King Harry and the Free Company: Book Two
Welcome to the continuing adventures of EU's fabled mercenary company, bringing together some the best writing talent on the board.
This AAR is plot driven, an ongoing story that features RPG interaction among characters, their surroundings and historical events.
For those of you who are familiar with the concept from Burgundy: Origin of the Free Company or my Papacy AAR, then no further explanation is required.
For newcomers who wish to partake, or read for enjoyment, you'll find the closest thing in similarity is D&D. I will play a year at a time and record events. From there I will sketch out storylines and introduce the elements which the writers will work from. Typically one writer will do a piece and leave a 'hook' so someone else can step in and carry on. More often than not the writers will have their own subplots, adding further richness to the Free Company world.
Stories will range from war, campaigns, political situations, quests, battles, even marriages. They will be serious and lighthearted, gripping, sad, and funny.
The only rules are: Stay within the spirit of the story-telling (i.e. - no silliness or totally OOC posts) and no killing off another person's character unless prearranged. Additionally I ask that dates/times be used in the headings for continuity sake, and finally, try to accompany all OOC posts with a legitimate post, even if it's a few lines. I want to try and keep the thread size down relative to the content.
A new rule I am instituting covers writers that introduce a character, hang around for a few posts, then disappear. If it appears the writer will not return, then the character will be assumed to have departed the Company's employ. I know the pace of this AAR is fast and can be complicated at times, so I ask that potential writers that wish to join think about what they're getting into.
There is a rather primitive web-page with as much back-ground information as possible (that is, when I get the chance to update it). I will continue the tradition of campaign and battle maps and other maps of interest.
The current roster of writers are:
Writers like Ivan the Mellow, TheF, ThePole, Sagan, hjarg, and Danius have either gone MIA or have RL to deal with. If I have missed anyone, my apologies.
Hope you enjoy...