War

Graven Ashe and Voices of Nerat could be heard even before I entered the command tent. Each extolled their own virtues while attempting to minimize the others’ contributions to the recent battles, trying to proclaim that their army deserved the glory of leading...
Conquest: Echocall Crossing

Conquest: Echocall Crossing

The sounds of battle greeted us as we approached Echocall Crossing, wounded Disfavored leaning against rocks and trees for support. A Scarlet Chorus commander was yelling at his counterpart in the Disfavored, arguing about failed plans and “tactical...
Conquest: Recruitment Tools

Conquest: Recruitment Tools

While my immediate goal is to cross the Matani river and take the keep at the center of Vendrien’s Well, aided by both armies rallying under Kyros’ banner, my larger responsibility is to interpret and enforce the laws of our empire. Justice is that...