Hi, there! This is my first post! 😀
So, I was reading an article in Dragon magazine (D&D Insider), and it told a story about a kingdom. This kingdom was doing pretty well, except that the cadets in the army were selling their weapons and armor for food, drink, and lodging. Why? Because the high ranks (ie. General, Lieutenant, etc.) were being bought and sold be people.
So, then the orcs came over (remember, this is Dungeons & Dragons we’re talking about) and lay siege to the city. The high ranks fled from the battle, practically leaving the cadets to die there. The high ranks were being filled by the leaders that should take them, but it was desperate.
Then, the 3rd regiment (or whatever is was) came back to the city, and although being made of criminals, beat the orcs.
The military had become more serious. For about five seconds. Then it went back to the buying and selling.
One day, the orcs came back. Long story short, the 3rd regiment was away, and when they got back the city was rubble, the people were dead, and the orcs won. Happy ending, right?