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    "Twenty," Reinhardt responded, turning his gaze back towards his path, continuing to lead the left column down the trail.

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    They all started chirping in from behind, and Christian realized none of them had ever had a previous chance to truly speak to one another. It was only now, at exercise, when they needed their breath the most, that they could question each other.

    "So wait," Reinhardt halted the conversation, looking over his right shoulder briefly with a cursory glance, his tones going up and down with each throw of a leg, "How old are any of us?""
    I'm Twenty-Five." answered Müller

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    “25, same as Reinhard here”, said Kurt. “Actually I was brought up a cobbler and a Catholic by my Mutter and Vater in Münster”, he added.
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    Konrad smirked between his heavy breaths.

    "Sounds like I'm the youngest, then. 19 years old."

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    The tall, bearded man stood in front of the conscription center, in civilian clothes still. He took his sweet time to get there, really. The mobilization order came to him a few days ago, and he, reluctantly, bid his farewells with his family and his factory colleagues. "Precisely what I needed...", he thought. His life was fairly settled in Hagen, with his work in the steel factory, his wife and his daughter, and the last thing he wished for was mass mobilization and war.

    Still, though, duty is duty. He took a sip of tobacco from his burning pipe and walked all the way up to the front guard. He saluted him and asked where is the conscription service. He would have to be properly outfitted and directed to his unit. He was surprised to see everything happening in a quite fast pace. He was immediately taken to an officer, where a Prussian lieutenant was waiting. "Either I am the last to report... or the very first one...", was thinking, while the conscription officer was interviewing him. Once he passed selection, he was directed to the outfits, where he donned the famed blue tunic of the Prussian army. He had his orders. Drafted in the foot artillery, crewman in one of the new C64 Krupp guns, he was to report for duty to some young lieutenant named von Lotzen, a man, apparently, not hard to find. He walked right up to the young officer, saluting and yelling with his deep voice.

    Musketier Oskar Neumann, reporting for duty, herr Leutnant!!(OOC: I feel the need to skip unnecessary "NPC" talk here, so just skip forward to reporting to Lieutenant. Also, claiming maroon for Oskar?)

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    “25, same as Reinhard here”, said Kurt. “Actually I was brought up a cobbler and a Catholic by my Mutter and Vater in Münster”, he added.
    "I'm from Solingen, lived there all my life." Müller responded, "I work as a bladesmith, have my own workshop and everything." He said enthusiastically.

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    "Siegen," Christian adds after the mention of a hometown, with his soft voice coming out as a yell with the uneven panting and momentum of his chest.

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    Draxler slowly droned out of the other’s conversation, concentrating on regulating his breathhing in time with his long loping strides. As they neared the conscription centre on the return lap, he noticed a large man, from the South perhaps going by his height entering the building.

    “Perhaps I won’t turn out to be the last arrival”, Draxler mused.
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    "I'm from Eslohe," Alois' voice joined the chorus of the other trainees speaking of their hometowns now. "Little hamlet out in the countryside, beautiful place, but you've probably never heard of it and I don't blame you."

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    As they made their way back toward where they started, Müller felt relieved that their run was over. While the fresh air was nice, it had been far too long since he had run any distance. He really needed to get back in shape. His present circumstances would likely give lots of opportunities. Glancing around at the other men he hoped that they would prove adequate to the task ahead. From first impressions they seemed to be alright, there were certainly worse places he could of been sent than the artillery. Nearing the barracks Müller began to slow. The lieutenant was waiting for them; as was another recruit.


    Standing on the train platform, Müller lined up with the rest of his unit to enter one of the cars. Around him thousands of people scrambled about, putting the gears of war into motion. People shouted and whistles blew. The best way Müller could describe it was organized chaos. So many young men, some little more than boys, sent off for the glory of Germany and Prussian might. How many would return? Deciding not to dwell on things he could not change, Müller focused his attention back on his unit. The line continued to trickle forward, and soon he was on the train and crammed into a rail car. A couple hours later the train was moving toward the front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vortigern View Post
    The tall, bearded man stood in front of the conscription center, in civilian clothes still. He took his sweet time to get there, really. The mobilization order came to him a few days ago, and he, reluctantly, bid his farewells with his family and his factory colleagues. "Precisely what I needed...", he thought. His life was fairly settled in Hagen, with his work in the steel factory, his wife and his daughter, and the last thing he wished for was mass mobilization and war.

