The road winds back and forth, the dust kicked up by your troops filling the air. Ser Darvin swigs from a wineskin, swills it around his mouth, and spits onto the ground. Carth winces, before doing the same with a skin of water. He reins in his horse, and drops back level with you, gesturing for the 3 knights to join you. Ser Clatten spurs forward, moving to the other side of Carth, while Ser Ascar moves to next to you. Ser Darvin slows his horse, and waits till he is alongside Ser Clatten."Sers, we should discuss how to approach this campaign, and how we are to throw them from our lands." Carth says, looking around at the group of you. Ser Clatten grins at the language, while Ser Ascar nods sagely.Ser Ascar speaks first"We should make preparations for a frontal assault. Hit them hard and fast. Don't give them time to form up inside the mine, and form a chokepoint. We should be arriving around dusk at this pace, which is the optimum time for such an assault."Ser Clatten frowns."I agree, an assault is best. But we should halt soon, and then continue under cover of darkness.""That seems like a fine way to loose our men in the dark." Ser Ascar cuts in. Carth nods. "I'd agree with Ser Ascar, except for the fact we have no rams, or ladders. We'd need to make rudimentary ones for such an assault to work."Ser Darvin grins, then leans across Ser Clatten."Your troops are better my lord, but attacking a pallisade without a breach is suicide, even with ladders. I'd recommend laying siege, and scouting the mountain. They're in a mine. Mines don't have a single entrance. It'd take time, but save lives and energy. Have the infantry set up a camp, while the scouts search the area. The Cavalry, under the command of one of us, hunts down any hunting or scavenging parties, looking for prisoners. We then torture the prisoners till they tell us if they know of a secret entrance. Sieges aren't won by assaults as much as they are won by trickery and deception.">Question a knight further about their plan? (Write in which one?)>Commit to a plan (Write in which one?)>Formulate your own plan and put it to the group. (Write in.)>Welcome to Thread 2 of House Blacksand. Last Thread we made the house, and Lady, Lady Lissara, who is a charming fighter, married to Carth, who can't really keep up with our sex drive. Our father died of poison, and the man who did it was found in a shallow grave with a slit throat. We found out that bandits had set up in an abandoned mine, and that House Yronwood were pissed off that some fake toll collectors had cheated merchants out of their goods on the Boneway. We recruited 3 hedge knights to help command out forces, and set out to assault the bandits.
>>2819624I am incline to agree with Ser Darvin plan of a siege. We can could even force/convince them to surrender and end it with minimum losses for us.
>>2819624Night assault, we have good disciplined men, who can scale the palisades at night and open the gates. A siege will take too long and it's possible they have a secret exit.
>>2819624>Commit to a plan (Ser Clatten) Use the time spent resting to collect oil and other flammable materials. When we attack, we burn the palisade and roast the bandits inside.
Need to get a twitter QM. Almost missed this session.
>>2819624>Commit to a plan (Ascar)
>>2819661>>2819667>>2819688>>2819706>Commit to a plan (Ser Clatten)
>>2819717"We don't have time to lay siege. We need this done and out of the way quickly. Attacking at night is our best bet, and it will mean we can rest the soldiers now before they attack."Ser Ascar shrugs, while Ser Clatten smiles. Ser Darvin's face falls, before he speaks."You're in command, my lady, so if you're going to do this, you need to think how you're planning to get the gate open. You can try setting it alight, but that's going to take alot of time, and possibly will kill more of our men than theirs, and they'll just retreat into the mine. Best option would be to have the scouts climb the wall, but that could be risky. If they're seen before they get over the wall, we're left without an option, and several dead scouts. And from what I know of my fellows here, none of us are suited for commanding a stealth raid over a wall, though I'd be best for it."Ser Clatten looks annoyed."It's my plan, I should command the scouts. Why should you do it?""Because I was first through the breach at Gulltown, boy. What sieges have you taken part in?"Ser Ascar rolls his eyes, and rides forward, calling for the column to halt at the next plateau. He seems frustrated at the squabbling of the other two.>How to take down the gate?>Scouts>Fire>Who will command the socuts?>Ser Clatten (Warfare Unknown)>Ser Darvin (Warfare Unknown)>Ser Ascar (Warfare 3)>Carth (Warfare 2)>You (Warfare 3 (1 Command))>Who will command the assualt?>Ser Clatten (Warfare Unknown)>Ser Darvin (Warfare Unknown)>Ser Ascar (Warfare 3)>Carth (Warfare 2)>You (Warfare 3 (1 Command))>For unknown skills, you need to speak with them more, to be able to see their character sheet. Finding out all about Ascar's past gave you access to his.
>>2819777>How to take down the gate?>ScoutsSer Ascar >Who will command the assualt?>Ser Clatten (Warfare Unknown)>Ser Darvin (Warfare Unknown)Ask them about their experiences while command. Then we can make a decision.
>>2819777>How to take down the gate?>Scouts>Who will command the scouts?>Ser Darvin (Warfare Unknown)>Who will command the assault?>Ser Clatten (Warfare Unknown)>write inUs and Ser Ascar will follow Ser Clatten into the breach while Carth should command a small rearguard to prevent stragglers from escaping.
Is there still time as we rest to talk to one of the Knights?
>>2819820Yes, but whoever you choose here won't be available as they will be preparing.
>>2819825*choose to command the scouts.They need to get closer and get ready, they can't simply march on the gates.
>>2819811After checking out Ascar's char sheet I'll be going with this. He's a great fighter but not someone I'd trust to lead a frontal assault.
>>2819856>>2819811>>2819807>How to take down the gate?>Scouts>Who will command the scouts?>Ser Darvin (Warfare Unknown)>Who will command the assault?>Ser Clatten (Warfare Unknown)
>>2819860"We'll do as Ser Darvin recommends. The Scouts, under his command, will climb the wall, and try to open the gate. Then, Ser Clatten will command the vanguard, Ser Ascar and myself will follow him up, while my Lord husband will command the rearguard. Ser Darvin, you should prepare your men."Ser Darvin nods respectfully to you, before riding ahead, calling out for Ruger and the Scouts. Ser Clatten glares at his back, before spurring his horse and riding off. Carth looks after the two, and sighs."Well, at least Ser Darvin hasn't been drinking wine. His wineskin looks almost full..."------THE CAMPSoldiers sit on the ground, boots taken off, chewing on dried meat and swigging from water-skins. A cavalryman hobbles the horses, as his fellow soldiers shake the stiffness of the ride from their legs. Ser Ascar is carefully polishing his armour, while his squire checks over his sword, scrubbing off dust. Ser Clatten is adjusting the straps of his half-plate and shield, shifting the weight around so it feels most comfortable. He looks moody, though whether that is the choice of command, or the approach of battle is up for interpretation. Carth quietly sharpens the bolts of his crossbow on a stone, kicking dust up as one of the feet taps the ground repeatedly. His eyes are darting around the camp, and he is breathing quickly and shallowly. >Speak to Ascar>Speak to Clatten>Speak to Carth.
>>2819911>>Speak to Carth.
I want to keep Clatten on as a bodyguard
>>2819911>Speak to Carth.Our boy needs encouragement
>>2819911>Speak to Carth.>>2819955He's too unstable and an Uller rather have Ascar
>>2819970>>2819940>>2819957>Speak to Carth
>>2819970I agree, Ascar seem more than suitable as a sworn shield.
>>2819991"Carth? Are you feeling alright?" you say, slowly approaching him. He drops the bolt he was sharpening, and smiles nervously at you. "I'm fine. Honestly. I'm just a little nervous. Archmaester Hake says in "The Iron Islands-A History of its People" that ironborn reavers feel nervous but excited before they enter battle, so I imagine once it starts I'll be fine.""But you're not an ironborn reaver, you're my bookish husband." you say sitting next to him. "I'll be fine. I'll be commanding the rear, shooting my crossbow." Carth says, staring at the ground. He then suddenly looks up at you."It's simply you I'm worried about. Yes, I'm worried about you." He nods a few times before looking at the ground again, fiddling with his crossbow lever.>Encourage him by pointing out how advantageous the battle is for you (Warfare)>Encourage him by distracting him from the battle by talking about the children (Persuasion (Charm)>"Encourage" him... (Persuasion (Seduce))
>>2820051>>Encourage him by pointing out how advantageous the battle is for you (Warfare)>Also promise a "special" reward after the battle and mop up is done.
>>2820051>>Encourage him by pointing out how advantageous the battle is for you (Warfare)I have 3 knights fighting beside me and a hundred veteran soldiers, the bandits are unaware and unprepared for battle.>Also promise a "special" reward after the battle and mop up is done.
>>2820051>"Encourage" him... (Persuasion (Seduce))
>>2820051>Encourage him by pointing out how advantageous the battle is for you (Warfare)
>>2820094>>2820078>>2820061>>2820084>Give me a warfare roll, TN 13Give me 3d6. Its a hard roll, but has the best outcome. (Carth will actually be encouraged instead of distracted from his nerves)
Rolled 6, 4, 3 = 13 (3d6)>>2820103
Rolled 4, 5, 6 = 15 (3d6)>>2820103
Rolled 6, 3, 5 = 14 (3d6)>>2820103
>>2820132>>2820116>>2820112See that was meant to be a hard roll....(13,15,14) v DC13. 1 degree of success
Rolled 2, 1, 1, 2, 6, 4 = 16 (6d6)>>2820137"Look at me Carth."You take his head in your hands, and move his head so he's looking you in the eyes."The bandits don't know what we're doing, and I'll have 3 knights and over a hundred heavily armoured men surrounding me. I know how to fight, and I can look after myself. We'll walk over those bandits, and afterwards, I'm sure we can find a still standing tent afterwards for some privacy" You shift closer to him, and kiss him on the cheek. "We'll be back in Shadowpeak, toasting our success and drinking the mead the bandits took in a day. We'll be fine."Carth smiles, then kisses you back. He stands, and loads his crossbow. He aims carefully and fires at a nearby bush. There is a squeal, and a wild piglet collapses, the bolt cleanly through the pigs neck. Carth grins, then walks over to collect the kill, calling for soldiers to get a pot ready for some fresh meat to be shared around.Night soon comes, and with Ser Clatten leading the infantry, you and Ser Ascar creep up the path towards the bandit camp. Carth is behind you, the cavalrymen with him, ready to act as reserves should it be needed. Coming closer, you see the palisade wall. About 3 metres in height, long logs sharpened at the top are rammed into the stony earth, then lashed together with rope. Hides are covering the top 2 metres, bound with ropes to the spiked tops. You can see Ser Clatten looking towards the gate, and the whole column waits with baited breath.-------Rolling for Ser Darvin's Warfare (Command)-------
>>2820186I feel bad for Ser Darvin, lots of rolls but a lot are low.
