This is part 2 in my 5 part series. Read the description and/or play my fairly easy economic scenario first. Here's the story anyway:
As the ship lands, your 20 men unload. The crates of supplies are stacked onto your packhorses and you make your way at the head of your party through the woods to the nearby castle. A woodcutter rushes up to greet you crying:
"Vive le roi nouveau! Vive le roi nouveau!"
"What's he saying, Mr. Hands?" you ask your first mate.
"Methinks he's saying 'Long live the new king!' He wants you to rule!"
"So it shall be!" you retort.
After being carried through the gates by a crowd of peasants you are told the story of the cruel king that ruled there. They want you to give them a better life in return for their service.
"But what of this king? He will attack us, will he not? Will the castle hold firm?" you ask.
"Don't worry: he's very weak himself but we should prepare for the worst as he can get carried away with his siege force numbers...," replies the apple farmer.
And with that, you settle down to your apples and cheese while your men garrison your castle. The sun is setting over the ramparts and the people rejoicing.