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[center [b [size25 Si Tysedaer Maelolaer]]]
[center Four years have passed sense the noble houses stood together against the might of the Corrupted King. Though Tauron was saved from his corruption it came at a cost. The Tenuous pact between the nobles had all but evaporated. The dull life of every day society to elves has returned, the nobles never allowing for another king to be placed upon the throne fearful of what a person could do. A council of the top ten noble houses was formed and rule the elves, but the power held within is dismal and always changing. Like their Dark elven brethren the elves have decided power can only be held by those who can keep it. ]
[center The Noble's Cycle is one of hatred; Alliances forged and broken. They have paid the price for sharing the world with each other and have forgotten what makes them strong, but they will need to stand as one to fight a common enemy once again, or fall one by one divided. With the constant raids from the humans in the northern lands, The orcs to the East, the Dwarves to the west, and the unknown lands to the south the world seems to be pushing the elves to the limits, but the elves have finally had enough and are starting to push back.]
[center It was said once That the elves Ruled the world surface with their might empire, but recent years show that was a dwindle of the past, and their race is forced to live upon small islands and fight each other for land and power and riches, but there are a few who would yet see a leader to bring the elves once again to the golden days of an Empire spanning across the world. Others would see them settle the way they are and hold to traditions.]
[center [b Known elven races]]
[center | Col Aer/ High elf | Shyr Aer/ Blood Elf | Mel Aer/ Sun elf | Paeraes Aer/ Desert elf | Bol Aer/ Night elf | Tyl Aer/ Moon elf | Mas Aer/ Star elf | Pas Aer/ Dark elf | Madyrn Aer/ Shadow elf | Pyrn/ Drow | Shyr Aer/ Wood elf | Shor Aer/ Wild elf | Sia Aer/ True elf | Thyr Aer/ Frost elf | Aili Aer/ Ice elf | Sharaes Aer/ Water elf | Tyr Aer/ Chaos Elf | Tyser Aer/ Corrupt elf | Paestyl Aer/ Demon elf | Eilaer Aer/ Angel Elf | Thae Aer/ Fae elf | Per Aer/ Druid elf | Pandryl Aer/ Dragon elf | Cylysaer/ Honorless | Cyraelaer/ Houseless | Sarys/ Traitor | ]
[Center [b Known Elven Homelands]]
[center Soraer Thysaer, The Twisted Forest Capital Aistysar Car ]
[center Paestyr, The Dreamwoods Capital Bali Toria ]
[center Shaloli Jhaji, The Blackice lake Capital Tostyl Syrdaes ]
[center Taerael Airi, The Crescent Isle Mi Olaesyl ]
[center ialaes shae, The Underway (Drow) Capital Modaes Baer ]
[center Bondrli Shyr, The nightgrove Woods Capital Bol Caer, ]
[center Airi os si Saestas, Isle of the Templar Capital Moli os Kyr ]
[Center Airi os Kaes. Isle of Gems Capital Teiralyl Kyli ]
[Center Shoraesol Shasael, Whispering Barrens Capital Shasmal Kyl ]
[Center [b Known Elven Eternity Trees]]
[center Aeraesar Sharaes --- Eternal Watcher (Destroyed)]
[center Kaer Ol Maelolaer --- Great Oak Sentinel (Destroyed)]
[center Tylshaer Maelolaer --- Moonwell Sentinel ]
[center Shori Maelolaer --- White Sentinel ]
[center Shyr Maelolaer --- Blood Sentinel ]
[center Melshaer Maelolaer --- Sunwell Sentinel ]
[center Aeraesar Maelolaer --- Eternal Sentinel ]
[center Teirar Maelolaer --- Crystal Sentinel ]
[center Kyr Maelolaer --- God Sentinel ]
[center Masol Maelolaer --- Starlight Sentinel ]
[Center Sosti Maelolaer --- Time Sentinel ]
[center Thos Maelolaer --- First Sentinel ]
[center Jhyr Maelolaer --- Lost Sentinel (Unknown)]
[center Bali Maelolaer --- Vale Sentinel (Unknown)]
[center myli Maelolaer --- Stone Sentinel (Dwarf)]
[center [b The Crescent Isle]]
[center [pic https://i.imgur.com/aX8PsNX.png]]
[center [b Known Crescent Isle Houses and ranks]]
Masjhol --- Starlight Capital Masol Thysaer
Thaelyr --- Felwood
Maser --- Stardust Capital Tyl Toria
Verdia --- Ruby Capital Kaes Tyrn
Per --- Dusk Capital Tyl Males
Parn --- Dawn Capital Mel Males
Aelori --- Ecplise Capital Shyr Tadorar
Molaes --- Silver Capital Tas Syli (CraftThrone)
Myrdar --- Snowfall Capital Myrn Tylal
Jhol --- Shadow Capital of Kaelyr myli
Madyrn --- Light Capital of Shardys Syrdaes
Maeras --- Seafair Capital of Shori Syrdaes
Kyli --- Goldsea Capital of Molaes pys
Pandrylyli --- Dragonstone Capital of Teirar Moli
Sia Eilol --- True Ancient Capital of Airi Kesael
Balore'shan Capital of Molaesthas Caer
[center [b The Black Ice Lake]]
[center [pic https://i.imgur.com/TJNKezw.png]]
[center [b Known Black Ice Lake Houses and ranks]]
Shydali --- Bloodbane Capital Shor Syrdaes
[center [b The Night Grove Woods]]
[center [pic https://i.imgur.com/2dcwijF.png]
[center [b Known Night Grove Woods Groups]]
Aeraeleli --- Eye of Elune Capital Tyl Saesti
Thysaerasael --- Forest Warden Capital Mel eil Mas Kyli
Melaelolaer --- Sun Sentinel Capital Shasos Car
[center [b The Twisted Forest]]
[center [pic https://i.imgur.com/bWgseQF.png]]
[center [b The Twisted Forest is under a single Banner of the King. Royal House Melyr (Sunwood).]]
