Relations between Taulfan and his erstwhile advisors and inner guard became more and more strained. One morning a kitchen-dame who had a soft spot for Saylok took him aside and passed on a rumour she had heard. She said that Taulfan had engaged a barbarian chieftain to deal with Zou Kov and that he, with a band of picked warriors, was arriving the following day.
When Saylok passed on the news Zou Kov did not hesitate. He had heard a similar story from a stable-hand, with the additional detail that the hired barbarians were led by the infamous Utarg and his sidekick Tythok. During the day Zou Kov contrived to meet his men in ones and twos and pass on his plan. That night they left the mansion carrying as much of Taulfan's treasure as they could carry, Teragram having easily dealt with the locks on the treasury door. They loaded the loot onto a pack horse and prepared to leave; however they were intercepted by the stable-hand, Oswald, who pleaded with them to take him on. So, with the horse carrying most of the loot and Oswald the stable-hand carrying the remainder and all their equipment and supplies, they set off northwards.
Zou Kov Q2+ C3 Leader
Aushog Q3+ C4 Magic sword +1
J'Neb Q3+ C4 -
Naim Tocs Q3+ C3
Thersites Q5+ C2 Coward
Oswald Q4+ C2 Short move
Brother Athelstan Q3+ C2 Cleric
Teragram Q3+ C2 Stealth, Traps, Heavy Armour (magic mail)
Saylok Q3+ C4 Shooter to Medium, Stealth
Nurmi Q3+ C4
Pack horse. Does not move unless led. To take the reins takes one action and after that it follows whoever has the reins so long as they stay adjacent to the horse. If the person with the reins falls, is killed or leaves the horse stays still until someone else uses an action to take the reins. If two people try to take the reins the horse does not move.
Utarg Q3+ C4 Leader @ 70
Tythok Q3+ C4 Hero, Combat Master @ 90
10 x Picked warriors Q3+ C4 @ 40
Zou Kov sets up first.
Up to half the figures are within 1S of the centre of the table. The rest are on the south table edge.
Pursuers set up with Tythok and one other on the north edge.
Three warriors set up on the east edge and three on the west edge.
Utarg with four warriors are off the south edge and move on from the edge in their first turn.
None of the pursuers can set up within 1M of an enemy.
Zou Kov's band must escape off the northern edge. They get first move. Night falls after the end of the pursuers' eighth turn.