This scenario is, very remotely, based on the plight of Roland, one of Charlemagne's captains. He was ambushed while returning through the pyrenees, by a much larger
saracen force. Roland was to proud to ask for help-by blowing his horn-at the first sign of trouble. In a proud display of heroic ideals he decided to duke it out. Only
at the very last moment, upon realising the hopelessness of his fight, did he blow his horn. Legend has it that he blew it so hard that the horn split open. He then
laid down on top of the horn and died before the king arrived with reinforcements. Our friend Raeland is not quite so heroic. He decided to hide in a dead-end canyon,
away from the rain of arrows. Curiously enough, he notices that this place would make a nice iron mine.