[center [b The Dream Woods]]
[center [pic https://i.imgur.com/zfiaXmU.png]]
[center [b Known Dream Wood Noble houses and ranks]]
Kydaeryli --- Goddess Speakers Capital Maedaes Tyli
Siacol --- True King Capital Syli Toria
[center [b Isle of the Templar]]
[center [pic https://i.imgur.com/yca8meW.png]]
[center [b Known factions to the Templar]]
Aeres --- East Guard, Capital Olael Vaes
Taesoscol --- Cleric Knights, Capital Moli Shasas
Saestikes --- Temple Guard, Capital Mor Kari
Jhondrar --- Light Watch, Capital Shori Jhondryri
Eisalaendryli --- Mage Grove, Capital Thyrol Toria
[center [b Isle of Gems]]
[center [pic https://i.imgur.com/ew92Jdg.png]]
[center [b Known Factions to the Dragon Born]]
Per os si Tarn --- Druids of the Claw, Capital Teiralyl Kyli
Per os si Saer --- Druids of the Teeth, Capital Teiralyl Kyli
Per os si Shol --- Druids of the Wings, Capital Teiralyl Kyli
Per os si Aer --- Druids of the Eyes, Capital Teiralyl Kyli
Per os si Thal --- Druids of the Fangs, Capital Teiralyl Kyli
Per os si Malaer --- Druids of the Scales, Capital Teiralyl Kyli
Per os si Kyli --- Druids of the Grove, Capital Teiralyl Kyli
Per os si Cys --- Druids of the Horn, Capital Teiralyl Kyli
Per os si Baer --- Druids of the Nest, Capital Teiralyl Kyli
Per Os si Shaer --- Druids of the Breath, Capital Teiralyl Kyli
Per Os si Tandros --- Druids of the Magic, Capital Teiralyl Kyli
Kaes Kes --- Gem Guard, Capital Capital Teiralyl Kyli
[center [b Whispering Barrens]]
[Center [pic https://i.imgur.com/JedRgyt.png]]
[center [b The Underway]]
[center [b Photo Unavailable]]
[center [b Known houses of the Underway and ranks]]
[center Shyrmyli--- Bloodstone , Capital Vylasor Tari ]
[center Information unavailable at this time]
[center [b Known elven names]]
[center Olael Mi -- The Ocean Sea]
[center Tylodi Jhaji -- Moonring Lake]
[center Tosys jhaji -- Mirror Lake]
[center Meloli Tylal -- Sunspine Mountains]
[center Masyrn Tylal -- Starcrown Mountain]
[center Thos Thysaer -- First Fortress]
[center Shori Toria -- White City]
[center Kaer Syrdaes -- Great Tower]
[center Kyr'm Kari -- God's gate]
[Center Masali -- Starscale]
[center [b Known names]]
[center Gron Khaz -- Crown Hall ]
[center Karaz Khaz -- Enduring Hall ]
[Center [b The twelve Ancient elvish blades]]
[center Forged from the Scales of Dragons mixed with Masali and magic the Twelve Ancient elvish blades are known across the world in both reputation and rumor. Most lost to unknown lands and time. Enchanted to resist rusting and ware. Many have a special quality to them and are designed for their names.]
[center 1. Vyraejol, The Rose King. Current Owner Javi Twinshade. First owner Shol Melyr. Green color, Special quality is repairing itself through blood of enemies. Sword type weapon.]
[center 2. Kylarn, The Golden Dawn. Current Owner Anjui Starcrown. First owner Cern Sia Eilol. Gold color, Special Quality is cutting through dragon scales. War Ring type weapon.]
[center 3. Tylol, The Moonring. Current Owner Ado Starcrown. First Owner Ra'sha Shori. Red color, special quality is constant rotation of the blades creating a shield also. Glaive type weapon.]
[center 4. Paerys, The Death Touch. Current Owner Ursa Starcrown. First owner Erdil Shori. Gray color, Special quality is instant death with just a scratch from blade. Short sword type weapon.]
[center 5. Maelor, The Spell shield. Current Owner unknown. First owner Casha Bloodbane. Purple color. Special quality is ability to expand and Contract size of shield. Shield type weapon.]
[center 6. Kydaes, The God tears. Current Owner, Bali Kydaeryli. First owner Shaelia Bloodbane. Rainbow/Clear color. Special quality is ability is to see other's desires. Sword type weapon.]
[center 7. Saendas, The Tree Harp. Current Owner, Unknown. First owner Casha Bloodbane. White color. Special quality is the bow produces arrows itself by pulling on the string. Bow type weapon.]
[center 8. Colali, The King's bane. Current Owner Lunas Sunfury. First Owner Tyrdaer Siacol. Black color. Special quality is the fact the weapon is a living creature. Animal Type weapon.]
[center 9. Shydys, The Blood horn. Current Owner Unknown. First owner Orion God of Wilds. Yellowish white color. Special Quality is the ability to call plants and animals to aid. Bow type weapon.]
[center 10. Mylaedi, The Soul edge. Current owner Unknown. First owner Arid Sia Eilol. Blue color. Special quality is the ability to bring people's worst fear against them. Spear type weapon.]
[center 11. Kydaeror, The Goddess's Fist. Current Owner unknown. First owner Systar Taer. Silver color. Special quality is the ability to cause explosions where none should. Hammer Type weapon.]
[center 12. Eisalae, The Arcana book. Current owner unknown. First owner Jhori Goddess of life. Unknown color. Special quality is able to acquire any knowledge within the pages. Book Type weapon.]
[center [b The Cast]]
[center [b Casted Characters]]
[center [http://rp.eliteskills.com/vc.php?c=399555 Anjui Felwood] --- #b62e11]
[center [http://rp.eliteskills.com/vc.php?c=402202 Ado Felwood] --- #f5990a]
[center [http://rp.eliteskills.com/vc.php?c=402203 Lunas Sunfury] --- #9138cc]
[center [s [http://rp.eliteskills.com/vc.php?c=402204 Javi Twinshade] --- #9dcc38 ]]
[center [http://rp.eliteskills.com/vc.php?c=402205 Eci Bloodbane] --- #e642f5]
[Center [http://rp.eliteskills.com/vc.php?c=408790 Calaes Starwoods] --- #bb822a]
[Center [http://rp.eliteskills.com/vc.php?c=408481 Ursa Orvini] --- #90478b]
[center [b Important NPCS]]
[center [b Crescent Isle Elf]]
[center Lady Tasia Thaelyr ---- Lady Felwood #1ba77f]
[center Lord Systar Thaelyr --- Lord Felwood #0a8a39]
[Center Shaelia Thaelyr --- Shaelia Felwood #08541f]
[center Lord Tasaer Aelori --- Lord Eclipse #771390]
[center Lady Shaer Aelori --- Lady Eclipse #652376 ]
[center Lord Torydaes Molaes --- Lord Silver #7fc3a1]
[center Lady Eilae Molaes --- Lady Silver #c9c9a6]
[center Lord Aeloran Myrdar --- Lord Snowfall #42f5e8]
[center Lady maedali Myrdar --- Lady Snowfall #42b6f5]
[center Lord Seilaes Maser --- Lord Stardust #103dbc]
[center Lady Taroli Maser --- Lady Stardust #1065bc]
[center Lord Bostia Verdia --- Lord Ruby #cb343e]
[center Lady Saer Verdia --- Lady Ruby #910811]
[center Lord byraer Parn --- Lord Dawn #f494f0]
[center Lady Vastalae Parn --- Lady Dawn #b658b2]
[center Lord Balyr Per --- Lord Dusk #f69079]
[center Lady Vyrdol Per --- Lady Dusk #761a05]
[center Lord Eilael Kyli --- Lord Gold sea #ed7731]
[center Lady Aelae Kyli --- Lady Gold Sea #a14108]
[center Lord Cazer Pandrylyli --- Lord Dragonstone #5073be]
[center Lady Shel Pandrylyli --- Lady Dragonstone #526998]
[center [b Moon elf]]
[center Moon Elf High Priestess Bali Kydaeryli ---Priestess Bali #df24eb]
[center Moon Elf King Tyrdaer Siacol --- King Tyrdaer #2b18d8]
[center [b Wood elf]]
[center Wood elf Crowned Prince Vyr Melyr ---- Prince Vyr #108417]
[center Wood elf King Shol Melyr --- King Shol #7f2f30]
[center [b Dark Elf]]
[center [b Drow]]
[center [b Night elf]]
[center [b normal NPCS]]
[center North wall Guard Captain Tystalaes shar --- #ae0f1c]
[center East Wall Guard Captain Tadal Shar --- #8d3f46]
[center South Wall Guard Captain Kaelaesar Shar --- #c85b88]
[center West Wall Guard Captain Eidosar Shar --- #3c6877]
[center Moon elf Captain Calos Malos --- #6d3b87]
[center Moon elf Prophet Maes --- #18a4d8]
[center [b Other race NPCS]]
[center Kaydos Aisylodi --- Dwarvish King Godric Ironside #562c12]
[center [b Mentioned NPCS]]
[center Taraern Thaelyr]
[center Bastaer Thaelyr]
[center Baelae Thaelyr]
[center Toria Thaelyr]
[center Saesia Verdia]
[center Eilaer Per]
[center Eidas Madyrn]
[center Tasi Jhol]
[center Voli Kyli]
[center Jhadia Maser]
[center Byrdi Pandrylyli]
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Ado followed the soldiers through the gatehouse. The group didn't seem to pay much attention to Ado, however the guards paid very close attention to the group. Ado had slipped with the group passed the guard. He knew there was only one way the guards would notice that he would be a give away was his blade had the family insignia on it. It was only then a messenger came up to the group. [b "Sir, Lord Belore'shan wants you and your troops to go to the fort and gather the troops. Head towards the capital. Its under siege from House Masjhol. Its said Anjui Masjhol is leading the siege."]
