i just finished this weeks session of Mouse Guard - wow was it amazing!
After puring a large portion of the Scent Border the group found a wounded young wolf that was hurt by a weasel glassbomb (they don’t know that).
After a short discussion Josephine the patrol leader managed to calm him down enough so that they could examine his wounds. The test to heal him was successfull and they found themselves in the players turn with a now calm wolf.
Of course Josephine (the players long-term-goal is to capture a fox and train it as a mount) decided to train the wolf and ride him to lockhaven for further training. An epic conflict started and Josephines player put everything she had into the disposition roll so we started with
P: 14 !
only Stuart has Loremouse and Henry has Hunter. Josi is still trying to learn Loremouse.
The goals where:
P: Tame the beast and get him to lockhaven for further training
W: Get away from the mice fast
I hit them hard, attacking twice each turn since all the compromises would be really interesting for the story. I won but they had to offer a big compromise. For a while we discussed having the wolf help them pur the rest of the border and then taking off with them into weasel territory but then decided that he will take them close to Lockhaven but then will get away.
The rest of the player turn wasn’t THAT exiting but Josephine tested fox-wise to declare that some foxes made their way past the scent border into mice country.
Now this is the situation. The patrol will arrive in Lockhaven next session. There is a wolf and some foxes running amok in the territories and close to Lockhaven (since the final pathfinder was failed).
What is the next mission? Deal with the mess you created?
Oh i forgot, they made their weather watcher and there will be a Summer-Storm comming next week.
Maybe getting to Ivydale, helping them against the storm and then dealing with the animals? I could invoke a friend and an enemy there…
Not sure about obstacles and what to do with such huge animal threats. Maybe i should just overwhelm them. Maybe a 4 way conflict… (mice against weather against foxes against wolf). Should there be a war? How does Gwendolyn react to such dangerous actions by a Patrol Leader?
I am not sure what should happen…
Here is the patrol:
Josephine patrol leader and combat monster (player rolls really well normally)
B: The best way to deal with a situation is to charge right into it!
I: Allways draw my halbert when there is trouble
Stuart freshly recruited Guardmouse, Scientist and Scholar of animals, decent in a fight
B: will probarly change to something relating to dealing with large threats with SCIENCE!
I: Smell everything new!
Henry, a lockhaven Guardmouse that beliefs strongly into the guard but his struggles made him hard and not carring (he changed compassionate to aggresive because of 0 nature)
B: Better save then sorry
I: Allways help those that ask for it
Henrys enemy, the love of his youth (it didn’t work out) is in Ivydale as might Harvey a smith for the guard.
Josephines enemy or friend can also be close to Lockhaven and the threat.
It was an amazing session but i am not sure on what to do next…
Please help me