A Bloody Finish

A pity that they had thought to come this way, Saeth thought. She yelled a battle cry rather than slowing her step, still confident that she could frighten and manhandle this number of inexperienced aristocrats. Besides, this couldn’t leave too many for the others to face. The swordswoman tried to count, but found herself too embroiled in swordplay to concern herself overmuch.

Nicolai joined her, nimbly following behind. With his short sword, he would guard the elf’s weaker side.

Hearing the sound of Saeth bounding up the balcony stairs, the dwarf grinned—he could get to like the Elf! She obviously wasn’t reluctant to engage in battle like most other elves, as he’d been told. And the Halavist priest was certainly stout and sturdy in battle as well. He’d done well to ally himself with such companions. With one of the Veiled down, Feldard pressed the offensive. There was no way these treacherous villians would be leaving here alive—not if he had anything to say about it.

Fighting resolutely, Maruc concentrated on ensuring that the small advantage they did have wasn’t wasted. He was not a trained fighter so he wasn’t really aware of Seaths heroics, he was too busy trying to say alive.

Miklos had looked up as Saeth launched herself up the stairs he saw a group break off, three, no four. Not doubting Saeth’s prowess in combat Miklos thought that those sort of odds could spell disaster for any swordswoman. She may well soon be overwhelmed. Lining his sight on the main group at the top of the stairs, Miklos started to recall the sleep spell he had memorised. He launched the magic into the midst of them hoping to cause confusion.

The four hooded men charged boldly at the elf and young rogue behind her. Daggers raised they prepared for battle. As Saeth and Nicolai raise their swords to engage them, all four of the men collapsed. Once again, the mage’s sleep spell had swung the tide of battle and they were able to bypass the sleeping men in robes and take on Maruc and Feldard’s attackers. The cleric and dwarf were holding their own. Despite getting slashed by a veiled dagger, the dwarf’s battle axe dropped another opponent with a single stroke. Meanwhile, Maruc’s flail was not quite as formidable, for it took him two strikes to accomplish what the dwarf could with one.

Their number down to three and Saeth and Nicolai were charging around the balcony blocking their escape, the remaining Veiled Society were cut down when the party’s attack converged upon them.

Bodies lay everywhere in the firelit chamber, but there was no sign of the man who had lead the execution that had been witnessed upon entering the underground lair.

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8 responses to “A Bloody Finish

  1. Injury update:

    Feldard is down 6hp
    Maruc is down 3hp
    Nicolai is down 3hp (from earlier)

  2. Veiled Reinforcements:
    Saeth: 10xp +10xp +20xp(combat)
    Maruc: 10xp +10xp +20xp(combat)
    Miklos: 10xp +10xp +10xp DM choice +20xp(combat)
    Nicolai: 10xp +10xp +20xp(combat)
    Feldard: 10xp +10xp +20xp(combat)
    TOTAL:
    Saeth: 1835/4000
    Maruc: 1750/1500
    Miklos: 1710/2500
    Nicolai: 1605/2400
    Feldard: 1650/2200

  3. “Great. Still noone to interogate.”

    Nicolai makes his way to the corpse of the executed man and searches it.

  4. Saeth Tegau

    “If I’m not mistaken, young Miklos has assisted us to that end.” Saeth peered back at the crumpled forms on the balcony. “Do you suppose there be any chance of running down that ringleader?” Saeth’s legs were feeling the chase from before, but if there were some chance… She looked down the hallway that the second group had used, hoping to see some hint.

    If anyone else has the spirit of the chase left in them, Saeth will not rest while outdone. Elsewise, she’ll help move the sleeping bodies into the central chamber for questioning.

  5. Feldard (Dwf 1)

    The dwarf wipes down his blade and then begins binding his wounds as best he’s able.
    “I didn’t see the leader amongst the rabble earlier. He somehow slipped away unnoticed.. likely another secret passage. I’ll see what I can find” And as the others tend to securing the sleeping Veiled. He goes about searching for another secret passage. His first inclination is that it would be near the dias that that he originally spoke from so that’s where he checks first and foremost.
    “Does any feel hale and hearty enough to make a run for the Tribune? Our actions may be escalating the Veiled plans somewhat. And the Duke may yet be in danger.”

    As he searches, he pondering the days events. They never did get to the Salty Sea Dog to find the red-haired Akarios. “Hey, that fellow they killed.. is he red-haired? Might be Akarios” If so, then there was another lead killed. This day was shaping up to be rather bloody.

  6. Miklos (Mu 1)

    Miklos bound up the recumbrant Veiled members. His head ached but he wasn’t unhappy. They had managed to clutch victory over overwhelming odds and dealt a severe blow to the Veiled Society. what was that now? Miklos totaled it up, five in the tunnels, some fifteen in the ambush and ninteen here, and we were only five foolhardy adventurers. He feared that their luck might soon run out. But looking at the situation from the Veiled point of view their future may seem very dire. Considering the amount of money they bribed Nicolai with, the perpetrators of the Veiled must be very out of pocket by now. It will take them some time to recruit more and they will have a hard time to considering their average life expectancy.

    “I will seek the Tribune and his men because I am quite mentally exhausted after that battle. Would you finish tieing this lot up for me? Thank you.”

    Miklos left in search of the authorities…

  7. Maruc

    “Hold up a moment Feldard my friend, you are in no fit state to travel further without rest or aid. Come take your ease, I have a salve from my brothers in the church that will put a spring back in your step. I do not have much because it is rare and precious but we may be beset by many foes if the leader has escaped as we fear. Drink this and we shall be more prepared for them.” Maruc offers his potion to the dwarf.

    DM: Is this a multiple draught potion or a small one-shot one?

    “I should like to seek guidance and pray to Mighty Halav soon as I have furthered His cause and He may well aid us.”

  8. It’s a one-time use potion

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