Nodding the male turned to his troops. [b "You heard him, We march to the Capital."] The male only nodded along with the rest of the troops. Ado knew not to answer, but it didn't mean that it would go unnoticed. Ado kicked his mount as the group passed the forts other gatehouse. It was only then that the male broke away from the group to surge forward pushing passed everyone as he could. [b "Soldier stop, your to far ahead of the group."]
Ignoring the group Ado kept pushing forward. Arrows began to wees passed his ears. [b "Take that traitor down."] The boy only laughed as he called back. [#f5990a "That would require me to be a part of House Belore'shan, House Meares, Or any of the other houses. I am Ado of House Masjhol."] It was then the elf drove his mare even faster and harder.
Anjui had took only a few hours to set up the siege engines. Trebuchets, Ballista, catapults, etc. They started firing right at dawn and dust started to fill the air from the city along with horn blares from the city and screams. He watched as the boulders landed inside the city walls. The buildings could be rebuilt, the Walls were the hardest part to rebuild, and knowing they would need to stand yet quite a long bit yet. War season would be long still and knowing that houses were marching after his brother into the lands Anjui himself was in.
The horn call at first was softly placed upon the wind. As the waves of weapons started to reload the horn sound grew much louder. Looking to the horizon Anjui saw a single thin thread line of dust clouded from the horses throwing up the dirt on the pathway. However it was not what Anjui wanted, The banners while far off in the distance were still noticeable, Per and Parn they had marched their armies past House Maeras and into the lands of house Balore'shan. It seemed however they were unprepared to see the forces of Mashjol laying siege to the capital. [#b62e11 "Forces on the horizon. Battle Stations."]
The small force that was under Anjui's banner turned to face the other two house's gathering army and allowed the siege weapons to stop their firing upon the city and allowing it to regain some composure. Turning to his forces Anjui cried out as he looked at them. [#b62e11 "Men and Women of Masjhol. You are now across the field from your greatest of rivals. House Per and House Parn will stand in your way no matter what. The thing is however also you face the house of Balore'shan."] pausing a moment he continued. [#b62e11 "You are outnumbered at the least three to one if not by even more. Look to your left then look to your right. These people will be your best friends, your siblings, no your family. The shield wall is your home. You must protect those around you and you yourself must survive."]
Waiting just again another moment he kept going [#b62e11 "The Gods and Goddess protect us, but we ourselves must face these enemies with grace and dignity. We will also make sure to punish the enemies so much that they will wish to never have fought us to begin with."] It was at the end of the speech another horn blared behind him. It was the Lord Aelori and the army that had been placed under his banner, and with him flowed the Flag of House Maser. The young King turned to look at Aelori who only bowed his head to him. As he looked to the commander of the Maser forces to find it was his uncle who also nodded his head to him and looked up to the banner that the closest member held and it had still the symbol for Maser, however was colored yet the way House Masjhol would color theirs.
It was short lived break from the fighting and the constant awareness of what was going on around them. His plan was set of course, but that doesn't mean it would go off like he wanted it to. With everything going on Lunas was waiting and waiting for Calaes to get here, yet the elf and his command had yet to. As the day peaked out up over the sea water showed the boats on the edge of the horizon making way towards the land fall.
Still yet no Battle cleric to help him, and even though he called him at dawn he did not expect them to show up right when he wanted them to, but Lunas knew Calaes would appear when he was needed the most. As the commanders set forth their troops they looked hopeful towards the hill upon which Lunas and the troops he commanded were sitting upon. While they blocked off once again the central pathway with stone, dirt, and magic. It would be a hard time breaking through it.
Lunas then raised the banner that was at his side to show he began the battle. The troops pushed open the left side barrier that was placed up and rushed forward towards the beach front where the High elves were set to land upon the shore. The troops had taken up position around it, but the orcs were not having it and pushed on the troops. [b "Sir Troops are coming."] Looking behind him Calaes had shown himself just in time.
Without words between the two Calaes followed Lunas's gaze as it shifted back to the field of battle. Calaes gave his orders to the troops he had brought with him, a small force to start with, but as more showed up he gave them all the same order, support the force on the beach. It would give them a far better advantage once the High elf forces landed but until then they were at a disadvantage because of number and placing out the army to thin.
Lunas drew out his blade and charged forward to block the orcs from pushing up the pathway and break off their supply lines. Of course it was a hard pressed battle like any of the. At first the rushing of air past his ears and the bounce of the tiger under him, That was until he was taken off his mount by a staff to the gut. Taking a sharp inhaling breath Lunas would have been swarmed over had his war cat not stayed to defend him. Swinging his blade around to get himself up off the ground.
Eventually he stood up and pushed the orcs back away from him. The elves of course pushed to form lines between the pathway and the beach front which kept it running. It was the Horns however that drew Lunas's attention long enough to make a realization that another wave of Orcs coming and they would not make it through. Behind him another horn rang out even louder. It was the High elves as their ships landed on the beach.
The group had rushed passed several places all at once, a few times people in the group wanted to stop and take a look at the amazing sights, but Calaes wouldn't allow it. They had orders and while questionable he would not disobey them at all. The male kept the pace at a heavy and hard run. They were needed and he would see it the group would arrive on time. The Battle cleric gave a few whistles left and right and pointed off into the forest. From his collected troops pairs broke off every time his whistle and pointed taking a full speed to whatever direction their leader pointed.
Calaes had sent those people away to the other cities to gather the rest of the troops underneath his command. If the Prince Lunas wanted him and his regiment he would get troops that would bare arms. the entire army under Calaes's command all one hundred thousand of them. Close to the last light of day he whistled once more and pointed his hands both directions this time. His unit that he started with started at a single one hundred and now without the troops that were dispatched they had thirty or so.
Raising his hand they would stop for the night. It was a short break and rest they would have, but it was well deserved and much needed with the hours of travel they had done. With night falling they would travel better. [#bb822e "Water the horses, and put some food in your belly, we move out in thirty minutes."] A few groans came from the group. Calaes knew that those gathered around would of course listen to him and he tolerated their sounds of annoyance grumpy moods and everything else most people would not.
As the dawn rose on the morning the group reached the camp. Calaes rode right up on his horse to Lunas who was mounted upon his war tiger of course the creature knew its sibling like creature and gave a hello type growl. [#bb822e "Hail Lord Lunas. I am here as ordered."] He didn't even wait for his orders as he saw where the male elf was looking towards. It was the beach front and the boats that were on the waters. Turning his mount Calaes whistled and put his hand pointed to the beach front and the water. [#bb822e "Help down there."] As he gave the orders more and more of the battle clerics that were under his arrived. He looked to Lunas who only nodded at him. [#bb822e "Battle Clerics we shall move where we can. Aid those on the field of battle and put your lives on the lines like anyone else would do for you."]
