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    Arryn up: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...P_Arryn_17.sav

    The siege of Seagard continues as the towers around the castle are already brought to shame by the amount of enemy siege towers erected during the long months. Even the odd morning fog every now and then wasn't enough to completely conceal them from the watchmen at the walls, who desperately looked for any signs of an attack.
    The Ironborn were furious and as the siege has gone on, some have let this built up anger loose on their kinsmen in the form of an "accidental" fist to the face, or a dagger to the ribcage. Others have sneaked out during the night in hopes of killing a few of those bastards in their sleep before returning, though none have succeeded.

    A few dozen men have perished because of this, and Asha is starting to lose her grip on the others. Her commanding skills have never been tested like this, and it angers her that the one place she is failing as a commander isn't even on the battlefield, but trapped inside these cursed walls with men whose nature goes against everything present.
    Asha had hoped that Balon would have already sent more soldiers across to relieve the situation, and when they finally came, they did nothing to help. The Iron Fleet could be seen in the sea, but no soldiers ever landed.
    As damaging as this was for the morale of the defenders, Asha understood the situation. Balon has surely ordered that none shall interfere with the siege. The Greenlanders have brought their cavalry, and facing them in the open would be suicide. Still Asha had this nagging sensation that Balon is also testing her, to see how well can she command the Ironborn against an enemy. This is no mere raid of a few coastal settlements. This is open war that she is been put into.

    Whatever her father's true intentions are, Asha's anger is directed towards Walder Frey, who first denounces her claim to Seagard, and then refuses to attack the castle to make something out of it. Instead of offering his son Black Walder a glorious battle, he would rather have him and his whole army sit there and drown in horse . For the Drowned God's sake they have built more siege towers and ladders that can possibly fit the walls side by side! This man has made an enemy of a lifetime of Asha Greyjoy, who will have his head for this insult! If the old man only had the decency to face her or atleast order his son to act before he lies on his deathbed...

    Asha couldn't take it anymore, so she ran to the north wall and cried out over the battlements "Death to Walder Frey you sick old !".

    This lighted a spark that was very needed. Few men started shouting in agreement, which resulted in others to join and shout out "Death to Walder Frey". Not long until this spread among the men into a chant of rage that surely reached the ears of the Frey army.
    By accident Asha had turned this into something useful, to direct the agression of men in dire need of killing. Henceforth it was that every morning the Ironborn chanted for the demise of the head of House Frey, followed by the rattle of swords against shields. The voice of Harlaw, Botley, Goodbrother and Greyjoy alike, together in a stone cage, mad with their captors.
    Even the Iron Fleet eventually joined this after a few days, which made the Frey host uneasy, but still determined to continue the siege, for the annoyance of everyone involved.

    But the battle will surely take place soon, and if the Frey's are even half the warriors than they are carpenters, the Ironborn will have no room for mistakes
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    There was obviously somesort of Ironborn power conflict, Black Walder thought to himself...the armies of the frey's had reinforced with more cavalry with some infantry withdrawing back to the twins in replacement to keep the defences secure back home. The freys were half positioned in the siegelines, half prepared to fight a battle in the field,busying themselfs by making ever more siege engines , waiting for the ironborn to become weak , suffering lack of food and water, and to some degree he thought his strategy was working , seeing the Ironborn leader ,Asha Greyjoy hurl insults hurled down from the walls , which some of their men joined in with.

    Black Walder smiled at the chanting calling to his own men,

    "See how the ironborn yell from the walls.....On the seas, they are mighty,.... but here they are a stranded giant fish....there gills gasping for air!" , he roared ending his speech with a nod and a wink to his men, who all grinned in return.

    The frey men were always happy to avoid battle if it was possible, and they much preferred the starving out of the Ironborn if it avoided battle, but equally they prepared for it just in case Balon decided to help Asha , making a fight of it on the battlefield.

    Black Walder , returned to the map in the tent, where the wooden ship figure , of the ironborn ships represented in Seagards harbour, loaded with Balon's forces , still waited.

    "What are you waiting for? .." , mused Black Walder , as the days light began to dim....



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    Stark subbed, havent heard anything from Jake, organizing a battle for Tully now

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    lets let lanny attack. Lannisters up https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...nnister_18.sav
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    https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...Greyjoy_17.sav
    Iron Isles up.

    The righteous Lannister armies have utterly crushed the Tully and Stark invaders in two pitched battles, retaking the important stronghold of Lion's Tooth. A number of notorious enemy lords fertilizes the already fruitful Lannister fields after this endeavour, including but not limited to Robin Ryger and both Umbers. Let the cowards in Riverrun cower behind their tall walls, alas, they will not save them, for their very foundations will be torn apart as the lion roars! The scarlet host is approaching, and the revenge for the Lowlanders' rebellion will be swift and just.
    Tywin Lannister was also pleased to hear the news in his vacation camp in the Atranta region. "What a victory, he muses. It only took a couple incestuous bastards to perish for it. Luckily the *good* side of the family is alive and well."

