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Gonn looked up at the sound of someone walking down a ladder. Two Sameri, the one wearing expensive, black and red silk clothes, the other one wearing the metal/leather mix that made up the armor for most professional Sameri infantrymen were walking towards him.
"Now, what do we have here", said the man in the silk clothes "One little spy, perhaps?", he saids slowly.
It was first then Gonn noticed the pointy, about 5 strands long metalnails that were put onto the Sameris fingers. He shuddered at the thought of, what those nails were used for.
"Well, first off, where are you from, my little friend?", the Sameri with the nails then asked. Gonn didn´t answer.
The man raised one nail and scratched his cheek with it. The soldier imediately stepped forwards and sent his heavy boot into Gonns stomach. Gonn gave a short scream and tried to roll away, but the Sameri soldier quickly stopped him by planting his foot on Gonns head.
"Answer when the general speaks to you!", he shouted.
The other Sameri leaned forwards, when the sound of somebody coming down the ladder made him turn around. It was another Sameri soldier. The newcomer looked confused at the three persons in the room, until he remembered why he was there and focused on the one in the silk clothes.
"Sir, lookouts spotted Shark Island about a fathom ahead", he said.
"Oh, good", was the answer. "Don´t worry, we´ll take care of you later on", the apparent general whispered to Gonn.
All three Sameri soon disapeared up the ladder, and Gonn just heard one of them say something with the strange words "Invasion Gateopener Goldfish".
What a wierd name, Gonn thought.
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"I not traitor!" screamed Kazikana, "I following orders from my sensei!"
"I thought you said your Sensei was dead!" asked Elwyn angrily.
"No, no! He alive. He is Greybeard, and I obey him!"
Wilhelm grabbed the Samuri's neck, "So, you are a little traitor, eh? I'll show you vat happens to people who betray me and my friends!" The group was now in a screaming match. Wilhelm suddenly dropped Wilhelm to the ground. Reaching for his sword, he cried, "I vas betrayed by a friend once, and I killed him in the arena. You betrayed me, now I kill you!" Elwyn grabbed Wilhelm's arm just in time to prevent him from killing Kazi.
"Wait! Stop, Wilhelm. He'll get his proper punishment soon enough. In the meantime, let's try to get some information from him. Grab his arm," Wilhelm did as he was told, and Kazi howled in agony.
"What is the Empire up to?" asked Elwyn.
"I never talk!" said Kazi emphatically.
"Oh, yeah? Ve'll see about that," At that, Wilhelm twisted Kazi's arm backwards. His shoulder made a loud popping noise.
"All right, all right! The Sameri are going to invade Castleland! I swear! They land at Shark Island and from there, march into and establish order in the Native territories. If they do that, they'll have a convenient location from which to launch attacks. There, I tell truth!"
"We'll, I guess that makes sense. Let him go, Wilhelm. Tie him back down...Uh, you sure that's all Kazi?"
Location: Shark Island. Time: 2:40 in the afternoon.
General Oni Chan, the man with the strange metal nails, looked at his invasion army. It was a sight to behold; fifteen thousand men, fully equipped and ready for battle against the natives.
"Natives have been sighted, sir," said a mounted scout.
Chan looked over into the jungle, "Ah, very good. We shall try to barter with them, but, just in case, have a group of musketeers station themselves over in those woods. In case something should happen to me, make sure every last native is wiped out. Every last one."
"Yes, sir! It shall be done," the soldier saluted and then rode off to attend to the musketeers. Muskets were another invention of the now world-famous Dawson Weapon Company. They were a real step-up from the hand-cannons that were used for the first time in the Prasden uprising five years before. A man could now fire at least two shots a minute.
"Oodonga akileea!" suddenly rang through the jungle, "Akivee oodonga Sameri!"
"So," said Chan to himself, "The natives are here...I wonder what they'll say."
At least a dozen warriors came out of the jungle accompanying their chief. The warriors wore clothes made out of leaves and bone armor. There were reports of the Shark Island natives being cannibals, so Chan hoped that he did not look too tasty to them.
"Hello, Sameri. Whata youa doing?" said the chief in broken Basic.
"Greetings, honorable Chief," Chan bowed in artificial reverance, "We have trinkets for you," Chan put out his hand and offered the chief to take the trinkets he held, "And there are plenty more presents for you where these came from."
The Chief picked one of the coins from Chan's hand and bit it to see if it was real, "As great Tiki-warrior used to say, 'beware of Sameri bearing gifts.'"
"Oh, no, Chief! You cooperate with us, and we make big buisness!" Chan grinned.
"More like 'we make big war.' You think me stupid? You think me just got off slow canoe from Northern Islands? No, I will not agree," the Chief said adamantly.
Chan thought over his options, and said, "Well, Chief, since you won't agree, I guess we'll just have to take all of our gold elswhere. Perhaps the Kahuka tribe would be willing to work with us."
The Chief's eyes lit up, "You hava much gold?"
"Oh, yes indeed! Coffers full!" Chan sensed the man's love of gold immediately.
"Well, that'sa different. Great Tiki-warrior gotta be wrong sometime, right? Okay, you gimme gold, and I cooperate," the Chief said eagerly.
"Good, good! All right, the first thing we want is for you to help us build a port here. After that, Chief, we know that your tribe, the Barahura, hates the Kahuka tribe. You help us, and you will have support for taking on the Kahuka. How does that sound?" asked Chan.
"Ooh, thata sound very good!" the Chief rubbed his hands together, "Yes, we hate the Kahuka. Their empire is much big, though, so we never able to beat them. You thinka we actually beat them?"
"Yes, Chief. With your help, we'll beat them in a matter of two months, if things go as scheduled," explained Chan, "We understand that the Kahuka have established a fishing village not far from here. If you gather some warriors, we can go and attack them. We can drive them off Shark Island forever. After that, we'll muster a fleet to sail with your canoes to attack the mainland. In a matter of days, we can capture the Kahuka capital city. Once that is accomplished, we can destroy their empire at any time we choose."
"Good! You get together some of your warriors and we attack fishing village. We will slaughter them, take their daughters, burn their homes, and pillage the village!" The Chief then waved his spear and shouted at his warriors, "Attack! Attack the Kahuka! Okimono aklimo nagibana!" The warriors scrambled back to their village to gather their army.
"I need thirty musketeers to attack the village, Major Aniwa. Can you provide them?" Chan questioned one of his men.
"Yes, General! Finally, I will have a chance to use these guns in battle. I will get thirty immediately," answered the Major. Under his direction, he had thirty of his best men pack up supplies and line up in a column. Afterwards, he gave his orders, "Warriors of the Sameri Empire! You are to be the first soldiers to fight in our War of Imperial Sameri Expansion. You are to accompany a group of warriors to destroy a nearby village. Once you are there, you are to put all the men to the sword. However, we are warriors, not savages, so you are to spare the women and children. The children are to be sent to the Empire to recieve training to serve as auxillaries in future conflicts. The women are to remain as slaves and you may marry them if you wish, as long as they accept our religion. If any of the natives try to kill women or children, you have permission to use lethal force to stop them. Again, kill anyone who tries to kill females or non-adult males. Now, the time for playing games with our enemies are over! The war has begun! Now, onward to VICTORY!"
At that, the soldiers pulled out and began the march to the fishing village...