GENERAL HORTEUS SHPLEE
Horteus Shplee, general of the Borphean army, was a shrewd strategist.
In 396 BE, he met the forces of Pheebor in the southern plains of
Egreth. The enemy stood on the northern side of the deep ravine that
contained the One River. Horteus' men took their place on the southern
side. The two armies charged, swords drawn. But the excitement of
was quickly doused when both sides reached the river and were forced to
dive in and paddle awkwardly towards each other. Instead of meeting in
the glorious clash of steel that all had hoped for, it appeared more
like a graceless collision of drowning fools. The armies splashed
frantically at each other, hardly noticing the effect of the river’s
strong current. An effect that General Shplee had been counting on.
cluster of bobbing heads drifted rapidly downstream towards Borphee,
where a battalion of Shplee’s men waited with a stockade of granite
rocks. As the soldiers floated by, the battalion tossed the rocks at
the Pheeborian army, apparently enjoying themselves enormously in the
process and not worrying too much about the many Borphean soldiers that
were mixed in with the bunch. This tactic proved quite successful, and
is credited with bringing a very quick end to what would have likely
ended up being a long and pointless war. After this victory, the armies of Borphee sacked and razed Pheebor.