Post Reply A Soldier's Story - Part I, By CharAznable
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People think that stories should allways have a hero and a villain, that it should focus on those poeple who are MOST important. In truth without those of us i nthe background doing the dirty work and fighting the fight, those heroes and villains would never arrise. This is my story, the story of a man withing the service of the Grenadier core, the main fighting force of Aranore. A man who's tale is not of love, or ov heroism, no, simply a story about the fight for one's beleifs and will to stay alive, this is simply a Soldiers story.

The Magitech War came to ne of its bloodiest points at Aranore when the Heliose forces, led by the Magi Julias Ariadose, brother to one of our most trusted heroes, Cyrus Ariadose attacked the city of Aranore itself. In that fight many good men and women of many different races died. I can still hear the soudns of gunfire, the screams of those being torn apart by the beasts that were controlled by the Heliose forces. Even my own platoon was being decimated, and by the end there was but 3 of us left out of what was an 8 man team. My name is Vladiose Batrello, I am half man half orc, and as such i nthe kingdom of heliose i am considered a monster. My hair is the same black as all orc have and my build is much the same, large and muscular. However my skin is not the green, brown, or blue of the orc, rather a simple tanish color. At 6ft tall i'm a runt compared to true orcs whos average height is around 7ft. I wear the dark blue uniform of the grenadier core with my magitech armor of a silvery tint worn over it. The story iutself though is not entirel;y about me, so I'll start the tale off where it began, in the bunkers that had been built of metal an concrete outside of Aranose as a first line of defense, simply meant to hold them back untill the airship core could arrive to aid us.

It was midday and we could hear the soudns of the beasts the Heliose army had brought with them in the distance, the loud rumble of footsteps in the distance as their army approached us. I turned my attention to Julias Parker, our MG operator. "IS she ready?"
Julias simply turned to me with his dirty face and smirked. "Those bastards wont stand a chance."
I nodded with a weak smile. "Lets hope so."
It was then that I moved through the bunker, looking from face to face, 8 of us and only 3 of which I knew, I stopped at one of them, Krall a full blooded Orc and my cousin, unlike myself he stood at 71/2' tall and wore traditional Orc battle armor of anti magic metal, wich was originally designed by elves. "Krall, make sure these rookies stay alive, we dont need another masacre like Thanose." HE simply nodded with a grunt, I knew he would have done this even if i had said nothing, but it was my job to say it. I then moved up to the roof section of the bunker where our demolitions and mortar operater was prepping the mortars with one of the rookies. "Gramm, are we all set?"
"I need a bit more time" He said in his heavy, gruff accent.
"Well we're about to be out of time..." I said with a sigh following.
It was then that I noticed somehting that allways fileld my heart with dread, silence, the battlefield was completely silent now and I knew that KRall, Julias, and Gramm all knew was was about to happen, we were to experienced to not feel the intensity of this silence.
"The calm before the storm, Gromm, we're out of time, do what you can..."
Immediatly i rushed back down to the protected level, setting up with the others with my rifle aimed out the view hole, the battle was moments from starting.

END OF PART I
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what the hell happend to the spaces i put inbetween paragraphs?!
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fixed Oh and I realise that its short, i simpyl copy pasted this and couldnt think of what to type next, so forgive me for that. :/
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PART II

As i stood there, my rifle aimed out the viewport, ready to defend my home and my people I caught a glimpse of what was to come as way off in the distance i could make out the figures of two Maku beasts, dog like creatrues with the size of large bulls and 3 inch long fangs that are more like razorblades than teeth, bread for one purpose and one purpose alone, killing. "Jessie, your snipe ready?" JEssie was the only rookie whom i knew the name of, and that was only because she had saved my ass on her first assignment with us only 3 days ago.
"Yeah, you wanting me to take those Makus out I assume?"
She said back from her position up top.
"Yeah, if too many of those thigns get by the MG and sniper fire It'll be a massacre. I didnt have long to chat though as my attention was snapped back to the enemy lines by loud horns blowing. "ALL RIGHT! LOCK AND LOAD EOPLE HERE THEY COME!!"
At that moment the beastmasters let the maku beasts go to wreak havok. They immediatly rushed towards the bunker defense, undoubtebly smelling the scent of fresh meat apon our bones.
"Julias, Jessie, hold tight, wait untill my signal to fire..."
Julias said nothing, he simply made one last ammo check, Jessie let outa slight igh, she was impatient, something dangerous for a sniper to be. "Wait for it..."
I said as the beasts charged twoards us, one or two of the bunkers allready firing, others with vets waiting like us for the right moment to mow them down. "Wait for it!"
I repeated once more, my heart throbbing in my chest with fear and anticipation as the beats of war came close and closer, bringing with them that feeling that none would survive. I simply shook that feeling of doom off and readied my rifle, letting off the first shot myself. "FIRE!!!"

