Sunday, September 11, 2011

Legends of war:Slave rebs, the Aequalitas Pox

"Is this a riot?
No sir. THIS, is a revolution."
-recorded conversation of Lord Field Marshell upon hearing of the beginning of the Aequalitas Revolution

As most everyone knows Garmaria is one of the most advanced and dangerous countries in the entire world.They are also one of the largest users of slaves, third only to the Elves and Scarecrows. In fact they have so many slaves that approximately 40% of their population consists of slaves. For a long time they managed to keep these slaves under hard watch and the technological superiority of the Garmarian army also helped to deter them from revolting. But eventually, there is always a breaking point.

In the early days of 1870 adc a slave named Robred began spreading of a new society where every one was equal, where there were no slaves, were everyone worked to the best of their capacity, where everyone had the same amount of possessions; essentially an equal society named Aequalitas. The slaves took this to heart and, on one hot and dry day, they revolted. The revolution spread quickly tacking over all of the farmlands almost immediately as well as the port of Delfergar, which they renamed Liberty. For almost a solid week the slaves were in control of almost all of Garmaria including the fortress of Gartelmead(renamed Castle Equality), the iron mines of mountain Mergrad(Mount Life), and the facrtum city of Develmedly(razed to the ground to honor the slaves who had died there) and they controlled almost 30% of Fransferd. Unfortunately for them, the campaign season was almost over.

The 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 17th armies were en rout home when they heard the news. They tried heading straight for the capital but found it blockaded by around 56 warships from the Mutiny Navy(title given to ships that the slaves revolted on) and over a hundred stolen aeroplanes. In a daring move spearheaded by the 3rd,5th and 9th naval squadron(around 18 warships) and what remained of the Garmarian Royal Air Corps(about 27 scouts and 3 bombers) launched an attack around sextum on octum 17th 1870. The battle raged for around 6 hours pitting the sheer numbers of the mutiny navy and air corp against the skill of the Garmarian Royal Navy and their loyalist slaves(whom were never actually told who they were fighting). The battle reached a hallmark when the Mutiny Navy's flag ship, the Unbreakable(formerly GRN Discipline), exploded after being hit with a full broad side from the GRN Deuterium which caused what remained of the Mutiny Navy(about 9 ships escaped the battle with the rest being destroyed or surrendered)  to break.

With the naval and areo blockade of Fransferd broken and the majority of the Mutiny Navy broken, surrendered, or destroyed the Garmaian Royal Army managed to land. With fresh troops, and aided by the brand new "tank", the Slave Rebs were quickly pushed back. Eventually a stalemate developed and the Slave Rebs managed to hold on to the south-eastern part of Garmaria. While the rebellion was estimated to eventually run out of steam, to this day, it is still going on as strong as ever with slaves escaping their cruel masters almost every day to bolster the Aequalitas revolution. Worse still, the idea has appealed to some of the citizens of Garmaria who are trying to help it in any way possible. Due to the rebellion's almost plague like way of spreading, the Garmaria Daily has dubbed it "the Aequalitas Pox, the disease which will destroy us all."

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