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The Fallen

Pre-War deaths:

  • Rajak the Calian is slain by a team of four assorted Angmarim.
  • The next night, two of those four have been slain in retribution.
  • Kithkanan the Calian is slain by a team of four assorted Angmarim.
  • Cherek the Knight is slain by unknown Angmarim.

March 20, 1998: War is declared

  • Caldin (Angmarim) is slain by vampires while fighting with Fergor the Knight in the Bree Post Office.
  • Straag (Angmarim) is slain by a team led by Rajak the Calian. He reportedly leaves the Army afterward.

March 22, 23: Heavy skirmishing.
This period marks the initial assaults of the war.

  • Zar the Ranger pupil is slain by Nalfein the Angmarim.
  • Ra and Becher (Angmarim) are slain in retribution.
  • Blake the Knight leads a team that slays Jecose the Angmarim.
  • Terissa the Calian is slain by Angmarim while afk in the Bree Post Office.
  • Bhimasena the Angmarim is slain by a Calian team.
  • A large group of Calians, Knights and Rangers enter the bushes beyond which the Angmar Headquarters is hidden. The guards attack the elves in the party, and the party assists. Massive lag ensues, and most of the team is slaughtered.
  • Dragoon the Calian applicant is slain by a team of Angmarim in Sparkle.
  • Nalfein and Bueradin (Angmarim) are slain by Calians.

March 27, 1998: Further casualties
After a lull during which there was some skirmishing, but more licking of wounds, the deaths begin to mount once more.

  • Zugzug the Angmarim slays Sunlight, a wanderer Gladiator, who seemingly stole Zugzug's loot. A team consisting of Danov, Rauko, Alban, Ferris, Shania, Tracker and Fanatica assembled for vengeance. They found Zugzug in Kalad with Pennywise, Ulath, and Vygiz (Angmarim) and Stralle of the Shadow Union. Stralle and Danov died within short order of one another, and Zugzug wimpied from the battle, taking his team with him. Shortly after, both teams confronted one another in Sparkle. Lanfear the Neidar had joined Rauko's team, and Jooli the Kahedan had joined Zugzug's team. In this battle Rauko's team was worsted, resulting in the deaths of Ferris, Danov and Lanfear.
  • An Allied team confronts an Angmarim team. Hawk the Angmarim is reportedly wimpied and forced to quit at death's door. None are slain.
  • The young Ranger Matrim was slain by Zugzug.

March 28, 1998: A good day for the Alliance
The war started poorly for the allies, but it seems that hasty assaults and hot heads have been restrained, for the tide is slowly turning in the other direction.

  • Becher, the young but agressive Angmarim, is slain by Calians.
  • Pennywise and Caldin (Angmarim) attack Yavanna the Knight in Pax Tharkas. Yavanna butchers Pennywise like a hog. Caldin flees upon Pennywise's death.

March 29, 1998: Initial losses repaid

  • The day began when a team of between eight and ten Angmarim, led by Deproelius, slew the Calian Fanatica.
  • Growl and Jecose (Angmarim) and Rain (a monk) attacked the Knight's Spur. Blake, Ferris and Ant arrived at the scene to engage them, and slew Growl. Rain and Jecose fled.
  • Blake's team, having grown, encountered and slew Jecose, who seemed more interested in calling the team "Losers" than in saving his skin.

March 30, 1998: More bad news for the Angmarim

  • The young Angmarim Natas was slain by Calians.
  • High Clerist Kuti led an Alliance team which slew the Angmarim Emper.
  • Alban the Knight led a team which slew the Angmarim Zizo.
  • The Calian Per leads a team which slays the Angmarim Sarenkir.

March 31, 1998: A black day for both sides
A note to younger Angmarim: If you prefer not to become involved in the fighting, then it will be best for you to introduce yourself. When it is seen that you are a youngster, you will likely be allowed to pass unmolested, if you state your wish to do so. However, if you have been involved in attacks upon allies, then you cannot expect to remain unharmed. It is our advice that youngsters stay out of the war; once you have entered, be prepared to face the consequences of war. It is noteworthy that both Baudoin and Adrathor have attacked members of the Alliance.