Rolled 3, 4 + 2 = 9 (2d6 + 2)>>2820186>SuccessA torch appears at the top of the wall, and then goes out then re-appears three times. Ser Clatten hurries forward, the infantry following him. The clinking of metal and the thud of boots fills the night, as the soldiers rush towards the gate. The gate opens, and Ser Clatten lets out a wild yell, one that is echoed by the men following him. You pass under the gate, and see Ser Darvin standing at the side, his longax already bloody."6 patrolling guards, the rest seem to be asleep. Though not now." he says, glancing at where Ser Clatten is leading the charge into the small camp.The camp is about 100 metres across, and 50 metres from the gate is the entrance to the mine. The palisade curves around in a semi-circle, stretching from cliff wall to cliff wall. Glancing around, you check to see how the attack is going.Rolling Ser Clatten's Warfare Command
>>2820214>SuccessSer Clatten's attack seems to be going well, but he hasn't kept control of the attack, and now the infantry are spreading out, not focusing on the mine entrance. You can hear shouts of alarm coming from the mine entrance, and lights being lit.Ser Clatten is surrounded by several bandits, lashing out at them as they encircle him. As you watch, he strikes one in the head, blood spraying into the air, as another sticks a spear into his leg. Yelling, he spins, and slams his morning star into his attackers chest, ripping it out, his armour stained crimson by the blood splatter. Ser Ascar runs a bandit next to you through, as Ser Darvin swings his axe into the same bandits neck, pushing the bandit back."Well, my Lady? What are your orders? We need to get this attack focused again, otherwise the ones inside will organise. I think Ser Clatten can handle the ones out here." Ser Darvin says. Glancing behind you, you see Carth hurrying up to the palisade, and taking aim with his crossbow.>Move to help Ser Clatten?>Rush the mine entrance with Ser Ascar and Ser Darvin?>Attempt to organise the assault again? (Warfare (command), DC 15)
>>2820243>>Attempt to organise the assault again? (Warfare (command), DC 15)
>>2820243>Attempt to organise the assault again? (Warfare (command), DC 15)
>>2820243>Rush the mine entrance with Ser Ascar and Ser Darvin?
>>2820278>>2820262>>2820257>>2820266Give me warfare.Roll me 4d6, TN15
Rolled 1, 1, 5, 6 = 13 (4d6)>>2820291
Rolled 3, 5, 2, 3 = 13 (4d6)>>2820291
Rolled 6, 1, 2, 1 = 10 (4d6)>>2820291
Rolled 4, 5, 4, 1 = 14 (4d6)>>2820291
Should've went and kick their asses ourselves.
Rolled 4, 2, 3, 3, 3, 1 = 16 (6d6)>>2820300>>2820307>>2820311(12,11,9) vs DC15Failure"Rally! To the mine! To the mine!" you yell out, raising your spear up. However, the cries of battle drown you out, yoru voice unable to be heard. Ser Darvin curses, and looks around. He points to the cavalrymen, and yells"GET OVER HERE YOU HORSERIDING LOUTS! YOUR LADY NEEDS SOME BACKUP, SOMEONE TO CARRY HER SPEARS FOR HER!". The cavalrymen Carth brought through quickly hurry over, and Ser Darvin turns to you."My lady, you and the saint here take these men and stop those bastards from organising. I'll get these bastards straightened out, and move to support you." He turns away, and heads off, yelling and dragging infantry back into line.Ser Clatten yells out again, driving his morning star through the shield of one bandit, leaving the man staggering backward, clutching his mauled hand. He growls, and marches off towards some of the tents, where a few of the bandits have formed a line, and are holding off the infantry.Inside the tunnel, the lights have become stronger, and you can hear one voice now over the noise of the battle, calling for men to form up and fetch bows.Rolling Ser Darvin's Warfare Command>Charge the entrance with the cavalrymen and Ser Ascar?>Move to support Ser Clatten?>Write in...
>>2820351>Charge the entrance with the cavalrymen and Ser Ascar?
>>2820351>>Charge the entrance with the cavalrymen and Ser Ascar?
>>2820361>>2820363>>2820370>Charge the entrance with the cavalrymen and Ser Ascar?
>>2820371>Ser Darvin uses Leader of Men. Infantry Reorganised!>Ser Darvin's command= Success!Ser Darvin's voice cuts across the battlefield, men listening up and moving to support him. Soon, the remaining bandits outside are being isolated, with Ser Darvin wading towards Ser Clatten, his longax smashing aside swords and shields. You and Ser Ascar lift your shields, and charge towards the entrance to the mine. Entering, you see about 10 bandits holding spears moving towards the entrance. They slow as you and Ser Ascar appear, and as the cavalrymen rush forward. You soon crash into them, meeting the bandits. You find yourself squaring off with a wiry looking man, with an overhanging brow, jabbing his spear towards you.You draw your weapons, and prepare to fight...>Spear and Shield (Less damage, more defence)>Boar Spear (More damage, less defence)
>>2820394>Boar Spear (More damage, less defence)
>>2820394>Spear and Shield (Less damage, more defence)
>>2820405>>2820409>>2820412>Spear and Shield (Less damage, more defence)Give me a fighting roll6d6.
Rolled 1, 3, 5, 6, 6, 5 = 26 (6d6)>>2820426
Rolled 2, 5, 4, 1, 4, 5 = 21 (6d6)>>2820426
Rolled 5, 4, 6, 1, 2, 4 = 22 (6d6)>>2820426
Rolled 4, 3 = 7 (2d6)>>2820430>>2820434>>282044223,19, 20 vs TN 4. (4 Degrees of Success). 2 6s is a critical. (+4 base damage)Damage 7 (3+4) x4= 28. 5 Damage reduction- 23 damageBandit takes a wound.Bandit strikes back.TN 11
Rolled 3, 3, 6 = 12 (3d6)>>2820475Bandit fails to hit.The bandits are outnumbered, and several quickly fall. Both you and Ser Ascar are joined by a cavalryman, who join the attack on your respective bandits.
>>2820483Bandit takes a wound.You attack.6d6 please
Rolled 2, 3, 3, 5, 2, 1 = 16 (6d6)>>2820486
Rolled 4, 3, 6, 4, 1, 6 = 24 (6d6)>>2820486
Rolled 6, 5, 3, 3, 3, 1 = 21 (6d6)>>2820486
>>2820489>>2820494>>282049914,21, 18 vs TN 4. (4 Degrees of Success).2 6s is a critical. (+4 base damage)Damage 7 (3+4) x4= 28.5 Damage reduction- 23 damageBandit takes a wound as is defeated!!!!You and the cavalryman quickly overpower the bandit, your spear striking him through the chest and leaving him bleeding on the floor of the mine. The skirmish has ended with the others, and you quickly press forwards. Behind you, you can hear the sounds of more feet entering the tunnel, and the shouts of Ser Darvin ordering the infantry to clear out the rest of the bandits. You and Ser Ascar lead the rest of the cavalry onwards, entering a gallery of the mine. In the large area are several dozen tents, and several covered wagons, with mules at the back. Around 50 bandits, wearing mail and carrying shields, swords and spears are moving towards the clear area in the middle of the tents, a man wearing a breastplate pointing them to positions. Seeing the advance force enter, he raises his sword, and chops it down, and a small volley of arrows arches towards you.
Rolled 2, 1, 1 = 4 (3d6)>>2820530Shortbow vs TN 11
>>2820536The arrows clatter against the raised shields of your men, and the bandit leader curses. He calls out for his men to advance, but Ser Ascar steps forward, flicking blood from his blade. The bandits look uneasy, and are hesitating in their attack. >Attack now, and try to break them? (Warfare Command)>Wait for the Infantry to catch up, and attack enmass?>Try to persuade the commander to surrender? (Persuasion.)
>>2820547>>Try to persuade the commander to surrender? (Persuasion.)
>>2820547>Try to persuade the commander to surrender? (Persuasion.)We'll spare them and send them to the Wall if they surrender.
>>2820572>>2820564>>2820563Give me persuasion,TN 184d6
Rolled 2, 3, 6, 4 = 15 (4d6)>>2820578
Rolled 3, 5, 4, 5 = 17 (4d6)>>2820578
Rolled 3, 3, 5, 4 = 15 (4d6)>>2820585>>2820588
Rolled 1, 1, 2, 1, 5, 5 = 15 (6d6)>>2820610>>2820588>>282058513,14,12 vs TN 18Failure."Give up! You can't win, we've routed half your forces, and you're trapped in here. Give up, and you'll be sent to the wall. Fight, and you'll die!"The bandit leader scoffs, and spits out at you"Fine words from the whelp of the Beast of Shadowpeak! True Dornish will never surrender to imposed Lords and murderers! Your sons will weep over your bodies, your daughters will service dornish soldiers for pennies, and your homes will burn!"Another hail of arrows flies overhead, and bounce off the shields of your cavalrymen, as Ser Ascar pulls you down, interposing his shield infront of the volley. Behind you, you hear the infantry enter, spreading out. Ser Darvin calls out to you, as your men prepare to attack."My lady, good to see you've got them contained! Lets show these bandit sons-of-hillmen what true steel is!"The leader calls out again, jeering."We'll throw you out of here, and throw you out of Dorne! Go back to your rains Stormlander! You are not welcome here!"There is a loud twang...
Rolled 1, 5, 6, 2, 5, 1 = 20 (6d6)>>2820629Carth- 3 degrees of success.4 damage x3 =12. Damage reduction of 5, reduced to 3. Bandit leader takes a wound.A crossbow bolt slams into the bandits chest, and he topples backwards, crying out. Carth's voice rings out."I don't appreciate bandit scum lecturing me on rightful places after they threatened my children and my home! Men, teach these scum a lesson."There is a pause while what has just happened sinks in, before Ser Darvin yells out."YOU HEARD THE LORD! CHARGE!!!"Rolling for Ser Darvins Command.As the soldiers surge forward, you see archers being swarmed by the infantry, and Ser Clatten jumping towards the clustered infantry. Ser Darvin is next to him, his ax smashing through the shields. Ser Ascar runs forward as well, his sword flashing in the torch light.>Join the charge?>Target the archers?>Go and wait with Carth, who is probably reloading.
>>2820653>Target the archers?
>>2820653>Go and wait with Carth, who is probably reloading.
>>2820653>>Target the archers?
>>2820670>>2820664>>2820663SUCCESS. >Target the archersYou rush off towards where the archers are under threat from the infantry. Several of the cavalrymen join you, and you move to attack 2 of the archers, who just knocked an infantryman down and were preparing to finish him off.Give me 6d6 to attack. Also, say if you want to split your attack between the two archers or not. (Split will be 3d keep 2 for each
Rolled 1, 4, 5, 4, 5, 6 = 25 (6d6)>>2820689Think we can afford to split on some shitty archer
Rolled 5, 2, 1, 5, 4, 6 = 23 (6d6)>>2820689Split
Rolled 4, 5, 4, 5, 6, 2 = 26 (6d6)>>2820689
Rolled 6, 2, 3, 1, 6 = 18 (5d6)>>2820706>>2820711>>2820713 Best roll is 10 and 12 vs TN 7 (0 degrees, 1 degree)Damage is 3. 1 Archer takes 3 damage, the other take 6.1 archer takes 1 injury.Cavalryman attacks 1 archer.
Rolled 2, 3 + 1 = 6 (2d6 + 1)>>2820724Archer takes 1 wound. Archers attack back.
>>2820729Miss.Another round of attacks6d6 again please.
