Swords of Daren (1)
The Swords of Daren - mercenary company led by Sir Daren. Being unable to command his own force during the uneasy peacetime, Daren put together a company who would face any threat. Daren's reputation as a capable leader and his skill with a sword convinced a handful of soldiers and militia men to follow his banner.
Through his own command defending the homefront during the Assault on Maldrake, Daren gathered loyal followers among the defense garrisons. But it was through his friends that he gained most of his company. Godwin, a veteran soldier who even participated in the cleansing of the Magic Isles, had known Daren from a young age, and upon his return was so impressed with Daren that he willingly chose to follow him, and through his influence many others followed suit. Daren's cousin Horace who fought alongside the heavy infantry in Lenfeld's armies is responsible for bringing several Lenfeld Heavy infantry to Daren's side, along with his skills with a mace. Toberth Darkstride, known as Tobe to his friends, comes with a shady past, but is loyal and gives his more realistic view (and experience) of the world to offset Daren's noble view of the world. He along with Horace and Godwin make up Daren's command circle.
Following his own personal honor code, Daren wanted a force that would be loyal to Lenfeld, and honorable in deed as well as war; so while his men look alike to average Lenfeld infantry, his force is independent and more powerful. Under Daren's hand, his small force trained so as to become a powerful unit on the battlefield. His men are capable in fighting with glaive and non reach weapons and many of his men are skilled crossbowmen. Between jobs, Daren continues to train his men to fight as a cohesive unit in a variety of circumstances. Though currently still untested, Daren's men have confidence in their young leader and are eager to prove themselves as another force for the Nation of Lenfeld!
This is my entry for the GC XIV under the Cream of the Crop entry in the Lands of Roawia, a LEGO castle group in which members create a character and then use Lego builds to tell their story in a shared LEGO castle world www.merlins-beard.com/thread/3/lor-general-information-us...