DarkDragon is tied up an cannot do anything except complain to Kurt
Sharpshooters take pot shots at two guards HIT and MISS
Brem Moves up with Cackle, of course, and attacks the BlackBlade Goblin and MISS
Hexer attacks Cackle with its Bone Rod HITS
Sheyla moves over to help one of the Guardsmen surrounded by wolves and attacks using her spear MISS
DM wrote:Cackle is smart enough to see the real threat, he makes a swift advance towards the Goblin Shaman that is continually barking orders. The Shaman has made a small mistake...he has left himself unguarded and Cackle takes advantage of the situation. Moving quickly into striking distance, Cackle is able to attack with sudden speed that hits the Shaman off guard.
Cackle pulls a sling stone from his pouch and twirls it above his head taking quick note of any advantage he can get over his enemy. The stone flies and hits the Goblin Shaman square under its eye and glances across its nose breaking it to the side. The Shaman's nose is bleeding and his cheek is starting to swell from Cackle's shot.
"Uhg! Help me, fools!"the Shaman starts giving commands; meanwhile Cackle is quite proud of his shot and enjoys listening to the Goblin speak and curse in its own language.
Dark Dragon still remains tied to the tree and Kurt keeps the point of his sword against his neck.
"Well, Sergeant, I guess you might as well cut my throat now rather than be killed by Goblins and Wolves...it would be a more deserving death, than by the hands of green beasties."
"Silence, Murderer and Assassin...I will cut your tongue out if you speak one more word!"The Sergeant threatens again.
Of course, Dark Dragon is very stealthily trying to work his hands free from his bonds, but the Sergeant of the Guard has yet to notice as he is trying to keep an eye on his men and the battle that is ensuing.
As the guards battle wolves (and one guard is on the ground fighting for his life!) two Goblins appear behind some rocks that they are using for cover. They have Hand Crossbows and take a couple shots at a couple of the guards. One shot just whizzes by a guard's head, while the other crossbow bolt embeds itself deep in a guard's leg bringing him down to one knee in pain.
"Ah! I've been shot!"the guard screams only making the Sergeant of the Guard more nervous about their situation.
As Cackle attacks the Shaman, his faithful Thug follows just behind him and rushes to meet a very sneaky Goblin with a short sword. This Goblin is covered with Black Tattoos that look very tribal. He spits out a curse in his Goblin tongue,"Akrog!"
Brem has no idea what it means and tries to hit the Goblin with his club. The Tattooed Goblin moves easily out of Brem's way. His club attack was too slow, but Brem vows to keep trying anyway.
Then as the Shaman Goblin yells out a few commands at his Goblin Guard, he looks Cackle squarely in the eye with a jagged yellow snarl. He points his Bone Rod at Cackle and speaks a few words. A misty light of purplish energy appears around Cackle making his skin tingle.
"Something just doesn't seem right. What just happened?"Cackle speaks to himself, but other than the strange sensation and purple glowing mist, nothing seems to have happened.
As the three wolves try to tear into a guard, Sheyla decides to move in to help him,"Well, I can't use magic, but I can still use my spear!" She strikes at a wolf, but the wolf was quick enough to move out of the way; however, Sheyla notices that her attack caused the wolf to put it's tail between its leg for a second,"Ah! So you are scared! You have picked the wrong fight this day!"
Alastair Plainstrider is up next.