  • The young Ranger Allanon is slain by the Angmarim Monika, who specializes in slaying those smaller than her.
  • Baudoin, an Angmarim of small stature is slain by an Allied team just outside the Angmar Headquarters.
  • The young Angmarim Adrathor is slain by Mikle the Calian. Despite his small size, Adrathor has been involved in attacks upon members of the Alliance.
  • The by now very small Angmarim Natas is slain yet again by Calians.
  • In what may be the only real victory for either side on this otherwise bleak day, a duel to the death occurred between the challenger, Sergeant Emper of the Army of Angmar, and the defender, Sir Cherek of the Crown. Both combatants fought hard and the battle was equal to the end, when Cherek struck Emper down from the very door of death where both of them fought. Let none say that Sergeant Emper is a coward.

April 1-2, 1998: A lull in the fighting begins

  • A party led by Lord Blake encounter and slay Caldin in the Bree post office. His teammate Mortimor is also killed, and Luther compelled to flee.

April 3-4, 1998: the lull continues

  • Few Angmarim are seen in the realms. Caldin has the misfortune to be an exception, and is slain in Sparkle by a team of Calians.

April 5-8, 1998: fruitless skirmishing

  • Several small fights are reported, but no fatalities.

April 9, 1998: war resumes

  • Monika manages to kill another veteran, the squire Alfred MarKenin, on a ship. Lady Tianar of the Sword Order responds by leading a small party to the Angmar guildhouse and occupying it. Adrathor is slain, as are Hokus, and Logar (because he doesn't introduce himself, and his size is unknown). Diamond, a small AA-applicant who is not involved in the fights, gets lost in the AA guildhouse, is killed by the guards, and tries to blame the attackers for his mistake. A Morgul Mage/Angmar of approximately champion size arrives alone, is not joined by anyone, but makes the confusing announcement that he intends to assist his teammates. A fight ensues and, seeing the mage blocked into the room and losing, Flingbang and the other angmarim involved beat a hasty retreat, leaving him to die.
  • The Calian Houdini and two guildmates slay Jadavin on the Flotsam-Sparkle boat.

April 10-13 1998: relative quiet

  • Fighting continues, but no deaths are reported. Noteworthy (for their violation of guild policies/treaties) are an attack on a knight's party by an unidentified Morgul Mage, and still more (spontaneous and unintroduced) attacks on rangers by the renegade monk Hades. Stern, King of Minas Morgul, arrives at Vingaard Keep in a rage over the death of the mage in the Angmar guildhouse. He talks to Sir Arbitor, demanding the death of a knight (unbeknownst to Sir Arbitor, Stern has already made the same demand of the Grandmaster, and been turned down). Sir Arbitor volunteers to pay Stern's price, eats hemlock, and dies at the feet of the statue of Huma.

April 14 1998: Soote slain

  • General Blake is said to have lead a party which slew the Angmar Soote right outside his guildhouse.

April 15 1998: Fanatica slain

  • A small team lead by the Calian Houdini encounter Monika and Vygiz, and Fanatica is attacked and slain.

April 16-22 1998: Relative quiet

  • Skirmishing continues, but no deaths are reported until the 22nd, when Monika kills the Ranger Imrahil.

April 23-26 1998: More small folk die, Soote slain again

  • Jooli and Pennywise show their species of heroism, attacking and killing a very lagged Shef, Great Adventurer and new Ranger pupil. They attempt to kill him again near his start room, but he escapes. The smallish Calian Hektor finds the Angmar Cereal attacking one of his friends, and kills Cereal. In a somewhat bizarre sequel, Cereal attacks Shania, who has just left the Rangers and become a Gladiator. Shania, teamed with a Vampire and a Ranger, later encounter Cereal and kill him. They also run into Soote, who earlier attacked Shania, and send him to Lars as well.

April 27-30 1998: Rumours of peace talks

  • As rumours spread that discussions of terms are underway, relative quiet prevails. An exception is a duel, in which the new Neidar Burg sends the Angmar Cereal to see Lars yet another time.

