Sunday, May 19, 2013

First Siege

Pop. 58, Late Summer of 265 (Year 14)

The fortress faced its first siege, but from a surprising enemy. Rather than goblins, it was the humans! The citizens of Relicshield were shocked, as trade had been going well with the tall ones. Rumors have it that the goblins framed the dwarves with the death of a human diplomat from the year before. Still, for a siege, it was rather small. The humans only fielded 21 soldiers, including one mounted on a giant snail :o. Dodok Calmedbust the marksdwarf drew first blood with a fatal headshot to an axeman and set the tone for the rest of the battle.

14 of the humans were slain, causing the rest to flee in terror.

Meanwhile, Relicshield mourned the first loss of a military dwarf. He died not in battle, but of old age, having lived his 169 years to the fullest.

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