Mike's Alameda Campaign
Axesam Strifeminer discovered at a young age his skill (and lust) of thrown objects, particularly axes; the bigger the better. Coupled with a somewhat lower position in the dwarven royal courts, he had the budget to expand these delights without too much royal restraint. With a long heritage of Strifeminers digging up trouble in the dwarven armies, young Axesam set out to earn even more posthoumous awards then his imfamous Dwarven Warlord Uncle (Uncle Baxter “Bones” Strifeminer). Axesam’s one wish in the world would be to lead a host of allies into glorious battle, under his command. Sadly, other dwarves did not take to Axesam’s flying axes and bloodlust for glory, especially those training with him in the dwarven army. None would follow him into battle. One day, as a leader of a scouting party, Axesam made a few unfortunate aggressive commands that lost all of his men. Investigations later found handaxes in the backs of dwarves retreating from battle. Axesam denied the accusations but was cast out of his mountain home. After spending a number of long years considering his fate, Axesam discovered that there is more to life than axes and glory. Young Strifeminer discovered beer. Better yet, he discovered that if his allies survived (as well as he) not only could he drink more beer, but those allies would buy him said beer. This beer epiphany now puts a smirk on Axesam’s face with each axe he throws to save an ally, knowing that his axe has bought himself another beer. His new dream is to lead an army to conquer a land that produces the best beer in the world.