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Story by Angelonius

These are the different types of soldiers in the story so far.
Imperial Legionnary

Infantry archer and swordsman rolled into one.

Imperial Knight

Cavalry archer and knight rolled into one.

Imperial General (mounted)

Note that the Imperial Generals are generally mounted on their horses.

Imperial Messenger

Note that the Imperial Messengers ride horses and wield swords and bows. They ride horses because of they need to travel large distances quickly, and the best way they can do that is to ride horses. They wield swords and bows because they need to be able to defend themselves.

Medic

Even though the Medics are armored, they have no weapons. They are there to heal combat injuries, as well as diseases. They are skilled in medical practice.

The different characters (more will be added as the story progresses).

Petronius Agrippa (full armored)


Petronius Agrippa (military uniform, unarmored)


Petronius Agrippa (civilian)


Loraine Octavia (full armored)


Loraine Octavia (military uniform, unarmored)


Loraine Octavia (civilian)


Cristine Paleologos (full armored)


Cristine Paleologos (military uniform, unarmored)


Cristine Paleologos (civilian)


Michael Karimov (full armored)


Michael Karimov (military uniform, unarmored)


Michael Karimov (civilian)


Alexander Nakhimov (full armored)


Alexander Nakhimov (military uniform, unarmored)


Alexander Nakhimov (civilian)


Conrad Solzhenitsyn (full armored)


Conrad Solzhenitsyn (military uniform, unarmored)


Conrad Solzhenitsyn (civilian form)


Marcus Aurelius Caesarion (full armored)


Marcus Aurelius Caesarion (military uniform, unarmored)


Marcus Aurelius Caesarion (civilian form)


Leonidas Lalos (full armored) (picture will be later)

Lola Angelos (civilian) (picture will be later)

General Alexei Nakhimov (full armored, mounted)


General Alexei Nakhimov (full armored, on foot)


General Alexei Nakhimov (military uniform, unarmored)


Emperor Constantine XV


General Alexander Potemkin


Last update of story: 9/12/2009

[Chapter I: The decree]

[Chapter II: Petrograd stopover]

[Chapter III: The march towards Nakhichevan]

[Chapter IV: Nakhichevan]

[Chapter V: Ah, the march towards Pebbonium, with love?]

[Chapter VI: Ah Pebbonium, last stopover before Fortress Harrogath!]

[Chapter VII: Fortress Harrogath]

[Chapter VIII: The way east: the grand scenery!]

[Chapter IX: Discovery, with a general leading the way in the name of the Empire]

This is the story of Petronius Agrippa, a simple soldier. In Petronius' Armenia, changes are happening everywhere. The Empire has a new Emperor, Constantine XV, and his reforms are sweeping the nation. The monarchy became constitutional, with the Emperor retaining some of his powers and the democratically elected Imperial Parliament having most of the power, the people have their own say as universal suffrage is implemented and democracy has taken deep root, the Imperial Army and the Imperial Navy are nationalized, feudalism is abolished in exchange for peasants having their own land, urban farming is now implemented to help not just the farmers, but everyone else in the Empire as well. Because of all the newly found energy and wealth generated by these changes, Emperor Constantine XV decided that the Empire should explore and expand eastward. Under his Imperial decree, 1,250 legionnaires and knights set out to explore the east, with cartographers.

Meet Petronius Agrippa, a newly graduated Imperial legionnaire who is among the 1,000 legionnaires decreed by Emperor Constantine XV to explore the east.
Petronius Agrippa (full armored)


Petronius Agrippa (military uniform, unarmored)


Petronius Agrippa (civilian)


Chapter I: The decree

"I, Emperor Constantine XV, hereby decree that the Armenian Empire should explore the east. Since our nation is becoming more and more powerful, it is in the Empire's best interest if our country were to expand. I hereby decree that 1,000 of our 500,000 legionnaires and 250 of our knights help in the exploration of the east. Coming with them are our best cartographers, envoys and explorers. Your mission is secure their safety."

