Ballads of the Bay
Event 1, Session 2——
The sky was pink, and the streets of Windhamsport stood silent as if all life had gone, but for the crowing cock. It was sunrise, and a large gathering of noble men could be found gathering near the stables, ready for the the large hunting party. The destination was Beachwood Forest, a small, but moderately dense woodlands just an hour ride out of Windhamsport.
Banners of the Houses of Bay flew alongside other notable banners. There was the orange bend dividing the argent bottom and sable top of House Crevan, and the packs of dogs standing watchful on both top and bottom divide. There was the Heart Tree of House Forest standing proud on the argent chief as two dire wolves watching east and wast on the vert Fess. There was the knights of House Erwin dressed in or and facing west on the or base. And the Grawyn swans of three on azure base divided by an or chevron. But that was not all that stood represented. (Con’t.)
[8/17/2011 7:41:08 PM] Bobby: There were men of many more houses. Some of the bay, and others not. Joren Rockfish, Heir of House Rockfish; had arrived from the Iron Isles just the day before, and his banner was made clear to see. House Landon’s scorched tower and the dragon of the targaryen’s hung proudly around a small contingent of riders. House Sperling’s heron stood proudly over a azure and or bendlett of vert and purpure. The might Lannister Lion could be seen in a row of three across a sable pale with the base of the shield divided into two sides of gules. The gyrony of 8 of House Gilbert could be seen with the giant cock hovering over the divide, though the hungover and worse for wear Hendrick Sperling didn’t find it as amusing as he did the night before when he burst out with offensive comments. Petyr Gilbert was not present, but it appeared some of his banners were, including the colors of House Siggers.
[8/17/2011 7:41:10 PM] Bobby: (con’t)
[8/17/2011 7:44:39 PM] Bobby: The scene opens with various lords, heirs, knights, bastards, retainers and other prominent male figures readying their steeds and gear for the days event. The Wedding Hunt that would provide the prized game for the Wedding Feast.
Notable figures present from last night: Austin Lannister, Conrad Windham, Dafydd Erwin, Darin Forrest, Duc Eddy, Gerrit Sperling, Hendrik Sperling, Kenson Grawyn, Ros Landon, Ward Landon. And there are a great deal of others.
[8/17/2011 7:45:04 PM] Bobby: (Feel free to interact. brb, and then i’m going to get the couple of whispers going on the side!)
[8/17/2011 7:48:45 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan feels like the odd man out in this group of men. He looks at the others nearby as he prepares his steed.
[8/17/2011 7:51:33 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest is near his younger brother Darin Forrest, he is checking the saddle on his grey courser, and checking to make sure everything else is in order he pats the loyal steed a few times as he does this making sure he and his courser are ready for the event
[8/17/2011 7:55:01 PM] Tishie: Tishie stands near his father, preparing his own dapple grey slower than he particularly needed to in order to afford him the time of studying the others. He looked down to Dafydd, affording the other man an honest smile as the jovial, boyish demeanor seemed to return and he took to the saddle.
[8/17/2011 7:56:33 PM] Tishie: (( fixes ))
[8/17/2011 7:57:33 PM] Justin: Though certainly dressed better than the small folk, Joren’s clothing is less stylish and more practical than most of the nobles present. Muted earthtones decorate both the man and his moumnt. For someone from such a minor house, he holds himself with confidence: his posture is straight, his eyes alert, and his face bordering between arrogance and contempt. For the time being, he says nothing. (have a lot of coworkers and what not on Skype, not changing my Skype name to Joren Rockfish)
[8/17/2011 7:57:37 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest takes a moment to looks at all those gathered this is going to be one large hunt that was for certain
[8/17/2011 8:02:00 PM] Bobby: Ser Austin Lannister was first to speak louder than local conversation. “Rockfish!? I had thought for a moment that none from the Iron Isles would find welcome here. Welcome.” He was a Lannister of House Lannister of Lannisport, not the main branch. The big difference was in the curly locks of gold, not straight like the Kingslayer or that imp brother of his. Ser Austin wore a heavy set of thick beard and and braid in his hair styled after the Iron Isles way, a very peculiar thing for a Lannister.
