Rogue, “One more thing before we go. I have an ability that might help us keep them quiet. Though I will only be able to hit one at time. Watch for your target to get disoriented. Again the moment they look like they are going to start doing anything we need to hit them fast and hopefully keep them from making any noise.”
Grenda nods. “Got it.”
Grenda starts to move toward the armored cleric, as stealthily as possible.
Rogue waves for Navus to follow him and starts to work around towards the back of the two warrior orcs.
Brother Beast slithers forward slowly
Rogue is able to get within spitting distance of one of the two orc barbarian types.
Rogue Manifest Disable at 18.
A psychic whump crosses the air, and the barbarian Yellow 18 shakes his head….and then turns to look….toward Navus, who is directly behind him. He doesn’t appear to see Rogue. The sorcerer also starts looking around and sees Navus as well. They both immediately start yelling and jumping up to do battle.
Tex motions to Skelly, putting her finger on her lips letting him know to be quiet, she draws her bow out and sneaks up 20 feet. Skelly does the same without bones and things clanging.
Beldren sighs and starts down the hill, ax drawn. He uses Earth’s Strength on himself as he jogs.
Erihild has her bow out, and knocks an arrow, but otherwise just waits.
Grenda steps up to the cleric and sneak attacks him. She smacks him solidly. He stumbles and almost falls over, but manages to stay upright.
The only thing the orcs are doing this round is waking up and figuring out what the hell is going on. Both yellow barbarians stand up, as to the sorcerer and cleric 5, but that’s it.
Beast lunges forward and bites the sorceror’s ankle. His fangs sink in deep and he gives the orc a good dose of viper venom.
The orc sorcerer looks like he’s about to keel over and die, but not quite.
Navus decides to run up and power attack Orc Yellow 18, cause he was not amused with how close they came to killing everyone in Oytmeet. And he gets a critical hit in doing so, hang on….manages to drop that nasty barbarian with one frosty slash of his greatsword.
Kusab charges the cleric that happens to be right next to the now dying barbarian and tries to eat his face. He gets four out of five hits in, and rides that cleric to the ground. There is some unpleasant gurgling from the grass.
Tikk mutters something and moves closer to the edge of the ridge.
Those of you on the hill can see that the ogres (except for one) are awake and figuring out what’s going on. It looks like the fire giant might be as well, although you only figure this from the giantish cursing, you can’t actually see him where he was sleeping.
Mav curses and starts running quickly and as silently as possible towards the ogres, skirting the back of the buildings.
Erihild sees this and follows Mav, although she doesn’t get nearly as far.
One of the orcs yells, “By Gruumsh, not this again!” in orcish.
Rogue Starts attacking 29. Rogue has to hit him three times, but he collapses on the third. Rogue turns and takes his last swing on 74. That orc also falls over.
Tex seeing the battle start, runs up to Skelly and climbs up his back on top of his shoulders. “Forward Skelly! We gotta get into this killing spree!” Skelly moves to the edge of the hill. She knocks in a bolt into the bow and takes aim and shoots at red 75!
The bolt lands in the wall of one of the buildings.
“That didnt happen!” Tex yells “I blame Skelly for being off balanced.”
Beldren keeps running for the melee.
Erihild slows down to a walk, casts a quick inspirational boost, and starts belting out some dwarvish opera (the classic Gotterdammerungingung). Everyone who can hear her (within, say, 60’), now gets…+4 to to hit and damage, and +4 vs fear.
The ogres spend this round waking up the one of their number that didn’t wake up last round, and the others are hastily putting on their stinky hide armor.
Grenda glances around her, takes a step to left, keeping her weapon up, and starts in on a magically powered fire-and-brimstone sermon. It’s so fiery that the 4 orcs around her are inflicted with magical damage!
Orc Red 71 saves! But dies anyway. The cleric that Grenda had just smacked saves! But also dies anyway. The other orc cleric doesn’t save, and so dies. The orc right behind Grenda, who was preparing to attack her, doesn’t quite die, but close.
The orc who had yelled about not this again takes off running, cause he knows how it’s gonna go.
The orc right behind Grenda takes a swing, hits, and...doesn’t get a crit, but does hit her.
Orc Orange 31 moves to take a swing at Navus, and hits him solidly. Orange 30 joins him and hits for just as much.