The Emperor's decree is posted in Camp Octavian in Yerevan. As the morning bugle is sounded in the military base, Petronius Agrippa's platoon and other like it are rendered awake by the bugle's loud sound. Just after they had all awakened from their slumber, they all fix their bunk beds and stand in attention as an officer proclaims to all the newly awakened soldiers,

"We will assemble in the camp's courtyard in exactly 15 minutes."

After that announcement was made, the officer left the building straight to the courtyard. Petronius and the rest of the platoon and others like it all went to the baths one by one to bathe quickly. After each soldier had taken his/her bath, they would then dress up in their military uniform and then wear their plate armor. After they had all worn their plate armor, they then proceeded in the courtyard 3 minutes ahead of schedule. General Alexander Potemkin then reads out the Imperial decree to all the soldiers that are in the courtyard. After that announcement has been made, General Potemkin and all the soldiers present in the announcement then marched for 15 minutes to the Imperial Palace. Coming with the Imperial legionnaires are the Imperial Knights.

After they have arrived the Palace courtyard, Emperor Constantine XV welcomes them and gives them the order to secure the cartographers, envoys and explorers. "Soldiers of the Empire, I welcome you all to the Palace. Your mission is to secure the safety of the cartographers, envoys and explorers that will be exploring the east."

After the Emperor's announcement is done, the cartographers, envoys, explorers and supplies joined the soldiers. After that, they left the Imperial Palace and marched for 50 kilometers before stopping in the city of Petrograd.

Chapter II: Petrograd stopover

After their arrival in the citadel of Petrograd, the noon bugle is sounded. After that, an officer of the citadel then tells the exploratory army that it is time for lunch,

"It is time for the noon meal! Lunch will be in 8 minutes. Assemble in the dining hall in 6 minutes. That is an order!"

After that order had been said, the exploratory army all went down to the dining hall and ate their lunch, which consisted of 3 sweet potatoes, coupled with soup. After eating their lunch, the exploratory army had put their plates in the disposal area for cleaning.
While stopping over in the citadel of Petrograd, the army, cartographers, envoys and explorers take a well-deserved rest. Petronius then approaches who he thinks is the only woman in his platoon. He then introduces himself to her.

"I'm Petronius, and what is your name?"

The female soldier replies, "I am Loraine Octavia, it's so nice to actually meet someone in our platoon."

Petronius replies, "Why do you say that?"

Loraine replies, "It's because none of you bothered to talk to me. Is it because I'm a woman?"

Petronius replied, "No, it's not that. It's just that, I think we graduated in different military academies. Which military academy did you graduate anyway?"

Loraine replied, "In Sevastopol military academy."

Petronius replied, "That must be why. As for me and the rest of the males in our platoon, we graduated in Harrogath military academy. By the way, are there any other girls in this platoon of ours?"

Loraine replies to the second question first. "Yes, there are. However, we don't talk about platoon assignments openly."

She then said to Petronius while blushing, "Petronius, thank you for telling me the truth."

Petronius then looked at Loraine and said, "Why are you blushing?"

Loraine then replied to Petronius, "Because of your kindness and honesty."

Petronius asked Loraine, "Why did you join the Imperial Army?"

Loraine replied to Petronius, "It's because I feel a great love for our country! I also joined because I wanted to have a change in my life. How about you Petronius? Why did you join?"

Petronius replied, "Asides from two of your above reasons being similar to mine, it's also because of the pride of Harrogath. My ancestors fought on the side of our first Emperor, His Imperial Majesty Angelo I. Because of this, I was inspired to join the Imperial Army."

Chapter III: The march towards Nakhichevan

The exploratory army then sleeps for the night in the citadel's barracks. The following morning, the exploratory army has been awakened with the sound of the morning bugle. Just after they had all awakened from their slumber, they all fix their bunk beds, like always.

After that, an officer enters the barracks and proclaims to all the newly awakened soldiers and civilians alike, "We will assemble in the citadel's courtyard in exactly 15 minutes."

As soon as the order is finished, civilian and military personnel alike take a bath in their respective bathrooms to bathe quickly, one by one. After each soldier had finished his/her own bath, they would then dress up in their military uniform and then wear their plate armor. After they had all worn their plate armor, they then proceeded in the courtyard 2 minutes ahead of schedule, whereas the civilians are in the courtyard 30 seconds behind their military comrades.

