Sunday, May 8, 2011

legends of war:The Story of Emporos

Emporos was a young and enthusiastic Stygian merchant, who did many businesses with the outsiders, sometimes illegal. His most famous story is when he was hired by the Elves to smuggle a lot of weapons. Emporos had no other choice, but to go through the Imperial Ford, the most fortified place in the Dominion, a bulwark against the Troll invasions from the south. He had then brought 3 Triremes with him, as well as 50 Hoplite Bodyguards, 20 Gold (to make the payment) & loads of weaponry, pottery, art, & other goods to trade with the Humans. But on his way through Imperial Ford,  a Dominion Patrol noticed all the weaponry he had ''forgot'' to tell about to the Humans.

He was then put into custody (but the ships were still going) & was interrogated, not long afterwords, the Stygians and the Humans were under attack by a Troll Raid. The Dominion troops tried to hold them off until reinforcements arrived, but it seemed impossible, until Emporos decided to lend a hand and put his 20 Toxotes and 50 Hoplites to good use & hold the line, forming a wall of shield s& a rain of arrows. The Hoplites were progressing slowly through the Troll lines. Whenever a Troll would attack one Stygian, 3 more would stab the Troll through his face and throat. With these new unlikely allies, the Dominion troops pushed forward, and when the Dominion reinforcements arrived, the Trolls had fled.

After this event, the Dominion soldiers decided to let Emporos and his Stygian convoy go, but back to Stygia, and so the next day, Emporos had fled back to Stygia, but he came back with lots of gold he earned from trading with the Dominion, making him very wealthy, but he would never again get anywhere near Imperial Ford or anywhere West. He was last seen in Aktitispolis (Inaros), trading goods with Dominion settlers.

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