To Bounder Meadowlarke Sweetweed
Bounders of the Shire
I am writing to report of the battles near Needlehole.
First, though, let me report that if you know of anybody who would like to join us in these missions, there is room for more.
It was discovered that some dwarfs near here were capturing and caging trolls to ship north for some villainous end. Ulfar, a local Dwarf leader, asked for help in raiding the camps and slaying the captured trolls.
For the last few days we have been learning the location of these camps. When we found one we sent in a team of three soldiers with a Dwarf scout (who does not participate in the fighting).
Given the fact we are near to new recruits going against veteran dwarfs and a troll, we were more than a little worried about the outcome. I was scared - I admit. My team included Pintail, who is quite good with a bow, and Hallfred, who is poor in combat but good at keeping us focused on our goal and fighting when we otherwise would have fled.
It's odd, I scarcely remember the details of the battle. I remember Pintail setting traps, and me setting up between the enemy and him. I remember Hallfred's encouraging words, particularly as I started to panic against the enemy's blows. Of course, I remember how it ended - &the troll was slewn.
Four other teams have gone out to different camps. We were successful in every case, losing only one soldier. The minstrel Hedgerow. He was overwhelmed by dwarfs in the last fight, but the others of his team carried through to victory. The Dwarfs are tending to his wounds.
We will continue to battle as we find more camps.
Alphred Troute, Bounder
Last edited by Tiempko; Dec 25 2012 at 07:15 AM.
Meadowlarke Sweetweed on Landroval. Also nephews and Bounders Ayrhawk, Wrennsong, and Little Meadowlark Sweetweed
Club Eclair roleplaying group on Landroval currently capped at Level 45 in Forochel for Shadows of Angmar end-game content - Book XIII (Alphred Troute, Hedgerow Shrewburrow).