Adventure 1: Seven Deadly Sins
Played: 28 December 2004
Players: T.C (Austin), Scott (Bruce), Cheryl (Sebastian), Doug
(Antony)-some of Tristan's Flemish mercenaries
Hodge, a retired Flemish mercenary who served at the Battle of
Hastings. He is older and has some Decrepitude. Hodge claims to have
been the archer who shot King Harold Godwinson in the eye.
Hodge meets our mercenary gang in his tavern and passes the offer of
work from "Tristan the Spooky" on to them. The rest of Tristan's
mercenaries have left for Caen already. The trip to Caen will take
three days--so they have the rest of the day and night to prepare.
Pride & Wrath
On the road to Flers: It's rainy and the narrow road is muddy. On one
side of the road is a stone wall, beyond which is a farmer's hilly
field. On the downhill side of the road is a muddy stream and trees.
Our group meets another mercenary group led by Gregory, a known French
mercenary. While there is a language barrier, it is obvious that
Gregory's men don't intend to get off the road and want our group to
get off the road. Whichever side gets off the road is going to get
wetter and muddy by climbing over a wet, mossy fence or getting in the
Whoever yields sees a small peasant girl in the trees laughing at them.
Lust & Envy
In a town along the route, the mercenaries seek lodging in an
tavern/inn. A beautiful dark-haired peasant woman, Nema, walks into the
tavern. It's obvious that all the men present notice her. Any man with
an appropriate Compulsion (like some of the mercenaries) must make an
appropriate Stamina stress roll. Any who fail will desire to flirt with
Nema. This desire will be so strong to incite anger in other men who
fail their Stamina roll, probably leading to a brawl.
Bruce is beaten up pretty badly and taken away by Nema. He wakes up the
next morning to find himself naked in a barn. He has no memory of what
happened during the night. He is also Tired (-3) and will not recover
above that fatigue level.
Bruce didn't want to stand watch one night.
One of the mercenaries bought a gold ring set with a gem from some
merchants for much less than it was worth.