The lone barbarian rages and charges Rogue. He gets a hard slash in past rogue’s defenses. Two little orclet minions also attack, but they suck and both miss.
The orc next to Beast swings wildly at him cause snake, getting a critical hit.
The last orclet minion hits Grenda.
Snaga sprints forward to get close enough to start casting spells.
Rogue yells to Navus, “can Kusab catch him?” waving towards the one that ran away.
Navus- “Yeah, probably! Kusab, attack!”
The fire giant is shouting at the ogres. It looks like, while they didn’t take off their armor, they did all open up all the straps, etc. The giant and ogres are still getting dressed, but faster than you might expect otherwise.
Mav keeps running, but veers a bit, so that she’s between the fire giant and the orc party.
Bula sprints forward with Snaga.
Brother Beast morphs from a snake to a black bear and roars at the orcs.
Both nearby orcs go “AGGHHH!”
Kusab takes off after orc Orange 3, tragic survivor of the attack on Oytmeet. Navus starts swinging at the local orc population. He decapitates one orc on the first swing, and kills the other one on the follow-up attack.
Tikk sets off running, sliding down the hill.
The orc sorcerer withdraws out of the bear’s biting range.
The orc clerics would do something but they’re all dead already.
Rogue smiles at 17, “Eight of you could not stand against me.” and starts attacking.
The orc barbarian roars at you. “No elf can kill a son of Gruumsh!”
Tex reracks her bolt and yells to Skelly “Hi Ho Silver Away!!! Get a move on lil Skelly!” She kicks her heels into his shoulders and slides down the hill and moves forward. Tex aims at Orc 72 and shoots “Time to go Night Night!!”
Beldren charges for the sorceror. He hits, and the sorceror crumples like tissue paper. Since he’s within range, he spins his attack into the orc next to Grenda. That one also cumples like tissue paper,
Erihild keeps singing, the bubble of extra death for her opponents moving closer to you all. Cause she has melodic casting, she also casts expeditious retreat on herself and moves a whole lot faster.
Most of the ogres look like they’re nearly ready to go. None of you can see the fire giant presently, but he’s shouting commands in giantish about buckling this and that.
Grenda turns to the remaining orc, while saying, “Thanks, Beldren!” and buries her mace in the orc’s face. Iti is, indeed, buried deeply. The orc collapses.
Brave Orc Red 72 takes a swing at Beast, and gives him a powerful slash. Beast whines a bit.
The last orc barbarian roars at Rogue again and take a mighty swing at him...which he totally biffs. The other two orclet mooks attack Rogue, but both miss as well.
Orc Orange 3, survivor of one massacre, decided to try and fight Kusab, and gets in a good hit. Kusab yowls in anger!
Snaga makes a final sprint to join everyone else.
The fire giant is now shouting something about staying organized and attacking en masse, instead of one at a time. And also about where in Muspelheim did the trolls go?
Mav attacks the orc threatening brother beast. The orc dies horribly, with an axe poking through his chest...from the back. Mav turns back, keeping an eye on the ogres.
Bula joins Snaga.
Brother casts Cure Moderate Wounds on himself then lopes over toward Rogue and starts breathing down the back of the orc barbarian’s neck.
Kusab goes all angry cat on the orc and mauls him pretty well, but not enough to kill him. Navus heads right out to go murder some ogres.
Tikk keeps moving, ending up where he can use the building’s corner to surprise the ogres when they get moving.
Rogue continues to smile at 17, “You were saying?” and starts his attacks. The barbarian drops after Rogue’s second strike. Continues on to hit 76. Orc red 76 dies! Turns his last attack on 73, who also dies heroically, leaving Orange 3 as the last living orc...again
Tex, seeing the murder spree happening, has Skelly move up “Look Skelly if you werent so loveable, id blame you for having me miss out on all this murder we arent taking part of. Get movin!” Skelly advances past Erihild.
Joke’s on Skelly, Erihild moves quickly up to where the fight will be and keeps on a rockin’.
Beldren moves up next to Erhild, and waits for some ogres.
Brother Beast looks bearishly put-out that he’s only gotten to attack one enemy.
Rogue, “sorry, I am sure you will get at the ogers in just a few seconds.”
Beast mutters and grumbles.
The ogres, oddly, heed the fire giant’s instructions, and the two closest to you withdraw. A couple of the others toward the back look like they’re done getting their armor on as they’re gonna be, and move up.