The sounds of the hooves kept creeping closer and closer. Ado's ears started to burn as he felt the ticking of arrows wiz past him dropping the few troops around him. Ado knew if he kept pushing his mare it would kill her however. Drawing on the reigns he spun his mare to the side and took off. He had to survive he just had to. He would give his life and that of any others around him to get his brother his dream. Would it happen, of course not if Anjui could help it.
It was as he was thinking that arrows once again started to fly by Ado's head left and right. He veered off once again to the side returning to the normal pathway he was taking. As he flew over hills and into brushes away from the guard that were chasing him Ado threw himself off his mare and into some brush. It wouldn't last long of course, but it would be all the cover he needed.
Digging through the bags on his mare Ado pulled split out of his own uniform and put on that of house Maeras. The border fort was really close by and Ado wouldn't have time to change after now as the troops would force him to keep pushing in the open fields between the fort and the forest that the elves claimed as their own. Of course there was little brush between the two, but nothing to cover both a horse and a fully grown elf. Stuffing the uniform back into the bag Ado had just heard the hooves beating over the hillside and into the area. [b "Find him. He couldn't have gone far. The seal must not be lost, Lady Maeras will have our heads if it is."] Ado had peered out of a peep hole from the bushes to see if he could spot anything.
Waving his hand in the air and saying something under his breath the bushes across the road from him started to shimmer and shake and as the troops approached went farther into the forest. [b "There he is after him."] with a little bit more magic poured into the illusion he made it appear as if he had started to run away from the road now. It gave him just enough time to jump back on his horse and ride towards the fort. Upon reaching the fort gate he waved up to the guard and had a small side door opened up to him.
Just as the door finished opening the troops that were chasing him came up on either side of him. [b "Damn he got away, but how? We had kept an eye on him the entire time and he just vanished."] One person to his left seemed to stare at Ado a lot. Ado just nodded to him. [b "It was smart work coming back to the fort, from here we can overlook the entire area in a small amount of time."]
As the young king commander marched his army across the open fields he kept an eye upon the horizon to make sure no army would ambush him or attempt to stop him. It was a short lived dream as the shimmer of metal seemed to appear on the edge of the field. Marching still Anjui held his hand up. [#b62e11 "Commanders, battle stations."] the horn called out across the five thousand solders gathered up under Anjui. [b "Lord we are ready."] nodding he continued the much slower pace moving forward.
The pain staking slow pace hade Anjui anxious with the adrenaline pumping through his system. Stopping part of the way Anjui noticed a single thing, The army gathered in front of them was not from House Belore'shan. Calling across the field Anjui shouted. [#b62e11 "Hail stranger, what is your business in these lands?"] Nothing for a good minute came back until the voice came back. [b "Lord Anjui we are the Force of Maeras bound to service to the Queen and only her word, not those of the nobility or her children."] At those words both armies drew their weapons and had them at the ready. Anjui raised his hand however to halt the arrow from flying on his side of the armies.
[#b62e11 "What is it that Lady Maeras sent her army so far away when my brother still yet runs around with the Seal of Maeras?"] Anjui had a few thoughts running through his head already how Lady Maeras would take his head and his brother would then be left to run House Masjhol on his own and from there his dreams would be brought low with a single swipe. [b "Lady Maeras wishes to pledge her house, but for fear of her family's wraith has been forced to take the hard path of following the wishes of her family. She has given your brother the seal, and aids him in making his way here to you. She sent six hundred troops to aid you in getting to him, and secured a pathway for your brother's small band to travel without any more harm befalling it."]
Seeing even more plans come to his mind Anjui only smiled. [b "My Lady asks that you allow us to help you in your endeavor, but in order to do so we must switch colors and armor as she does not yet wish to be discovered by our allies that we have aided you. House Pern and House Par are very powerful and could easily cause her downfall."] Anjui nodded and waved forward the five hundred soldiers took to the supply wagons and changed quickly. Now he had a few more troops under his banner and the true war would begin.
Continuing their march upon Molaesthas Car They reached the walls to see it was prepared for the siege, but from the wrong side of the city. Perhaps they expected the other houses to take them on from House Maeras instead. It was their folly as it would be hours before their siege weapons would be able to be allowed against Anjui and his army. [#b62e11 "Commanders set up camp. House Belore'shan shall know the wraith of Masjhol for lying to me."] The commanders nodded and rode off to the lines behind them who broke rank long enough to set up camp and get the fires going for the camp itself and the sentries. Anjui may have been a young king, but not a stupid commander.
Anjui knew that the fires would give away the fact they were there, but to him he would rather fight a well prepared city over a sneak attack. He was not here to conquer the city, more keep it occupied and force that old man back to defend his capital and pry his eyes away from Ado as he rode as fast as he could here.
Slowly making the rounds of a Battle cleric it meant patrolling the city, making sure all was going well within the vailed city, but it was far more then that as well. It meant to make sure a balance of power was still in place. While elves were purist at heart moon elves strived to prove the other races wrong and show that even as the 'stuck up' as their kind is they can show compassion and balance as well.
A patrol for any cleric consisted of a single route give to them upon the start of the week. It always changed and was rarely ever the same as Bali Toria was an ever expanding city growing larger and larger by the days. It was not unheard of that the patrols would lead past at least one of the outside walls or to the inner walls to check upon the soldiers placed there usually by one of the High priest or priestess's, even the Royal family could place guards upon the walls. Nobility were treated just like commoners and the merchants and the like, however there were a few 'undesirables' that lived just on the outskirts of Bali Toria.
Calaes slowed his pace as he came to the wall stairs, it was one thing he did not like. The stairs attached to the walls were so bulky and open that anyone could get attacked on them. If the city was ever attacked the stairs could be filled with archers yes, but if a portion fell that had stairs on it anything below them would be destroyed or killed. Grinded into the dust that's apart of the paved road. Placing his war rings on his hip Calaes whispered a small spell under his breath for a barrier.
While the barrier wouldn't stop any blade coming at him small projectiles and other spells would bounce off like they were little pebbles skipping across a river. making his way up the stairs with no incident Calaes had left the barrier up and made his way to the first guard post on the wall. like the wall the posts were made of the white stone with a small window carved to overlook the city on one side and on the other to look outside the walls. above the roof was a large signal fire that would be lite only when under attack. The young moon elf had only seen the thing lit once in his long life. They city was still yet small and the moon elves had yet to establish themselves fully as a separate race from the night elves.
The orcs had marched right up to their walls with trolls, goblins, and worgs. Thinking their forces would be outmatched they had lite the signal fire and requested aid from any of the other cities, but none came. Not even the wood elves who's kingdom was so close to them. That night however was a massacre and the orcs who attacked did not survive, no they were just a distraction just like at all the other cities that had been attacked. Their real target was instead the wood elf capital, which they failed to even get close to.
Holding up his hand Calaes was greeted by the soldier stationed there. it was a short conversation, but it was something the moon elf enjoyed as constantly talking to the priests in the temple and other guards got boring from the same conversation and responses of Let the Goddess's will lead you where it may. or the typical response of don't worry about things above your place in the temple. That was the thing however Calaes was one who wished to become a Templar like the elf Kain in history. But that was an honor bestowed upon those who have shown great change to the race as a whole not just their class or their temple or themselves.
