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Takashi
January 7th, 2005, 06:15 PM
Although the warnings came early from Mynias the Watcher, his appraisal of the situation was stunning. As he warned quite some time ago, the kitin have indeed started their advance into our lands! They have been looming in the shadows, waiting for their opportunity to strike. We do not know at this time why they have chosen now to strike, but they are advancing as we speak. The invasion is nearly upon us.

Where the homin defenses are usually prepared before hand, we could not supply them sufficiently this time. Since the kitin are attacking all four lands right now, we can not share supplies with our allies, and so all lands are short on these necessary materials of war. This is not a task for fighters alone, we will require the efforts of the finest harvesters in the land, as well as the most dedicated crafters to supply arms and armor to our soldiers.

So whatever your profession homin, or whatever your skill, you are needed on the front lines. There are currently plans to create outposts for each profession, to help advance our cause in the defense of the lands. So gather your supplies and your tools, your armor and your weapons, and prepare to stand in triumphant defense against the invaders!

kraegor
January 7th, 2005, 08:39 PM
This morning, a fellow guildie claimed to have been attacked by a Hungry Kipee. This is the first we've seen aggressive kipee. Be on the lookout, life jsut changed again...

plarfman
January 7th, 2005, 09:04 PM
Everything around us is about to change the forces of Zori will be gathering this evening and through the day to rid our lands of this evil. Viva la Zori!!!

raynes
January 7th, 2005, 09:24 PM
Can't wait to get home and see what comes after me now! It will also be interesting to see how many complain they can't hunt now. lol

plarfman
January 7th, 2005, 09:38 PM
Can't wait to get home and see what comes after me now! It will also be interesting to see how many complain they can't hunt now. lol

im waiting for all the harvestors to start posting there complaint threads :D

raynes
January 7th, 2005, 10:06 PM
im waiting for all the harvestors to start posting there complaint threads :D

So the question is, which group complains first?

josephm
January 7th, 2005, 10:52 PM
I will, and then you will complain about me afterwards making you the second.

I am at work, but Plarf told me of these changes and I want to go see them :( whaaaaaaaah!

Oh we killed a named Arma in the Void yesterday that was WAY far from where he/she? normally is.

How can we tell the sex of a kitin? I saw this bugs bunny cartoon and it gave me a great idea...

Takashi
January 9th, 2005, 12:05 AM
Homins! We are doing well so far, but we must strive to do more than defeat them. We must crush them! To do this, though, we will need to get all three camps for each people, up and running. I hope this can help guide your paths as you begin to prepare for the coming attacks.

The harvest camp is very isolated in matis lands, but it is quite important to get supplies here. They will provide the materials for the crafters. Although it will be hard to access, if only a few homins can pass back and forth between the harvest and the craft camps, surely there will be a great increase in arms and armor creation. Many of the resource masters have yet to recieve sufficient secretion to make a batch of the raw materials, but when they do, after submitting your next batch of supplies to your craft master, they will give you a voucher to take to the resource master, who will supply you with materials for your next batch of crafting.

As many of you have surely seen by now, the craft master will have you bring the finished package of arms and armor to the armorer in the war camp. This is very important, because the armorer needs 5 packages to outfit a guard group. The more complete packages they recieve, the more homins they are able to equip to help fight the kitin attacks.

Remember now Homins, they are setting up, but they have not yet begun their attack. They are bound to attack soon so stay watchful Homins, and get to work! We must further our defenses.

Zorai, remember your camps lie just to the west of Zora and spread north to south. Matis yours lie on the border to Knolls of Dissent and the Harvest camp lies farther north, just south of Smitten Mount. Tryker folks, you can look to Bounty Beach for your camps. Finally for the Fyros, your camps start in Dyron, and spread east.

Be Vigilant! Be Fierce! Be Victorious!

xcomvic
January 9th, 2005, 02:08 AM
This event was poorly planned... enough said on that... and if I am entitled to free speech... waste of a whole day... for nothing...

aylwyne
January 9th, 2005, 02:35 AM
This event was poorly planned... enough said on that... and if I am entitled to free speech... waste of a whole day... for nothing...

After an incredibly frustrating night last night, I was in agreement with this sentiment. However, after Takashi's post giving us a bit of guidance, I think it's starting to shape up into an interesting one.

