Situation Mining: To Save a Would Be King

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It is an era of civil war in Norway. King Haakon Sverresson has died and the Baglers and Birchlegs vie for power.

Birkebeinerne by Knud Bergslien [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Birchlegs have entrusted you to deliver the 2-year-old Haakon Haakonsson to the security of Trondheim. Your journey starts in Lillehammer. You must cross dread ancient mountains and woods to reach safety.

Strider

Write a belief about:

  • How your devotion to King Haakon Sverresson makes you the natural leader.
  • Memory of a great wolf encounter and the measures you now take.
  • Your fellow rangers and how you’ll enlist their help.

Character sheet

Veteran

Write a belief about:

  • How your experience makes you the natural leader.
  • Why you fight for the Birchlegs and what you hope to bring about.
  • Preparations you are making for your arrival in Trondheim.

Character sheet

Foot Soldier

Write a belief about:

  • How you ensure the would be king is cared for during this journey.
  • Previous service with one of your companions and how you show kindred spirit.
  • Precautions you’ll take to avoid the trolls of your grandmother’s tales.

Character sheet

Scout

Write a belief about:

  • Being in this for fame, glory, and yourself.
  • What you hope to learn from one of your companions.
  • Previous service with one of your companions and how you show your frustrations.

Character sheet