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    House Arryn up: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachmen...P_Arryn_18.sav

    The wait continues at Seagard

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    sorry for delay, got hospital appointment with brother today, will get the turn done by the end of the day[unless of course, i can find a battle to fight - winks]

    edit : trying turn but not working..re-downloaded turn...tried again....again not working refering matter to admin...hopefulyl resolved soon
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    gotta try for the siege at Seagard for Friday/weekend at latest[ i will contact mergor later today to help me with details]

    edit : battle completed on friday night..should have some battle RP , a battle video..and the help of mergor to work out the results - i hope]
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    The morning mist as it so often did, lingered in the air, blocking the sights of the siege works of the Frey forces, that had surrounded Seagard, as much as they could, for some of the town had some areas of the walls protected where the sea meet the walls, other areas, where equally unpass-able due to tough hardened jagged rock. It was just the night before , when the frey delegation had arrived, a pair of jackals dressed in their grey tunics with banners of the twins castles on, and Asha Greyjoy gave them entry and let them into a pub within the town underguard, whilst she looked over the frey proposal , to give the freys 5,000 in gold, to let them go free, take passage, and not return, but this was not to her nature, for she had sworn a oath to bring down Walder Frey and she did not take oaths likely.



    Once she had made up her mind, she had the frey heralds ejected from the town, much to the jeers and mudslinging of some of the Ironborn on the wall, who looked upon the frey troops with contempt. Now, as the sea morning fog, began to burn away in the early morning mists, she could hear the rubble of siege engines being bought into position, the sounds and the frey camp fully walking up early, with sound of cooking, smithing, as final preparations where being made in the frey lines, for a full assault that she knew would come this day. Five Seasons they had been couped up here in Seagard, and the other Ironborn army much to her chagrin, had refused to relieve her position prefering to take their chances to strike at the frey capital , and failing in that, to take ship moving into the Tully lands to the south, leaving them to standalone. It had now come to this, that the frey troops must either let them go, or break them in this place, and it looks like they had chosen the latter, perhaps to her relief, she looked forward to the battle, she much preferred such a answer to the monotonous siege, where the steady depletion of food, beer and time, was making the men, antsy , and she, like the rest of the ironborn would prefer to battle, to decide the fate of this place...a battle where the freys would fight on her terms , and be killed , her pains swept away, or that her or her men , be sent to the halls of the drowned God...

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    The early morn revealed a bright and clear day, Black Walder Frey reviewed the troops on the day of the assault, making a final inspection of his forces, as things had to work well ,if the siege was due to be a success, as the attack would be forced onto just two walls, things had to work well, for two army groups would be attacking[one at each wall, the other armygroup would be under the command of Aenys and would attack the otherwall] and if one army was defeated, it would prove a simple matter , then for the ironborn troops to then concentrate all their effort on the last group left, with a obvious defeat looming if that happened. Usual practice to take such walls, was to have at least 5-1 or more in troop numbers , and having a 4-1 advantage in numbers was making things pretty tight for victory ,when the vast bulk of his troops where either mainly spear or baseborn troops, with some nobles on horseback. In fact the Frey nobility was so well represented on the field, that Black walder had sent some back to the twins, and asked for infantry reinforcements for the assault. This resulted in Walder sending some of the crack guard of the crossings, well armoured, well armed, and experienced group of killers, who would [he hoped] provide a cutting edge to the numbers he had acquired for this challenge ahead.

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    Asha observed the freys deployment, outside the walls, as each army group separated into two distinct smaller commands, Black walder frey's group had one group which looked to attack the secondary gate on the narrowpoint, and had a ballista, with missile troops , pikemen,peasants with a ram , and a whole lota frey nobles on horseback lingering out of range, whilst a second group stood facing the first wall, close to its right hand side edge[nearest the narrowgate side] , with siegetowers and ladders, obviously to move to support/help storm the walls nearest the gate to provide assistance. Lord Aenys groups was likewise split into two groups, the first on the first wall, [on its leftmost edge] was only 3 companies , perhaps a supporting group or a diversion, she mused, whilst the main group lined up against the second wall, and the main gate to the town. The main thing , she thought out, was the holding of the walls, and the gates . If she could hold the gates, it would prevent the cavalry into the town , where her units [all infantry] would be vulnerable to sudden charges of the feared heavy armoured cavalry, equally like on a ship , if she held the edges of the town, stopping any entry into the town, with her furious warriors , then the invasion might well be stopped death in its tracks[literally] outside the town..to this end, she committed all her troops to these points of interest, all on the walls, and behind the gates, whilst she kept a slight continent of ironborn nobles as a reserve company to send in where the freys began to win the walls.