We're trying to muster the troops in Aeden Aqueous to get supplies going so the war camp can make guard units.

I think the fundamental flaw for me was the confusing instructions from the NPCs. Also, I think the rush to get tokens drew everyone's attention away from the fact that what we really needed to be doing was getting the secretions to the material camp.

Anyway, I think the instructions were a bit unclear and it got everyone off on the wrong foot but today, it seems to be shaping up into a bit more fun for our teams.

feshy
January 9th, 2005, 02:39 AM
Thirty seconds to fill my sack with kitin parts. 2 _HOURS_ to exchange tokens.

I had considered fighting my way to the harvesting / crafting camp to help out the supply side, but heard the same beurocratic token mess was there as well.

I will harvest for the war effort
I will craft for the war effort
I will FIGHT and DIE to protect homins from kittin
But I will NOT fill out twelve requisition and death forms (or a dozen mouse clicks) for every kittin I kill. Paperwork will NOT with this war!

Get the paper pushers out of there, make it less mouse clicks, and let us warriors / foragers / crafters do our jobs!

If this. . . this inane bean counting is the best that civilization has to offer, it can fall again for all I care. I'll go back to the refugee caravans -- maybe I didn't know if I'd see the next day, but I could be quite sure I wouldn't spend it filling out forms 1004a through 1331c2.

phalanxe
January 9th, 2005, 02:57 AM
Thirty seconds to fill my sack with kitin parts. 2 _HOURS_ to exchange tokens.

I had considered fighting my way to the harvesting / crafting camp to help out the supply side, but heard the same beurocratic token mess was there as well.

I will harvest for the war effort
I will craft for the war effort
I will FIGHT and DIE to protect homins from kittin
But I will NOT fill out twelve requisition and death forms (or a dozen mouse clicks) for every kittin I kill. Paperwork will NOT with this war!

Get the paper pushers out of there, make it less mouse clicks, and let us warriors / foragers / crafters do our jobs!

If this. . . this inane bean counting is the best that civilization has to offer, it can fall again for all I care. I'll go back to the refugee caravans -- maybe I didn't know if I'd see the next day, but I could be quite sure I wouldn't spend it filling out forms 1004a through 1331c2.

Just out of curiosity, how would you rather have this work? I'm having a good time, and haven't bothered figuring out how tokens work yet, so I'm not in the same position. But if you think it wasn't done right... how could they improve it for next time? :) Suggestions?

~Alpinia

aylwyne
January 9th, 2005, 03:08 AM
It does seem like the token/reward system could be streamlined a bit. Like maybe just have all of the rewards listed with the number of claw you need for each and just trade the claw directly for the reward.

I haven't done all aspects of the missions yet so I might be missing some reason why the tokens themselves are an important step but from what I have done and read, they just seem to be an intermediate step that's not really needed (except perhaps by the game mechanics).

feshy
January 9th, 2005, 03:34 AM
Just out of curiosity, how would you rather have this work? I'm having a good time, and haven't bothered figuring out how tokens work yet, so I'm not in the same position. But if you think it wasn't done right... how could they improve it for next time? :) Suggestions?

~Alpinia

I'd be happy enough if I could turn in tokens / claws /etc a stack at a time (99) -- instead of FIVE at a time. Would speed things up 20 fold. It still wouldn't be a real easy or clean system -- having to see three different people, and click quite a few times would still be a bit of a hassle. But it would take minimal changes and would at least leave things workable. As is, it's just tourture to try to turn in loot or tokens.

Presumably, it's the same with the harvesting / crafting, but I haven't found the heart to try to face that paperwork again. Can anyone comment on that side of things?

xenofur
January 9th, 2005, 03:35 AM
Just out of curiosity, how would you rather have this work? I'm having a good time, and haven't bothered figuring out how tokens work yet, so I'm not in the same position. But if you think it wasn't done right... how could they improve it for next time? :) Suggestions?

