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Posted Jul 27, '13 at 3:48pm

OperationNilo

OperationNilo

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TURN 5 - Next deadline: July 29, 12:01 PM

Arrows rained on the advancing force of Tarantulas. Some of them crashed harmlessly against the dirt, but most found flesh and were stuck in it. The first assault of the Tarantula force on Requiem had begun, a screen of criminals and prisoners forced to rush before the main Tarantula force to distract the Mantises inside and make the same waste their arrows.

After the utter destruction of this pathetic force, the main force of the Tarantulas advanced. They were grim and strong, with crude iron armor and weaponry. Most carried enormous longswords, several centimeters in length. Others wielded smaller weapons and shields, and some carried the proud banners of the Tarantuleans. This force was the brunt of the - arguably - strongest fighting force in Britain, the army of Cardiff. Tens of thousands of tarantulas advanced in no particular formation approaching the city walls. They stopped a couple of meters away from the walls, just out of the reach of the Mantis arrows.

Then, the Siege Towers advanced. Great beasts pulled on great chains to allow them to move forward, because the siege towers were ridiculously large (like the walls of Requiem). As they advanced, large stones were exchanged between the Mantises and Tarantulas, cast from catapults and trebuchets. A stone crashed against the strong walls of Requiem, and bounced away with little visible effect. Another managed to hit the battlements, and several Mantises were crushed under its great weight. A rather large stone was thrown from a catapult, and crashed against a siege tower. Thunderous was its collapse, many of the attackers being splattered under the massive thing.

After this memorable experience, a couple of siege towers reached the walls. The soldiery of the Tarantulas advanced, hard boots crashing against the ground and destroying any life in it. Arrows once again fell thick from the sky. Shields were raised in silly attempts at protecting their wielder from damage, whilst other soldiers raced on, careless. A decent part of the force reached the walls, and constructed a makeshift parapet next to it, where they waited. Inside the siege towers, a great number of Tarantulas was present already, the same which were about to attack the walls.

"Captain Verulus!" cried a Mantis as it ran towards the most renowned general of the Mantis army, Captain Verulus. "The enemy has reached the walls, and the siege tâ¦"
"I'm not dumb, Jon." the Captain interrupted. "I can very well see what's going on. Come, we must go."
The Captain rushed out of the Gatehouse, Jon following clumsily. Swords unsheathed, many of their kin were already preparing for the imminent battle. At one point, there was a small bulge outwards in the wall. Here was a great siege-tower covered in wet skins, arrows sticking harmlessly all through it. There, the Captain stopped. He addressed his soldiers in a short and pointless speech, before he drew his sword and waited.

The first drawbridge was lowered. A plethora of Tarantulas rushed forward, falling on top of the Mantises that had been expecting the moment. Blows were exchanged by the two forces as a constant stream of enemies rushed out of the siege tower and into the walls. In the massive confusion that the battle soon became, a small force of tarantulas advanced from the Tarantula camp. They had a strange black sphere with two handles, and carried it eagerly. The archers distracted on the men atop the walls, they reached a part of the wall a distance from the Gatehouse. Dropping their load, they smiled.

One of them lit a torch and threw it against the sphere.

Moments later, a great section of the wall had collapsed, the thunderous explosion having destroyed all around it. Heavy bricks flew into all directions as if they were rain, crashing into the heads of dazzled soldiers.

"What manner of devilry is that?" cried the mantises from their walls. "Have the Tarantulas signed a pact of friendship with the Devil?"

A massive force of Tarantulas that had not advanced earlier rushed forth now. No arrows flew to greet them. No taunts were heard. Only the clash of iron and steel. No enemy was expecting them after the wall. They ran.
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The Unnamed Anarchy of Sonic
Race: Honey Bee
Main Hive: Blackpool
Cities under Control: Blackpool
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Food: 420
Food Income: 30 per turn
Technology: None
Age: the Age of Stone
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Soldiers: 300
Soldier Cost/Recruitment: 300/0
Soldier Weapons/Armor: None/None
Vehicles: 50 grasshoppers
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On the ground lies a small bee, in a weak and sad state. It breathes with difficulty, making a soft and quiet sound. After you ask your question, the bee looks at you and says with a weary voice:
"Cardiffâ¦tarantulasâ¦dead." then, the bee is silent. It remains alive, but immobile. Could the tarantulas have attacked the nest? and why would such a great empire bother to destroy such a small hive?

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The Legion of Stag Beetles
Race: Stag Beetles
Main Lair: Stag Lodge, Sheffield
Cities under Control: Stag Lodge
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Food: 390
Food Income: 30 per turn
Technology: None
Age: the Age of Stone
-------
Soldiers: 300
Soldier Cost/Recruitment: 300/0
Soldier Weapons/Armor: None/None
Vehicles: 50 grasshoppers
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(I appreciate your bolding your nation's title).

Your soldiers and you ride away in Grasshoppers, following the scent of the strange creature. After ten minutes of riding through the thick and unforgiving grass, you notice that there is a campfire nearby, in a clearing. Two of your men dismount and silently creep away to investigate such a strange thing.

