The Saexa Menace, Episode Six

Present

Erdudfyl (Etouffee), the Ranger
Inghinn (Elvira), the Thief

Not Present

Meurig (Presto), the Wizard

Missing in Action

Tristan (“the poxy Bard”), Bard

Background

Play starts in the Keep of Bridgeford, on the Brycheiniog / Elfael border.

Ifan the Black, Bandit with a Bounty on his head
Wanted for banditry, slaughter, and crimes against the gods.
Ifan is new to the area, increasingly infamous.
Presto knows of a magical treasure, defended by an unnatural threat.
Rumors of the undead coming from the hills to the west. (“West” is western side of Cantref Elfael)
Undead are known to fear the sun. Some may lair underground, some may lair in dense wilderness.

We meet Father Caeso Atria, the Magi assigned to the temple in the Bridgeford keep. From him, we learned that the inquisition is in town, in the form of the Archon of Cantref Talgarth and his Red Paladins of Mithras. Grim servants of the warrior god, the Red Paladins are charged with ferreting out heresy, sorcery, and the diabolical practice of ýâtavô. All of which are punishable by death.

Play

Fifth Day of the Spring Season (Full Moon +4), Year 2375 of the Imperial Calendar.

Scouting for bandit activity on the Radnorshire road, several brightly painted wagons of the Hwb travelling folk are under attack by half a dozen men at arms, surely bandits themselves. As Inghinn and Erdudfyl dispatch half of their number without serious threat to their own health, the remaining attackers stream eastward on the road to safety.
Darragh and Aisling, in the first wagon, are happy to share their experience on the roads from Radnorshire. With a bit of prodding from Inghinn, they’re happy to pay 10 coin for a safe escort to Bridgeford as well.

The pay and the three ponies liberated from bandit corpses provide a win in the profit column for this day’s activities. Taking any of the bandits captive to answer questions, or finding any relevant maps or clues amongst their corpses would have provided an unqualified success.

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