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The Kingdom of Kalinga
The Indian Subcontinent
The air reeked of smoke and burnt flesh. The army’s main encampment was on the other side of the destroyed city. The only sound was the restless shuffling of hooves from the Imperial Guard’s horses and the snapping of the Royal Lion banner in the breeze.
“How many dead?” Mauryan Emperor Ashoka the Terrible asked his top general, Kathar, who sat astride an ebony stallion that contrasted with Ashoka’s brilliant white steed.
“It is a glorious victory, Excellency,” Kathar said. “We have lost only ten thousand men during the entire campaign.”Continue Reading