Orc Pursuit

Miklos couldn’t stop the orc from raising the alarm so he followed the others with easy strides. He hoped that the natural antagonism between the orc and the dwarf would stop him from making the rational decision and slam the door in their face. He called ahead, “Feldard we don’t want him getting away. Insult him!” He hoped goading the orc would have the desired effect.

Maruc pressing on behind the charge of his diminutive ally. He raised his Halavist emblazoned shield punch gripped with his left hand. He shook out his chain flail and as he closed on the orc he held its eyes for a long second. There was evil cunning driven by a dark intelligence hidden there, malevolence radiated from him. But his eyes and malice weren’t directed at the cleric, Feldard commanded his attention fully.

Feldard charged the orc. He needed no prompting to insult the foul creature, that came naturally when deal with there sort. “How typical of a wart-ridden, foul-smelling, pus bagged orc to flee at the sight of a Dwarf. They are all cowards, every last one of them.”

Despite the dwarf’s taunts, the orc knew that he was outnumbered and outmatched, and so, he ran through the door he had just opened, and bounded up the stairs.

Saeth, at the rear, almost screamed in frustration at being screened away from the action. Why couldn’t that fool of a Dwarf had tried talking to the beast?

By the time she’d squeezed through the door, the orc had already fled up the stairs, with the others in hot pursuit. Slowing down a bit, she noticed the second doorway, and pushed its door the rest of the way open.

A soft white glow pervaded the interior of the room. The source of the light was a 1-foot diameter sphere that radiated light. Within the room were a few old battered chairs, a couch with its stuffing coming out, and a card table with a set of well-used cards and knucklebones resting upon it. Littered throughout the room were various ale mugs, beer steins and broken wine bottles. The room smelled of stale alcohol.

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6 responses to “Orc Pursuit

  1. Sorry for the lack of map. I’ll try to get one uploaded tomorrow. The orc has about a 15-foot headstart.

    Giving Chase:
    Saeth: 10xp +10xp
    Maruc: 10xp +10xp
    Miklos: 10xp +10xp +10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp
    Feldard: 10xp +5xp

    TOTAL:
    Saeth: 5135/8000
    Maruc: 5045/6000
    Miklos: 5020/5000 + 1 level +3hp
    Nicolai: 4740/4800
    Feldard: 5065/8800

  2. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    Feldard knows he’ll be no match in chase. Orcs being fleeter of foot than dwarves. He knows he’ll lose him up the stairs, so the dwarf does the only thing he can think to do to keep the vile critter from sounding the alarm. Drawing on his every ounce of strength, Feldard throws his battle axe for the fleeing orcs back!

  3. Saeth Tegau

    Intrigued, Saeth moved into the room, picking up the glowing orb and feeling its weight. Scanning the disheveled upkeep of the room, she could practically smell the orcs living in here. Seeing nothing else of interest, she left the room, just in time to see Feldard’s axe in flight.

    Congrats, Miklos!

  4. Nicolai (T3)

    Nicolai follows Feldard into the room and sets about searching it.

    What type of stone is the tower made of?

  5. Maruc (Clr3)

    Maruc heart missed a beat as the dwarf’s muscular arm swung back, he’d almost ran straight into it. Feldard snapped his arm forward with a great cry sending the weapon forward in a low arc at the retreating orc. Maruc, not wishing to lose his momentum side stepped his friend lengthened his stride in pursuit. He half hoped the the panicked orc would stumble on the stairs… preferably with Feldards axe in his back.

  6. Miklos (Mu2)

    Thanks!

    Miklos cursed as the orc turned to flee. They would need his help if they met serious organised resistance. The party must keep the pressure up. If Denetiata was prewarned Miklos knew it would cost lives. Damn all this running, it just wasn’t fair. Sweat trickled into his eyes as he ran, he dashed it away with his sleeve.

    He was glad he wasn’t in armour.

    Next time, he decided, cast the spell and save the run.

    He caught up with Nicolai and Saeth and passed them as they exited the side room. “Hmm, what a wonderful smell you have discovered. Nice shiney thing Saeth. A magical light stone perhaps? Love to chat but you know how it is.” Miklos kept on after the others.

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