Alright John and Nate, here we go. I need to get some fairly specific information so we can just jump right into the battle for the first session.
Three Houses of House Talbert now lie in wait to do battle with House Picarro: House Romas, House Trier, and House Erinor. House Trier and House Erinor both are here at the call of Romas, an extremely wealthy and influential family within House Talbert.
Lord Gerrat Romas claims that the lands of House Picarro were once a part of House Talbert (which may have been true in the distant past, before the time of Benarius), and claims that Lord Grey's disownment of Picarro politically means that he forfeits their lands and wealth to the Romas. The claim is rather unsubstantial, but Lord Romas has the troops to enforce his will.
Currently, House Romas and her allies have sent an army to make Lord Gerrat's claim, four thousand strong. They have five columns of foot, and five columns of spearmen arranged in staggered formation, with an elite troop of pikemen in the vanguard. Three columns of archers and two columns of horse (all light cavalry, which amounts to one hundred horse total) completes their number.
Obviously, this is a large number of troops and it is possible that House Romas will not stop with Picarro lands should they take the field this day.
What I need to know is what strength of men does House Picarro field to meet these people, if other minor Houses have lent support to Lord Picarro, and what diplomatic (if any) attempts would House Picarro make with the capital, Dragonfell, and which houses they have tried to appeal to. (Also, if they have any representatives at Dragonfell.) Negotiations between House Romas and House Picarro will take place in the first session. Be prepared to think about what Picarro may be willing to sacrifice and what allegiances they would be willing to make in the name of peace.
Also, before we start the first session, please let me know of your characters' specific roles in the battle, along with any other special NPCs (like captains or whatever) who may be relevent to the battle.
Any other information that you could think of which I may need would also be greatly appreciated.