Objective: Scout, Rescue, Kill and Gather Intelligence. Attempting to take out the bridge is apparently over my pay grade and I shouldn’t even try if I find a way to
- So. Leave. The. Bridge. Alone.
Gunther was handed a pouch of two single doses of Healing (one marked not so bad and one marked for really bad).
We decide to go in as stealthily as possible. I keep to the rooftops for cover, scouting for the others and don’t find any one till we come across a small nest of homes and a storage building. I see two Prelacy Scouts hiding in the bushes off hiding, not sure why. The leader is standing watching three others threaten three natives. One is hiding in a building facing the storage building and one other is sneaking to kill the natives.
After a quick conference, Gunther and I are headed up to the roof, the Brinchie was going to head off the assassin, Malec is going to take out the hidden archer and the Adept is going to attack the closest one that she can get to. I am surprised, the Adept was silent. I see, she used a spell to make her so (Once we have time, we should really teach the Adept sneaking!)
This leader is very aware and almost catches us. As he asks “who’s there?” I put an arrow through his throat, not actually killing him. Gunther takes out one of the Prelacy next to the natives, while Malec sneaks into the building and then does something that causes the hidden archer to come crashing out. The Brinchie starts to engage the assassin, not sure why he took so long. Gunther takes out their leader with an difficult shot. I found out that I’m not as good as Gunther and then take out one of the hidden Scouts. The other starts to run away as Malec chases him and is taunting him. I’m surprised that it worked, I then rescue Malec. The natives take out the second Prelacy that was surrounding them while the third starts to run away. The Adept fences with a Prelacy for a while and manages to kill him just about the time that the other runs up to her. Once the second one, that was hiding in the bushes falls, the Brinchie has finally finish off his and loudly (in his way) asks for a surrender.
The Adept and Gunther attempt to binder her wounds as I tress up our prisoner. Malec searches for documents that might be useful. The Brinchie checks on the natives and directs the more injured ones to the healer. As I start to interrogate the prisoner two individuals run up to us. We really need to tell the Priests not to walk in on wounded with out calling a “Hello” first. After realizing that they were just wanting to help, I lower my guard to gather more information from the lower level Prelacy. Malec finds a map of the sewers. The Brinchie quickly instructs the natives how to more effectively defend their church. The Priest, Sarah, quickly heals the group and Arcounus, a sorcerer, helps Malec understand the map.
We leave the prisoner with the church and head off to the sewers. Arcounus and the Brinchie start using weird hand gestures to communicate while we approach the sewers. They lead off as they can communicate and they are sneaky. Very quickly they find the guards near the entrance, and take them out without a sound. Malec and the Brinchie go check out a hall that branches off. While the rest of us wait to see if they find anything/one. The Adept gets a funny look on her face and heads down the hall. Shortly after they head off we hear more coming down the sewers. Arcounus motions for us to hide. Most of us successfully do, after the relief shows up they see Arcounus and start to say something, unfortunately for the first guy—- he met one of my arrows. The second took one of Gunther’s. Arcounus yells something in their language and gets a response. He indicates that we are ok at this time.
Most of the party; Gunther, the Brinchie, and I with Malec on my shoulders (Gunther and the Brinchie are in the Prelacy’s uniform and Malec has thrown the cloak about him and my wings) head toward the sound of the response. As we are leaving the Adept comes out and tells Arcounus, Sarah that a chest with Archmancy was in one of the rooms.
Gunther moves up and to the left side of the lake and nods to the other three Prelacy guards. The Brinchie nods to them as well, but backs up to the right. Arcounus starts yelling at them, as they start to see my shadow. The guards, shaking their heads, start to line up. The third notices something about the Brinchie and starts to draw on him. The Brinchie takes him down and then swings again and takes out the one in front of him. As the last one attempts to open his mouth to sound an alarm, Gunther takes him out. Malec jumps off of my shoulders as I dive for the last one and manage to catch him before he falls into the water.
As the Adapt tells everyone what the chest was locked with, I fly to the far visible door. As I land on the far side of the door, it opens to show four more Prelacy. Gunther takes one down (I have to say I like his multi-shot crossbow). Malec runs across the platform on to a boat and across the boat to jump across to the door and fully extend his blades to hit two more targets. They attempt to hit him, but I think they were very confused. One turned and ran sounding an alarm. The Arcounus shoots into the room and takes out two of the four in the room, as Gunther takes out another at the door. I leap over Malec’s head and land behind the last one at the door. I stab the last one at the door with an arrow, pull it out and shoot the last one leaving the room.
I found out after the fact that Sarah, the Brinchie, and the Adapt waited at the other door for the reinforcements to come through and held them there.
I as I was attempting to shoot the second one leaving the room, I stab the one at the door again- taking him out and then take the downing shot. The first one to run from the room has turned into a hall and we heard several voices talking about business and pests. Malec runs past me into another room to see a woman in a gold mask attempting to make her escape. He starts to taunt her, and calls for back up. Gunther and I make our way to him. Gunther and I both take a shot at her and she still remained standing. She attempts to damage us with Archfire. Malec still taunting, and Gunther takes aim and shoots her. As we finally look into the last room we see several more, as two die. Gunther takes aim and shoots at the same time Arcounus’ third bolt hits and takes out another leader/type figure. The last individual surrenders and says he has important information for us, as long as he remains breathing.
We take him and the chest back to command to report.