After that, an officer of the citadel then tells the exploratory army that it is time for breakfast, "It is time for the morning meal! Breakfast will be in 8 minutes. Assemble in the dining hall in 6 minutes. That is an order!"

After that order had been said, the exploratory army all went down to the dining hall and ate their breakfast, which consisted of rice, coupled with beans. After eating their breakfast, the exploratory army had put their plates in the disposal area for cleaning. After that, they then packed their supplies, heading 55 kilometers east towards Nakhichevan. After they had left Petrograd, Loraine approached Petronius.

Loraine then asks Petronius, "So, do you think will we reach Harrogath before exploring the east?"

Petronius replied, "Sure! When we reach Harrogath, we'll see the pass that goes to the east!"

Loraine asked Petronius again; "Is it true that there are treasures in the east?"

Petronius answered, "Hopefully. For now though, we must stick with defending the explorers from harm. Besides, we'll reach Nakhichevan."

After an entire morning of marching, the exploratory army reaches Nakhichevan.

Chapter IV: Nakhichevan

The exploratory army reaches Nakhichevan around 12 noon on the same day. After going into the city's citadel, the exploratory army rests in the barracks. After 30 minutes or so of rest, the noon bugle is sounded.

After that, an officer of the citadel then tells the exploratory army that it is time for lunch, "It is time for the noon meal! Lunch will be in 8 minutes. Assemble in the dining hall in 6 minutes. That is an order!"

After that order had been said, the exploratory army all went down to the dining hall and ate their lunch, which consisted of 3 sweet potatoes, coupled with soup. After eating their lunch, the exploratory army had put their plates in the disposal area for cleaning. As the exploratory army goes up to the barracks, Loraine suddenly approaches Petronius.

Loraine asks Petronius, "So, I have a question..."

And Petronius replies, "Yes? What is it?"

Loraine asks Petronius, "Um, do you have a girlfriend or anything?"

Petronius replies, "I've never had any. Why do you ask?"

Loraine replies, "I'm just curious."

After that statement, Loraine blushed rather heavily. After resting a little bit in the barracks, the soldiers do some exercises,while the civilian members of the team look at their maps and plot the best route for the exploratory journey. While doing their exercises, Petronius and Loraine discover that one of their exercises is the trust exercise. Each platoon, an officer is assigned to oversee the exercise. The officer pairs Loraine with Petronius, much to the surprise of both people. Loraine was blushing really heavily, while Petronius is still surprised.

The officer tells the platoon, "Today, we will be doing the trust exercise. It consists of 1 soldier catching the other when he/she falls. This is to build trust with each other, which is very important on and off the battlefield! Now do it! That's an order!"

The platoon responds, "Sir yes sir!"

Petronius is the first one to catch, while Loraine is the person who is getting to be caught by Petronius. As Loraine falls, she is blushing really heavily. Loraine falls, only to be caught by Petronius. They then switched positions, with Loraine the as the catcher and Petronius the guy who falls.

As Petronius falls, Loraine was blushing heavier than ever. "Ooh, I really like this guy!", she thought. However, because of her military training, she was able to catch Petronius. After the trust exercises, the exploratory army has received an announcement from Yerevan. The announcement reads;

"Because we need to ensure the safety of our soldiers, we will now have medics!"

Chapter V: Ah, the march towards Pebbonium, with love?

After hearing the announcement, the soldiers went to rest in the citadel's barracks. As they are resting, Loraine keeps on thinking about Petronius and her feelings for him. She thought, "Ooh, I really love this guy! I don't know what to do! Why is my chest tight all of a sudden?" while blushing heavily. The other men in the platoon thought that she was so tired, but Petronius knew what really happened. He then approaches Loraine.

He asks her, "Are you all right Loraine?"

She replies, "I'm fine, thanks for being so caring." The evening bugle was sounded in the citadel. An officer went into the barracks where the army is staying at for the evening and orders;

"It's time for dinner, soldiers! Dinner will be in five minutes. Assemble in the dining hall in 4 minutes! That is an order!"

