Through The Ages Of Guiniloupay

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After many long years of traveling from place to place, a group of guinea pigs finally decide to start a permanent settlement. They name it Guiniloupay, and with the help of their allies, the penguins, they build a new village and begin to grow. But with the town's evolution comes its first enemy: the Mouse Empire.

The mice strike and capture the town, tearing down the wooden walls surrounding the village and replacing them with strong walls of stone. But the penguins and guinea...

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Overview

After many long years of traveling from place to place, a group of guinea pigs finally decide to start a permanent settlement. They name it Guiniloupay, and with the help of their allies, the penguins, they build a new village and begin to grow. But with the town's evolution comes its first enemy: the Mouse Empire.

The mice strike and capture the town, tearing down the wooden walls surrounding the village and replacing them with strong walls of stone. But the penguins and guinea pigs are not about to let these usurpers triumph, and they declare war on the Mouse Empire. The knights of Guiniloupay successfully recapture their town and continue to meet the Mouse Empire on the battlefield, determined to exterminate this vermin once and for all.

It is a triumphant victory for the Guiniloupay Empire, and their leader, King Pengy, decides to travel the globe in an attempt to plant new Guiniloupay colonies. But there are survivors of the Mouse Empire who wish for revenge on Guiniloupay and will stop at nothing until their goal is accomplished.

Can the brave knights of Guiniloupay protect their beloved homeland or will the villainous mice return with blades in their paws and vengeance in their souls?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462023677
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/24/2011
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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Through the Ages of Guiniloupay

Book One of the Guiniloupay Trilogy
By Joseph Brown

iUniverse, Inc.

Copyright © 2011 Joseph Brown
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4620-2367-7


Chapter One

The Beginning

Long ago, there was a small tribe of nomadic guinea pigs that roamed the land from place to place, living wherever they decided to stay. They lived in small huts that they took down every morning and carried with them throughout the day. As the sun began to set at the end of every day, they put their small huts back up wherever they had stopped to spend the night. They held some knowledge of hunting and farming, but only enough to catch small creatures. When they came across a good area of farmland, they planted whatever seeds they had and came back in a few months' time to retrieve their crops. The guinea pigs traveled like this for many years, until the day came when they found an area of land that they knew could support them, and they made their first permanent settlement. The land where they decided to stay was a large, grassy field with some small hills on the northern side, about a half a mile away from a large bay.

Each guinea pig family built small huts to live in, and in time, they had formed a small village. The village only consisted of fifteen huts, but it was large enough for the guinea pigs to live in. They lived within their village for five years in isolation before they decided to grant outsiders entrance to their village. All outsiders still were of the guinea pig race.

The population grew from the original twenty-five nomads to five hundred guinea pig civilians within two years after the guinea pigs opened their village to the outside world. The outsiders that came into the village brought all kinds of information on hunting, farming, fishing, mining, boating, construction, and military training. During the beginning of the third year, Buc, the village's leader, began to train an army with his new knowledge of training. He taught the guinea pigs how to properly and skillfully wield a sword and how to shoot a bow and arrow. Buc knew that if he wanted his village to survive through time, he would have to train his citizens to defend themselves. He knew of what surrounded them; during his travels as a nomad, Buc had seen a couple of large cities, and one of them was very close to the village.

With all of the new farming information that they had received, the village farmers were able to grow and sell a whole new variety of crops. Local fishermen had also increased their supply of fish with the new fishing boats they had learned to construct. Mining hadn't become very popular within the village, for the guinea pigs didn't like to venture underground. The guinea pigs had also learned how to build structures like walls out of trees. With this knowledge, they built a large wooden wall around the village within a two-year time period. The village had evolved into a small town, which the guinea pigs decided to name Guiniloupay.

Chapter Two

A New Growth

Guiniloupay grew larger and larger by the month. The town's population was now five thousand and growing by the week. The militia grew and now had one thousand well-trained knights. The guinea pigs found new soil that was better for farming, which was one reason for the increase in population. Guiniloupay had also formed an alliance with a neighboring village of penguins that was only one hundred miles east of Guiniloupay. The guinea pigs and penguins combined their forces and all lived together in Guiniloupay.

One year after the alliance was formed, the guinea pigs gave the penguins full control over their town because of what they'd heard of the penguins' past. From the stories that they were told, the guinea pigs knew that the penguins would allow their town to prosper and grow through time. Soon after the penguins took control over Guiniloupay, the penguins' leader, an emperor penguin by the name of Penjay Guin, became Guiniloupay's first king. Penjay was fair to both the penguins and guinea pigs, and he eventually took twenty-five soldiers out of the militia to make a police force, putting his son Prince Pengy in charge of it. With all of the new guinea pig and penguin travelers entering the town seeking a good place to live, many of the town's farms began getting robbed of their crops. King Penjay and Prince Pengy hoped to eliminate the crime with the police force. Penjay had two sons, Prince Pengy and Pingy Guin.