~Alpiniaok, i'll describe to you the optimum way of getting 120 high tokens for a burning axe in fyros =)
first you strip down naked, leave absolutely nothing on your body, get a few friends to kill sime elite kirosta raiders and loot their 40 claws, do this 10-12 times, then you should be full, this should have lasted for about 15 minutes.
now go to the war master and do the following steps to exchange all your claws against common tokens(that is, after accepting the initial mission):
rightclick, tell her you got some trophies
click ok in the dialogue
rightclick, tell her you'll give her some trophies, a window will open up
click an empty field in that window(there are 8) and select one of your heaps of claws(there'll be a bunch of odd-sized ones cos of varying quality)
enter the number 5 and click ok two times, then you'll get 5 tokens for your 5 claws
rinse and repeat for about 80-100 times
--
this part lasts for about 30-45 minutes, now comes the fun part, exchanging those into high tokens, you walk over to another npc and do the following steps:
rightclick, dialogue starts
tell him you want to exchange tokens
tell him you want to exchange those for high tokens
tell him that yes, you'll give him them now
rightclick, trade window opens, same as above, select empty field and then select a heap of the common tokens
enter the number 10 and click ok two times, then you'll get 1 high token for your 10 common tokens, interestingly the high ones look exactly the same as common ones
now complete the mission by clicking finish in your journal
rinse and repeat for about 40-50 times
--
this takes about 1 hour upto 1.5 hours
to the above procedures there's two variations,
1. you click take all each time after you got the exchange item, adding one full click to each exchange
2. you leave the temp window open until the end on both procedures, saving about 120-150 clicks, but at the same time take the risk that some idiot who managed to aggro a frahar runs right into the hugest mass of homins he sees, upon which the frahar decides to feed on you, which you don't notice since you spent the last hour with very repetetive clicking and lose all the tokens you had in the temp window
if you managed to successfully complete this you'll have an almost empty inventory again and can call your friends again to kill some more kitins which you can loot, afterwards you convert them again, and call your friends once more to get one last full inventory which you convert until you have 120 high tokens, these you take to the recruiting officer, where you can enjoy a relatively short dialogue, where you give him the 120 high tokens in exchange for a very fine burning axe with properties that no average homin could create
now let's assume you needed 15 minutes for hunting and 1:45 for exchanging per session, this means to get this axe you spent a grand total of 45 minutes defending your home land against the kitin plague and 4:15 hours jumping through the bureaucratic hoops to get a reward(not to mention the health risk to your wrists)

- - - -

how to fix this? simple.
1st npc:
option 1: a script that simply counts the number of claws you hand over and returns the same exact number of common tokens
option 2: 3 dialogue options, exchange 1 claw for one token, exchange 10 claws for 10 tokens, exchange 100 claws for 100 tokens

2nd npc:
option 1: a script that simply counts the number of common tokens you hand over and returns the number of common tokens divided by 10 in high tokens
option 2: 3 dialogue options, exchange 10 common tokens for one high token, 100 common tokens for 10 high tokens, 400 common tokens for 40 high tokens

or just skip the common token vs high token stuff and use just tokens

also they should remove the 40 claw drop on the elite kirosta, it's ridiculous

grandma
January 9th, 2005, 03:42 AM
an image documentary of the matis side of this raid:

http://ryzom.vx3lan.com/ryzom/images/gallery/index.php?nav=%3E2005%2001%2008%20War%20Camp%20Rai d

this image documentary doesn't contain any repeat steps, and was taken back to back as i came up to the steps. Notice how the game went from night time to daytime during the process.

[Edit: aw dang...the post above mine has the steps in text form, hehe...beat me to it!]

xenofur
January 9th, 2005, 03:54 AM
well, your post was quite interesting as well, and i have to thank you for it since it allowed me to confirm my suspicions that the english texts were indeed of better quality than the german ones, sadly we couldn't play with english texts since the community servers only got their respective language installed
and i have to ask what software your gallery uses, it looks nice =)

xcomvic
January 9th, 2005, 04:33 AM
an image documentary of the matis side of this raid:

http://ryzom.vx3lan.com/ryzom/images/gallery/index.php?nav=%3E2005%2001%2008%20War%20Camp%20Rai d

this image documentary doesn't contain any repeat steps, and was taken back to back as i came up to the steps. Notice how the game went from night time to daytime during the process.

