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Jes
 
PostPosted: Fri, Jun 14 2019, 1:54 AM 

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Adam Fairchild stopped to run a hand through his hair. He then pressed his thumb and index finger against his eyes, rubbing them in a measure of exasperation. Across from his desk stood Geran Vaisan, Captain of the Cordor Guard, his helmet tucked under his arm. The Speaker's office was quiet, aided by the Private Sanctum spell which shielded it from outside eyes and ears.

"How many were lost?" Adam sighed. He was only forty-three years old, but he suddenly felt seventy as the weight of the news gradually sank onto his shoulders.

"Eleven of the twelve," Geran said grimly. "They went north without expecting anything out of the ordinary. Last fellow, Jirgen is the name, said they came upon them suddenly. Outta nowhere."

"They came from somewhere," the Speaker growled as he stood and began to pace. Captain Vaisan watched the man's movements. "How many more scouts do we have in reserve?"

"We didn't have any reserve before. These were from Active Duty."

Adam paused and turned his head toward the curtained window. "What did Minister Barrera suggest?"

"Mobilization."

The Speaker sighed. "Only way we can do that is if we put out a call to adventurers. We don't have the numbers to support mobilization on our own. It'll leave the city wide open."

"Barrera said that choosing between doing nothing and taking a chance on minimal resources just means neither choice will be the right one." The Captain frowned deeply, lines creasing his brow. "Much as I hate to say it, I agree. With that and her conscription proposal."

Adam closed his eyes again, taking a deep breath. He had only been in office for a few months. The city was looking up. They had passed the Unification and all Districts had begun to work together. But they were not prepared for this. They simply hadn't had enough time yet to get back on their feet since the last Ministry was ousted.

He opened his eyes again and looked at the Captain, about a decade older than him. He was a good man, diligent and devoted to the safety of the city. Of all the men who could be standing here before him now, Geran Vaisan was one he trusted wholly.

The Speaker's gaze drifted to the papers scattered on his desk. Among them lay a drawing of his own likeness, completed by an unfamiliar hand and delivered with equally dire warnings. His eyes narrowed.

"Do as the Minister suggested. We can't waste any more time." He looked up when the Captain saluted him. "Let me worry about getting the other Ministers on board."

"As you say," Geran clipped. He then pivoted on his heel and turned to leave the room. The Speaker followed soon after, the drawing clutched in his hand.

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Throughout Cordor, notices appear on every bulletin board, within every business. A city-wide conscription has been enacted. Healthy men aged 17 to 39 are required to join an emergency militia, in answer to threats from outside the walls.

Many of the people are alarmed by the decree, and it is quickly apparent that the people are not prepared to adhere to the mandatory conscription. Cries of outrage fill the streets for the first several hours following the announcement.

Guards throughout the city are forced to arrest those who lash out as Minister Barrera makes her rounds with her team of officials. At one point, she takes a rock to the face and has to stop to seek medical attention. The one responsible - a man in his twenties from Cordor East - is swiftly jailed.

In South Cordor, the trade and passenger ships see some increased activity as a number of individuals simply leave, preferring the safety of the sea and the Mainland to whatever has forced the city's hand this day.

In North Cordor, farmers kiss their wives and mothers, largely obeying the call to arms. The folk of the northern district are hardy, used to long hours and manual labor. Even the women and children are quickly prepared to take up the slack.

In Central Cordor, mages are seen leaving the Nexus headquarters with grim determination. The few citizens who reside there, already reeling from a recent string of burglaries, take to the news of the conscription with an air of numb shock, generally signing the necessary forms with distant eyes.

In West Cordor, the eligible men spit in the faces of the officials who come by. Several arrests originate from the streets of the West, but Minister Bouvier is able to mitigate their protest, reminding the people that West folk are strong, and if they're needed to help keep the entire city safe, then it's something to which they should gladly submit - lest they have nothing to protect.

In Guldorand, women and children weep for fathers, sons, and brothers who make ready to depart for Cordor.

