Crusader Days and Knights

Neighbors, Part 4

Short notes

the Earl and people of pembroke want a wall around their village.
They want to take the stone from Glastonbury Abbey to build it.
Mid day…Mid SEPTEMBER.

Devaroe is bowing to the rank of Earl of Pembroke. The people of Glastonbury are feeling quiet upset at the situation.
knight will stay with Glastonbury to help defend it.
Bison going to elves is being kept by Pemroke.
Iron is also kept at pembroke.
The earl and every one have agreed to supply chain and protection and movement of stone. Food supplies will suffice for winter.
Lady alice. “We are never going home.” “We need to plan for our future…arranged marriages etc…”
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Meeting with Heinrich and Laurant and the abbot: do we have someone that has royal lineage whom through divine decree the abbot might crown them king…
conversation with the party…Heinrich’s objective: A NEW KING!, AND MAYBE A NEW POPE…a new divine artifact…tunnels under Pembroke Castle?
A NEW CHURCH OF CHRIST?
HEINRICH KNEELS BEFORE THE HEINRICH AND PROFESSES HIS DEVOTION.
LAURENT IS BUSY SCRIBBLING NOTES AND HUMMING SONG IDEAS.
>>>>
FIRST BARGE DOWN RIVER TO DISMANTLE WALL

A LETTER “THE HEROES OF GLASTONBURY SHALL ASSIST.”

SOREN THE ELF AND FIN’S CONVERSATION.
FIN
RESERECTION OF OUR NEW CHRISTIANOTY
RELICS IS IN ABBOT’S QUARTERS. IN HIS CUPBOARD ABBOT….
PARTY ASSEMBLESGIDEON, SEBASTIEN, LAURENT, HEINRICH, FIN, + 4 TEMPLARS. ON FOOT.
LUC TENDS TO KITCHENS…
ON THEIR WAY, THE PARTY IS IN THE PLAINS, AND COME ACROSS A PATROL OF WOLF RIDERS (3) APPEAR TO BE RIDING TO PEMBROKE.
DISMOUNTS WALKS OVERINJURED IN BATTLE? LAURENT AND FIN APPROACH HIM
SOMETHING IS UP! LITTLE SMALL POCKmarks ALL OVER HIM….Three RAVEN CLAN
WHAT IS LEFT of them. OF 120 ORCS. THEY HAVE SMALLPOX.
DIRECTIONS TO THE “ONE HORN TRIBE”.
ON BLOODY FANG TERRITORY TO GET TO ONE HORN. NO ENCOUNTERS. IT SEEMS EVERYONE IS GONE. ALL TO WHAT? MAYBE POx?
VILLAGE IS EMPTY though there are signs that many may have been eaten…
EVENTUALLY GET TO ONE HORN TRIBE
ALL QUIET
BURNED VILLAGES. Total DEVASTATION.
PERSUEDd GUARDS TO LET IS IN.

IMMEDIATELY TAKEN TO TAKEN TO TRIBAL ELDERS.
BURGUNDIANS PASSED ON THE DISEASE. ONE HORnS WEREN’T PART OF the SACK OF BURGUNDIANS. BUT ORKS ENSLAVED THE BURGUNDIANS and traded them.
“URUKS DESERVE THIS DISEASE AND SUFFER PAIN AND COME BACK STRONGER AND SMARTER”
discussion of elves not liking agreement of trade of iron for weapons.
Elves don’t have to know. Our spiritual leaders have been slighted and have a major disagreement with political leaders. Agreement drink.
fermented greatwolf drink. heinrich, vomits, Laurent chokes it down, fin vomited it back up.
the trade agreement basis is reached.
Arranged for a caravan of iron and coal. A very southern route…skipping pembroke. in exchange…. terrible negotiation. ½ of weapons go to the orks.
Tribal elder handed over …ork weapon…from damascus. saracen sword…scimitar, would we fight them or embrace them.
Has become national weapon of the orks. their imitations have been very poor until recently… several days of negotiation…

we will trade all weapons for humans to be returned in first trade.

argument over trading or capturing new humans or slaves.

about a month later we get three burgundian women. all are pregnant.

very traumatized.
agnes, lady alice. and several trusted men to protect them.
keep them out of town. advanced pregnancy.
while back in glastonbury. Pembroke has been hit by a flu of unknown origin,

About two weeks the women come out of their shocked state. Of them only one wants to keep the child.
sorren approaches Fin…work iron into steel.
working into the night have some swords…a magic blade?!
Sorren asks of fin. “Please learn the spell to grow my leg back. I want to hunt orks again. I need two legs”
eventually the mayor… they can’t work all night. Starts working on a bow. Requisition the best wood. sings to bow.
laurent asks. Sorrern is giving birth to a weapon.

let’s luc know.

plants are growing arrow strait around his hut.

PLANT MAGICK!!!!
5 more pregnant women and one badly battered man..bruised. bad slave.
man wants to go to pub
elves sent delegation to pembroke…. “deeply broken people”
do you want them?
yes.
½ lings.
elves brought them to us. in the middle of an orc forrest.
Zone of death..don’t know why?
we don’t know? all male
vow of silence and accept food and water…send em to humans
offer them beer…they like it!!!
laurent offers..
elves don’t think beer is good.
disease comes from burgundy…fin is sharing this.
Elves? live longer than anyone with the disease.
less with orks faster metabolism.
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now a traumatized set of halflings.

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