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Hegemony - Lupernikes



Marcos Lupernikes; Spartan deserter, vagabond, general , Kalshodar, punisher of the guilty...


Once, he was known simply as Marcos the Spartan but dramatic events one day changed that. He picked up the name "Lupernikes" or "The Victory of Wolves" that day in what would be one day called Nepal.


The army had been camped on a frozen plain for months while Alexander did gods know what inside the mountain. Big armies get restless when they're inactive; with no enemies to fight, they look for action closer to home.


By this time, Alexander's army was made up of Macedonians, future Greeks, Persians, Sogdianians, Scythians, Indians, various Asians along with thousands of "camp followers" (suppliers, wives, children, artisans, entertainment)...division was already very much present. Some of the younger soldiers formed gangs of the kind often found in less salubrious neighbourhoods.


The "little wolves" ran various extortion schemes, petty theft, prostitution rings, protection rackets...the usual. They were tolerates until they crossed into murder and rape...