Rolled 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 4 = 19 (6d6)>>2820734
Rolled 1, 5, 4, 5, 2, 5 = 22 (6d6)>>2820734
Rolled 2, 6, 2, 1, 5, 2 = 18 (6d6)>>2820734
Rolled 5, 5, 5, 4, 1, 3 = 23 (6d6)>>2820734
>>2820745>>2820749>>282075617, 20, 16 vs TN 7.Archer takes a wound.Archer is defeated.With the intervention of your cavalry, the minority of infantry who attacked the archers soon overwhelm them and soon, several are surrendered, while the rest are dead. The bandits in the centre are routed as well, with Ser Clatten standing bloodied over the mangled body of the bandit leader, his eyes looking for more enemies. Ser Darvin leans on his Longax, before calling for some soldiers to begin clearing the gallery of bodies, and to start searching. Carth comes over to you, and checks you over for damage, checking for holes in your armour. Pushing his hands away, you look around, at the gallery, where infantry are starting to search the tents, while a few others begin leading prisoners out of the gallery. Some of the cavalrymen are walking over towards the wagons at the back of the gallery, and Ser Ascar has already arrived, glaring at any soldier who gets too close.>Find a private place with Carth, that should stop his fussing...>Join the search of the tents.>Inspect the wagons
>>2820776>Join the search of the tents.
>>2820776>Find a private place with Carth, that should stop his fussing...
>>2820776>Join the search of the tentsJust a little bit more, he can wait.
>>2820790>>2820782>>2820786>>2820787>Join the Search of the tentsShaking Carth off, you head over to the small collection of still standing tents, where several infantrymen are routing through them. You head to the largest one, and stepping inside, you see two infantrymen tipping out a small chest, one comparing boots to his own, the other comparing a shirt. When they see you, they straighten up, and bow, quickly heading out. There is little of interest in the tent, other than a small box, containing papers. Most seem to be lists, recording food stocks and disciplinary actions, unusual for a bandit camp. However, at the very bottom of the box, is a sheet of paper written in a language you do not recognise. Folding it up, and tucking it away, you duck out, after shaking out the straw mattress to check for valuables. Once you step outside, the two soldiers who were there before you, enter again. It appears they were "standing guard" as you searched.Ser Darvin walks over to you, and bows, his tone crisp and clear."Ser Ascar has secured the wagons. Several loads of lumber, a few barrels of mead, and what looks like an entire wagon of mail shirts, spears, shields, longbows and arrows. All well made, not at the level of castle-forged, but close. Sort of thing I'd expect from an army supply wagon, but there's been no traffic like this on the Boneway, or around these parts, as far as Scout-Captain Ruger knows. Ser Clatten is outside, overseeing the burning of the dead bandits. Most of the prisoners are claiming they are bandits, and are asking to take the black rather than face your punishment. They made several appeals to me to promise them they could take the black. It's quite a reputation your father developed.">Gain 1 power and 1 upgrade to any unit listed here.>Apply Upgrade to>Infantry (Armour goes from 3->5)>Scouts (Damage goes from Athletics->Athletics+1)>Ask Ser Darvin about the letter?>Go and find Carth?>Ask Ser Darvin a question? (write in.)
>>2820824>Infantry (Armour goes from 3->5)>Go and find Carth?Our Maester would be a better equipped to decrypt this letter.
>>2820824>Infantry (Armour goes from 3->5)>Go and find Carth?
>>2820824>Infantry (Armour goes from 3->5)>Ask Ser Darvin a question? (write in.)Look for any letters or items connecting the bandits to noble houses or outside parties in general>Go and find Carth?
>>2820824>Infantry (Armour goes from 3->5)>Go and find Carth?>Ask Ser Darvin a question? (write in.)Look into the markings of these weapons, who made them and where?
>>2820845>>2820850>>2820858>>2820873>>2820906>Infantry (Armour goes from 3->5)>Go and find Carth?"We'll equip the armour to our infantry. We'll keep the bows, and store them in the armoury. See to their transport, and the rest of the wagons. Don't let the soldiers get to the mead. Also, please check over the loot the soldiers take. Any letters, or items that look out of place, can you take. Give them some money in recompense. ANd check for smith signs on the armour. We might find who made this armour.""Yes my Lady."You head back through the camp, wondering about the letter folded in your pocket. You decide to wait till you are back with Borrell before pursuing this further, no sense in worrying about things that can't be helped. As you head towards the exit, you see Carth, crouched in front of a tent, reading a book he's clearly found somewhere. Moving slowly up behind him, you push him into the tent, and follow him, laughing as he gasps from landing on his chest. Turning over, Carth gawps up at you, as you begin unbuckling the breastplate covering him chest, and then shrug off your ring armour."I did promise we'd find somewhere private. And they say battle is amazingly arousing.""Its the sense of victory. Maester Ormund compares it to the excitement from a hunt, or from acheiving someth...""Carth. Please be quiet." you say, kissing him, and shutting him up that way.>Thats all for tonight, see you tomorrow at the same time. (1900 UTC)
>>2820914Thank you for running
>>2820873And I'll sort out a twitter. I'll post it next session
>>2820914Thanks for running!The old thread needs to be archived btw
>>2820940Archive is done, PDFs don't work, but the images do. I'll try converting the pdfs to jpgs for future use.
"To Victory" you call out, and a cheer goes up from the hall. Filling the hall is nearly 100 people, eating and drinking is celebration of the victory over the bandits. Since your father's poisoning, there has been little to celebrate, so many of the soldiers are taking this chance to do so. The bandits have several wild pig carcasses stored in the mine, two of which are currently being eaten, while two more are roasting in the courtyard, where the other soldiers are feasting as well. Ser Darvin, Ser Clatten and Ser Ascar are with you, Maester Borrell and Carth at the top table, and Ser Darvin raises his cup in salute at the toast, before indicating for another cup. With the opening toasts finished, Ser Clatten stands and moves down towards where an arm wrestling contest has broken out. Ser Ascar begins eating, while Carth and Maester Borrell begin a discussion over the benefits of road tariffs vs gate tariffs. Looking out the door, you can see a small circle has formed, where two soldiers seem to be fighting, stripped to the waist and bare-knuckled. Children run around the legs of adults, shrieking, making you thankful for the nanny having taken the children deeper into the castle, where they wouldn't be underfoot. >What do you want to do?>Speak with Ser Darvin?>Speak with Ser Clatten?>Speak with Ser Ascar?>Speak with Maester Borrell and Carth?>Write in....Also, twitter isn't sending the verification email, so screw getting a twitter. I'll always post the time I'll be running next at the end of the thread.
>>2822516>Speak with Maester Borrell and Carth?Show them the letterIt's probably eaten by your spam filter
>>2822516>Speak with Maester Borrell and Carth?
>>2822542>>2822547>>2822548Approaching the two, you put your goblet down hard, making a loud bang."I thought this was a feast, not a conclave! Anyway, I have some things to ask you....">The letter>The Payment to the Yronwoods>The Hedge knights
>>2822588>>2822590>>2822605You pull the letter from where you stored it, and unfold it on the table. Maester Borrell leans over, and peers at it, while Carth looks quizzically at you. "What's this?""A letter I found in the bandit leader's tent. I got it before the soldiers turned the place inside out. It was with a whole pile of papers and lists, and I can't read it. It might be a code?"Borrell examines the letter for a few more moments, then looks back at you."Its not Valyrian, or any of the free city languages, but it is similar in how it constructs itself. If my lady would allow me, I need to compare this to some samples. I might be able to find the language."Carth nods. "If we could translate this we could find who supplied the bandits. They seemed more organised and better equipped than mountain bandits should."Maester Borrell inclines his head, and rises from the table."With my Lady's permission, I'll make a start now. While this is a lovely feast, I do prefer the quiet of my study."Nodding permission, you and Carth turn and survey the hall. Ser Clatten has just lost an arm wrestling match with an infantry man, and appears to be sulking into his goblet. Ser Darvin is playing dice, and Ser Ascar is leaning against a pillar, talking to one of the maids in a low tone.>Keep talking to Carth about the Hedge Knights?>Keep talking to Carth about the payment to the Yronwoods>Talk to Ser Darvin>Talk to Ser Clatten>Talk to Ser Ascar.
>>2822625>Keep talking to Carth about the payment to the YronwoodsDo we have enough?
>>2822625>Keep talking to Carth about the payment to the YronwoodsHow much loot did we take from the bandits?
>>2822625>Keep talking to Carth about the payment to the Yronwoods
>>2822636>>2822633>>2822635"I imagine news of this will spread quickly, which means it won't be long till the Yronwoods start asking about the payment. I'm guessing you took stock of what we took?""I did, and its fairly plentiful. We got several dozen longbows, with spare strings, and plenty of arrows, several loads of lumber, and a few barrels of mead. The mead is currently being drunk, but the others can be sold. We've got 50 dragons currently spare, but we'll need to sell some of the loot to make up the rest."Carth takes out a small wax tablet from his belt, and begins to draw on it. He sketches for a few moments more, then looks up."The longbows would be useful if you wanted to raise a force of archers, and lower the investment needed. The same however, could be said for the wood, which would be very useful for building projects."Sliding the tablet over to you, he taps the top of it.>Sell the Longbows for 100 dragons.>Keep the Longbows (1 power discount for raising archers)>Sell the Lumber for 300 Dragons.>Sell the some of the lumber for 100 Dragons keep the rest. (1 discount on next wealth purchase)>Keep all the lumber (2 discount on next wealth purchase)
>>2822657>Keep the Longbows (1 power discount for raising archers)>Sell the Lumber for 300 Dragons.
>>2822657>Sell the Longbows for 100 dragons.>Keep all the lumber (2 discount on next wealth purchase)Infantry > archers
>>2822666>>2822672>>2822674"We'll keep the longbows, and sell off the lumber to make the payment. We don't even know how fortunate the season will be to us for us to plan for a construction.""I'll speak to some lumber merchants I know. There's always a demand for good quality lumber in Sunspear, maybe I can find some buyers there."Carth pauses to take a bite of meat, and for his goblet to be refilled. "Now, we need to discuss the hedge knights. Ser Darvin seems to be very experienced, and a skilled fighter. We need someone who can command like him. The fight could have gone very poorly for us if he hadn't rallied the infantry and re-organized them. However, if he's a drunk, I don't know if we can rely on him. Ser Ascar is more noble, definitely, but he seems to like tournaments. We don't have the money to put them on, and he may be disgruntled. As for Ser Clatten, he's young, and a viscous fighter, but he seems to be everything an Uller is meant to be. He seems to have an exaggerated view of his abilities as well. I'd hate to have him serve us, then through away soldiers because he's over-confidant. But you've spent more time with them. What do you think?">Keep all of them?>Keep 2, (Write in...)>Keep 1, (Write in...)
>>2822698>Keep 1, (Write in...)Ascar. He's the most trustworthy one.
>>2822698>Keep 2, (Darvin and Ascar)We can send Ascar to tourneys in our name and try to control Darvin's drunkenness, but can't have a treacherous snake in our household.
>>2822698>Keep 2, (Darvin and Ascar)
>>2822710>>2822720>>2822728>>2822736"We'll offer Darvin and Ascar a chance for prolonged service. Darvin's valuable, his ability to command is something we need. Ascar is honourable, and with Darvin here, we can afford to send him to tournaments in our place. Clatten is too unstable. I saw him fighting, and he seems... overly violent."Carth nods."Darvin seems to know what he's doing regarding leading troops, and Ser Ascar looks far more like a knight. He'd be a good representative at tourneys though if he looses we could find ourselves absorbing some hefty costs."Carth surveys the hall, picking out Clatten where is nursing a goblet of wine."I'd agree with you, but persuading Clatten to not take it poorly might be hard. He seems to be in a bad mood, and might be drunk by now. How are you going to approach it?">Talk to the Knights this evening?>Talk to the Knights the next morning?>Talk to Ser Darvin and Ser Ascar now, Ser Clatten in the morning?>Talk to Ser Clatten now, Ser Darvin and Ser Ascar in the morning?
