A tale of Blood and Honour
Assault on Vagon Castle
The assault on the walls
Sir Edward, the Broken Bulwark
All leading numerous of picts
Course of Event:
The charge against the walls was hard. Lord Elad the Mad had put all his archers to defend the first wall of the castle and many picts where wounded or killed on their way forward. When Sir Godwyn and Sir Merwyn reached their end of the wall, they started to climb and lead the picts upwards. Sir Godwyn got hit by a stone so hard that he fell down the ladder and landed in the moat.
Sir Merwyn reached the archer that stood defending the battlements with a spear and was soon locked in a long stalemate. Sir Godwyn started to climb towards the defending archer who switched to a spear as well. Both invoked their passion to save their grandmother. Where it did little for Merwyn who still was locked in a deadly fight, it helped Godwyn much. Godwyn cut the head of the archer and was the first to land on the wall. Now he was faced with fighting two spearmen. He killed one and could see both Sir Edward and Sir Lycus climbing over the wall on the other side of the gate.
Sir Merwyn finally pierced the archer with his sword and flung him over his head backwards and down into the moat. Godwyn meanwhile hacked and slashed his way towards the gate and cut down weights that held the gate closed. The Salisbury knights stormed the castle village and killed the last defenders in short order. Earl Robert of Salisbury rode in and saw Sir Godwyn covered in blood. “It seems I misjudged you” Earl robert said and rode on inside and past Godwyn.
The infiltration of the castle
Lord Carangeir of Tisbury
Two of Lycus sons
And many of picts
Course of Event:
A peasant captured by Baron Tethyr offered some information to Lord Tisbury for being a great pagan. He said that their was a hidden and secret old pathway into the castle from the outside. It would be a complete suicide going that way since it was to large to carry armor. The men going in their could not wear much but their swords and pants. Trusting the peasant was huge risk but they agreed to go.
Lord Carangeir took charge of the men and the rest watched as the knights of old undressed to go to what could be their last adventure. They followed the peasant out from the castle and to the entrance of the cave that would lead into the castle. It was blocked by a christian picture that the picts silently removed with ease. The crawl was slow and many hard challenges opposed them but they came out luckily enough unscratched to the other side of the tunnel.
As they saw the defending men having their eyes on the army outside not much had to be said. The knights know what to do and with Carangeir in the lead he sneaked up on a traitor knight and stabbed him in the back with his sword, slaying him outright. Now the men was alerted and two men at arms came at Carangeir the Pagan. Carangeir outmatched by the loyalty of the men at arms meet them with his squire and together they killed the defending men easily. They felled the last defenders and open for the army to enter.
Cutting the head of a snake
As the army charged the castle the battle was soon over. However Lord Elad the Mad was still somewhere inside. Lord Carangeir was the first one to charge inside and it was little to none resistance to fight making things easy.
on the courtyard Baron Tethyr was on his way to kill an defenseless old man but Sir Godwyn stepped in to take the blow on his shield. Baron Tethyr was annoyed and amused that Sir Godwyn would sacrifice his own life for a peasant that he claimed having his right to kill, Tethyr walked away laughing. Godwyn then spotted a man that was upside down. He turned the man around and saw that it was the knight that he had squired for in the past years, Sir Edward, the Broken Bulwark. Godwyn sat with Edward’s head resting against his lap, stroking Edwards hair with tears in his eyes.
Meanwhile Sir Merwyn found some picts that was stealing the church silver. He ordered them with his authority as a knight to turn it over, then ripped it out from their hands onto the floor. All picts save one managed to scrap some of the silver and escape. The last one tried to get away but Merwyn knocked him in the face with the pommel and the pict was rendered unconscious. He took the little silver that was left and returned it to the chapel.
Carangeir had reached the upper floors and heard screams from women in the chamber and Lord Elad laughing on the roof of the castle. Carangeir’s choice was easy as he knew that Elad had his child. Sir Caragyr the Rabid Dog was not far behind and also climbed onto the roof. On the roof they saw Lord Elad holding the infant that he carved out from Lady Ellen’s womb the last year. He stood on a small lookout tower above them with a bonfire behind him and laughed as he yelled at them “You may have taken my castle but I may still take everything from you!!”. Lord Carangeir in his desperation threw his sword towards Lord Elad in anger and fear for the safety of his child. He picked his sword back up and made a rush towards Elad but this time with the help of Sir Caragyr who boosted his father. Elad threw the infant and Carangeir missed to catch it, Sir Caragyr then made something as brave as it was stupid and threw himself after his little brother. Caragyr caught him into his arms and fell back first down the castle. Lord Carangeir in all his anger stabbed Lord Elad and kicked him into the fire behind him. Elad rose burning and screaming in agony and pain, he ran in panic over the castle ledge and fell down to the court yard landing dead.
Both Gwerfellin and Sir Godwyn saw Sir Cargyr’s fall and was fast there to aid him. However he was badly wounded but the child had stopped breathing. Gwerfellin was fast and tried to save the child but was unable to save him. They soon gathered and walked into Elad’s chamber, all but Caragyr. inside they saw Lord Amig dead on the floor next to Sir Morbrec, son of Elad. They appeared to have killed each other. From the bedroom came a women crawling, she was Malene, daughter to Lord Amig. Godwyn walked inside the bedroom and saw a complete slaughter of children. All dead by the son of Sir Lycus, Sir Mormaer.