After their defeat earlier in the year, the Redgravians decided to raid in force. Two warbands approached one of Count Deleas's villages. The alarm was raised, the levy formed in the village, and reinforcements were rushed to the scene. The raiders moved quickly, however, and soon were nearly upon the village.
The Redgravians swooped to attack the village. The levy held out as long as they could as reinforcements rushed forward.
|The village beset|
|The village falls|
|Too late! Reinforcements arrive as the village goes up in flames.|
|Making off with the plunder|
|Stuck in the woods|
Their produce stolen and their homes in ashes, the villagers face a rough winter. Meanwhile, Count Deleas is concerned about the following spring. Will this successful raid embolden his foe, bringing more raiders in the new year? Will the carnage discourage his people, making it harder to recruit soldiers for the upcoming campaigns?