So it is that a company of twelve Men and allied sorts of indeterminate loyalties set themselves a fateful course; to strike out of their own accord with hopes to investigate (and sack!) the goblin-fastness before other like-minded or officially sanctioned groups can do the same.
They number six fighting-men and a tracker, a mouser, two brother-clerics, and two mediums among them; a dozen-strong all told. 'Tis a capable force; not so large as to tax Manfred's quartermasters, nor so small as to vanish inconsequentially into the Hinterlands.
With intentions made plain there seems little reason to delay further--and hardly a coin can be spared for additional accommodations in any event. Each hour postponed is an hour's opportunity gained by some other, bolder, company intent on reaching the prize first! It is thusly agreed the most profitable course is to set out immediately, and within the hour the company is on the move...
| Everybody over to thread 76 please... |
the Elf Medium (MV 12", AC 9, HD 1, hp 1/1, AL N) great cloak, lantern
; spells: color spray; scrolls: sleep, sleep, charm person
Hirelings: Georges; torch