The Journal of Ser Ichabod Kipling

Campaign: A Tale of Seven Kingdoms

After Action Report, 96th Day of Summer: The Battle of Port Miter
My Lord,

As you know, my lord, we encountered a contingent of bandits on the road home from the Tournament at Peinhelve. After returning to our lands, I focused my energies on finding the source of these raids. Such an affront against the King's Law, especially this close to Port Miter, cannot be ignored.

Locals immediately reported suspicious activity around Miterport. There were strong indications that Miterport was in danger of an imminent raid from these bandits. There were also rumors of longboat sightings along the coast.

A local farmer reported that his farm had been taken over by bandits. Seeing this as an opportunity to lure out the main bandit force, I led the garrison unit stationed in Port Miter north. This left the town undefended and vulnerable.

Having coordinated with Arcadius, he secretly moved our remaining garrison regiment, along with a regiment of archers from Adler's Clutch to Port Miter by sea. Arcadius's force would serve as a powerful surprise to any bandits.

Several hours north of Port Miter, I received reports of a significant organized bandit force marching on the town. I immediately reversed direction and started back towards the town with the garrison.

By the time we reached Port Miter, the docks were in chaos. I observed two longboats offloading Ironmen into the town. Arcadius, the Ward Redgate, and their accompanying regiments had also reached the docks and were offloading.

I positioned my garrison unit in a blocking position between the Ironmen and Arcadius's offloading troops. The Ironmen quickly became disorganized in the confusion as they crashed upon the shields of our organized garrison unit. As Arcadius's garrison unit joined in-line with mine, the Archer regiment - under the command of Lorel Redgate, rained arrows upon the Ironmen from the ship.

Roughly 200 Ironmen landed upon the docks. By my estimation, only 80 were able to load back onto their longships and escape.

At this point, a bandit calvary regiment appeared on our flank. The combined force of our two garrison units were able to repel the charge.

We then started moving into the town, fighting bandits as we went. The battle culminated in the town center. When I got there, I observed a single regiment of bandit raiders along with their leader, a man who calls himself "Mad Jack". The bandit leader had taken several hostages, and was threatening to kill them as well as set fire to the town.

However, the bandits quickly saw that their position was untenable. After negotiations, the bandits were allowed to leave the town peacefully after they released the hostages.

A minimal amount of damage was inflicted upon Port Miter. Our casualties were fairly light considering the intensity of the battle.

After the battle, I ordered a heavy military presence be kept in Port Miter. I have also stepped up patrols along our border with House Irving.

I will not rest until the purpose of this raid is uncovered and its ringleaders are brought to justice.

Your Loyal Servant,

Ser Ichabod Kipling
Captain of the Guard, House Adler


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After Action Report, 87th Day of Summer: The Raid on the Smithy
For the eyes of Lord Marcus Adler only...

My Lord,

As per your instructions, I spent the day after the tournament gathering intelligence about the illegal coin shaving ring. Reliable intelligence indicated that the criminals were preparing to dismantle their operation and move elsewhere.

I immediately gathered our forces. A dozen honorable knights agreed of their own volition to join the raid. Such champions as Brandon Tulley and Lawrence Tyrell joined our ranks while we were en route to the smithy.

Several archers under the command of Lorel Redgate moved onto the roofs surrounding the blacksmith. Shortly thereafter, we stormed the building. Your son, Arcadius, was in command of the perimeter guard. It is my understanding that he captured several prisoners with the help of Vladistern of Lannisport.

During the confusion inside the smithy, one of the criminals set fire to the building using a mysterious substance that Maester Kaplan calls Wildfire. Once lit, the flames cannot be put out.

Before the building collapsed, we were able to recover some evidence including gold dust, gold shavings, and several documents implicating the criminals in an illegal betting ring. By my estimation, we dispatched roughly a dozen of the bandits before order was restored.

We immediately turned the evidence and prisoners over to Lord Irving to dispense the King's Justice, as per your orders. Early interrogations indicate that the criminals were under orders to burn down the building upon being raided.

You will find a list of all participants in the raid attatched. They all deserve recognition for their bravery and valor during the raid. It should be noted that we suffered no casualties during the action, despite the determined nature of the bandit's defense.

Your Loyal Servant,

Ser Ichabod Kipling
Captain of the Guard, House Adler


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