After a day, no other carriages holding rebellious lords came by so we gave up and
headed for the Western fortress.
“In the end, I could only take out Baron Karee, my idiot father, and the
The other three reassured me that taking out half of the traitorous nobles
was a more than sufficient achievement for the time spent, I just wish they
wouldn’t look so scared saying it.
“Well, we got here before the Kingdom Army, but the gates are closed. How are
we going to sneak in?” Pat
Unlike the previous makeshift fort, this fortress is properly walled off
from the surroundings.
The fortress is fully defended, there are lookouts on the walls and the
drawbridge is closed. Since the Kingdom Army should be arriving from the back
side, that side is heavily guarded, but the front gate is only lightly
I observe some merchants coming with last-minute supplies before the Kingdom
Army can encircle the fort. This looks like a way inside.
I have my force hide a little ways away from the front gate where the road passes
behind some trees. We’ll wait until we see a carriage coming.
I spy an Imperial Merchant carriage with one coachman and two escorts. There
might be further people inside, but we have to risk it. We had to let some
earlier carriages pass by because they were
moving in groups of two or more, but this lone carriage is what we were waiting for.
“Finally, a lone carriage” Pat
As carriages are only able to carry so many people and supplies, I can’t see
it carrying more than 5 people, while I have 4 soldiers. This is doable.
“Go with the plan! Keep the merchant alive!” Pat
“I got it” Corporal Mirko
“Hah!” Private Colton
“Uhh, me too?” Sergeant Josh
The Inspector General is unsure.
“You are also a soldier, please help with the plan.” Pat
“I understand, I’ll do my part.” Sergeant Josh