From the Archives, my recap from Markland’s 05 Crown War Event.
Got there Friday, BS’ed for most of the night. Saturday we
fought. I fought for Nate against Todd. After looking at the pictures I
estimate the sides were about 52-20 against Nate. The first battle I
managed to catch my hand between my axe and thorn bushes, which sucked. I
also had to stop and tell a Hydra that Markland had a death from behind
rule. While doing that I got DFB’ed by someone else so I just told the
guy the Hydra killed after I killed the Hydra that he was still alive.
The second battle I held off quite a few people, until I realized I had
about 6 or 7 spears pointing at me. Then we went inside the castle. I had
always said that the OLB could hold the castle against all odds, and I
was right. The first battle I knocked a Galacian off the wall and down to
the floor. That was one of the biggest things I wanted to do with the new
castle. I survived the whole first castle battle. The second one Brahm
left his spear behind the wall so I put it to good use. I knocked down a
couple of people, then during one of the many lulls in the battle I
suddenly heard a *thung*. Working with all the great archers that HVD
has, I’ve gotten very good working against archers considering I have no
plate. But the archer got me and I couldn’t even tell the angle it came
in on me at, it was a beautiful shot. Thankfully we held the castle
anyway. Next up was the Mountain Pass battle. We had to go uphill, and at
the top they set up a perfect roman turtle shield wall forward. Not only
that, but they had used my idea of mass archer firing. Nothing sucks more
then seeing about 20 arrows in the air about to come down on you at the
same time. I got legged and armed by archers and picked up a spear just
within range of their shields. During a hold to clear the dead I was the
only one left on my side along with two OLB’ers. The other guys told me
to get off the field for safety’s sake and after arguing a bit I did. We
then defended the top of the hill, and charged the other side, I ran into
Gerade and just kept pushing till about 7 people hit me at the same time.
Nothing sucks more then being on the bottom of a pile and watching 5 or 6
rows of people from the other side walk by.
I fought the pick-ups after the battle, but didn’t do much. I suck in
tight area battlefields, and the space behind page’s castle is tight. I
did get to see Kelly’s beautiful spear work, and I did get a few newbie
archers to start shooting the right targets and they did pretty good.
After everything I went to the coronation. Todd had vodka, and I drank
about three quarters of it. The last thing I remembered was Peasant Dave
telling me “Toolbox’s persona name was Boxie Del’Boxio” and the rest is
blank. All I have to say is “Steak Mother Fuckers” and Pucking with a New