The orc fort south of Yew became the focus of a battle between two
tribes of orcs. The Shadowclan orcs had taken possession of the fort, but the orcs of the
Blgrak clan were the rightful owners. Of course, in orc terms, the rightful owner equals
the strongest clan. T'is this which was put to the test today.
attack came from the north as a single Shadowclan orc was set upon by a large group of
Blgrak orcs. They chased him all of the way back to the fort. First glance suggested just
a minor skirmish, but this quickly proved to not be the case. The first Blgrak orcs were
merely a reconnaissance force. The full horde of the Blgrak clan quickly followed. They
swarmed around the fort from every direction, and soon had it surrounded.
The fort offered some protection, and the Blgrak orcs were held off
at first. With only two entrances to the fort, the Shadowclan orcs were able to focus
their numbers in these two areas and hold off the invaders. But the Blgrak orcs were not
to be denied quite so easily. Ettins started to hurl orcs over the fences and into the
interior areas. Other Blgrak orcs found entrance into the compound through tunnels into
the hut in the rear of the fort. As the interior areas dissolved into a bloody
battleground, the fight intensified.
In the end, t'was better organization and leadership that won the
day for the Shadowclan orcs. They managed to fight off the foes that made the interior.
They then sealed off the entrances, and routed any surviving Blgrak orcs that were found.
The grounds both inside and out of the fort were littered with dead from both clans.
Combat halted - well, halted as much as it ever dost with orcs - when the leader of the
Blgrak orcs, King Blgrak himself, came forth in surrender to the entrance of the fort. He
asked to speak with Kargrath, the leader of the Shadowclan orcs. King Blgrak asked
Kargrath to let the remaining Blgrak orcs leave, and promised that they would never attack
the Shadowclan ever again. To seal the surrender, King Blgrak presented Kargrath with a
scroll King Blgrak himself had written which said:
we heerbye rekognize orks of Shadowclan end dere allys is ritful owners uf Yew
King Blgrak then threw down his armor and walked out of the fort
amid the hoots, catcalls, and mockery of the victors. The Shadowclan immediately raised
their own standards over the fort and marked the surrounding area as under their control.
The orc fort was theirs. At least until the next battle...
From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Saturday, April 4th 1998