Maps and Explanations

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——— The Stage of Danger, the Battle of the Plains of Scilla

The Plains of Scilla was a battle that started between the Tripartite Union and the Army of the Pale, but through three turns of events, it had become a three-sided confrontation.

The order of battle involved ten thousand soldiers from the Tripartite Union and twenty thousand from the Army of the Pale. The Army of the Pale also used cowardly soldiers from the Kingdom of White Night who had surrendered to them. They required no additional training and were deployed as a slave army. Without shields to protect themselves from the arrows of the Tripartite Union, they were sent to charge at the Tripartite Union formations.

The appearance of the slave army shook the forces of the Tripartite Union, but the Commander, the Female Paladin, answered with brutal pragmatism. Having broken the slave army, they entered into combat with the Army of the Pale. Outnumbered and overwhelmed, the Tripartite Union had a hard time maintaining their line and preventing escape and surrender.

The first turn of events was the sudden appearance and attack on the right wing of the Army of the Pale by the Tribe of the Fang. Their defenceless rear was suddenly attacked and thrown into confusion.

The eight thousand warriors of the Tribe of the Pale used the marshy terrain which was impassable to the Cavalry of the Pale and quickly took the upper hand. Had the situation continued, the Army of the Pale would have been sandwiched on both flanks and would certainly have fallen.

The second turn of events was when the Holy Crusaders from the Central Continent appeared and attacked the left wing of the Army of the Pale. This army made no distinction between the Army of the Pale, the Tripartite Union, and the Tribe of the Fang, their new muskets punishing all with equanimity.

The ones who were most thrown into chaos was the Army of the Pale. With the Tripartite Union in front of them, the Tribe of the Fang on the right wing, and the Holy Crusaders on the left; the Army of the Pale was thoroughly enveloped.

The last turn of events was a plan put in motion among the marshes even before the battle had commenced. This was a tactic to set the Plains of Scilla alight and destroy the enemy forces in a sea of fire.

This plan accomplished more than was intended, completely obliterating the Army of the Pale and decimating the advance unit of the Holy Crusaders. The Tribe of the Fang had thankfully evacuated the area under the orders of the Demon King but suffered many casualties under the muskets of the Holy Crusaders. The Tripartite Union also suffered many casualties due to the muskets but, thanks to the fire attack, was able to retreat without further loss of life.

(Here ends the Initial Battlefield Reports and Observations by the Kingdom of Winter.)


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14 thoughts on “Maps and Explanations

      • Since this seems to work so well, V3C5 still uses “Replacement Writing” rather than “scribe” well past a month since Boh said he’d do something about it.

      • Sweet! This is the third non trivial change that I’ve ever seen implemented on my recommendation. It make me feel like my opinions as a reader are valued.

        The only other thing that kind of bothers me is that when referring to the demon world it’s geographical relation to the human world, Boh variously calls it the “Underground World” (lame), “Subterranean World” (cool, and accurate, so cooler), or “Underworld” (cool, and related to some translations of “Makai”; also cooler). However, it may be partially or wholly intentional on Boh’s part, if some or all of those were translated from different Japanese terms. If it’s one term I’m betting on “chitei (no sekai)”. Basically, if there isn’t a special reason for it to be like that, it’d probably be better to standardize it.

      • You’re right, there are at least 3 different terms for the Demon World: Chika Kai (Underground World), Chichuu Kai (Subterranean World) and Makai (Demon World). I should probably standardise it as Subterranean World, but meh, it’s more accurate this way.

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