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Finally, a notice is prominently placed in each district.

ATTENTION

The city of Cordor asks volunteers whom have experience in battle tactics, fortification, and combat training to report to Captain Geran Vaisan in Cordor South. Recent sightings and skirmishes with monsters outside the walls has spurred the Ministry to enact emergency procedures.

Help us fight off this newly forming Horde!



//An event will take place starting in Cordor South at 8pm GMT, tomorrow (Friday, June 14th).

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Jes
 
PostPosted: Sat, Jun 15 2019, 6:59 AM 

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News of an attack spread quickly through the city and surrounding areas. Monsters - mylocks, goblins, and other beasts- as well as some unexpectedly powerful Undead had struck the western coast and gate, resulting in dead travelers and livestock alike. With the help of adventurers, the city was able to push back the assault. Meanwhile, as the city began to recover, a storm brewed in the east. As torrential rain battered the east coast, a group of people investigated the source. Some time later, they hurried to Cordor to warn them of their findings. This resulted in rumors spreading through the city of an Undead horde to match the monster horde, and panic began to take the beleaguered people.

The city has been placed into a state of emergency, with calls for aid reaching far and wide...

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Jes
 
PostPosted: Sun, Jun 16 2019, 5:28 AM 

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Another attack came upon the city today - hordes of Undead battered the Festival Grounds and encroached on the frontier as risen pirate zombies moved inland in search of the living. The screeching of goblins filled the frontier, soon followed by the sounds of battle as adventurers joined members of the Cordor Guard in pushing the Undead waves back. In the Festival Grounds, the remains of countless powerful Undead left a grotesque sight to those who came upon it later. Waterlogged husks of bone and decayed flesh marred the once beautiful grounds. The city, already in a state of emergency, receded further into itself.

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Captain Vaisan can be seen directing civilians to leave the farmlands and seek shelter in the city proper - given the number of people who have abandoned the city already in light of the attacks, it just so happens that there is room for them, after all.

It is a slow process, doing this. The people of the North District try to leave as best they can with the persistent rain slowing them down. Minister Estes and her secretary, Jeffery Abbott, remain out in the North District with their guard escort, overseeing the painfully slow process.

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PostPosted: Sun, Jun 16 2019, 9:59 AM 

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The morning after the attack, the young Paladin calling herself Mihaela Sămășescu of the Valiant Order of Imperator returns to the city. Having made herself at the disposal of Captain Vaisan, she spends most of her time in Cordor and the surrounding area, assisting with various tasks - primarily regarding healing the sick and wounded who have been affected by the chaos in the city, with a mix of her surgical and medical training and her Ilmater-given powers, and aids those in the North attempting to flee into the city proper. She particularly concerns herself with ensuring families remain together during their flight, and helps the old and less able in their evacuation by helping them along, or carrying their belongings. The Ilmateri Paladin also offers her ear for those who are overwhelmed, terrified or simply hopeless in the face of the nightmare the city has found itself in, comforting the lost and encouraging the dispirited with kind words and exhortations to endure, to keep faith that all will be well.

Coinciding with this are her efforts to persuade the doomsayers and charlatans preaching of the end of days, of the "inevitable" destruction of Cordor, to cease their rabble-rousing and to stop adding fuel to what she considers a volatile situation. She argues with them, attempting to counter their pessimistic predictions with a mix of theological arguments and reasoning, particularly pointing out how many powerful adventurers have come to aid the city's population, and how, in spite of the Horde's vast numbers, they have failed to even breach the walls.

Her message, ultimately, is one of hope and endurance - that however terrible things may be, this too will pass.

Though she seems very active and eager to do these things, it's clearly having an effect on her, exhausting her. It is not helped by her insistence on sleeping under the stars in the city, refusing to divest herself from the suffering of the poorest and least fortunate, those who lack shelters to rest in, with only her small camping cot to fall onto when she can finally do no more.