[Edit: aw dang...the post above mine has the steps in text form, hehe...beat me to it!]


i was wondering when you were gonna get on and try that....

grandma
January 9th, 2005, 05:16 AM
it's an open source gallery i found. forgot who wrote it, but i've modified it a bit. done in php.

if it's stupid but it works...it's not stupid :0)

joshua01
January 9th, 2005, 06:31 AM
Seems like alot of work for such little gain...

aylwyne
January 9th, 2005, 08:28 AM
I just made a rather lengthy post about my thoughts on this event and how I think we're missing the point just a bit. Rather than repeat it all, here's the link:

http://www.ryzom.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9763

In short, yes, there's some things that are kinda messed up with the whole reward system but the reward IS NOT the point of what's going on (as I see it). The point is we need to be arming our outposts for the coming attack.

Fred1l1
January 9th, 2005, 06:54 PM
But still...these are the 'rewards' that we are getting for doing this thing...supplying the secretion and the claws IS supporting and arming our outposts. However there is little to do BUT give claws/secretion as killing critters doesn't seem to have any use other than getting the claws to give to the guy (in a very slow fashion...)

josephm
January 9th, 2005, 11:09 PM
To my knowledge it's still going on. Kind of a long term quest. So maybe (hopefully) they are working on a patch for it.

perrako
January 10th, 2005, 05:47 AM
I am not sure if I totally understand the crafting thing... from what I've heard, 5 packages = one guard unit (whatever that is). I'm not sure where they appear and what their affect is. If someone could explain, I'd be grateful.

kraegor
January 10th, 2005, 06:11 AM
I am not sure if I totally understand the crafting thing... from what I've heard, 5 packages = one guard unit (whatever that is). I'm not sure where they appear and what their affect is. If someone could explain, I'd be grateful.

the simplest I can make it is that the new NPC guards (and sometimes parts of outposts I think) appear throughout the regions where the arms/armor were turned in. For example, in Fyros, there have been sighting of the new guards in Oasis fighting off aggro :) This makes me one happy camper as I spent the better part of teh day crafting and now I KNOW for certain that it's making a difference...

Takashi
January 10th, 2005, 06:16 PM
Good news friends! Your efforts are paying off. There have been more and more guards outfitted and readied for combat. In Tryker especially, we have recieved reinforcements to help defend the camps. They should be much safer now, although nothing is impenetrable. This should help you prepare further for the coming attacks, which is the grave news i bring you now.

The kitin have seemed to become more aggressive. They have been reported as sending in raiding parties to the camps. Although no damage has yet been reported, they are stepping up their efforts, and so must we Homins, lest we be overrun. So prepare yourselves for combat, keep the supplies steady for the troops, and if you come face to face with a kitin, don't hesitate to cleave it in two!

zarzen
January 10th, 2005, 09:48 PM
Due to the difficulty of foraging secretions in Matis, and the slowness of acquiring them by killing kitin, my guild has been handing in weapons and armor made from normal mats. Doing this we delivered at least 50 military packages to the armory master last night.

I suppose we should have asked this before, but does this work correctly in equipping new Matis guards, or is there some "link" to the foraging missions that, since missing, prevents it from functionning?

grandma
January 10th, 2005, 10:09 PM
Here's what Zarzen(Tarienka) is talking about:

http://ryzom.vx3lan.com/ryzom/viewtopic.php?p=312#312

xenofur
January 11th, 2005, 03:19 AM
Due to the difficulty of foraging secretions in Matis, and the slowness of acquiring them by killing kitin, my guild has been handing in weapons and armor made from normal mats. Doing this we delivered at least 50 military packages to the armory master last night.

I suppose we should have asked this before, but does this work correctly in equipping new Matis guards, or is there some "link" to the foraging missions that, since missing, prevents it from functionning?shouldn't make a difference, since the first few items you have to craft from your own stuff anyways

marct
January 12th, 2005, 04:10 PM
Here's what Zarzen(Tarienka) is talking about:

http://ryzom.vx3lan.com/ryzom/viewtopic.php?p=312#312

As well, last night OmegaV contributed significantly to the effort, I foraged the majority of the materials and crafted 96 Takod shields for the effort, that was 12 military packages. In addition other guildes were doing the same making swords and vests to save Matis.

