The Attack On Saaremaa

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The Attack On Saaremaa

Post by Sicily on Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:55 am

King Filip II rules over Hyakis, as he sits on his throne looking over his people, but that is not enough. His advisers have requested a full-on invasion of Saaremaa, an island above the Hyaki territory. These people have long-time been raiders of the Hyaki people, and it is time to stop this. As men ready their steel, the King has sent a letter to the tribals living on the island to surrender the land to the kingdom. Of course, they refused. The time has come for Hyakis to capture glory.

Bjoar of Saaremaa, Son of Laima, Chieftain of Saaremaa, The Dragonslayer. After his father had united the Saaremaan people, Bjoar had to live up to his name. He often sent out raiding parties, where they mainly ended up in Hyakis. Whenever the riches came, the people loved him. They made up stories on how his father had Bjoar with the luck goddess of Latvian paganism, Laima. Other stories like how he killed the dragon, Ļaunsviens, to marry his wife, boosted the confidence of the chieftain. So when King Filip II gave his news to the chief, Bjoar assumed Hyakis was only a small nation, refusing. If only he knew.

CHARCTERS

  • King Filip II : King of Hyakis (Played by Hyakis)

  • Chief Rezef "The Sea of War" : Saaremaa Campaign General (Played by Hyakis)

  • Bjoar of Saaremaa : Saaremaa Chieftain (Played by Krakenstein)

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Hyakis
ARMY
2,250 Pike Warriors (Spearmen)
2,000 Warriors (Swordsmen)
2,000 Tribal Archers
1,000 Tribal Horsemen (Light Cavalry)
500 Hyaki Skirmishers (Missile Infantry)
250 Centaurs (Missile Cavalry)
Total: 8,000

NAVY
40 Longships
Total: 40

Saaremaa
ARMY
1,000 Warriors
500 Tribal Archers
Total: 1,500

NAVY
15 Longships
Total: 15


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Post by Sicily on Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:25 am

Ships ready at a port of Hyakis. As the sun rises, a man stood at the coast, looking at his men. His hair carried strands of gold, having skin of a milk grey color. He vested padded leather, with a colorful tunic underneath, and ebony chain-mail wrapped around his body. The man had dirty mustard trousers, with leather straps wrapped near the ankles. His beard was messy, with small ties made near his lips.

"Rezef!" a voice barked, with a vigorous tone to how the name was spoken. The man, Rezef, turned arounf to his left shoulder. It was the king himself. Filip II. "Have you readied the ships for the offensive?"

"Yes my king," Chief Rezef answered, as he knelt before the man.

"Hopefully these men have bedded their wives and had drank their ale, because bloodshed awaits." chuckled the king, as he motioned the commander to stand. "Release the ships. May the gods bless you my friend."

Rezef nodded, as he quickly stood and ran off to the ships. "To battle!" he yowled, as the ships released in a volley. May their glory await.

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Post by The Duchy of Krakenstein on Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:35 am

It was afternoon when a messenger rushed into the Hall of Kuressaare, it was a big wooden hall, in the middle of the room a big fire was burning and at the other side of the room a big throne was placed. The messenger ran to the throne on which Bjoar the Chieftain sat and kneeled before him."My Lord, ships from the Kingdom of Hyakis have landed at the shore of Läbara", he stuttered. Bjoar stood up and then turned to his left."We cant hesitate now, it is war. Bjoramir, you go gather the Army, now!",then he turned to his right."Gjorö, you and i will discuss the next moves."

After an hour later.
Bjoar and Gjorö leaned over an map of Saaremaa. Bjoar pointed at the shore of Läbara."We should attack, right now, because their soldiers surely are still tired." "Hmm, i donot think so Bjoar, we should wait until they are at this point", he pointed at little village on the map,"here we can attack them most efficient, because you must concern, my Lord, that they are in superior number!" Bjoar nodded.
In the mean time most of the Army was gathered in the barracks of Kuressaare. But still men in every village over the island where drafted.
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Post by Sicily on Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:25 am

Night stalked, as the moon was blanketed with dark clouds. Stars shined bright through these clouds. Mõntu and Sääre were vibrant port villages, which has prospered from their trade ports. The people still awake were the drunkard guards with no taste of action. The rest snoozed well, with fur blankets around their hips and wooden homes protecting them. Then, a rustle, unheard by the guards.

