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Salwamander

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KDF-Juan said:
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A pair of Karamjan representatives met with the acting leader of Southern Asgarnia and struck a deal that would give strict control over the suppling of major bars in Southern Asgarnia too the Karamjan Breweries in exchange for reasonable prices on the various Alcoholic beverages.All liquor is transported from their Breweries on Musa Point and Mos Le harmless, directly too Port Sarim. They also inquired about purchasing a store in the port to sell their various products. In return the pair offered a favorable discount towards the cost of buying fruits, vegetables and fish from the Island. A Warship for his personal use and transport was gifted to the interim Duke and arrived at Port Sarim. This would overall seem to be a fairly beneficial trade deal.


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27-Oct-2020 16:05:42 - Last edited on 27-Oct-2020 16:06:18 by Salwamander

John McAfee

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The night following the blunder that was the meeting between Craven Company representative Benjamin and Falador's Queen Rosaline:

Fifteen ships, comprised of seven Clipper ships, five frigates, and two bombard ships departed from Karamja's northernmost port, making way for Asgarnia's western/south-western docks. The bustling military port of eastern Karamja roared to life as men from all nearby encampments flooded through the port's battlements. Sailors, soldiers, and civilian supporters alike poured onto a multitude of ships that arrived and just as quickly departed for their new station. Thirty-six ships in total made departure, seven to take the place of the quick reaction fleet at Karamja's northern dock while the remaining twenty-nine made way for Port Sarim.

The two detachments that were quickest to get on their way would not have been last of what was to come. Still, even as things seemed to calm down at the northern docks, Karamja's military port was still brewing with activity, departure crews prepared more ships for travel; filling them with supplies and ammunition. The small docks dotted along Karamja's coasts on all sides saw a slight uptick in activity as scouting clipper-ships departed to ensure the sovereignty of their waters remained intact. Doubly so, soldiers that weren't dispatched from their reprieve to fulfill their naval duties were sent additionally to fortify the forts that dotted the coasts, most primarily upon the northern and eastern fronts.
As all was falling into place privateers bearing allegiance to James Craven were summoned and began their way to make service in joining alongside the Karamjan Defense Force's fleets. Despite the massive show of force that was now to be displayed to Asgarnia, the ships did not take to assaulting any vessels flying the flag of Asgarnia or her allies. Instead they moved to draw a very distinguishable line, blocking access to all incoming and outgoing ships that sought to do so
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"Good maps make good plans."

04-Jun-2021 22:15:48

John McAfee

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--They did not attack without charge, but were primed and ready to fire upon any that did not heed their warnings or sought to disrupt the forming blockade. If they managed to their position, ships would no longer be turned away, rather they would be charged a fee of entry to access the Asgarnian ports. The glimmer of spyglasses shone on the horizon to any that were within view as the crows nests of each ship scanned and watched vigorously for any and all passersby. Additionally, ships that didn't arrive with a suite of mages originally were eventually supplemented as scryers and destruction mages teleported in to take their stations. Notably, any with a particularly keen eye might've spotted small green figures clinging haphazardly to the bottom of ships at random.

The aged behemoth was angered, and it was bearing its teeth.
"Good maps make good plans."

04-Jun-2021 22:16:04

John McAfee

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Just as quick as they arrived to assert their dominance, the Craven Company naval detachment progressively departed Asgarnian waters. The toll they levied to each passing ship now lifted and shipped home, and one by one the ships left their posting to make way back to Karamjan territory. This would not be the end of watch for the crews aboard these ships though, as the ships docked each member of them departed. Though those men did not return to their barracks nor take leave, instead they all formed into ranks, becoming crew of ships that were already stocked and ready for another voyage, another duty. Not long after they were crewed, these newly supplied ships were sent out again. This time though they did not head north to bully their Asgarnian neighbor, instead they headed south. Far along Karamja's southern borders they began to patrol. From the grand island's south-eastern border to the desert's west, and from the island's south-western border to Feldip Hill's east they patrolled. It was little known what they were looking for, but they watched, valiantly As amassed as those two fleets were in these places, Karamja's southernmost border seemed light. The coasts of the Kharazi jungle were left mostly unguarded, untouched, save a few clipper-ships that patrolled east to west, to and fro on regular guard.

This was not all to say that Asgarnia was off the hook. Even with the primary departure of the leading blockade fleet going to their new posting, some ships remained to keep watch until more arrived to do no more than patrol and maintain the sovereignty of Karamja's waters. Likewise a detachment remained at the shipyard until a more permanent fleet could take its place. No longer though did they impede any passing ships so long as they did not seem suspicious.
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"Good maps make good plans."

14-Jun-2021 20:17:25

John McAfee

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-- The previously regarded privateers and pirate fleets were released from their charge and sent back to doing what they did best. The isles coastal land and forts returned to normal operating capacity, bar some on the north and eastern fronts that maintained a watchful defensive line towards Asgarnian waters. Many remaining footsoldiers returned to their leave and regular training, while a smaller detachment was sent to fortify positions along the Kharazi jungle's northern hills. Cannons were set in place, trenches were dotted with men, and small parties were set out to lay traps not far into the northern reaches of the Kharazi. "Good maps make good plans."

14-Jun-2021 20:17:37

Lord Pyro I
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With Karamja's ships now patrolling their southern border, Lord Pyro was quick to seize the opportunity that now presented itself. Within days the patrol boats would start to notice dark shapes flying high overhead, several times a day, difficult to make out silhouetted against the bright sun but growing increasingly more numerous. After a few days of that, the attacks would begin.

The Empire's naval wolf packs would begin a campaign of raids, up and down the border. Each strike would consist of no more than six heavily armed vessels, all attacking at considerable range. The warships would carry large numbers of cannon aboard each ship flying the red and black sails of the Empire and the symbol of Lord Pyro's house, a Zamorakian symbol set in a wheel of flames. The raids would never last long, and would consist entirely of the aggressors making using of the superior range and accuracy of the guns made with Dwarven skill in Keldagrim to inflict damage what damage they could on the opposing fleet, before retreating back south again.
"The greatest endeavors are achieved because of their selfless intent"
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16-Jun-2021 20:09:49

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