"To throw bombs from an airplane will do as much damage as throwing bags of flour. It will be my pleasure to stand on the bridge of any ship while it is attacked by airplanes." - Newton Baker, US Minister of Defense, 1921

The Franks

Roster after Hard Ruler and Defending are resolved, Campaign Season 1

Campaign Season 1

Because of the Hard Ruler trait, Charlemal recruits 4 Levy at the start of the Campaign Season. The Franks then choose to Defend.

Two days later, a priest at his side, Charlemerde breathed his last. The old man died contentedly, having made his peace with God and with his son's reassurance that all would be well. Oblivious, it seemed, to the nervous uncertainty of the servants attending him in his last hours. As his father's spirit finally departed, the kneeling Prince, the new King of Francia, bowed his head in prayer, the priest beside him misinterpreting his thoughts.

"He is in Heaven now", the priest gently spoke. Words of kindness, yet misplaced. Charlemal raised his head and slowly stood. "Yes, Father", and you are with me - all of you". The servants exchanged glances as their Lord's stern gaze fell among them. They knew the consequences of failing to obey. "There is more need of you now in my army. By tomorrow, you will be ready to fight, and more will join us soon". Charlemal turned away from his father's corpse, and strode out of the chamber. God had answered his prayer.

By the end of the year, the months of practice had proved their worth, and these new recruits had become proficient enough as archers to join the ranks of the main army, ready to fight in the years ahead.

At the end of the Capaign Season the Franks roll Upgrade Levy on the Fate table, and so upgrade their one unit of four Levy to Warriors.

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