The Redcap and the Bailiff

The Redcap and the Bailiff

During a dusky and rainy evening our four knights were held up by a farmer who told them that something had happened with the bailiff of Hillfort. In the cabin of bailiff Tathal our four knights found only disarrangement, some blood and a strange stench, when the weather grew worse. They followed a trail leading to the forest of gloom, and noticed a menacing growl coming from within the darkness around. In a sudden flash of lightning they saw a figure on the hill of Wardour and set course towards it. Both Melkin and Cadry got the feeling that there was something familiar with the creature on the hill. Trying to talk to it the thing only growled back and suddenly took off for the forest.

Following the redcap into the forest, Melkin and Cadry decided that it must be the redcap that they had come upon once as children. In the knights search for the beast they suddenly came upon a group of four bandits sitting by a fire. Gamond took charge and commanded the men to put down their weapons, when they did not heed his advice he attacked them. One man was taken prisoner and one man escaped into the forest. The missing man was soon found bleeding to death not far from the bandits’ camp. He had been attacked by the redcap. Melkin tried to save him, but for naught. The eyes of the bandit held a disturbing resemblance to Anwyn’s.

Red_capture.png Attempting to fight the redcap our four heroes tried to lure it out. Eventually Maelgwyn cut his hand, and the redcap struck drawn out by the fresh blood. The beast turned out to have been hiding below the earth and was drawing Maelgwyn down with it. The other three knights managed to save their friend, and decided to retreat since Maelgwyn’s wound turned out to be severe.

The encounter with the redcap was thus left unsolved, and our knights never found bailiff Tathal’s body.

As documented by brother Phillipos and sister Elaine of Ambrius Abbey

The Redcap and the Bailiff

Oath of Crows EllenMsbck