>>2822753>Talk to the Knights the next morning?
>>2822761>>2822765>>2822770"I'll speak to them in the morning. I don't feel like discussing important decisions with battle-trained knights while they are drunk. But, enough of business. This is a feast after all, and you've been hiding your face with Borrell."Waving towards a minstrel who was brought up from the port, you grab Carth by the hands and drag him towards the middle of the hall. The minstrel strikes up a marcher ballad, as you and Carth begin to dance. Several soldiers join you, partnering up with various maids or wives, depending on how confidant they feel. The rest of the evening passes in a whirl, Carth and you being cheered by the soldiers, Carth trying to lift you over his head, managing for a few seconds, and then slipping, with you landing on-top of him, Ser Ascar dancing with you, Ser Darvin treating everyone to a rendition of "Bessa the Barmaid" that seems to have more than a few verses changed from the original and finally, Carth carrying you up to your chambers, while you hiccup and weep over how pretty Carth would look with daisies in his hair. ----Roll Endurance.3d6. TN 15.
Rolled 2, 3, 6 = 11 (3d6)>>2822803
Rolled 5, 5, 4 = 14 (3d6)>>2822803
Rolled 6, 3, 4 = 13 (3d6)>>2822803
Rolled 4, 4, 6 = 14 (3d6)>>2822803
>>2822806>>2822813>>2822819The sun hurts. The sheets itch. Your head feels like a forge, and Carth is waking you up. Blinking, you raise your head, and clutch at your throbbing temples. "Someone shouldn't have drunk so much." Carth says, gently shaking you awake."I'm fine, I can handle this..." you mutter, reaching for the side of the bed to help you move. Pulling yourself upright, you sit on the side of the bed, as Carth moves next to, resting your head on his chest. He hands you a goblet of water, and brushes a strand of hair from your face, as you sip on the water. Once you drink the water, you feel slightly better. Carth points to a small bowl on a tray at the end of the bed."I asked the cooks to send up some porridge. I thought you wouldn't be up to meat or anything too rich."Murmuring thanks, you take the bowl from him, and begin slowly spooning the porridge into your mouth."You do need to speak to the knights. Clatten passed out in the stable, and punched the servant who tried to move him, so he was left there. Darvin is seemingly none the worse for ware, after he dunked his head in a trough. Ser Ascar is fine, he didn't get drunk, though one of the maids was seen leaving his room early this morning."Carth peers at you concernedly."I could speak to them if you don't feel up to it.">You have a -1D to all abilities.>Ask Carth to speak to Ser Darvin and Ser Ascar, you'll handle Ser Clatten?>Ask Carth to speak to Ser Clatten, you'll speak to Ser Darvin and Ser Ascar?>Ask Carth to speak to all the knights?>Say you'll speak to all of them, just give you some time to get your head together.
>>2822872>Say you'll speak to all of them, just give you some time to get your head together.They came for us, not Carth.
>>2822872>Say you'll speak to all of them, just give you some time to get your head together.
>>2822872>Say you'll speak to all of them, just give you some time to get your head togetherTry our best to look composed.
>>2822877>>2822883>>2822886"I'll speak to all of them. I just need some time to focus. Could you ask a servant to bring my dress? It should be clean by now no?""Alright, my love." Carth leans in and kisses your brow, before leaving. A few minutes later, your dress is delivered, cleaned and repaired after your trip to the Vulture's Roost. Changing, you have the maid brush your hair, as you wash your face. Standing slowly, you prepare to speak with the three knights.>Speak with Ser Darvin first?>Speak with Ser Ascar first?>Speak with Ser Clatten first?
>>2822899>Speak with Ser Ascar first?
>>2822899>Speak with Ser Darvin first?
>>2822907>>2822904>>2822901Heading through the castle, you make your way to Ser Ascars room. Knocking on the door, you wait till you hear Ser Ascar speak from inside."Yes?""Ser Ascar, its Lady Lissara. I was hoping we could speak about your future here."The door opens, and Ser Ascar is standing there, a rough woolen smock covering him. Through the door, you can see a sparse room, with a small table bearing 7 statues in the back. Ser Ascar bows his head."My lady. How can I help you?">Ask him to stay, focusing on how impressed you are by him? (Persuasion Charm)>Ask him to stay, attempting to seduce him? (Persuasion Seduce)>Ask him to stay, pretending to be scared for your life with your position? (Deception)
>>2822955>Ask him to stay, focusing on how impressed you are by him? (Persuasion Charm)
>>2822955>Ask him to stay, attempting to seduce him? (Persuasion Seduce)Seems to be more in character
>>2822986>>2822982>>2822957>>2822963Give me charm, 5d6 TN 12
Rolled 5, 1, 4, 1, 3 = 14 (5d6)>>2823020
Rolled 1, 2, 3, 6, 5 = 17 (5d6)>>2823020
Rolled 1, 6, 4, 5, 4 = 20 (5d6)>>2823020
Rolled 3, 5, 2, 1 = 11 (4d6)>>2823022>>2823031>>2823033Rerolling ones
>>2823022>>2823031>>282303314, 14, 15, 1 Degree of Success.Focusing intently, you curtsy carefully, avoiding any sign of the ringing of your head. You enter the room, and see the bed has been stripped of all but the mattress, leaving only a single blanket on top. "Myself and Lord Carth were very impressed, not only by your skill at arms in driving off the bandits, but also in your piety. We would desire to offer you and Ser Darvin a chance to swear fealty to the house. Ser Clatten, we deem too young, and inexperienced. We would gladly offer him the same chance once his head has cooled, and he has aged."Ser Ascar looks slightly surprised, but drops to his knee."My lady, I have not entered service till now, for fear of finding myself partaking in unjust actions, sacking and burning the towns of the innocent. But your actions in the matter of these bandits have persuaded me that you are worthy of service. I will gladly swear fealty to you!"He draws his sword, and rests it point first on the floor."I swear to serve House Blacksand, and its scions, till either breath leaves my body and the Stranger take me, or my Lord see fit to release me!""Rise, Ser Ascar. Welcome to the service of House Blacksand."Leaving Ser Ascar, you feel your head spinning slightly. The mead really played with your head, you had only drunk wine before then.>Who next to speak to?>Ser Clatten>Ser Darvin
>>2823068Ser Clatten mentioned our father was poisoned when we haven't told anybody yet. We should make sure to bring that up.
>>2823081>>2823078>>2823072>Ser DarvinHeading down the corridors of the castle, you exit, into the main hall. Ser Darvin is seated there, eating from a small platter of bread and dried meat, chatting with one of the servants who is sweeping the floor next to him. Upon seeing you, he stands, bowing his head."My Lady. Good to see the mead didn't keep you abed. I'm guessing this is when you tell me you no longer require me service. Not a problem, I didn't think I'd be staying here long. I be gone by tomorrow morn. You may want to consider employing Ser Ascar though. He's too good for the hedge knights life, too pure."Taken aback, you can barely get a word in edgeways, till he takes a long draught from the flagon next to him."Ser, I sought to employ you here, as a sworn sword. Not cast you out. I desire your service. I have already sought the service of Ser Ascar, and he has agreed."Ser Darvin pauses, then looks genuinely surprised."Huh. Well, My lady, I'm your man. Through thick and foul, by the Old and the New, whatever you want my to swear. Consider it done.">Ask Ser Darvin why he thought you'd refuse his service>Ask Ser Darvin about Ser Clatten?>Go to Ser Clatten
>>2823148>Ask Ser Darvin why he thought you'd refuse his service>Ask Ser Darvin about Ser Clatten?
>>2823148>>Ask Ser Darvin about Ser Clatten?>>Go to Ser ClattenMaybe he thought no one wants to hire a drunk
>>2823163Well, I'm hoping he'll give more insight to his personality and history if we inquire.
>>2823148Do all three in that order desu.
>>2823153>>2823163>>2823190I'll do >>2823190Give me a persuasion roll, TN 95d6
Rolled 5, 6, 4, 3, 2 = 20 (5d6)>>2823207
Rolled 5, 5, 2, 4, 4 = 20 (5d6)>>2823207
Rolled 5, 6, 6, 4, 3 = 24 (5d6)>>2823207
>>2823232>>2823227>>282321115, 14, 17. 2 degrees."Why would you think I'd refuse your service? You are a skilled knight, any lord would be glad to have you as a knight-captain.""Well, m'lady, the way I became a knight isn't the most honourable. I was a ship captain, hunting pirates in Gulltown. When his Majesty declared his rebellion, and Lord Arryn raised his banners, Lord Grafton refused. He orders the ships back to port. I went up the coast, and took some of the Kings men onboard. I sailed them in, and they fired the grain supplies, forcing Lord Grafton to sally out, where the King Robert slew him. I was knighted, and stayed with Lord Arryn's forces till the end of the war. Most lord don't want my service, either because they're dragon lovers, or because I'm an up-jumped ships captain. Your father being similar to me, I thought he might have, but your husband being traditional lord like, and you two being in love, I thought you'd not approve of me."Surprised at this revelation, you move on to possibly the hardest part of your day. "I'm not sure how to approach the same subject with Ser Clatten. We don't want his service. What do you think?""Ser Clatten. You've only seen him fight once, I've seen him on multiple occasions. There's something not right with that boy. He seems to only want to kill when his blood is up, if he didn't have that half-plate, he'd be dead. When he gets hurt, it only makes him more violent. I'm sure some Lord will find a use for him, but I wouldn't have him here, unless you plan on waging war on your neighbours in the next few months. Be honest with him, don't soften the blow. He'll appreciate that. Don't try to lie to him, not only will he hate you if he finds out, but he knows with the younger Martell. And he'll use that simply to spite you.""Thank you Ser Darvin. I appreciate your candour."Heading outside, you see the door to the stable is open. Inside, you can hear the sounds of someone moving around in hay, before Ser Clatten rolls out. His hair is full of straw, and the front of his tunic is stained a darker red.>Inform him you don't need his service anymore (Persuasion)>Lie to him, saying Ser Darvin and Ser Ascar have left already, and are waiting for him at Vulture's Roost? (Deception Bluff)>Write in..
>>2823336>Inform him you don't need his service anymore (Persuasion)
>>2823336>>Inform him you don't need his service anymore (Persuasion)
>>2823336>Inform him you don't need his service anymore (Persuasion)>Write in..Ask about why he mentioned that our father was poisoned when the report is he died from bad lion meat.
>>2823364>>2823363>>2823362>>2823349>>2823343Give me 4d6 please.
