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 Adventure of Hanianon (Episode 4 The Hard Day Part 2)

Written And Illustrated By: Ahmad Ali

 (Please click here for Episode Three.)

   By the time Kalapaga was defeated by the Jupron, Calovinia was attacked by Pompipom. The castle was destroyed and both the prince and the king were killed. Only 21 people survived the attack. 

   In Calovinia, if both the prince and king were dead, all the Uanufs will become knights and there will be no king until one of them does something really great for the country. So, Uanuf Ali became a knight and known as Sir Ali. Sir Hanianon adopted him and took care of him.

   The next day, Sir Ali found an artifact. He took it to Sir Hanianon and asked him what was it. Sir Hanianon gasps when he saw the artifact. It was the great Legendary Muffin! Sir Hanianon took the Legendary Muffin to the Relosolt Orsest forest and put it in a magical bowl.

   Back at the castle, Sir Ali saw an Arguay and a Brotosh army attacked one of the knights of Calovinia. He realised that the Arguays and the Brotosh had betrayed them. He told the knights about it and told them to be careful.

The Relosolt Orsest forest. 

   “If only we can change the tree’s green leaves to grey, we can easily hide in the leaves without being seen by our enemies,” said Sir Burma. Sir Ali answered, “Well my brother, a leopard can’t change its spots”. All of the sudden, Sir Burma said, “I think I should attack King Antire of Jupron.” Sir Ali looked at him saying, “Well, better look before you leap, or you might get into trouble.”

   Sir Burma turned to the knights of Calovinia and said loudly, “Birds of a feather flock together! So, to battle we go!” And off the went to Jupron to attack King Antire. The Jupron armies were very strong and they almost defeated the Calovinian.  Suddenly the Alustaqims reached the battlefield and with their help, the Calovinians defeated the Jupron.

   King Antire was very angry and  he shouted, “I’ll wi…” But before he could finish his sentence, Sir Hanianon went in and said, “Do not count your chickens before they are hatched. We won’t kill you and we’ll be giving you something precious but only if you’ll become our ally. King Antire had no choice but to agree with the offer. Anyway, his people did not agree with the agreement.

   Sir Hanianon then gave the king three diamonds and two hundred gold coins. King Antire was not happy because he wanted something more precious but Sir Ali said, “Well, beggars cannot be choosers and be happy with what you have.”

To be continued.