The company invading and attempting the hold the last valley is commanded by Ernat Marulanda Gasco. With him are five lieutenants. Each of these men have a group they command. The following is a reprise of earlier information (2 years old), updated with new understandings and details of the groups they command.
Who are these people? They are Catholic soldiers, sometime during the Thirty Years War in Eastern Europe campaigning against the Protestant rebels. They are currently detatched in winter quarters and are only interested in feeding themselves and recuperating before the weather improves and the campaigning season starts.
Who is the leader? (one in four chance for the main characters) Ernat.
Who is Ernat Marulanda Gasco?
(Une characteristics) Established Tradesman [what trade? Don’t know yet].
(Une motivations) Colaborate Vigilance [Ernat is a tactical genius, organising the other members of the party for their mutual defence. This is one of the reasons he is the leader]; Advocate Harmony [he is the peacemaker between the members of his foraging party. He can smooth over their differences. This is the other reason he is the leader]; Suppress the World [he is cynical about politics and morals. His actions are based on his own perceived need, or that of his party, rather than some abstract external force such as justice, national security, or religious conformity].
His command group is 5 shot: his bodyguard are all musketeers.
Who is Jurisco Suarez Cornejo?
(Une characteristics) Dependable Scrapper [Jurisco likes a fight and is not afraid of getting in one].
(Une motivations) Compose Pleasure [he writes music and/or composes poetry]; Defile Allies [he levies kontributions from friends and enemies alike. He cannot tell the difference between enemy combatants and civilians]; Seek Hate [he sees the war he is in as a just war of good against evil. He hates the Calvinists as devils on Earth].
Juarisco’s group are also all musketeers. There are 11 of them.
Who is Dide Rucina Covalan?
(Une characteristics) Defiant Politician [Dide likes the sound of his own voice. He also likes to take a contrary view].
(Une motivations) Communicate Gluttony [he is greedy, valuing foodstuffs above other goods. He torments the other party members by describing sumptuous dishes and recipes, especially when they are hungry]; Interact Industry [he is industrious for the party good. He does not shrink from helping out in any task for the party welfare. Despite his faults he is no slacker]; Refine Intelligence [he’s a smart man, it cannot be denied. He knows a lot of stuff about a lot of things. If anyone wants to know something, Dide is who they will ask].
Dide’s group are Cuirassiers. There are 5 heavy armoured horsemen in his group.
Who is Albergio Restrepo Mendiluce?
(Une characteristics) Careful Shopkeeper [Albergio is the party quartermaster. He keeps a careful watch on their provisions].
(Une motivations) Assist Criminals [Albergio goes along with the party. Let’s face it: the party are foraging soldiers during some of the worst wars in history. They are bad, and Albergio just joins in]; Promote Advice [he is a supporter. If someone in the party suggests something that he likes he goes to the trouble to agree with them. He is prepared to pick a side]; Agonise Dreams [What dreams? Don’t know yet – this is a good open thread ].
Albergio commands a group of mixed infantry: 4 pikemen and 6 musketeers.
Who is Eduare Amor Magallanes?
(Une characteristics) Nefarious Clairvoyant [Eduare claims to have holy visions but he is a liar. He makes up stuff to get what he wants].
(Une motivations) Associate Discrimination [he sticks to the ‘birds of a feather flock together’ principle. He is in a Calvinist land. Therefore all the people there are Calvinists (heretics)]; Encourage Stories [he likes a good story, either told by himself or someone else]; Promote Atrocities [this speaks for itself].
Eduare commands a group of 3 miscellaneous horsemen.
Who is Gari Cuervo Iguaren?
(Une characteristics) Dependable Labourer [Gari will do what he is told. He is not afraid of hard work].
(Une motivations) Agonize Nature [he is troubled by the religious war raging around him. While not smart enough to understand the arguments, he does understand the principles and what is at stake: the immortal soul of man]; Inform Opulence [he always has his eye out for lootable things and he tells the rest of the party about them] ; Advise Narcissism [he is a toady, reminding the others how clever, handsome, rich or witty they are].
Gari commands a group of pikemen, or general close brawlers, I reckon. There are 10 of them in his group.
There’s the party. As random as I could make it, justified into a logical framework. I don’t think I like any of them as humans, but they do seem real. They fit the genre. They should generate interesting stories. To generate the types of troop I drew cards against the chart listed in the earlier posting. To find the number of men in each group I rolled 2d4 for cavalry and 3d6 for infantry.