[8/17/2011 8:08:00 PM] Justin: “Ser Lannister,” He lowers his head politely. While Joren’s words are friendly, his tone is chilly and utterly lacking kindness, “Thank you. During times of peace such as this, at least we can still slaughter beasts.”
[8/17/2011 8:08:02 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest looks over toward the louder then usual voice, looking back toward his brother “Seems someone from the Isles attended”
[8/17/2011 8:09:23 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan takes note at the mentioning of Rockfish as he must of missed it the flying of house colors. He mounts up, adjusting his padded armor vest and his quiver on the horses side.
[8/17/2011 8:11:35 PM] Bobby: There is more than one laugh from such a comment. And it seems a plump rider from House Banefort speaks up in reply. “Or fuck ‘em, if you’re the savage type. I hear that some of them mountain clans do.”
[8/17/2011 8:15:51 PM] Bobby: Lord Dafydd rides to the front to face everyone. He is wearing earth tones, but a rider holds a banner with the colors of Erwin at his side. “Thank you all for coming. This morning, we ride for Beachwood Forest. The sky is pink, but we will hope that the weather will remain as clear as it is now. Beachwood is known for it’s particularly large boars. It is my hope to present the groom and bride with a grand boar unlike the rest. And I wish to ask you to help me see that this is done. Come, let us ride for Beachwood.” and with that, the lord of Erwin with salt and pepper hair turns his mount and begins to ride out.*
[8/17/2011 8:16:29 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest finally satisfied everything is in order his climb up onto his grey courser, his sword on one side his bow and quiver on the other as he awaits the beginning of the hunt
[8/17/2011 8:20:08 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan heels his horse slightly to get it started and follows to Beachwood
[8/17/2011 8:22:08 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest soon follows suit and follows some of the other Nobles after Lord Dafydd leads them onward he speaks only loud enough those nearby could hear “Let’s see if the Gods bless us with a good hunt”
[8/17/2011 8:24:04 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan hears Verus “Indeed.”
[8/17/2011 8:24:13 PM] Bobby: The riders begin to move in rows. Six dozen riders in full, one of the larger hunting parties any of you might have been on. Even King Robert himself would choose no larger, and the Kingswood of King’s Landing is certainly much bigger than the Beachwood. Where at first the banners were divided, things become much more mixed as the riders continue onward toward the road south-east.
[8/17/2011 8:26:48 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest looks around a moment to see who all is nearby as they continue to ride toward the Beachwood
[8/17/2011 8:28:37 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan is a few horses away from Verus.
[8/17/2011 8:29:29 PM] Bobby: It was a while longer than an hour, given the hunting party size. The pace of travel was far less. Riders gossiped with one another as they moved along the road, side by side. Finally, up ahead; the Beachwood could be seen from a distance. And with it’s sight, the first sign of darker clouds.
[8/17/2011 8:30:26 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan smirks “A challenge seems to be on the menu as well”
[8/17/2011 8:31:55 PM] Kier Grawyn: Kier Grawyn sets his horse to a trot, following just a bit behind the others, chatting idly with those in the back row and gossipping along the way when the clouds caused him to raise a hand to his eye – staring at the world with a growing frown. “You feel up to testing your footing then, Chaser?”
[8/17/2011 8:32:44 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest grins a bit “Seems so…Harkin”
[8/17/2011 8:37:04 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest was rather quiet for the trip outside of the occasional response when asked a question, he watched the sky as the grew darker over the hunting ground, perhaps it was a sign if it was it wasn’t something that would discourage Verus from the hunt, he didn’t get to do this sort of thing very often
[8/17/2011 8:38:12 PM] Bobby: Darin Forrest was a rarer site this eve, with a falcon upon his arm. Kenson Grawyn was the first to take note. “Ahh, a falconer amongst us. It seems we have the skies to our favor.”
