Moving the tank from the Capital to Brighton.

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Moving the tank from the Capital to Brighton.

Post  EAMGamemaster on Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:07 pm

Lt. Leslie Blackey stands 5’2” with B cup breasts, she 22 years old, she has coal black hair that cut short and parted in the middle, hazel green eyes that goes green when she angry and a mole next to her left eye, her pouting lips were frowning, wondering how she got saddle with moving a monstrosity of a metal wagon. Lt. Blackey is newly promoted to Lieutenant after the battle of Red River at Towwood, she took over command when 10 knights were taken out from a Catapult, after just being promoted to a knight just a few week earlier, She took command on her own initiative and repelled three attack each time her men push them back with very little to no casualty.
“Alright let get this thing onto the barge.”
“Sir, the wheels will not move and the mules can’t drag it more than a few inches” one of the men said.
She sign, “you, you, you and you go get 10 logs, We going to lift the front and put a log under,” seeing blank faces, Sgt. Hook, a beefy looking man come running up and salute,
“Sir!”
“I want you to find me an engineer, there should be a few dozen, if not an engineer than ask for one of their best student. Have them report to me within an hour, and then find me a fire mage.” Lt. Blackey.
Leslie think back to when she was learning to be an engineer with her father until her father was killed by a man that had him design a keep for him. Her mother sent her away to Uncle Ray a ranger where she learn to fight and track, her mother later married another man that took everything they had and she commit suicide. Leslie hunted the man down and kill him. Arrested for murder her Uncle pull some strings and got her put into the Knight of the kingdom as a Squire to a knight.
An hour later the logs were pile behind the tank, when a young man a few year younger than her, wearing the apprentice clothes of an engineer and hat, He might shave once a year id lucky.
“Madam, You ask for an engineer? My name is Apprentice Roger Steel, I am only a few days from taking my journeyman test
“Yes, and you can call me Sir Blackey, I need you to help my men get this thing onto the barge, I order logs to row under it to help us, I ready need you to explain the concept to my men, They are rangers, talking of fulcrum, and math is something I have tried before, and the blank looks I get. “she shake her head,
“Maybe, I can get it going and we not have to use the logs?” Steel said
“I thought of that and ask for a fire mage I need a fire imp to get the boiler going,” Leslie commented,
“You know how to run a steam engine?” Looking surprise at her,
“Yes, I serve on a riverboat that had steam engines I was volunteer to learn how it operate and work while we was on board. I have an engineer background,” she said.
The trooper going after a fire mage came back with a lighted lantern, “Sir the fire mages will not come but one of them did give me a small fire imp. It in the lantern. I pick up a bag of coal, she see a man carrying the bag and drop it next to the trooper, he hold out his hand, Leslie pull out 1 silver and toss to the man, he humble thanks her and leave.
Mr. Steel take Trooper Hicks and Sgt Hook and see if you can power this thing, after 10 minute Steel climb out and said we need 10 buckets of clean water, pour through the top there.
After another ten min smoke is pouring from the top and steam start rising from the vent.
Mr. Steel yell out that it should have power in 10 min to move.
Leslie climb in and had Mr. Steel explain everything to her on what he did and going to do. A whistle signal him to turn a knob to regulate the pressure. “Everything is written in this manual, how to run it and maintain this thing. These are forward and back, these are speed , and this is brake, you turn by pull one forward and one back. “ he said.
Looking out the hole he push forward the power.
“It not doing anything .” Leslie said,
“I not put it in gear, you use your feet to push these lever on the ground forward and then put leaver in direct and speed you want.“ reading front the manual,
The Tank move forward until it hit something.
“Shit fire!” she said “ the logs!” the tank climb over the logs and move the 20 feet to stop on the barge.
He turn the page on shutting down and turn off all the heat to boilers.
“You only have to feed the imp once a day 1 coal to keep it alive. Too much it grows so be careful.”
He climb out of the tank and dust himself off,
She said” Where you going? “
“Back to my duties”
“No your not”
“yes, I am you only hire me to get the thing on a barge.” he said
“By the King decree, “ holding up a paper, “you have been impress into the service of the King, and consider a member of the Order of the Knights of the kingdom. Which means pack your bag and then take your test, I will have 2 trooper with horses waiting for you after your test to escort you to where we are. If you refuse the position you will be handle over to the Kings watchmen.
Lt Leslie Blackey smile to herself, it turn out to be a good day.

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battle of wyverns

Post  EAMGamemaster on Wed May 11, 2011 4:37 pm

Lt Leslie Blackey, face smudge with grease and coal, climb out of warm interior of the tank grinning, seeing the morning sun just peeking over the horizon,
'Three wyvern dead! Using steam power cannons and floating light stone to see with!' she turn and ask, “how many shots we fired?”
Sgt. Hook respond, we fired 43 shots, and 20 light stones, and 4 explosive balls. We have 57 shot left, 5 light stone and 6 explosive balls left.”
Lt. Blackey said “You and Trooper Hicks find the light stone we fired get some men to help, They have a feather spell on them so they should be undamaged or floating on the water. Journeyman Roger Steel, how the Tiger holding up?”
Roger, stick his coal cover head out the top, and said everything reading good, we need to top off on clean water 100 gallon will fill us up. There seem to be a few claw scrap on the tank but nothing to worry about. The Imp is sleeping for now. Once we get the Coal wagon I had design hook up today, and reloaded with more oil and shots, She be ready to go. Lt. Blackey I was reading more on the manual it seem when ever a tank took down a target they put the image of the target on the side of the tank to show how many kills the tank does, if humanoid it be a human stick figure, a wyvern would be a outline of a wyvern like this on this page of the book.
Lt. Blackey look at it and look at him, you got the book you add three wyvern to the side.
Two hours later the Tank been refitted with shots and explosive ball, and the heavy duty wagon build to the size of the tank was fill with coal, and more shots, and living quarters in the back enough to bunk 4 and cook. The sergeant was able to find 16 of the light stones, the others will have to wait until dark.
“Sergeant we moving out, Lt. Blackey said.
“Sir, I thought the Duke not want the Tank out afraid it be stuck or harm?
“While you was gone I receive order to follow the first group to the lake, if we caught up we are to move forward and set up out of sight of the cave. (lying through my teeth I going to get demoted for this)
They move out at the gated Lt told the guard they was on the way to a spot to practice shooting like they normally do. They got the tank up to 10 mph following over the same route as the first group, after an hour they slow to five mph after hitting a dip that knock them about the tank, At that point she climb up the turret and open the hatch to give Trooper Hicks warning of dips and holes and rocks. Within 3 hours of driving they came upon the first group empty camp, She counted 16 fresh graves and see 5 dead wyvern on the ground being feast upon by the birds and predators another five miles they come upon the troops, many were wounded.
Sir Galt rode up with 10 mounted trooper, “Lieutenant, I thought The Duke decided to not use the tank”
“Sir we was attack last night we kill over 10 wyvern, He wanting them taken out as soon as possible, Our tank brought down 3 of them and lite up the night sky, We could move ahead of you we are more hotter target and better protective I sure they be out again at dusk, We can be near the lake in 5 hours it only noon now..
Sir Galt said, OK, but you are not to attack the cave but you can attack any of them that leave the cave.
Five hours later they are park near the lake edge after refillings the water, they sat down and waited for night fall.

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