At the Start of Episode 2 we find Symon, Gavin and the still somewhat dubious Ser Clinton in Krugan's War room (aka his Suite of room(s) in the keep. It is important to note that while Krugan is not a person of high Status, his long service to the Milo family has left him as basically the "General" of the army. We all surrounded a war table (a over large table with maps on it.) Ser Clinton outlined where the location of Jens Netley is, what forces he has and what was known about the relationship between Thirdson Jens Netley and the rest of the Netleys. In short Jens is not very popular with his family. Worse he is a hideous man. Snaggletooth Teeth, no neck, and out of character he is described to look like a Muppet! We set sail with our entire squadron of warships, Our Entire force of Infantry, our entire force of Calvary, we three player characters, Fang, and our entire force of Marines. Marines are how we are simplifying the difference between ship’s crew and Combat troops on Ships.
Arrive at dawn on the Eastern side of the Netley's Island. Krugan is pretty certain from his service during the Greyjoy rebellion that the eastern side of the island is relatively safe for an amphibious landing.
Once on land the Calvary unit will trail the Infantry and Archers. At the first sign of enemy movement the Calvary would break off and form a flanking force on the enemy. it is intended for us to arrive at Jen's Palisades enclosed camp at mid morning with the sun at our backs (reducing our forces chances of being distracted and aiding our ability to fight effectively.
During mustering: Speaches about the end result of this action are given (Gavin to the Calvary, Krugan to the Infantry and Symon to the Infantry to remove some of the bluntness of Krugan's speech.) Gavin finds out that Ser Clinton has instilled his Squire, Patsy, in place of the Calvary force commander. Gavin corrects this error. Patsy is allowed to ride as a Cavalryman but is the lowest man in the hierarchy now, not the highest.
All through the journey Saber has been upchucking and otherwise scaring the Calvary horses on the Seawolf. Gavin has barely been able to keep Fang from doing more than injuring one sailor
Pre dawn morning, our lead ship of the Squadron with our entire force of infantry, Krugan and Symon is spotted by a force of 3 Greyjoy longboats. After a poor parlay (yelling back and forth between Symon and the patrol's commander) combat ensures. The Three long boats quickly close on the single warship. The unit of infantry is ordered to arms on the warship. A Key distinction at this point is the constant reminder that going overboard in armor is almost assured death. Symon and the Infantry do not don any armor. Krugan only dons the under armor to his suit of armor.
9 Rounds of combat ensure before the trailing ships can join the battle. At this time the remaining ships, including a ship with a full contingent of Archers on board enters the Fray. During the next 6 rounds, Krugan takes three injuries; Symon takes a Wound an Injury and is knocked out. The Entire Infantry force is whipped out to a man and about half of the boarders lie dead on the Deck of the flagship of our squadron (sorry, I forgot to write it's name down.) However, as they attempt to flee all three longships are destroyed. Hail to the Victor and all but at what cost. We just lost our trained Infantry unit. The CORE of our attack-force! It should be noted, that Symon and Gavin both beheaded enemy forces with arrows, Krugan splint at least 3 enemies in-twain (or from stem to stern if you will.) Gavin's Best shot was an arrow that took enemy ship 3 commander's head and mounted it to the fo'c'sal of self same ship!
A new plan is quickly drawn up using the Marines in place of the Infantry. We are less sure about the revised plan as the Marines have no armor and we are concerned.
Arrival of the Palisades of Jens Netley.
just as we arrive at the Palisades we see a rider take off heading east. Brother Symon's last fighting act of the adventure, trusting his Destiny is to launch an arrow into the sky. Said Arrow explodes the Heart of the rider killing him instantly.
Jens is seen on the rampart of the Palisade, he yells out "what ye want!"
Symon answers " What you wrongfully stole from The Bryces!"
Jens, "We paid for those goods! We paid the Ironprice!"
Symon follows "And we will pay that same ironprice for them back!"
The next couple actions involve Symon and Jens deciding to settle this in a battle of single combat. Gavin will be the champion for Symon (he is the only un-injured PC at this juncture.) Saber is none too happy to leave Gavin's side now that she has settled down on land. But it is a SINGLE combat. Symon hands Gavin the family Heirloom longsword made out of Valerian steel. It is the switch in weapons that will decide this combat.
Out of character I feel sorry for Jens, if he kills Gavin at this point Saber will charge and attack.
Jens is even uglier in person than he was described. No one said he was unwashed and stunk of rotting food!
Jens gets the jump on Gavin and swings his greataxe in Gavin's Direction. Gavin takes the brunt of the blow on his Shield. one damage point gets through his Armor. Gavin in turn strikes a mighty blow on Jens Causing a Critical strike (1 6 up on my roll.) Jens is staggered and angry. Jens makes yet another full attack on Gavin striking a Mighty blow. Gavin Takes is injured and staggers back briefly only to swing and catch a lucky shot on Jens. Jens in turn strikes at Gavin a third time. Yet again Jens only manages to scratch the Coin-Mail. Gavin however makes a leaping attack at Jens. After Staggering Jens back on his heels Gavin offers Jens the ability to Yield. Jens choose to Yield rather than die against the obviously superior fighting that Gavin brings to the table. The large chest is sent out of the Palisades and we return home. Lots of Ravens are sent out for the glory of our adventure.
Now, We did not fully use the Warfare rules, only skimmed on them. I am un-certain of Eisen will allow the Warships to make a training roll to see if they can gain Elite status. I HOPE so
our House Power, already mediocre is now reduced by 7 due to the loss of our Infantry unit to the man. In Hindsight we should not have Sent our entire warship squadron and we should not have kept the Infantry out of their Armor during the Ship combat. We could have kept the Infantry alive if we let them Armor up. after our Episode Eisen informed us if we had taken 3 ships (the minimum to carry our forces) we would have gone un-detected by the Longship patrol and could have wiped Jen Netley's Enclave out to the man.