With all the small stop conversations the moon elf had with the guards on the walls he eventually reached the stairs that would take him down the wall, but before he started his decent down he stopped. [b "Lord Calaes Starwood."] came a huff and a puff from a male elf who seemed to have been running everywhere looking for him. [#bb822a "That would be me, what is it that you need from me?"] The male elf stepped up to him and leaned over just slightly to catch his breath. He dug into his coat which had Calaes putting his hand upon the ring weapons hanging from his hip, but when the elf produced a scroll letter and a ring from his bag Calaes saw the Royal insignia upon the ring and knew Lunas was giving him an order.
breaking the wax seal upon the letter the elf read through the thing quickly by scanning it and nodded. [#bb822a "Take rest at the Temple, I will send word back by bird."] [b "Thank you Lord Calaes."] Nodding Calaes whispered a few more words under his lips to command a spell. A simple paper appeared within the air and upon it words he spoke appeared upon it. [#bb822a "We gather in the grove just outside The city. We set out in an hour."] Waving his hand towards the paper it caught on fire and disappeared.
Running back to the temple he didn't stop like he normally would at the door to talk to the guard there and went right to his room and threw open the chest at the foot of his bed. Grabbing his bow and arrows, blade, and his battle armor Calaes stripped off the temple armor and placed on his battle armor quickly. Standing in front of the mirror to check himself he was satisfied with the fast pace he was setting. Setting out towards the edge of the city. [#bb822a "Lord Malorne grant me the blessing of your magic."] Holding his hand up above his head he released his fist to an open hand. Not stopping Calaes felt his feet come up off the pavement and below him was a spectre moonsaber. It was the blessing he had been granted, but would only appear at night.
Getting to the grove Calaes was the last to arrive. He had one hundred men and women under him from the varies temples and ways of life. They had covered up their symbols, but the moon elf knew every one of them by their real names not their code names. Calaes was only known as the Guardian. [#bb822e "Soldiers, Lord Lunas has summoned us to the field of battle, We are to head straight to the battlefield. We have orders to Secure the head of a warband of orcs. We also have a goal to remove the head of as many orcs as we can on the way out."] As he spoke everyone mounted up and the group took off a few moments later.
lunas had left the front lines. He began pacing the command pavilion looking across the tables that had the maps and other documents on them. Body counts, injured soldiers, damaged equipment, Supply count and the list of the dead. Their names would be forever etched into the halls of warriors. They defended their homelands and would be remembered for doing so and would be given the highest of honors for it. While the wood elves were not considered members of the moon elves they would still be casted to the highest of honors for them. Lunas would make sure of it even if it meant fighting the Priesthood to do so.
As he looked from the papers up the commanders were walking towards him. The wood elf's blade The Rose king in front of them all. The group stopped and placed the blade on an empty chair and turned to get their new orders. Lunas however remained silent for just a few moments as his deep violet eyes stuck to the rose king weapon.
[#9138CC "Commanders. At the loss of our wood elf comrad Javi Twinshade we will have to buckle down much harder on this field until reinforcements show. The Dragonborn have come but in small number."] as he finished the moonelf looked across the mix of elven faces, they all seemed to have a hint of sadness, but the burning fire of retribution in their eyes. As he was about to speak again a female stepped forward and spoke [b "Commander Lunas, The Dragonborn come baring news as well."] She stepped sidewise to have a dragonborn male step forward. Lunas had looked at the male, while he looked the same age as lunas The elves could tell he was far younger then anyone else there. Dragonborn like True elves lived a much shorter life then the other races of elves. True elves only lived to be one hundred, dragonborn lived to be one thousand.
Waving his hand to the dragonborn to speak Lunas awaited his hand placed on the blade at his hip. [b "Lord Lunas, I have come with news from Lord Anjui and Ado from the Crescent isle. Their troops would be sailing shortly after my own boat left, They should arrive by dawn. Their ships will need a small landing on the shore, however the dragonborn can't hold the ground they landed in."] Lunas nodded as he released the hand from his blade.
[#9138CC "What do you propose we do then?"] looking to the map again Lunas returned his eyes once again to the commanders as they all looked towards him for orders. He wanted their opinions yet they were trained to take orders and follow them without question. It wasn't how the moon elves worked under his command, but these men and women were not suppose to be under his command. [b "Might I make a suggestion of perhaps sending a small group to secure the landing with the dragonborn and force the orcs to fight on two fronts?"] looking at the geographical map of the land he scanned it over and over again trying to figure out a better solution,, but yet none came to his eyes at first.
Planting his finger on the map just off the cliff [#9138CC "We land them here."] the commanders all leaned in along with the dragonborn elf. [#9138CC "This will allow us to help cover the landing spot by artillery fire and long ranged arrows. It will however mean we open up the pathway on that side as well so to allow the forces to form up here with us on our own ranks as well. With the high elf forces here we can push one more wave of orcs back and from there chase them back into their own lands. From there we break up the warband and force the orcs to fight their own kind again for whatever it is they fight for. Cut off the head and the body withers."]
Looking to the group he stood up his finger still on the map. [#9138CC "Commanders I want you to send at least six hundred men to the landing spot. If we can't help the high elves land then we stand no chance of defending our position much longer. The orc numbers just grow and ours are diminishing slowly."] Shuffling through the scrolls upon the table he held one up and handed it off to a male elf in light cloth. [#9138CC "Make sure this gets into the hands of the Battle Cleric Calaes Starwoods. Hand it to him and him alone, no guard, no zealot, no priest, no one but him. This is your order. If proof is necessary..."]
slipping the ring from his hand he placed it within the hands of the same elf. [#9138CC "Hand him this and tell him he is being summoned by the Royal family to the field of battle. And to bring his company with him. Also tell him I expect him set out within the hour of getting this message."]
The worry had started to dig in much harder then before as the reinforcements thought to be sent from his brother turned out to be troops arriving from other houses to aid House Maeras in reclaiming their capital. Much over so the troops added additional worry to Ado's current situation. He only had so much an power with him and he was already stretched to thin across the city walls. Let one or two fall yeah sure, but once that happened the troops would gain momentum into the city and not likely stop as they pushed farther in. More so the citizens that weren't currently in the army standing outside the gates could also just as easily turn on their current occupier just as easily as they could continue on their daily lives.
Ado had give it one final thought. Of course it was a suicide based mission, but it would have to work in order for his brother to get what he wanted and Ado was not about to return to his brother with anything less then a success on what they wanted. It meant however a heavy loss to their troops that was with him. Five hundred strong abled bodies and it would be cut down beyond half if not worse. As he thought over the course of action laid out before him Ado had watched the messenger approach once more expecting to get the same answer he had done so the past couple of weeks now.
Releasing the bird into the air it headed the direction to his brother requesting aid as they were out of the capital and on the run now. Ado looked down the wall to the gathering force as they mustered on the field waiting to release the barrage of stone into the city. Ado however answered quickly to the runner who looked confused at first. [b "Did you not hear what I said Lord Ado."] A stern look came across the elf's face as he looked down to the man. [b "This means you accept the terms of surrender from Lady Maeras. You and your troops will vacate the walls of Kaer Syrdaes. It also means your brother will no longer attempt to take House Maeras or anyone the house claims as allies under his own banner."]