    Still, though, duty is duty. He took a sip of tobacco from his burning pipe and walked all the way up to the front guard. He saluted him and asked where is the conscription service. He would have to be properly outfitted and directed to his unit. He was surprised to see everything happening in a quite fast pace. He was immediately taken to an officer, where a Prussian lieutenant was waiting. "Either I am the last to report... or the very first one...", was thinking, while the conscription officer was interviewing him. Once he passed selection, he was directed to the outfits, where he donned the famed blue tunic of the Prussian army. He had his orders. Drafted in the foot artillery, crewman in one of the new C64 Krupp guns, he was to report for duty to some young lieutenant named von Lotzen, a man, apparently, not hard to find. He walked right up to the young officer, saluting and yelling with his deep voice.

    Musketier Oskar Neumann, reporting for duty, herr Leutnant!!(OOC: I feel the need to skip unnecessary "NPC" talk here, so just skip forward to reporting to Lieutenant. Also, claiming maroon for Oskar?)
    Friedrich von Lötzen turned around with a plain face, clearly a little disturbed by the loud yelling, especially when he thought he had sent everyone on their way. He inspects the lad whom seemed relatively fit. He sighed, "Well you're late Neumann. Followe me. We're moving out." von Lötzen moved pass the lad and went outside to await the arrival of the other conscripts.

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    As they made their way back toward where they started, Müller felt relieved that their run was over. While the fresh air was nice, it had been far too long since he had run any distance. He really needed to get back in shape. His present circumstances would likely give lots of opportunities. Glancing around at the other men he hoped that they would prove adequate to the task ahead. From first impressions they seemed to be alright, there were certainly worse places he could of been sent than the artillery. Nearing the barracks Müller began to slow. The lieutenant was waiting for them; as was another recruit.


    Standing on the train platform, Müller lined up with the rest of his unit to enter one of the cars. Around him thousands of people scrambled about, putting the gears of war into motion. People shouted and whistles blew. The best way Müller could describe it was organized chaos. So many young men, some little more than boys, sent off for the glory of Germany and Prussian might. How many would return? Deciding not to dwell on things he could not change, Müller focused his attention back on his unit. The line continued to trickle forward, and soon he was on the train and crammed into a rail car. A couple hours later the train was moving toward the front.
    After having boarded the train cart designated to this unit, von Lötzen does a headcount. Everyone seems to be here he thinks to himself. The cart isn't specious. The men sit around two Krupp C64 guns also loaded in this train cart. The cart is damp and isn't filled with much of the outside light. Friedrich looks around at the lads.. they had all passed his test to return in 40 minutes.. still though. These men would have to prove themselves to him. He got up from his place and moved towards the center, where the two guns were standing. He put his hand on one of the wheels and shouted. "Attention!" with everyone looking at them he would continue on a softer tone. "You did well on the physical test. Now with us moving closer to conflict I wish to know what everyone did before they came here." He needed to know whom he could depend on the most.

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    Yes.

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    After having boarded the train cart designated to this unit, von Lötzen does a headcount. Everyone seems to be here he thinks to himself. The cart isn't specious. The men sit around two Krupp C64 guns also loaded in this train cart. The cart is damp and isn't filled with much of the outside light. Friedrich looks around at the lads.. they had all passed his test to return in 40 minutes.. still though. These men would have to prove themselves to him. He got up from his place and moved towards the center, where the two guns were standing. He put his hand on one of the wheels and shouted. "Attention!" with everyone looking at them he would continue on a softer tone. "You did well on the physical test. Now with us moving closer to conflict I wish to know what everyone did before they came here." He needed to know whom he could depend on the most.
    Müller studied the lieutenant for a moment, while he seemed the fitting image of a young Prussian officer, enthusiastic but inexperienced, there seemed to be some level of competence. Perhaps he wouldn't get them killed on the first day. Deciding to humor the man he straitens his posture before responding. “Well lieutenant, I apprenticed under my father as a knife maker until I was of age. I then studied engineering at the University of Heidelberg for two years before he grew ill. After that I returned to take up his business, which I have run for the past 4 years.” Wishing to keep thing short and simple he left it there. A knife maker having arthritis was about the worst thing that could happen, and his father had not taken it well.
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    "I was a steel worker, herr Leutnant. After I attended school, I found work in the local stahlwerk, in Hagen, and that's what I've been doing for half of my life." he answered as honestly as he could. While talking, he pulled a small piece of paper from his jacket pocket. "Uhh, this..." he continued, "this is a letter of recommendation, from my employer, herr Arnold Gunther. I showed it to the conscription office as well. It was given to me, in case the army would deploy me as a gunsmith, or other sort of technician". The man passed the folded piece of paper to his commanding officer.

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    The seats of the train carriage were hard and uncomfortable, characteristic of the Prussian military. Neumann was the new man, stout and strong, he might make a dependable comrade Kurt mused.
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