Six months after Penjay was crowned, he knew that the city was growing too fast and knew that it would bring enemies. He then had the citizens prepare the outside walls for any kind of attack. The guinea pigs heightened the walls and mounted large shields at the bottom of the wall to make it withstand invasions. They also placed catapults at the two front corners. The town was now ready for battle.

With all of the new advancements that Guiniloupay was undergoing, more and more outsiders came into the town, and the word spread of the civilization. Once word reached the Mouse Empire on the other side of the bay, the mouse emperor wanted the town destroyed and under his control. Emperor Bandit of the Mouse Empire didn't want another major civilization in his parts, for he didn't want to risk losing his city.

Emperor Bandit sailed his forces across the bay and struck Guiniloupay with a force of ten thousand mouse knights. King Penjay knew that this attack was coming, but he failed to prepare his knights for it. The mice charged the front of the city, and when they were in range, the guinea pigs fired their catapults. The boulders that were shot from the catapults killed many mice, but not enough to hold them back.

The mouse archers shot the guinea pigs occupying the catapults and struck the front walls. Once the mice invaded the city, the penguins and guinea pigs tried to hold them back, but they couldn't. The guinea pigs fell and had to retreat out of the city. The mice captured all of the escaping guinea pigs and locked them in their huts with a mouse guard at every door. After the capture of the penguins and guinea pigs, Emperor Bandit had King Penjay killed, and he forced the civilians into slavery. The penguins and guinea pigs were now under the rule of Emperor Bandit, but they all knew that Prince Pengy was their new leader. The mouse emperor now had Guiniloupay under his control.

During his rule over Guiniloupay, Emperor Bandit made the penguin and guinea pig slaves tear down the wooden walls around the city and construct large stone ones. The mice gave the slaves no breaks during the day and very little food at night. After a month of constructing stonewalls around the civilization, the penguins and guinea pigs planned to recapture their home.

Chapter Three

Rebellion

It was not long after the mouse attack on Guiniloupay when the guinea pigs started planning an attack on the mouse emperor. Their plan was not going to be easy. First, they would have to escape from the prison camps and free the other guinea pigs. Next, they would get together and invade the dungeon to rescue the penguins. Lastly, they would break into the royal hall, capture the emperor, and hold him for ransom. It was now time to put their plan into action.

"All right, does everyone know what we're going to do?" asked the captain guinea pig.

"The first platoon will take the south end, the second platoon will take the north end, and the third will take the east end. Is everyone clear on the plan?"

Nobody responded.

"Good, now let's move out," said the captain.

The first and third platoons moved into their assigned sections of the city and had no trouble getting the camps free, but the second platoon had a little trouble. The north end of the city was crawling with guards, so the guinea pigs had to move in stealthily if they wanted to get the others out unseen.

"We'll have to get around the back and climb through a window to get to the others," said the platoon commander.

"But what if we're caught?" asked a private.

"Kill whoever catches you," said the commander.

"Okay, let's go."

The guinea pigs successfully rescued the other guinea pigs and moved onto the dungeon to rescue the penguins that were captured. When they saw the guards in front of the dungeon's doors, the guinea pigs armed with bows shot them all. Once they had freed all of the penguins, they moved onto the royal hall. When they got there, they saw two of the main guards standing by the door, and they killed them in a surprise attack. They were now in the throne room with twenty royal guards and the emperor.

"What? Kill them immediately!" shouted the emperor. The guards charged at the penguins and guinea pigs. The penguins and guinea pigs had no chance against the mice, but they fought on anyway. They miraculously defeated the mice after thirty minutes of fighting and now had the emperor to deal with.

"You do not know who you are challenging," said the emperor.

"Yes, I think we know exactly who we are challenging," said the captain, mocking the emperor.

"I think we can take you."

The penguins and guinea pigs charged at the emperor, but the emperor pulled out the ancient blade of Ardoughne and threw the penguins and guinea pigs up against the wall.

"We're going to need King Pengy's blade of Rawe to defeat him," said one of the marshals.

"Nah, we can take him," said the captain.

"Archers, tie ropes to the ends of your arrows, and get that sword off him."

The archers did what the captain said, and the blade of Ardoughne went tumbling through the air and pinned up against the wall.

"Now kill him," said the captain.

The archers shot the emperor five times, and he fell to the floor in pain.

"Okay, okay, you win. I'll let the rest of you go if you spare me," said the emperor, gasping for breath.

"Fine, I shall spare you," said the captain.

"Now leave our city in peace, or we shall have your head mounted above the throne."

"Yes, yes," said the emperor, still gasping for breath and struggling to get off of the floor.

So the emperor left Guiniloupay in peace, but he was not finished with the penguins and guinea pigs. He planned for a second attack on Guiniloupay.

Chapter Four

The Last Attempt

A month after the mouse defeat at Guiniloupay, the mouse emperor was planning for a second attack on the city. He sent a small battalion of mice across the bay and took the rest of his army around the bay and through the woods to the western end of the city. The watchmen caught sight of the mouse battalion coming across the bay and went to warn the knights and King Pengy.

"To the front walls! Defend the front walls! Don't let them through!" King Pengy shouted to his knights.

