Sunday, September 25, 2011

Anoikis's Warband: 2 Claiming a Pearl

Anoikis's Warband: 2 Claiming a Pearl

After another tournament win i visited the castle to see who watched the event, Just somebodies mum. I'm starting to wonder where all the blokes are. I only seem to meet them on the battlefield, and they are in no shape to talk afterwards. I'll go and visit the nice merchant and his brother. Maybe they can tell me what is going on here.

Undead are following me? and wow there is a lot of them. I don't think they are here for revenge, I'm sure I havent killed that many people yet. Maybe they want healing? But there is such a lot of them. Maybe they are a fan club for the Bikini&Ugg boot look? no, probably not. Then they would have titles like Fanboys or Followers, not Undead. At any rate they are rather slow. I may come back later. Cautiously though, just in case they are not the friendly sort of undead.

No sooner than I left the undead for dead, (pun intended) we were set upon be sea raiders. I had no idea how this would play out but since the options were submit to slavery or finding wounds to heal there was no contest. It seemed though that the odds were a little out of kilter. We were able to block off their reinforcements as they arrived and most of the raiders tried to flee, I wasnt able to get my hands dirty hardly at all.

The merchant was nearly as pleased to see me as I was to see him. His brother is home safe and it turns out that the bandits were lead by the chief of the watch. Si my next task is to wander around the town with my big sword and thwack anybody that shoots an arrow at me. Sounds simple enough. Conveniently I bought some sunglasses Just before this venture. I know its dark but I though they looked cool, anyway they were also quite good at keeping bandit blood out of my eyes.

Unfortunately the merchant who wouldn't tell me his name is getting exiled from town. If only he said what his name was I'm sure I could have hired him or come back to visit or escorted him someplace else. But it wasn't to be. He will just fade into obscurity as yet another merchant. After I said farewell a farmer bumped into me, the nice sort of bumping though. Not the sort where you lose your purse.

The farmer came from a nearby town Fear-i-chen, Apparently all the brigands who I didnt find went here to cause trouble and hide from me, they should have run farther. I like farmers. After making quick work of the bandits I bought all the food that the villagers could spare. Then they asked me to fetch some cows for them like I was a rustler or something. No way. I like farmers and I like horsies but the only cows I like are the ones for dinner. I'm not about to go chasing cattle all over the land. Not even if they are wounded and in need of healing.

So off I go meandering around the country, dropping into towns learning poetry and assessing the local economy. It seems to me that they do not understand the healing powers of ale, So where I can I have decided to setup breweries thorough the out the land. People may come to know me an Anoikis the Brewer, Or the Pretty Publican, Or maybe the Bikini Beer Bringer.
Oh I also get attacked a lot by unfortunate brigands and some honest thieves and disgraced nords and the like.

One time whilst inspecting the quality of ale in a pub some bloke called Nizar started to chat me up. I have given him the opportunity to prove himself. Although he is now the only bloke in my band of experienced Valkyries. I wonder if he will fit in?

I won another couple of tournaments then decided that would be a great way to rise funds so I bet on myself in every round. Then I bought some breweries. They now cover all the expenses of my little troup of friends. I found a bloke called Borscha or something but didnt have enough room in my party for him. I'll dont really want to abandon any of my gals at the moment so I'll hang on for a few more battles and see if my renown increases enough for me to hire more hero's.

Met some sheela Perl or something. Apparently she used to run the domestic part of the Sultana. We played simon says for a bit then I went to visit the last town in the sultanate and they wouldn't let me in. Something to do with being rebellious. I had to sneek into town to set up a brewery there and people attacked me on the way. It certainly is a very violent land I have arrived at.

So I though maybe I should leave and let things cool down for a while. The closest town was _ and as I arrived I found the sultan had beseiged the town. I rode up to him to say G'Day and he yelled something at me then charged with his troops. He is not happy at all. Maybe he though I looked too promiscuous in my bikini an ugg boots.
Part way though the battle I noticed my bikini had changed colour and once again I was glad I am wearing sunglasses. Wow that was long, drawn out and they had a lot of reinforcements. my cannon worked well on the reinforcements although I ran out of ammo a little to quickly. Eventually there were no reinforcements and I captured the sultan. Methinks this will halp Perl a bit to reclaim the throne. She can make it a refuge for all downtrodden Sheilas and we cal all wear bikini & uggboots, even the locals. It seems to be appropriate desert attire.

So I found outt hat Shiraz is the personal seat of the current sultan and I thought maybe I would take it for myself. But the Rhoderics are already seiging the castle. They will let me help them but I dont know it it will benifit me any. There are none of the sultins lords in the castle. and I doubt I could fight that many Rhoderics myself. A but of a conundrum. Do I help? Hmm

Well I suppose it will be a learning experience I have never done a seige before It may be fun. Hmm, wasnt really all that hard. there was a bottleneck atthe top of the ladder and they were attacking with spears that they couldnt get a propper swing with. then fighting through the town was mostly 1v1, and I own at 1v1. Disappointingly though the Rhoderics took the town. now my future sultinate is smaller.

Meandering around I found some more undead and went to see if I can heal them. Doesnt seem like it and knocking them out seems to kill them so I havent taken any prizioner. Bu I did capture a skeleton horse. That was so cool I traded it with mine. Now I must really look a sight, charging into battle on my skeletal steed, With my cool sunglasses, A bikini to show I can handle the snow and some Ugg boots because they are so soft and furry. Also somwhere along the way I picked up some Black Plate gloves. Then have a really good armor to encumbrance ratio.

Eventually I got motivated to attack my future subjects. I chose the town in the corner of the map as my own and beseiged it. After winning i met Jere, a man after my own heart. Although he uses different techniques to heal and I am better than him it will be nice to have a fellow medic along for the ride. We can heal eachother to I suppose if on gets knocked out and the other is kept in reserve. To that end I dont think I will give him a horse. he can walk safetly behind me with a nice ranged bow I think.

And thats it for now. I'll have a little bit of a plan on what to do next.