Chapter 3: Red Days Rising

“...in the Riddermark of Rohan the Rohirrim, the Horse-lords, dwell, and there are no horses like those that are bred in that great vale between the Misty Mountains and the White.” - From The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Re: Chapter 3: Red Days Rising

Post by GR3YF0X » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:16 pm

Thanks for the clarification, I've edited my previous post and removed my horse and the loud war cry from the text.
Fréhelm gives his men orders to engage the Dunlendings and create a diversion while their allies and himself flank the kidnappers in an ambush, hoping to execute a swift attack, resulting in an imminent surrender of the lady.
If needed, I can roll INSPIRE or PERSUADE while invoking RIDDERMARK-LORE to see how fully committed my men's action will be to throw themselves at the enemy? I trust they will need to follow my commands regardless but perharps if I'm successful we might get a bonus, else if failling the roll, their trust is affected or their effectiveness in the battle is lessened?
Can Fréhelm roll for STEALTH as we attempt to ambush the Dunlendings?

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Re: Chapter 3: Red Days Rising

Post by Vardaen » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:59 pm

Hereweald nods to Frehelm, "Good, let's not tarry any longer." He draws his weapon, prepared to charge in, as Torwin suggests arrow may endanger the Lady and that is the opposite of the point. Once the ambush begins he screams, "FOR ROHAN! FOR THE RIDDERMARKS FINEST!" He races headlong hoping to deal a fatal blow on the on set....
I kinda thought I knew what was going on. Battle dice? Ambush, ready! Go.
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Re: Chapter 3: Red Days Rising

Post by Wbweather » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:04 am

Sorry folks, I am on vacation, but will try to get things rolling again.

First up, Battle rolls:
Fréhelm - 2
Rolled:
Feat Die: 3*
Success Die: 1,2
Totaling: 6 - 0 dice

Hereweald - 2
Rolled:
Feat Die: 10*
Success Die: 1,1
Totaling: 12 - 0 dice

Istril - 2
Rolled:
Feat Die: 5*
Success Die: 3,6t
Totaling: 14 with 1 success - 2 bonus dice

Torwin - 2
Rolled:
SAURON
Success Die: 2,3
Totaling: 5 - 0 Dice

Frehelm Inspire - 2

Rolled:
Feat Die: 10*
Success Die: 3,2
Totaling: 15
Success
Frehelm turns and talks with the Marshalls men, explaining the plan challenging them to Fight valiantly for their Marshall. His words inspire them greatly and they agree to give the company enough time to flank the Dunlendings and prepare to ambush them. Nothing to the rest of you he takes leave of his men and your group moves silently through the woods in a circuitous route until you are behind the unsuspecting Dunlendings. You draw your weapons and wait for the sound of the battle to be engaged. In a few minutes your wait is rewarded when you hear the shout of the Rohirrim off in the distance on the opposite side of the clearing. They are answered by the voices of the Dunlendings. “The Forgoil are upon us. Fight to the death if you must. We cannot lose our prize or let them take back my new wife.”

There are three members of the Dunlending’s party left. One Dunlendings fighter, their leader Caswelun, and his sister Rhonwen.
Frehelm - Spear 2

Rolled:
Feat Die: 10*
Success Die: 3,3
Totaling: 16 Hit for 5 endurance loss, Piercing blow

Hereweald - Sword 3

Rolled:
GANDALF
Success Die: 4,2,6t
Totaling: 12 with 1 success
with 1 Auto Success - 11 endurance loss and a piercing blow

Istril - Longsword 2

Rolled:
Feat Die: 1*
Success Die: 4,6t
Totaling: 11 with 1 success eligible for a great success if you choose to spend hope

Torwin Sword -2

Rolled:
Feat Die: 5*
Success Die: 2,1
Totaling: 8 Miss

Caswelun Protection 2
Rolled:
Feat Die: 3*
Success Die: 1,3
Totaling: 7 Fail - dead/incapacitated (your choice)

Rhonwen Protection 2
Rolled:
Feat Die: 9*
Success Die: 2,3
Totaling: 14 Fail -dead or incapacitated (your choice)
Your group charges in as Hereweald shouts his own battle cry. The three Dunlendings are utterly caught off guard and dismayed. Frehelm thrusts his spear into the back of Caswelun who crumples to the ground. Hereweald likewise drops the leaders twin sister with his sword. Only one Dunlendings remains, but the fear in his eyes shows that he does not wish to take on the whole force of the Rhohirric company, and he quickly drops his axe and begs for mercy. You have saved Esfled who is quickly unbound and soon is grasped tightly in the arms of her Husband Eogar.

The Marshal looks at you and say, “I owe you much for your heroic deeds, although I would like to lean more about the saviors of my wife. Come, we will return to my people and you can tell me more about what brings you here in my time of distress as we travel.”

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Re: Chapter 3: Red Days Rising

Post by Vardaen » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:19 pm

Hereweald charges in and his blade slides valiantly into the woman. Perhaps its because she is a woman, and his pride is hurt, perhaps he's a gentleman, perhaps he does not care for the killing of any Man, but he spares the woman's life. He turns the blade, and pulls it clear at the last possible moment as she falls. He could have finished her, but mercy and murder are fresh on his mind, and there is no need to slay the woman. "Mercy I shall give, and I say you do the same!" His call is to Frehelm. Perhaps the wounds are too great, perhaps it is a greater mercy to slain than to maim. Healing is not so easy in this day, but he will try and spare the Dunlendings.

Once the battle is done, if battle is can even be called, he tends the wounded, and joins the others in returning with the Marshal and the company to a well deserved camp where he can clean up, eat and drink and rest.
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Re: Chapter 3: Red Days Rising

Post by Blubbo_Baggins » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:29 pm

It seems as though the Dunlending group was both smaller and less prepared than Torwin expected. As the short skirmish came to an end, he hoped they would be spared for questioning, but as it was not his blade involved he had no say in the matter.

When the Marshall addresses them, Torwin bows to him. "It was only good fortune that brought us to you at this ill hour. For we are on an errand of the King, of which we would request to speak with you privately."

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