Against the Pawn it Brings the Mounted Knight


PART 1: FROM ALASKA WITH LOVE


Kyevisk, Alaska was an outpost town, set on the fringes of the border between the Gulf and Canada's coastal mountains. It served both a military and a practical purpose, considering that the Kyevisk mine was a little less than two miles north of the town and the town sat on the perfect plot of land for a military defense: indeed, the 29th Alaska Rifle Regiment was stationed in Kyevisk. Although the size of the outpost was not impressive it certainly had all the necessary requirements of any good Russian outpost - a lot of alcohol. The 'Frozen Hammer' had been the best and most well-stocked bar in Kyevisk. It was impossible to find anyone who hadn't been there, as mothers took their babies, and the children played around the tables. Frozen Hammer, to a lot of people, was more than a bar; it was a gathering place. However, to Leonid Suslov, the Frozen Hammer was definitely just a bar. He took a seat in the center of the counter, looking around for the barkeep.

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