“It took two days to return from Pastulaire, for the road reeled like a drunkard. I thought of replacing it with a wide, straight route like those that score the Imperium: raised above the rains and flagstoned in white like a chantry altar. But I'd not trade those two days for all the gilt in Val Royeaux. The dappled sunlight. The cheery songs of peasants in the field. Barley, rippling like a sea of gold.” ―the Shame of Serault
Your bailiff returns to the castle beaten, bleeding and empty-handed Two guards carry him on a pallet. He tries to stand when you approach. "Forgive me, your Grace. They took the tax-coffers."
→Your Bailiff is Attacked
An urgent report from your border guard "Your Grace! A company of mercenaries has entered Serault!"
→The Free Company
Challenge a bandit-champion to a duel
(Requires 100 Peril) The outlaw-clans are treacherous, crafty and cruel, but most of all they are proud.
Success: +1 Trophy, -50 Peril, -2 Authority
Failure: -20 Peril, -(6 to 9) Health, -5 Authority