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The Battle for Dune


Started by Grape Drank
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This is the start of a story I have been wanting to write for a while. It will be about how my character Do'Shanji proves himself in battle and is requested to be a part of the Mane's personal guard, as I have written in his character bio. This is just the first part, but I have found it difficult since there is not much written about Elsweyr, I feel like I am having to make up a lot of it on my own. That is good in some respects, but bad in others. So I do apologize if something is not right lore-wise.

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Do'Shanji lived in the town of Orcrest, it was a centrally located city in the northern part of Elsweyr. He was raised there and became a member of the city's guard. The guard of Orcrest was not the life he wanted, he longed to be apart of the Elsweyr army that guarded the border from invasions. That was the type of action where his combat skill would be put to the test. One morning Do'Shanji awoke to a messenger pounding at the door. He swung the door open and growled “What is it?” to the courier. “Uhh a letter for you sir” the courier handed him the letter and quickly left. He slammed the door shut and walked into his kitchen. Do'Shanji grabbed a sweet roll to eat and sat down to read this letter. He opened the message and began to read.

For the eyes of Do'Shanji only

Do'Shanji

Bosmer forces have been gathering up near the border of Elsweyr. Our scouts indicate that they are moving to attack the city of Dune. You now have orders to report to Dune immediately and help garrison the city until the main army can arrive.

By order of the Mane


Do'Shanji threw his sweet roll and rushed to his quarters to grab his armor. The day where he could prove his worth to the Mane had come. Orcrest was less than a day away from Dune he would set out immediately and arrive there before nightfall. He left his abode and ran towards the city gates. There were others from the city guard who were leaving the city as well. “Are you traveling to Dune?” he yelled out to one of them “Yes half of the guard has been called, there is a caravan ready to take us. This way.” replied one of the soldiers. 'Half the guard, this must be a bigger invasion force than I thought' Do'Shanji said to himself as he ran to the caravan. He climbed onto the back of a carriage and it immediately took off.

It was not long before they were within view of Dune. Do'Shanji peered into the distance, it looked like there was already a small skirmish breaking out near the city. The caravan dropped him off near the back gate and began to load women and children aboard, it would bring them away from the battle where they would be safe. Do'Shanji made his way up to a Khajiit wearing officer's armor. Before he had a chance to say anything the officer shouted out at him “You there, the tall one, get your hide up to the front lines.” Do'Shanji was about to say something but he was cut off “That was an order, NOW MOVE IT!”

Do'Shanji made his way to where the battle seemed to be raging. There was a Khajiit warrior fighting off two Bosmer, a fighter and an archer. Do'Shanji charged at the archer with is shield raised. He collided with the Bosmer causing him to fall over. Do'Shanji thrust his blade into the enemy's chest and pulled it back out. The Bosmer was dead, he turned his attention back to the fighter. The Bosmer had the upper hand in his battle with the Khajiit. Not for long Do'Shanji thought, he dropped his sword and shield and lunged at the enemy. He sunk his claws deep into the flesh of the Bosmer and began to tear at him, creating a whelp of agony from the poor soul. Suddenly he felt a hot pain in his side. He turned around to see another Bosmer had slashed at an opening in his armor. Do'Shanji whipped his other paw around and caught the face of his assailant with his claws, which made him back off and grab his face. Do'Shanji released the fighter he had been attacking and turned to face the new threat. He had dropped his weapons, all he had were his claws...perfect he thought. Do'Shanji was trained in Rawlith Khaj at a young age and has a strong mastery of the Khajiit martial art. He flung himself at the Bosmer and slashed his neck open. He quickly collected his sword and shield and kept moving. The pain in his side was immense, but he kept moving, fearful that if he did not the pain would be much worse. He was ambushed by a spell caster who launched a fireball at him. He ducked and rolled to the side just dodging the blast. Do'Shanji did not have any skill with magic so he had to close the gap quickly and get into melee range. He took out a small dagger from his boot and threw it in the direction of the mage. Unfortunately it missed and the mage was casting another spell. An arrow flew through the sky and drove through the mage's torso, interrupting his spell. Do'Shanji did not know who fired the arrow and he did not look, he took the opportunity to charge the mage. He dropped his shield so he could use the force of both arms in his attack and ran at the mage. He swung his blade from his side and slashed it at the Bosmer's neck, severing the head.

He turned around to see Qa'Rassir, one of the guardsmen from Orcrest. “Your arrows always fly true friend” Do'Shanji said

“You're just lucky I decided to intervene” Qa'Rassir joked “Come, the Bosmer are retreating let us get back to Dune, it looks like you have been injured”

“Yes I think that is a good idea” Do'Shanji and Qa'Rassir headed back to Dune to seek medical treatment.


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A solid depiction of the more lore-ambiguous land of Elsweyr! Their cities, customs, and battles are certainly tricky to imagine-- so I don't think it's wrong to think of some creative yet believable details of the Khajiit and their homeland.

I like how Qa'Rassir assisted him in the battle with a well-placed arrow. While fighting against so many opponents, everyone could use a hand once in a while.


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Thanks for taking the time to read!


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Roac Bellecot - Redguard farmer
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