Introduction, in which the scene is setThe little Kingdom of Nearsea (so named due to its proximity to a large body of saline water) is a "flickering light in a dark and chaotic world", according to the Church that is. Currently it is threatened by an invading force of "Wild men" from the East. This large group of wandering peoples is an amalgamation of tribes who have been forced to migrate by something clearly more aggressive and unpleasant than themselves. Led by their Paramount Chief, Ragnar Greybeard, they are now drawing nearer to the Kingdom looking for somewhere to settle. Hearing that the people of Nearsea are a tough breed, Ragnar has employed the services of a Giant from the Northern Isles, Angus the Terrible (who it is said was personally responsible for the Great Stool of Scooone).
Ragnar and a force of his men, accompanied by Angus, approach the town of Homlett from the hills to the North. The local Lord is Sir Edmund (Overprivileged) who's serfs saw off the Hungry Trolls (see below).
Ragnar Greybeard and bodyguard
Angus the Terrible