WHFB Bretonnian Peasant Uprising Fluff
by, 05-09-2011 at 03:29 AM (1745 Views)
-To my lord, the honorable Prince Theodor,
I hope this letter finds you in good health. I have scouted the areas and camps of the uprising as you instructed, and what follows is my assessment as you requested:
The rumours surrounding the origins of the uprising suggest that it began after Knights in the area did become lax in their vows to protect and care for the people that served them, and discontent grew until Marcus, Captain of the watch and one of Ser DuMont's most trusted Yeomen Wardens rebelled and attacked his Lord. The fight was very public and many Men-at-arms and peasants looked on as the two men fought and Marcus did slay DuMont. The reaction was unexpected, as Marcus was lauded a hero and the locals looked to him to lead them to freedom. It is said that Marcus himself did vow on that day to separate himself and those that choose to follow him from the old ways of Bretonnia and form a new society of free and equal men, no longer elevating some to a higher class than others, sharing the wealth of the movement evenly, and allowing each man to live and die in accordance with his own wishes.
From what I have observed, the concerns about the taint of chaos touching these people seem to be unfounded. Though they do disagree with the traditional ways of our people, It is my belief that they remain loyal to the Lady. Though one could argue that the uprising itself might be an affront to the Goddess, it has been suggested that Marcus acted upon her will that day, punishing a lord and his court that had forgotten their Vows.
It is said that Marcus and his followers may have enlisted in practitioners of magic. One such rumour has it that a witche of the wilde, whose loyalties are uncertain, has joined the cause. Another suggests that Lady DuMont may have joined with her late husband's killer, and might somehow have been involved with Marcus prior to the events I describe to you now. I have also heard that she and others might be held under duress, although I doubt that anyone would be so bold as to hold a representative of the goddess against her will. No evidence has presented itself for either case.
As to the muster of this rebellion, it has grown considerably, and there is little doubt that it will continue to spread among the low peoples as more peasants trade their duty to the nobility for this new cause. They have armed themselves well and Marcus and his Lieutenants do carry some of the heirlooms belonging to the former house DuMont.
With this letter I feel that I have fulfilled my duty in truthfully reporting the information you have requested, no doubt you must be wondering why I have not returned with this information personally. I feel tt is my final duty to inform you that I will be taking my leave of your service. The cause of Marcus the liberator, and his founding the Freeman of Bretonnia is simply too great, and I must see it through personally. I seek not your forgiveness for this choice, as I am certain that I will find my appropriate reward, for good or ill, in this endeavor.