While exploring the New World, my men and I came across a mountain pass with a hidden waterfall and the beginnings of a large, unexplored river. As we survey the river, we come
across what appears to be a sandbar from the distance but, as we sail closer, I realize is is actually a large, fertile piece of land centered on the river. Inquisitive but unfriendly eyes
peer toward us as we look upon the peasants already living there. Apparently we are not the first to discover the island; It turns out that theses settlers got here first and were hoping
to remain independent from the king buy settling the island. As a loyal subject, I quickly claimed the island in the name of the king and reported back.
After reporting my findings to the king, he congratulated me and promoted me to governor of River Island, the name he bestowed upon this large piece of land in the middle of this
huge waterway. The land itself has hills and valleys and is home to many packs of wolves. Because of its economic value, the king wants me to take charge and develop the
community for trade and to be taxed as a colony. This could be a great chance for me to make a name for myself and move on to bigger and better places! I have until 1096 to
complete the assignment. I think I can get this done long before then!
My diplomatic charisma was effective in motivating the local peasants to construct your keep; but now, something tells me that they they really don't care for me at all. Perhaps it is
the picketting outside with signs like "Go home tyrant" and "The people loathe you" that doesn't give me "a warm-and-fuzzy" feeling. In fact I don't think that I'm wanted here at all.
But an assignment is an assignment, and several of my loyalists quickly place some gallows outside and indulge in a couple of good old-fashioned hangings. Suddenly the
picketting ends and the people are back to work.
I just learned that some of the people stole food from the granary! What insolence! The gallows will certainly be busy this week.
Goodness gracious! The summer is blistering here! There has already been several fires and I can't get enough wells built before another happens!
The Halloween festivities are a disaster! Someone vandalized the castle and stole more food from the granary! Time to test out those racks and stockades!
The people are being less mischievous because a new common enemy is upon us! Large packs of wolves are emerging for underground passages. I had no idea of this! I need to
make sure we are prepared or else they could spell disaster for us! Hmmm...please assign some of those picketters to wood cutting out in the forest...