So today the battle arena had its maiden battle! Hooray! Battle 1: Zathor vs Dami
Obviously the maiden battle of the battle arena is really important and will go down in the history books of ironfell. We, the battle arena team (ie. me), want you to know we take these events with the utmost professionalism and seriousness. Which is why we decided to make the first battle a woodcutter's only battle! Both players started off with 1 hexagon full of woodcutters (exactly 328 of them!) with the sole aim of demolishing their opponent. This battle needless to say was extremely fast-paced and hectic. Those woodcutters pack quite a punch! Zathor went on the offensive immediately charging with his army of lumberjacks whilst Dami took a more conservative approach, attacking with only a few hapless woodcutters. Several hours of intense battle later (=o) led to Zathor vanquishing his formidable foe. For his efforts he earned 5k iron and 50k wood!Battle 2: Gimley & Beer vs Dami & Zathor
This battle was even more serious! But seriously... It was a 2v2 'kill the princess' battle. Each player started off with 1 princess, 3 catapults, 20 swordsmen, and 20 archers. Did I use that Oxford comma correctly? Anyway on to less important things. The aim was to protect your princess whilst terminating the existence of your enemies'.
Each player had set up an offensive team and a defensive team with their units. Once the battle had begun each team sent forward their offensive team. In the confusion Zathor's archer wandered into the range of one of Dami's catapults, spelling death for Dami's catapult. I'm still not sure whether Zathor understands the concept of a team battle. He's a lone wolf, riding through the night, searching for his prey: beautiful, young gi... Where was I? Ermm... Umm... Oh yeah, Dami decided that he didn't like having an offensive and defensive team and so left his princess all alone to assault Beer. Thank God Zathor didn't find out! Also drinking in such a high stakes match is not a good idea, and it is not condoned by our company. Don't drink kids! It'll only get you into fights! Oh wait... Anyway, this allowed Dami to easily advance against Beer.
Meanwhile, Gimley had left his princess only defended by 3 catapults. Zathor, who has a keen eye for such situations, pounced on this situation, eager to capture his prey. Whilst engaging the majority of Gimley's forces in battle, he sent a few lone soldiers to assault the princess, sweeping aside the catapult's like nobody's business and transforming the princess into a pool of blood. Maybe it was just that time of the month... Zathor doesn't care! That's how he rolls!
With Gimley out of the competition, both Dami and Zathor were able to double team Beer's defensive team. Realising all was lost, and that Zathor was closing in on his princess, Beer ordered her to run away. Like a little girl. A sissy little girl. the princess that is, not Beer. Ok maybe a little. Dami, eager to get his share, chased after her capturing her before she could vacate the premises.
As the victors, Dami and Zathor were each awarded 500k food and 50k iron. They will be feasting in their castles tonight!