Brothers Campfire The Scouts Report -An Ongoing Tale Chapter 178

Welcome to Brother’s Campfire! 

I must say that I am very grateful for all of the meaningful conversation I have had with many of you over the last few days. My ongoing tale is both an accounting of my adventures and those that live in the Land of La Longi, a fictional storyline that occasionally breaks the fourth wall. 

Here, have a seat and pour yourself some coffee while I spin a tale!

Scouts from Northwich had devised a runner system to pass information to Thane Emerson and the findings were grim.

The Carsiolians had made camp on the south eastern border of La Longi. A rectangular trench had been dug waist deep around the perimeter, with sharpened stakes protruding from the mounded earth. 

The supply line was well secured for the expeditionary force of approximately 1200 men. They were not raiding the surrounding countryside, but rather paying a higher price than the nearby settlements or La Longi would pay for products.Β This indicated a robust economy on the part of the Carsiolians

Before his death in the civil war, Lord Rainport had ravaged the countryside with his mismanagement making a difficult situation for James, his son.

James had given lands to his vassals and freed slaves which pleased the slaves and nobility, but was no incentive for the common man tilling the ground. It was within reason that the loyalty of a populace had been secured by the Carsiolians for a song and a little additional pay.

Essentially, the Carsiolians were utilizing an overland route to secure grain, cutting out the middle men in La Longi. None of this had a direct impact on Northwich, but war was inevitable.

Word had been sent to the King with no response. James Rainport would not accept assistance and gathered his nobles. 

James Rainport

Ambassadors from Carsiolia had not made communication or offered any terms with Northwich and so the leadership’s hands were tied.

Commander Nicholas had worked the town to near breaking.

Commander Nicholas, Northwich Watch

In Carsiolian fashion, a deep trench had been dug around the town’s perimeter with deep set logs as a wall. Large piles of stones were accessible to hurl over the wall of any attackers.

Tirelessly, Nicholas drilled the men of Northwich in two shifts of 8 hours each. He would march the first shift of men with weighted bags and return later to drill the next group. How Nicholas could work such a grueling schedule for 16 hours day after day perplexed the men and also earned their respect as Nicholas also carried the same load. 

Nicholas was transparent to the men of Northwich. An attack by the Carsiolians on the town would likely result in defeat by sheer magnitude of numbers. Nicholas was ensuring that additional risk calculation would be necessary for the enemy.

Author: Benjamin

Benjamin Thiel is a community leader, urban farmer, and author of The Ongoing Tale at Brothers Campfire. He might know a guy...

74 thoughts on “Brothers Campfire The Scouts Report -An Ongoing Tale Chapter 178

          1. Lydia Potter says:

            Yeah but I’m not sure what I’m doing today.

            You might have to tell me how to start this Bible thingy. I clicked “read” and it lead me to Acts 2. Not sure what that’s all about.

          2. Benjamin says:

            After Jesus was crucified, he revealed himself to many. He told the disciples and others to wait in Jerusalem. The Holy Ghost descended and people began speaking in a language they did not understand.
            When people started making fun and wondering what was going on,

            Peter explained that they had crucified the messiah. The men of Jerusalem were unsure what to do about the poor choice they made. They asked Peter what to do about it.

            Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
            Acts 2:38 KJV

          3. Lydia Potter says:

            Oh. That’s what you told me on Friday. Are you trying to get something across to me?

          4. Benjamin says:

            You asked about how to use an app and Acts 2. The app is working for you because you are reading it. I figured I had better focus on the Acts aspect of the two part question.

            Now that you are in the app and using it , there are plans you can select to read the Bible.

          5. Lydia Potter says:

            I chose How To Start Reading The Bible.
            Did it show up? Now what is it gonna to? How do I do the plan?

          6. Benjamin says:

            You need to read the plan. It should show up when you do. You can also make scripture images.

        1. Benjamin says:

          I have been trying to read into the emojis you leave. It has been an interesting endeavor.

          1. Benjamin says:

            Gives you a Kleenex. Hopefully those are tears of joy!πŸ˜‚ Do you use the translate button to read my blog or do you use English ?

          2. pooja rani says:

            🀨 I can understand i like emojiπŸ€¦β€β™€ i can use English ,i just want to funn that’s why i was sending u emoji

          3. Benjamin says:

            I like the emojis! Keep sending them. Because it is your method, I will try to ensure I send them in my messages!🀠πŸ”₯

          4. Benjamin says:

            🀠🐺🎢πŸ”₯ Brother, Beast, Bard at the Campfire!

          1. Benjamin says:

            That would be very natural! Then you could paint the rocks green!

          2. Benjamin says:

            And then, you could wear green and shoot a movie in green screen.

          3. Crazy ideas with crazy fun😜! says:

            HAHAHA!!!! If i would shoot a movie in green screen the people who would be watching…..would probably be EXTREMELY crazy then!!!! Actually i am wearing green right now!!!

          4. Benjamin says:

            Wait… You have the crazy ideas and fun ! I am supposed to tend a Campfire! Uh oh… Did we switch places? Are you playing with fire?

          5. Benjamin says:

            Thank you for the compliment! I make them up as I go along! Sometimes it is stressful because I have to make a world on the fly and hope I am in character when I write them. Unless someone is copying them, you will only find them here!

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