Rolled 3, 4, 6, 3 = 16 (4d6)>>2823373
Rolled 6, 1, 3, 3 = 13 (4d6)>>2823373
Rolled 4, 3, 3, 5 = 15 (4d6)>>2823373
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>2823378Rerolling 1sQuestion has been noted
>>2823389>>2823378I could've been the hero we needed
>>2823400Everyone hates us anyways
Rolled 2, 2, 3, 6, 6, 2 = 21 (6d6)>>2823377>>2823378>>2823383>>282338913,12, 10 VS TN 12"Ser Clatten, I am sorry to say, both myself and my Lord Husband do not wish to continue your service at Shadowpeak. We thank you for your service, and are willing to offer you one more night of hospitality, so you can make ready for the trip ahead, but that is all."Ser Clatten blinks owlishly at you a few times, before slumping."Fair enough. I'm not the most likeable of people to non-dornish. Will I be travelling alone, or will the others be joining me?""Ser Ascar and Ser Darvin have taken up service here. So you will traveling alone. I do, however, have a question for you. How did you know my Lord Father had been poisoned, not simply taken ill?"Ser Clatten blinks a few more times, then laughs. "Because the House that did it bragged about it to all the Dornish Houses west of Godsgrace. They can't let Prince Doran know their upsetting his peace, but they'll show their strength. My Uncle told me, said a raven had come.""Who? Who did it?" you say, moving closer. Ser Clatten throws up his hands."I'm not spoiling the surprise. Suffice to say, you have enemies in the Red Mountains, enemies who do not want your line to endure. They'll be more conventional with you, since you haven't massacred any soldiers yet. Now, I think I'll leave. Don't want you getting any ideas of the dungeons loosening my tongue."Ser Clatten pushes past you, and staggering slightly, leads his horse out. He mounts, and rides for the gate, his horse already fully laden. His sand steed is gone before your head can make sense of what he's just said... -----Gained1 Power4 Glory4 experienceDefence: 30 (30 SpentInfluence: 39 (35 spent)Lands: 45 (45 spent)Law: 22Population: 21Power: 46 (45 spent)Wealth: 26 (25 spent)Next House Fortune: 2 MonthsRolling for Carth's Knowledge Economics, to sell the Lumber, TN 12
>>282347721 vs TN 12 (3 Degrees of Success)Carth sells the Lumber for 500 Dragons100 Dragons sent to Yronwood400 Dragons converted into 2 WealthDefence: 30 (30 SpentInfluence: 39 (35 spent)Lands: 45 (45 spent)Law: 22Population: 21Power: 46 (45 spent)Wealth: 28 (25 spent)Current DiscountsMarket (-1 Cost)Wealth Development (-1 Cost)Archers (-1 Power Cost)>Thats all today folks. Same time tomorrow, 1930 UTC
>>2823477Slight mistake on Ser Darvins Char Sheet, his Combat Defense is 10, not 7, and his health is 16 not 12.
>>2823477>>2823495Good session, we got a lot done even if it was only in a span of a day. Now we at least know our enemy is in the Red Mountain, which probably isn't that much of a surprise. I'm betting House Fowler, Manwoody, or Blackmont, based on the riders heading west after killing the dude.
>>2823495Thank you for running
>>2823477Thanks for running. My guess is that the Manwoody are behind this. Time to visit the the stormlands and reach to find more allies?
>>2823336>Heading outside, you see the door to the stable is open. Inside, you can hear the sounds of someone moving around in hay, before Ser Clatten rolls out. His hair is full of straw, and the front of his tunic is stained a darker red.Did he kill someone or am I wildly misinterpreting this?
>>2825135Maybe his bloodlust is so great that he likes period blood?
>>2825135I think it's the wine.
>>2825135Probably from the battle?
>>2825234I highly doubt even a hedge knight has only a single pair of clothes for attending court
Several days pass. The gold is sent down the boneway, and Maester Borrell receives a raven confirming it's arrival. The Longbows are stored in the armoury, and Carth arranges the lumber to be shipped to Sunspear. He enters the Solar one day grinning, saying he'd picked up news of a collapsed pier, and had driven the price up. Other than that, Ser Darvin and Ser Ascar moved into rooms in the Castle, Ser Ascar spending several hours a day in the chapel, and Ser Darvin alternating between yelling at soldiers on the sparring grounds and drinking at the port inn. It is a clear afternoon, you and Carth are watching the Cavalry ride along the road leading to the Boneway, performing small riding tricks to the appreciative cheers of the garrison. Standing on the outer wall, you and Carth are enjoying the sun, when Maester Borrell approaches you, holding the letter you gave him in his hands."My Lady, my Lord, I have news from Sunspear, and about this letter. Which would you prefer to hear first?">Sunspear?>Letter?
>>2825750>SunspearUnless the Letter news is time sensitive
>>2825789>>2825780>>2825773>>2825772>>2825759"What does Sunspear say? Unless the letter will stop being a letter, tell us the Sunspear news." you say, Carth looking anxiously on."Prince Doran sends his regrets at your father's death, and wishes you well in this time of sorrow. While this may seem simply polite, there is a matter of state at hand. You need to go to Sunspear to swear loyalty. Your father did this, but it was when Doran came to Kings Landing to swear fealty to King Robert. Not doing this quickly will be seen as seditious. We should make plans for your traveling to Sunspear soon."Carth sighs. "I remember when Father swore fealty to Renly. We went to Storm's End, there was a festival, and a hunt. It was how my brother got his job at Storm's End, he shot a deer from the saddle. Renly said the quills on his shield were from an arrow, not a pen, and asked him to serve at Storm's End. Taking the children could be good for them, they would be able to see more of the country, and make them known to their liege lords."Maester Borrell makes no comment, but from the look on his face, the idea of a week long journey, in Dorne, with Martells at the other end, should feature as few members of the family as possible. >Ask about the letter>Plan the trip to Sunspear>Write in...
>>2825838>Ask about the letter>Plan the trip to SunspearBring just Daughter then, to introduce heir.
>>2825838>Ask about the letter
>>2825838>Ask about the letterOur enemies can't be brazen enough to attack a whole noble family, the throne would be involved.
>>2825838>Ask about the letterCan we take a ship to King's Landing from Sunspear? We should seek support from the royal Court and swear fealty to Robert too.
>>2825863>>2825862>>2825847>>2825844"Before we consider the journey, you said you had news of the letter? Have you deciphered it?""No my Lady, though I have established the language it is written in. I found similar forms in very old histories about the conquest of Dorne by Nymeria. Side by side translations, though the form is archaic and the grammer vastly different to common, so attempting translation that way is impossible. However, I am very certain the language is Rhoynish. It isn't spoken any more, or even written. Some people may learn it, but even in the Citadel I know of only one, the Master of Languages, and he speaks three different variants of the tongue of the First Men. I could send this to him, but sending confidential information to the Citadel, where anything and everything is discussed over meals.""And what if it contains nothing? Or simply instructions? We'd risk showing we have the letter, and risk the reveal of it's contents to the world, attracting more attention to us." says Carth, leaning his back on the battlements. "True, but unless we had a native speaker here, I see no other option." responds Borrell.>Send the letter to the Citadel?>Keep the letter here?
>>2825922>Keep the letter here?What about someone from across the narrow sea?
>>2825922>Keep the letter here?Kidnap someone in the Greenblood and force them to read it for us?
>>2825922>Keep the letter here?
>>2825922Send the letter away, make the bastard who wrote it sweat.
>>2825922>Send the letter to the Citadel?What other ways can we get it deciphered? They're not gunna write it in such a code and it's a fucking grocery list. Maybe offer a bribe to keep it quiet?
>>2825922>Send the letter to the Citadel
>>2825937>>2825936>>2825928>>2825931>>2825932"We'll keep the letter here. No sense in showing our hand. Now, onto the journey to Sunspear. I obviously have to go, I have no illness or inability that keeps me from traveling, and if I pretend one, a man of Prince Doran's reputation would soon see through it. So do both me and Carth go, with the children, or just Elia, so the heir is present, or does Carth remains here?""I'd say bringing Elia is a good move. No sense in Elia not going, she's old enough to learn, and her face being known to Prince Doran would be good for her. The twins, not so much. They're too young, and too... shall we say boisterous, for the court of Sunspear." Borrell says, tapping his fingers on his chin."We should all go. We can buy a carriage, a small escort, there'd be no issue with the journey. And at court, I'm certain they're used to young children. I fail to see why we shouldn't all go. It's tradition in the Stormlands, is it any different in Dorne?" says Carth, straightening up."Its not expected, but not unexpected. Large families, when bastards are treated as non-inheriting children, so not all tend to go. But my Lady has the final word.">Both you and Carth?>Just you?>No children?>Elia?>All the children?
>>2825984Just Elia and I shall go. I don't have a reason other than my gut tells me that's good
>>2825996SupportAlways to have someone who can avenge you
>>2825984>Both you and Carth>All the childrenThe best way to protect our family is to keep them all in sight.
>>2825984>>Both you and Carth?>>All the children?
>>2826010>>2826006We need Carth to manage the estate while we are gone and i think the younger children are too young for such a long journey.
>>2825984>>Both you and Carth>>All the children
>>2825984>Both you and Carth?>Elia?Rather have our husband around than not. How old are we and Elia
>>2826013>>2826014>>2826015This guy is right, we just transitioned, it's best to have a lord in the castle.
>>2826015>>2826014>>2826013>>2826010>>2826006>>2826004>>2826002>>2825998>>28259964 votes for Carth coming, 4 votes against5 votes for Elia, 3 for All the ChildrenElia is 4, the twins are 2. You are 17, Carth is 18.
>>2826018That's what the Maester is for
>>2826023Maybe once our reign is properly established, but shit is going on. The Maester has no claim to the land, best to have a lord.
>>2826023and if these guise hired bandits and armed them, it's totally plausible they might try to ambush us along the road. Don't want the whole family to be kill in one hit, the game would end.
>>2826036We'll take a boat, it's safer.
>>2826039Even worse, they hire pirates and just sink our boat. Checkmate
>>2826023>>2826039What is better, taking your entire family along after your father being assassinated and bandits being hired to ruin your land, or just going with a single child and leaving the rest of your family in a fucking castle on high alert?
>>2826019>>2826060That swings it.You and Elia are going.
>>2826046Murdering a whole noble family during peace time just isn't something you do here. The whole of Westeros will be outraged and Bobby will intervene. I think our enemies realize this and will stick to subtler methods such as poison.
>>2826060Really makes you think
>>2826060>1 post id
>>2826068I wanna argue against you, but Starks have held Winterfell for over 1000 years, so idk what to say. I agree that probably nothing will happen, but it's about taking precautions and whether it's worth the risk. I think not..
"Myself and Elia are going. Carth, you stay here with the twins, and make sure nothing bad happens."Carth looks disappointed, but nods. "If things were more stable, I'd be more unhappy, but I understand. Just take care. Don't allow anyone to stop you."Borrell steps forward, and points towards the road."Speaking of that, my Lady, how will you be traveling? Over land will be shorter, but more costly. We will have a chance to stop at more noble houses, Yronwood, Jordayne and House Allyrion are all on the road. House Yronwood should be in better attitude towards us, due to the payment of the gold. I am unsure how the other will react, but it shouldn't be hostile. Oversea is the other option, if we stay close to the shore, we should be safe. House Yronwood maintain a large fleet to scare pirates away, but you will either need to land at the tips, or risk the Stepstones." >Overland>By Sea
>>2826090How much shorter is land route over sea route? Sea travel is vastly better than land.