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PostPosted: Sun, Jun 16 2019, 15:32 PM 



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*A neatly written letter, in common made it's way to Captain Vaisan's desk*

"Captain. Currently patrolled areas indicate the following:
Goblin Barrows remain purely Goblin.
Orc Controlled Areas between North Cordor and Bendir have Goblins Fighting alongside Orcs, even in the caves.
Trolls in the Crags have Orc presence
Mylocks in the Mylock hills and Ruins of Wyrmhold are mingled with Bloodmoon Orcs.
Bloodmoon patrolled areas are currently solely Bloodmoon.
Malarites in the Forest of Despair remain homogeneous.
The outlying areas of Guldorand remain hostile with no detectable Horde presence.
Cape Slakh, just spiders.
Bloodmoon Orcs in the Northern Swamps
Southern Swamps remain strictly Myconid and Troglodyte
Beast men near Kholingen remain alone, aside from the ones usually mixed in with feral gnomes before approaching the domain of Lizardfolk
Lizardfolk remain alone.
Bitter coast remains controlled by Brigands
Gulf of Lumorier up to the Ruins of Kholingen, Brigand controlled.
Central Amian hills remain goblin controlled, aside from a few Gibberlings.
Bendir Bay region remains controlled by shambling undead and sea trolls.
Serpent Isle; Yuan-ti only
Demonreach; Vegepygmies
This list is as comprehensive as I have the time for at current, I hope this paints a more accurate depiction of the horde's location and composition."

*Signed simply with the initials "R.F."

(Appologies for the formatting, phone posting)

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Jes
 
PostPosted: Mon, Jun 17 2019, 4:48 AM 

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The evacuation of the northern district continues, alongside rumors that the undead to the east are continuing to encroach. The festival grounds are completely abandoned, though the guard and some craftsmen spend the better part of the day erecting a makeshift barricade within the grounds. The effort is abandoned as well when the workers are ambushed by zombies.

Most citizens clear out of the North, with the Adventuring Guild and tavern workers remaining in the Rusty Hoe for now. Guards continue to roam the area and urge any lingering to go into the city proper for safety - or to be careful if they mean to go outside the district walls.

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PostPosted: Mon, Jun 17 2019, 15:39 PM 



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a lone man, part of the group that originally found the news of the undead horde, is seen heading east.

the sounds of explosions and other magical attacks might be heard off in the distance. It seems he is trying to cull the numbers as they come from the sea.

Later he can be seen onto the wall. perched with his staff in hand, keeping an ever watchful eye on the city's interior, and that which is outside the walls of safety.

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PostPosted: Mon, Jun 17 2019, 16:47 PM 

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A letter is sent to Adam Fairchild, addressed both himself and the minister and secretary of magic.

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PostPosted: Mon, Jun 17 2019, 18:05 PM 

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A letter arrives at the government center.
It is addressed to the Cordorian Ministers, and bares the Seal of Tarkuul.


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Jes
 
PostPosted: Tue, Jun 18 2019, 3:12 AM 

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Another missive is sent to the city of Cordor, but this one is posted publicly and seen by many before anyone has the opportunity to take it down. The officials of the city thus leave it posted publicly, taking down copies for their own uses and records.


Ministry and People of Cordor,

I write to you to inform you that Gerald Edmund, seeking the power of my own station,
attempted to assassinate myself and to take control of the Living City's resources. In his efforts
to do so, he has acted out of hand and caused chaos to strike your city in our name. The leadership of the
Living City condemns Gerald Edmund and the actions he has taken to break the seal
on the east coast of your isle.

We have been aware of this seal for many years. Wayward necromancers hailing from our halls
were responsible for the disaster decades ago which created the swarms buried beneath the sea. A young
fey-blooded guardian placed a powerful ward over the land, sacrificing her very spirit - and
that of her lover - to ensure that the dead did not rise to destroy the living.

