Today, we did another game playtesting my Fantasy rules. I am still painting madly for the next planned game, so getting a call asking me to do a game today at 19:10 GMT last night didn't give me much time to prepare a scenario!!!
Never mind...here goes...!
After rescuing the Aquilonian princess Vanaria, last game, Conan suggested the party return to Bossonia and safety, keeping off the accepted routes.
Since they had killed a Pictish Tribal leader, the Picts in surrounding areas had been communicating by war-drums, and Conan guessed the normal tracks would be well watched.
One evening in camp, a lady called Assange approached the party from the woods, saying that she had been driven out of her farmhouse by approaching Picts, and that if they could reclaim the farmhouse, they would have a safe place to sleep, and good food from her hidden store.
The Princess insisted they must help her, so the Aquilonian nobles agreed.
Conan said nothing, he knew he would never understand the concept of Honour amongst Hyborian nobility!!! - (he could not understand why Bossonian and Aquilonian civilians were still trying to encroach into Pictish lands after his retreat from the Black River a scant year ago.)
Assange led Conan safely to the area of the Farmstead...