The last orc takes a swing at Kusab, but misses.
Grenda moves up a bit, but not too far from Bula and Snaga. She casts Darkfire, and a ball of dark fire appears in her hand.
Snaga moves forward and cast magic missile on Ogre 4.
The fire giant is still yelling instructions, but it sounds like he’s about done buckline his half-plate armor.
Bula moves up with Snaga and also cast magic missile on Ogre 4.
Mav moves up in front of Erhild, giving her a supportive smile as she does so.
Beast hustles over to the barn housing the captives and start examining the doors. There isn’t even a real lock, just an iron bar run through the door handles so that you can’t open it from the inside.
Navus charges at ogre 4 and takes a swing. He hits and does….enough to kill the ogre, even if he hadn’t been softened up by magic missiles. Kusab takes a bite at the last orc, but slips, and has to recover.
Tikk grumbles about people being in his way and moves up in between Mav and Beldren so that he can charge next round.
Rogue moves forwards towards the Ogre and manifest Biofeedback.
“Skelly, Now is the Time! Get up there and I will do the rest!” Tex commands. Skelly runs up behind Erihild, While Tex ditches her bow during the run up. She sees Orge 1 and shoots off Magic Missile at him “Eat some magic missile! ITS MAGICALLY DELICIOUS UGLY PUNK!”
Beldren charges Ogre 1, and hits him solidly. The ogre collapses.
Erihild keeps singing, and fires and arrow at ogre 2. She wings him.
The fire giant yells something, and the ogres all charge! A large sinking wall of muscles and swinging clubs heads your way. The first one swings at Mav, and gives her a nice dent. The next one charges at Tikkaer and bashes him. The third ogre charged Beldren, but misses, cause of the dwarven giant fighting capabilties. The last one charges Navus, and lands on him a solid blow.
The last orc swings desperately at Kusab and hits him.
Grenda decides that the one fighting Navus is her best bet, and throws her ball of flame at him, striking him and engulfing him in a flash of flame, at least to anyone using darkvision. Another ball of flame appears in her hand.
Snaga moves forward and cast magic missile on Ogre 5 since he just lit up so nicely. He’s still standing, but just barely.
The fire giant doesn’t charge, but strides over and shoves an ogre out of his way so that he can take a swing at Beldren. He hits, and mutters something about being old and fat and out of practice.
Mav rolls her eyes a little at the fire giant’s comment, then turns to the ogre who hit her and gives him a truly terrifying grin. “Hi,” she said, and then power attacks him with her axe. He looks stunned that you can hit him so hard so casually, but he’s still up. She hits him again. He falls over dead, thoroughly disemboweled.
Bula moves up with Snaga again and cast magic missile on the Fire Giant.
Beast grasps the bar holding the door shut (with teeth or claws, whatever works) and pulls it out so the doors can open freely. He accomplishes this without any trouble. He then ambles over to Navus’s side to give ogre 5 another target to hit.
Kusab biffs his attack again. Navus drops the ogre in front of him, and grumbles about how it was hardly worth the effort.
Beast snorts in response.
Tikk yells “Finally!” and takes a huge swing at the ogre in front of him. That ogre is shocked that something one third his height could hit him like that, and resolves to stomp on you first chance he gets. Tikk takes another sweeping strike! The ogre is disappointed that it will never have a chance to stomp on you, and falls over dead.
Rogue moves forward and manifest recall agony on the fire giant. The fire giant saves, and twitches at the random pain shooting through it’s giblets.
Tex quickly jumps off Skelly’s shoulders “Welp, Its undead bashing time! Go Get that fire giant Skelly!” She points to Fire giant. Meanwhile, Tex throws both her hands up in the sky summoning purple flames “MAAAAAA….GIIIIIIIIC….” then lowers hands together sideways “MIISSSILLLEEE….. FIIIIIIIIIREEE!!!” and three purple beams of death shoot off! Skelly moves up to the giant annnnd swings.
Beldren decides to finish off the ogre. He knocks it out, but it’s obviously not dead. He carries his swing into the fire giant, and follows it up with a second hit.
The fire giant takes notice of Beldren at this point. He sneers at the dwarf.
Erihild just keeps singing!
Grenda moves up to join the group while keeping eyes peeled in all directions. She decides not to throw the fire at the fire giant. She spots a troll sneaking up on Kusab. “Crap! Troll!” she moves forward in that direction a few steps and throws her flame at it, hitting it.
