|02-06-2006, 01:00 AM||#91|
Craka_J - you "MUST" have your entire story in BOLD or it won't be counted ( I think), please correct this. Thank you :)__________________
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|02-06-2006, 01:03 AM||#92|
i added it to the storage thread because the title was there...oh well.__________________
AND LET THE JUDGING START TOMOROW!
Last edited by KingGigli : 02-06-2006 at 01:04 AM.
|02-06-2006, 05:16 AM||#93|
Shades of Black
Join Date: Jul 2004
Is it too late to post my Part 4? If not, here it is.__________________
It was the day after the preparations. We stood on the tanks to get a good view of the orcs, who were preparing to attack us. They seemed to be organizing and final preparations were being made. They battle would begin soon.
“Captain?” I turned around to see whom it was that was calling me. It turned out to be Beram.
“What is it, Beram?” I asked.
“The general wants to see you,” he answered.
“Your message is delivered, back to your post now.”
The general must want to go over the strategy for today’s battle again. I decided that I had better hurry; the general hates it when I am late.
Finally, I arrived at his tent. When I got in, I noticed the general was just finishing having his armor put on by his personal assistant.
“Ah, Hester, please, take a seat,” said the general.
“I would prefer to stand, if that is not a problem, sir.”
“Ah, worked up over the ensuing battle are we? Well, I’m not surprised.”
“Yes, you see, this is the reason I called you here. I would like to tell you a little about leading in a battle.
“Now, you already understand the basics of leading men when they are training. However, when the pressure is on you to make decisions, you must make them quick. Now as I say this, do not make rash decisions either. For this could lead to disaster. For this reason, your mind must be completely sharp, like a sword, at all times. If you ever slip your concentration and make a bad decision, the men will pay for it with their lives. However, in this battle you need not worry about this too much. I will be making most of the important decisions on the battlefield. In any case, you still will make decisions down there on the ground with the men. I just want to make sure you are prepared to make the decisions you have to.
“In addition, you need to learn this. Men die everyday. You must not let one bad decision on your part tear your mind apart. You must realize that this is war, and men will most definitely die.”
I was quite taken aback. I had not expected this when I entered the general’s tent. However, he was waiting for an answer, and I had to give one.
“Good, now I put my full trust in you. I know you will do well, Hester. Keep your mind sharp, and you will do very well indeed. You may go now.”
As I left the tent I reflected on the general’s words. Men’s lives were in my hands. I had to make sure that I kept my mind sharp. I could not afford to let them die on my account.
“Thank you Asirian, that will be all,” I said to my assistant. He bowed, and then left my tent.
I had a few moments to collect my thoughts. I knew the plan, as any general should, as if my own life depended on its proper execution. If this plan was not successful, it truly might.
So, I took one deep breath, and walked out of my tent.
When I got to the tanks, I stepped up to the one closest to the gate. There I got a good look at the enemy for the first time.
My scouts were right, of course. About a hundred or so more orcs than we had men, but we also had a fortress. Also, I had a plan.
What this battle really came down to was how well trained the opposing leader was. If he saw my tactics right away, it could be the end for us. However, that was very unlikely because this plan was not easily countered. Besides, my tactics have hardly ever been figured out.
The orcs were in formation now. They started to move forward. They were walking at a steady pace…and then they started to charge.
“Hold until my signal!” I shouted.
They were coming closer by the second. Just a little longer…and now they were right where I wanted them.
“Round one, FIRE!”
From the small concealment of the walls, the riflemen hidden behind them stood up and fired. The orcs never saw it coming.
“Round one, reload, round two, fire!”
The second set of riflemen stood up and fired as the first set ducked down. More orcs lay dead, but they still charged toward us. Finally, their headhunters were in range.
The headhunters had nothing to throw at, so they continued their charge along with the grunts. Finally, I put into action the final phase of my plan.
“Open the gates! Charge! Riflemen fire at will!”
“As the order was given to charge, I raced forward with my fellow soldiers. We closed in on the orcs as they started to fall to the gunshots.
“Target the headhunters!” I heard the general say.
Finally, we got to the orcs, and we hit them with all our might. I faced my first opponent, and he had an axe. He swung and missed me as I dodged. I immediately stuck my father’s sword into his chest and he died instantly.
Suddenly I became full of energy. My heart was beating so fast, I could feel my blood surging through my body.
I saw my fellow soldier get taken down by an orc headhunter’s spear. He looked at me, and started to get another spear. I immediately took out my dagger, and threw it at him with all my might. It hit him right in the throat.
I ran to grab my dagger, while doing so I faced my next opponent. Another grunt with another axe, but this one was bigger. In fact, he stood a foot taller than me, and I wasn’t short myself.
The orc seemed to be in a rage. He let out a war cry, and rushed at me. His axe hit my sword as I blocked his first attack, and still having my dagger in my other hand, slashed his thigh. He yelled in pain, but came at me again. This time I dodged his mighty swing, and thrust my sword at his chest, but he blocked it somehow. He slashed across me, and I had to leap backwards to avoid the would-have been killing blow. Again, he slashed at me, and again I dodged.
After a few more slashes and a few more dodges, he seemed to become more normal, and started to become tired. This was my chance, probably my only chance. So I swung my sword at him, and he blocked it. Just as he blocked it, I jumped up and thrust my dagger into his huge neck. He fell, never to rise again.
I heard one of the orcs yell something, and the orc army began to retreat. We had one the battle. Our soldiers cheered.
After the battle, I realized that I had a very good tactician for an opposing general. I needed a plan that was full proof to beat him.
“Warchief, there is a grunt who says he has seen this general before,” said Throkar as he entered my tent.
“Bring him in,” I replied.
“Warchief,” said Morkar as he entered, “as you know I once served with Jekrah, who recently died. He told me of how he beat the general. He said he hired a few assassins to breach the general’s fortress and find a soldier that knew the general’s plans of attack for the next battle. He then brought the soldier and questioned him until he revealed the plans, and then killed him. The next day, Jekrah beat this general in battle.”
I pondered on this for a moment. Then I made my decision.
“Find me assassins.”
|02-06-2006, 05:06 PM||#95|
Join Date: Oct 2005
Damn! But anyway, when will we know the results? tomorrow? in 2 or 3 days? or a week?
|02-07-2006, 11:51 AM||#97|
Rats, just when I decided I might submit something anyway, the contest is over. :P__________________
Meh, it wasn't that good anyway. :)
I guess I can de-sticky the topic about this in the map projects forum now.
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