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  • January, 4714

    Pitax and its armies had been completely vanquished late in the fall of 4713. By October, the city was occupied by a joint force of troops from the Mistmarches and locals who'd sworn fealty to the new banner. Civil order had been reestablished, trade had …

  • By Spring, 4713

    Information is a collection of facts, culled from reliable sources through reliable means, and corroborated through multiple sources. Intelligence is information analyzed for a purpose, and therefore includes at least some conjecture and guesswork. …

  • An Invitation Arrives!

    In the hands of a herald of Pitax, riding under a formal banner and with diplomatic papers, the following invitation arrives in early June, announcing an event to take place in July.

    Paint me...I'm rich and beautiful

    (Begin Transmission) King Castruccio Irovetti added another few puffs of cologne to his armpits and wrists, and then sat patiently as his assistant powdered his cheeks and attended to his hair. An artist, meanwhile, was waiting on the other side of the …

  • This is a fine lunch!

    (Begin Transmission) King Irovetti chewed daintily on another morsel of veal, his pinky slightly extended. He seemed to be enjoying his lunch tremendously, smiling at his guests often as they each took bites. "He really is a genius - an artist, in …

  • The map must be bigger!

    (Begin Transmission) Irovetti and several men, some in uniform, stood around a large table on which laid a map of the region, marked as 'The Immortal Kingdom of Pitax, Patron of Culture.' In addition to lands already accepted by neighboring countries …

  • Log Raid!

    Zion spent the better part of two days scrying, studying maps, consulting Pik, planning, and arranging and rearranging his personal kit. In the end, he settled on two locations within Pitax: the first, near the center of the city and adjacent to a town …

  • Meanwhile, in Pitax

    "Shee him in the shilvery mishts, my lord..." the old wizard hissed as specks of spittle stippled the surface of the scrying pool. "He plansh another attack!" Irovetti, with his Oni general at his side, looked into the pool and watched as 'Thing Zion' …

  • Counterattack

    Irovetti's celebration over MacLeesh's attack on Misthaven was short-lived. That same evening he was paid a visit by kings Anton and Zion, who directly attacked his palace and killed both Torvald MacLeesh, his newest arcane contractor, and General Jurrg, …

  • The Siege of Pitax

    The armies of Pitax had either fallen, surrendered, or had retreated back into the city itself, leaving the wide tracts of land east of the mountains and forest open to the invaders. Irovetti's arcane protections were significant: scrying into the palace …

  • Our Move

    The gates stood open - blasted open, that is. Arrows and ballista and catapult fire rained down on the besieging army's positions, with some impact. Tension clogged the air as one could almost feel the commanders on each side looking, waiting, deciding …

  • "Prepare to hold 'em, boys!"

    Sergeant Major Alcorn's heart raced, although his men would never know it. Standing straight and strong as one of the pillars that held up the walkway behind the main palisade, he was a picture of martial resolve: tall, broad, resplendent in his armor, a …

  • Zion's Gambit

    “I am Zion, one King of five of the Mistmarches. I will see who is running this army, and I do not mean the cur Irovetti who seems to be hiding in his palace, rather than join his fine soldiers on the field of battle!” the silver-haired Magister of the …

  • Anton Steps In

    Anton rode forward as Zion and the enemy's representative spoke, arriving just as the latter donned his helm and made for Zion with his axe. Placing himself, astride his warhorse, between the king and would-be attacker, he spoke. “What if such honor …

  • Kincaid and an open city

    Kincaid survived, but just barely. There are some wounds that magic simply cannot heal - not in the immediate sense, and not without scars inside and out of the man. Such were the ranger's injuries, of both the physical and psychological sort, him having …

  • The Spoils of Pitax

    By mid-November, almost two months after the war ended, the city of Pitax is completely under the control of the Mistmarches, with law enforcement established, elements of local government back on the job, and food and trade goods flowing. A sense of …

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