>>2826080More like 8000 years>>2826090>By Sea
>>2826068Except it was outright said our enemies are bragging about breaking the peace to others. They’d kill us all the blame pirates or nandits. We’re not well liked, nor influential, nor have a patron, and are surrounded by people who hate us.>>2826090Overland.
>>2826090>OverlandMeeting other houses could be good.
>>2826096If the winds are good, it would take you about 3 days more sailing all the way there, about 5 days more if you go overland from the tip. Assuming there is no pirates.
>>2826109How about the land route? How long would it take assuming we stay for one night at each House?
>>2826118Its a week of travel, so lets call it 9 days with half days spent at noble houses.
>>2826090>OverlandDon't wanna spend a whole month away, fuck that.
>>2826097>>2826115Sea>>2826137>>2826116>>2826100>>2826098>Overland"We'll go overland. It will be quicker, and we need the relationships the older houses have here. By visiting Yronwood, we could gain turn someone who doesn't like us to neutral, while Houses Jordayne and Allyrion might be open to friendship."Carth nods. "Going by sea would risk pirates, especially if you went through the Stepstones. House Yronwoods navy only covers so much. What about escort? Will you take Ser Ascar or Ser Darvin? And any soldiers?">Take Ser Darvin>Take Ser Ascar>Take both>Take the Infantry>Take the Cavalry>Take neither>Take another (Write in)
>>2826154>Take Ser Ascar>Take the CavalryMake it a fast trip. Don't want to spend too long from our lands.
>>2826154>>Take Ser Ascar>Take the Cavalry
>>2826154>Take Ser Ascar>Take the Cavalry>Take Garrison
>>2826172Just no mate. Garrisons get a morale penalty fighting outside the castle.
>>2826154>Take Ser Ascar>Take the Cavalry
>>2826177Not if we garrison them at all the castles and villages we stop at.
>>2826186A garrison is a unit of soldiers assembled to protect a community or fortification. Many garrisons perform double-duty as watchmen and enforce the lord’s peace. While often competent soldiers, garrisons are better atprotecting their homes than fighting on a battlefield, a fact reflected intheir poor morale when drawn into a more protracted war. When fighting on their lands, their Discipline Difficulty drops by –3. When away from their lands, their Discipline Difficulty increases by +3.>On Their Lands
>>2826189If they claim a piece of land, it's their land.
>>2826191Thats called a declaration of war. I'm sure you don't want to do that.
Do we get a speed bonus from using carriages and horses only
>>2826193It's just a meme u dip
>>2826163>>2826167>>2826172>>2826183>Take Ser Ascar>Take the Cavalry"Ser Ascar will go with me, as will the cavalry. We'll be able to travel quickly, Elia can ride with me, or we can get a carriage. All of us on horseback would be quicker, but a carriage would be more comfortable for Elia, she's never traveled before.""If you are taking Elia, get a carriage. You might be fine if a sandstorm whips up on the road, but Elia is 4 years old." says Carth, his voice stern. "My daughter is not going to ride for a week, even if its with her mother.""A carriage would also allow you to transport your best clothing, my Lady. Saddlebags are not suited for moving dresses..." says Borrell.>Purchase a carriage? (10 Dragons)>Go on horseback.
>>2826203>Purchase a carriage? (10 Dragons)Just use our finest horses to get it faster.
>>2826203>Purchase a carriage? (10 Dragons)Be very careful now, Carth.
>>2826203>Purchase a carriage? (10 Dragons)We have our 4 year old daughter with us. She cant ride for that long, even more so under a dornish sun
>>2826203>>Purchase a carriage? (10 Dragons)Our sand steeds should pull the carriage.
>>2826221You have one sand steed, and they tend do do poorly as draft horses. They are smaller than normal horses, remember
>>2826203Serious question here. Are we actually somewhat religious and believe in the seven, or are we atheists like everyone else on the show.
"Of course we'll buy a carriage, I am aware of Elia's age. And while I might enjoy riding, the idea of riding for a whole day in the Dornish sun does not appeal."Carth nods, before looking back at the main keep."Well, someone has to tell her..."----"Will there be a tournament? Will there be a feast, will I get to see Princess Arianne, will I get to eat a lemon, will I....""Elia, its just a simple meeting to swear loyalty to Prince Doran. Nothing more." you reply, watching as your daughter runs around her room throwing clothing and a small stuffed horse Carth had made for her 3rd nameday into a trunk.Elia's face falls, before perking up again."But we will be seeing the other houses no? House Yronwoody, Jordan and Alli... Allry... Ali""Allyrion. And I think Houses Yronwood and Jordayne would not appreciate those pronunciations of their names." says Carth, from the door. "But you, young lady, have something more important to do. Are those clothes properly folded?"Elia pauses, looks at the pile of clothes sticking out of the trunk, and visibly contemplates the chances she has of getting away with saying "Yes", before shaking her head slowly.""Get a servant to help you, and pack properly." says Carth. "But I need to speak with your mother."Elia nods, as Carth leads you outside, and pauses outside. "She is a child Carth, and she's excited.""I know, but this means she'll stop asking questions and allow you a chance to pack. Anyway, I've found a suitable place to get a carriage from, House Connington are somewhat strapped for money, and have a rather nice carriage. I argued Ronald down to 10 dragons from the 50 he was asking. But thats the price for siding with the wrong people, I suppose." Carth looks a little uncomfortable, but still happy."Now, the Carriage will arrive in two days, but till then, you should prepare what you plan to take. I'm guessing there will be weapons somewhere?">Full gear, both nobles garb, All your weapons, your shield and armour>Just one spear (Boar or normal) and the nobles garb>Just the nobles garb, no sense in being paranoid.
>>2826232That is up to the thread. You don't have the pious virtue, so its not mandatory. By the way, most Lords are religious, either maintaining their godswood or a sept if they can afford it, and all castles south of the neck have a chapel of some sort built in.
>>2826306>Just one spear (Normal) and the nobles garbWe would be defending Elia.
>>2826306>>Just one spear (Boar or normal) and the nobles garb
>>2826306>Just one spear (normal) and the nobles garb
>>2826312>>2826306Including shield as well, to be clear.
>>2826306>Just one spear (Boar or normal) and the nobles garb
>>2826312>>2826313>>2826315>>2826318>>2826322"I'll take one spear and my shield. Just enough for defence. And my best clothing of course.""Should be plenty. Now, you need to pack. On second thought, get a servant to do it. Otherwise we'll have spear holes in the trunk."Two days pass quickly, and soon, a carriage has been repainted blue and black from red and white in the courtyard. It is a fine carriage, with strong wheels, and leather bands supporting the main section, lessening some of the jostling. The cavalrymen are packing their weapons and tents into rolls, and dried food and several skins of watered wine are being added to saddlebags. Ser Ascar's squire is scrubbing his armour with wire and sand, while Ser Ascar runs an oiled cloth over his sword and sheath, making it proof against sand and grit once on the road. Elia runs down and hops into the carriage, as two servants carry her trunk down, and lash it to the back of carriage, on top of your trunk. You follow, wearing your traveling clothes, tucking your stiletto into your belt. Carth kisses you on the cheek, before helping you into the carriage. He points at the roof, where you can see a spear has been placed between two of the struts, resting on your shield."That should be easy enough to reach. Good luck, and I hope everything goes well." says Carth, before sweeping up his daughter, and kissing her, hugging her tightly. Glancing back at the main door, you can see the twins peeking around the door. You've already hugged them goodbye, but hurry back up anyway, hugging them tightly, as Carth walks over to join them. Stepping back, the two boys hug their father's leg, as you step into the carriage. Elia is bouncing up and down, and leans out the window, waving at everyone, as the group sets off. The road to the Boneway isn't too bad, the carriage bumping occasionally, but Elia is peering out at everything. The Boneway itself is better, the road paved with stones and crete, with regular watch towers manned by watchmen every few miles. As the sun is lowering, you arrive near the bridge over the Red waters, where a small guardhouse sits. It is also near the turn off for House Drinkwater. A lesser house sworn to House Yronwood, House Drinkwater are slightly out of the way, but are a safe house for the night. The captain of the cavalry rides up to the carriage, and leans down."My lady, should we seek refuge at the guardhouse, or ride for House Drinkwater? Or we could travel across the bridge, and make camp along the road. It would take some more time to reach Drinkwater Hall, but it would be comfortable, while the guardhouse will be.. well a guardhouse.">Ride on and camp?>Head to the Guardhouse?>Ride for Drinkwater Hall?
>>2826393Drinkwater, this is a perfect opportunity to meet our neighbors and suss them out.Someone poisoned pa and we will find out and then the sands black with their ashes.
>>2826393>Head to the Guardhouse
>>2826404Turn the sands black**
>>2826393>Head to the GuardhouseThey're an irrelevant house. Better to meet their masters.
>>2826393>Ride for Drinkwater Hall?Better to have them think of us as alright than hostile. Shows respect we visit a minor banner house, they might even help us out sometime.
>>2826393>Head to the Guardhouse?
>>2826393>Ride for Drinkwater Hall?
>>2826420>>2826423Make you mind up please. Which one is your vote?
>>2826427He deleted his first post, senpai
>>2826393Can QM post map again of the territories?
>>2826430>>2826423>>2826421>>2826419>>2826412>>2826407>>2826404"We'll head to the Guardhouse. I'll not extend our journey for the sake of a soft bed. We'll speak to the guardhouse."Ser Ascar rides forward, and waves towards the guardhouse."Hail the tower! My Lady seeks shelter for this night. Have you a bed, or something suitable for hospitality?"A man appears at the window of the tower, and looks down. He peers at Ser Ascar, before waving him closer. "Who are you Ser knight? I don't recognise your shield.""I am Ser Ascar, recently taken into the Service of House Blacksand! My Lady Blacksand and her daughter wish for a bed for the night, nothing more."The man vanishes from the window. A few moments pass, before he re-appears. "Lady Blacksand? The daughter of the brute? Well, I guess we must, before she burns us out. We'll decamp somewhere else. Rather not run the risk of being seen as bandits."Ser Ascar glares up at the man, and you see his sword slide partway from its sheath. Then he shoves it back, and rides back to you. "They are rude, my Lady, but they won't be bothering you. I see no reason to linger here in the morning though."Behind him, you see three men leave, carrying bottles and a lit torch. The carriage moves forward, and you and Elia climb down, entering the guardhouse. Inside is a single room, with a wooden walkway half way up, and a ladder and hatch leading to the roof. Three beds are against the wall, and as you move towards them, the cavalrymen enter, laying out bedrolls, and replacing wet firewood in the small stove with dry tinder from their saddlebags. A pot, that used to contain water is set up, and filed with slivers of dry meat, which is boiled into a broth. Feeding small slivers of dried apple to Elia, the two of you eat, before retiring, sharing a bed. Ser Ascar takes one, the captain of Cavalry the final one. As darkness sinks, you hear a singing voice coming from outside."The men they walked, they rode up mountains, Once they owned, Once they ownedButcher he saw them, them there on the mountains,Once they owned, Once they ownedThe men they slept, up there on the mountains,Once they owned, Once they ownedButcher he slew them, upon their mountains,Once they owned, Once they ownedButcher is dead now, here in these mountains,Once they owned, Once they owned....">That's all for today. Short session tomorrow, at around 2330, then same time as today on Thursday. I'll be around for questions, if people have them.
