You are offered a mercenary contract with King Tralossk of Tatalia, who once and for all wishes for his nation to be made up of something more than just swampland. With Erathia distracted, he has decided that now is the time to expand Tatalia's borders.
As you foresaw milord, King Gryphonheart’s death brings many opportunities for your mercenary skills. A messenger from Tatalia, on behalf of King Tralossk, has contacted us. Twenty years ago, following numerous border skirmishes along the western shore of Erathia, Tatalia signed an agreement to cease hostilities. King Gryphonheart is dead. Their agreement has died with him. Aggressive tactics have never been part of Tatalia's military character. Their ranks are vast, and once they possess Erathian land, they will hold it. However, they need generals to guide their heroes to expand their borders and accommodate their growing population.
Your first orders from King Tralossk are simple enough: seize all mines in the region so that the armies of Tatalia will have the resources necessary for a larger military campaign against Erathia.
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But there is good news and bad news. The good news is that the three Erathian outposts in the area are mostly depleted due to the war in the east. The bad news is that they can summon reinforcements faster than we can, so you must act quickly.
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Of course, should you eliminate the opposition in the area, then you will be able to complete your contract at your leisure...
A small group of gnolls appears from down the road. As they walk up to you (in a non-threatening manner) the leader gives you an official note reading, "These troops are for the greater glory of Tatalia, use them as you please. Signed, King Tralossk."