Under the Mountain

The King is dead and five knights pay homage to His pyre. Around them whisper the voices of the People under the Mountain– an ancient enemy, shrouded in dark-ness, the hand behind the downfall of the Kingdom. Yet the King’s body bears no marks made by fang or claw: It was a blade that struck him down.
Did one of the knights truly commit the ultimate betrayal? Or will their loyalty shine bright, a beacon of hope in the darkness under the Mountain?

Under the Mountain strives to recreate an epic, chivalric feeling without the use of spells, monsters or great battles. A chamber heroic fantasy, where grief twists the tales of a glorious past to give form to the King’s memory: Even though no single player will portray Him alone, His character is far from absent.
The whispers of the People under the Mountain, eager to pit the Knights against each other, pose an unforeseen threat to their devotion to the code of chivalry.

Author: Oscar Biffi
Roles: 6, no gender suggestions.
Time: 2 hours.
Replayability:

Medium.
Playing the People under the Mountain makes for a unique experience. Memories of the past are created from pre-written prompts. Secrets are of moderate importance.

Leitmotiv: Heroic fantasy, chivalry, the five stages of grief, conflicting memories, collectively shaping a character, paranoia.
Handouts: The Squire’s character sheet
The Last Knight’s character sheet
The Stable Master’s character sheet
The Champion’s character sheet
The First Knight’s character sheet
The People under the Mountain’s character sheet
The King’s Mask

 

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