More Crossbowmen

The dwarf charged on, as fast as his short legs would carry him. “By Thunder! MORE RUNNING!? You humans have much to learn of battle -yer supposed to stand yer ground!” Yes, by charging after a fleeing foe one did set themselves up fine for running into a trap, and with that in mind he was glad he wasn’t going to be the first to round the corner. “Watch for that next bolt he was loading!” he calls out to his companions ahead.

Miklos panted as he tried to keep up with the dwarf, he wasn’t cut out for exercise! The sweat crept into his eyes but he barrelled on nonetheless.

Maruc wondered how long it would take to recock a crossbow. He was thankful that he wasn’t a longbowman. They can keep two arrows in the air at a time! Still he was impressed at Feldards turn of speed. But Miklos seemed to be as determined as he, and Maruc wasn’t about to be outdone by a mage.

Maruc had lost Nicolai in the crowd and he almost gave up trying the keep pace the the lightly shod elf, who sped down the alleyway after the man, a predatory smile creeping onto her face. She struggled to pull her sword from it’s sheath, but gave up–this wasn’t going to be happening at a run. If he was cornered, it would be a dagger in her hand.

Not that bringing him to heel was what she hoped for–while she stayed on the crossbowman’s heels, she wasn’t about to stop him, not as long as he was guiding the companions toward his lair.

Nicolai was in the lead and accellerated after him around the corner. Three more Veiled Society crossbowmen were waiting for him about thirty feet down the street. They each fired a bolt towards the charging footpad. One of the arrows pierced into Nicolai’s side.

As the others rounded the corner, lead by Saeth, the four hoods took off down another street. They were only about thirty feet ahead of the group.



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6 responses to “More Crossbowmen

  1. The Chase:
    Saeth: 10xp+5xp
    Maruc: 10xp +5xp
    Miklos: 10xp +5xp
    Nicolai: 10xp +10xp +10xp DM choice
    Feldard: 10xp +10xp

    Saeth: 1385/4000
    Maruc: 1335/1500
    Miklos: 1305/2500
    Nicolai: 1235/2400 [note: character sheet updated for 2nd level]
    Feldard: 1215/2200

  2. how many hp damage for Nicolai?

    The bolt in his side sent Nicolai reeling, but he had a feeling that this was a warning. He stopped to briefly stem the bleeding, and hoped that he wouldn’t lose these crossbow men in the crowd.

  3. Saeth Tegau

    Four of them, now. Well, the companions really only needed one to lead them onward. Drawing a dagger into her hand, she murmurred to the three around her, “Keep the chase going. Don’t stop to give fight if any fall behind…” Of course, if they all kept running, that’d just make them easier to follow. “They’ll lead us to their hole, and then we’ll destroy them.” Breathing hard, she sprinted onward.

    I can’t quite recall–has a night/sufficient time passed for spells to replentish?

  4. Feldard (Dwf 1)

    Feldard wasn’t all that sure of the Elf’s reasoning but there really wasn’t time to debate the issue while still chasing the four. He didn’t slow up or stopping as he came apon Nicolai, figuring the Cleric would see to the rogue. He thundered on after the crossbow men.

  5. Maruc

    Maruc rounded the corner after the dwarf and saw the thief couching a wound. Panting the cleric asked, “Lets look at that, hmm you’ll live for the moment. Try not to catch any more though. I off to make sure the dwarf doesn’t become a pincushion.” Maruc grinned. “Stay safe!” he pounded down the street after the others.

  6. Maruc

    Miklos took a view from the end of the street as he spying the retreating backs of the crossbowmen. He was on the heels of the charging dwarf and thought that the only way to catch these guys would be a ranged attack, that meant magic. He needed to keep them in sight, and range long enough to get the spell off.

    He had no time to play it safe if he was going to catch them so he lauched into a dead sprint to the corner they had dissappeared around. Caution not entirely leaving him he glanced breifly aroungd it to make sure he wouldn’t end up like Nicolai.

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