A devil's smile played across his face now as Ado came down the wall gliding down the wall using his knives to slow his decent. Gracefully he placed both his feet upon the ground and stopped in front of the elf runner from Maeras. [#f5990a "I believe I agreed to the original terms of surrender. The release of Lady Maeras and to vacate the city. I however have conditions of my own. that you best tell your heir. My people will be seen safely out of the city and out of the lands."]
the runner disappeared for a good time. once he reappeared he was heavily breathing. [b "The Lady Kardoli Maeras agrees to your terms. On the condition the city be turned over within the hour. This gives you enough time to prepare your troops and gather what supplies you have brought."] Both parties agreed and went their separate ways.
Ado of course had already informed his troops to be prepared to move and very quickly. Many had grabbed horses, arrows, and stores of food for the journey. What Ado had failed to mention was the next step of the plan which was to grab the seal on the way out. As the troops made their way to the front gate Ado took and released Lady Maeras from her own bedroom and walked her to the wall. [#f5990a "Lady Maeras I mean no offense in the occupation of your city, or to keep you prisoner. My brother wanted this to end diplomatically and without the loss of life. He sees each life as precious as his own. He will however kill anyone who stands in the way of his dream."]
A few breaths escaped the lady clad in silver as her ice blue eyes looked out over the field and the army gathered in front of the city gates. [b "Tell me Lord Ado. Do you believe in your brother's dream? Is it worth your life as well?"] Ado paused a moment as the question made him ponder for an answer. [b "If the answer is no, you should not have joined him so willingly against your family or against the nobles of the Isle. It is rumor that the other houses are gathering allies to push against your brother and the lands he has claimed, but it won't happen this year or even next as to many nobles are bickering as to who should lead."] Ado nodded before answering back. [#f5990a "Yes Lady Maeras I do believe in my brother's dream. Would give my life willingly for it. Would willingly end anyone else's to make sure his dream stays alive. And thank you for the information."]
Just as he was about to leave Lady Maeras pulled a small ring from her right hand and held it up in the air. [b "You are looking for this I am told.."] pulling the ring down and holding it in front of her face a smile came across her face as she turned and tossed it to Ado. The young elf caught it and turned it over repeatedly puzzled. Before he could ask Lady Maeras was standing in front of him. [b "Tell your brother I believe in his cause as well, and would die for it also. However some in house Maeras would frown upon such an action, and so this next course of action is the only one available to him. What I have handed you is the seal of House Maeras."]
Recognition came over Ado's face as Lady Maeras spoke. she meant to support Anjui, but could not do so publicly as it would mean being defaced and the family would hate her for it even publicly punish if not execute her. [b "What Kardoli has is a fake, it does not have the Bird in the center of the seal like that of our family symbol. However it means I will have to act like you stole the seal as you left the city. That means your escort off the land will be nullified and they will hunt you until you are all dead or the seal is returned. That or until you and your brother are united again with a much larger army."]
Ado nodded and pocketed the ring in a pouch just inside his armor. [b "I can buy you maybe one or two days, three at best, but after that you will have to rest as little as possible until you see the glistening of your brother's eyes and the armor upon the troops that follow him. From the messages Lord Belore'shan has sent me your brother has five hundred troops marshalled under him, but he is going to need farm more then that to take on what he needs."]
this is where a devil's smile grew upon Ado's face of course his twin was cunning and would hide the true number of the forces under his command. [#f5990a "Lady Maeras my brother has far grander then five hundred under his banner. However I will place you as my right hand when you become nobles. Your family will still hold high honor statues under our banner. House Maeras will not perish in this war."] Ado had heard the horn call when he left Lady Maeras on the wall. It was time to go as the hour was up.
Calling up on his troops they would run as far away as they could within the day to their advantage. He would have to get as far away from the city as possible and as close to his brother as travel would allow. Of course he had sent all but fifty of the troops with him back over the pass to House Masjhol to spread the word to be on the look out on the borders for any unauthorized troops or funny travelers. He also had word sent to his brother about the rumors and the words Lady Maeras had spoken to him If they were true it meant they would have to push a lot harder at the end of the war season to get other families to bend to the diplomatic way of turning their houses over. Or during the winter season for festivals he could go and challenge other houses to rule. Either were options, but it meant they had less time then even Anjui knew.
Ado had gotten on his horse. The pearl gates were opened and he kicked his mare into a full run. As the troops followed close behind the troop faces were all a blur as the horses ran passed. Ado had turned down the escort of house Belore'shan's troops Even had the chance to see house Per on the march to the border to make sure Belore'shan returned to his own lands or to march even farther and to post against Anjui's troops on the border.
It was but a few hours later a horn blast rang out from the fortress city behind them and the gates were opened up again and the thunder of horse hooves could be heard behind the troops on the run. [#f5990a "Damn not even a full day's ride away. Troops we have to go faster. no stopping unless we absolutely must."]
A boring sentiment patrolling the borders of his lands, but Anjui had made due over the few weeks he spent doing so. He kept in constant contact with Lord Aelori on the other side of the lands to make sure he did not require aid in a fight, which the usual answer of no came across bird. This gave a dull on the march life. Anjui of course was not a small matters man, he also sent a constant message to small villages and the larger cities even the capitals he controlled to make sure no one needed aid due to a siege of sorts.
The young king had planned this war season out to the fullest. While many ill prepared for what had happened he had laid it out simple in plan to both Ado and Aelori before it had come. Instead of trading away the extra gain and food product like their lands had done in the past. they had gathered up several months worth of harvest and made sure each city had ample supply to outlast war season in their stores and enough defense set that it would take a while to break through unless one was a very keen eyed person to notice weak spots in defenses or a high intelligent person beyond that of even an elf. Of course that would also mean sneaking an army past the patrols on any side of the lands he called his own. That alone would be a feat to be considered.
Facing to the east again Anjui's worry was focused more so on his brother. He had put his life at risk and without message to keep them in contact it worried him more. Of course he could risk sending a message to have it fly through the siege, but it was unlikely to be allowed through the enemy troops that easily. Lord Belore'shan was not one for a kind of insult to go unpunished if he could help it. Even if it was a back handed complement instead. [b "Lord Anjui. A message."]
Anjui only held his hand out to have the letter placed in his hands. As he read on his eyes lite up. His brother was injured, but was in a safe place. They had gotten the seal of house Maeras and were now on the run from the troops trying to get the seal back to Anjui and the safety of their own lands. The process was slow and progress was being hindered at every turn by lord Belore'shan and a constant guarding their back from troops pushing at them. It seemed a battle happened every few days between the troops. Ado had a good fighting force, but they had lost a few dozen soldiers, six horses, two ox and a cart of supplies already.
Crumpling up the paper Anjui turned his mount around to face the now gathered five thousand troops behind him. His voice booming across the group as he spoke in a yelling tone. [#b62e11 " Soldiers of House Masjhol, fellow comrads. I have been informed Lord Ado my brother is being chased by House Maeras as he flees to return to our lands. With them is our fellow brothers and sisters who constantly fight and attempt to stay alive to make it back here. I say we go and help them. Go from here and punish those who would see harm to our fellow elves of Masjhol."] a pause and silence was all that he got in response. [#b62e11 "Elves are being killed to make the great name Masjhol reach across the Isle. They need aid and I would see us answer it in kind."] a cheer escaped the crowed. Battle cries rang out among the troops, shields, swords, and spears began to bang against one another.
[#b62e11 "Commander, We march on Molaesthas Caer."] the young king's golden eyes looked to his commanders as they all nodded and turned to march their army to the Capital of house Balore'shan.
