Main character: Amara
Edge:+1 Heart:+3 Iron:+2 Shadow:+2 Wits:+1
Health:3 Spirit:5 Supply:3 Momentum:5
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.
Deshi (Amara’s father) [oracle: stingy and manipulative forager]
Lestara (Whitebridge overseer) [oracle: generous and powerful healer]
Quinn (Amara’s cousin) strong and dumb warrior
Zura – a warrior from Whitebridge who wants to replace Lestara as overseer
Kaivan – the son of the Stoneford healer
Lago – an attractive and friendly warrior from Redhall
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: 0.5 [I grant Amara a little progress with her Background Vow for the victorious battle fought side by side with Stoneford men]
Vow: – Dangerous. Let Lestara be overseer for the next seven years. 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, Quinn and Delos leave Whitebridge heading for Stoneford. The day after their arrival, the Stoneford river-idol is stolen and the heroes join Kaivan, a young man from Stoneford, in the hunt for the thieves. They defeat a group of mysterious strangers who call themselves “Makari”: the heroes find out that the theft was but a diversion. Stoneford has been conquered by the Makari and Kaivan leaves the party. Amara and the others join a successful counter attack North of Stoneford: the leader is the friendly Lago of Redhall.
Amara asks around for news of Whitebridge. [Oracle: serve burden] Under thread of an attack by the Makari, Zura has surrendered the village and pledge to serve as their ally. Lestara, the legitimate overseer, has been imprisoned.
Amara, Quinn and Delos decide to reach Whitebridge, intending to sneak in the village and free Lestara.
Does Lago join them? [unlikely] YES
Lago leaves his sister Lona in command of the small Stoneford-Redhall force. He thinks that Amara’s plan is a good opportunity to understand more of what the Makari intentions are.
Undertake the troublesome journey from Stoneford to Whitebridge.
Challenge: 9,5 Action:6+1(Wits)=7 Weak Hit, -1 supply (now at 2)
Challenge: 9,1 Action:2+1(Wits)=3 Weak Hit, -1 supply (now at 1)
The party decides to go hunting in the woods East of Whitebridge.
Resupply – Challenge:6,8 Action:3+1(Wits)=4 MISS
They stumble on a hostile hunting party.
Are they Makari or broken? [50/50] MAKARI
Enter the Fray – Challenge:7,1 Action:3+1(Wits)=4 Weak Hit
The heroes detect the enemies before the Makari are aware of them.
The encounter takes place near a ruined building. Initially, both sides exchange missiles, but all miss.
Amara is the first to charge, and kills one of the Makari. Quinn charges with his double axe and puts one of the archers out of combat. Lago kills two Makari warriors and Amara easily overcomes the last archer.
They take +2 Momentum, but the supply situation has not improved.
Health:3 Spirit:5 Supply:1 Momentum:7