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Alex Walz
12-08-2010, 12:28 PM
Chapter III - The Battle for Kings

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With no one to lead the Orc Realm in a time of great chaos, Drekkagh, the older brother of the King, steps forth to fill the vacuum. Under normal circumstances, the king's sons, of which there were 14, would compete for the respect of the Shamans, who would appoint the new King of Gokkholm. But this ritual could not commence for as long as the old king was still breathing. Also, in Drekkagh's opinion, they were all too young, too soft, and too naive in the art of war. Drekkagh had been infuriated that the Shamans had chosen his brother as the stronger of the two to lead the realm. But despite this resentment, Drekkagh has no political aspirations. He will hand over the kingdom as soon as he deems one of the heirs worthy; but in the meantime, he will not stand aside as the wretched men of Teria make a mockery out of Gokkholm. Order must be preserved, and the Orc race must maintain their reputation as a people to be feared and respected, not mocked.

Any who oppose his rule will be labeled Skarrav-kaga, outcasts of the Kingdom. It is believed that the only one he feared was Rafas, a decorated War Captain and one of the King's chief advisors. In this generation of tranquility, only Rafas would be able to muster up enough power to stand up to the King's brother. But for now, both stand firm against the approaching wave from Teria after having ordered the execution of the infuriating messenger who dared demand the return of the human king.

"Load the catapults!" beckons Drekkagh as the first lines of the great Dagbor army can be seen on the horizon. The words echo through the streets of Makkada as the army quietly, nervously wait for the attack.

"Allerg harrat! Wreckers ready!" shout back the siege masters.

"Marauders, ready your bows!"

"Urr, Grrr Madda. Make fire!" bellows the maurader captain.

"Tak! Catapults fire!"

And with that, the Battle for the Kings has begun...

On the other side of the swamp, the Orc King nervously eyes two guards from behind the bars of his cage. He overhears bits and pieces of their conversation...

"Ah, you know... Hard to reason wi’ a greenie. Mayhap the messenger don’t speak Orc too good..." says the first.

The second approaches the Orc King’s cage, "This un don’t speak owt at all, do you, Kingy? Miserable bugger." He bangs the cage with the flat side of his sword and the Orc King snarls in pure contempt.

Moments later, an all too familiar figure solidifies before him. The Orc sees him mutter a few lines to the guards, who promptly scramble off. The Orc King knew it was only a matter of time; the shamans had warned him about this miscreant, this gellemakk, the one they call Faramor. The Orc King furiously rattles the bars of his cage, but none are around to hear his pleas.

The wizard approaches and, crafting a knife out of thin air, whispers to the King, "Forgive me, O Great King, I am truly sorry for what I must do."

Snarling, the Orc King stops rattling the cage and responds, "Do what thou must, pitiful wizard. The tide hath turned! The Waves will bury us all and our screams will be drowned by the waters of doom!"

And with that, the deed is done. The Orc King lies still. The wizard is gone.

Meanwhile, things look grim for Drekkagh and his troops. The gellem, the enemy, slaughter orcs left and right as they march for the gate. The Mauraders do what they can to repel the approaching siege towers, but they are left defenseless against Teria's trebuchets.

Sensing the need for a change of strategy, Rafas urges Drekkagh to order the troops to retreat deep into the swamp. The planned reinforcements from Ral Nistro could meet them here, and their mysterious departure would grant the orcs the often-overlooked element of surprise. "Grukk! This no work! We must pull back! Replenish our masar!"

Drekkagh thinly disguises his contempt; he sees the idea as little more than cowardice. They can still win this battle without foreign help. Two thousand orcs dead would be a better price to pay than cowardice. But he knows better than to argue with Rafas. "Gegark! Cakkamakk!" His order echoes through the clashing of swords and the cries of suffering, as the orcs freeze in mid action before fleeing westward, into the marsh. The human army looks elated as hope emanates from their cheers. Did the Great Lake shine upon them?

But their cheers are premature. For just as soon as they overcome their shock, the blood-curdling screams of "Harragen!" roared across the battlefield as the orc horde charged out of the mist - this time, in even greater numbers, with warg-riders and ogres. The wargs trample over the unprepared elite knights of Dagbor as if they were ants. The ogres swing their clubs fanatically as cavalry are thrown into the air with riders grasping to the reins for dear life. Without time to mobilize, the trebuchets are useless, while the human blades do little against the hide of the ogres. The tides have turned. The orderly battalions are no more. All is chaos.

