immediately senses something about the goblins. He puts his hand out to stop Axe
. These gobbos are not the unskilled sort you generally find in the woods. Watch out for advanced tricks.Axe
reacts quickly to the sudden threat, swinging his axe from his back into his hands. He sets a step toward the nearest child who is fleeing the goblins. Suddenly he feels a hand touch him and he stops and nods at the wise words. I'll delay them, you two get as many of the children to safety as you can.
The goblins that came into the festival area turn to those few of you remaining and yell high-pitched goblin war-cries! These goblins are a random collection, some with torches, some with their dogslicers, with varying armor and warlike accessories. Two have colorful feathers strung in their wild hair and tied over their armor. Two are covered in a greenish-grey, slimy, foul-smelling mud. Their yellowed eyes seem to protrude like a frog’s eyes. Two have grey cloaks with green and brown leaves over their shoulders. Two are covered in an assortment of garbage items, like a tinker advertising his selection. One of these has a heavily modified bucket on his head as a helmet, and the other has a dogslicer made of a hammered and flattened skillet. The last two are the most military looking of the bunch, with simple black armor and shield, shining dogslicers, and an image of a skull painted on the chest of their hide armor.
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X = wall of building; W = wagon; S = Stage (4 feet high); t = table of food the surprise round was for the goblins to get into position in the festival areaRound 1: Combat Summary
Zugg moves to the east and unleashes a blast of flaming goodness upon the two goblins north of him. He looks for the nearest stairs onto the stage. Why, here they are, on this end right next to me!
The goblin with Murrdock's arrow in him seems barely able to keep his feet. burning hands; g takes 3, h takes 1
: Murrdock reacts quickly even though he is confused about the Goblins I've never seen goblins like these before
. He positions himself with a wagon between him and two of the goblins. Drawing his bow while he crouches, he then loosing two arrows at one of the Goblins he has a clear shot on. The first misses, but the second buries deep in the little invader. Something is truly different about these goblins. A shot like that would put any normal goblin down. This one clutches at the arrow, stumbles a little, then turns to face Murrdock. He can see that the goblin is severely wounded.
: Donk grew up around Ogres, and among his tribe they have spent many generations perfecting the proper diplomatic approach to effectively dealing and negotiating with goblins. They call it "SMASH"
. As soon as Donk sees that first filthy gobbo, he knows what to do. Spinning from the table, he unsheathes his weapon and races past Illysium with a fearfully murderous look on his face. He rushes up to a goblin, knocks him down, and sends one of the woodland goblins to a sudden death. Kills goblin e
The strange sound of a goblin song, heard from these goblins as well as from farther off in the town, makes your skin tingle and hair stand on end. Each of the goblins is softly chanting along with the song, grinning with a strangle wide smile, pointy teeth showing. Goblin a
Starts for Murrdock, but notices a dog under the wagon, and turns to chase it! Goblin b
This one runs for Murdock too, and is not distracted by the dog. Shrieking loudly, he swings a torch in one hand and his dogslicer in the other. The wild flailing comes nowhere
near the ranger, and in fact the little goblin slams his torch into the wagon by accident. The rotten wood breaks and the torch falls in a shower of sparks. (goblin b two-weapon attack vs AC18, 2 misses) Goblin c
: (mud, on the table)
This muddy goblin dashes towards the standing table, and hastily climbs up onto it. He waves his weapon at the crowd! Goblin d
: (mud, on the table)
This muddy goblin joins his friend on the table, and kneels grinning to a plate of salmon, and begins to stuff his ratty pockets with fish. Goblin e: (leaves, dead) Goblin f
Screams in goblin and attacks Donk! His wild attacks fail
to connect. Goblin g
: (trash, -7hp)
This goblin charges Murdock! +2 to hit, -2AC, missGoblin h
: (trash, -14hp)
This wounded goblin fared better against the magic fire from Zugg, and steps over to attack the spellcaster! For the first time in the battle, one of the goblins deserves the fear that humans have for them. His dogslicer rips
into Zugg, bloodying his leg. (6 damage)Goblin i
delays to watch the fight… Goblin j
delays to watch the fight…
: Polon takes a few steps to the side and lets a grazing blast of lightning go towards the two goblins that are harassing the bowman near the wagon. b saves g does not
: while initially shocked at the carnage and shrieking, quickly calms himself. Imagine a classroom. They are just unruly students.
Once he finds his inner calm, Illysium hastily formulates a plan. Would you be so kind as to assist me, friend Donk? Oh how do they say it? Would you watch my back?
His mind is so busy at work he fails to notice Donk's rage; instead he views it as Donk coming to his aid. How kind of him. Oh! I must focus.
With that he begins to recite a hymn in druidic, one he has yet to learn the meaning of yet knows its use. Begins casting Summon Nature's Ally I
: Seeing one of the goblins hack into a man standing to his north, Axe runs toward the little pest as fast as he can. He attacks, but misses.