It seems like the crazy psychos of our former Kasinthia have redeemed themselves for all to see. It was not long ago that the Crusaders of the Crown had murdered the Minister of War, and were imprisoned for three months before being picked up by the Council as their new army. The controversy was extremely hotly debated for quite a while, and many people claimed that the Council simply did not pick the right folks for the job.
Well, those people can certainly quiet down now. While it was one thing to save the royalties in their very own Council territory, the Crusaders clearly thought that they had more red to clear from their ledger. They barreled their way through Maekive and sliding into Calantha, where “coincidentally”, the NEA had also made a beeline for!
While unable to stop them from taking Forsythia, the Crusaders destroyed nearly all the forces left in Calantha, even managing to cause an entire river to overflow and utterly destroy the elves. So grateful were the halflings, that the High Progressor of Cog described it as if “they had killed the Dark Spirit itself,” (although why halflings would use a human religion is beyond me).
It seems like that whatever eludes the rest of the military on how to track the NEA has not been lost on the Crusaders. How did they over flow the river? How did they completely win over the High Progressor? How did they know to head to Calantha? How did they manage to completely eliminate the armies?
Perhaps it was all just luck. Calantha had recently declared war on the NEA due to the death of the High Progressor’s son. It is quite possible that the Crusaders were at the right place at the right time. Alternatively the Crusaders are somehow exploiting ancient god magic, but hey, I’m just speaking hypotheticals here.
The hot streak of the Crusaders cannot last forever. We can only hope they can turn the tide of the war before they fall.
ASSORTED HEADLINES FROM THIS ISSUE:
KING AGLOVALE ASSASSINATED: QUEEN LISETTE DECLARES WAR ON KELTA!
JARLSJALFIAN CLAN BATTLES WAGE ON
NIAMH SCATHAN FALLS IN BAWERSTROM
KING ALDO’S CONDITION WORSENS
ELF LYNCHED IN BROAD DAY LIGHT
CIVILIAN UPRISINGS IN FAMARDY GROWING WORSE
QUEEN FAELIN SECEDES FROM THE COUNCIL IN PROTEST
KING HOFUTHKORP OPENS GATES FOR FARTHING REFUGEES
STRANGE DISTURBANCES IN KELTAN SKY
STORMS RAVAGE SOUTHERN OKIME
KING MANFRED CLAIMS TO BE ROBBED OF A POCKET WATCH
MAGES REBELLION TAKES CORM’HE
MAP PRICES SOAR
NEW GLASS EYE SHOP OPENS