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  • Dark Age RPG - Scene 4 - The Feast at Andela Manor

    This thread is for events related to the feast with with Lord Haradoc at Andela Manor. Only post in this thread if you are traveling to and attending the feast.
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    I have gone ahead and added a map of Andela to the 1st post in this thread. The farm [32] is located along the eastern edge of the village, near the Mill [31] but across the Getha Run. The Keep (Manor House) is in the lower left on the southwestern edge of the village.
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    • #3
      Olav addresses the other men going to eat: "Be careful what you bring to the feast. If all you have to cut your meat is a Seax, go ahead. I have a knife I can carry. With all this talk of raiders around, I am bringing my bow and short sword inside, but I am leaning them against a wall within my sight. Drink well, but don't get sloppy drunk."
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      • #4
        "Agreed", Bjorn says, walking up. He's left his shield and helm in the barn, and Oldial's son still holds his mast-like spear. Over the back of his hardened leather tunic sits his great Dane Axe, and his Seaxe is on his belt. "We should not attempt to offend him, in the same manner that we would not want offense given us if they were coming to the great hall in Bergholm. But there are enemies afoot, and patrolling warriors have vanished without a trace. That is cause enough to be ever vigilant. And free northmen such as us do not stray far from the tools of our trade, do we not?", he says with a chuckle. "Now come, let us be off, we feast in the name of new friends and mutual profits after all. What is better than those?" Bjorn leads off with Oldial headed for the keep at Andela and the Feast.
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        • #5
          Snaerr shows up for the feast, in good spirit and apparently unarmed.
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          • #6
            Nagnar goes to the feast, clothes cleaned, armor and dual axes crossed at the back polished, hunting knife at the belt.
            "We have no white flag."

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            • #7
              Oldial and Bjorn lead the group along the road back into Andela, across the river and past the mill. As you enter the village proper, walking though the eastern side half of the village (known to locals as the 'Low Road' due to its proximity to the river and surrounding swamps and where the poorest of the poor live) several groups of peasants, just returned from working the fields gather to watch you pass. Most eye you suspiciously but a few appear more friendly with an occasional half wave or smile.

              As you clear that part of the village
              Oldial speaks up in a somewhat lower than normal voice but loud enough for everyone to hear. "Lord Haradoc is a fair man, but he can be harsh, much harsher than some would like and certainly much harder than the other lords in the area. He can be especially rough on those bound to the manor who choose to 'question' their lot in life. He constantly berates the nearby lords for being 'unable or unwilling to properly control their peasants'."

              Oldial hesitates for a moment, letting that sink in, then with an obviously widening smile, he continues, "There is even a rumor around the village that Peoni has brought you here in a pact with Sarajin (who is known as the viking god of battle in these parts) to relieve them of that burden. Some of the more outspoken had hoped to see the manor house burnt to the ground and Lord Haradoc swinging from a tree by now. When I mentioned to them that this might not be your purpose here their reply was 'the week is long . . and Peoni is patient'."

              Oldial then picks up the pace up the hill to the keep.
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              • #8
                Bjorn considers what is said. "Interesting. Yes we know not what Odin and Thor purposed to bring us here. But the all father will reveal all in time I am certain. We will eat and talk and see what might be done. What say you Oldial about this rumor of the peasants? In my country we hath free men and slaves. I am not familiar with peasants or indeed what laws govern them. Are they sworn to the Lord? Can they leave if he were to be a bad lord? Do they have rights of trial by court or combat or responsibility to defend the lands of their lord?"
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                • #9
                  "Slavery is illegal here in Scotland as well as England. That's not to say there aren't slaves, it's just that the practice is illegal. Serfs make up the largest part of the peasant class, about 95%, along with freemen making up the other 5%.

                  Both freemen and serfs rent cottages and land from the lord. Serfs farm the land for the lord and while they must obey their lord, they have an unwritten agreement that provides for physical protection and justice of their family from that lord. Serfs may not leave the manor lands, or marry, without the lord's permission and since they can not sell their land they cannot escape their station in life since the lord owns the land they are bound to.

                  Freemen, while still peasants, are not bound by any contract to serve those of the nobility and they are free to move about and hold any legal job.
                  While they are technically free, they are still subject to local laws, determined by the local lord, which can be harsh or biased against them, as well as the king's law.

                  Peasants are required to help the lord in the time of a crisis by forming up
                  into a militia with freemen usually being the only ones with any military training."
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                  • #10
                    "Interesting", Bjorn considers. "Could the lord grant a serf freedom from his station, perhaps for the man to provide a service to someone? It seems they have strong backs, and some of them might have the right temperament to stand in the shield wall, if the lord was of a mind to release a few." Bjorn considers for a minute. "Very interesting all the same." He continues up to the Manor.......
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                    • #11
                      Bjorn and the others arrive at the manor.....seeing Lord Haradoc's house prepared for a feast, with the freemen of note in the village in attendance.
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                      • #12
                        Nagnar casually observes the people there, how many are armed and how well they're armed, paying attention to how alert they are and where they are.
                        "We have no white flag."

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                        • #13
                          Lord Haradoc's men escort you into the main hall. There are several men you do not recognize but Oldial points them out as other important freemen in the village. First there is Tambrin Darion the Metalsmith, Medaen Darion, Innkeeper of Broken Wheel and Sir Yebrin Lournay, appointed by 2 of the nearby sheriffs to handle local banditry issues.

                          You also spot Varan Etine, the local Miller whom most of you have previously met as the mill is right next to the farm hanging out in the corner. The others are mainly simple freeman farmers and herders.

                          Finally, you are formally introduced to Lady Balsha, Lord Haradoc's wife as well as Arith Ernisch, Lord Haradoc's squire.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GMan88 View Post
                            Nagnar casually observes the people there, how many are armed and how well they're armed, paying attention to how alert they are and where they are.
                            Most are lightly armored, padded and cloth armor at most, carrying only a dagger or 2. The only exception are the 2 guards in the room (Harvis Urdel and Lemwyn Berma). Both armed with with Spear, Shortsword and Roundshield. For armor they each have a Plate Nasal Halfhelm, long sleeved Ring Byrnie and Leather Calf Boots. That's over the leather and cloth clothing, so pretty stout armor.
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                            • #15
                              Time Structure

                              To create some more structured organization to this game I am breaking the day down into 6x 4 hour watches. Please keep your actions and comments within the posted "watch/watches" so no one gets too far ahead of anyone else.

                              The feast will go from about 16:00 to 22:00 which would cover 1 1/2 watches (the 5th Watch of 16:00 - 20:00 and the 1st half of the 6th Watch of 20:00 to 0:00).

                              Please post any actions, etc with that time period in mind.
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