The sounds of gunfire erupted from all around me as my platoon began to unleash every last bit of ammo they could at the beasts, dropping maku after maku, none making it through. Somwhere i nthe bunker i heard one of the rookies yell out "WE'RE DOING IT!" but i knew better, these were simply beasts, we had yet to even try to shoot down any magi or elementals. It was then that I saw a flash of light in the distance. "Magic..." I said under my breath as a spear of ice shot through our own bunker window piercing one of the rookies and launching him back untill it had stuck in the far wall with the poor kid still stuck to it screaming in agony as he bled out all over the damn thing, stainging it crimson and making a pool under his helpless body. I closed my eyes as I drew my pistol with my left hand and aimed it at his head, firing one shot to put him out of his misery, there woudl be no way to save him from that, all i could do was get rid of his pain. I stared at his now limp body for a moment before forcing myselkf back to the battle at hand. "GROMM! WHY ARNT YOU FIRING THE MORTARS?!" I yelled up, but was only answered by and explosion form another bunker, soldiers trying desperatly to escape it to another bunker only to by burned alive by the magic flames of the Heliose MAgi. "Damn it, how did they break the anti magic barrier on the bunkers?!" I yelled as i scanned over hte battlefield, noticing for the first time the shamans chanting apon their talisman on the enemy lines. "THERE!! JESSIE TAKE OUT THOSE SHAMANS!!" No sooner had I yelled this than I heard her screams, burning alive as ball of fire had been launched into our bunker. "goddamn it" I said to myself as I quickly pulled a shell from my belt and drew my one shot pistol, loading it in and firing it at jessie, this time however it was not a bulelt that sprang from my gun, rather a torrent of water, dousing the flames, this was magitech. As soon as the flames died I moved to her and checked ehr pulse, nothing. Up above I heard another exlplosion from above our heads and the short deathly thud of bodies. "We're pulling back to the second defense!" I immediatly grabbed the dog tags from jessie and the rook whos name turned out to be Dravis Jones, and then grabbed what ammo I could, leading KRall, Julias, and Simon, yet antoher rookie out of the bunker, hurrying as fast as we could for the second defense. Hopefuly there we would be able to make a better stand than we had here.

END OF PART II
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Tengo sangre asesina y sangre fria. That's what me mum told me yesterday, and it won't leave ma head for a while. *ahem* but anyways, GREAT JOB! XD It's like lord of the rings, only better... :3 hahahaha. But very intense, and just great. I loves it! X3 ya did a good job there marble man. Kudos~
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actually all the stories im writing are gonna tie into one big story ^_^
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PART III

As we ran from the last outpost i glanced around me at the death and destruction with a rage building in my heart. I had said I wanted to avoid a massacre like Thanose, but it seemed like this would be worse as only half of my platoon remained including msyelf. IT didn't take us long to reach the line of steam tanks and magimechs lpositioned to defend this city. However with the Heliose army now able to dispell our anti magic barriers I worried that those tnaks may as well just be coffins. IT was then that we reached one tnak in particular where
General William Hapsherd was preparing his tnak division for battle, I immediatly moved to him to warn him. "Sir!" I said with a salute that he returned after a few moments. "The Heliose shamans have some new talisman spell that dispells our anti magic barriers. If you want to make any kind of defense we have to take them out first." General Hapsherd opened his mouth to speak but at that moment his radio went off, soudns of gunfire coming from the other side as a soldier desperatly tried to report what was happening.
"Whats going on! SOLDIER TELL ME WHATS HAPPENING!"
HE yelled into it before the soldier came back. "Sir, enemy forces have infiltrated the city! It's some kind of new monster."
"How in the hell did they pull that off? The second outpost perimeter is still holding from all angles!"
"The creatures are a snakelike beast, they came from the sewer pipes, we need reinforcments!"
Hapsherd out fo pure anger nearly threw the radio to the ground then looked to me. "Son I dont have any more forces to send to them myself, I'll send a message to platoon captains that i can get ahold of, as for you hea dint opthe city and see what you can do..." HE sighed as he said this, like me he could tell that things were fallign apart far to rapidly.

