After numerous delays, we began to put an army together to convert the Akiyari. Before the army was ready, Heisuke came to me to scout out the enemy forces, so I gathered up a few Dragon Scale scouts and joined up with Heisuke, Rokuro, and Ayaka-chan.
After a few days of travel, avoiding any pointless encounters, we found a small army of about a hundred “soldiers”. I sent the scouts back to the Daimyo with all the reports we’d made of the enemy locations and prepared to gather intelligence on the enemy camp.
Heisuke wanted to “scout” out the enemy, Rokuro wanted to build a strong point for us to retreat to in the case of trouble. When Heisuke signaled us, Ayaka-chan and I charged the camp. These so-called “soldiers” were nothing more than armed civilians and they scattered before us.
The leader showed up just long enough to shoot an arrow our way, but fled as soon as I offered to fight her. She ran all the way to a nearby guard tower where some real soldiers shot me with arrows as I broke down the door.
Inside the leader and someone (perhaps the commander of the tower?) attacked me. Her poison arrow had no effect on me (who uses poison on a Crab? She’d be better off trying to drown a fish) and the commander fared little better. I introduced them to Grandpa (as well as some of the soldiers in the tower), before returning to Rokuro’s stronghold.
After resting a night to let Heisuke recover from the poison, we returned to meet the Agasha army. When we met with the Akiyari army the Daimyo decided to negotiate a peaceful absorption of the Akiyari. Luckily this will trigger several other barbarian tribes to attack the Akiyari (who are now under our protection), so there should be ample opportunities for me to practice my craft.
Ayaka, Goru, and Rokurou gain 1 point of glory for winning the battle
2 XP for everyone
12 Duty Points each for annexing Cypress Town