Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Letter's Home #6 pt 3

(As the title says this is part 3! It was a long day… Part 1 is here and part 2 is here.)

Moving forward from the kobold kids we heard a ruckus which Whiffy snuck up on to investigate. Not that he really needed to sneak, I think it would have taken an explosion to distract these guys! There were 3 orcs (hate those things!) and 6 kobolds all in combat with a fierce dwarf. Not exactly fair odds to the dwarf (not that he cared) so we of course jumped in to help!

It’s always hard to keep track of what happens in a battle, but fortunately these guys didn’t really seem to be on top of things. I’m pretty sure I saw on kobold manage to disarm himself just out surprise when Gen got a little too enthusiastic attack him and over shot his target! I also caught Whiffy getting in some sneaky back stab action and taking out an orc, it was pretty impressive, and have I mentioned I strangely like that orange fur ball?

Anyway, Neris took out a kobold with her axe, I think that’s when Meren shot and missed, and Dwodin (we learned later that’s the dwarf’s name) managed to sink his battle axe into one of the orcs attacking him. It all happened so fast! Of course trying to see what everyone else was doing may have been why I missed my own shot… That’s ok though, because after Dwodin finished off his own orc I managed to sink a shot into the other orc!

As the battle continued Gen accounted for another kobold with his flashing knives, Whiffy uttered what I believe is the first kobold curse word I’ve ever heard (I should have him teach me sometime), Neris took out the orc I wounded, Meren and I each accounted for a kobold each with our arrows, and then I took out another one (much to my surprise!). After all of that there was only one kobold left, and he tried to flee, almost successfully too.  I think most of the team tried to hit him before Dwodin gave him a look of disgust and buried his axe deep into him!

That’s when we actually got to meet Dwodin, I figured it was easier to use his name instead of calling him the dwarf during the battle though :P We quickly learned that he is a fighter by trade (explains him taking on a group of orcs and kobolds single handedly!) and established that he’s never met a bard before, which really surprised me. I mean seriously, who gets to be an adult without ever meeting a bard? Or is that just me? I know I met more than my share growing up in a tavern, but still.

It also amused me that he thought I was the leader of the group! I quickly explained that was Meren’s role, I’m just talkative, but thinking about it I do seem to be working closer and closer with Meren. So maybe I’m kinda becoming her um… helping leader? That was horrible phrasing. Side-kick is the wrong word, but you get the idea, I’ve been helping her more and more as the party goes on. I guess we’ll see how that develops.

Since Meren was collecting our arrows I introduced Dwodin to the rest of the group and told him a little bit of why we were there. He wasn’t interested in the amulet at all, but when Meren mentioned there were some Halflings that needed rescuing he was excited about joining our party! So, after Whiffy reminded us that we needed to be quiet moving forward (although, as Dwodin pointed out, we hadn’t exactly been quiet in the fight) we got ready to keep going.