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IC: Seeing a knight in action does draw a crowd of youth. Turnout is good from militia and have a go heroes at first, although the Tyrran slant and manner turns some off. The ones that remain, however, are committed to learning from the paladin, and progress is made in bettering their skills.
IC: The presence of paladins, watchmen and the militia - including the presence of Hynryk -
are keeping the camp surprisingly orderly. In fact, Hynryk's attempts to keep the peace are well received.
He does have to deal with a couple of the children following him, wanting to play "Squires" until their parents chase them away and apologise.
IC: The training continues, the group having ten active members who are benefitting from the intensive lessons Hynryk offers.
The lesson with the children goes down very well with the children (so much so, Sister Rachel comes by to help keep order among the throng), and with their parents. It does much to soften the paladin's image to the people of Tymount, and they seem a shade more receptive to his sermons after this.
IC: The training lessons continue, and Henryk's core of trainees are progressing day by day.
DM Golem wrote:...the camp remains somewhat threadbare, a tent city rather than something more permanent...It does not take an expert to deduce that food and the coming winter are both problems facing the camp.
The knight-errant in service to the New Church of Tyr in Baldur's Gate, Henryk, continues his focus of training for the milita of Tymount, of whom he now affectionately refers to as The Tymount Ten of Tyr's Justice
—it is a mouthful, but like most statements that come from verbal interaction with the crusader in the name of the Just God.
Though great focus is placed in his "work," Henryk does not remain blind to the conditions that arrive in the Refugee Camp, now that the population has swelled to such a great amount it becomes a greater and greater difficulty to oversee with adequate care. As the weather changes toward the upcoming winter season, those that understand conditions of suffering imposed upon the poor and homeless, may well realize that a troubling time is yet to come...unless more is done to reverse this situation, to better establish conditions in the Farmlands, or, make move to return the Tymountians to their true home...a thought that may give Henryk in particular, added urgency in his training of The Tymount Ten, for should this latter action happen, the Tymountians will need a greater devoted defense, with a greater military mind and better skill in swordsmanship.
And, Henryk is well aware that the New Church of Tyr within Baldur's Gate
operates with the most minimal of personal and faithful, both in prayer and in military force, thus he can little ask of it to spare much...taking upon himself a burden to provide as much as he can, beyond his own bare sustenance in these times. Henryk remains strict, focused, yet charitable, and...cheerful...as much as such staunch "militancy" of Faith in lawfulness and pride in faith, is interpreted by others.
And so at one point, in the last Tenday, in the small encampment within the Camp from which Henryk trains the Ten and at times entertains the children who dream of an empowered future of knightly actions and moral guidance in Faith, he offers a new calendar of sorts, to his trainees:
"You of the Tymount Ten rise in skill and soon shall make a choice in which to take Faith into your training, your position to state in which you allow the grace and divinity of the Gods to enter into your prowess...for if you do, you will be given a gift, and with that gift, you may give back in return by protecting your people, under all that is Lawful, under all that is Good.
So to this I will also offer you a gift, if it is the will of the Even Handed, and I am graced with success. It will be this, then: each Tenday, I will train your for two days back-to-back, then, I will keep to my course and wander the land for three days, and re-take from the Wilds and the chaotic beings that have contributed to the looting and terror that is known embedded up and down the Sword Coast. With this success, and from what I may acquire, besides what is to be granted in small percentage to the New Church first, the rest shall be given to you, The Tymount Ten of Tyr's Justice, so that you will become equipped and empowered for what will be your eventual return to your Home.
But until that time, you will train daily, and offer your newfound knowledge and higher morality to the balancing of peace and calm within this Refugee Camp, and keep your people's mood high, positive, and within Faith that all wrongs will be righted, as it is preached by the Church of the Just God."
And so Henryk of house Urde
, knight-errant of the Swords of Holy Judgement
, continued held fast to his promise as best he could, training and adventuring, to push for balance between those that have suffered from evil acts, and growth in goodness and faith through training and dedication.
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IC: The Tymount Ten are taking shape. They are in effect receiving a concentrated course in swordsmanship and even the worst of them are significantly improved. Not all of them seem to be as keen on Tyrran faith, perhaps, but perhaps the seeds of justice are being planted.