This is a 1-on-1 game using the One-Hour Burning Wheel
rules, with the anticipation of rolling it over to BWG rules if it sustains itself.
Genre: The end of a chivalric, spartan, samurai warrior class. 300, Seven Samurai, Dune, King Arthur, Troy
Situation: The Council of Eight, city-state rulers, corrupted by new wealth, have abandoned citizen militias in favor of foreign mercenaries. Letholdus, once a warrior within the chivalric Order of Three, now a sell-sword commanding a tight knit crew of mercenaries learns of an assassination plot. One Council of Eight member, Leuis
, intends on killing Galene
, a leader sympathetic to the Order of Three's plight.
1. Tell us your name and what you are known for.
Letholdus, I am known for effective leadership through personality and grit, primarily with military units. My men follow me because I inspire them. It doesn't hurt that they think I'm blessed by the gods. I was an excellent leader as a knight, carried this with me when the order lost status and knights were mustered out. Now I am a merc company leader, using several former pages and squires as the nucleus of my tight knit band.
2. Tell us about the Order of the Three, what are its principles?
The Three are the deities for land, sea and sky. They are seen as benevolent beings who are very removed from day-to-day existence. The Order was established to illustrate their idealized selves in public.
To fear the Three and maintain their honor.
At all times to speak the truth
To serve the liege lord in valour and faith
To protect the weak and defenceless
To give succour to widows and orphans
To refrain from the wanton giving of offence
To live by honour and for glory
To despise pecuniary reward
To fight for the welfare of all
To obey those placed in authority
To guard the honour of fellow knights
To eschew unfairness, meanness and deceit
To persevere to the end in any enterprise begun
To respect the honour of women
Never to refuse a challenge from an equal
Never to turn the back upon a foe
3. You recently fell short of your Order's principles or maybe even failed them. Tell us about that.
Letholdus has come to realize his company is excellent and won't stay that way if he continues to despise pecuniary reward. He now charges slightly higher than the going rate for his services and is seeking to establish a foundation for the company. He still lives spartan, but his clients often involve him in social activities that are lavish and ostentatious.
Letholdus also recently ended a relationship with Anastasoula, a woman who was married to Kleitos a fellow former member of the Order of the Three, one of his brothers. When Kleitos found out about their affair, he challenged Letholdus to a fight. Letholdus apologized, begged for his forgiveness and swore he would never dishonor them again, but Kleitos attacked him. Letholdus killed him in self defense and felt he had to honor his word to avoid Anastasoula, so he dishonored a knight, disrespected a woman and now refuses to aid a widow. So yeah, big black mark on him.Letholdus
Orange Tokens: 2 (Spend for Extra Dice)
Blue Tokens: 1 (Spend to roll extra dice for any sixes)