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Re: The Storm: Part 3

Posted: 20 Feb 2019, 07:11
by Korbel
But Jelal Ad-din ignored him between one and another dirty joke shared with his companions. Only some time later, when the company dissolved, he approached Izajasz.
"What do you want?"

Re: The Storm: Part 3

Posted: 20 Feb 2019, 17:08
by David Mogendo
"I apologize for my actions earlier, I was not aware of your position at that moment. I formally request to be relieved of your command, as I am currently in the service of another lord, one who might have need of my expertise as this conflict grows more violent." Izajasz appears uncomfortable, nervous about the man's response.

Re: The Storm: Part 3

Posted: 20 Feb 2019, 17:28
by Korbel
"No, you're not going anywhere my friend..."

Re: The Storm: Part 3

Posted: 20 Feb 2019, 17:51
by David Mogendo
"Unfortunately I have to disagree." Izajasz turns to walk out of the Tartar camp, saying over his shoulder: "It was a good fight. Thank you." And he simply starts walking away, looking for any members of his retinue.

Re: The Storm: Part 3

Posted: 20 Feb 2019, 17:58
by Korbel
Jelal was hesitating for a moment.
"So you have chosen... well, you'd better be careful now. It's a very dangerous place" he smiles, maybe to his own thoughts?

Re: The Storm: Part 3

Posted: 24 Feb 2019, 06:37
by Korbel
The castle of Kauernick was garrisoned, of course. It became evident when our travelers saw a group of men at arms and pages leaving through the gate, taking the horses to the river for a morning watering. Aleksy got a little closer to the castle, and he reported it was full of soldiers, but - what's interesting - they were not really expecting any trouble yet, assuming the Allied Army is still far away.
But it was not only Benedykt, Adrian, Aleksy and Izajasz who were on this scouting mission, as earlier this day (or should we say, before dawn)...

"I know it might prove to be a little... problematic, but Vytautas insisted, my boy - King Jogaila was tired, as he didn't sleep well this night, when he was instructing Benedykt before the reconnaissance. "Jelal and Naiman-beg will accompany you. Listen, we need to know if the river Drewenz will let us pass. It's the last major obstacle before we can reach Marienburg castle, and as far as we know, there should be some places suitable to cross the river near Kauernick, maybe a bridge. We also need to know where the Grand Master and his army is. Go, go my boy! We will follow you in a few hours, hopefully we will meet again and I'll see you safe and sound, if that's the God Will. Farewell!

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Stand-off at the Kauernick castle

Re: The Storm: Part 3

Posted: 03 Mar 2019, 09:46
by Korbel
Jelal was carrying his composite reflexive bow. It was very strong - as it turned out, only he and Izajasz were capable of drawing it. He also had a short, curved blade hanging from his belt, as well as an additional dagger and two quivers full of arrows. Mail protected his body, and a conical steel helmet - his head. Naiman-beg was armed in a similar way, though his bow was lighter and he had his favorite, trusted, longer saber by his side. Other than that, the two Tatar leaders were travelling light, only carrying some water and little food and their usual rope lariats.

And they were watching the Teuton group... Especially the horses, evaluating their value and trying to pick the best ones. Were they thinking about ambushing the enemy and taking the horses for themselves?