Tales From Calovinia, A Story By Ahmad Ali Karim

Chapter 1 – An Attack

It was a glorious day in Calovinia. All the flowers were blooming and all the birds are singing in the gardens around the beautiful castle. King Ali of Calovinia was having a happy time talking to King Gampore from the country of Arguay. But soon, an attack by their enemy, Cinra disturbed their private gathering.

Their ally, Torky came to help the Calovinians and together they fought the enemy but they almost lost to the very powerful Cinra. Torky sent more armies and at last they won the battle. The King of Torky ordered his infantry units named the Janissaries to attack Jupron because it was the King of Jupron who made the plan for Cinra to attack Calovinia.

In Jupron’s fort, a Jupron spy came back from Calovinia, telling the news of the incoming attack to his leader. The Jupron army leader, Date Masamone commanded his armies to prepare and sent a cavalry archer to see if the Torky’s armies had arrived.

As the cavalry rode out from the fort looking out for the enemy, he was almost shot by Torky’s Janissaries. Immediately he rode back to the fort with the bad news. He jumped from his horse and ran to tell the Date that armies from Torky were already there.

Date Masamone commanded, “One hundred skirmishers, attack now!” and off went the hundred skirmishers to the battle ground. They attacked the Janissaries but the Janissaries were too strong for them and they were defeated in no time. Jupron sent more and more armies and at the same time a big reinforcements from Torky reached the battle field .

The Juprons fought and fought until most all of their soldiers at the battle field were killed. The Date did not give up, he sent more and more armies. But the Janissaries were too strong for the Juprons. Then Date Masamone sent  out all of their archers. They almost won the battle but as a new reinforcements from Torky reached the battle field, the Torky won the battle.

The King of Torky was very happy to hear the good news. He had defeated all of his enemy except Cinra. But the King of Torky was a very wise man. He knew that he could not be really sure that there was no other enemy except Cinra because anyone could turn into an enemy in just a blink of an eye.

To be continued …

The Adventures of Hanianon (Episode 2: To Battle!)

Written And Illustrated By: Ahmad Ali

Please click here for Episode One.

After everything was okay, Sir Hanianon went exploring with Prince Jaurthrur.

They rode to the top of a high hill and found the location where Cinra’s castle was.

They rushed back to Calovinia.

As soon as they reached Calovinia, Prince Jaurthrur ordered all of the knights to attack Cinra.

Sir Hanianon was scared because it was going to be a big battle and he was just a junior knight.

But Prince Jaurthrur was their leader, so whenever Prince Jaurthrur ordered him to do something, he had to obey.

The bird’s eye view of the battle. The top side of the picture is the Cinra’s castle, the gray rectangles are the buildings around the castle and the brown rectangle is the drawbridge. The dark brown squares are their artillery, the pink dots are their cavalries, the red dots are their archers on the castle wall, ready to attack and the gray dots are their infantries crossing their drawbridge. Across  the drawbridge, the grey dots are the Calovinian infantries and the purple dots are their cavalries. 

During the battle, a crossbow man aimed his crossbow towards Sir Hanianon.

The crossbow man almost shot the arrow when the falling rocks from the castle wall hit his crossbow, resulting the arrow to hit his own foot!

While the castle of Cinra was under attack, some of Cinra’s armies went to attack Calovinia but King Sakiorone and his troops were so strong that they easily defeated their enemy.

Meanwhile, Sir Hanianon and the Calovinian knights and armies had to retreat because the Cinra armies were too strong for them.

So they went home with less armies because a lot of their armies were killed during the battle.

To be continued