• This game is under the Fantasy, Medieval & Historical genres.
  • The game system is The Pool.
  • This game contains mature content.
What's Happening in the County of Rethel?
The story begins in the County of Rethel, in what is now the French Ardennes. It is the year 1460 AD. The County is momentarily under the rule of Charles the First, Count of Nevers and Rethel. The Count has been accused of witchcraft (in an effort to supplant Charles The Bold, Count of Charolais, as the heir.) and has fled to France. In his stead, the County Estate is now held by a castellan, Godfrey le Flamand.

The taint of witchcraft has shaped the lands though, as there are now rumors of monsters in the hills and other strange visions. Godfrey is not happy with this, or what his liege has probably done. He wants to purge the land, for righteousness and the Order of the Golden Fleece.

This game will use The Pool as its ruleset. There will be a sort of session zero where we figure out what kind of story we want to play in this type of setting. The historical setting is just that, setting. You don't need to know too much of it all, some anachronisms will occur, and we'll treat it as an alternate history story where these things are okay. I mainly wanted a non-British Medieval Fantasy. And because I'm most familiar with my own culture, I set it in the Burgundian times.