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: the Isle of Winds

Conquest: the Isle of Winds

Standing on the bluffs which once ringed Sentinel Strand, I marveled at the immense vortex of wind which all but concealed the keep at its center. “The Wind-wall,” Mattias offered, having met us at the entrance to the Strand. “Summoned forth by...
Conquest: Spiritual Weapons

Conquest: Spiritual Weapons

While I desired to visit Sentinel Stand, home of the last living Regent and likely where Graven Ashe’s daughter was being held, across the wind- and storm-swept countryside I caught sight of a tall spire, standing defiantly against the magical horrors which...
Conquest: Breaking Point

Conquest: Breaking Point

Finding Mattias was much easier than I expected; the Scarlet Chorus we ran into set up camp just outside the Unbroken’s barricade, so as to torment them day and night until their wills gave out. I approached the scarred battle lines and was stopped by sentries...
Conquest: Lightning Steppes

Conquest: Lightning Steppes

More and more I am coming to the realization that my decision to support the Scarlet Chorus in the battle for Vendrien’s Well was having consequences further afield than anticipated. The Disfavored still maintained a hold on the Blade Grave – formerly known as...
Conquest: the Future Promises

Conquest: the Future Promises

Having left the Scarlet Chorus’ camp safely, ignoring Voice of Nerat’s subtle barbs suggesting that my possession of the Silent Archive could be seen as an affront to Kyros’ directive that dangerous knowledge be suppressed for the good of the empire,...
Conquest: Restless Consideration

Conquest: Restless Consideration

Though the hike to the Calamity, where Voices of Nerat awaited our arrival and report of successes inside the Burning Library, took nearly two days, I scarcely felt tired or compelled to stop for rest. It was only out of compassion for my traveling companions that we...