After that order had been said, the exploratory army all went down to the dining hall and ate their dinner which consisted of 2 corn cobs with fish. After eating their dinner, the exploratory army had put their plates in the disposal area for cleaning. After that, they all went up to the barracks. The exploratory army then sleeps for the night in the citadel's barracks. The following morning, the exploratory army has been awakened with the sound of the morning bugle. Just after they had all awakened from their slumber, they all fix their bunk beds, like always. After that, an officer enters the barracks and proclaims to all the newly awakened soldiers and civilians alike,

"We will assemble in the citadel's courtyard in exactly 15 minutes."

As soon as the order is finished, civilian and military personnel alike take a bath in their respective bathrooms to bathe quickly, one by one. After each soldier had finished his/her own bath, they would then dress up in their military uniform and then wear their plate armor. After they had all worn their plate armor, they then proceeded in the courtyard 2 minutes ahead of schedule, whereas the civilians are in the courtyard 30 seconds behind their military comrades. After that, an officer of the citadel then tells the exploratory army that it is time for breakfast,

"It is time for the morning meal! Breakfast will be in 8 minutes. Assemble in the dining hall in 6 minutes. That is an order!"

After that order had been said, the exploratory army all went down to the dining hall and ate their breakfast, which consisted of rice, coupled with beans. After eating their breakfast, the exploratory army had put their plates in the disposal area for cleaning. After that, they then packed their supplies, heading 55 kilometers east towards Pebbonium. After they had left Nakhichevan, Loraine approached Petronius.

Loraine then asks Petronius, "I have been wanting to ask you about something for some time now. Do you love me?", she asked, blushing heavily.

Petronius replies in a happy tone, "Yes, I do love you. Do you feel the same way about me?"

Loraine was flushed red with love, and says to him, "Oh yes, I do love you!"

With that, both their hearts are a-flutter, and as they arrive in Pebbonium at noon, Loraine tells Petronius, "Oh, I really love you!!"

Chapter VI: Ah Pebbonium, last stopover before Fortress Harrogath!

After going into the city's citadel, the exploratory army rests in the barracks. After 30 minutes or so of rest, the noon bugle is sounded. After that, an officer of the citadel then tells the exploratory army that it is time for lunch,

"It is time for the noon meal! Lunch will be in 8 minutes. Assemble in the dining hall in 6 minutes. That is an order!"

After that order had been said, the exploratory army all went down to the dining hall and ate their lunch, which consisted of 3 sweet potatoes, coupled with soup. After eating their lunch, the exploratory army had put their plates in the disposal area for cleaning. As the exploratory army goes up to the barracks, the explorers and cartographers plan how to do the exploration safely. The soldiers then practice their maneuvers, with the legionaries practicing the sword phalanx as well as their archery, and the knights practice their archery, as well as their charge maneuvers on horseback. After the practice session, they all returned to the barracks.

Loraine then asks Petronius, "I have a question for you; what did you see in me?"

Petronius replies, "Suffice to say, your personality is pleasant; how about you?" Loraine blushes while answering Petronius' question, "It's because of your personality, and you're the first guy in our platoon who approached me. I'm tired of the sexism that exists here in our platoon!" Petronius replies to Loraine, "I know, even though women are newly introduced in the government and the military!" Loraine asks Petronius shyly, "So, you think of me as an equal?" Petronius replies confidently, "Yes!" Loraine then asks Petronius, "So, what do you we would all do after crossing Harrogath?" Petronius replies, "Hopefully see some undiscovered lands, and claim such lands as part of our Empire!"

