|Combat de Jacques André Portefaix et de ses compagnons contre la Bête du Gévaudan|
Peter sets up randomly on the board but no closer then 16” from the villagers and 16” of the adversaries. There should also be a minimum of two “fake” Péter counters that will react as the same as the “real” Péter for reactions. These are to force the villages to decide on their search options.
Péter’s Reaction Charts
Insight Chart for seeing the Villagers
Who are the “Wolves”? Well, as the Game Master, you can have several different options...
The “Wolves” are the Gypsies! A gang of Gypsy bandits spotted young Péter after they committed a horrible crime to some lonely travelers in the woods. They are after Péter to kill him and prevent him from telling the local police about their crimes. They are wearing wolves’ pelts to disguise themselves and cause fear to lonely travelers. When the villagers showed up to find Péter, they decide to ambush the villagers to plunder them or discourage them from pursuing their murderous little band deeper into the forest.
Another option is that the “Wolves” are really a pack of wolves!!! The wolves are very hungry and desperate for food as the forest has been over hunted by the nearby villages. So the wolves have taken to hunting men for food. They will try to find Péter, but when they spot the villagers, they will try to kill the “weaker” ones from the “herd”.
Finally, the “Wolves” could be a werewolf or a small pack of werewolves that were prowling the forest on this full moon night. The werewolves caught the scent of Péter and were hunting him down for a meal, when they caught the scent of the villagers. They will not attack Péter as they are more concern about attacking the villagers to prevent them from discovering their lair and because they are armed, whereas Péter is not armed. If they are successful in killing the villagers or forcing them out of the forest, then they can go back to hunting down Péter. In this scenario, you could also have the Gypsies be either a secondary group that may be either “good guys” or “bad guys” as well. Maybe the Gypsies still want to kill Péter but now the werewolves are hunting them as well, or maybe the Gypsies were actually killing a werewolf in human form which was what Péter saw and now they want to help save him from the werewolves too! If you go this route, only the "Stars" have silver / blessed weapons that can kill the werewolves. Everyone else can only stun or knock down a werewolf.