Settling the West: Around With Ronchester

Lord Ronchester takes them on an intriguing romp.

Barret and Mufasa had just rescued Lord Ronchester from the clutches of a bandit gang. Unfamiliar with the area the guys hoped to have Ronchester help guide them to a nearby town.

Ronchester turns out to be a rather unpredictable yet charismatic rogue whom “goes where the roads take him”. While Mufasa was a little suspicious of the man he was won over by his debonair style. They headed down the road and eventually reached a roadside inn.

The Wheat Barrel Inn was placed along the highway as a rest stop for travelers. The group decided to spend the night and get directions from the innkeeper. Upon entering Ronchester quickly took charge and managed to secure free food and lodging for the group. Ronchester was able to drink Mufasa under the table (possibly chemical aid) and give the watchful Barret the slip. In the morning he was gone.

The guys were a little angry with Ronchester and went off in search of him. While scouring the roads for him they came across a group of armed men. They turned out to be the escort of Lord Ronchester and learned that the man had been taken captive by bandits and was being ransomed. In discussing this the guys learned that the Ronchester they met looked nothing like the man these guards were looking for. The guards were heading off to drop the ransom money.

Now furious that they could have been scammed by what they believed was the leader of the bandits, Barret and Mufasa headed back to the Bandit camp. When they arrived they found it had been cleared out and was no longer there. Frustrated they headed back down the road. In the distance the could see the guards they encountered earlier leaving something. They waited for the guards to leave and then headed out to where they had been.

They found a chest, but it had already been emptied. The guy had a feeling it was Roncheseter and that he was some sort of criminal mastermind. Humbled and awed they went on their way to the nearest town.



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