>>2826492Thank yiu for running
>>2826492Thanks for running. Should we swear fealty to Bobby at KL too?
Neat more ASOIAF quests!I really miss Song of Iron and Hate, it's nice to see more of them on the board.
>>2826513No only the crownland houses do that, and the Great Lords, so StarksArrynsLannistersTulleysTyrellsMartells.And all the Crownlands. Stannis and Renly too, but it is assumed, since they were given their titles by Robert, unlike the others. you swear fealty to Doran, who swears fealty on your behalf to the King. Otherwise you'd have every landed knight travelling to Kings Landing, which would be impractical.>>2826521Iron and Hate was fun, having played an Ironborn in an IRL game, its great being someone who is culturally expected to fly of the leash when provoked. Though I was playing a fighting 6, Axe fighter 2, berserker.
>>2826531Though Bordain was a little more controlled than that.
>>2826492Ty for running. Really wished we had taken a banner house of our own so at least we have a friend here. Can we visit the other kingdoms soon?
>>2826541Problem is that banner houses need to be younger than you by 1 step, and you're as young as can be. As for other Kingdoms, once you've settled in Dorne, there might be some pesky ironborn acting up. And Robert will be suddenly remembering his loyal subjects who he put down here, and their small navy...
>>2826544Visiting Carth's family would be fun.>>2826546Fucking iron shits.
>>2826546>ironbornSend Darvin with the boats. Problem solved.
>>2826572Nah, we gunna go and gain some glory.
>>2826531When will we get our heir's stats?
>>2826601Anon, they're under 5 years old. Not really the best time to gauge their stats.
>>2823336Oh neat Ser Darvin probably knows of Landon Grallner then. Man I miss Father
>>2826872Yer not the only one. We were just getting to fucking over the Laggy lads and then we’re gonna come down on the redfuck soon after.
>>2826861I meant only our Heir, Elia. She bout to be introduced to court, and I wanna get dem childhood education stat gains boi
>we're going somewhere without CarthSo who's bone are we going to jump? this is the perfect time for this vice to get to us.
>>2827545The Knight or our guard captain
>>2827545You know there's a severe lacking of ladies in our household. Maybe Lissara finds herself in the company of a woman, not like that's out of line for the Dornish. On the topic though I think we should come up with some goals or people we'd like to meet/minor retainers we'd like to pick up while we're in Sunspear. Getting Lissara a handmaiden would probably help her seem a bit more normal and stave off the very damaging Lissara is a whore rumor mill but introducing a possible character to keep such things discrete with. Others might be traders or people connected to our essosi contacts, pull some strings to get our docks some use. See if we can't get some of our old friends out this way. Oh and we should definitely get the children presents.
I need to know. Is Lissara more Dornish or Andal looking?
>>2827703Why would that matter?
>>2827703Well dad was a Dornish bastard but AFAIK we never established what sort of dornishman he was or what house he was from. So I don't think we really know. Personally I'd prefer salty Dornish because then our stoney Dornish neighbors would dislike us even more.
>>2827721We're Stoney Dornish cuz we have brown hair. Maybe we're a bit more tan than Stoney Dornish usually are.
>>2827846So Salt Dornish =?
>>2827703Dad's Stone Dornish while our mother hasn't been established yet
Andals > First Men >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rhoyneroaches
>>2827922>Using QorgyleYou take that back! Obara is a best!
>>2827846Stoney Dornish have andal features though, like fairer complexions and lighter hair. Though the wiki does establish that stoney Dornish have brown hair as well, so point. I would be interested in learning of Lissara's mother, her parentage, and why she isn't around. >>2827922>qorgyleObella forever inferior. Based Vale Andal Giselle a best
>>2828219I just got from wiki cuz it says none stoney dornish have black hair like the Rhoynar, so it seemed clear to me that we had Stoney Dornish or non dornish ancestry, or I suppose just very rare salty and sandy dornish with brown hair ancestry
>>2828233Maybe we're NOT our father's girl. Dun dun dun
>>2828233Fair enough. If that's the case though I wonder who dad's parent house is now seeing as he was a Dornish baby. Surely there is some sort of familial connection still there but then again "the butcher".
>>2828258Doesn't have to be a le big and fancy house, can just be from some knightly house.
>>2827622Well I for one agree with getting some more feminine influence in the house, Lissara could use some friends. Some saucy little dornish and/or essosi woman would be a fun addition in the house, poor Carth. I liked the hedge knights a lot, anon suggestions turning into interesting/useful characters was fun.
>>2828269We need to get Darvin to stop being so much of an alcoholic.
>>2828289Nah,that is like half of his character
>>2828269All ladies need handmaidens
>>2828294there's a difference between alcoholics who drink every day and those who get fucked up and ruin everything. He can drink, just don't drink so much you lose sense every night.
>>2828289He seems like a pretty high functioning alcoholic to be honest. So long as he keeps himself in line and doesn't give Carth a reason to get rid of him. That's the biggest issue.
>>2828308Wasn't he nauseous the day of the siege? Doesn't seem like he's keeping it all together.
My gurps game over shot by a bit, so I'll answer/put to a vote the things brought up, cause an hour isn't long enough to actually progress the story, and I can't really do running till early morning for me.Addressing your mother. Your mother was, like your father, smallfolk, and died of sickness in 280. You were nine at the time, and your elder brother was 15. You were living in Storms End's barracks. When the rebellion started, your father took you and your brother on the campaign with him, because he didn't want you trapped in a Seige.
>>2828355Your Mother was a storm-lander, your father was from the Marches, and is a Stone Dornish. Your father left Dorne when your mother was pregnant with your brother, and headed to Storms End to seek employment. He had been a guardsman before, and was raised to being a man-at-arms after his skill with weapons was developed.
>>2828367So we look more Andal? Guess that's a reason why everyone treats us as an occupier.
>>2828419Reason is our father served with Robert Baratheon and Bobby B took all that land and gave it to him.
>>2828419Our father was a right bastard and joined not a very popular side.
>>2828419All of our neighbors look like andals too. There's a reason the stoney dornish and the rest of dorne haven't historically gotten along very well. >>2828355>Your mother was, like your father, smallfolkOh so our father wasn't a noble bastard then?
>>2828440That was just something the one guy wanted, but it wasn't voted on.
>>2819624Here have a coat of arms of the typical dornish style with the circular shield and much closer to the original CoA from the first thread. Blazoning for this I think would go:Bleu celeste, a pile reversed sable, a spiked mace bendwise proper.
>>2828548I like that. Very clean.
>>2828548I super dig that. I like that it's a circle too, I don't know where that whole thing came from on the wiki but its cool. Sets it apart from the other /tg/qst/ houses as well. Quality work anon. Please do more.
>>2828355Hey QM, are you going to do a run today?
>>2830103>>2829917Ded like all the others!
>>2829917I was playing cricket till 9. So I was pretty wiped when I got home.Next session on Saturday
>>2830345Wew, QM can't fulfill his obligations and run game when he says he will. Really make me think
>>2830345>>2830349at least he lives
The sun rises early, the light falling on yours and Elia's face through the small slits in the wall. She stirs, and begins to wake, as around you, the cavalrymen and Ser Ascar begin to move around, preparing to move out. A small pot of oats is made, mixed with dried fruit from your rations. Elia begins to eat it, before stopping, and looking at you. Her face looks a little confused."Mama, what were those men singing about last night? It didn't sound nice. Why would someone sing about something that wasn't nice?"Ser Ascar leans over, from where he has finished eating."My lady, you should finish eating, we need to be traveling along. Your mother can tell you on the road, once we are properly underway." He glances up at you over Elia's head, his eyes sympathetic.Seemingly mollified, Elia returns to eating, as the carriage is made ready. The 3 guards from the watchtower are watching at a distance, and as the group move away, one bows exaggeratedly, sweeping his sword along the ground, and bending low."I sincerely wish you the best, my lady, and hope I never give you cause to mistake me for a bandit, my lady."Ser Ascar glares at the man, but he steps into the tower before more words can be exchanged. Soon, you have crossed the bridge, and are well on the road down the Boneway. Elia is looking at you expectantly, clearly having not forgotten Ser Ascar's words>Remain silent on the question?>Lie to Elia, telling her it's an old song about a pre-conquest king? (Deception Bluff)>Tell the truth to Elia, explaining what your father did?>Write in...
>>2834930>Lie to Elia, telling her it's an old song about a pre-conquest king? (Deception Bluff)
>>2834930>>Tell the truth to Elia, explaining what your father did?
>>2834930>Tell the truth to Elia, explaining what your father did?
>>2834930>Tell the truth to Elia, explaining what your father did?Our fathers dead and this is going to come up again.
>>2834949>>2834951>>2835005>>2835012"My dear, your grandfather, my father, was in a precarious situation. His land used to be owned by the other lords around us, given to him by the King. This meant they didn't like him very much. So your grandfather chose to scare them away, by doing something scary, and he attacked a group of their soldiers who were on our land. He said he thought they were bandits, bad men, like the ones your father and I killed. King Robert stopped him from being punished, and it meant that none of the lords around us tried to steal our land. It did make the other lords very angry at us though, and they don't like us very much. They sing that song about grandfather, because they don't like us.""Why didn't grandpa make friends with the other lords?""Your grandfather wasn't the most friendly of people. I'm trying to do that now, but it is hard. It's why we are going overland, so we can make friends with other lords."Elia seems satisfied with the answer, but is very quiet for the rest of the day. The mountains here are less barren than the ones nearer the border, with small clumps of trees and several springs. The road winds through several fields, with small villages visible in the distance. It is early in the afternoon, when you see Yronwood on the horizon. The large castle looms over the land, built of strong stone, and is a testament to why the Yronwoods have been trusted to guard the main entrance into Dorne. It also has some of the most fertile land not on the Greenblood in Dorne, and you can see several herds of cattle in the fields as you approach. Standing outside the gate, are 4 guards, dressed in mail and carrying spears and shields. Seeing you approach, they move forward, and block the path.>How do you approach Yronwood?>Proudly, as a noble, expecting hospitality?>Friendly, expecting hospitality, but not demanding it?>Humbly, asking for hospitality?
>>2835067>>Proudly, as a noble, expecting hospitality?
>>2835067>Proudly, as a noble, expecting hospitality?We expect the same treatment that we gave to them.
>>2835067>Proudly, as a noble, expecting hospitality?
>>2835098>Proudly, as a noble, expecting hospitality?
>>2835143>>2835142>>2835098>>2835086"Ser Ascar, please go ahead and inform them of our identity, and our request to stay the night." you call from the carriage. Ser Ascar nods, then rides forward."I am Ser Ascar, in service to House Blacksand. My lady, Lissarra Blacksand, would seek hospitality at Yronwood! Stand aside!"The four soldiers step back, and one approaches the carriage. Upon seeing you, he immediately steps back, and orders two of his men to accompany you to the castle. Riding up the gate, they call out your identity, and your intentions. A few minutes go by, before the gate slowly opens, and you are beckoned in. Entering a large, open courtyard, you see a tall man with blond hair walking towards you from the secondary gate leading into the keep, wearing a white shirt and a gold chain with a gate symbol. Behind him, you see Ynys Yronwood and Ryon Allyrion, along with a tall handsome teenager, who looks similar to the man leading the way, and a young boy, about 7, with dark hair and olive skin. The man steps forward, and calls out to you."Lady Blacksand, I've long wanted to see what Lord Blacksand had boasted about before the Prince. I am Anders Yronwood, Warden of the Stone Way and Bloodroyal of House Yronwood. I offer you salt and bread, as a sign of Guest Right and the shelter of my halls as you travel on your journey. I mean no ill intention while you reside in my halls."Descending from the carriage, you see most of the eyes in the courtyard have turned to you, watching you closely. A servant carrying a platter with two loaves of bread and a small bowl of salt moves next to Lord Anders>How do you respond?>Formally, as Borrell taught you?>Informally, as you are used to?