Let's keep this going, After delivering the last package, I did some scouting and found many many less mobs until I got 100 meters into KoD and was overrun by Overlord Kipees. Right before I was overrun I noticed some NPC's heading my way on the radar I thought to myself, what are the guards doing out this far, I turned and looked and they were 5 Matisian Soldiers, yes their titles said Soldier! As I moved forward and was aggroed, they were not in time to save me.

The effort to stop the invasion is paying off greatly! Keep the resources and crafted items coming.

I still cannot help but think the 1400 mats I needed to pull, if they were secretions would have been converted to 4200 in generic raw materials allowing us to craft 3 times the number of packages. As soon as we can we need to get a group of 10-15 harvesters to that harvesting camp to really put our effort in full swing!

Long Live OmegaV and Atys!

squidna
January 14th, 2005, 06:57 AM
If people are training into the camps, it's for naught. I'm cautioning people against instinctive safety-runs into the camps, and looking into reports of deliberate attempts to depopulate the camps.

Takashi
January 14th, 2005, 10:03 PM
Homins Be Warned!

The Kitin have furthered their presence in our lands. They have created the beginnings of a camp in each invaded territory. They seem to be setting up for another assault but they will have a nearby camp now to supply reinforcements! We must put a halt to this! The progress on their camps seems slow, so they will likely be building it through the night. The karavan and Kami representatives have told us that for some time this evening, the penalty of their ressurecting homins will be lifted. They say that they cannot provide this protection through the night, but will hold out as long as they can. In exchange for this, they are asking that every able homin help in equipping the soldiers for your race. Tomorrow we will push forward into the camps, but today our forces are far too slim! As you equip more soldiers, they will defend towers on a path leading towards the location of the expected kitin camp. The time to act, homins, is now! Craft hard homins, and harvest well!

grandma
January 15th, 2005, 06:39 AM
Images from our reconnaissance mission to find the Kitin Stronghold: http://ryzom.vx3lan.com/ryzom/images/gallery/index.php?nav=%3E2005%2001%2015%20Kitin%20Strongho ld%20Reconnaissance

Exactly what we uncovered is still unknown, as we had a party wipe 100 meters from a very peculiar object in the middle of our path of travel. Our forces weren't strong enough to overcome the waves of patrols that consumed us.

Thanks all that came out, it was great fun!

lootking
January 15th, 2005, 09:30 AM
Images from our reconnaissance mission to find the Kitin Stronghold: http://ryzom.vx3lan.com/ryzom/images/gallery/index.php?nav=%3E2005%2001%2015%20Kitin%20Strongho ld%20Reconnaissance

Exactly what we uncovered is still unknown, as we had a party wipe 100 meters from a very peculiar object in the middle of our path of travel. Our forces weren't strong enough to overcome the waves of patrols that consumed us.

Thanks all that came out, it was great fun!


on the tryker side, we also could not make it to the heart of the kitin camp

at one point there was wave upon wave of kincher attack upon us, we moved ahead maybe 50 meters between waves, it was very intense. in the end a 3 wave attack crushed our forces to death. we are reasonably certain we know where the camp is, as the waves of kitin could be seen coming for 500 yards , out from the camp

we also got a whack more soldiers made because of all the back and forth between camps to get people behind and to regroup etc. was definately making a difference out there. all the guard towers are populated and all the camps have probly 50 soldiers in each. the trek from craft-fight camps was literally aggro free on our lass pass, those guards are really working now i guess hehe

when a guard group is made now, it heads off in the direction of the kitin camp, but we died on our last attempt to stick with them and see where they were going

was killer interesting to see it all go down, thanks all who participated :)

meestor

vguerin
January 15th, 2005, 05:40 PM
Our mounted scouts have found no kitin camps in Matis, and we have covered the whole area several times. What we have found was several additional towers and a few areas where the bark appears to have ruptured. The ruptures do not appear to have openings in them that the kitins can be entering from, but they may have a way to seal them after they come thru and should be watched.

I saw similar anomolies in the bark when they kitins invaded the Nexus, very close to where our forces defeated the boss. Hopefully we can find out more information on these ruptures, we may one day be able to enter the kitin lair thru them and strike at the heart of our enemy.

