This is a continuation of “Once Upon a Road Home” and “Once Upon a Road II.” Please read the description of these downloads to get a better understanding of the story as it leads up to this one.
In this scenario you have taken advice from Sir Longarm and you’ve chosen a resting place for your men.
The road home has been long, dry and dirty. A glass of the Kings best ale, you deem, will do the men a wonder, but the inn and brewery you’ve marched several days to reach has been thoroughly destroyed. Alas, you decide, you must rebuild it for your troops and for those parched travelers who would follow along this same path once the current uprisings have all been quelled. Remembering Sir Longarm’s warning, you prepare your men for the possibility of an attack, warning them to drink their brew with a keen eye on the road. “Although it may be only a rumor, the remains of the Rat and his army are said to be within a stone’s toss of the area,” you tell your soldiers as a toast, “and, as everyone knows, even a dim-witted rat may, by chance, stumble upon a pub that knows how to serve-up a quality keg of ale such as this of the King’s… To the King and the Kingdom.” You raise your glass with your men and then pull a full knock not considering the work ahead of you on the moment; but rather, you drink in your well-deserved measure and with it you swallow a few short moments of needed rest.