Torix and Constantine
The Battle of Artagnan
The human army appeared on the horizon and began shelling Artagnan. After a barrage or two, they sent a negotiator and four soldiers up to the gate to request the surrender of the city. Torix, Constantine, and DeGaulle had discussed this contingency, and they put their plan into action. DeGaulle bargained with the human negotiator and was able to get two hours of debate in exchange for Torix and Constantine’s surrender. DeGaulle of course did not mention who they really were, he just said that they were pirates. Torix and Constantine were escorted into the human ranks. Torix and Constantine were able to buy themselves some time so they could learn how to operate the artillery by saying that they were captured human agents. In the mean time, the negotiator had gone back to the gates of Artagnan and asked for DeGaulle’s decision. He let slip something about Torix and Constantine, and the negotiator and his escort started running once they realized what had just happened. DeGaulle killed the negotiator but the soldiers made it back. Eventually the soldiers found Torix and Constantine and the two busted out their hidden weapons and started fighting. They blew away the nearby artillery with their commandeered one, and the battle began. The elves came out to fight toe to toe with the humans and were successful in clearing the immediate area (with Torix and Constantine’s help, of course). The brothers fell back with DeGaulle to reevaluate their strategy. They decided that it would be best to head for the human command post to kill the general. After a treacherous jaunt through the battlefield, they made it. The sneaked around and eventually came face to face with the general. Torix, Constantine, and DeGaulle engaged them and took the general down. After some very tense negotiation the humans agreed to withdraw and accept Artagnan’s surrender. DeGaulle agreed to cooperate provided that the city remain under elven control. It was resolved and they took General Meyer prisoner just to be safe.