'The Forest o' Tranc'
The Forest o' Tranc
Through the harsh Pictish moors of northern Caledonia, whose lands had not been taken by the Roman legions of past centuries or the Angles and Saxons of recent times, rode a company of 'hobblers'. They where named hobblers for the way their small but swift animals moved. The riders where lean and lightly armoured for agility. Their long spears tied to their horses and short swords where close to hand. From horses hung the beheaded and bloody skulls of their recent Angle enemies. What parts of bare olive flesh that showed where covered with complex tattoo patterns. A symbol of a Pictish wolf etched into the brawny forearm of the leader of the small band of mounts indicated that he was a toisesog,