[8/17/2011 8:39:27 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan was introspective as well during the trip unless asked something. He heels his steed to stay in pace with others
[8/17/2011 8:42:19 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest grins a bit as some of the others notice his younger brother is a falconer, in most cases when it came to the hunt his younger brother was much more adept at it than himself, Verus doesn’t get the opportunity to wander around his Houses lands very often as he Duty as the Houses Acting Steward keeps him at the stonghold most the time.
[8/17/2011 8:45:06 PM] Bobby: The sky has grown darker in an overcast, but there is no immediate threat to rain as the hunting party reaches the edge of the Beachwood. Lord Dafydd rides out in front of everyone to explain the plan for this day. He begins, once everyone starts to take notice.
[8/17/2011 8:50:26 PM] Bobby: Dafydd: “The beachwood is split by a road leading to the border of the Westerlands, as many of you know. There are seventy and two men here today for this hunt. It is no modest size, that is for certain.”
“A blind and deaf boar might feel us coming, if we remain like this. We will split into four groups for this hunt. The first group will make for the eastern edge of the forest, the second to the mideast, using the road as a mark of division. The third group will scower the midwest of the Beachwood, on the other side of the roadway. And the fourth party shall take the west.”
He turns to ride closer to the road, and turns his steed to face you once more when he is on the right side of it. “I will lead the third party in the mid-west. Please rally together, and we will see what opportunities we find in this storm.”
[8/17/2011 8:50:33 PM] Bobby: before this storm.
[8/17/2011 8:52:19 PM] Bobby: Few reacted immediately. Ser Conrad Windham rode to his lords side and turned. And then his younger brother Wesley.
[8/17/2011 8:53:17 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan trots to the mid east position
[8/17/2011 8:54:55 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest moves to hunt in the Mid east location as well, as he looks to see who else will join them
[8/17/2011 8:56:06 PM] Kier Grawyn: Kier Grawyn looks to his father to give a nod to the other man before pushing his horse to move to join the other two young men. “You know, I can’t ever say that I’ve had the opportunity to really pass time with people from the isles much. You’d bring us four.”
[8/17/2011 8:57:43 PM] Bobby: Lord Gawen Westerling rides to the far west position, and a few of his banners follow.
[8/17/2011 8:59:41 PM] Verus Forrest: “Hmm so who else do we have with us?”
[8/17/2011 9:01:51 PM] Bobby: Hendrik Sperling is the first to reach the far east party, and with him Duc Eddy. Hendrick’s younger brother Gerrit and Verus’ brother Darin also form up on the mid-east along with Verus and Harkin.
(So what I have right now is this. More names will fit into this as we go, but I wanted to get a general description) (cont.)
[8/17/2011 9:04:31 PM] Bobby: Far West: Gawen Westerling, his banners and Ros Landon.
Mid West: Duc Eddy, Kier & Kenson Grawyn, Conrad & Welsely Windham.
Mid East: Verus & Darin Forest, Harkin Crevan and Gerrit Sperling
Far East: Hendrik Sperling, Some of House Gilbert’s Bannermen, Ward Landon
[8/17/2011 9:05:07 PM] Bobby: (We will have Harkin & Verus’ groups stay in main as they are the most pc’s together. Justin – did you want to fit in? I know you have to bow out soon.)
[8/17/2011 9:13:52 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan looks to the sky before he moves under the trees alittle, looking for a sign from Dafydd to head start.
[8/17/2011 9:17:13 PM] Bobby: A brief horn blow signals the start of the entry into the woods. Your hunting party now consists of under twenty, far less than you had riding here. You find that the already darkened sky appears almost as night once under tree cover, but this is no suprise for men of the north. Darin Forrest speaks in a whisper. “It is not a good hunt for a falcon. Perhaps I will let someone else lead the hunt this morn.” He sounded dissapointed.
[8/17/2011 9:18:45 PM] Verus Forrest: “Even without your falcon Brother, you are more experienced then I…”
[8/17/2011 9:19:47 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest takes a moment to looks around the wooded surroundings as the hunt begins, his thoughts about the weather turning for the worse slipping to the back of his mind.
