Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Trouble at t' Mill
Bandit leader "Don" Dharko and Co cast their beady eyes on the Mill at Apl, Trnova
News is reaching Byzantion of a large bandit force massing in the heavily forested hills above the Northwestern town of AplTrnova. The local Vardariots (Gendarmes) attempting to investigate were sent packing with a hail of musketry. On the other, western side of the river from Trnova, in the hamlet of Apl, is one of the Royal Mills, a very large Granary and a small supply depot - no doubt all this is what is attracting the bandits' attention - that, plus the county that Trnova lies in is a poor mountain region, so the locally paid miltia forces are near non-existent.
There is also a fear that the whole issue could be being prompted up by neighbouring states, and this may be a precursor to a raid or even an invasion. Consequently, the decision has been made to immediately despatch the Gianitzaroi - one of the the two guard light infantry units - to Trnova, along with available squadrons of 2 of the Huszar regiments of the Skythikon from neighbouring counties while their militia are called up.
There is thus lots of activity in the barracks, and an advance company of the Gianitzaroi is marching out later today....