Tiny Fury vs. Giant Overlords Military Conflict in Adazuri | World Anvil

Tiny Fury vs. Giant Overlords

Oddny Goodgirdle didn't mean to start a revolution. She just wanted to save her wife's life.
During the Age of the Placid Orbs, the Halflings and Gnomes of today's Northern Knolls were under the subjection of the giants who ruled the hills. It was a cruel rule, with the giants treating the small folk as little more than animals. Beyond the duties the small folk had to do to keep the giants fed, comfortable, and happy, they also forced them to participate in cruel games for their pleasure.   One such game, The Hunt, randomly chose halflings and gnomes to be thrown into a pit. Once thrown into the pit, the Giants would attack. The Hunt was believed to harken back to the days before the giants lived in relative comfort. Before their every meal was hunted by their small slaves. There was no winning in The Hunt. There was no escaping the Hunt. The Hunt only ended when all small folk were eaten. The game happened weekly and the Royal Giant family would look on in amusement. As tribute, the Giants who participated would bring back the head of their meals for the Royal Snack.  
The Mother
  Oddny Goodgirdle was the head cook for the King when her wife, Elanora was chosen for The Hunt. Despite her decades of loyal service to the Giant Nobility, they never even bothered to learn her name, much less that she had a family. Oddny's daughter, Inny, approached her with the poison.   Under normal circumstances, Oddny would not dare harm her Giant Overlords. In her mind, their size gave them the right to rule over the small folk. Besides, they could never defeat such a menacing race. But she was desperate. Prepared to do anything to save her wife. And so she agreed with her daughter's plan. The Giant Nobility -- so confident in their absolute rule. So disparaging of the Folk they treated like animals -- had never even bothered to employ a poison taster.   And so, it was just before the unlucky participants of that week's Hunt were to be dropped into the Pit that King Isak Ogsak dropped dead. The square was in a panic. The participants escaped. And Oddny was reunited with her wife.  
The Daughter
This is where the story of Oddny Goodgriddle ends. But it was only beginning for her daughter. Unbeknowst to Oddny, Inny was a prominent member of the underground they literally met underground organization known as Tiny Fury. Tiny Fury's aim was to overthrow the Giant Kingdom, throw off the shackles of slavery, and create a self-governing country.   It was when King Isak and the other members of the Giant Nobility began to drop dead that the Tiny Fury revealed themselves. Attacking first the giants who were preparing to jump into the pits. The experience the gnomes and halflings had of felling wild beasts much larger than them aided in their battle tactics. As did the slow-moving actions of the giants. Tiny Fury's bravery compelled others to pick up their hunting weapons and use them to hunt the giants instead.
  Over the course of a week, all the giants were either dead or had retreated in the outer reaches of the hills. As the halflings and gnomes so outnumbered them, the Giants knew they would need time to rebuild their numbers. The war between the small folk and the Hill Giants did not end during that chaotic week. However, it was the beginning of the Northern Knolls Democracy.
Oddny Goodgirdle
Her love spawned a revolution
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Founding of the Northern Knolls Democracy

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Aug 9, 2021 13:28 by A

It is fun to read a different take on how to write an article about war! The structure is so well planned and words just roll in your mind without a problem. Also reading an interesting conflict gives it a huge plus! This makes me want to read more about the relations between Gnomes, Halflings and the Giants today.

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Aug 11, 2021 04:24 by Cassandra Sojourn

Thanks! I'm bad at technical writing when it comes to conflict so I try to stick to the story of the people who make the battles.   I have some ideas for them all. Although giants are relatively rare on the West Continent. I do have some ideas for more kind giants in the Savannah Buffer area that guard against criminals who try to cross back into the Westerly Unions. My favorite pair-up, however, is probably the Halflings in the Arctic Forest who use ODM gear to fight against the giants who attack them there. I was really tempted to write about them during Summer Camp, but they weren't in the region.

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Aug 10, 2021 08:10 by Dimitris Havlidis

Thank you for submitting on my special category! I really hope you enjoyed taking part in SummerCamp this year! Have a wonderful day and I hope we see you on the awards ceremony!

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Aug 11, 2021 04:25 by Cassandra Sojourn

Thanks so much for giving my work a read!

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