Esok Dreggat! A horn is heard from somewhere within the madness. The wretched humans all-too-anxiously begin to retreat. The cowards run to the hills, never to look back. Drekkagh orders the warg-riders to chase after the fleeing remnants of Erian's army. This would be the last time foolish Erian steps foot in the Orc Realm of Gokkholm...

It has been said that when the Waters turn, they do so with great fury. Prince Erian must now flee before the wave he did provoke, as the great warg-riders of Makkada pursue his forces by the thousands. His army is already in flight, and none now look to their shaken leader for direction. Blood runs thick and free, and if the Prince is to survive, his only hope is the loyalty of his closest companions...

12-08-2010, 12:46 PM
Sounds like a bad time to be nobility of any kind ;)

12-08-2010, 12:50 PM
i dont realy get the story
because is this about a orc king who is killed by a wizard and who is attacking:confused:

Alex Walz
12-08-2010, 12:52 PM
This is chapter 3 of a 17-chapter story. Have you read the first two chapters?


12-08-2010, 12:55 PM
Will they (1-17) be released at some point? Either in booklet form (in game case)?? Or separately in massive posts?

12-08-2010, 06:07 PM
I really enjoyed reading and look forward for the next one :p

12-09-2010, 10:34 AM
Excellent release of the third chapter! .. Delays);)

12-10-2010, 02:24 PM
I love the way orc's talk (and apparently thinks) in DoF.

I've red the previous two chapters but I still don't get why The Orc King was killed? And why? I feel that part needs to be clarified a bit.

Otherwise good story and writing as always!

12-11-2010, 01:18 PM
Where can I find all the chapters?

12-11-2010, 01:19 PM
Wow, never mind. I found them. Feel like such a fool.

Alex Walz
12-11-2010, 01:51 PM
I've red the previous two chapters but I still don't get why The Orc King was killed? And why? I feel that part needs to be clarified a bit.
All that's important to know is that the wizard Faramor killed the Orc King. The motive is unknown and, while much of his character will be revealed throughout this story, he will remain an enigma well into the MMORTS campaign storyline.

Just know that not all is as it seems.

12-16-2010, 04:06 PM
Wow, the first three chapters have been REALLY good. I generally do not like reading but this was a lot of fun. The story has great content AND its very well written. Please hold this same standard of writing for the rest of your chapters. (don't get lazy as you write more :p, because i REALLY love the first 3 chapters! :p)

01-20-2011, 02:20 PM
Was a great read! Shots even better.

01-20-2011, 02:21 PM
These posts really get you hiped up for the game can't wait how much longer!! :(

01-20-2011, 09:27 PM
I dont get the story

01-20-2011, 10:25 PM
Google Translator sucks XD

Will the Game have Multi-Languages ???

01-21-2011, 11:58 PM
Sounds like a bad time to be nobility of any kind ;)

Take a look at those peasants manning the siege equipment. I'd rather be nobility than those guys!

01-31-2011, 11:26 AM
My new background

02-06-2011, 05:17 PM
Nice Storyline, this games really startin to have a storyline that will mesh together!!!

02-08-2011, 11:47 AM

02-08-2011, 01:58 PM
Take a look at those peasants manning the siege equipment. I'd rather be nobility than those guys!

lol have to agree there... allthough you would have thought, more times than none, that if ur gna be on seige equipemtn (other than rams etc) ur gna be further away than the nobles in the fights?

02-12-2011, 06:51 AM
The game is not yet releaset but the storyline is really good. Kepp them coming!

02-13-2011, 08:31 AM
There is obviously more going on here than meets the eye.

02-13-2011, 01:28 PM
keep going on

02-26-2011, 07:45 PM
Nice storyline :) :)

02-27-2011, 08:31 AM
looks ad sounds very interesting, i hope everything goes well wiht open beta so we can try this eyecandy ;)

02-27-2011, 05:24 PM
Ok it will be a very big game that you can build each unit one by one and so a very long story :D
Can't wait to see more....

04-11-2011, 09:48 AM
Nice job, really sets the mood for the game, cant wait to get my hands on it

04-29-2011, 10:47 AM
What a great game, that rocks!!!