As part of this years, Challenge CORE series the GMD VIP Members requested a series of games from their favorite settings.
The latest of these is Lord of the Rings. So following on from a Middle Earth adventure I ran for them a few years back the part return as members of the Company of Culthain a band of rangers who hunt the enemy across the North Western Middle Earth.
This is a Campaign Playtest series with the following cast:
Ranged (Actor: Silvereagle)
Who longs to be reunited with her lover Nina another member of the company who set off with Culthain ahead of the group.
Ranged (Actor: TPK)
Trackers, archer, and skilled warrior
Related to Culthain the head of the company.
Agitator (Actor: Rich)
Wilderness Survivalist and Falconer
foul-tempered loner, the lost bastard son of Lord Mirendel.
Scrapper (Actor: Eusi)
Dual axe-wielding warrior.
Who lost his family to Morg the Dwarf Killer.
Scrapper (Actor: Waracolyte)
Skilled Herbalist, and warrior.
Good friends of Lofar who also is a tracker for the company, but has traveled ahead of the party with Culthaines band.
Defender (Actor: Woadan)
A mighty great axe weilding warrior.
Cousin of Eanfled Amrodan
Arriving at the Tirthon and are welcomed with the scene of carnage!
Corpses littered the battlefield turning the snow red. While troops were starting to pile the bodies and burn them others were attempting to put out fires threatening to destroy the tower itself.
In horror they watched for a moment, worried that their company lay among the dead.
But as they started to approach the tower a unit of horsemen galloped up to them and surrounded them. Their leader Sgt. Demuret questioned them, and was about to turn them away when they mentioned that they battled orcs along the northern trails. News he deemed urgent to report to the Hallweard. Escorting them to the Tower, Sgt Demuret located Hallweard Harcarl. Harcarl was saddened to hear they were part of Culthaines Company and that the news he had for them was not his to tell. He escorted them into the tower to have an audience with Lord Amrodan. Lord Amrodan, informed them of the demise of the company of Culthain. He also told the party that a group of adventurers who had assisted in the defense of the tower has ventured forth into the Yfelwoods in search of the mastermind behind this attack. Standing by the Lord, was an elf called Karell, who informed them that he was to head to Rivendell to speak with Lord Elrond and learn how to defeat the Bloodwights that accompanied the army or orcs. A matter that seems to worry Karell gravely. Requesting that they join him and ensure he reaches Rivendell, especially after learning that the Orcs have scattered to the wilderness which will make his journey harder than he thought.
Lord Oswy Amrodan, was puzzled at the sight of Ranger who resembled Lord Mirendil who had passed in the battle. But Ranger did not recognize the tapestries.
Agreeing, they decided to rest up and leave in the early hours.
Ronin and Ranger both noticed a beautiful maiden, Eanfled, dressed in expensive garb watching from the shadows, as they left the woman beckoned to them and she asked for news of Dillothanor. She seemed confused when they said they did not know him. She had mistaken Ronin for Perren a Dwarf that had accompanied the elf into Yfelwoods. She asked that they hurry back so they may look for him and see that he is not harmed. When asked who he was to her, she reddened and said a good friend.
Meanwhile, Corvus said goodbye to his cousin Culthain and vowed vengeance for his death. Tinuviel found a survivor of the company in the infirmary, rushing to his side she was over the moon to learn that it was her good friend Lofar. But when Ailen found them, Lofar was saddened for Nina Ailen’s lover, who had passed and could do nothing to prevent it. Lofar joined the company, somewhat hurt but happy to see the remainder alive!
The night passed and as they left the Tirthon, Eanfled recognized her cousin Ulf and begged him to stay, but his duty was to the company of Culthain, of which he and his companions were the last of.
They left into the wilderness for Rivendel.
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