Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Siege of Albion

Around 1595 adc Chaos was once again attempting to bring his rebellious gods, Siçovul taun and Verbode Kennis, back in line and he decided that the best way to do it was to capture a city to redemonstrate his power. Chaos selected the largest and busiest city that he could find, Albion. Expecting yet another easy victory Chaos used the same tactics he had used when he destroyed the Vasilikos, Gnomegard, Karen, Moskar, and Luana. Unfortunately, since Chaos' distraction army was only big enough to warrant the levies of local millitas and maybe a few dozen cannons, Chaos' main assault was pitted against the 65,000 militia men, 25,000 troopers, 7,500 paladins, 1,000 cannons, and the 15 yard thick walls of Albion.

After the first assault one the wall failed catastrophically for Chaos he sent all 40 of his Cyro ice barges and was prepared to lead a charge of 135,000 assorted cultists(humans, skull gnomes, shadow elves, etc.), 15,000 elementals, and all 4,900 of his kost. The assault and counter assault began at dawn less then a month after the siege had commenced  and, for the first time since the Battle at World's End, Chaos was leading his army. Leading the Albion counter charge was Dominque Samuel Selvantes I ,hailed as the third best Dominque ever, with all of his paladins. The battle rage well into the night and while hundreds fell on each side there was still no clear winner. Then the Dominque cam face to face(do to height differences it was more face to knee) with Chaos and was slain before he could even glance a blow on his armor. This distracted Chaos ,who untill that point was just some very large Kost, and after he killed the Dominque he immediately became the target of over 200 cannons as well as some new pieces of artillery known as Hell cannons led by artillery commander(and the next Dominque) Raphael Melanensa. As not even a god could stand up to that kind of sustained  attack Chaos (and a large number of nearby followers) were slain instantly.

After that chaos' second in command, Kost Patriarch, ordered a retreat. Since neither side had a clear leader for a long time ,and since both sides wanted complete and total revenge, the fighting around Albion settled down  to a siege for the next five years. At that point Chaos had reformed enough of his body to order another assault on Albion however, just moments before the order could be relayed to his army a Garmarian relief force had arrived and helped the Dominon's forces finally break the siege. With what remanded of his forces scattered, dead, or regenerating Chaos had no choice but to wait. In addition to that Siçovul taun and Verbode Kennis had both declared their Independence from Chaos, were both waging wars against each other, and were attacking what was left of Chaos' now scattered cults. It would be another 250 years after the siege's end before Chaos would actually allow his force to wage war.

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