Bali Toria, The vailed city The capital of the Dreamwoods and the Moonelf seat of power. the vailed city was not called so because of their surroundings of the forest and trees, but because of the fact that it house the Crystal Sentinel. The Eternity tree that links the moon elves to there long life. The tree itself is a sight in itself that not very many get to gaze upon, even moon elves know of the tree however very few have seen it. While it stands a giant among the trees found within the capital its hard to tell that its actually a tree you are looking at. The crystal Sentinel got its name as its the only tree that is completely invisible to the naked eye unless you are at the base of the tree itself.
The tree is completely clear and you can see the otherside of the tree like it wasn't even there. The only reason you can tell there is a tree there at the base is because one would run into it or they would see a series of tunnels into the ground where the roots of the tree stands. However the tree is highly guarded by the wall that only the priest and priestesses can pass through without questions as the temple grounds are the only thing within the wall.
Very few exceptions are made to be within the wall and those are only Royal visitors or very highly respected ambassadors from the other races. Another would be the royal family of the moon elves as well. As it sat however the only person within the walls were the Temple guard, The Battle clerics for each god, and the High priestess who had just sent out the army to go aid the forces upon the borders that were fighting the orcs, but that had been days ago and the Dreamwoods while small was still several days away from any border.
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a single male elf with snow white hair was found among the cotton sheets. Stretching his limbs out as a yawn escaped his lips. His golden blue eyes scanned the room, yet nothing was different to his eyes the simple wooden chest still at the foot of the low hanging cot. The small flower sat in the window as it faced the Teirar Maelolaer. The inside of the room was a pale red sandstone like it had been taken out of a single block of stone carved and placed in. The door was a simple stained wood as well. While the Priests and priestess's were revered above all the other members of the Temples were still yet treated like common folk or worse depending on their statue in the temple itself.
a scent had caught the elf's noise. While the Crystal Sentinel that stood outside usually gave off a deep earthy smell to it this smell was that of copper and burning flesh. [#df24eb "Calaes, Wake up. Its time for morning rites."] The male elf whirled into life away from the cot to the chest and throwing clothing upon his body before the women appeared in his doorway. [#d12315 "Lady Bali, What is it a Battle Cleric of Malorne can do for you today?"]
a huff escaped the older elf as she pointed out the window to the tree that was there. [#df24eb "The daily rites need to be preformed. You will accompany me to do them."] Calaes just stood there with the blank look upon his face as he looked upon the High priestess of Eluna. [#d12315 "Last I checked Ladi Bali you were High Priestess to Eluna, not to Malorne, there for you do not command my actions and I will not follow orders given to me like I am some dog or treated like such a slave."] Another huff escaped Bali's lips, but just as she was about to open her mouth and speak Calaes quickly interjected. [#d12315 "I also thought it was highly frowned upon for High priests and Priestess's to set foot into another's temple. Its why they have Battle clerics and the Zealots running around always. Now if you do not mind, before someone sees you leave, if necessary I can escort you to the door."]
One could tell the High Priestess Bali had become angry as her skin turned from the violet hue and took on a more redder hue. storming away Calaes released the tension that had built up in his hand. While a Battle cleric is trained in martial skill Calaes being a Battle Cleric to the god of magic was also well versed in the arcane was. His chosen skills were that of fire and ice. While being trained in magic and not highly trained in either area he could still use magic from both. He had in fact prepared an ice ring to stop Bali from coming after him in the confined space of the room. While the ring wouldn't last long it would give him enough time to dive out the window.
Stepping again to the chest a soft click was heard the lock on the chest released and popped open. Grabbing his armor from the chest he closed it up once again. Turning to the wall just to his left he walked over and collected his Chakram weapons he inspected them. The guard on them each a crescent moon the design that of a sun on the blades. While small in comparison to the other war rings many Battle clerics are seen with there was a pair of them one for each hand instead of a single giant one. It made them easier to control and gave him more balance as well. Leaving his room Calaes went and started in rounds for the day.
The battle was a bloody process. Corpses of elves and orcs piled up in front of the group, however the orcs only seemed to push harder and harder as their fellow soldiers fell to the blade of elves. However the waves stopped after what seemed like several hours of long process of pushing against shields and spears trying to make a gap in-between the shields from the orcs. Of course elves were not that stupid as to let a spear threw the shield wall they had made.
Lunas looked around however as the battle was finished. He could not tell who was who with all the black oil like blood covering their skin and drenching their armor and hair patching it to their skin like they had just finished drenching themselves in a deep sweat. Of course the only cry of victory that came was a silent one. They had won the battle yes, however their losses were high and they would need a new tactic to keep the orcs at bay at the best. Looking around Lunas only found a sight he did not expect. Sometime during the fight the Wood elf commander Javi Twinshade had been killed. Arrows littered his body. How was it that he fell to his strongest of weapons? It did not matter he would have a proper funeral for the elf that gave his life.
The wood elves mourned for their loss, their greatest commander had passed away arrows poking out of him like a pincushion. Of course the arrows were removed and his wounds sown shut his body dressed properly and his clothing switched from the armor he was wearing to that of the Rangers of the wood elves, the best fitted for his position as Head ranger to the wood elves. Of course that meant the wood elves were leaderless until a new one arrived. The hardest wound to dress however was the hole poking out of the wood elves throat. likely the killing blow to him. Lunas had not noticed, but who could have stopped long enough to find out. [#9138cc "Form ranks. I want a shield wall formed. We will not loose anymore of our kin to this bloody war."]
It wasn't until hearing whistling of arrows whiz past his face did he understand the second rush of orcs were coming. [#9138CC "Wall up."] As the troops rushed forward shields and weapons in hand the orcs came into view. Lunas looked to the moon and raised his hand. [#9138cc "Goddess grant me your retribution."] Dropping his hand from above his head to being straight out in front of him a wave of bright light rushed forward from Lunas and blasted several lines of orcs back. The sight was hard as even in the moonlight smoke covered the field, and the small fires from the orc arrows did not help. However the smell hit only seconds later. The smell of burning orc flesh was like a rotting corpse that had been left to dry out without being properly dressed for weeks on end. Likely the smell would drive even the ravens away from the field.
It gave Lunas time to react to the magical blast coming from the back of the orcs as well. Throwing up a spell shield over the elves on the front line which seemed to be where the magic was aimed it only bounced away to hit the side of the cliff and cause it to catch fire as well. A voice rang out in very poor elvish in a sort of gruntish tone. [b "Come now elves, your forest will burn and therei s nothing you can do about it. Orcs of all tribes have gathered to see that the Dreamwoods Burns and elves are removed from this world."] Lunas only raised his head to the moon again. Closing his eyes he felt the slight cold sting in his noise as rain started to trickle down the battle field.
The gods had not abandoned them after all. It was however a short lived relief as orcs now pressed on his shield trying to get at him from the otherside with spears or swords. Even blows to his shield to see if he would falter and stumble backwards making an opening to break the wall. Holding strong however Lunas only looked up in time to see more shields cover the first row and make a turtle like shell on the front lines as arrows reigned down into the shields that were now covering the elves heads. [#9138cc "Push..."] was all Lunas said as the shield line pushed forward. The moon elf repeated the instruction at least seven more times before holding. Their front line shrank which meant they were at the gap that was their original hold point.
