Volume 5 – The Adventures The Young Dragonborn
Chapter #254 – Rise In The East (3) : Attack!
A/n: I kinda forgot to press [Publish] a few hours ago. Sorry!
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*The Coast of Japhet’s Folly*
The Blood Horkers and their allies witnessed the destruction of their last ship under the full charge of [Queen Potema’s Revenge], the Flagship of the Dare Dragon Company appeared in their eyes as a demonic existence coming from Oblivion. Wary of the flames it can spew, the pirates who were ready to meet the invaders at the shore retreated to the barricades in the back.
Jon observed the island’s layout and thought for a while, it was bigger than the one from the game, much bigger as he could compare it to the large glades the Firemanes dwell in. The island was a natural fort that had only one shore in the west and other than that, there were only steep cliffs from every side.
It was fortified by many layers of wooden barricades from the shore till the fort in the eastern side of the island. The pirates retreated behind a certain layer of the barricade so the can be as far from his ships’ range as possible.
Jon sneered as he knew exactly how far his cannons can reach. Hell, he didn’t show what the mortars can do yet.
“Wulf, Ongeim. Secure the shores. Alina, tell the Stormcloaks not to interfere with the Imperials during the siege. Jull, tell the same to the Imperials.”
“Trudvar, my banner.”
“Yes, my Thane.”
While Wulfur and Ongeim acted as Jon commanders, Alina and Jullanar where his messengers and the extension of his word. Also, Trudvar was finally carrying Jon’s banner to Battle as any housecarl would do.
The Red Banner with a Dragon and a Crescent fluttered as Trudvar carried it in front of all the troops ascending from the ship. Jon and his Battlemages rode on their Flame Atronach Horses and descended to the shores followed by the rest of the troopers.
Over 600 Troopers from the Dare Dragon Company swarmed over the shores and taking the most central point. This was not the complete power of the company as the ships still had the same number ready to be deployed at any moment.
Jon wasn’t going to wait longer than this, as soon as the Imperials and the Stormcloaks came down from their ships, they received what Jon sent to them by Alina and Jullanar with their imposing manner. The scary sight of the Dare Dragon Ships made the two parties act according to Jon’s will.
“We are ready.” Alina reported to Jon.
“Fine! Wulfur, call them.” Jon said.
Wulfur advanced to the front on his Storm Atronach Bear and shouted.
“Bloodsails! Blood Horkers! Your crimes against Winterhold, its people, the peaceful traders and all the other heinous acts led to this day. Surrender and you may live.” Wulfur’s voice echoed in the island’s corners and all heard it.
The pirates were angry to be called out like that, they started to shout and curse back at Wulfur but none dared to take real action.
“Who is speaking?” A voice replied back from the battlements on the first barricade.
“Wulfur the Forgemaster.”
“Humph! So Jon Dare sent his brother to talk.”
“Who are you?”
“I am Haldyn, leader of the freemen, and this is Kjer Bloodsail, patriarch of the Bloodsail Clan.”
Jon observed the man who was talking. Haldyn was a Redguard Battlemage who appeared in the game and Kjer was a young man who carried the features of the Bloodsails.
“What is your demands?” Haldyn shouted.
“Surrender! Come out there, unarmed, you will be put in chains, shipped to Solitude and trialed by High King Torygg! Do so and your men won’t face your fate, also your women and children will be migrated safe and sound to the south.”
Kjer Bloodsail started shouting at Haldyn and caused a ruckus in response to what Wulfur said.
Haldyn sighed then glared towards Jon and Wulfur, he then waved his staff and Lightning Bolt was shot towards Wulfur.
Wulfur’s expressions didn’t change and he only commanded the Storm Atronach Bear he was riding to stand tall and take the spell for him. The Atronach was not harmed in any way.
Yet, this was a declaration of battle. Wulfur retreated beside Jon and didn’t say much. Jon, however, glared back at the Haldyn and smiled viciously.
“I will do the honors then.”
