The Goblin Guards
Mayk it stop!
The Goblin screams, in the Goblin tongue.
Spizz repeats time and time again and slowly crawls in to the barrel on the floor.
The result of which is his voice takes on a slightly booming aspect…
Spizz is having none of it- he throws his crossbow out of the barrel, and cries- great jagged sobs, all the time begging for
A good way down the newly revealed corridor another pair of Goblins, in leather armour and carrying hand crossbows, swing in to action, and when I say swing…
The first rushes forward to help his friends
He leaps and swings, ahead of the little creature is a ten foot square yawning gap – the floor of the corridor has fallen away, replaced by an inky darkness. A number of sturdy ropes have been somehow attached to the ceiling, and so the Goblin Sharpshooter swings, and leaps, and…
Misses – the creature’s screams end abruptly.
The second Sharpshooter rushes forward to edge of the hole – looks down, then looks across at his fleeing comrade in arms.
He offers the creature a limp smile and a shrug, and then turns tail and runs…
More running… always more running… I’ve got to get in back in shape…
Velani mumbles to herself as she catches up with the action.
Moving with all the clunkity speed she can muster, she heads to the door and then on, trying to cut off the last remaining Goblin’s retreat; although retreat would mean the creature having to leap the pit.
If you want to live, little one, I suggest you stay where you are…
Velani offers, and brandishes her longsword.
Alas the Goblin Cutthroat is desperate, it stabs hard at the ex-Sgt., and for the second time Velani hits the deck, the Goblin’s short sword thrust is deadly accurate, a critical hit.
Freggo watches Velani move forward, assuming she will charge the remaining Goblin, then watches in horror as she instead tries to manoeuvre beyond the sneaky little bugger. It seems almost inevitable when the Goblin drops her with a thump. Why didn’t she attack? That’s odd. Well, maybe she thought it was worth the risk to peer into the passageway instead… she probably knows better than me…
Freggo follows his own advice, rushes the remaining enemy, hoping they can manage to patch up their brave, if slightly confused, ally.
Hands off, Goblin fiend!
Freggo finds that sometimes he doesn’t need any magic at all, his blade smashes through the defences of the hapless Goblin, executing a perfect charging side-swipe. Heh, the old fencing teacher would have liked that one.
The last Goblin is not going to give up that easily. Its entire visage and demeanour, from its rows of sharpened teeth to its beady eyes – the creature is a bastard, a nasty bastard.
The Cutthroat feints left, then right, and stabs out its short sword – alas the blow is just wide, and there are more of the adventurers heading his way, time for a re-think perhaps.
The Goblin turns and leaps for the rope…
Freggo meanwhile lashes out and slices in to the creature’s back – opening up yet another wound, the Goblin has met its match; time to get the hell out of here.
The Goblin grabs on to the rope, its forward momentum swinging it across – the Goblin lands safely on the other side, and runs, full pelt…
Kali’s aim is true, the Goblin now sports an arrow in the back, and yet it drags itself on – continuing its escape attempt.
The Psion trots forward, stops by his fallen comrade. Looking down he focuses his pain, his power. Throwing his head back and his hands out, he screams.
I said…GET BACK HERE!
His power ripples the air down the corridor, tearing at the Goblin, ripping it from reality and teleporting it back towards Viator – who uses his arcane knowledge to enhance and adapt the weave to accelerate the filthy beast hard into the corridor wall.
The Goblin slides down the wall and slumps on to the floor, it does not stir.
The fight is over… and adding in the Goblin Sharpshooter that fell down the pit -
Encounter #6 – 1177 XP – Level 4 Encounter
4 Hobgoblin Grunts (Level 3 Minion)
1 Goblin Acolyte of Maglubiyet (Level 1 Controller)
1 Goblin Cutthroat (Level 1 Skirmisher)
3 Goblin Sharpshooters (Level 2 Artillery)
3 Hobgoblin Warriors (Level 3 Soldier)
End of Round #6 & Encounter #6
Three PCs wounded, one bloodied; and one unconscious – Freggo (27/7 HP), Kali (25/22+4 HP), Velani (28/0 HP) and Viator (26/15 HP).
Four Hobgoblin Grunts killed.
Goblin Acolyte of Maglubiyet dead.
Goblin Cutthroat killed.
Two Goblin Sharpshooters killed and one badly wounded (and surrendered) (31/4 HP).
Three Hobgoblin Warriors deceased.