The Living City has had no hand in or purpose to break this seal, and we have already begun to make
moves to solve this egregious act of unwarranted chaos. Furthermore, we are aware that wayward necromancers
have been bolstering the so-called Horde which threatens your city. We are prepared to aid you in hunting these rogue
magi down and putting them in their place. We will not tolerate actions which jeopardize the Living City's primary purpose:
the pursuit and freedom of knowledge.

We will understand if you refuse our aid. We will act on our own if that is your choice. But let it be
known that we have placed a bounty on Gerald Edmund's head. If he is taken to you, however,
then you may have him.

In service,
~ Mherun Xilphas ~


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Jes
 
PostPosted: Sat, Jun 22 2019, 18:10 PM 

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The city of Cordor is again thrust into a tizzy as more mage guards are drawn from the Nexus and take up positions in all the districts. Soon they begin to open portals for the lines of people who have prepared for a mandatory evacuation. These portals point to various locations on the Mainland, where they seem to have been approved by the local governments. Some citizens choose instead to travel via the Triumvir portal lamps to other more recognizable locations, and others still make the journey to Guldorand.

When asked about the evacuation portals, many citizens and most guards about the city whom attempt to maintain order freely mention the talk of pirates boarding the ships that had already left with evacuees. The portals, it seems, are their answer to the threat to the people's safety.

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Jes
 
PostPosted: Thu, Aug 08 2019, 16:51 PM 

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Word spreads that a skirmish took place the day before between a group of adventurers and many members of the so-called Horde tribes. Orcs, mylocks, Yellowfang spiders, and Undead alike were seen on the battlefield. The sounds of battle could be heard in Bendir Dale and even Cordor. A storm followed the battle, washing away many signs of the struggle. The orcs took the greatest hit, though, and the northern frontier is especially quiet over the days following.

In Cordor, Speaker Fairchild urges citizens to stay within the city. In Bendir Dale, the militia increases their patrols and guard presence. Even Guldorand tightens defensive measures - just in case.

Undead along the coast grow even more restless, some even starting to venture closer to Cordor. The guards make short work of them whenever they draw near the gates in the northern district, though.

It seems the monsters surrounding the southern half of the isle are starting to grow bold...

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Jes
 
PostPosted: Tue, Aug 13 2019, 19:35 PM 

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Missives go out to the leadership of the following locations: Bendir Dale, The Shrine of Eilistraee, Winya Ravana, and Wharftown. Copies are also sent to active guards and visiting members of other factions who have been stationed in Cordor, as well as to a more discreet location...


The Speaker's MissiveFellow Amians, Adventurers, and Defenders of the People,

I call a meeting of minds to discuss the matter of the Horde. Our scouts have discovered some more information and I think it is time that all intelligence that different parties have gleaned should be shared so that this menace does not gain more of a foothold than it already has.

I will host this meeting within the City Hall located in Cordor East in a few days time. If you are able, please send a representative or attend in person. Let us work together to face this threat.

May the gods guide us to unity.

Adam Fairchild
Speaker of Cordor



//This will take place on Friday the 16th at 5pm GMT!

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PostPosted: Wed, Aug 14 2019, 7:53 AM 

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[A letter is sent pointed to the Speaker of Cordor]

Honorable Speaker of Cordor,

We had hoped for you timely response towards the invitation extended to your people weeks ago on this very subject. To gather various factions of the island for a meeting in Winya Ravana, in which this matter could have been covered. Yet, no response was received from your end.

Considering the lack of interest it was though Cordor had no particular desire for collaboration. And while it is delightful to see that such seems not to be the case based on your message. While we have extended once our interest for collaboration, this matter will be taken now to the Council to discuss and no commitment either way will be made on this time until Council has found decision.

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Jes
 
PostPosted: Wed, Aug 14 2019, 17:13 PM 

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A letter is dispatched in response to this.

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Jes
 
PostPosted: Fri, Aug 16 2019, 18:00 PM 

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Movement around the city is quite noticeable as the Ministers and many of their guards travel to the City Hall...


//This is in one hour! If your character has an interest in the Horde (good or evil), you can RP that you've heard about this. It is neither secretive nor a closed meeting.

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