The Battle of Darby Creek A Steampunk tale based in the world of Arcanum: of Steamworks and Magick Obscura War, war never changes. The Romani waged war to gather slaves and wealth, The Austurians carved an Empire in their lust for gold and territory, Arronax committed genocide to ensure to supremacy of the Elven Race in Arcanum, but war never changes. In the 19th century, war was still waged for resources and glory. So it was that the Kingdom of Avine, having grown powerful in the wake of the Calistine Industrial Revolution, not to be confused with the similarly timed Bates Industrial Revolution, waged war with the kingdom of Tupappa, the elves of the northlands and the Lukanin Alliance of the Dwarves on the mainland of Calistine. The Elves wished to keep their magickal supremacy, the Dwarves shocked at the ‘abuses’ of the median races of ‘dwarven technology,’ for no human, elf or orc could ever invent the devices of technology, despite the legends of Vendigroth, and the fact that Tomas Whats never met a mountain dwarf until after he invented the steam engine. But the truth matters only in hindsight and that truth is that Avine had grown over powerful, carving out a huge empire from its island bastion. All this made possible by the Royal Navy and... For 2000 years, the Avinish had honed a weapon from Vendigroth, a device more expensive than bow, and less effective against magick than the sword: the gun. That is until now. The Vendigrothian Large Bore Rifle, inherited from the Conquest of Avine by the refugees of Arronax’s fury, it is said every Avinish schoolchild could pick off a crow at 100 yards. Now that mettle will be put to the test. The end of the war is in sight. Across Darby Creek lies Mildera, capital of Tupappa. With its capture, the elves will capitulate, and the dwarves will lose there base of operations, eventually be brought to peace by the blockade of the Royal Navy. Here a hero is about to be made. AN: Will post more in a sec, and then more when I have it. For once I actually have the whole story planned out and hopefully you will find it's continous action scene to your liking. All comments welocme.