In the autumn of the last year an alliance of gods and heroes from the Ancient world descended from the skies to visit the UK2 server and conquer it and build a mighty monument of unseen beauty for the generations to come.. a Wonder of the world.
To acomplish this task they picked NW as their home and they founded fearsome settlements in that area. As the time passed it turned out another alliance has also chosen the NW for their homeland - NemRis. This resulted in conflicts over the rich and fertile croplands and oases of the NW which escalated into a full scale war.
Step by step we pushed the enemy away and claimed the land, destroyed their many of their capitals and took away many of their villages. For our surprise even facing an extinction NemRis never gave up. They have bled and they have fought but upon losing ground they were settling other regions of the NW from where they continued the resistance. And even though they could never deliver any real damage to our settlements they were impossible to completely remove.
And those early wars with an enemy who does not impress with his strength but rather with his пersistency took their toll on us preventing our growth from being what it should be.
In the meantime the more hospitable NE was settled by the gang of the alcoholics anonymous where they thrived enjoying the peace. After they swiftly dealt with the minor local tribes they turned their greedy eyes towards the rich lands of the NW. And soon their wildling hordes rushed to our peaceful cities. Time after time the invaders sent their siege and catapults to bring death and destruction upon us. Many brave warriors and peaceful villages fell pray to this perfidious aggression…
And we must admit that we were not ready for it as we expected this war to follow the release of the artifacts. This forced us to face a two front war. Overcoming the toll every war takes on us time after time we rebuilt the desecrated shrines, the raided villages and the wheat fields set on fire. But our armies were growing, gaining more and more experience in battle and becoming more disciplined by each passing day. So we did not forsake our dream of bringing a Wonder into the world of man and we waited patiently to claim our vengeance.
10 days before the plans were released we started a large scale preparations for it which included sending many small squads (aka fakes) to terrorize the enemy. And the weak alcoholics mind could not withstand this mindgame so they launched a mad attack once again. But this time we were ready. We were prepared. In the passing months we had the chance to build our defenses and study the simple tactics used by the wildlings. And this day many were slaughtered at our gates.
The time has come for us to smite them.
And so in the night of 29th of April, 5 days before plans release our 5 armies laid siege on the enemy’s most precious castle – the WW and destroyed 6 of they Great warehouses where they used to store all of their riches.
In the panic our attacks created another warrior used the opportunity and snatched and artifact off enemy’s hands.
The plans were released and we began to build Our Charm.
And with the growing of all the Wonders built by the nations in each quad the enemy decided to once again try and violate our lands. At Friday evening our scouts reported raising into the sky pillars of dust and smokes. It was however no hurricane nor it was a fire. It was the battle formations (you know.. assuming they can keep a straight line :P) of the alcoholics towards us once again. The target – the bases housing our weapons for mass destruction. However due to the superior strategic and analyzing skills of our council we were able to determine the real target and after fortifying the rest of the villages under attack we gathered our mightiest warriors and veterans into what latter became AA resting place. And the bold barbarians were mercilessly slaughtered before the gates once again:
For this attempted sacrilege they had to be punished. And so we decided to unleash the wrath of gods upon them and ensure the safety of Our Precious. And so we did:
The first attack claimed a village which owner used the AA artifact 6 times and used it to build a mighty 300k or bigger army in it.
The second attack was not so successful but the enemy still gave heavy casualties and lost a good portion of his cavalry:
Game on. With fire and a sword!
Olympia & Pantheon.