>>2835236>>Formally, as Borrell taught you?Also thank them for their hospitality and eat the bread and salt.
>>2835236>Formally, as Borrell taught you?
>>2835262>>2835263>>2835274"Bloodroyal of House Yronwood, I accept your offer of guest right, and will do no harm while in your halls." you respond, taking the bread, sprinkling salt upon it, and eating it. Lord Anders looks pleased, and offers you his arm."Welcome to Yronwood, Lady Blacksand. I received your payment a few days ago. I trust the bandits were not a problem? Our roads won't be plagued by false toll collectors?""No Lord Yronwood, they will not." you respond. "We found them in an abandoned mine, and wiped them out nearly to a man. The survivors are waiting in our dungeons for the Night's Watch recruiting sergeant to come around." "Good, good. Allow me to introduce my family." Anders says, gesturing to the small group at the entrance to the keep. "You already know my daughter and heir, Ynys, and her husband. This is my son, Cletus, on the way to becoming a fine knight."The tall teen bows, and as he raises himself back up, you see one of his eyes is wandering to the left, but other than that is exceptionally handsome. "And this is my ward, Quentyn Martell."The young boy stares at you intently, his brown eyes slowly looking you over."Greetings, Lady Blacksand. How do you find the Boneway?">How do you respond?>Mention the song by the guards at the watchtower?>Say the road was fine, and you had no problems?>Write in...
>>2835387>Say the road was fine, and you had no problemsPraise them for keeping the road bandit free.
>>2835387>Say the road was fine, and you had no problems?
>>2835400>>2835414>>2835423"The road was fine, young Quentyn, we had no issues. Lord Yronwood, I must congratulate your prosecution of the bandits. Over such a long distance, it must be difficult to maintain security.""Well, it pays for itself. The tolls we collect ensure the security of the road, which in turn ensure the Boneway remains the main trade way into Dorne. But, I believe you have not introduced me to this young thing."Behind you, you see Elia has exited the carriage, and is gazing in slight awe at the castle around her. "Of course, this is my eldest daughter, Elia. She is accompanying me to Sunspear, as we go to swear fealty to Prince Doran.""Greetings, lady Elia. Welcome to Yronwood. Somewhat bigger than Shadowpeak, no?"Elia nods shyly, before Ynys steps forward."Father, while the Boneway is more pleasant than the roads ahead, I am sure that the ladies Blacksand are tired from the journey."Anders nods, and beckons the two of you forward."Indeed. It's all very well offering guest right, but if I don't follow it up it's as empty as a desert dune."Stepping into the keep, you are shown to a the main hall, where servants offer the adults wine, and the younger children lemon water. Anders waits till you've taken a few sips, before speaking."So, these bandits, tell me more? Its rare that bandit groups needing a full sortie form in the Red Mountains.">How much detail do you go into?>All of it, letter, organization and equipment?>Some detail, how equipped they were, and their organization?>Little detail, brushing over the details>Write in...
>>2835527>Some detail, how equipped they were, and their organization?
>>2835527>Some detail, how equipped they were, and their organization
>>2835527>>Some detail, how equipped they were, and their organization?
>>2835567>>2835551>>2835557"In truth, I was as surprised as you. They were surprisingly organised, with good equipment. They also appeared to have several more units worth of equipment, I was able to re-equip my whole infantry with gear taken from their stockpile. Also, their commander had papers, which seemed to record everything a military camp would need to operate."Lord Anders rubs his chin, and hums."That seems suspicious. Do you have any leads on their origins?""Alas, no. But we are hopefully not going to be bothered by them any more.""I'll raise a glass to that" says Cletus, downing his goblet. Lord Yronwood nods, following suit, and then turns as a servant enters."Bloodroyal, the rooms have been made ready.""Excellent. Lady Blacksand, a bath and rooms have been made ready for you and your daughter. I also apologise, but my wife cannot attend us now. She is heavily pregnant, and the baby is due any day now."Nodding, remembering being pregnant with the twins, you and Elia head to the rooms. Servants help you bathe, and afterwards, inquire what you will be wearing for dinner. You clothing has been cleaned while you bathed,>Clothing>Your Travel gear, looking practical but fashionable?>Your Dress, looking beautiful and elegant?Weaponry?>Your spear (Looks impractical with your dress...)>Your stiletto >No weapons.
>>2835627>>Your Dress, looking beautiful and elegant?>Your stiletto
>>2835627>Your Dress, looking beautiful and elegant?>No weapons.
>>2835627>>Your Dress, looking beautiful and elegant?>>No weaponsWe're not going to get red weddinged
>>2835627>>Your Dress, looking beautiful and elegant?>No weapons.
>>2835627>Your Dress, looking beautiful and elegant?>Your stiletto
>>2835654>>2835656>>2835660>>2835671>>2835672Pulling the dress on, you straighten it out, and ensure it sits snugly on your body. Stepping out, you see Elia emerging, wearing her best dress as well. She hurries to you, and grabs hold of your hand, as the two of you begin walking towards the great hall, following a servant. Entering, you see most of the Yronwood family already seated, along with several retainers. Cletus seems to be the only one not present. At the top table, Anders and Ynys sit, with two seats left open. Quentyn sits at the top of one of the side tables, an empty seat next to him, then Ryon is seated. The servant guides the two of you to the top table, and seats you next to Lord Anders. He raises his goblet to you, as a course of hare and rabbit stew, seasoned with mountain herbs is served. Dornish red is also served, though Elia is only offered a small amount.>Do you wish to speak to anyone?>Anders>Ynys>No speaking>If yes, about what?>The bandits>Your journey
>>2835721>Anders>Lordly stuff, managing the land, trade etc
>>2835721>>Ynys>Your journeySmall talk for starters just the lay of the land.
>>2835747>>2835818"Lady Ynys, is the Boneway normally so quiet? I saw very few others on the road, apart from the occasional trader?""Yes, Lady Lissara, the Boneway is unusually quiet. This is partially due to the time of year, the cutting of Stormlands lumber is starting soon, so most merchants have already headed there. But there is less travel than normal, the only big party we had was a group of House Wyl soldiers, going to their town on the southern end of the mountains." Lady Ynys replies, before taking a small mouthful of stew."However, its not like we are starving. We still made plenty of this season of trade.""Indeed, myself and my husband hoped to re-open the trade market at Shadowpeak, so as to encourage trade in our home as well.""You are well situated, yes. The first port on the Boneway is a valuable asset, partially why House Wyl was so loath to loose it."The stew is cleared away, and Cletus enters, pulling on a shirt. He glances around, before sitting next to Quentyn. Ryon drags his chair over next to Ynys, and kisses her on the cheek, while Lord Anders moves to sit with his master at arms, and begins speaking of outfitting the fleet. The next course is served, a large side of beef cooked in a dragon pepper sauce, the hot vegetables being cooled by jugs of honeyed water that are placed alongside the dish. >Do you wish to speak to anyone?>Anders>Ynys again>Quentyn>Cletus>No speaking>If yes, about what?>The military situation in the marches>The political situation in the marches>The standing of your house with the other marcher Lords.
>>2835883As always, Write in is an option
>>2835883>Anders>The political situation in the marches
>>2835883>>Anders>>The political situation in the marches
>>2835910>>2835925>>2835932Leaving Elia chatting away to Lady Ynys and Lord Ryon, you descend from the top table, and move towards Lord Anders. Upon seeing you approach, he raises a glass, and indicates the master at arms."Lady Blacksand, my master at arms, Cayde Manwoody. Don't worry, he left Kingsgrave long before your father came, mainly over him arguing with his brother about a woman. WHat is it?""Thank you for this feast my lord, though I rarely eat dragon peppers. They are rather hot. I was wondering, what do you have to say about the political situation in the marches, with the new king and the... disruption the establishment of my house has been."Anders nods, and glances at Cayde, before gesturing you to sit, and pouring you a glass of honeyed water."For the dragon peppers." he says, before gesturing to the platter before you. "As for the situation, I have no easy solution. House Dayne of Starfall is in mourning still over the loss of Arthur, though his brother has got a new baby to look after. The Fowlers are pursuing a case with Prince Doran over House Blackmont raiding the Prince's way, and have stopped complaining about how the Boneway is favoured by the Martells for trade for once, so thats good for me. However, you aren't interested in those, you want my opinion on the Manwoodys and the Wyls, don't you?""It had crossed my mind that those were the biggest threats, Lord Anders. After all, King Robert made my land from theirs.""Yes. House Manwoody threw a tournament for no specific reason recently. It will not surprise you that you were the only marcher lord not invited. My nephew, Archibald, is stopping with House Drinkwater after attending. House Wyl have stopped patrolling their borders, and have gone very quiet, though I don't know why. Last time they acted like this, the lady of the house had lost a baby. I'd watch them. They can be tricky, if cornered. I'm guessing you want to corner them, no?""I'd like to render them no longer a threat, yes. Though I'll need proof of anything if I want to strike.""Well, if you do, you'll have no trouble. Most of House Wyls forces are newly trained, they lost a fair number in the rebellion. Only their bow and infantry corps survived, along with some of their navy. As for the Manwoodys, they have a larger force, several knights and well trained at that. Benefits of being between the Boneway and the Prince's Pass, they get all the hedge knights heading into Dorne."Thanking Lord Anders, you see Lord Ryon trying to catch your eye. He gestures to where Elia is trying to plait Ynys's hair, with a look of mirth in his eyes. As they do, the desert course is served. Crushed ice, mixed with pulped fruit, is served in small bowls. >Do you wish to speak to anyone?>Anders again>Ynys again>Quentyn>Cletus>No speaking>If yes, about what?>The military situation in the marches>The political situation in the marches>The standing of your house with the other marcher Lords.
>>2836005>Quentyn>The political situation in the marches
>>2836005>>Quentyn>>The political situation in the marches
>>2836025No wait, he is not too young for this type of conversation right?
>>2836041>>2836040>>2836031>>2836025He is seven. I was going to mention this before finalizing it. Also, he's spent most of his life in Yronwood pretty much, so any opinions he has are going to be very close to Anders'
>>2836005>Anders again>The military situation in the marches
>>2836053Switching to Anders then
>>2836053Then changing my vote >Anders again>>The political situation in the marches
Sorry guys, something's come up and I need to go. I'll run again, same time tomorrow. 1930 UTC
>>2836061Thanks, you should make a new thread.
>>2836005>Quentyn>His experience in Yronwood lands and his likes and dislikesGood idea to curry favor with Martell Prince. Also good to mention to Doran that we met and talked with him.
Thread has been archived, and new thread is live>>2837975>>2837975