    The start of the battle, was announced at the beat of the drums, as Walter Freys army started their attack, with the peasants pushing a ram towards the narrow gate, and instantly they began to receive hits from the ironborn archers on the walls, and flaming ballista bolts from the towers. Black Walter looked on contently, all was going to plan , as he rubbed his beard, as the ram seemed to reach the gate unhindered, when a runner from his second formation told him , they could see Lord Aenys group at the other end wall, starting to move their siege ladders, as if to attack the walls there. Now Black Walder started to scowl, knowing that he wanted to skirmish a little first whilst he broke open the gate, and take things slow, but if the other frey army was starting to make their assault on the walls now, that he must join the attack to, so that they attack the walls together, lest they be picked apart separately. Ordering his missile troops forward to distract the ironborn archers on the wall, [and the 2 pike squads to protect them], he ordered his second command to start a general assault, send in the ladders company's at the double to support his push for the gate, as the general melee began to spiral out of control.

    Back on the other walls, likewise Lord Aenrys received a runner from his other company , telling him that Black Walter was starting his assault[he had only pushed forward his smaller separate group not his main strenght] reluctantly following suit, ordering the two large siege towers to push against the walls eitherside of the gate, and send his ram forward,to break the gate as quickly as possible.


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    The Greyjoy commander kicked her boots, against the rampants clearing the mud from them, as she saw the frey attack coordination began to break down alittle as uncoordinated movements began to take place, and grinned a little, when she saw that the frey siegetowers[which were being pushed by the elite troops on Black walters army side] could'nt make the short bank that was situated on the first wall[the ladders could move over it]which means his siege assault was being fragmented into two parts, but she ordered the archers [as the ram reached the gate] to concentrate their fire on those precious elite troops , knowing they could do nothing other than push the siegetowers along the bank until they surmounted it. Both rams were consumed to the oil ,that her defenders had stored at the gatehouses for this very purpose, slowly catching the timbers onfire, until both rams were ablaze. the towers and ladders of the assaulting frey troops reached the walls[apart from blackwalders elite troops who would be delayed] and knowing that the gatehouses were safe from being breached by the rams, she ordered some of the Ironborn nobles [small in numbers but tough in fighting ability] to move away from their defence of the gates to the walls, to assist in beating back the uncoordinated attack on the walls on both sides.

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    The battle began to go very wrong for the Frey attackers at this point, with the gates denied them, making their cavalry redundant the spear levies fought on the walls, and they were starting to become outpaced against the much heavier armed and better fighters of the ironborn, their numbers dwindled as casualties mounted , the only stout effect where frey seemed to do well, was some of the elite troops send by Arenys, and after climbing some ladders, they seem to be holding their own [for now] against the greater numbers of the ironborn.

    Black Walder moved forward personally , and directed the ballista forward on his side of the front. Luckily for the frey, the gate in the narrows, had been somewhat damaged by the ram, and it took very little effort by the ballista to break the gate, at last providing some opportunity for the frey army , as Black walder ordered in ,a elite ax troop which was to be supporting by 2 companies of Pikeman commanded by Ser Bob , a experience pike commander of some repute against the ironborn ,who had a unit still remaining at the gate. Though flame and oil the troops charged though the gate, receiving some of the left over oil ,that had destroyed the ram, but undaunted by the casualties, their numbers helped push themselfs forward, until the axemen pushed the ironborn back some ,with their momentum, providing space for the pikeman to follow and prepare themselfs for a push.

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    Seeing the danger of the gate opened, Asha ordered some of the nobles who had been sent to the walls, their task basically complete as the first wave of attackers had been much diminished if not destroyed in some parts, sending them to reinforce the units guarding the gate at the narrows. All was not over, as the narrow gate, route into the town was easy defended and blocked, and the archers on the walls, now provided with a better target to focus on , inside the town, scored some easy targets of axe and pike. As for the frey attack on the second wall, the Ironborn where winning in most areas [apart from that one elite frey unit that refused to submit on wall], the freys had pushed forward their missile troops and it was becoming more of a skirmish in some areas, but the battle still comfortable for the ironborn for the moment, but casualties had been initially horrendous for the freys , if they could maintain their grip on the walls, she thought, this battle would soon be won.

