Today began with an epic breakfast to include bacon!
Today is a busy one for me. Watering the garden, feeding the animals and a 10 hour shift is going to leave me a little tired! I will say I am thankful I have a job.
While I have you here, I would like to extend another invitation to our Easter Service, April 12th, 2020 Mountain Standard Time Easter Service Link. It would mean a lot to me to know you attended on this special occasion.
It has been a few days since I have spun a tale about the Land of La Longi due to a real life story unfolding during these tough times. I made some coffee and built a fire. There is also tea in various flavors for your enjoyment.
General Gallio Cordius Ferentinus was a cunning man, having risen through the political and military ranks of Carsiolia, he had consolidated his power and influence in the capitol and was favored in many circles. His last influential rival, General Nicholas Peralta had been sold into slavery.
Upon conquering La Longi, he would be immortalized amongst the Carsiolians.
His experience with the peoples of La Longi demonstrated his need to establish a food source through diplomatic means over force.
A standing army could be a great strain on an area and the General had a plan. He needed protein for his men. While the wheat stores were in ample supply, He did not plan to run cattle through the standing winter wheat. It would devastate the supply.
He had subjugated rural farming landscapes in the past by grazing cattle through standing wheat fields, but this was to be a long term campaign and he needed the buy in and support of the people.
General Gallio opted to source dried fish from Khofi Springs to feed his troops and supplement the grain.
It was light and easy to transport. At this point, he had created a flourishing economy in the region with his cash flow. It could be transported by boat or overland.
It was an excellent position of power.
Resentment toward the late Lord Rainport was clearly evident. The Rainports had mismanaged them causing dissent,leaving the area ripe for auxiliary recruitment.
The culture of La Longi respected individual strength and heroism. He would exploit this weakness with formation and troop discipline.