Federation of Dargunn

Hobgoblin Alliance

10 men, 13 wome, and 20 children survived the sacking of Danan. when they were attacked, they sent 2 men to get help. 100 hobgoblins swarmed the village, took 20 women captive, and marched north into the forest. we travel west into the mountains to hunt for the leader of the hobgoblins, who was a deserter from the empire. while traveling, we spy a group of 50 hobgoblins asleep, and then spot another 100 in a different place. we ambush the 100, kill 40 of them and the rest run away. we loot the camp. we talk to the 50 hobgoblins that were asleep. they are deserters of the southern hobgoblins. they say the deserter has made an alliance with Arshak to crush the valley empire. the 50 hobgoblins agree to help kill the deserter. receive a message that the valley had a huge storm which flooded many villages and fields. we disguise ourselves in the armor of the dead hobgoblins and travel to the hobgoblin capitol. we infiltrate the camp and tell a herald we are representatives of tribe hobgobla-khan and come to see the leader of the hobgoblins. when we enter his tent, we kill the deserter. 5 guards come rushing in and we rush out of a hole in the tent. we climb onto a mountain side and watch the aftermath. the shaman zyfangar assumes authority. we return during the chaos and confusion. later we receive message from eagle that an orc army of 2000 attacked outside the fortress. our army lost 100 humans and 200 hobgoblins. we killed their general and 1250 orcs and captured 250 orcs. we meet with Zyfangar, he joins forces with us to kill Arshak. in one week we can have 2000 of their hobgoblins trained and in one month there will be 8000 more trained. we take the 2000 hobgoblins to the valley and train them. we plan on counter attacking the orcs.

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Orc Treaty

After healing the villagers, the group was led to understand the poison was not a natural, but an artificial or magical poison. they then return to the university town of Manikak and talk to a goat herder mage named Rastafan. He tells them of a powerful mage named Arshak. he was the only one powerful enough to magically poison the entire village. we then receive a message from Johnny Strongman of chaos in Gorlens. just then Rastafan feels Arshak traveling through a portal. the group heads north into orc territory to investigate. as they are travelling they learn Pakak was burned. they got to Ruran to make sure it was unharmed, and then to Pakak to speak with survivors. 3 hobgoblins survived and tell group that 2 orc parties came, 1 from the north and 1 from the west. the food supplies from the human village were taken. they order all troops to gather at the stronghold and okak. a report from gorlens is recieved. Johnny Strongman has disappeared, but everything has settled down in the town. the group continues to travel north and receives a message from an eagle that there was an orc and hobgoblin battle near the north road. at this point they learn there are more hobgoblins in the southern mountains. after messenger leaves a group of orcs approach the group and tell them their “master” wants to negotiate. we go to the orc capitol and find Arshak has united the orcs in an army of 50,000. he tells us the hobgoblins in the south have a new leader. we make a treaty with him and agree to stop or pacify the hobgoblins in the south mountains. he is given all territory north and east of the valley, and we receive all territory of the valley and west and south. we agree to evacuate the goat herders from east mountains. in treaty we agree to this and recognize each other as nations. after this Johnny Strongman enlists some orcs in the games of combat. we tell the goat herders and elves to move to the plateau.then we hear that Danan was sacked.

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Rebellion

Ryan the Druid and Johnny Strongman and Rav andSecaro meet with an emissary from Thyatia and establish a thyatian embassy. Popular Hobgoblin leads a rebellion. we defeat his army and he and personal guard flees. meanwhile several hobgoblins deserted from army and we chase them into south mountains where we find they are led by the rebel. we defeat and capture all the deserters. on return to the valley we reorganize the military. we then travel to Gorlens and find the village is decimated by disease. we heal surviving townspeople. discover their food had been poisoned.

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Colonization

Construction of a pallisade is begun in each village. a stronghold is established at the northwest corner of the forest an a road from it to Turan is constructed. Ryan the Druid and Johnny Strongman are able to convince the village of Ruran to provide food in return for protection. they then travel to Yoker and after much deliberation are able to convince Beldevere Redcloakto join with their hobgoblin union. then in the south the high plateau is discovered along with the Eagles and Dwarves. they convince the eagles to help as messengers in return for food. they convince dwarves to join the alliance in return for trade and money. this is established by a construction of a grand road through the dwarf kingdom to the other side of the plateau where Ryan the Druid and Johnny Strongman begin the colony of Manikak and Gorlens.

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Conquest

Ryan the Druid and Johnny Strongman convince village of Danan to enter in trading relations with them. they begin fortifying Zodak and Ruhan and constructing road between Ruhan and Turan. they go with hobgoblin army to north of forest and conquer the villages of Morhan, Akak, and Yuhan. then they conquer Okak and the rest of the villages fall into submission. they begin a regular training program for the hobgoblins. at okak they discover the Food Rock.

Battle of Okak
Battle.of.okak

Basic Map of Valley
Valley.map

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Capture

Ryan the Druidand Johnny Strongman fight a band of hobgoblins in forest. They lose and are captured. The hobgoblins had planned on killing them, but they were able to convince shaman to let them earn freedom. they agree to train ten runt hobgoblins and pit them in battle against the ten strongest of the tribe. they train the runts for a week in the use of the mace and combat maneuvers. at the end of the week the hobgoblins fight and the runts win. During battle, Ryan the Druid and Johnny Strongman assassinate chief. The hobgoblins accept them as leaders of tribe with support of shaman. they put rest of tribe through same training as runts, appoint runts as captains. convince nearby village of Turan to begin trade relations, begin by gaining 2 months of food from village. Ryan the Druid and Johnny Strongman lead hobgoblins of Ruhan in battle against hobgoblins of Zodak. they defeat village and begin training the hobgoblins of Zodak also.

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