Jon’s Flame Atronach Horse stepped forward a few steps then Jon took the Skull of Corruption that was on his back beside Bloodskal and evoked a strong spell with it. He cast in on the ground and void distorted but not just that, earth was also moving. This was a bit of an unusual Conjuration Spell.
What appeared from the void was a large beast, something that one doesn’t see that much in Skyrim but it was right there in this frozen island. Its body gave off a strong heat wave revealing its nature as a reformed Atronach. It was a Flame Atronach Haj Mota.
What is a Haj Mota? Well, the best way to describe it is to say that it is a crossbreed between a lizard and a turtle that have a pointed forehead and became as large as a mammoth. Its shell and appearance would make people think of volcanic rocks but it actually lives in Black Marsh and Hammerfell. It would attack by biting, ramming, spitting poison and stomping. The best description of it is a War Turtle.[A/n: Here is a Haj Mota https://ibb.co/2jMmKW4 … freaking cute]
The Flame Atronach Haj Mota had the same traits except it would spit flames instead of poison and large portions of its body like the shells, legs and horns were all made of stone.
The appearance of such a beast caused a massive shock to everyone on both sides but it was not over yet. Jon cast another spell and summoned another Atronach, it was a Frost Atronach Mammoth. Not as large the elder mammoth but it was still a fearsome creature that Stone and Ice formed its massive body. Jon summoned another absurd Atronach and this was a Storm Atronach T-Rex.
The three Atronach Beasts roared in their respective manner and charged forward as Jon commanded, no other being dared to charge with them.
The result was clear, the Blood Horkers defended on the first barricade against the Atronach Monsters and defeated them in an epic class. The Flame Haj Mota rammed the first barricade and burned it while the Frost Mammoth stomped everything in its path, the Storm T-Rex was much fiercer as its speed has far surpassed the other two and it even jumped over the barricade causing lightning blasts to come from its body. The three beasts obliterated the first barricade until they were destroyed by Haldyn and his men but the barricade became beyond repair and the pirates retreated to the second barricade.
Jon only summoned three creatures and this happened. What else would happen if he summoned a horde of them?
Also, was it really okay for him to bring all these ships and cause all that ruckus even though he could end the day with his power alone?
The Imperials and the Stormcloaks realized that Jon was simply flexing in front of them, a clear message to their superiors about the power he wields and the power of Winterhold’s fleet. The only thing that was left was his troopers.
“I want that fort.” Jon spoke those words and the people around him shouted.
Drums and horns sound echoed through the island and the Dare Troopers were making formations to attack head straight. The Imperials raised their banners and so did the Stormcloaks, if the fort fell to Jon alone, they wouldn’t be able to demand what they are after easily.
And so the attack began.
The Dare Troopers moved in their valsgarde helms and chainmail hauberk wearing the stylish scale leather armor and wolf fur above it. It was the style the Dare Troopers always dressed in and can be considered very luxurious.
Their weapons were all steel and their shields were tower shields like that of the Roman Legion. They moved in teams as the Archers and Mages were guarded by the warriors. As the clash started, the second barricade was destroyed by the Dare Battlemages and the Imperial Battlemages as well, the Stormcloaks served as berserkers and gave the Pirates a good beating.
Jon, Alina, Jullanar, Wulfur and Bjorna joined the fight as the second barricade fell. They didn’t do much except killing anything in their way.
The first day was over and the forces retreated to their camps at the shore.
The result of the day was destroying to barricades and killing one-fourth of the pirates. Jon could have accelerated the process but his motto was “Leader, not a Hero.”
As Jon returned to his cabin, Nefertiti met him in her human form with annoyed expressions.
“Why the long face?”
“Annoying, so annoying.” She clearly was in a foul mood.
“Anything you would want to share?”
“Yes! That annoying thing, it is eating the baby. You have to beat it, Hooman.”
“Okay, calm down. What is going on?”
Nefertiti handed the ring to Jon and he checked its contents.
“Oh boy! That’s a lot of cats!”