They return a couple of moments later. "Sir. We have found our kidnapped men. But with them are three tarantulas, hideous creatures of the west. Several of our kinsmen appear to be dead, and are about to be eaten by the vile creatures, but some appear to be alive and are, in vain, struggling to escape. What are your orders, sire?"

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The Empire of the Fallen
Race: Fire Ants
Main Anthill: Liverpool
Cities under Control: Liverpool
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Food: 440
Food Income: 30 per turn
Technology: None
Age: the Age of Stone
-------
Soldiers: 250
Soldier Cost/Recruitment: 300/0
Soldier Weapons/Armor: None/None
Vehicles: 40 grasshoppers
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Raising a cup of wine, the Night Ant king accepts your offer and gives you 110 food. He retires with a lengthy discourse praising the alliance between Liverpool and Blackburn, mentioning your name multiple times. There is song and celebration, and then the parade departs.

You are informed that the Night Ants have no enemies but for the terrible tarantulas to the south, but the tarantulas are a very powerful and merciless foe. Your advisor recommends to build a great army, the likes of which the land has never seen, to even think of attacking them.

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The United Federation of Brown Recluse Spiders
Race: Brown Recluse Spiders
Capital: Keep of the Recluse, Eastbourne
Controlled Cities: Keep of the Recluse
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Food: 390
Food Income: 30
Technology: None
Age: Age of Stone
-------
Soldiers: 291
Soldier Cost/Recruitment: 300/0
Soldier Weapons/Armor: None/None
Vehicles:50 Grasshoppers
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Keep Defenses: Dirt Wall (Minor)

A large amount of your men begin reinforcing your walls and pasting dirt blocks with mud. However, one of them makes a shocking discovery. The soldier, a man who goes by the name Utumno, discovers a strange material close to a lake that can be placed in molds and hardened after the sun shines on it for a long time. He immediately presents himself to you with a brick of such material, asking for resources and men to reinforce the wall with this wonderful material. He calls it 'Ata' (adobe).

To the west, your emissaries find that a warlike town of Taurus Ants exists. The town is named Oort, and is encircled by a wooden palisade. A stone keep inside rises above a small bustling community. Before proposing an alliance, your soldiers return to the keep to inform you on the situation.

Small communities begin existence atop the cliffs of Dover (?). The corpse of a massive dead creature is found, and your men harvest some of it before the bird-creatures arrive and devour it.

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The Glorious Empire of Wasp
Race: Common Wasp
Main Nest: Stingza, Cork
Cities under Control: Stingza
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Food: 360
Food Income:30
Technology: None
Age: the Age of Stone.
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Soldiers:300
Soldier Cost/Recruitment: 300/0
Soldier Weapons/Armor: None/None
Vehicles:50 grasshoppers
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As your soldiers arrive to the mound of the termites, they are viciously attacked by the Termites and a couple of your men die before the others, outnumbered and outclassed, manage to escape. They return with the terrible news of such a disturbing experience to your presence, where they bow and tell their story.

The termites appear to be territorial, and trust no strangers.

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Nyan Ant Empire
â¨Race: Honeypot Ants
â¨Main Anthill: Plymouth
â¨Cities under Control: Plymouth
â¨-------
â¨Food: 420 (alright >.

 

Posted Jul 27, '13 at 3:50pm

OperationNilo

OperationNilo

4,065 posts

Nyan Ant Empire
â¨Race: Honeypot Ants
â¨Main Anthill: Plymouth
â¨Cities under Control: Plymouth
â¨-------
â¨Food: 420
â¨Food Income: 30 per turn
â¨Technology: None
â¨Age: the Age of Stone
â¨-------
â¨Soldiers: 237
â¨Soldier Cost/Recruitment: 300/0
â¨Soldier Weapons/Armor: None/None
â¨Vehicles: 50 grasshoppers
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(It wasn't a party, it was a celebration of victory :P) (thanks for bolding your nation name)

Your negotiator, the ant who marched to talk to the survivors, is carried inside by the foe. After some three hours of negotiation and parley, he comes out - or rather, his disembodied head, launched from a catapult behind the enemy anthill. "I think that means that they say no" observes a stupid ant next to you.

A couple of hours later, a cloaked ant approaches you. He tells you that you need to speak privately, away from the hustle-bustle of the community of soldiers.

(I know :P but you haven't conquered anybody yet).

 

Posted Jul 27, '13 at 4:16pm

sonicheroes95

sonicheroes95

14,072 posts

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The Unnamed Anarchy of Sonic
Race: Honey Bee
Main Hive: Blackpool
Cities under Control: Blackpool
-------
Food: 420
Food Income: 30 per turn
Technology: None
Age: the Age of Stone
-------
Soldiers: 300
Soldier Cost/Recruitment: 300/0
Soldier Weapons/Armor: None/None
Vehicles: 50 grasshoppers
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"Ok, is anyone here a skilled doctor? if so, can you please try to heal this person."