Steel helmets and padded tunics. Axes and spears sliced through the wilderness. The raids had begun. Split evenly, the Hyaks slaughters and pillaged both the towns. The numbers were overbearing. Children and women were to be spared as captives, but casualties happened. After these raids, the forces would abandon the villages to meet back at Läbara, a town they pillaged when they landed. The ships would return to Hyakis, as they ready to send another wave of warriors. The men at Läbara would desert the village and continue forth to the villages of Mäebe, Kaavi, and Mässa. Victory does not wait for the weak.
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Post by The Duchy of Krakenstein on Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:52 am

It was a mild morning when the Army of Saaremaa started marching south.
Bjoar, the chieftain of Saaremaa rode in front of them, his long brown hair waved in the wind. He swinged his Battleaxe in the sky and the he yelled loud into the morning:"Tee kiiresti!" Then the little army started to march. They sang traditional songs at the begining, but slowly they got more serious.

In the evening they stopped at the village of Järve. The warriors sharpened their axes, spears,swords even some pitchforks and practiced a lot. On the fires they made an watery soup, ate dried meat and drank beer out of leathery sleeves. Bjoar and his advisers moved into the house of the mayor and planned the upcoming battle.

If they will not have success, the Hyaki army can march norh without an problem.
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Post by Sicily on Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:03 am

The warband that raided the village of Hänga.


After the raids of Mäebe, Kaavi, and Mässa, the army turned back to the south. Forces were split into twenty-five warbands, which slaughtered the remaining towns. They had only two goals. Loot and burn. Their attack was a wildfire. Only blood covered the grass and black smoke covered the sky. They would then march to the shores of Mõntu where they met a thousand of their brethren on ten boats and twenty-five ships right behind them.

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Post by The Duchy of Krakenstein on Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:22 pm

It was quiet in the camp of the saaremaa-army. They were waiting on an hill full of trees,hiding behind bushes. They were near to the village of Läätsa. Here they wanted to face the enemy. They would have the higher ground aswell the advantage of knowing the terrain. The villagers wanted to defend their village so they helped the Army.

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Post by Sicily on Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:23 am

The Landing of Kuressaare
They were the shadows of the day and night. Dozens of ships arrive in only three days. With them, barbarians with a thirst of blood and loot. Men gathered under the lead of Chief Rezef. The walls of Kuressaare were thick wooden trunks as tall as two men and the gate was the only hard steel in the island. There was a few choices, but only one was fun. Archers pelt the settlement with fire arrows, until they open the gate to escape. Men flooded in as they pillaged, burned, and did crimes of humanity. All survivors would become the slaves of Livonia, and Kuressaare would become a base of operations.
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Post by The Duchy of Krakenstein on Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:27 am

Bjoar was raging. He smashed his sword into an tree-stump. Then he yelled out loud:"Those Bastards, i cant believe they already took Kuressaare! We have to march north immediately."
The men were grumbling, they did not wanted to march anymore longer. But after an short speech from Bjoar, the men started to march in the direction of Kuressaare.
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Post by Sicily on Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:07 am

The sun burns the sky, as dawn rises. The men have been resting, as a small army marches towards their former hall. The Livonian men ready outside the walls. The warriors make shieldwall stacking above one another, being ten men deep and twenty men wide. The spearmen and archers are jumbled in the crowd, being hidden and ready to surprise the enemy.
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Post by The Duchy of Krakenstein on Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:13 am

When Bjoar and his army arrived, the livonian army already was in position. He hesitated a second, but then, the saaremaa-army also got in position. In the front were the warriors, hundred men wide and ten men deep and behind them the archers.

As they marched forward, they were getting faster and faster. Then out of nowhere, arrows were raining from above. Many warrior died before they even touched the livonian shieldwall.
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Post by Sicily on Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:42 am

The army charged with few there to protect the archers. With their numbers, they were victorious in a few days, killing Bjoar without honor.
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