The Hashashin [SIN] have launched a siege on one of HumanResources’ cities in Pawanallpa, a region that continues to play host to a flurry of military activity in the ongoing Stomps/BL land claimers’ war.
The siege touched down this morning, server time, as reported in the Herald’s siege section:
Player under siege: HumanResources [Stomp] City: 9 – Smile and Wave [673|-1729] Region: Pawanallpa Sieger: DasDwarf [SIN] Time/Date: Thu 09 Jul 10:10
At present, little is known about the siege, other than the fact that DasDwarf appears to be leading it, and that SIN has placed the siege on a small hill and an accompanying blockade in a small forest. The small hill affords almost a null terrain modifier for most units on offense and defense, while the small forest will favor infantry for both attack and defense of the blockade.
It appears that Josh has been mounting tenacious defense in the opening hours of the siege. The Times has noted several skirmishes in an around the city of Smile and Wave, with dropped crafted gear on the siege square as further evidence of battles. Josh was also seen reinforcing the city.
The HumanResources account has four other cities in the immediate area. Stomps members Agalloch and Valdorum also have a presence in Pawanallpa, which could aid HR in his defense of the city.
The Times reached out to Pico and SIN leadership this morning via the Illyriad Forums for any additional information or statements concerning the siege. Requests for statements were not immediately answered, but the Times will update this article when and if more information becomes available.
[UPDATED 7:32 pm ST — SIN’s DasDwarf set up a second siege on HR’s town:
[19:25]<System> ** News Flash: HumanResources’ [Stomp] burgeoning city of 9 – Smile and Wave is now under siege by DasDwarf’s [SIN] sprawling city of Alfa
This siege is on the city’s northwestern corner — a large hill. The large hill could favor strikes from HR if he chooses to use bows or spears, though spears are unlikely, considering their poor attack value.]
[UPDATED 9:32 pm ST — A third SIN siege by DasDwarf has been initiated at Smile and Wave. The new siege is located at [674|-1730]