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xenofur
January 15th, 2005, 05:44 PM
From what i have heard the Kitin's last main force is expected to arrive in about 2:15 hours from now.

xcomvic
January 16th, 2005, 05:01 AM
Matis has been retaken. The Kitin are defeated.

lootking
January 16th, 2005, 06:51 AM
an unbelievable chain of events......


a group of 60 or so, coming in from a long round trip run from yrkanis to avendale and back, without a moment to spare, joined up with the mounting forces in the war camp outpost, and what a force we were!!! there must have been 110 people there, unreal


we literally stormed our way to the boss kitin (name forgotten) and destroyed it within 7 minutes time. we came, we saw, and boy oh boy did we all conquer, a superb victory for matis lands and all homins!!!!


but,

it didnt end there.........

the group, still on fire, calls out to now save the bounty beaches in trykerlands. i was astounded to see people, who had been trekking now and fighting now for 7 hours, without hesitation, move forward with an immediate plan to go to windermeer and group up for an all out assault.


within 50 minutes there was 60 people in bounty beaches. we moves quickly and stormed our way to the Trench border zone respawn point and portal area. then, it was on to the kitin camp.

although the fight team was smaller , we did manage to kill the boss after a long hard fight lasting approx 25 minutes. a fantastic victory for tryker lands to be sure!!! and this could never have been done without the drive, and the cooperation of so many people. thanks all, it was a joy to be a part of it :)

meestor

aldrikoy
January 16th, 2005, 07:56 AM
This just in. Fyros, with the aid of homins of all races, is now liberated from the kitin. As I write, those of the united homin army who can to get to Zora are preparing to put an end to this menance. More will surely follow. Kudos to the united effort!

madnak
January 16th, 2005, 08:23 AM
It's over. It's not going to be so easy for the kitin when we all fight together.

knitcucumber
January 16th, 2005, 12:46 PM
That Zorai boss kitin was sure a pretty blue. :)

amcyr
January 16th, 2005, 01:43 PM
That Zorai boss kitin was sure a pretty blue. :)
LOL. What do you get when you cross a kincher and a Zorai? :D

Congratz to all. Well fought.

perrako
January 16th, 2005, 05:09 PM
I am about to scream.
First Matis Raid a while ago: On newb island.
Cute/Gibbai Raid: Interweb crashes at home.
Nexus event: On vacation.
Raid to fight the bosses: Parents yelling at me and about to be VERY angry because I need to go eat dinner. I was 200m max with the huge group in Matis from the boss.

So does the universe hate me?

grandma
January 16th, 2005, 09:19 PM
Images from the March, Matis and Tryker boss takedowns. Whew, alot for one day!

Another Pegasus March:
http://ryzom.vx3lan.com/ryzom/images/gallery/index.php?nav=%3E2005%2001%2015%20Another%20Pegasu s%20march

Matis Kipuryk stronghold sieged:
http://ryzom.vx3lan.com/ryzom/images/gallery/index.php?nav=%3E2005%2001%2015%20Matis%20Kipuryk% 20stronghold%20sieged

Tryker Kipuryk stronghold sieged:
http://ryzom.vx3lan.com/ryzom/images/gallery/index.php?nav=%3E2005%2001%2015%20Tryker%20Kipuryk %20stronghold%20sieged

Kipuryk the boss, look at how much damage and punishment this guy is taking!
http://ryzom.vx3lan.com/ryzom/images/gallery/index.php?nav=%3E2005%2001%2015%20Matis%20Kipuryk% 20stronghold%20sieged%3E16

lootking
January 19th, 2005, 01:57 AM
awesome Gfunk, thanks for the pics, and great job that day !! :)

meestor

Takashi
January 19th, 2005, 09:00 PM
In what can only be described as a retaliatory attack, the Kitin invaded all four civilized homin lands. After their solid defeat in the Nexus, and their loss of the artifact, of which little is still known, the Kitin saw it only fit to invade, perhaps to recapture the lost relic, or perhaps as nothing more than a show of strength. Whatever the reason, we will likely never know the truth of it. The Homin forces were quick to react, and by the time the kitin had set out to secure their regions, the Homin forces were already building camps to cut the opposing forces off from the settled Homin towns.

