|1 hex = 8 miles|
From Penhaligon the roads were better, because he was following the Duke's Road but that did not make the toiling through the mountains any less arduous. Broneslav was cursing his luck on the third day out of Penhaligon when a large shadow flew overhead. He had heard of dragons before but the sheer heart-stopping terror that accompanied the beast's sudden appearance and sheer physicality was not what he had expected. Diving into the lee of a rock, Broneslav waited and hoped. Ten minutes later he emerged uneaten. The dragon had not spotted him or was not hungry. He would take either of those options happily.
Eight days after setting out, Broneslav reached the Duke's Road Keep. He was half way to his destination but the worst of the climbing was not over yet. He sighed with relief as he relaxed in the common room and wondered why he was bothering with all this. His feet hurt and he had spent rather too much time being cold and miserable and wet already. He supposed that this would be the way of things if he did not prove himself, because the family would disown him. Ah well. Half way there and he could look forward to relaxing in Selenica in week's time with enough money to have a properly good time.
I ran out of time to fit in much on Broneslav's journey this past week and a bit. I had hoped to take Broneslav to the start of B7 Rahasia in this post. Writing up this bit happened quickly enough but I have had no time for mapping or working on the next part of the journey, so I decided to post now with the 8 mile/hex map instead of producing the 1 mile/hex map for the whole of Karameikos. If I have time I shall return to the stupidly large map. Alternatively, as I outlined in this post, I shall produce maps of individual 8 mile hexes at 1 mile per hex and try linking them all together into a bit interactive map. The lack of time is disappointing and I hope to get more done later.
This time around Broneslav had two wilderness encounters that could easily have slaughtered him. He wisely chose to hide and got lucky enough that the bad guys did not spot him, although I made the test fairly easy because they were not looking for him.
Broneslav Torenescu (S16, D14, C15, I12, W10, Ch14, F1, hp9, AC4, Sword 1d8+3, Bow 1d8)
Torenescu Family Member 1
Keen Vision 1
Good Education 1
Empathy with Animals 1
Goal: Prove that he is an adult following the Shearing Ceremony
Quest: Deliver a parcel to Merisa in Gray Mountain Village