June 26, 2008
Darshak Invade, Rename Puddleby Briefly


Noivad sent this breaking news report to TMN:

I'm writing to you live from the scene of a great triumph tonight as the Darshak have been defeated after overrunning town for over 12 hours. The scene was chaotic as wave after wave of Darshak invaded town lead by Darshak Admirals Rotbeard and Keelhaul.

Exiles fought bravely and were forced to use guerrilla tactics. Lead by Taryn and Natas, a band of about 20 exiles went through the underground to stage an assault from the hive into the northern part of town. For hours and hours, exiles fought and healed bravely in North Puddleby, with no let-up in sight.

With the leadership of myself, Phroon, the rodding of the brave Tharloch, too many fighters healers to mention, and bloodblades of Revlis, Aldernon, Andarius, and the boosting of Malbec, the citizens of Puddelby struck down Admiral Rotbeard. The tide quickly turned as Keelhaul came to the falling Admiral's aide. The Darshak rallied back behind Admiral Keelhaul and very briefly retook Puddleby.

The exiles retreated back to the hive but when they emerged, Prowl, back from a vacation on the island paradise of Metzetli, had begun their assault on the retitled Venables Town. Admiral Keelhaul called in reinforcements and retook town for mere minutes while the exiles rallied in the library and made one final push that took down Admiral Keelhaul, and dashed the villainous Darshak plans to make a third outpost out of our beloved Puddleby.

Exiles found a chest and a half-dozen or so beer kegs left behind on the dock. Everyone in town gathered on the dock to open the chest together. Kalypso tripped over the chest, opening it, to discover 5000 coins. Lorikeet, fen counting device in hand, counted heads present and divided the coins fairly to all present. Puddleby's citizens then gathered to see what could be done about the new sign in town that read "Venables Town." Since no one had a permit to take down the sign, it was left standing until such time as a proper teardown permit can be obtained.



Posted by Para at June 26, 2008 03:48 AM

Rotbeard was the only admiral present (and slain, at least), "keelhaul" isn't a name, it's a description. There were several admiral keelhauls -- I suspect that they're a sort of vice-admiral that we may see many more of.

Posted by: on June 26, 2008 09:41 AM

^^ was me.

Posted by: Sala Dragon on June 26, 2008 09:44 AM

Ahh, that makes sense, because I recall an Admiral Keelhaul being killed while Admiral Rotbeard was being held in North Town, where we had mounted a recapture of town, about the time I had to leave.

Posted by: Brune on June 26, 2008 12:00 PM

Rotbeard must be a popular Darshak name, we've killed an Admiral Rotbeard before.


Posted by: Pe Ell on June 26, 2008 01:06 PM

^^ I thought that too, but someone told me I was crazy!

Maybe he departed.

Posted by: Sala on June 26, 2008 02:00 PM

Yeah sorry about the sloppy journalism. It was late and my dog ate my cliff notes.

Also, in the battle, it took most of my attention just to try lead the semi-ruly mob.

Posted by: Noivad on June 26, 2008 04:28 PM

I hate that I had to leave before the final assault! Good work, exiles. It was an exciting battle!

Posted by: Creed on June 27, 2008 06:40 AM

A brave pony is now stationed on the docks helping to protect us from the ravages of the pirates!

Posted by: Creed on June 27, 2008 03:30 PM
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