Waking Up The Orcs


Hearing the orc call out, even though he couldn’t understand what was said, Feldard knew their troubles had just begun. Coming up into the main hall, he spied the orc headed towards a curtained area—barracks most likely, then notes the weapons rack. “Keep them from their weapons! It’ll lessen their defensive strength.” He however, ran after the fleeing orc.

Maruc didn’t disagree with the veteran Dwarf’s assessment. The guard must be kept from arming themselves. “Miklos with me.” With the mage safely beside him Maruc said, “One of those sleep spells might come in handy right now.”

Miklos followed the priest to the west wall. Sheathed short swords and daggers hung from the weapon rack, as well as four suits of scale mail armour. “Oh really?” he breathed. “And there I was going to sing them an old sea shanty from the docks. Why is everyone so full of advice for each other? Eh?”

“Well Mr, Cleric, if I were you I’d pray we get out of here in one piece.” Miklos angrily summoned the arcane force with two or three dramatic gestures and held the spell in his fist like a struggling cat waiting upon the right moment.

The orc had swung the curtain shut behind him. As Feldard lunged through to follow, he heard the orc yell some more. When he broke through the cloth, Feldard could see why the orc was yelling so desperately, the orcs had been asleep! Nocturnal creatures, they had felt secure behind the barred double doors and thick stone walls of the tower. It had never occured to them that anyone could find the secret passage and make it past the spider. Now, unarmed and unarmored, they scrambled out of their beds and were going to make a break for the weapon racks.

Unlike the others, the orc that they had chased up the stairs was wearing scale mail and brandished a short sword. He too had been asleep in the game room below. Something had woken him up from a deep drunken slumber. Groggy and hungover, he had decided to go upstairs to the barracks to get a proper sleep, and then, as he neared the stairwell, all hell had broken loose! Now, he hoped to fend off the invading dwarf long enough for his comrades to grab their weapons.

Saeth reached the top of the stairs only to hear the bloodthirsty Dwarf behind the tentlike structure after the Orc, screaming a battle cry. As her companions streamed forward, she peeked into the second curtained enclosure, ensuring that they were not about to be surrounded. A rather large, angry orc wielding a short sword charged at the elf. He yelled at the top of his lungs in orcish, a language only Saeth within the group could understand, “Master! The main hall has been breached!”



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8 responses to “Waking Up The Orcs

  1. The Main Hall:
    Saeth: 10xp +10xp
    Maruc: 10xp +10xp
    Miklos: 10xp +10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp
    Feldard: 10xp +10xp +10xp

    Saeth: 5195/8000
    Maruc: 5110/6000
    Miklos: 5075/10000
    Nicolai: 4785/4800
    Feldard: 5145/8800

  2. Saeth Tegau

    Saeth raised her sword, and thought about the intelligence of Orcs for a moment before yelling out herself in the same tongue, “Nevermind, master, everything’s fine! No breach!”
    Whether it confused the matter or not, the swordsman was upon her, and Saeth was suddenly caught up in a life-or-death struggle.

  3. Miklos (Mu 2)

    Miklos followed through on his plan. The orcs must not be allowed to gain access to their weapons. He swiftly gauged where best to place his spell past the now open curtain. Again he was thankful the the dwarf was just that, a dwarf. Sturdy and resistant to magic and above all, (well precisely the opposite in fact, below all) out of the line of sight of the spell.

    With a neglagent flick of his wrist he released the spell at the orc and his slumbering comrades.

  4. Maruc (Clr 3)

    Maruc tensed as the rush of magic passed his ear. Too close. He glanced over to the unexplored curtain fully expecting more orcs to be awaking from the other side. Feldard was occupying the attention of his side so Maruc edged himself across so he was between the mage and the other curtain.

    “Miklos, beware the other curtain.” Maruc said.

  5. Nicolai (T3)

    Nicolai tries to move round the armoured Orc, to hit him from behind.

  6. Feldard charged behind the curtain, which is where the armored orc is. Nicolai is in the main room, out of the curtains, where there are not any orcs, yet. If he wants to sneak into one of the curtained areas, feel free to write a post describing that.

  7. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    Not aware that the mage was flinging magic about, Feldard charged the armoured orc now that it had stopped running and had turned to face him. The dwarf swung the battle axe mid-level in an attack for the core of the orc. Right at the waist. If the blade didn’t cut through the armour perhaps the sheer power behind his stroke would do some internal damage.

    Even as he attacked, Feldard took count of how many orcs were in the barracks. He called this number out to his companions in fair warning.
    “I count … orcs.”

  8. Miklos (Mu3)

    When he broke through the cloth…

    I read this as being torn down or no longer a barrier – sorry.

    Miklos will hold on to the spell until it is appropriate to use it.

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