With no hesitation my squad and I grabbed what extra ammo we could and headed into the city, the streets filled with the sounds of gunfire, the howls of those beats, and as with everywhere else, the screams of the dieing. "OK, I've got point, Krall, you've got rear guard, Michael and julias you back us up as directed." Only once i had gotten each of their confirmations did I tunr the first corner onto the main street. "all clear.." The other immidiatly coming around the croner to follow. The enemy had to have been here as the road was in tatters and fires, debree and rubble dotted it as far as i could see. It was then as we passed an alleyway that a movement caught my attention out of the corner of my eye, immediatly i shot m yhand up to halt the rest of my squad and raised my rifle. "Get moving..." I said to the others as i realised that this was a trap, a scraping sound coming from multiple directions around us. "MOVE!!!" I yelled as the first of the creatured came slithering out at an incredible speed, it was at least 12 feet from its head to the tip of its tail, about 4 feet in diameter and tiny spikes running doen the length of its back, its skin was a grayish black and rather than just havign two snake fangs it had two larger fangs and then a unch of fangs resembling those of the Maku beasts. IT was headed right for Krull but he knew how to handle hismelf, swinging the butt of his rifle like a bat into the side of the beasts head as it lunged at him, making a loud crack as he connected. As soon as its head hit teh ground though they all began to come out of the woodworks and were fast on are heels as we fled.

Moving as fast as we could we stil could nto escape these damn things and were repeatedly forced to fight, never being able to kill enough of them to make a difference before being made to flee again. I was then that we heard the welcomed sound of MG fire and the screams of the dieing beasts as the arcane shells ripped through their bodies as the Armored Assault Vehicle ( AAV ) came to astop near us. We bolted for it's safty as the mg fire kept the creatures at bay. Once inside it pulled a U turn and headed back the way it had came. Inside were multiple other soldiers whom seemed to be comprised of the more battle hardened, apparently those things were picking rookies off rather easily. It was then that the door to the drivers cabin opened and a familiar officer, James Bowen, appeared to hopefully give us an update.
"Gentleman, approximately 30 minutes ago those things caught the city guard completely off guard and are overwhelming us as we speak. We've gotten the cabinet to a safe location but we're not sure how long it wil lstay safe. We have a mobile command set up at Gows park where we hope to mount a succesfull counterattack. You'll be given more details once we arrive." HE immediatly moved back into the drivers cabin, apparently not even noticing myself. Well at least there wasa defense being mounted, the question was wether or not it would do any good.

END OF PART III
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part one is very touching but u do realize this is a anime site. anime fans want giant robots or demon slayers or space ships or fireballs. but it written well part 2 is nxt up 4 me and plz check out my gundam vengeance
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thats why I have a brothers feud also XD Oh and i'm definately reading gundam stories ^_^
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PART IV

AT Gows Park we finally had a chance to stand against the enemy, for even though the steam brigade was keeping the Heliose main force out of the city, these creatures had made way for magi to get into the city through the sewers as well. The park wich was large enough to support just about all of the city forces was now heavily fortified with MGs, mortars, and armored vehicles, however we knew that this woiuld only hold for so long, we needed to make a counterattack and we needed to make it fast. Once we had made it inside the saftey zone we exited the AV and immediatly hurried to the command tent. Inside of the tent was a confrence table where many other platoon leaders were alrleady waiting, I like the others took my seat and waited for whomever was in charge fo this defense to arrive, we didnt have to wait long. The same man who had saved us, James, was apparently the one leading this defense as he walked in and tok the seat at the ehad of the table, letting out a long breath before he spoke.
"As you now know those creatures came in through the sewers, somehow making it through the barriers we set up and making way for magi to make their way into the city. Unfortunately mos tof our forces are busy keeping the enemies mai nforce form geting into the city as well so reinforcments are slim to none."
It was then that I spoke up.
"Sir, I thought that the Sashima of the easterlands were sending us reinforcments? WIth their help we would be able to beat back this attack without any problems."
"We're not sure now whether they are coming or not, we only have the word of Cyrus on that."
Another platoon leader spoke up at this.
"Cyrus has never lied before, if he says that they are coming, they will come, we should try to hold out untill they arrive."
"We dont have time for that!"
James snapped back, he was one of the few remaining who sitll did nto trust Cyrus because he was an Ariadose. He waited for a moment to regain his composure before speaking again.
"Even if they do come, this defense will only hold for so long, what we need to do is create the best kind of defense we can, and that is a good offense. We HAVE to make a counterattack!"
Even though he did not trust Cyrus, nor did he beleive that easternland reinforcements we're coming he did have a good point.
"Allright, what do you have in mind?"
Asked another familiar voice, an older man by the name name of Bartello Viden who was a master of strategies so it was a little strange hearing him ask another for a plan.

(( I have to go so i'll finish this later ))
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