Thrak Can't Charge Until Thrak Charges

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

On our way to the valley of the Invisible Stalkers, maybe not its official name, we are ambushed, by monks hiding in trees! 'They'll do their fancy slow-falling down to us in a second', says Thrak, somehow experienced with the monk style of fighting. Salvador casts Scorching Ray, and gets hits with both rays. The […]

Maybe It's Happened Before and We Just Didn't See It.

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

During the previous battle, we saw some villagers being dragged away by Invisible Stalkers. We saw them because we had a See Invisibilty spell active, obviously. Now we think that perhaps we should do something about the Stalkers, to prevent more villagers from falling prey to them. Rather than rush in, it's probably best to […]

Assessing the Enemy

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

In the ongoing protection of a village against a fair-sized orc force, Thrak smacks down one elite orc soldier but remains almost surrounded. He ponders his next target of attack. 'Which of the orcs are wounded?' 'That one has been wounded.' 'Seriously?' 'Yeah, I'm not kidding.'

Who Says We Don't Roleplay?

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

The second wave of orcs takes the form of wyvern riders. On wyverns! Their swooping and fly-by attacks will no doubt cause us problems, so I do something to try to make us less of a target. I cast a spell, and a dome of ice protects us, with an opening at ground level to […]

Someone Find Them a Celestial Porpoise, Quickly!

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Busy defending the village against the advancing orcs, we don't notice two skirmishers sneaking their way over the fence to flank us until it's a little late to stop them. 'Where are the villagers with pitchforks?' says Thrak. Salvador is curious about that too. 'I thought we'd coordinated the ones willing to fight so that […]

We Keep Him For His Tactical Mind

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

On our way up a mountainous path to a monastery, we encounter some huge air elementals. We are not prepared for this, a single fly-by attack by one of the elementals, knocking Salvador down to half his hit points convincing us of this. We retreat back down the mountain. We spend a night preparing tactics […]

It's a Privilege to Watch Him Think

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Heading through the town towards the winding path to the monastery, someone beckons us in to a farmhouse. Curious, we head inside, only to see an apparently unused room obscured by veils. Behind the veils a voice starts talking, giving us a portentous message. A second voice takes over, followed by silence. Pushing through the […]

More Chrome Than Silver

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

We get in to the town before the monastery by walking through a Ragesian camp, with the enemy orcs barely paying attention to us. The attitude in the town is pretty relaxed too, rather more than seems warranted for a place supposedly under siege. To try to make sense of the situation, we look for […]

One step beyond

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

We find proof that the royal dinner has been poisoned, and present that proof to our lord. He interrupts the dinner and all hell breaks loose. An inter-planar being (probably) reveals itself, and it, the king, and his guards attempt to destroy the kingdom more directly now that the poison plot won't work. The inter-planar […]

Everyone Gets Their Rightful Reward

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

As reward for helping in the battle, Lord Gallow extends a very generous offer to us. He offers us each a knighthood, which we graciously accept. Well, most of us. Salvador enquires about the option of receiving a military rank instead. 'Yes, that would be possible', says Lord Gallow, 'but it would be honorary'. An […]