After securing Sir Rhyne Sinclair’s body and gather the horses and the treasure box, our Outcasts pursue Rhyne’s murderer on the road towards Redtree. Before long, they discover the scene of a skirmish, and yet another body. Fortunately this man is alive, having suffered a severe beating. He is later discovered to be Sir Borace Luskin, a hedge knight of dubious reputation. Two bodies now slung over horses, the party reaches Redtree, just as the sun sets over the harvest fields and apple orchards.
The lord himself, Sir Rald Rubywood, can be seen in the distance overseeing his serfs, and disciplining them harshly as they bring in this year’s crops. The Harvest Festival begins this night, and will last a ten-day; the peasants harvesting wheat and flax, and apples. Dylan steers the wagon into the cart-yard of the Woodpass Inn. A young apprentice groom tends to the horses while Gillbar sees to the accommodations. Dylan notices a pair of stable hands who eye the group with grave distrust, obviously objecting to the odd trio on their Death Wayne (referring to Gillbar’s official wagon festooned with Kwyrth symbology.
Ronugall has an unfortunate incident in the inn, involving startling Millicent, the bar wench, and her spilling a large kettle of stew. Ronugall is blamed for the accident and thrown out of the inn, bolstering the burly stablemen’s distrust. During the brief ruckus, Father Gillbar receives a nasty punch to the face, suffering a tender black eye. Upstairs, Gillbar returns to the ill-tempered Sir Borace, who has regained temporary lucidity as the good father tends his wounds. Borace describes his attackers before falling into a deep, restful sleep—thanks to Gillbar’s ministrations.
Outside, Dylan and Ronugal are approached by an odd stranger, one quite late in his cups. Roberin of Oniontown is looking for company, and has chosen the two guarding the wagon and its treasure as likely comrades. He tells them he is squire to the infamous Sir Drake of Dawn Keep, and regales them with tales of the crowded Tower town. Ultimately Roberin retires, or possibly passed out, and Dylan crawls beneath the wagon for a restless night’s sleep. Ronugall sleepily takes watch and witnesses a very strange cortége of wagons on the kingsroad just past the walls of the paddock, outside the Inn. The lead coach bears the white field and red cross of the inquisitors, and is followed closely by a procession of six inquisitors, in their white gowns and severely pointed cowls. Taking up the rear, Ronugall witnesses a wheeled cage with several downtrodden occupants, each chained and nearly naked, exposed to the blasts of windy rain that continue to pelt the countryside. The train of inquisitors and their captives slowly trudge onward, breaking off the road on the path to Woodpass Manor.
The next morning, during decent hours for begging an audience with the Manor’s Lord, our group makes that same muddy journey up the road to the Manor seeking audience with Sir Rald. They are told that the Lord is out managing the harvest, much damaged by the late harvest rains, but Lady Aharyn, Rald’s wife would be happy to give them audience. They inform her of the death of Sir Rhyne, and she is flabbergasted and nearly breaks down. It is clear that the Lady is touched in some way. The steward of the manor suggests Father Gillbar take the news to the Reeve, Corlyn of Woodpass, which they do. Corlyn is an aging man, and seemingly addle-brained, for he didn’t comprehend all of the details given to him. In the end, it was decided to take Sir Rhyne, body to Pelham and report directly to the authorities there.
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In Game Dates: 6 Purgissa to 7 Purgissa 9 PM, 2530
Notes: Average temperatures with slight warming. Cloudy with a mix of light and heavy precipitation. Windy.
Session Fate Points
*Bonus for writing a short bio
Sir Borace: Medium Physical (-4) BATTERED®
Sir Borace: Moderate Physical (-6) BROKEN RIBS®
Gillbar: Mild Physical BLACK EYE (healed)
: Minor Milestone
: Minor Milestone
: Minor Milestone
The Minor milestone is earned for saving Sir Borace and beginning the investigation into Sir Rhyne Sinclair’s murder.
- Borace was ambushed by multiple attackers using clubs (not swords)
- Witness to an entourage of the Order of the Grand Inquisition.
- Learned of Lord Rald (his black temper, his dedication to the harvest)
- Met Lady Aharyn, Rald’s wife, discovering that she suffers from mild woodness (mental amentia).