"The Song of Strong Ale & the Bloody Bonnets"
The Bloody Bonnets: Part II
Official Report by Dahlchus Mithryen to the Imperial Governor, East Sindar Region:
Found comfortable lodgings. Saw display of local arts. Local soldiers want for discipline. Expect delays in tithes.
From the personal journal of Dahlchus Mithryen:
It has been a week since I arrived in Lairdston from Dunald’s court, and I am still reeling from my run in with Tom A’Fletch, the leader of the gang of brigands known as the Bloody Bonnets. They are almost folk heroes here, and I have heard many tales sung of them within the Inn of the Shrieking Sheep where I am staying.
In truth, it may be more than songs. The common folk whisper that the usurper, Dunald Cumber, mutilated the former Chieftain of Lairdsmont, Malcom Tavish, when he took power. The bard in the inn sang further that a handful of Malcom’s most loyal followers escaped Lairdsmont during the coup. Before doing so, they dipped their service caps into the blood of their butchered master, to remind them of their old pledge of service and to consecrate new oaths of vengeance against Dunald and his men.
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