Laretta is a shieldmaiden gone rogue. She is a skilled warrior and has some loyal henchmen who follow her leadership through thick and thin. She is of average height and has blue colored eyes. Her hair is reddish in color and kept in braids.
Her family was killed in a fire at home, during the event she escaped the flames by climbing through a hole in the roof. Her parents and her little brothers were not able to escape the fires so quickly. She left her devasted home and found a new one on an island. After years of hard work she craved an ambition for adventure and managed to build a sturdy hidden tower close to the coast.
Not so long ago she got hold of a small ship through wits and thievery and used it to launch nightly raids along the coast. During her raids she picked up several followers and with their help she was able to organize her raids much better. After she had stolen her first piece of jewelry a craving for small precious objects emerged. Now she is trying to hoard precious objects for herself. Her loyal followers adore her and her infamy has grown beyond the regional borders. Most combat maneuvers she has picked up by practicing and her talent for leadership is a natural one. Currently she and her henchmen live in and around the tower, her ships are moored in a small bay which is hidden from view.
Laretta is a quick and skilled warrior. She wears chainmail and uses her personal axe and shield, these are often accompanied by a spear and torch. She has trained a wolf who follows her in most adventures. Her attack skills are good, and her search and maneuver skill will make sure she is able to get to her goal quickly. To defeat her you need some luck or prepare well in advance.
Laretta dwells in a tower close to the coast. Pick a tower card to represent her hideout. She also has a snekkja and 2 faering ships in her possession. She owns 10 silver and has an income of 2 per turn. The location of her hideout remains unknown until players have tracked it down.
|Weapons & Items|
+1 per player
Laretta has a number of henchmen, who sail with her along the coast. Some of them stay in the tower as guards, and some venture out to do a task for her. These henchmen cannot be underestimated they do not have their attributes as high as Laretta but they do count when in numbers.
Scenarios & quests
Laretta the shieldmaiden is the first tutorial scenario for the Vikja board game. The difficulty is low and scales with number of players participating. The map area will be limited in the tutorial scenario starting with Denmark, Norway, Scotland and the Faroe islands.
She can be added as a villain to a quest of another bigger scenario, if players decide to do that she will be a large side quest next to the main story line.
|Scenario-Quest||Laretta the shieldmaiden|
|Type||track and capture|
|Area||Scotland / Faroe islands|
|Henchmen||+1 per player|