Episode 118 - War, Part VI: Duel of Dragons

The Final Battles Begins

Game Date: Zahal 12, 340 F.I.
Starting Point: Ashway
Player Characters Present: Althoren Zencaré, Chogaruk, Lord Vaca L’oy Dakursa, Zanna

On the outskirts of Iar Adri, Metarkh Ptolomos Phyrenos gives a stirring speech to his soldiers, an amassed 100,000 troops – Arkhosian and warforged alike. Outside the commander’s tent in Zalkabad, Zanna addresses her own men, with Vaca standing near to hand, holding the slain body of her father and general. Their respective armies riled to bloodlust, both the True Arkhosian Front and The Nameless Army go marching off to war, marching down the Ashway to victory or defeat.

Back upon the Ashway, now thrice as wide, the battle lines were redrawn. As the heroes arranged their troops, a single tenser’s floating disc approached, bearing the flag of the white drake of truce. Ptolomos, Content Not Found: hamessu-betrest and a trueforged simulacrum of Ûbolya of House Topaz arrived to offer the adventurers terms. Instead, The Nameless Company threw their terms back at them, Zanna even threatening Ptolomos’ very life. With that, the Metarkh flew to his hovering skyship and ordered his amassed forces to charge.

Rushing forward into glorious battle, The Nameless Company is met with stern resistance on all sides. Though they deal grevious blows to the warforged ranks, the Mizkwinashange are decimated in the bloody battle. The Haggard Host and the Arkhosian patriots have difficulty gaining traction against the warforged they’re arrayed against. The eladrin, meanwhile, divide their attention between both flanks, their wizards making surgical strikes on both sides.

Meanwhile, in the sky, the four dragons – Xandromox, Tojezen and the Wyrmling Princes – gave one another furious battle. Up and down they fell and fought, with fire, ice and lightning, with tooth and claw and tail. In the end, both the silver dragon and the blue dragon fell beneath the might of the twin reds, but not before taking one brother – Asborolkash the Elder – down with them.

On the field of battle, things start to turn against the Nameless Army, until they resolve to reveal Queen Mexa and make their ploy. Screaming her identity to all who can hear and brandishing high the Standard of Eternal Battle, twenty thousand Truarkhs swing suddenly to The Nameless Army’s side and the scales tip wildly in their favor.

To chase this success, The Nameless Company regroups and, astride Zencaré’s phantom steeds, make haste for Ptolomos airbourne mobile command, the skyship. Should they claim the Metarkh’s life, they feel assured that their victory shall be cinched. With a flourishing and a heroic pose, the four adventurers land on the skyship’s resplendent deck and face off against the triumvirate of evil: Metarkh Ptolomos Pyrenos, Protector of the Realm, Ûbolya, Craftmistress of House Topaz and Hamessu Betrest, the Regent of Rose.



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