Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Bump in the Night

November 13th in the year 670 by Kingdom reckoning, early morning

The members of the first shift keep their eyes open but there is no sign of the two young men once they ride off. The camp they made is a decent one, with fallen logs used as benches and a nice fire with plenty of wood. There is a large tree to the West and a stream runs North of the camp about 20 feet away. Members of the group not on first watch fall asleep quickly after such a long ride. It is a quiet night.

At around 4 am, the second shift takes over. Dolgi, Rayna and Thor take up their places around the fire. It is quiet for a time and you think it may be an easy night when Dolgi hears something in the brush beyond the tree.

(The camp is laid out roughly in a circle, with a fire in the center and everyone sleeping around. I rolled dice and determined that the horses are tied up to the Northeast. Dolgi sits with his back to the tree, Rayna sits across from him and Thor sits to the south. The sound was then behind Dolgi and Dolgi was the only one to hear it. Dolgi, you have one action.)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

On the Trail of Minx the Banshee: Into the Night

November 12th in the year 670 by Kingdom reckoning, evening

You strike off into the growing night, moving southeast. For the first hour you founder in the darkness, moving back and forth in a wide arc, trying without success to find the trail. Finally, however, Dolgi homes in and you move with greater speed. The raven returns in the second hour and he tucks into a handful of grain. His mood is irritable but he is uninjured.

Your backsides are growing sore from a day's worth of riding and the ale in your bellies is making your eyelids heavy when Dolgi holds up a signal that the party is to halt and be silent. Up ahead, among a copse of trees 200 yards away, there is a fire. You see two horses outlined against the night and hear the strains of an old drinking song from the flat lands.

(You spent an hour searching for the trail and another 4 hours riding. It's 11 or 12 at night.)

Monday, June 3, 2013

On the Trail of Minx the Banshee

November 12th in the year 670 by Kingdom reckoning

The Lady agrees to keep your wagon and hired men and provide Rethas any space he needs to study. Hamish complains a bit about being left behind but Alis is nowhere to be found. The Lady tells you with a smile that it appears he has taken a liking to a cotter's daughter and is working hard on her fathers house, in hopes of gaining favor as well as chances to flirt with her.

Dolgi easily finds the tracks you had crossed previously and leads the group as stated. He maintains that there were two riders, both heavily laden. You see that they rode at a gallop for perhaps a mile before slowing and turning again towards Bremel.You are glad you left the wagon, as the bandits took a path much better suited to horses than wagons. The trail leads lazily through thickets and across small creeks. It parallels the main road into Bremel but never joins up with the road. It is late afternoon before you follow the tracks to Bremel and lose them in the bustle of the town.

You are in Bremel, it is 5 in the evening and the shadows are already growing long. What do you want to do?