[8/17/2011 9:22:39 PM] Bobby: Darin looks to Harkin and then nods to Verus. “It is true that I am skilled, but we have another northman here.” He looked to Harkin.
[8/17/2011 9:23:16 PM] Verus Forrest: “Ofcourse, Would you care to lead our Hunting Group?”
[8/17/2011 9:24:00 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest looks over toward Harkin waiting for a response
[8/17/2011 9:25:05 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan pauses a moment and nods “That I can.”
[8/17/2011 9:27:26 PM] Verus Forrest: “Well then, after you Harkin Crevan, lets find us a suitable boar to kill”
[8/17/2011 9:28:20 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan nods and starts the lead the group into the woods farther. He looks for signs of boar activity.
[8/17/2011 9:29:16 PM] Bobby: Survival/Hunt roll if you would, sir.
[8/17/2011 9:30:55 PM] Harkin Crevan: 7 but could I do awareness for tracks as well?
[8/17/2011 9:31:30 PM] Bobby: (Yes sorry, Track would be the correct roll here.)
[8/17/2011 9:32:10 PM] Harkin Crevan: 15
[8/17/2011 9:35:03 PM] Bobby: Harkin picks up fresh boar tracks, with Darin, Verus and Gerrit looking over his shoulder. “Look at that print.” Gerrit exclaimed. “That’s a big one, i’d imagine.” -And you’d be inclined to agree. A lucky favor, that is for certain. To find not only tracks, but tracks of grand game such as this, so quickly…
[8/17/2011 9:35:56 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan smiles “It is Gerrit. I’ve never seen one that big myself.”
[8/17/2011 9:36:44 PM] Verus Forrest: “We must get this Boar…I have never seen tracks of this size before”
[8/17/2011 9:37:39 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan nods and starts off again; leading the group (now need tracking?)
[8/17/2011 9:40:07 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest follows after Harkin he is much more energetic then most have seen him since his arrival at the festivities
[8/17/2011 9:40:58 PM] Bobby: (my apologies i am cut between 4 things at the moment. Yes, another tracking roll, Harkin.)
[8/17/2011 9:41:46 PM] Harkin Crevan: Tracking 10
[8/17/2011 9:42:43 PM] Harkin Crevan: (no prob)
[8/17/2011 9:44:34 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan comments lightly “definitely a prize boar for this wedding. Its probably will be a demon to kill”
[8/17/2011 9:44:46 PM] Harkin Crevan: (be like^)
[8/17/2011 9:47:37 PM] Verus Forrest: “We can worry about that after we find the beast…we have to hope it hasn’t ranged into another area of the forest already”
[8/17/2011 9:48:50 PM] Bobby: The first spit of rain could be felt on your heads and shoulders now. Gerrit Sperling sighed. “And this…is why I rarely hunt.” Darin smiled “Rain is not worth concerning yourself for.”
[8/17/2011 9:49:28 PM] Bobby: The tracks were still easily distinguishable, and far more fresh by this point. You have been traveling on a downward sloap now, and the sound of running water can be heard in the distance.
[8/17/2011 9:50:53 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan smiles at Darin’s comment and listens at the water running “it might wallowing near the water, a nice mud bath.” He readying an arrow as he moves slowly to the sounds of water
[8/17/2011 9:51:59 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest nods in agreement with both Harkin and Darin’s comments as he also nocks an arrow and follows after Harkin
[8/17/2011 9:55:59 PM] Verus Forrest: ((Btw is this a dense forest or is it rather light?))
[8/17/2011 9:58:56 PM] Bobby: (It is somewhere in the middle, dense for the purpose of mechanics, but not as dense as the thick parts of the grove.)
[8/17/2011 9:59:10 PM] Verus Forrest: ((k))
[8/17/2011 10:03:37 PM] Bobby: A brief flash of light fills the darkness of the woods followed by a loud crash of thunder as the rain goes from steady to pooring. (Alertness rolls, if you could.)