 

Posted Jul 27, '13 at 5:13pm

thfcJack

thfcJack

111 posts

The Legion of Stag Beetles
Race: Stag Beetles
Main Lair: Stag Lodge, Sheffield
Cities under Control: Stag Lodge
-------
Food: 390
Food Income: 30 per turn
Technology: None
Age: the Age of Stone
-------
Soldiers: 300
Soldier Cost/Recruitment: 300/0
Soldier Weapons/Armor: None/None
Vehicles: 50 grasshoppers
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I take a brief look around at all of my soldiers. "Well, brave warriors, we came here for a reason," I say quietly, "and though we cannot save everyone, we will rescue the survivors. Say, only three of the ferocious creatures?" I say with a smile. "How careless! We will ambush them. Start by forming a circle around their camp," I say. "Shortly, I will let out a loud cry- that is your signal to rush in. A raging stag can rout a foe much greater than himself. Now, into position!"

 

Posted Jul 27, '13 at 6:09pm

SectoidMedic

SectoidMedic

192 posts

The Glorious Empire of Wasp
Race: Common Wasp
Main Nest: Stingza, Cork
Cities under Control: Stingza
-------
Food: 360
Food Income:30
Technology: None
Age: the Age of Stone.
-------
Soldiers:300
Soldier Cost/Recruitment: 300/0
Soldier Weapons/Armor: None/None
Vehicles:50 grasshoppers
-------
absolutely rosey... I think. We have to beat the termites, somehow. Suddenly, I have an idea, my father told me some berries will kill you or make you ill. I order 50 of my men to use the berries I know are bad for us, and smear them on the termite's wood source, as well as the nest, which may kill or incapacitate the greedy termites I also want a group of my 10 best soldiers to keep an eye on the termites as they eat the wood, to make sure they die

 

Posted Jul 27, '13 at 8:44pm

Hectichermit

Hectichermit

1,311 posts

Knight

Nyan Ant Empire
â¨Race: Honeypot Ants
â¨Main Anthill: Plymouth
â¨Cities under Control: Plymouth
â¨-------
â¨Food: 450
â¨Food Income: 30 per turn
â¨Technology: None
â¨Age: the Age of Stone
â¨-------
â¨Soldiers: 237
â¨Soldier Cost/Recruitment: 300/0
â¨Soldier Weapons/Armor: None/None
â¨Vehicles: 50 grasshoppers
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I'll meet with the cloaked ant privately, mean while If its night time in the game ill have 35 grasshopper troops (35 ants I assume ride then as well) take a long movement around, first going out of site and taking all night to turn around to sneak up behind the other anthill...we plan to attack at dawn...the rest of my army is taking turns sleeping/ keeping watch in smaller bands



(Since its turn 5 30 more food whoo)

 

Posted Jul 27, '13 at 10:17pm

SectoidMedic

SectoidMedic

192 posts

holy stuff, I just realized I haven't gotten my food for 3 turns, Operation, can I have the food from those 3 turns?

 

Posted Jul 28, '13 at 2:36am

Hectichermit

Hectichermit

1,311 posts

Knight

(I also would like to point out if were in the stone age and suddenly our enemies get medieval weapons when were suppose to be about the same level of tech is unfair...)

 

Posted Jul 28, '13 at 3:19am

LupusAureus

LupusAureus

124 posts

The United Federation of Brown Recluse Spiders
Race: Brown Recluse Spiders
Capital: Keep of the Recluse, Eastbourne
Controlled Cities: Keep of the Recluse
-------
Food: 390
Food Income: 30
Technology: None
Age: Age of Stone
-------
Soldiers: 291
Soldier Cost/Recruitment: 300/0
Soldier Weapons/Armor: None/None
Vehicles:50 Grasshoppers
-------
Keep Defenses: Dirt Wall (Minor)

I allow the ant, Utumno to have his resources and men. I also assign him as the head scavenger. When enough of the material is collected, I apply it to the walls. I send a alliance emissary to the ants to the west, I also want to make simple dirt roads to connect my capital and small settlements. I reinforce the buildings inside my city to, also if I could i make simple weapons or armor with the new material. Please alert me if I could afford any technology.

 

Posted Jul 28, '13 at 7:34am

ivanxxxxxxx

ivanxxxxxxx

1,105 posts

Knight

The Empire of the Fallen
Race: Fire Ants
Main Anthill: Liverpool
Cities under Control: Liverpool
-------
Food: 440
Food Income: 30 per turn
Technology: None
Age: the Age of Stone
-------
Soldiers: 250
Soldier Cost/Recruitment: 300/0
Soldier Weapons/Armor: None/None
Vehicles: 40 grasshoppers
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Fire ant king accepted the advice from nigh ant king. He promised him that when he collect an army strong enough, he willsolve his problem with tarantulas.And now we have to pay attention to protection of our anthill.All available troops will collect all they see useful in order to make the best possible protection.Defense is our priority.

 
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