The Battle Continues

Maruc tried to squeeze into the press of combat to help Ludo. It was no use, there was little he could do.

“You’re going to have to bring them out here if you want help!” he cried over the bedlam. Maruc scanned the mayhem of combat within, through the failing light of the doorway he notice the Woodsman was looking too pale. “Stephan! To me now!” Swiftly he summoned the power of Halav and blessed him as he ducked briefly from the fray.

“Miklos, have you any magic to assist, if any more Gobbos come through, we will be hard pressed. Another one of your amazing bolts of lightning would do the trick I think”.

Feldard continued his assault on the defending Goblins. He axe blade once more was dripping with dark goblin blood. Over the din of fighting he shouted in Goblin, “Give us Vlaak!”

Upon hearing the deep bellow of the dwarf shouting the name Vlaak in gobspeak, Stephan, knowing a bit of the language, joined in, “Vlaak, bring out the coward!”

Hasan saw Ludo was hard pressed to hold the front line with Feldard and Stephan. But there was no space for the elf to step forward to support, so he drew his bow and looked for an opportunity. The slender thief winced away from a slashing ax and the elf had a clear view of a snarling goblin. From such short range, the elf couldn’t miss. The arrow slammed home, and the goblin collapsed, a third arm protruding its chest, goose-feathered fingers spreading skyward in requiem.

Maruc will cast a cure on Stephan if possible.

Stephan’s bellowing for Vlaak was cut short by a heavy pounding from a goblin mace. He spat blood, ears ringing, as he stumbled back. Hearing Maruc’s call, he somehow managed to make his way to the priest, who quickly restored his colour.

Inwardly Ludo was worried, if the Goblins managed to get around the sides of the group, then they would be doomed, no quarter would be given here he thought. Their only hope was to cause them to run which was likely to happen if enough Goblins were killed or wounded.

After suffering some cuts and slashes, Ludo decided to change his fighting style, he called out to the cleric. “Maruc, cover me while I try to thin them out at the rear!” Ludo took a step back, making room for Maruc to take his place in the fighting line. The rogue then unslung his bow and prepared to shoot his remaining arrows into the melee over the top of Feldard’s head.

In response to the rogue, Miklos echoed Maruc’s plea for space to help. “Yes! Bring them out and I shall enchant them!”

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8 responses to “The Battle Continues

  1. Feldard -1hp
    Stephan +4hp

    Maruc: 10xp
    Miklos: 10xp
    Feldard: 10xp+10xp
    Hasan: 10xp+10xp
    Stephan: 10xp+10xp
    Ludo: 10xp+10xp

    TOTAL:
    Maruc: 20,350/24000
    Miklos: 20,465/40000
    Feldard: 20,460/34000
    Hasan: 19,645/32000
    Stephan: 19,430/32000
    Ludo: 18,975/20,000

  2. miklosdostevar

    Miklos could see that the party would swiftly be overwhelmed if they remained in the tight confines of the entrance. But he knew they were professional and had heard him. He started casting his spell in preparation for the withdrawal. he hoped they wouldn’t take too long as holding magic was not the easiest thing to do.

    Miklos started to perspire.

  3. Maruc

    Maruc felt the stick cloying presence of mage-magic filling the air. At first he was alarmed, afraid thay it might be the Man in Yellow. He glanced around relieved that it was Miklos. He quickly realised that everyone needed to be out of the way. Fast. “Withdraw. Incoming!” he cried.

  4. Hasan

    Hasan gave ground, stepping back into the wolfpen. He watched to see what would fail first: the fighters’ defenses or the mage’s grip on his attack. He tried to move so he could keep the hallway doors in sight.

  5. Stephan

    Feeling refreshingly blessed in mind and body by the power of Halav wielded through his faithful servant, Maruc, Stephan heeded the calls to fall back. Nearly colliding with Hasan, who easily avoided a crash with elf alacrity, Stephan fumbled to ready his bow to fire from a receded position should he get a clear shot.

  6. Feldard

    Feldard heard Maruc’s call, noted his companions withdrawing and with a grumble gave ground as well.
    The goblins swarmed after him out into the open and despite his best effort to get out of the way, Feldard was stuck in the forefront of the fray whether he liked it or not.

    If Miklos had another lightning planned there was no way he, in his plate mail armour, could avoid being struck in such a tight fray. The notion of being killed in such a manner was not appealing. In a last desperate effort to put space between him and the goblins, Feldard turned and bolted to the side, calling out. “Now Miklos!”

  7. Ludo

    Ludo seeing that retreat was the best course of action and trusting that Miklos would have another bolt of lightning prepared, ducked back into the evening air, and to the side of the door, “hot work in there” he said to no one in particular. He prayed that the magic from Miklos would thin the Goblins out. He prepared himself to attack any Goblins that appeared at the doorway, to cover Miklos from any attack.

  8. miklosdostevar

    Thankfully the others had responded with professional alacrity and Miklos took his chance. As Feldard, ever the last to withdraw, ducked back into the fighting line swiftly assembled by the others around the entranceway he blasted the area with a shower of constricting mage-wrought web, choking the flow of attackers.

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