|Re: Barbarians at the Gates (Newsletter Chain Story)|
Subject: Re: Barbarians at the Gates (Newsletter Chain Story)
by aislingyngaio on 2009/9/25 22:16:15
lol I could so easily post my guild video here, however
I'm not sure if I'm supposed to continue from Stardale's or TheFool's post, so I'll just do it from Stardale's. And I do hope this is fine... it's been a long time since I last wrote XD
Oh, and TheFool, I got the newsletter this time. Yay!
"Crest! Then that means they're most likely on a mission - far more than just pillaging and plundering. They are bent on leaving only death in their wake, until they are the only ones standing in this world, like a tornado's destruction! They will stop at nothing, my Queen!" The grim analysis broke forth a hive of speeches, all attempting to be heard. Some are of the opinion that if that be so, an emergency must be declared on the entire kingdom and all villagers called to the castle for protection. Others thought that with so many more mouths to feed but not enough farmland, they would starve to death if the barbarians chose to play a long game. The most radical of all said that if the barbarians are not stopped in their tracks now and destroyed to the last man, they never will be stopped, and more death and destruction will result. Could their Queen let that happen?
The Queen rose from her seat, and abruptly the babbling ceased. Her voice was clear and strong as she spoke, "I will not simply assume what the motives of these people are. This is not our way, even though they have been violent in my land. An ambassador party will be dispatched to the base camp Stardale spotted. On the other hand, I will not leave my people unprotected against such savagery. Generals!" Immediately, they all bowed before her. She continued, "I want half of you to organise the evacuation of the villages. Have them bring in as much food as possible and protect them as they make their way to the castle. The other half shall remain here at the castle and intensify the daily training. Start recruitment campaigns as well. We're going to need all the fighters, mages and healers on our side well trained if this should turn ugly."
"Yes, my Queen!" The Generals chorused, before jumping to do her bidding. The Queen returned to her seat, and started rubbing her temples. She needed to be strong to see this to the end, whether peacefully or otherwise. And that's why selecting the ambassador party is of the utmost importance. It must be comprised of people who can speak well, but will not be cowed by aggresion, and if need be, can fight back when threatened. There's no point sending in lambs to be slaughtered; she wanted all her people to make it out of this alive. So who...?