Post Reply  Post Thread 
The Daemonsmith Engineer and the Great Eagles, by Zhargonidus
Author MessageThe Daemonsmith Engineer and the Great Eagles, by Zhargonidus
Auxilliary Moderator

Posts: 7,320 - May 2011
Group: Hashut's Admin
Market Rep: 10
Slaves: 593
Scribe's Contest - Bronze x3 Best Attitude - 2014 Best Contributor - 2014 Major Prize Sponsor Golden Hat - Bronze x2 Scribe's Contest Veteran Scribe's Contest Silver Hellsmith - Gold Dark Apostle - Silver Best Attitude - 2015 Best Overall Member - 2015 Best Contributor - 2015 Artisan's Contest - Silver x2 Best Overall Member - 2016 Best Contributor - 2016 Artisan's Contest - Gold Best Contributor - 2017 Best Attitude - 2017 Artisan's Contest - Bronze                               
Post: #1
The Daemonsmith Engineer and the Great Eagles, by ZhargonidusAdmiral 01-28-2015

The Daemonsmith Engineer and the Great Eagles, by Zhargonidus

Once upon a time, there was a cunning Daemonsmith Engineer who wished to make his artillery pieces unassailable upon the battlefield. One day, the army he was detached to faced a High Elven host on a distant island. For some days they faced off and waited for the enemy to make a move. Meanwhile, the Daemonsmith Engineer scouted the island's terrain ahead of the battle, and found the perfect position for his rocket launchers, mortars and Magma Cannons. It was atop a steep cliff with good firing arcs over the whole area.

Its walls were nigh inaccessible, yet still the Daemonsmith Engineer had his slaves dismantle the artillery pieces, climb the rock and hoist the artillery pieces up the cliff by means of crude cranes. Then the crew, then the ammunition, then the signal braziers, field altars, rations and supplies had to be hoisted up onto the cliff. It took days. Hundreds of slaves died during this labour, yet in the end they were succesful. The artillery park had gained its unassailable vantage point.

When the day of battle arrived, the Daemonsmith Engineer stood atop the cliff and directed the batteries' deadly barrage into the High Elven ranks. Yet in the midst of carnage, dark shadows swooped down from the skies and ripped the artillery crewmen to pieces. The batteries fell silent. Sharp talons ripped the flesh from off the Chaos Dwarfs and dropped shrieking slaves down the cliff face. Beaks snapped and wings fanned. The Great Eagles even tore down the cranes.

"Reinforcements to here! Help!" shouted the Daemonsmith Engineer down to his Overlord.

"How could we reach you without the cranes? We can't climb, and even if we could, we would be too slow to save you. You are doomed!" barked the Overlord.

At this, two Great Eagles snatched the Daemonsmith Engineer from the cliff and ripped him apart, high in the air. For such is the fate of those who would not see the deathtrap in the safe hideout.

- The Daemonsmith Engineer and the Great Eagles, by Despot Zhargonidus Doombeard, the renowned Chaos Dwarf author of fable stories, of our present time

Join us on the new forum. Come help us test it out!

Etsy shop

And thus there was Chaos. And Squats. Hobby Group Auxillia Work. On Dark Tides. Miscellaneous Commercial Sculpts. Flayman Tutorial.
Chaos Dwarf Writings: Fables. Songs. Proverbs. Quotes. Monumental Inscriptions. Religious Texts.
There's fourteen ways to skin a dwarf. Chaos Dwarf Warband Rules. Ninth Age concepts.

This post was last modified: 02-13-2019 07:33 AM by Admiral.

01-28-2015 08:33 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply  Post Thread 

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  The Beardless Daemonsmith, by Zhargonidus Admiral 10 3,952 03-14-2020 05:37 AM
Last Post: Abecedar

View a Printable Version
Send this Thread to a Friend
Subscribe to this Thread | Add Thread to Favorites

Forum Jump: