OOC: Let's roll some dice! I will assume Dougal stands with Kiplyn and fires a sling stone.
Kampfult Battle Round 1
The Hobbets get the drop on the sinewy mugger! Can our Heroes finish it off before it gets to counter-attack?
Dougal and Kiplyn have a clear shot to fire with their slings. Kiplyn is closer to the mark, but both shots miss just wide. The slender, log-shaped creature is not an easy target! The Hobbets will not be able to safely make any missile attacks next round, for reasons which will become apparent...
Wilbur attacks the trunk but fails to penetrate the creature's bark-like skin.
Dame Simonetta misses with her sword but drives her main-gauche into the sinewy mugger's trunk. A sticky, sap-like substance oozes from the wound. Is this thing a plant or an animal? Despite the wound, it fights on!
Willie takes an ineffectual swipe at the vines, and succeeds at drawing the monster's attention! The sinewy mugger targets Willie with all six of its attacks: One of the vines misses, but the other five wrap around Willie and lift him off the ground! Willie's arms are pinned at his sides and he feels his ribs crack. He will surely be squeezed to death if his friends cannot save him!
The kampfult makes whipping motions at the party with its one free tentacle, trying to hold back our Heroes while it finishes off Willie. Oh no!!
Willie forgoes his attack to play decoy; let's say this gives his friends a +2 flanking bonus to their attacks vs the trunk. Will they make the most of Willie's heroics?
Dougal 5 miss
Kiplyn 14 miss
Dame Simonetta 7 miss, 19 hit 1hp
Wilbur 6, 11 miss
Kampfult vs Willie 15, 18, 17, 3, 19, 16 hit w/ 5 vines for 5hp constriction damage, dropping him to 4/9hp and holding him fast!
Let's give Willie a save vs. paralysis to keep his arms free. Willie rolls 1d20=1, fail!