Loaded up Warband for the first time in a few days. Not like it's easy to get rusty at the game anywho.
The Sarranids are gaspin' for air as we put on pressure like a gigantic python. All their Western territories have been taken. They're fightin' hard to keep Samarra Castle, but it's simply to no avail. Now, they have a pitiful five castles left; not even one town. This Sultanate hasn't had a town for nigh a month. It's no wonder that the Sultan is filled with enough rage to induct two of his lords for treason back-to-back when he needs all the men he can recruit. Two others defected of their own will as well, clearly not happy with the way our war is goin'.
Their armies grow smaller, their garrisons lose men constantly. Our pool of territories grows larger, and with it, our numbers. Even if for some ungodly reason my King agreed to a truce, the Sarranid Sultanate might as well be no more. Their lack of capital 'n land has reached the point of no return. The Sarranid Sultanate is soon to be the Rhodok Sultanate.
Let it be known that I am forever better at UU Pokemon battling then Dirgey. Huzzah! Five wins in a row, no losses.
My team was:
No, equipment to the characters never changes their appearance. Shame, ain't it? Not that it matters that much anywho. Speakin' of, Resonance of Fate had a pretty epic selection of clothin', even for a JRPG that dabbles in all that jazz.
The Rhodoks made their final push to capture the entirety of the Sarranid Sultanate. T'was the worst for last since the last campaign our marshal started just ended, leavin' me to besiege the castles by my bloody self. Even worse, all but one'a the castles required siege towers rather than ladders. ... They take eight times as long to build. ._.
Regardless of my impatience, all territories were captured, and durin' the final battle, I captured Sultan Hakim myself. A few weeks later, the Sarranid Sultanate was announced to be no more once all of the Sultan's lords abandoned 'em. Only an idiot would stay with a King without land, without income, and without power. The Sultanate now belongs to us... And the benefits of controllin' two countries' worth of lands is apparent. King Graveth has an army of 300+ strong at all times, and most-everyone else 120~. I'm shocked that no one has declared war on us to curb our overbearing power. Makes no difference to me though, I'll betray the Rhodoks in due time anyways.
Took all this war-less time to wander Calradia and equip my heroes with much better weaponry and armor... Except Jeremus, but it ain't like my medic is gonna be seein' battle anyways. Finally came across Rolf 'n the Nordic wench who has a dude-like name. My pockets were empty for a second after equippin' both of 'em with top tier everything straight from their bottom tier equipment they come with.
... I actually found some Lordly Plate Armor in Halmar, the best armor in the game. 'Course, since I spent all that cash upgradin' all my heroes, I couldn't afford it... T_T Nigh two years in-game on my other file, I couldn't even find the armor. When I finally do, I don't have a fraction of it's cost. T' give ya an idea of how expensive it was, t'was a hefty 123,000 denars. Ugh. My weekly income profit from owning four entire city-towns is roughly 30,000 denars (after tax inefficiency, cost of troosp, etc.). Not even Kings get that amount of funds weekly, and even though I'm the wealthiest man in all of Calradia, it's completely outta my budget range currently.
Now that my towns are safe since every surrounding fortress belongs to us, I can work on gettin' the proper funds to start a kingdom and leveling up my heroes. Speakin' of, one more level up and I can max out my intelligence, and it's not even day 250 yet. Took me 500 days to get that far previous.
Decided to have a laugh last night and went Spy and hung out with RED engies. Lasted a decent amount of time until the guy I was cloaked as decided to wrench me, now that I have a dead ringer, it's time to hang out with RED engi's some more. /useless spy
Hoping for an engi drop that isn't the Pomson.