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 Edict

Conquest: the Edict

The sounds of argument bellowed from the tent as I approached – there was no doubt that I had arrived at the right place. Graven Ashe, the Archon of War and leader of the Disfavored, was yelling back and forth with Voices of Nerat, the leader of the Scarlet Chorus....
Conquest: Arrival in the Valley

Conquest: Arrival in the Valley

Our invasion had shattered all major opposition in the Tiers – all who defied Kyros lay broken by battle or bowed in surrender. Our armies controlled the lands as far as the eye could see, but there were still those few pockets of rebellion which dared to stand up to...
Conquest: the Center of Learning

Conquest: the Center of Learning

The Vellum Citadel was a huge structure, designed both as a repository of knowledge and as fortification against assault. It had stood for centuries, created and guarded by a circle of mages known as the “School of Ink and Quill,” carving it out of the...
Conquest: Three Paths

Conquest: Three Paths

With the mercenaries expelled and local leadership supplanted, Lethian’s Crossing was firmly under our control. Pushing the front farther, I was given the option of lending my talents and wisdom to our forces as they pressed into Azure, the Vellum Citadel, and...
Conquest: At the Helm

Conquest: At the Helm

After the taking of the Bastard City and fortification of our new holdings, Kyros’ armies split in order to attack two fronts at once; the realm of Apex and the settlement of Lethian’s Crossing. Preferring to take a first-hand approach to my duties as a...
Conquest: New Lands

Conquest: New Lands

The last holdings to submit to Overlord Kyros’ reign were the Tiers, a small peninsula on the continent’s Western coast. Two great armies, the Disfavored and the Scarlet Chorus, were ordered to crush any resistance found therein, bringing and end to a...