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Author Topic: The Story So Far - Chapter One  (Read 40 times)
Rob Farley
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In da beginning was da word and da word was WAAAGH

« on: September 29, 2017, 10:46:49 pm »

In the turmoil following the deaths of Robert Baratheon and Eddard Stark war has broken out across Westeros. The Riverlands in particular are in chaos.

Balon Greyjoy has declared himself king of the Iron Islands and unleashed his reavers on the mainland. The ships of House Harlaw landed in Ironman's Bay where they were met and repelled outside the walls of Seagard by the forces of House Mallister.

Asha Greyjoy, Balon's daughter, led her men North looking to gain some measure of revenge for the deaths of her two older brothers. She was not expecting to run into a band of wildlings who had sailed south on a half-derelict ship, fetching up on the shores of Flint's Finger, and looking to get "as far south as south goes". Their first encounter with the southerners did not go well for either party, as the wildlings were scattered and the Greyjoys were forced to wait for their revenge.

The Night's Watch were not willing to stand idle while their defences were circumvented in this manner. The Lord Commander sent a large ranging party south in pursuit,  led by his steward, Jon Snow. Unfortunately Roose Bolton interpreted this action as a territorial claim by the Watch and intercepted them to the northwest of the Dreadfort. The Watch's territorial ambitions were duly curtailed, or so Lord Bolton reported to his liege.

Tion the Red, last scion of House Tarbeck, has returned home and is looking to reclaim his ancestral seat. This did not go unnoticed by his erstwhile liege-lords, the Lannisters, who sent a force to intercept him. Unfortunately Ser Kevan Lannister is not the commander that his brother is, and their forces were scattered in short order. It seems certain that this matter is not over, Lord Tion's need for vengeance is as fresh as ever and Lord Tywin does not forgive a slight of this nature.

At the same time, ships belonging to House Manderley set sail from White Harbor in an attempt to prevent the forces of Daenarys Targaryen from leaving Essos. They were unsuccessful, and the Targaryens landed in Westeros where they were warmly welcomed by the Conningtons of Griffin's Roost.

In the south, forces loyal to King Renley Baratheon are making their way slowly from the Reach into the Stormlands. Behind them, the fragile peace between Dorne and the Reach was shattered as the forces of House Uller made their way through the Boneway and attacked Grassy Vale, the seat of House Meadows. House Tyrell were not prepared to ignore this slight and sent a force under the command of Ser Garlan to repel the invaders but wrre unsuccesful. Ser Garlan was almost killed in the process and Grassy Vale fell to the attackers.
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Current games (and armies) played: Direwolf Rampant, Frostgrave, Bolt Action & Operation Squad (Desert Rats, Communist Chinese, Russians, partisans, Americans, Finns, Italian Paras), In Her Majesty's Name, Judge Dredd Miniatures, Dreadball, Deadzone, Mobile Frame Zero, Uncharted Seas (Orcs), Necromunda (Pit Slaves, Escher), Wings of War (WWI and WWII), Mordheim, Alien vs Predator, Warpath

Current Projects: House Uller of Hellholt plus associated scenery, the Blaine Legion
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