Session 36: Raid the Saxon Scum... Report Report in The True Dark Ages | World Anvil

Session 36: Raid the Saxon Scum... Report

General Summary

The heroes decided to try to get Bernard Athelbrooke out of the picture. They devise a plan to skirt the village where there was a build-up of troops for a possible raid. They kit out some of the Burgeaters as bandits to help cover their tracks.   When they leave Eschbach, the Burgeaters leave, heading north eventually to meet up with the others after they pass through the village. In the village there is more troops and a camp to the southwest of it. On the north way out, two guards stand guard and ask them to explain who they are, and what they are doing. They explain they are travellers from the south and are going out to meet the king and put a show on for Athelbrooke. The guards are suspicious and are told that the group is looking to impress him.   Eventually they are told just to go on, and the king is a grumpy sort. They meet up with the Burgeaters and while it is snowing, they can hear hooves in parts of the road where there are old Roman road parts. Three outrider thegns make an appearance on horseback and tell them to stay of the road as the king is coming.   They eventually travel a small distance and come across the king surrounded by 5 thegns and 5 Sazon Frydmen. They have devised a plan to put a show on, where Frejya sings a song about a character Grim who tries and eventually succeeds in killing a hag called Auntie Grimly only to make an idiot of himself of trying to push over the cauldron she used. She finishes with singing that Athelbrooke will lose his head. At this point they all attack, with Willhelm doing Eldritch Blast at Athelbrooke.   Cutting down a couple of them while mounted, the Burgeaters take on the Frydmen and help dealing with the Thegns. Grimmaz & Kulug take out a couple of the thegns, while the Willhelm takes out another. This lets Frejya turn invisible and slip through behind Athelbrooke, the latter challenging Grimmaz to a duel. At this point, Frejya steps forward injuring Athelbrooke forcing him back enough to allow the others to hit. Frejya steps forward swinging once more with her battleaxe to cut the back part of his head off. Then he drops dead.   Afterwards they have two thegn prisoners, some horses that are left alive, one injured Burgeater and a dead Burgeater. They have a quick rummage through the remains finding 2 gold, 10 silver, and 27 copper coins. There is a weighty little package (a single item wrapped up with cloth) and note attached. Willhelm passes the note to Grimmaz, and keeps the package.

Rewards Granted

2 gold, 10 silver, 27 copper. 4400 XP. Strange package

Character(s) interacted with

Barnard Athelbrooke, Kulug Jocki, the Burgeaters.
9th Century Earth Dungeons & Dragons 5e Campaign
Grimmaz Fyrwin
Neutral Human ()
Fighter 14
144 / 144 HP
Report Date
22 Oct 2022


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