[#9138cc "Do not falter. The Goddess is on our side."] Raising his head just above his shield however The moon elf only noticed a flash of light in his field of vision and orc bodies burning a bright white flame and those that weren't dead were running and those that were not on fire trying to scatter away from those who were. Breaking the shield wall Lunas stepped forward to see a strange thing indeed. Dragonkin elves had come to their aid and were even burning the field of orcs in their wake. This would give them a moments rest while the dragonkin were fighting orcs, but Lunas did not let up his guard even a bit. [#9138cc "Gather the dead. Have the rites preformed, but do not let down the guarding on this pass. I do not want to see orcs rush us again. I will not have another massive loss of life on our end."]
Ado had but a single chance to get what he needed. The house seal had yet to be found, and he now had an army pounding on the front door of the city he currently occupied. Of course they had given him the option to vacate the city, and while that would mean he failed what he needed to do here for his brother. He had to gain the lands of House Maeras for his brother. The issue however was everyday the army would launch a small assault before sending a messenger stating the same term of surrender for him and his troops. Which he would give the same answer he did on the day they had arrived, it was not to be done unless he had orders from his brother. Of course none would come from his brother until troops arrived or until war season was drawing close, but neither was likely to happen. Ado knew the only way out of his predicament was to find the house seal and force the royals of House Maeras to bend at the knee to Anjui.
The house seal gave Anjui the power to take over the house again through diplomacy without the loss of any lives like he had been trying to sense he started his take over of the isle. The issue however was that Ado was now here trapped, and he knew even if he vacated the capital without the seal himself and his troops would be like mice trapped in a maze between the forts and natural barriers. They would be hunted down until the war season is done, or they were all dead. Likely the latter of course.
Walking from the place he claimed as his room for the time being Ado joined a few of his troops on the wall to watch as the ballista and catapults drew ever closer to the walls after their morning stunt and before the messenger was sent. The commanders were watching the walls closely to see if any of them would fall. Had the boulders and such been all aimed at the same spot every time perhaps one would have already, but it had been nearly a week and the projectiles hit a different wall if not landed inside the city itself destroying some of the buildings.
Ado watched as the white horses came approaching, however he had grown tired of giving the same answer, and so he had his second in command answer them every time. Ado would continue the hard search of the city for the seal which could be anywhere. Before he left the wall however ado heard the approach of metal hitting stone behind him. one of the troops came running up. [b "Lord Ado, a band of Mercenaries is headed this way. from the waters. Lord Anjui sends them with his greetings and his blessing of protection. Also my lord the seal has been found, However its not within the city."]
Turning to the person he blinked twice [#f5990a "What do you mean?"] the troop only pointed to the troops outside of the wall. [b "A spy has informed us The commander Lady Kardoli Maeras has it."] Ado nodded with a disapproving deep take of breath. So they had been smart and taken the seal with them when they left the capital. This meant they could not force the house to bend at the knee using diplomacy, however the news of Mercenaries coming was a different story. What was it that his brother was thinking when he sent for mercs? Even more so where had the come up with the funds to buy them? Even more so how is it he got them to agree to come to his brothers aid knowing that House Maeras was well known for it's war weapons and such. While they lacked trained troops their siege weaponry made up for it and their ability to hold their own forts and such made them a hard pressed house.
Ado looked to the tents that sat across the field in front of the city. Even farther out somewhere was a group of elves coming to his aid sent by his brother. He had a breath of relief, and a hard thought his brother had not abandoned him, in fact he sent him aid what little aid he could.
Anjui had only watched as the older elf just marched his army full fledged into a run almost like they were flying across the woods. Of course it would yet take several hours for the forces to even get to the border on the otherside of the Belore'shan lands. It was not his plan to reveal everything, but it wasn't like this man could do much anyways. The Belore'shan were a house surrounded now by that of his own. A devil's smile played upon his face as a bird reached the army his brother sat with. There were no words that escaped Anjui's lips as he moved his hand forward. He had a job to do and that was to make sure the two houses did not come past this border without his knowledge.
It wasn't long however before another messenger bird appeared in the sky this time landing on Anjui's shoulder instead of the outstretched arm of the general. The general made to grab for the bird, but stopped when Anjui held up his hand. Reaching for the bird himself it came down onto his hand allowing him to grab the small scroll. Taking in the message he looked to the east then allowed the message to float back to the general who read it. [b "It seems Lord Ado is in trouble. Lord Belore'shan, The remains of House Maeras, and those of House Per and Parn are at the front door to the capital. He also has yet to find the seal upon which would give House Maeras lands and army over to Masjhol. This could be a problem."]
Anjui closed his eyes a moment and took in a deep breathm Letting it out far slower then he took it in. Thinking was his strongest suit, but he knew if he went to give his brother reinforcements it could mean the demise to his lands, but if he did not he could potentially loose his twin brother. Worse even he could loose the only member of his that stayed loyal to him and stood by his side against all odds. [#b62e11 "General, I want you to send a message out for me. And make sure only the person it's intended for gets it."]
Looking confused the general nodded. Taking the note from Anjui has he finished writing it the general sent the bird off, at first it only circled above the group, but took off to the north and disappeared from view. Anjui's face went from the blank face to a devilish look. [#b62e11 "General, We are moving out. We have much border to patrol and not a lot of time to do so. War season is still going on we must be ready for anything."] Anjui turned his head over his right shoulder and nodded. Several men and women appeared from the forest close by where the army had mustered. It was far more then what Lord Belore'shan had seen, but had he seen them he wouldn't have rushed off so quickly.
Anjui made a clicking sound and continued the slow march process that would make up the next few weeks of patrol. A slow going process, but it would be worth it if it meant he would have less worry later on next year.
Lunas had but a single order to follow from his higher ups. Stop the orcs at all costs. To make sure they no longer affected the forests of the moon elves and their fellow brethren the wood elves. He had become the Avatar of Eluna and with it became far more powerful then the average moon elf, but even that did not prepare him for the next move the orcs made. While the goblins and ogres and trolls they had asked for aid from had ran away after seeing how the elves held the advantage of the field they knew better.
Lunas had given his commands to collect the arrows, but it was the sea of flames that made him stop and watch as Orcs forced their way past the front lines the wood elves and moon elven forces had made. past the cliffs and into the passageway that would allow them access to everything beyond. It was madness to think the night would be simple and quite without some form of trickery from them, but it was expected.
Lunas like javi had given orders already to his soldiers to make preperations for a fight incase something like what was following happened. Drawing a single arrow out from his quiver it wasn't much just a firework really. a flash of light one could say. Drawing his bow back as far as it would go he young elfling let the arrow fly. At first nothing happened as the arrow whistled past everything the elves the orcs everything. Up, up, up even further still it flew until finally the bang. The flash of bright white light burnt in the sky like the sun for but a moment.
The light showed the field covered completely in Orcs flowing over the hills. The elves that had been sent out screamed as the were ambushed their plan had faltered. Yet more screams came as elves guarding the pass fell to nasty poisons and arrows alike before the orcs rushed in. It all seemed lost this night, but Javi gave a battle cry and joined the fray. Wood elves and moon elves rallied around the ranger and would fight until their very last. Lunas looked to the sky and held up his hand before dropping his eyes to the field of battle and his hand to his side.
Clearing his throat Lunas let out a whistle and charging in from the field came his War cat. Solia's eyes glowed the strange purple like Lunas's own even her strips had the same glow. [#9138cc "To the Goddess Goes the Glory."] the war cry heard over the field and the cries joined by the others as they charged into battle themselves. Lunas jumped onto his war cat and charged into battle stopping only after reaching the front lines. With Javi on his left and his war cat on his right Lunas gave out a cry of vengeance.
It was just then the Stars began to fall out of the sky. It was the power of the Goddess herself coming at the male's command.
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