"You have fought valiantly today. We will allow you to leave unharmed as I promised."Dragon Mage:
"Your troops fought bravely as well. I concede the victory to you."DM:
The two remaining League wizards combine their powers...
...And the obelisk explodes!DM:
"If I can't have that power, no one can!"Crossbowman:
"Hey guys! Wait up! I don't have a horse! Wait for me!"Imperial mage:
"It's no use, your majesty. The power here is chaotic, ancient. Even with the obelisk intact to focus it, we couldn't have harnessed this power. I doubt anyone could. I reccomend we get out of here before the desert throws any more surprises our way. There's more under these sands than you or I can see."
King Frederick VI looked out over the slain. Though the pyramid's power had eluded them, the dead were not lost in vain. The League of Evil had moved into the open, and it had been resoundly beaten. It would take time for the Imperial levies to replace their heavy losses, but tit would take the League even longer to completely rebuild their army. The Empire had room to breathe.
While the King did not know what the future held for himself or his kingdom, he knew one thing for certain.
The Empire was going to war.
Overview of the dead. Notice the path the phalanx plowed through the bodies.
Well folks, the battle's over. I learned a few things.
6 ) I really need to name my characters. It would be much easier if they had names.
7 ) The phalanx was awesome, but near the end everone kept moving away from it. It needs to be deployed where the flanks are protected and the enemy can't evade it.
8 ) I need to try out the tenative 2010 magik rules. Magik in this battle was a mixture of improvised heroic feats and random dice rolling. It worked, but it could have been better.
9 ) BLOOD!!!
10 ) About midway through the battle, I realized that in some cases four members of the phalanx attacked one target, when the rules limit melee attackers to three. I offer my condolences to the families of any Viking or orc warroirs who died because this rule was not observed. Don't expect the Empire to send you any money though--you shouldn't have resisted in the first place.
Well, I hope everyone enjoyed. I hope to post more battles in this setting sometime in the future.