(006) Farther and Deeper...


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Post Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:17 pm

(006) Farther and Deeper...

waysoftheearth wrote:
Round 3...

Eremin exchanges a series of sharp jabs with the Orc he wounded last round (initiative; Eremin=2+1, Orc=4) with the Orc springing to the attack first (1d20=8), but Eremin moves nimbly aside and ripostes (1d20=17) with a (1dd=3) lunging stab in the face, slaying the foe.

At the same time another Orc skirts the cart to get within reach of Largo (initiative; Largo=2+1 , Orc=3) and the pair attack each other simultaneously (1d20; Orc=2, Largo=18) but Largo's aim is the fairer, and he slashes the Orc (1dd=1) a nasty cut for 1 hit point.

Meanwhile, Nat, Beranger and Soval are hotly engaged. (initiative 1d6; Nat=6, Beranger=5, Orcs=1) The Men attack (1d20; Nat=8, Berenger=15) but only the wounded Beranger scores a cut with his dagger (1dd=3) for 3 hit points. The Orcs fight back (1d20=18,6) and Nat is hit by a crude sword thrust (2dd=1,4) but he sacrifices his large shield to avoid injury.

Soval, Hero of Swanfleet, fights along side them; a wolf among hounds. Having just slain one Orc another immediately confronts him, this one a great brute of a thing with long arms and heavy shoulders.

Soval gives battle to a pair of them with his superior skills-at-arms (initiative, 1d6; Soval=2,3, Orcs=2,4). The greater Orc strikes with deceptive speed (1d20=19) beating Soval's defence and battering him for (2dd=2,2) 4 hit points with an ugly mace before Soval can reply (1d20=20!) most ferociously (4dd=1,2,4,4) opening the monster's guts with a mortal slash from its sternum to groin for 11 hit points. And he isn't done... he attacks again, simultaneously with the second Orc. (1d20; Soval=17, Orc=13) Soval deflects the Orc's rotten blade, then (2dd=6,5) beheads it with another lightening flash of his blade for 9 hit points.

"Come get some!" seethes Soval, Orc Bane, incensed by his wound.
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Post Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:20 pm

(006) Farther and Deeper...

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Barald turns all his efforts to defending himself as he tries to fall back, but the Orcs are all over him (3d20=18,2,4). He valiantly fends of scores of blows, but they gradually hack and beat him down, (2dd=1,5) and the Old Boar disappears beneath a mass of rising and falling hatchets, clubs and maces... beaten into a bloody mess. Barald is incapacitated (0 of 9 hit points).

Eohild has her own problems, faced with a pack of fierce Orcs, "I eatz tha b_tch," one of them snarls in debased Westron, as two others attack.

(initiative is rolled, 1d6; Eohil=2, Orcs=6,1) the first Orc pummels her (1d20=17) with a mace for (2dd=5,4) 5 hit points, as she attacks the second (1d20=15) this time gashing her foe across the chest with her bright sword in the two-handed style for (2dd=3,4) 6 hit points, but the enemy is not beaten even yet.
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Post Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:25 pm

(006) Farther and Deeper...

waysoftheearth wrote:
Meanwhile, behind them...

"Yoo tork pretti," sneers the Orc at Arbenbard in a ragged tongue approximating the Black Speech, licking is lips a moment before it bounds after him with predatory leaps.

Arbenbard flees toward the oncoming rank of Dwarves and Elves, but can he reach their line or will he be struck down from behind? (initiative is rolled, 1d6; Arbenbard=2! Orc=1!!). He can.

The Orc howls fiercely as Arbenbard escapes and it spies Sili and Norin of the Dwarves! In a great fury the Orc charges into (1-3=Sili, 4-6=Norin; 1d6=5) Norin, gashing at him with its wicked blades (1d20=20!), and such is its loathing that Norin is struck twice by the evil knives (1dd=6 and 1dd=4) suffering horrible wounds for 10 hit points!

But Norin son of Nain is not laid low by even this! He roars in response and lets loose his Erebor crafted war-hammer (1d20=17!) dealing (3dd=2,2,2) a cracking 8 hit points, but even this isn't enough to fell the huge Orc! But Sili, Hero of the Dwarves, stands ready by his side, building a righteous momentum in his flail, intending to show the foul wretch what mastery at arms means in the Halls of Dwarves.

(2d20=6,14) Sili hits the Orc again for good measure dealing (2dd=3,5) another 8 hit points, braining it most convincingly, and the Orc knows no more.

Lomeluin and Legandir have dashed ahead of the Dwarves to reach the main fighting in but a few more strides...
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Post Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:27 pm

(006) Farther and Deeper...

waysoftheearth wrote:
And unseen by the rest of the company...

Baraglin Banks wipes sweat from his forehead with a handkerchief. That was clever and wise, he tells himself nervously, relieved to have gotten away from the general fighting. Orcs are not meant for Hobbit folk to deal with, after all.

But alas, one of the Orcs appears in the shadowy doorway and descends upon him... Man-child meat being a great delicacy among the Orcs. Baraglin hastens to unsheathe his short-sword with his right hand (torch in his left) to demonstrate that he is no pushover! But the Orc knows no fear of children, and rushes him.

Initiative is rolled (1d6; Baraglin=5+1, Orc=6) and the pair attack one another simultaneously (1d20; Orc=16, Baraglin=18) and each deals the other with a nasty wound. The Orc deals (2dd=2,2) 4 hit points, and Baraglin deals (2dd=1,1) 2 hit points... each squealing in pain, and circling the other, deadly serious now.
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Post Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:43 pm

(006) Farther and Deeper...

waysoftheearth wrote:
Six Orcs have been slain, and six others have taken injury. They are suddenly questioning the wisdom of their ambush...

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A Ardenbard a Largo
B Barald... b Baraglin*
E Eremin... e Elindir
G ......... g Legandir
H ......... h Hepti*
L Dalain... l Lomeluin
N Nat...... n Norin
O Eohild... o
R Beranger. r
S Soval*... s Sili
T ......... t Telthalion
U ......... u Burmon*
V ......... v

* with lantern or torch


Quick health check:

Norin 4/14 hit points,
Sili 14/20 hit points,
Soval 14/18 hit points,
Berenger 2/8 hit points,
Eohild 9/14 hit points,
Barald 0/9 hit points,
Baraglin 10/14 hit points.

Otherwise, uninjured.
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Post Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:44 pm

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waysoftheearth wrote:
And so what do you make of that, gentlemen?
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Post Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:39 pm

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calithena wrote:
Blade gleaming, Soval starts carving his way forward with more gusto, if he can push through the ranks at any rate. Having seen Barald fall, he wants to fight to his side before the orcs wreak any more mischief. He will continue to keep an eye on Eohild and Largo as he goes, switching to defending the lady if her situation grows more dire.
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Post Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:02 pm

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sulldawga wrote:
His face a mask of fear, Largo will dip and slash, duck and stab, until the orc in front of him falls.

"Oh why did I ever leave the Shire?"
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Post Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:29 pm

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Lmluin closes with the Orc attacking Nat, hungry to see the filthy thing's black blood spill...
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Post Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:29 am

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ehiker133 wrote:
Enraged by the severity of the wound received, Norin rushes forward in a rage - woe be the next orc who crosses his path!
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