(my fellow dwarfs, here you'll find events that will lead to a series of epic confrontations between the great dwarf clan of Drakebeards from Karak Kadrin and the rag Ogre tribe of Treehammers)
To draw the attention and win the praise of Ungrim Ironfist, a stout thane from Clan Drakebeard marches off with a scouting party of rangers, leaving his fond Karak Kadrin behind him. The journey heads east, through the Blasted Wastes and the Howling wastes, to the mountains of Mourn. This thane, by the name of Pellegrim Copperfist, seeks to redeem a legendry treasure located in the southern part of these Ogre infested mountains. Pellegrim must prove to Ungrim that he is worthy to follow in the slayer kings bloodline, and that he is the true leader of the proud Drakebeard clan. Tracing and retrieving the riches from a mountain of gold will help win the favor of the slayer king.
Set out with 16 of his most cunning rangers at his side, Pellegrim trusts to avoid unwanted combat and get rid of any nuisances along the way. He made sure that his team brought their largest axes along with their dwarf-crafted crossbows. Nothing beats a fury of solid gashes with large axes after the enemy has been “treated” to a couple of dozen gromnil-forged arrowheads. Pellegrim shone with the prospect of all the grudges he would be able to settle during this expedition. But he knew his numbers were few and that is was a scouting mission, so he eschew any foolhardiness. The stakes are big, after all.
After slipping through the Dark Lands and settling a few small grudges, Pellegrim arrived in the area just north of the forest named“Gnoblar Forest”. And this is exactly when he saw something he could not ignore, or shave my beard.
Skirmishing through the rim of the woods as silent a dwarf can be, a loud bashing sound could be heard from a distance. Pellegrim knew the lands were Ogre-infested and that these sounds were way to heavy for the tiny Gnoblar's. Unaware of the number of creatures approaching, the Drakebeards took up in the thickets at the edge of the forest. After several minutes the banging sound was complemented with the raw and harsh language of the Ogre’s. Pellegrim had no prior experience with Ogres, but read about them in the ancient dwarf books at his uncle Porogrim’s place. As dwarfs are strange to the concept of fear, the Drakebeards kept quiet and waited for Pellegrims command. On the sound of a snap of the fingers, the rangers would have unleashed a spray of quarrels from their already drawn and set crossbows. Pellegrim waited and observed; he saw six Ogre’s, marching in two groups of three. Both groups looked geared up for a great battle and carried huge banners, which seemed to be greenish and showed crude pictures of tree’s and hammers. The front group counted a particularly brute and nasty looking Ogre; Pellegrim seemed to remember from the old books that this brute was a so-called bruiser, champion of the Ogres. And Pellegrim knew strait away he was not going the let them pass without calling them to account for their foulness. This was a great opportunity to learn about the combat against Ogres. Pellegrim did not signal his scouts to attack, but ordered them to split into two groups of eight and ordered the veteran group join him and lead forward. Pellegrim lifted his axe and tapped his shield three times, which made a terrible sound. The Ogres slowly came to a halt and turned around. It took a while before they actually saw the Drakebeards. Pellegrim actually had to tap his shield again, to his anger. He was now not only an angry thane, but also an insulted one. The stage was set for bloodshed – the opportunity for a nonviolent encounter was long gone. It in fact, there was never a chance that Pellegrim was going to let this end without battle.
(this first encounter will take place in the first week of may 2014 and will lead to a series of epic confrontations between the great dwarf clan of Drakebeards and the rag Ogre tribe of Treehammers – we are currently working on our unit’s and the battlefield - we will add army list and photo-report of the first encounter)
Edited by Pellegrim, 27 April 2014 - 11:00 AM.