The knights did as King Pengy said, but Pengy knew that the mouse emperor wouldn't just send a small battalion of mice to capture the city; he foresaw the emperor's plan to attack the city from the rear. King Pengy took his royal guard and hid in the throne room where the rest of the emperor's army would attack. The mouse army behind Guiniloupay was only a few miles behind the city. As soon as the city was in sight, the emperor ordered a charge at the city to break through the back wall. The mice broke through the back wall unnoticed and started for the throne room. The emperor and his army had to fight through lines of soldiers to get to the throne room, but they eventually made it to the door. The mice broke down the door and charged in, but when they were in, they were surprised that the room was empty.

"Now!" Pengy yelled, and the guards in the throne room jumped out and attacked the mice.

After a short time of fighting, the mouse knights had fallen.

"No, it's not possible," said the emperor.

"How could five knights take out an army?"

"These are not just knights; they are paladins," said Pengy.

Before Pengy was able to say anything else, the emperor ran down into the courtyard where his knights would protect him.

"You are such a coward, hiding behind your knights like that," said Pengy. "Stand down."

"But my lord?" said one of the knights. "That's an order," said Pengy.

"Yes, my lord."

Pengy charged at the mice and took them all out within minutes.

"You now have no knights to cower behind, Emperor," said Pengy.

"Now leave my land at once, or I shall have your head."

The emperor did not obey Pengy's order, but instead brought out his sword to fight. The emperor charged at Pengy with his sword held above his head and went to strike his enemy on the shoulder, but King Pengy quickly dodged his attack and stabbed him in the back. The emperor fell to his knees in pain, no longer able to fight. The emperor died a few seconds after hitting the ground. Pengy then took the emperor's body to the royal cemetery and buried him to give honor for his attempts. The battle was over, the mouse emperor was dead, and Guiniloupay was in ruins. Pengy and his knights got to work at once preparing the city for the next battle. For Pengy was planning for an attack on the Mouse Empire.

Chapter Five

A New Weapon

Two years after the great battle in Guiniloupay, King Pengy was ready to wage yet another battle with the mice. During this battle, King Pengy wished to obliterate the mouse race and rid them from the earth. He knew that if the mouse race was no longer in existence, the citizens of his city would be able to live in peace and not worry about their loved ones dying at the claws of the mice.

After the citizens of Guiniloupay finished rebuilding their city, they began working on new weapons to defeat the mice. The engineers designed a large number of weapons, but all were failures. After all of the failures had been disposed of, the engineers constructed a weapon that they knew would crush the mouse army. This weapon had a small wooden box for two knights to get in and shoot out with their bows. It had six wooden pegs along the sides where six knights with shields would carry it into battle, and it had a long, sharp spear mounted and pointing in front of it. After completing so many of their new weapons, the engineers had to think of what to call them. They all agreed to refer to them as tanks. Once enough tanks had been assembled, King Pengy began planning his attack.

The new mouse emperor knew that he would be attacked by Guiniloupay, and he sent out five scouts to bring back information on their enemy. The scouts left the safe haven of the empire and went around the bay to their enemy's city. When they came up to southern wall of the city, the scouts' leader told them of his plan.

"Each one of you take a side of the city and try to see what is going on inside. Once you have enough information on the enemy's status, we will regroup back at the bay," said the scout leader.

The scouts did as they were told, and in time, they each found a way into the city or to a spot to look over the walls. By the eastern wall were a couple of tall trees. Two of the scouts climbed into the tree nearest to the city and were able to perceive everything that was going on within the city. They observed the engineers as they constructed their tanks, and after a few moments, the scouts had obtained all of the knowledge that they needed to succeed in battle. They hurried back to the bay to regroup with their leader and to tell him of the news with the tanks. When the leader heard of what their enemy was doing, he sent one of the scouts back to get the others that hadn't returned and hurried back to the emperor. When the mouse emperor heard the news of what was happening in Guiniloupay, he had his weapon craftsmen design a tank far superior to those of his enemy. The mouse tanks still consisted of the wooden box, bows, and mounted spear, but the mice had replaced the carrying pegs with stone wheels. The mice designed their tanks so that they would not have to take knights from their army to carry them; they could push them and run through everything in their way. Once the mouse emperor had his tanks completed, he prepared his empire for war. While the Mouse Empire was planning their defense, King Pengy had finished planning his attack and was ready to set out for what he hoped would be the last battle against the Mouse Empire.

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  • Anonymous

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    highly recomend to todays teen readers a must for fantasy loving people

    the first two parts of this book, or the backround story it what it kind of is, is a little dry and rough but it gives a good story to how the city of Guiniloupay comes to be. when you get into the third part is where you begin to read about how Guiniloupay expands itself. part four is very unexpected in a way and threw me in another direction with the book, but it doesnt negatively effect the story in any way. Part five is my favorite part of the story because of the many different adventures that happen. and my favorite seen in the book is in chapter 22 when king pengy finds squirrels and chipmunks and offers to help them in battle so they could live peaceful lives.

    Overall the book is now one of my favorites and i highly recommend it to all fiction readers.

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