Previously: We sought refuge in Forlaw. The Reeve gave us an audience but until the decision is made we're all rooted in Forlaw, not allowed to leave as accusations of cowardice and treason against the warriors have been mouthed in front of the Reeve.
Setting: Now the Reeve asked for Régnwald and the war-band from Eorlsmead to be presented to him in the Mead-Hall. The Witan, council of ealdormen has also been summoned. The summons have been made in short notice. It can be guessed that the Reeve means to give Régnwald their verdict about the accusations spoken in the previous hearing.
No weapons shall be allowed in the Mead-hall, but still the local warriors and guards in the Hall, serving Reeve Gárwig are allowed to carry them. A raw of warriors is placed in a semi-circle around Gárwig and the people of his Witan (that stand next to him), and more warriors are set at the main aisle and the doors, making sure the room is well protected. It could be noticed that there are more guards at the Hall than usual. Still the Mead-hall is open to the people of Forlaw and all are allowed to attend. Food and drink is offered as usual...
Out of respect for lore of the books the story of Nurzum and the Giant are omitted in our kinship's story, though still as noted above, there is an unnaturally cold winter, orc attacks and a large population of wolves, due to Saruman's intervention and the approaching darkness. Our story has many similarities with the in game lore but has the following basic differences: There was no direct attack to any village or town other than Fallows. Dunfast is still standing. The Thane of Scylfig is still alive, though the Reeve's sons are slain in skirmishes with the orcs and his son Thrymm, the Æthelwigend of Wildermore, has gone missing and is thought to be dead. We (Survivors of Stangard) have arrived a few weeks after Thrymm's disappearance. Please ask if you need more information concerning the Region.