[8/17/2011 10:04:42 PM] Harkin Crevan: 16
[8/17/2011 10:05:26 PM] Bobby: should’ve said, awareness/notice.
[8/17/2011 10:05:51 PM] Harkin Crevan: (sorry 13; looked at wrong number)
[8/17/2011 10:06:00 PM] Verus Forrest: (13 as well)
[8/17/2011 10:07:39 PM] Bobby: You both hear a very deep squee and snort from the boar as the thunder disturbed it’s drinking. You have caught sight of it now, and it has not noticed you, though it is already panicked.
[8/17/2011 10:08:55 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest signals to the others that its been spotted and stays silent as he moves into a spot for a shot waiting for others to get into whatever positions they are wanting
[8/17/2011 10:09:45 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan nods to the others as he raises his bow and steps forward slowly, hoping to avoid making too much noise above the rain and the running water
[8/17/2011 10:10:26 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan lets the others spread out after a step or two then aims at the boar.
[8/17/2011 10:11:13 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest takes aim as well and waits for Harkin to fire so they can let loose their arrows at the same time
[8/17/2011 10:11:58 PM] Bobby: (And one more awareness roll each)
[8/17/2011 10:12:28 PM] Harkin Crevan: 20!
[8/17/2011 10:12:28 PM] Verus Forrest: (7)
[8/17/2011 10:15:56 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan turns his head slightly as he hears something. Then takes a step back and motions the others to do as well.
[8/17/2011 10:16:47 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan does it slowly and tries to not spook the boar as he withdraws
[8/17/2011 10:17:05 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest does so a bit curious as to what has taken Harkin’s attention from the boar
[8/17/2011 10:19:21 PM] Bobby: You see the boar continues onward at a leisurely pace, heading in the opposite direction of the sound. What sound you ask? Well it doesn’t take long now that Harkin has brought your attention away from the boar. It is the sound of clashing steel. You hear a faint cry of pain. Verus is all too familiar with the sound of battle, and this is it. To the east of you.
[8/17/2011 10:20:39 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan speaks lowly once some distance from the boar. “Fighting to the south east” He points and waits for the others to focus in on the sounds.
[8/17/2011 10:21:16 PM] Verus Forrest: “Sounds of battle?…Seems that boar is spared my arrows…I am going to investigate that battle…that shouldn’t be out here”
[8/17/2011 10:21:49 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan nods “Agreed. We’ll stay together incase its bandits”
[8/17/2011 10:22:12 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest starts to moves off toward the sounds of battle at a quick pace
[8/17/2011 10:22:47 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan tails Verus through the woods; making sure its the correct direction
[8/17/2011 10:23:22 PM] Bobby: Gerrit nods “Henrick is that way…and Duc.”
[8/17/2011 10:23:34 PM] Bobby: Darin nods and turns with the others.
[8/17/2011 10:23:35 PM] Verus Forrest: “As is Ward Landon”
[8/17/2011 10:24:15 PM] Bobby: The rest of your host has split slightly, scowering the middle east of the woods. It is just you four, two house Forrest banners and one House Sperling banner.
[8/17/2011 10:24:29 PM] Bobby: (How quickly do you intend to move?)
[8/17/2011 10:25:07 PM] Verus Forrest: ((As quick as we can manage I suppose))
[8/17/2011 10:25:17 PM] Harkin Crevan: (yea)
[8/17/2011 10:29:45 PM] Bobby: You move quickly, following the sounds of battle. You find a battle ensuing as you approach, spread throughout the trees. You find the loudmouth knight from House Banefort being slain by a man in House Gilbert colors.
[8/17/2011 10:31:46 PM] Bobby: Up ahead, you see Hendrick and Duc fighting together, both bleeding and favoring their steps. It seems both are injured. They are surrounded by three men dressed in the Sable and Red garrony with the Foot dead center. They are knights of House Siggers, who have sworn fealty to the same lord as House Gilbert. A series of bodies can be found laying around them.
[8/17/2011 10:34:05 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan comments “House of Arbon madness spreads.” as he stays out of sight behind a tree.
