Ironsworn: Amara of Whitebridge 3 – The Makari

[An Ironsworn adventure in the Ironlands. I play fights with paper minis and the Two Hour Wargames Swordplay 2015 ruleset]

Main character: Amara

Edge:+1 Heart:+3 Iron:+2 Shadow:+2 Wits:+1
Health:5 Spirit:5 Supply:3 Momentum:2
Place Whitebrige – a riverside village
NW Haven (near the center of the Ironlands)

Martial Focus – BRAWLER Secure an Advantage by engaging in close-quarters brawling.
Ritual – AUGUR Summon a murder of crows and ask a single question.
Path – HERBALIST Heal people using herbal remedies.

NPC: Deshi (Amara’s father) [oracle: stingy and manipulative forager]
NPC: Lestara (Whitebridge overseer) [oracle: generous and powerful healer]
NPC: Quinn (Amara’s cousin) strong and dumb warrior
NPC: Zura – a warrior from Whitebridge who wants to replace Lestara as overseer
NPC: Kaivan – the son of the Stoneford healer

Background Vow: – Extreme. When Amara’s father Deshi was overseer, he started a feud with the nearby Stoneford community (another village on the same river, twenty miles NE of Whitebridge). Amara intends to mend the conflict started by her father. Progress: 0
Vow: let Lestara be overseer for the next seven years. – Dangerous. Progress:0

Previous events: Amara, Quinn and the crossbowman Delos attack a group of broken that are raiding the area. The heroes are defeated. Lestara harshly critiques Amara’s initiative, which ended in favouring Zura. Amara leaves Whitebridge heading for Stoneford. Quinn and Delos come with her. In Stoneford, they are hosted by Kaivan, the son of the healer. The day after their arrival, the river-idol is stolen and the heroes join Kaivan in the hunt for the thieves.

At the right: Amara, Delos, Quinn and Kaivan

They follow a track through the forest and, at dusk, they reach a small camp occupied by warriors wearing bizarre conical helmets. Amara moves forward and is immediately attacked by the warrior who was on watch on the small hill near the tents.


She defeats the first attacker and the other two sword-armed enemies charge her only to be defeated in their turn. Amara is forced to duck-back by arrows, but Kaivan bravely moves forward and puts one of the archers out of the fight.


Is the last survivor captured? [likely] YES
Do they find the stolen idol in the camp? [50/50] NO

What do they find out about these strange warriors?
The prisoner reveals that they call themselves the Makari. [Oracle: Remove Passage] Stealing the idol was a diversion to easy their attack on Stoneford. Several teams have left tracks in different directions to mislead as many pursuers as possible. By now, the Makari must have secured the village and the river crossing.

[to be continued….]


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