The VanolosÚ moved, umcomfortable, in his armor.
"Are you sure I must be here?" he asked to one of his bodyguards, some large Antorian Orcs of Schlobohm, mercenaries.
"Well sir... you are the General of Niidea... is good for the moral of the troops" whispered the large orc woman.
"oh... okey then" said the VanolosÚ general, umcomfortable. His armor was dwarven made, the best of his kind (and the best that money can buy). But it was heavy, and the sun make it hot and him all sweaty. He prefeered some more elegant gargments!
With his little small eyes, the orc general looked to the horizont, as the forces under his command -and the enemy army- take their possitions for the coming battle.
The VanolosÚ orcs, unlike their goblinoid and orc bethrens, aren't really warriors... but that doesn't mean, they have abandoned war. They where merchants. And sometimes war can be necesary and beneficial for trade and opening markets...
but even then, all of this war business where some quite irritant business...
The VanolosÚ prefered to fight in the seas: they where sailors. Maneuvring fast ships, or commanding heavy and armored war vessels... but land battlefields? it was so barbaric!
But even there was necesary for the VanolÚ Merchant Cities to have some of their own to command their armies -hired mercenaries, the best you can hire with gold... aaand peasants of their cities, pushed in service-.
But as well it was needed some tusked face to command these mercenary armies, to make them real VanolosÚ armies... some commanding officers normally do it.
The charges of generals and officers where normally bought by the VanolosÚ orc aristocrats, because they meant the possibility of rising in the politics of their cities, and as well, a good oportunity to make business with the supplies of their armies, selling and buying loots and more.
But aside from the money a VanolosÚ general can do from his charge and the parties he can attend, sometimes they needed to do the boring and annoying work of commanding their forces.
Normally, such bothering work was leaved in hands of their mercenary second-in-command... but many times the VanolosÚ generals needed to be there and here to take care of the apparences.
"So... against who where we fighting against?" asked the General of Niidea to his bodyguards, while petting in the head his war walrus, the pet of the army.
"TokerÝ barbarians" said one of the large orc mercenaries.
"Oh, these barbarians don't even know what trade mean!" said annoyed the general. That mean after the battle there will be no much bounty of looting and such."What now?"
"You need to order the assault sir"
"Oh, yes. Began with that" said the VanolosÚ, sweating inside his dwarven armor...
________________________________________For ~fearydistress for his entry in my contest of the world of Aiers
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