Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:15 am
Location: Melbourne, Australia
With Inigo Gottfried--rightful Lord of the rural Barony that is these Hinterlands--reputedly campaigning in far off Xanadu these past several years, most now openly acknowledge the possibility he may never return. In his absence the Traders' Concourse were granted executive power, but woe! wily Goblin Traders managed to buy and bribe themselves into Council Seats with their cunning talk and inexhaustible silver. Behind a veneer of sugar-coated politics they worked industriously at corrupting Ket from within, while more menacing forces beyond the town walls were left largely unchecked that whole year. Trade routes between Radjemia and Maine--and the inner Kingdom--were soon stifled by hard-lined Hobgoblin-enforced taxes and, later, outright thuggery and robbery. With all trade suspended, and Ket totally isolated, martial law was imposed by the Goblin Trader Grumolg, and Hobgoblin forces invited into the town itself. Soon the Goblin masterminds made their play; a proper army swept down from the Hinterlands to occupy Ket, virtually unopposed!
A long long, cruel winter passed with the formerly prosperous trade town under Goblin rule. The grim news spread by weary foot and muddy backtrail, 'til even the far off Lords in Maine did hear...
Hirelings: Georges; torch[/f]