Vesperian invasion force repulsed!
Comrades, is there no end to the aggression, malevolence and thirst for power that Vesper will exhibit? No one can truly know for sure, but once more we are faced with proof that their hostile tendencies heavily outweigh whatever remaining scraps of honour and good will that they might possess. Last night, the beach of West Yew faced a landing by the navy of the insidious, privately funded mercenaries which serve the ruling classes of Vesper. Their plan was to bring death and destruction to the area, murdering the simple yet noble farmers that occupy it and laying waste to the crops that they produce.
However, our guardians were prepared for such an eventuality. When scouts spotted the approaching fleet an army of defenders was quickly assembled. Along with our own militia force and neighbours the Knights Templar, warriors from Cove and Skara Brae came to offer their welcome assistance. For the recent moral transgressions of the Red Menace have affronted those who value humanity, and all decent cities worth mentioning have put their differences aside and banded together to oppose their desire for domination.
Just as Yew is willing to assist its friends in times of need, our allies were there to help prevent the devastation of West Yew
The allied force held at the landing point until at last the attackers came into view. As expected, the enemy was to mainly rely on wytches to fight, not being skilled enough in honest combat to do battle without such compensating factors. Nonetheless, as the blood crazed host disembarked they were assailed from all sides by the righteous defenders. After being thoroughly beaten, the Vesperians pulled back to the Shame pass. Here, after licking their numerous wounds, they managed some small success by way of the degrading use of magical barriers, using them to keep our guardians and their allies at range so that they could fight as they are best suited – as cowards. Both sides suffered casualties and yet neither was defeated, the allies pulling back to the farmer’s fields for a final stand.
Without barriers to hide behind, the Vesperians were cut down one by one until they finally retreated
Forced to fight on equal terms without being able to evade melee combat, the last wave of Vesperians fell easily to the protectors of Yew and fled back to their decadent city of exploitation. However this was not before lightly burning and trampling over a field of wheat which the farmers had carefully tended to. Fortunately, this single field represents only a tiny proportion of our agriculture and with a fully stocked granary along with the development of new farms in the Old Nihon area, the damage done will be easily absorbed.
Mayor Brooker has organised the clearance, irrigation and fertilisation of several areas in the province of Old Nihon, improving our food production to both keep the growing population fed and ensure a trade surplus
This victory should rightly fill your hearts with pride and comfort, Yewish friends. Yet we cannot become complacent; Vesper surely has further designs to inflict cruelty and suffering upon us. We must continue to work hard to ensure our collective values and achievements are preserved in the face of barbaric individualism. Union is strength, my brothers!
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