Snaga moves forward again and cast another magic missile on the fire giant.
The last orc withdraws, and says Good Luck to the troll running the other way.
The troll roars in agony, on account of being on fire, and decides he’s going after Grenda, and so runs at her at top speed. He’s still a little to far away to get to her, though.
The fire giant sneers at Skelly, and then takes a giant overhead swing and bashes him into tiny bone splinters. The giant then giggles.
Tex watches Skelly die in front of her eyes. Tears weld up in her eyes and she screams as loud as she can with her whole 3 foot body “FUCK YOU ASSHOLE!” and gives him the finger.
Giant- “You’re next, dwarf!” He swing again, but this time hits only the ground. Growling, he takes another swing. And gets….a critical threat. But no critical hit.
Mav leaps over a dead ogre to power attack the giant. She hits him, but he hits her right back, just as hard. Mav takes the blow, and staggers, and when she raises her head again, a mad light is in her eyes.
Bula seeing the Troll turns and cast magic missile at it and then steps to the side and slightly behind Grenda.
Beast casts Bull’s Strength on himself and then squeezes past - or clambers over the pile of dead ogre to get behind the giant, hopefully flanking it for everybody else.
Navus sees the troll and decides to go charge and attack it instead of the fire giant, which looks pretty beat up already. He decapitates it, but it’s still twitching and clawing at the air.
Kusab charges after the last orc, cause now it’s a chew toy! There’s some shrieking and gurgling around the corner.
Tikk moves up to attack the fire giant. He swings wide when trying to swing hard, unfortunately.
Rogue seeing the first troll go down starts looking around to see if he can see the second one.
The second troll is coming up the road the way you all did, and it’ll be in biting range pretty soon.
Rogue moves towards it and manafest recall agony at it. It twitches, but doesn’t look too bothered. Points at the giant, “everyone else keep working on him, Navus, Grenda and I have this.”
Tex’ eyes are filled with rage and tears “You killed my minion… you killed my friend’s friend… now I WILL KILL YOU!” She puts her hands together for a third time “MAGIC MISSILE FIRE!” and unleashes all her rage into it.
The fire giant is looking pretty beat up at the moment, but you’re all just ants, so he thinks he can still win.
Beldren manages to knock the giant out with his first strike. He hits it again to make sure it’s dead. “Don’t forget that ogre, it’s still alive too!” he says, gesturing to his left.
Erihild takes a couple of shots at the second approaching troll. The first arrow hits it in the face, and the second just it’s thigh.
Grenda sees that there are several squishy wizards right in the new troll’s path, so she moves out in front of them before throwing her fire at it. She hits it with the flames.
Snaga turns toward the remaining Troll and fires another Magic Missile. The last troll falls over...but then gets up again and charges you, although he can’t quite get there.
Bula also cast magic missile on the remaining troll. The troll falls down again, but still looks like it it trying to slowly drag itself to you.
Mav still has the mad light in her eyes. She lifts her axe and power attacks the dead giant with a vengeance, then whirls, looking for a new target. She sees the troll and moves towards it.
Beast edges aways from Mav and gives the unconscious ogre a nice coup de grace. Then he works his way over to the first troll.
Tikk looks around and starts moving toward the troll still twitching near Navus.
Navus power attacks the first troll to buy some time. It’s still twitching and it’s wounds are visibly healing, though.
Rogue moves up to the remaining troll and starts cutting it into pieces in preparation to stack it on a bonfire.
Grenda - “Bring them here, I’ve still got plenty of fire left in this spell.”
So you drag the trolls over and have a nice roast, and then commence looting, soo….
Brother Beast returns to his normal dwarfish self and ambles over to heal Berserker Mav, hopefully without triggering her to attack him.
Mav closes her eyes and takes a deep breath, and when she opens them again, she’s back to her grandmotherly barbarian self, if slightly more covered in gore. “Thank you child,” she says to Beast.
“Pleasure, Grandmother.” Beast replies
You’re done with the looting and the burning and divvying of treasure when the barn doors open and the dozen or so people walk out, take stock of the situation, and say, “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?!?”
Rogue looks from the people to the mayhem they have just created, “what does it look like?”
Tex angirly shouts to the voice “We killed some ogres and giants. GOTTA PROBLEM WITH THAT!?” she challenges still hurting from the lost of skelly the second