The first stage of a game of Five Leagues is to create the war band, this is four Heroes and four followers. However the characters in Five Leagues have a twist, each of these soon to be mighty heroes are randomly generated, in my case right down to the name. The only in game input I had was choosing how they were armed and armoured and the backstory! However without further ado here is my initial cast of characters.
A young warrior whose father, Grundi, has displeased Earl Magnus due to his constant drunkenness. Wulfthere has taken an oath to the Earl to rid the Borderlands of their troubles, in order to redeem the once prestigious reputation of his family. As such he has taken up his Fathers sword, Winter’s Bite (Quick Bastard Sword), and set out on the road to the Borderlands.
A firm friend of Wulfthere’s father and a long time mentor of Wulfthere. Upon hearing of Wulfthere’s Oath he once again picked up his war spear and set out to ensure the young warrior didn’t make any mistakes that could cost him his life.
Rumbald & Erling
These mischievous twins are firm allies of Wulfthere and immediately jumped at the opportunity to cause mischief away from prying eyes. This worries Wulfthere as he is aiming to bring peace to the Borderlands, not more problems.
Skegg was once a farmer with a family, however his life was turned upside when his homestead was raided and his family slaughtered. Skaggs himself was left for dead. His son was missing from the bodies of the dead, and he has wandered ever since searching for any sign of the one last thread of his previously happy life. By tagging along with the war band he can search in places that would have been too dangerous to search alone.
Fed up with the constant trouble in the Borderlands Bergfinn has decided rather than supporting the militia in the defence, his best option might in fact be to take the fight to the enemy and join the war band.
Æskil is angry and always looking for a fight, whether or not it is his fight, in fact the only time he is happy is when he is fighting. As such he has naturally tagged along looking for whatever scrap he can find.
Aethelwald is fresh faced and bight eye, he believes if he tags along on Wulfthere’s ‘adventure’ he will gain the favour of Earl Magnus and a place in his war band.