Each of the four races of Homin set up a well devised series of camps which, by supporting each other, could increase their overall effectiveness against the invaders. The homin of the lands, at first, were unaware of how they could help push forward the efforts against the kitin invasion, many lost hope, but some carried on. After the purposes of the camps had been explained by their devisors, the Homin showed a renewed sense of strength and their works of the following days showed their enthusiastic support for the cause.

Crafting and harvesting, what seemed endlessly for days, finally showed to be paying off, as the harvesters provided more and more materials, the crafters were able to supply more and more arms and armor to outfit garrisons of troops to fight alongside them. Shortly after these increased numbers became apparent to the Homins, they became apparent to the Kitin. This spurred the first attack on the homin camps, which were the only apparent source of these new fighters who were whittling down the kitin forces. The kitin began to send waves of their fighters to the front lines, and they began to splash against the camps defenses. At first it seemed that the lands were safe, the Matis and Fyros camps were under attack, but the kitin invaders did not seem to be able to pierce through the heavy defenses that the Homin had built for themselves.

After many waves of attackers, it was apparent that the defenders could not hold the kitin off indefinitely, and in the Burning Desert, near the Fyros town of Dyron, the kitin made their first foothold. After the first several waves of somewhat mild attackers, they unleashed a fury of some of the most powerful raiders they could muster. The Overlords, as called by the homin, could make short work of most homin, and two could easily defeat even the strongest homin warrior. This fierce battle was chronicled hereÖ

This attack in the Burning Desert drew the Homins from all four lands and left the other camps nearly deserted. We do not know if this was a ploy, but given the intelligence that these creatures have showed in the past, we can not discount that possibility, but while the homin were fighting to liberate the Fyros encampment, the Kitin set forth and captured the Matis crafterís camp. They held this without question until after the Fyros camp was retaken and the Homins realized what had happened. They immediately met in Yrkanis to send out a war party to obliterate the kitin offensive. Their first attack met with catastrophe. As the homin neared the newly kitin controlled camp, they made a line formation and prepared for a battle. They hoped to kill the kitin a few at a time, but an over-zealous Homin neared too close to the camp, and drew the attention of every kitin inside. They rushed out after the Homin, only to see the army south of their camp. The kitin forces, rushed down and trampled the Homin forces underfoot. This battle was short lived but the homins were undeterred. Having learned from this mishap they set forth to resist the kitin again. As they approached the camp they took their battle formation again. This time however, the utterly unexpected happened. The kitin in the camp in a flash were gone. They had razed the camp and left nothing but rubble, but they had retreated back to the depths. Their numbers where overwhelming, but perhaps having gotten word of their destruction in Dyron, they felt it best to go back for reinforcements. Regardless of the kitinís reasoning the Homins were victorious this day and set back to work to equip more troops since so many had been lost this night.

A calm settled over the lands, as the first attack of the Kitin was pushed back and the camps were made secure again. But this calm did not last long. Only a few days following, the kitin were reported to be setting up camps where they could unleash more forces through ruptures in the bark of Atys. They took time to set up, and the Homin were given a warning to equip as well as they could, to help stem the tide of the incoming kitin. And then it began. It was announced that the Kitin had finished building their camp in every hominís land. There was no doubt that these camps would lead to a bitter defeat at the claws of the kitin. So the homin set out to destroy these camps before any further attacks could be launched. The homin sent scouts to investigate the camps and those who did return unscathed all reported a massive Kitin beast which the Homin had called Kipuryk. There was one of these in the kitin camp of each land likely keeping the kitin on task, and dissuading the homin from any attempts to raid the camp.

The homin, however, had different plans, from which they refused to be dissuaded. They began in Matis lands, where the most valiant warrior gathered at the homin camps to push forwards against the increasing ranks of Kitin. Their work through the preceding days had been paying off, as they saw towers along the way protected by the Homin guards which their armor and weapons had equipped. Along the way they encountered many a foe, but made short work of everything along the way until they were within sight of the Kitin camp. They could see the towering figure of the kipuryk which stood tall against almost any background. The homin set up a defensive formation and sent a brave warrior to try to attract the Kipurykís attention. They succeeded and within a very short time, the lumbering behemoth was upon the hominís ranks. Within seconds the homin had it completely surrounded and were hammering and slashing, and casting as quickly and fiercely as they could. The beast was resistant to every attack and had the health of a small planet, but the attacks of the homin were unrelenting and the kitin master was losing blood. The homins chipped at itís armor with their pikes, and slashed at itís legs until it bled massively. As the battle wore on the kitin showed signs of weakening, until at long last, the blades and missiles tore toppled the creature. Cheers and celebrations were shouted by the present homins. The battle was not over, though, and the cries of joy were quickly muted by the call to arms in other lands. The Tryker lands were next to be liberated. The homin trekked across the lands and made their way to bounty beaches where their next target waited. All the while, the brave Fyros were making their way towards the kitin camp which had been formed in their lands.

