The elder of the village of (village name) asked you to train 5 peasants to fight against local bandits.
First you need a certain amount of time, dependent on the highest training level in your group, to train said peasants. After this, a number of peasants will spar against you, both you and the peasants will wield staffs and wear only Hide Boots as armour.
If you beat them, no matter your remaining health, you will get a success message. If you lose to one of them, a message appears saying their morale was boosted but they didn't learn what you wanted to teach.
- Training level 0-1 = 11 hours & max 3 peasants at a time
- Training level 2-3 = 10 hours & max 3 peasants at a time
- Training level 4-5 = 9 hours & max 4 peasants at a time
- Training level 6 = 8 hours & max 4 peasants at a time
Once you've adequately trained up the peasants (this will take multiple training sessions), the village will be attacked by bandits. This part is the same as a Save the Village. Defeating the infestation leads into the same reward opportunities available as a regular infestation while failing this quest will result in the village being looted. Just like the Bandit Infestation, taking the reward offers 4 relationship, but as this quest is only given by poor villages, you are unlikely to get much reward, so it is best to get the 8 relationship by refusing the reward, and recruiting soldiers from the village.
Despite the villagers being personally trained by you and being named "Peasant" instead of "Farmer," their stats and equipment are identical to regular Farmers.
"We are suffering greatly at the hands of a group of bandits. They take our food and livestock, and kill anyone who doesn't obey them immediately. Our men are angry that we cannot defend ourselves, but we are only simple farmers... However, with some help, I think that some of the people here could be more than that. We just need an experienced warrior to teach us how to fight."
- I can teach you how to defend yourself
- You will? Oh, splendid! We would be deeply indebted to you, sir. I'll instruct the village folk to assemble here and receive your training. If you can teach us how to defend ourselves, I promise you'll receive everything we can give you in return for your efforts.
- You peasants have no business taking up arms. Just pay the bandits and be off with it. (Decline)
- Yes, of course sir. Thank you for your counsel.
You put the peasants through the basics of soldiering, discipline and obedience. You think (amount) of them has fully grasped the training and is ready for some practice
After beating your last opponent, you explain to the peasants how to better defend themselves against such an attack. Hopefully they'll take the experience on board and will be prepared next time.
You were beaten. The peasants are heartened by their success, but the lesson you wanted to teach them probably didn't get through...
As you get ready to continue the training. a sentry from the village runs up to you, shouting alarums [sic]. The bandits have been spotted on the horizon, riding hard for (village). The elder begs that you organize your newly-trained militia and face them.
Try as you might, you could not defeat the bandits. Infuriated, they raze the village to the ground to punish the peasants, and then leave the burning wasteland behind to find greener pastures to plunder.