A Quick Combat

Ludo, immediately sprung into action with a yell of ‘watch out!’ he leaped to meet the Goblins head on and engaged the first Goblin in combat. Blocking a clumsy attack with his sword, he sidestepped to the left and thrust his sword into the chest of the goblin facing him.

Stephan, had not crowded in close to see the strange woman but was, nonetheless, curious enough about it to be taken slightly unawares by the ambush.

“Gobs!”, he shouted while trying to spin and establish solid footing. The first goblin to connect with him delivered a deafening thunk on Stephan’s shield. The blow sent seismic pain up his arm but the adrenalin in his veins dismissed it allowing him to slice through the goblin’s shoulder with a sweep of his blade.

Feldard, still in the doorway keeping watch, heard his companions shouted warning, and whirled about to see the pack of goblin ambushing the party. Bah! He longed for his crossbow at the moment; but he was without it, so instead he charged the ambushing goblins from the flank as they reached the first of his companions.

He swung his axe with ferocity at the tailing goblin, bellowing his usual dwarven warcry – that should give the attackers pause.

The closest goblin hissed his unintelligible rage and struck the elf with an iron-spiked cudgel. Hasan shrank from the blow and gathered. The elf’s studiedly cool combat visage dropped, and the elf’s rather thin bellow joined the goblin in an unnatural duet. The enraged elf’s sword crashed down unstoppably until the goblin’s chorus failed.

Already on edge Miklos was not as surprised by the assault as he might have been, he ducked behind Stephan and free’d his staff. Lurking behind the stout fighter he used the length of the staff to jab at the goblins as they pressed their attack ensuring he didn’t get within range of their sharp knives.

Maruc cursed and sprung to his feet, “By Halav you shall pay!” he cried as he lauched himself into the fray. He wrong footed the first goblin, swaying out of the way of its brutal swing. He crashed his flail into its side and rounded on the backswing allowing the momentum of the attack to take the weapon round to deliver a bonecruching deathblow. It was a trick he’d seen Feldard do, he hoped the dwarf didn’t mind the plagiarism.

It wasn’t long before the goblins found themselves outmatched. Their numbers were down to three when they turned from the battle and ran toward the exit.

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9 responses to “A Quick Combat

  1. Hasan -4hp
    Stephan -3hp

    Maruc: 10xp+5xp+10xp
    Miklos: 10xp+5xp
    Feldard: 10xp+10xp
    Hasan: 10xp+5xp
    Stephan: 10xp+10xp
    Ludo: 10xp+10xp

    TOTAL:
    Maruc: 20,435/24000
    Miklos: 20,530/40000
    Feldard: 20,560/34000
    Hasan: 19,745/32000
    Stephan: 19,505/32000
    Ludo: 19,065/20,000

  2. Hasan

    Hasan watched the goblins flee. There wasn’t much he could do to deny them their goal. He hoped his comrades were more capable.

    Instead, the elf slouched over to the holding cell and sought to seek the human. “Come now, tell me your story,” the battered elf asked the woman. “Do you know the House of Susikyn? I travel with Stephan Susikyn.”

  3. Hasan

    sorry, typo in entry above. sought to “free” the human, not “seek” her.

  4. Ludo

    Ludo, rushed to the door, to see what way the Goblins had gone, he wanted to check that the door at the far end of the corridor was unlocked and accessible. “Damn, we have stirred up a honets bnest here” he muttered to himself.

  5. Stephan

    With the flash flood of battle receding, Stephan felt awash in relief. Wincing, he examined two deep cuts on his right arm. But his attention was soon drawn to the captive woman. Walking in a pensive gait, Stephan approached the forms of Hasan, crouched and trying to help, and the woman sitting in a fetal position against the petrified wood.

    Noting her Traladaran appearance, he greeted her in the regional way: “King’s Day to you, ma’m.” Not wanting to interrupt Hasans ministrations, Stephan crouched next to Hasan and said nothing more for the moment.

  6. Feldard

    Feldard, attacking from the flank, followed the retreating goblins, taking advantage of their panicked fleeing to take out yet one more with his axe. He followed after the last two.

  7. Hasan

    (Nice – you know Feldard pursues!)

  8. Maruc

    Maruc was getting into the swing of the combat followed Feldards example and followed the fleeing goblins. He flailed out with his chain and stunned tha goblin as it reached the relative safety of the next chamber, unluckly for the goblin its somewhat faster neighbour beat him to the exit. Maruc took full advantage of its misfortune and swept it from consciousness.

  9. miklosdostevar

    Miklos breathed a sigh of relief as the goblins withdrew. He righted his staff and assumed an air of superiority. “They’ll think twice before trying that again I suspect.” He couldn’t help admiring the quality of the swordsmanship that his comrades displayed. He turned his attention to the captive, whom he had assumed was a man. He awaited the response she would offer to Stephan.

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