[8/17/2011 10:35:34 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest stays behind the cover of a tree but call out “What is the meaning of this violation of House Erwin’s Hospitality…cease this madness”
[8/17/2011 10:35:57 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan shakes his head and readies an arrow
[8/17/2011 10:36:32 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest has an arrow nocked and ready aiming at the ones surrounding Hendrik and Duc
[8/17/2011 10:36:33 PM] Bobby: The call of voices gives Duc Eddy a moment of advantage, as he skewers the man he is facing. The other one who faces Hendrick breaks quickly for the treeline to flee. Duc drops to a knee and grunts, unable to go after him.
[8/17/2011 10:37:52 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan fires an arrow at the fleeing
[8/17/2011 10:38:51 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest shifts his attention toward the fleeing man and lets loose a single arrow aiming low in an attempt to wound not kill the noble
[8/17/2011 10:39:56 PM] Bobby: (Go ahead and give me an attack roll – each of you)
[8/17/2011 10:40:11 PM] Harkin Crevan: 16
[8/17/2011 10:40:22 PM] Verus Forrest: (10)
[8/17/2011 10:41:11 PM] Harkin Crevan: (nonlethal as well; is possible)
[8/17/2011 10:42:24 PM] Bobby: The wind and the rain makes this shot quite difficult, but both arrows seem to catch him as he runs. It was obvious by the way he jerked twice before he dropped to the ground.
[8/17/2011 10:43:19 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest steps out from behind the tree and looks toward Duc Eddy and Hendrick Sperling, before looking at the immediate area a moment
[8/17/2011 10:43:24 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan moves forward and nods to Hendrik and Duc as he passes them on his way to the man just downed.
[8/17/2011 10:44:39 PM] Bobby: Hendrick’s eyes are wide with madness. “They tried to murder me! Over what!? Last night’s comments!?”
[8/17/2011 10:45:48 PM] Verus Forrest: “I do not know…Did they mention anything?”
[8/17/2011 10:46:19 PM] Bobby: Verus looks about for Ward Landon. He finds him. His eyes are wide with disbelief as he lays in a pool of blood. His neck has been opened. He reaches out a hand towards Verus and tries to speak, but a pool of blood has formed in his mouth leaving a terrible gargle in his throat. His teeth are stained with blood and he looks terrified.
[8/17/2011 10:47:25 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan notches an arrow as he gets closer to the man “Don’t move or the next one will take off your balls”
[8/17/2011 10:49:06 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest rushes over quickly toward Ward and does what he can to try and sit him up and keep him from bleeding to death, as he watches his comrade in arms apparently bleeding to death…
[8/17/2011 10:49:37 PM] Bobby: Harkin spies the man not moving at all. It seems Verus’ shot in the wind and all, managed to get the man right in the back of the neck, while yours caught him square in the knee where you intended. (locations shifting due to penalties.)
[8/17/2011 10:49:53 PM] Verus Forrest: ((yeah))
[8/17/2011 10:50:24 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan frowns and heads back to the gathering around Ward
[8/17/2011 10:51:19 PM] Bobby: Hendrick turned to Duc and shook his head seeing Ward. “Thank you Duc. It was my life they were after, and you saved me.” – Duc motioned to Ward “Thank ‘m mi’lort. ’E was the first to notice.”
[8/17/2011 10:53:25 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest is currently ignoring Hendrick and Duc at the moment as he tries to figure out what to do…
[8/17/2011 10:54:35 PM] Bobby: Hendrick kneeled down beside Verus, but gave him plenty of room to work. “Ward, was it?” He looked to Harkin to confirm and then back down. “You have my thanks.”
[8/17/2011 10:54:52 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan nods
[8/17/2011 11:00:29 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest growls as he tries to atleast stabilize Ward Landon to keep him from bleeding out he speaks to Ward “Hold on Ward…”
[8/17/2011 11:01:34 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan looks at Ward and some sadness is seen on his face as he remorseful at these turn of events
[8/17/2011 11:02:36 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan looks around and listens to try to see of the attackers had any steeds nearby
[8/17/2011 11:06:35 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan collects a steed from nearby “We aren’t helping him stay here.”