Chapter VII: Fortress Harrogath
The evening bugle was sounded in the citadel. An officer went into the barracks where the army is staying at for the evening and orders; "It's time for dinner, soldiers! Dinner will be in five minutes. Assemble in the dining hall in 4 minutes! That is an order!" After that order had been said, the exploratory army all went down to the dining hall and ate their dinner, which consisted of 2 corncobs with fish. After eating their dinner, the exploratory army had put their plates in the disposal area for cleaning. After that, they all went up to the barracks. The exploratory army then sleeps for the night in the citadel's barracks. The following morning, the exploratory army has been awakened with the sound of the morning bugle. Just after they had all awakened from their slumber, they all fix their bunk beds, like always. After that, an officer enters the barracks and proclaims to all the newly awakened soldiers and civilians alike, "We will assemble in the citadel's courtyard in exactly 15 minutes." As soon as the order is finished, civilian and military personnel alike take a bath in their respective bathrooms to bathe quickly, one by one. After each soldier had finished his/her own bath, they would then dress up in their military uniform and then wear their plate armor. After they had all worn their plate armor, they then proceeded in the courtyard 2 minutes ahead of schedule, whereas the civilians are in the courtyard 30 seconds behind their military comrades. After that, an officer of the citadel then tells the exploratory army that it is time for breakfast, "It is time for the morning meal! Breakfast will be in 8 minutes. Assemble in the dining hall in 6 minutes. That is an order!" After that order had been said, the exploratory army all went down to the dining hall and ate their breakfast, which consisted of rice, coupled with beans. After eating their breakfast, the exploratory army had put their plates in the disposal area for cleaning. After that, they then packed their supplies, heading 80 kilometers south towards Harrogath. After they had left Pebbonium, the exploratory army is marching, with talk of plans on how to explore the uncharted lands beyond Harrogath. As soldiers and civilians alike discuss while on the march, another female in the platoon approached Loraine. She asks her fellow platoon member Loraine, "Hello! My name is Cristine Paleologos. You must be Loraine, yes?" Loraine replies, "Yes, I'm Loraine Octavia. Cristine, is that really you?" Cristine replies, "Buddy!! How's it been in our platoon?" Loraine answers, "You know, just the same old thing. It's so cool to meet another woman in this platoon!! By the way Cristine, I've met the most wonderful guy!" Cristine replies, "I know right? I kinda blame the armor for this, but I think they'll design suits specifically for females. By the way, I'm happy for you buddy!! So, where's the guy?" Loraine shows Cristine to the guy she's been telling her. Loraine introduces Cristine to her lover Petronius, "Petronius sweetie, this is my childhood friend, Cristine. Cristine, he's the guy I told you earlier, Petronius." Cristine tells Petronius, "So, you're the guy Loraine's telling me about? Nice to meet you." Petronius replies to Cristine, "Likewise my friend." Loraine asks, "What are we going to do once we arrive in Harrogath?" Cristine responds, "I think we're gonna have a stopover there before the exploration. Just then, another member of the platoon joins them. This guy approaches Christine from behind, asking "Guess who?" Christine responds, Michael! That is not funny!" Michael apologized, "Sorry." As soon as Michael apologized, they have arrived at Fortress Harrogath. After going into the city's citadel, the exploratory army rests in the barracks. After 30 minutes or so of rest, the noon bugle is sounded. After that, an officer of the citadel then tells the exploratory army that it is time for lunch, "It is time for the noon meal! Lunch will be in 8 minutes. Assemble in the dining hall in 6 minutes. That is an order!" After that order had been said, the exploratory army all went down to the dining hall and ate their lunch, which consisted of 3 sweet potatoes, coupled with soup. After eating their lunch, the exploratory army had put their plates in the disposal area for cleaning. As the exploratory army goes up to the barracks, the explorers and cartographers plan how to do the exploration safely. The soldiers then practice their maneuvers, with the legionaries practicing the sword phalanx as well as their archery, and the knights practice their archery, as well as their charge maneuvers on horseback. After the practice session, they all returned to the barracks.



Posted 2/7/09
w.w
niceeeeee :]
yur really into stuff like this huh?
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Yes. So, what do you think of the Epic?
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um......idkk.
its in dept.
not usually tha stuff i'm into...
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BUTTTT..i'm sure ppl that are into..historical things would love itt
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Oh, you should keep writing more ^^
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I'll create another military epic as soon as this one is finished.
Although the next one is based on StarCraft.
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^^'
To be honest, I'm not much a fan of war stories...
Anything war-like in general I usually don't like much >.<
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Don't worry, this will have romance, just as what I had said yesterday.
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^^
Gooooood
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I'm still working on the first chapter though....
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okayy ^^
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okayy ^^


Now, I'm working on chapter IV.

So, what do you think of chapters II and III?
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Chapter IV updated.
So, what do you think of the story so far?
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>w< hehe i like tha romance!
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