The Kwae Karr approach from Linden Way.
The Severed Hand approach from Ashak Rise.
The Vile Rune, having been badly battered at Kachas Pass, elect to lead with their pet giant, Guthrum Mane. It was at this point that the giant's taste for the grape came to its fore. The giant blocked up the pass for quite some time while the battle played out without the Vile Rune.
Having done my bit against the elves at Kachas Pass, I flew to support the Kwae Karr who would be first to test the defenses of the Drift.
In the event both the Severed Hand and the Kwae Karr approached more or less simultaneously.
The orcs braced themselves to face the hail of murderous elven arrows. The approach of the Severed Hand stalled.
The Kwae Karr get stuck right in.
To my surprise they were up and over the wall in an instant.
This left their leader, Magyar Ironfist (Rep 5) facing the elven leader Brommedir (Rep 7). This was not going to be pretty.
Surprisingly Magyar was able to hold his ground. The respite was brief though as Osrim Chardz (also Rep 7), ordered his dwarven engineers into the fray.
The Kawe Karr were barely holing onto their toe hold beyond the wall when the Severed Hand finally got up the never to charge!
They too were up and over in an instant!
I couldn't believe my good fortune. Both orc columns over the wall in their first rush. The battle hung in the balance.
The time was ripe. I circled round and attacked the dwarves from behind.
I (King F'Yar!), plowed through the dwarves like a hot knife through butter.
Soon I was snout to face with Chardz! This would be telling as I was only Rep 6 against his Rep 7. Of course being mounted on a Wyvern gave me a slight edge.
While the dwarf and I battled it out, the melee on the walls continued. Surprisingly Magyar killed Brommedir. My wyvern snapped Chardz in two!
In a matter of moments...
...the last defenders were overwhelmed.
I lost fifteen orcs in the assault on Orc's Drift, to the loss of the 25 or so elves and dwarves that made up the garrison. As these troops were of the same quality as those that handled my boys so badly at Kachas Pass I must put my successful assaults down to luck.
Indeed I had expected a brutal slogging match that would try my patience and instead it was all over in minutes.
C'est le jeu!
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