[8/17/2011 11:06:50 PM] Harkin Crevan: (staying*)
[8/17/2011 11:06:56 PM] Verus Forrest: ((I am waiting for GM feedback ))
[8/17/2011 11:07:48 PM] Bobby: Verus has done the best he can with Ward, but Ward’s wound is in a terrible place, and is quite deep. Verus wonders if even a Maester or Septa trained in healing could do anything about this. Ward had appeared but a few minutes ago, alert and firightened. Now his alertness faded and his eyes were sagging a bit. His mouth remained closed as he swallowed blood regularly, and coughed some up once or twice.
[8/17/2011 11:08:41 PM] Verus Forrest: “We need to get him to someone with more knowledge in healing…I have done what I can”
[8/17/2011 11:09:10 PM] Bobby: Hendrick has started to address the spear wound at his back side. It seems to have entered in his lower abdomen and is bleeding badly. When the adrenaline starts to fade, he finds himself to his knees. “We need to return… We need to let the others know what happened.”
[8/17/2011 11:09:43 PM] Verus Forrest: ((how far are we from our horses?))
[8/17/2011 11:10:01 PM] Bobby: (About a quarter mile.)
[8/17/2011 11:10:22 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan goes collects the other steeds nearby
[8/17/2011 11:11:41 PM] Bobby: Darin kneels beside Verus. “Brother, there are others hurt. We need to return to Windhamsport with everyone…”
[8/17/2011 11:13:04 PM] Bobby: Gerrit looks to Hendrick. “You need to be more careful, brother. If it is your words that caused this…” Hendrick waves Gerrit off. “Enough. We will speak of such things when we know.”
[8/17/2011 11:13:40 PM] Verus Forrest: “I find it hard to believe it was just words…but now is not the place”
[8/17/2011 11:13:49 PM] Verus Forrest: ((so how many wounded we have and how many non wounded
[8/17/2011 11:13:56 PM] Verus Forrest: ))
[8/17/2011 11:14:15 PM] Bobby: The rain slows to a drizzle, and the droplets still find you from the leafs and trees.
[8/17/2011 11:15:45 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest attempts to pick up Ward so they can get out of these woods, walking toward where their steads left as he speaks up “Anyone not wounded help someone that is we need to leave now…”
[8/17/2011 11:15:46 PM] Bobby: (Duc, Ward, Hendrick and two others. One from a cadet line of House Eddy and another of a cadet line of House Landon. )
[8/17/2011 11:16:43 PM] Bobby: (Those are your wounded. Six of House Arbon’s bannermen are dead (Gilberts and Siggers.)
[8/17/2011 11:17:03 PM] Verus Forrest: ((k))
[8/17/2011 11:17:50 PM] Bobby: Hendrick motions to the side of his hoars that Harkin is currently leading by the reigns. He motions to the side where a horn is hanging. “Blow once, and then twice after. Give it a few minutes and again. The others will come.”
[8/17/2011 11:18:28 PM] Harkin Crevan: Harkin Crevan nods and does as instructed.
[8/17/2011 11:21:55 PM] Verus Forrest: Verus Forrest hears Hendrick instruct Harkin to sound the horn and instead keeps Ward where he was found, Verus keeps pressure on the wound in a hopes to slow the bleeding but the wound it horrible…and at this point it is looking like a mortal wound, he speaks again to Ward even as he notices Ward’s alertness diminishing “Fight damn it”
[8/17/2011 11:22:33 PM] Bobby: Wards looks far worse now. His breathing is not in steady rythm. He is quite pale and has bled a great deal. He moves to motion with his mouth, despite the protests from onlookers telling him to save his strength. he mouths ‘sorry’ to Verus a few times, and then dies in his friend’s arms, just before Lord Dafydd and Kier Grawyn’s hunting party arrives…
-To be continued in Session 3.-