Battle of Cawdor, Part 1 Prologue, Japhetia:
(Since I have some time off work and back home I feel like writing a bit more than usual over the next few days. So rather than title the post after the location in Japhetia, I will provide a sort of special little Battle Report event in the Japhetian War of Successions. I shall divide the posts for it into parts with this one serving as the sort of prologue.)
At the hottest point between Beorn's forces and those of his own son Aeneas is a Magogite county called Cawdor which also has a strategic castle in the heart of the county near one of the largest forests in Japhetia. For the past months the castle has changed hands frequently and heavy fighting has divided this county in the heartland of province Magog. Aeneas' forces have most recently occupied the castle and the young prince has himself personally arrived at the castle, fortifying it and hoping to hold it long enough for the other Elders to arrive at his side and turn the tide of the war.
Perseus the Elder of Madai and a large ground army of reinforcements had last entered province Magog and been able to push back Aeneas' army of insurgent Magogite and Gomerians along the rest of the front. Relieved by Perseus' reinforcements of the pressure on the other frontlines, and learning through his spies the location of Aeneas, Beorn and the most elite of the Magogite troops are able to focus their forces nearby. As one of Japhetia's now oldest generals raised in Japhetia's most martial province and branch of the royal family, Beorn is skilled in warfare. Beorn prepares an overwhelming surprise attack to try to force a decisive battle in favor in Cawdor County.
After Sigurd's surprise break from the alliance, occupying Aphrodite's province of Meshech, the wife of Beorn and mother of Aeneas, has been left with the remnant of her Meshechite armies along with one Meshechite navy occupying the capitol of Alba in Beorn's name. To the relief of Aphrodite also the navy of Madai which Perseus had sent to assist in the naval battles against Heracles and Apollo arrives to reinforce her at sea. Beorn communicates with his wife at night via a secret uplink plotting the Battle of Cawdor before he launches it the next day.
"My wife, I have good news for us both. Our spies have informed me that Aeneas is nearby, I shall go personally tomorrow with our strike force and capture him alive." Beorn smiles and displays to his wife the evidence of his intelligence services, his hand shakes a bit as he glances down at a picture confirming his son's presence at the castle of Cawdor.
"He betrayed us, and now we are in a tricky position my husband with enemies on all sides." Aphrodite's beautiful face hardens coldly and her face contorts with rage but also conflict as a mother. Suddenly her expression snaps and she lets out a crazy laugh and speaks again more sensually and confidently "Ah yea but of course, the hand of Hecate's spell and the charm of the three witches. Indeed this is good news my beloved husband, for the Fates have delivered our enemies into our hand that we may consolidate power and rule all! 'No one Japhetian born may harm Beorn!" Aphrodite recalls the charm of the witches months a go at the assumption of Beorn's reign before poisonously smiling with her beautiful lips and speaking once more. "My husband you shall succeed, though he is the son of my flesh for betraying his parents he must certainly die tomorrow morning!"
"My wife.....is this...is this right?" Beorn darkly looks back at his wife's insanity.
"My husband you are a kingly man and I understand your heart still loves the lad, but is it right for a son to try to overthrow his father and his mother even in your despicable bishop's tradition? No, put him to death when he is delivered into your hands lest you be like my family's Olympians and Titans. I will bear you many more children, and if I cannot I shall give you the most beautiful concubines after our reign is secure my love, only remember that I shall be the Queen of Japhetia above them! When that mistake of a brat is out of the way then I shall play a trick of my own even and fix our rule sure." Aphrodite smoothes her face and her voice out seductively for her husband.
"Say on this trick of yours my queen and my wife for I myself had called you not just to inform you of the battle, but for a planned trick of my own that I suspect you being my love forethought." Beorn pulls out a map showing the navies of Tubal and Javan between Magog's island and the capitol of Alba.
"My smart husband, I think it is so indeed. When you make battle tomorrow, and fight Aeneas, and surely win, kill him, and if you succeed or fail surely his forces will fall back to my evil brothers in the sea, but with Perseus my good brother we shall set sail against them and settle the dispute within our own family. I shall strike Apollo and Heracles' navies with all my might and cut off our wayward son Aeneas, if you cannot kill him, and their escape, and we will not spare them. Then we shall deal with your traitorous brother Sigurd quite easily later, and end this terrible war and reign as king and queen of Japhetia!" Aphrodite jubilantly and triumphantly lays out her whole plot.
"Truly you are my wife and my love. Then it is agreed, and this battle shall be committed, keep to our plan at all costs, and our reign is sure." Beorn agrees with his wife and their communication ends and their armies and navies busy themselves all through the night preparing to execute the Battle of Cawdor at the sunrise.
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