Occupation of Lilydale revolved around two main factions — the Godegian villagers and assorted traders who lived and moved peacefully across the land and the Cregan packs and rangers who were trying to occupy it by force. The titular Lilydale was the village we were focusing on — the village we, the Cregan pack, were occupying.
The original Cregan pack included a wildly hedonistic Rhaegar, half-born Alpha who had killed the full-blooded Alpha in his sleep. Alphas in this world was not only a role — the head of the pack — but often referred to a bloodline which gave rapid regeneration and incredible strength. As a half-born, Rhaegar was still terrifying compared to the average Cregan — but he was not unkillable if enough attacked him at once. His rapid regeneration was demonstrated by his high health points (10 which returned over time, though we weren’t told at the time what his actual health points were) and his strength (he could permanently break a weapon or limb by hitting it and saying Break).
The average Cregan had 5 health points, combat-trained villagers had 4 health points and untrained villagers had 3 health points. And that’s before you added on armour for the Cregans which made killing them a rather difficult proposition — an important factor when you want them to maintain control.
I played two characters:
- Evzenia, Binding Wolf, who was responsible for breaking in slaves
- Suzanna, goat herder and thug, who arrived with her sister and whose best friend was in Part II of the story.
I’ll describe what happened to them over the weekend in the following articles.