Finished {August 23rd, 3:30 PM CST, Violent} Astrakhan Enters The Fray

Blorbis83

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Upon hearing that the outbreak has landed in Linlea, the Basileos of Astrakhan, Theodosius, has decided to rally his best soldiers and anyone else willing to join him in an expedition to Linlea. There, they hope to alleviate the situation with some stocks of food and medical supplies. Infected birds are apparently aware of their march north, and it is likely they will be assaulted en route. The caravan does not know of the spies in the sky, but they do expect stiff resistance from the infected once they reach Linlea.

OOC: This Event is going to be hosted by Elz as a part of the Forlorn campaign. Mains are encouraged to come, though I assume temps are allowed if your main can’t make it. In the event of temps, I would suggest going as a legionary (I have skins!), but again, that’s not required. Mercenaries would likely have been hired to bolster their numbers, so that’s another suggestion for temps.
 

Blorbis83

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Can I get a rollcall of who intends on going to this and as who- especially if they’re bringing extra supplies.
 

Jase

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Sounds like fun. Assuming I am awake, I would happy to temp as one of Theos legionnaires.

I'd have to leave in 2 and a half hours (6 CST) from when it starts though.
 

Blorbis83

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https://www.minecraftskins.com/858947/TheArena/

Here are the really old skins I used to use that somewhat match our colors. Our current versions are being recolored to match our banner
atm. Use the blue ones if you’re temping as a legionary. The open-faced version is for footsoldiers, the closed faced ones are either bodyguards or catpahracts. Armor is often lamellar/brigandine/coat of plates over mail/scale with pteruges/Mail warskirt. Helmets are either intercisa helmets w/ a mail coif, kettle helmets, barbutes, or skullcaps, generally with open faced (or with eye-holes in the case of the lancers and bodyguards) mail aventails. Pauldrons, gauntlets, greaves/chausses, and vambraces.

- Footsoldiers generally use spears, flattop kite shields, maces, swords, javelins and composite bows/crossbows

- Bodyguards generally use polearms like axes, halberds or rhomphaia, though it’s not exclusive to this.

-Lancers/Cataphracts use shields, swords, maces, lances, and bows. Armored horses.

Of course these are just generalities; idrc what you use, just giving a run down of equipment and stuff. I can provide some props if needed, though not horses.
 
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Just a note for everyone else but Blorb (cause I've told him multiple times) your lovely battlefield Medic and Crossbow toating Halfling will be running a bit late as IRL event conflicts with event time change. Should hopefully only be 15 minutes late give or take.
 

Blorbis83

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The day of the expedition has come. Theodosius and his men have begun to load up the wagons of supplies, securing cart flaps and doors. Only the fastest of workhorses and oxen are chosen to be linked to the carts; it seems speed is the watchword of the day.
Idle soldiers nervously sharpen and clean their weapons, while yet others give grim farewells to their loved ones. A few priests- mostly devotees to Crusade, Ignis, and Shalherana- bless the contingent; “May you bear this aid to the people of Linlea with all due haste, propagated and protected by Crusade. May you bring this plague to justice should it face you, as representatives of Ignis, the Goddess of Justice. May the blessed creations of Shalherana; mankind, the elves, and all other beings, prevail against the Ashen Blight this day..”


OOC: This is today! Come as your main, if possible! If you can’t, come as a temp soldier, mercenary, random guy, whatever! Remember, we’ll need everyone we can get our hands on, otherwise Linlea and (subsequently the effort to synthesize a cure) is going to suffer!!