May 1-5 1998: Back to war as usual

  • As there is no news of a treaty, war continues. General Blake leads a small party east of Bree, where they encounter Mallor, Pennywise, Vygiz, and two other Angmarim. Mallor quits out of combat, Vygiz is chopped to pieces, and their friends beat a hasty retreat. An alliance party goes after a team consisting of Angmarim Mallor, Zugzug, Nalgorne and Tarasin. Tarasin is slain after his teammates flee. In a third, and somewhat unclear, incident, a party of rangers chasing a thief encounter a party of goblins outside the Angmar guildhouse. The rangers are victorious, killing Cerlion.

May 6-17 1998: a lull

  • Although we have had no reports of deaths during these eleven days, we have seen a copy of a rather amusing log that is circulating, in which Monika (AFK, although they did not know that) is attacked by a Ranger who had just become a champion and a veteran Neidar. Monika ends up quitting out of combat at the brink of death. I usually don't report fights that do not result in any deaths, but that one was just too entertaining to pass up! Congrats to the spunky youngsters. (Note: We do not in any way condone attacks on persons known or believed to be afk (not that that seems to have applied in this case), nor would we recommend that other veterans or small champs attempt to take on much larger champs.)

May 18 1998: Vygiz slain again

  • A party of 4 knights, lead by Lord Kuti, encounters a team of 5 Angmarim, lead by Monika, in Kalaman. The goblins are beaten back, leaving a corpse of Vygiz behind them.

May 19 1998: Matrim slain while afk

  • After I posted about the two youngsters who attacked Monika (but did not realize she was afk) we got mail from Monika and Deproelius on the topic. Monika said, in part, "I was almost killed because I was totally AFK... No reason for me to complain if I had been killed, I've been using that to my advantage often enough..." Deproelius was condemnatory, saying of attacking afk people, "I feel that this is one of the lowest acts that you can do". Perhaps Deproelius should have a word with his fellow Angmar Council members then, because today Mallor attacked the Knight Cherek in the Bree PO while his link was down. Cherek reconnected to find he was barely alive, but had eventually fled into a safe room. Mallor then attacked the (afk) young Ranger Matrim and, despite rescues from the still gravely injured Cherek, killed Matrim. What say you, Deproelius? Are your guild captain and Final Judge, Monika and Mallor, as low as they come?

May 20-25 1998: Mallor and Per duel

  • Following several days filled with fights but no reported casualties, Mallor and the Calian Per are said to have fought a duel, which Mallor won. We are unsure what the reason for the duel was, or even whether it should be considered as a part of the war -- more details when and if we get them.

May 26-27 1998: Fwap and Eriandel kill afk Ranger

  • The Shadow Union member Eriandel, leading the Angmar Fwap, attack and kill the Ranger Alexus in Flotsam. When confronted about his participation, Eriandel claimed that he auto-assisted, but logs clearly show that he began to sway before the attack, and participated quite voluntarily. He has accordingly been added to the description lists as an Angmar ally.

May 28 - June 11, 1998: Waiting

  • Few seem very interested in fighting, as it is known that the Army of Angmar will soon cease to exist. It is said that the Neidar Chuck killed an unknown Angmar near Kalaman, and that Pennywise and Jooli killed the Neidar Rauko in retaliation.
  • Fwap and Dethraine encounter Lord Bayerd Brightblade in Flotsam, and a drawn-out fight ensues, in which both Fwap and Bayerd are seriously injured. Dethraine continues to pursue Bayerd, and, to his dismay, finds him... along with Lord Kuti Silverblade, Lady Zoirenna Silverblade, and Lady Peridot Brightblade. Dethraine swears violently and struggles in vain to escape, but as quickly as Lord Kuti can wheel his horse around to charge, Dethraine's now sightless head and now weaponless body part company.

June 12-21 1998: The Army of Angmar's final bow

  • Peaceful feelings are widespread, but never quite make it to 2 or 3 Angmarim and AA-friends. Jooli just cannot get over her habit of attacking injured people, and goes after a small party (Calians and other) at Goliath. Unfortunately for Jooli, they are not too injured to kill her.
  • Fwap and Murdock encounter two rangers in the goblin caves, and the young ranger Euphoria is slain in the ensuing fight.
  • A party of several Angmarim and their allies, led by Luther, attack a Calian. They are soon tracked down in Flotsam by 2 teams of Alliance members. Luther is slain, and his smallish accomplice Gandar is chopped to pieces.

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