Enlisting: Growing The Army's Numbers
In order to grow an army, legionnaires must be enlisted into its ranks. To do this requires either aideship to the Field Marshall (for city troops) or Captain status in your guild (for guild forces). "Enlistables" are the young, untrained individuals wandering about the land - they can be identified by their names, e.g. "a Parrian man" or "a bard".
Syntax: INTRO PASS/LETTER and INTRO CITY/GUILD
Enlisting troops requires either passes (for cities) or letters (for guilds). These can be obtained by visiting your city-monarch and typing INTRO PASS or from your guild-tutor by typing INTRO LETTER. At most ten passes or letters can be held concurrently. When you have found suitable youngsters for enlisment, present the pass to them via either INTRO CITY or INTRO GUILD; the potential legionnaire(s) will accept the pass or letter and may then be beckoned across the land into a barracks to join your burgeoning army.
2002h, 2002m aex ---intro pass Lady Augustine of Parrius hands you an enlisting pass on behalf of Parrius, commanding you to use it well and see it reaches the grateful hands of some future hero of the city's legions.
2002h, 2002m aex A young man stands here, tugging his fledgling moustache. His eyes sparkle with wanderlust; an enthusiasm shared by Parrians the world over. 2002h, 2002m aex ---intro city You show a pass with the Parrius seal to a Parrian man ("man167543"). He begins to look it over for authenticity. You are carrying out one introduction here, waiting patiently for the neophyte to complete his scrutiny. 2002h, 2002m aex --- A Parrian man has finished perusing your pass and accepts your credentials, eagerly awaiting enlistment.
Syntax: BECKON CITY or BECKON GUILD
Within a barracks, use these commands to summon all enlistables holding passes or letters to your location. The potentials will begin making their way quickly across the land to your position and, once within the barracks, may then be enlisted into your army by typing ENLIST ALL.
2002h, 2002m aex ---beckon city A Parrian man begins towards you. "man167543" beckoning OK (1 for Parrius). 2002h, 2002m aex From the west enters a Parrian man. A Parrian man delights in the Parrius surroundings. 2002h, 2002m aex ---enlist all You enlist one man into the Parrius city barracks.
Syntax: BRIBE < man > WITH < amount > GOLD/GEMS FOR < city/guild >
Foreign enlistables may be converted to your city or guild army through sufficient bribery. Use the above command to make an offer to the potential convert and -if successful - they will become loyal to either your city or guild and may be enlisted in the same way as detailed above. Bribery is a risky act and it may take a higher offer to convert particularly loyal youngsters; this can be reduced in various ways and junior Avalonians are known to be particularly effective in their persuasions...
2002h, 2002m aex ---bribe man with 1000 gold for Parrius You proffer up a bribe of 1000 gold coins on behalf of Parrius. You offer it to a Thakrian man. A Thakrian man receives the bribe and gives you a conspiratorial wink. It would appear your bribe has been successful. The man aspires now to join Parrius.