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    Posted: 14 Jan 2012 at 01:04
This is an attack on my forces that were claiming sov at an abandoned campsite at my town near the rift.  Does anyone else have reports of undead attacks places other than standing stones or on the Rift?

If not, I want my horsies back!

Victorious defense by Ryelle's forces at Square 540|829 under attack by Skeleton Warriors (NPCs)'s forces from The Underworld

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Two opposing forces clash against each other.

Cavalry comes into its own when able to strike hostile forces at will, and from unexpected directions - and nowhere is this more feasible than on open plains. Lightly armoured spear units, however, prefer terrain where there's some cover available.

Fighting defensively on open plains, cavalry draws strength from the ability to form and reform their lines of engagement depending on the direction of battle, and it is here where cavalry excels.

Attackers:Unit:Quantity:Casualties:Survivors:
Troops:Skeletal Warriors Skeletal Warriors770
Troops:Reanimated Bonesmen Reanimated Bonesmen3513510
Troops:Skeletal Warriors Skeletal Warriors56560
Troops:Reanimated Bonesmen Reanimated Bonesmen1761760


Defenders:Unit:Quantity:Casualties:Survivors:
Commander: JoySwiftsteeds Swiftsteed1Damaged for 61, 89 health remains.
Troops:Swiftsteeds Swiftsteeds1619863
Troops:Marshals Marshals20812781

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2012 at 01:45
hmmm... looks like skellies might be getting smarter?!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2012 at 16:39
How can a skeleton have brains? :-/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2012 at 19:33
Why send so may troops to claim sov? I usually send 1 !
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jan 2012 at 20:43
it was the army I happened to have available, they were just trotting out for 12 hours ... I didn't think much of it.  But yes, now I wish I had just sent 1.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 05:17
Originally posted by G0DsDestroyer G0DsDestroyer wrote:

How can a skeleton have brains? :-/


How can a skeleton hold a sword without a musculature system?

It generally fails to apply logic in the fantasy realm.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 05:57
Fantasy generally requires invention of some new force capable of binding and animating matter, often at highly sophisticated molecular levels or even requiring computational logic resolved in energy-based constructs if your "magic" includes things like telepathic mind or device control, teleportation, out-of-body experiences, and intelligent/sophisticated behavior of nonliving beings, etc.  But at the very least one can assume said force is capable of replacing the function of muscles and ligaments on a skeleton.

Taken to the extreme, one could conclude the only meaningful difference between science fiction and fantasy is that the former takes active interest in the how and why while the latter avoids the distraction from plot and character development.  Yet the more expertly either genre is applied, the less distinguishable they become from one another.

World mechanics are as much an element of setting as fashion, cultural decor and geographical topology, meaning it's a secondary detail but still hold significance and importance.  In stories involving a significant amount of mystery, any element of setting can attain crucial importance and should be understandable by the reader, while receiving no more special focus than any other element.  Then for a good mystery, readers should be afforded reasonable opportunity to understand everything about the world being presented to them.  To me, mystery is the real science fiction.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Jan 2012 at 06:17
Does no one care about the undead's underhanded abrogation of tournament rules that led them to ruthlessly slaughter my forces on a square not designated for this purpose?  You could be next ...

/me sniffles
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jan 2012 at 10:05
You should be happy! of those extra XPs and helping the humanity (well the elgeanity) ...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Jan 2012 at 13:33
I camped near the Rift *hoping* to be attacked. And I was attacked, gaining significant XP, to around 20th place after a few days, despite starting late. However, it wasn't that well-thought out because it was 6 days' travel, and after a few days there, I projected that I hadn't posted enough units to survive into the last week, so withdrew. I keep thinking, "next time I'll be better-prepared..."
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