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27th of July, 1361, Island of Gotland
The troops were gathering on the edges of the city of Visby to face the Danish invaders, unleashed by their king to seize the riches and the land of the prosperous swede town. The enemies were battle-hardened Danes, armed with two-handed axes, crossbows, lances, and swords. The town's militia had more men, but they were ill equipped and unprepared. Only a few of veterans were holding the line among the townsfolk, protected by full sets of coat-of-plates. Even them would struggle against the Danes heavy infantry and volleys of arrows, but they were determined to resist the invaders and act as bulwarks for their fellow citizens. History would tell us centuries later that their valiance wouldn't ultimately be enough, but their bravery in the face of a far superior force wouldn't be forgotten.
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