Oct. 27th, 2010

laure: (Battle Laure)
I was feeling lots better this morning. I'm almost felt up for a battle. Strike that, I did feel up for a battle. The Sarranids were planning to take the castle at Uhhun. I'm not sure how you pronounce that. Maybe it's as if you're agreeing to something. Maybe it's as if you're clearing your throat.

At any rate, I wanted in on it.

Uhhun's a big castle, nestled on a rocky bluff. It couldn't be done with a ladder. This was siege tower territory.

I was sick of being knocked unconscious, and my archery skills seem to be improving, so I decided to hang back a bit from the fight and see if I could pick off a few people off from afar, with much success. Ranged weapons for the win!

But then I ran out of arrows. No matter, I ran around a bit, pulled some arrows out of the ground (22 arrows! Can you believe it?), and got back in the fight. Upon my return, we had breached the wall. The sound of the men in close combat, growling and yelling, punctuated by the sound of steel on steel... exhilarating.

Exhilarating, of course, until I found myself pressed up against the edge of a tower by six angry men. Then it was less exhilarating and more frightening.

I panicked. I jumped over the wall, hoping my legs wouldn't break upon landing. My legs survived (but only just), and our men took the exterior of the castle.

Then it somehow fell to me to clear the last of the bastards inside. I... was knocked unconscious.

Yes, again. Thank you for pointing it out.

Despite that, the Sarranids took the castle. Not that I got to see it happen. Why are we always successful when I'm unconscious? Seriously. Still, I guess it could be worse.

January 2011


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