As the Homins from the other lands were making their way to Bounty Beaches to force back the kitin there, many warriors of fyros were making their progress towards the kitin leader in their own land. Hanging at the walls to avoid being surrounded the Fyros troops marched steadily southward from Dyron and towards the great enemy. Their numbers were not many, but their will was strong and they refused to be offset from their purpose. Following the cliffs south they cleaved many a kitin en route, and their ranks seemed impervious to the claws of the kitin, and then they saw it. The purpose of their journey. A kitin which rose taller than most fyros buildings, the Kipuryk which guarded the main camp. There were dozens of other kitin around, all overshadowed by the sheer size of the kipuryk. The Fyros knew well the devastating power of the kitin leader, as they had been forced to remove one from their own resource camp and one from their crafting camp. They knew it was nothing to take lightly, but they pressed on in hopes that they would be enough to put an end to it. As they approached however, they drew too much attention, and were spotted by many of the kitin guards. They were immediately beset, and now away from the wall, were almost completely surrounded. It was a dark moment as all the homins fell to the sharpened claws of the kitin invaders. The homins were uninhibited by this defeat and called to regroup and press on again.

As the first attack in fyros fell to the might of the invaders, the gathered homins in the Lakelands began to make their way to the kitin base in Bounty Beaches. Their numbers are plentiful and although they encounter much resistance along the way, they were never deterred from their task at hand. They found themselves shortly toe to toe with the Kipuryk before long, and set their plans to action. They lured it away from it's defenders and set to work on it. As with prior encounters with this type of kitin, their battle was long fought and perilous for any who would venture near the thing. The healers worked endlessly through the duration of the battle while the warriors and offensive mages pummeled the creature with their most powerful attacks. And finally another of the monsters lay slain by the cooperative effort of the Homin forces. More cheers rang through the lands and they began to forumlate a plan to free the other lands from this menace. The Burning Desert was next on their agenda and they set off immediately. The Fyros warriors were still reassembling after their first attempt to destroy the invaders, and the reinforcements were a more than welcome addition.

The newly assembled homins in the desert fought in unity against the invaders. They quickly followed the path last taken towards the kitin camp. This time, they would be far more difficult to overcome. Their numbers were swelled and their persistence unshakable. They fought fiercely until they reached the camp and this time, with little concern for the defenders besieged it directly. The homin warriors tore through the ranks of the kitin defenses and before long they were head to head with the desert's Kipuryk. The battle this time seemed to drag on. The numbers were great, but they were decreasing with each successive victory as many of the tired spirits surely needed rest. Those that remained vigilant, however, were not to be trifled with. After an epic battle, the Homin overtook the kitin leader, and with its body lying slewn on the ground, they made plans to liberate the last of the Homin's lands from these wicked beasts.

So it was that the united homin front moved towards the jungles of the Zorai to finish off the last of the kitin forces. The battle was nearly won as they gathered in the jungles and began to formulate plans for their final assault. Although it took some time to gather, the homin's ranks began to march towards their final target. The jungles would soon be freed from the looming menace of the kitin. The gathered homins made their way through the jungle foliage wasting little time with the aggressive monsters they met along the way. It took little time for them to reach their goal, the final camp of the invading kitin. After a moment's preparation they began their attack. As it had been with prior encounters with the colossal Kipuryk, the battle lasted for what seemed ages. The homins put forth every ounce of strength they could muster and in a blaze felled the kitin leader. The cries of victory echoed around the lands as the last of the kitin leaders was felled and the invaders began to make a mass exodus back to the safety of the roots of Atys. It was a glorious day for all Homins of Atys, and a bitter defeat which the kitin should not soon forget.