Vassal Service

Vassal service includes all the things vassals must do for their lord — standing guard at castles or manors, patrolling the borders, participating in hunts, giving advice, and otherwise performing a knight’s business.

Roll 1d20 on the chart below to find out which event, among all the things done, was of significant interest this year.

d20 Result Service Required
1–10 Garrison duty
11–14 Border patrol
15–16 Armed escort (close destination)
17 Armed escort (distant destination)
18 Enter tournament (local)
19 Battle
20 Siege

For each activity, the character gains a check in any one from among a number of skills and traits (player’s choice). If paired traits are listed, the character gains the check in either one or the other, not both.

  • Garrison Duty: Gain a check for Awareness or Intrigue.
  • Border Patrol: Gain a check for Awareness or Horsemanship or for Merciful/Cruel, Prudent/Reckless, or Trusting/Suspicious.
  • Armed Escort (Close): Gain a check for Courtesy, Horsemanship, or Intrigue; or for Temperate/Indulgent.
  • Armed Escort (Distant): Gain a check for Awareness, Courtesy, Horsemanship, or Intrigue; or for Temperate/Indulgent or Trusting/Suspicious.
  • Enter Tournament: Gain a check for any one weapon skill; for Heraldry, Horsemanship, Recognize, or Tourney; or for Forgiving/Vengeful, Merciful/Cruel, Modest/Proud, Prudent/Reckless, or Temperate/Indulgent.
  • Battle or Siege: Gain a check for any one weapon skill; for Battle, First Aid, or Horsemanship, Recognize; or for Forgiving/Vengeful, Merciful/Cruel, Modest/Proud, Prudent/Reckless, or Temperate/Indulgent.
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