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    Ten minutes later, the battle would swing back again from favoring the ironborn back into the balance of the Gods, the pikemen of the freys working well in conjunction with the axemen was starting to chew up the ironborn men at the breached gate, it was still holding thankfully thanks to the heavier armoured ironborn nobles, but now black walder's second wave of the slower elite troops that had to take a detour was now approaching the first wall near the middle of its length, and the victorious ironborn on the wall , were now a little lower in numbers and energy due to Lord Aenrys earlier assault near that area. Black walders crack troops were diminished in number but not enough to stop a slow breakthough in a battle on the walls eventually,she judged. Equally Lord Aerys had reinforced and launched another assault on the second wall, to help his push to take the gatehouse, he supported this with his last crack infantry troop and then backed it up with some bow militia,pikemen, longbowmen and peasants, who low in armour were high in spirit/numbers surging onto the wall. Yes, Asha thought the ironborn might kill these paltry troops , but it would equally pin their troops down, leaving them little in the way of reserves to beat back black walder's new second wave of assault or provide anymore free troops for the fight for the gate. So she sent what little reserves she had to fight Lord Aenrys assault and sent one company to reinforce the walls against this new second wave, knowing this was her last roll of the dice and that the ironborn would have to win somewhere, to free up some troops.

    [run out of space for posting pics- i will perhaps post a video of the battle later in the week to make up for that]

    Five minutes later, the battle began to swing in the freys grace, as Black Walter using the space that the pikemen gave in their push provided , space to push some missile troops onto the walls, these began to counter the missile troops of the ironborn, and black walders second wave, began to win its battles for dominance on the walls..numbers and quality began to tell, and although the fight was far from over, it was clear it was moving in Freys favor, it was here, that Asha committed herself personally with her own followers hoping to stem the bleeding on this wall. but in doing so perhaps she was forced to make a mistake for the struggle on the second wall took a surprising turn.

    The elite guards of the crossing had been fighting on the walls alone, against some odds, was still holding on, and Lord Aerys directed some of troops to move to support them, having a preponderance of troops on the wall, he could spare some[although not of quality of the ironborn , they had the numbers] and in doing so in their movement, they took control of the gatehouse lifting system. Some of them had the wherewithal , to operate the gate controls, raising the portcullis, and with a loud ring of horns to signify the charge, Lord Aerys directed the cavalry of Freys second army into the streets of the city, where some of them raced to the townsquare to claim some of the bounty of the Ironborn supply's and baggage train.

    With the baggage train with its loot in the possession of frey nobles ,the ironborn started to lose cohesion with their own troops, there was just too many things to fight and too many areas to defend with not enough fit and ready men to do so Some of the ironborn archers, drew their swords, racing down from the second wall hoping to take back control of the gatehouse, but the cavalry under Aerys saw the danger and engaged them, calling for other frey cavalry to support them, and responding to the horn of the frey riders, support did arrive nullifying the ironborn effort. One of the crack Guards of the crossing companies finally cleared one element of the wall , the ironborn archers on the nearby segment of wall, fled the wall to protect the backs of those still fighting against the pikeman at the narrowgate, whose slow progression was not being halted only delayed . The Guards of the crossing however, followed the retreating foe, reaching the base of the wall they engaged them in hand to hand combat, effectively trapping the ironborn troops who were still delaying the route away from the gate. Wall battles&melee combat now favored the freys, with the greater number of Aerys troops began to overrun the last remaining defenders on their wall segments. Here and there mighty hero's of the ironborn fought alone, their companies destroyed, literally denying the taking of the wall segment, by their lonesome, their axes swinging in wide arcs, keeping all attackers back, and singing songs to the drowned God.

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    In the middle of first wall , Asha saw the slow progression and destruction of her forces , it was recorded that here, one of the frey troops threw a small hand axe at her back, whether it was that connecting, or whether it was a loyal follower of Asha that pushed her from the wall[as some said], that she departs this tale, for in the midst of the sack of the town, her end is not recorded here, whether she hid and fled, or whether she was one of the countless dead, that was heaped and buried after, this tale tells not.

    The End was near now, as the walls were cleared one by one, leaving just one fight left...as Lord Aerys cavalry turned up to help the other fight at the narrowgate, charging into the trapped ironborn sending them into a panic, as some fled and the others threw down their arms. Seeing the last vestige of escape&hope gone, the rest of the defenders on the wall surrendered.

    The end of this tale is perhaps just as gruesome as the freys had the ironborn captives bound and gagged, with the younger and more compliant, put aside to sell into slavery abroad, and the rest hanged from the Seagard walls as a example, one at a time[to avoid trouble], and their gruesome remains this day, swaying from ropes in the wind as their corpses hang from the walls,as weirdly shaped puppets, as ravens and other carrion birds slowly pick at them.





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    Very cool rp

    We should prepare to sub Mac as he has not been online for almost a week now. No response whatsoever

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