"I do not have additional food to give. However, I would be happy to help you search for more food and hunt for some. There have been many berries and fruit trees along the way and some game," offered Clybe.
Ramon could not tell if that noise was laughter or some sort of clearing of the goblins' noses but it definitely sounded unpleasant. He did not know how negotiations were going but he was increasingly unwilling to bow to these creatures or his companions' provisions in their hands.
"Hmmm..." said Clybe as he wandered back down the hill toward the others. "They want us to gather berries and hunt for food for them. The way I see it, we have two options. We can actually try to gather some food... or we can just walk away from this. I'm not sure we're ready for combat, but if you feel like that's a good idea, I can heal Sergi right now and we can give it a shot. I lean toward gathering. Anyone else have any insights into these creatures or ways to easily gather food for them?"
Ramon stepped up ((or back, or to the side, whatever works)) and put a boulder on his left flank, set his shield, and readied his mace to bash the first charging goblin that came into range of his mace.
((If there is no boulder close enough Ramon will move towards one or to stand side-by-side with another party member, whichever possibility allows him to still set himself and prepare an attack.))
Post by scottenkainen on Nov 3, 2014 9:21:01 GMT -6
Day 6/turn 16, rd. 1 for Sergi, Ramon, Axen, Clybe, (Koldo):
Sergi tried to fire his bow at the advancing goblins, but his arm was weak, his pull was sad, and the arrow bit the dirt in the side of the hill.
Ramon put a 5' tall boulder on his left flank and waited for the oncoming goblins. And one did come on to him, swinging a morningstar. Ramon was just a little bit faster swinging his mace, and delivered a crushing swing that took his goblin down.
Another goblin charged Sergi with a spear, but Sergi kept a big rock between them and remained safe.
The last goblin, hefting a morningstar, charged Clybe, who fought defensively while trying to talk sense into the vicious goblin. The talking didn't work, but the defensive fighting did and the goblin did not come close to hitting him.
((Rd. 1: Sergi's to hit: 3; Ramon's to hit: 12- 6 dmg; to hit Sergi: 6-1; to hit Clybe: 2-1))
Axen attacked the pheasant as stealthily as he could, attempting to club it and knock it out. If that didn't work, he intended to toss his sword at a short distance at the pheasant. A pheasant would be a delicious treat indeed.
Post by scottenkainen on Nov 3, 2014 14:46:02 GMT -6
Day 6/turn 16, rds. 2-3 for Sergi, Ramon, Axen, Clybe, (Koldo):
Sergi played tag with the goblin, letting it chase him around the rock while he tried to evade combat.
Ramon leaped to Sergi's aid, voicing a chuff-garbled battle cry. The uneven terrain did nothing to slow Ramon down, he smashed and downed his second goblin.
As Clybe backed away, Koldo stepped in to protect him. "Stay behind me!" Koldo said as he tried, and failed, to stab the remaining goblin.
Seeing his companions fall, the last fighting goblin switched to fighting defensively. It backed away from Koldo and stumbled back up the hill towards its two noncombatant comrades.
Meanwhile, the pheasant paused 10' away from Axen. Axen was reminded why so many hunters used bows, as the pheasant began to fly away as soon as Axen began approaching it. He tossed his sword at it and the sword flew 5' towards the pheasant and landed in the grass. The pheasant got away.
((Ramon's to hit: 18 - 3 dmg; Koldo's to hit: 9; Axen's surprise rolls: 5 vs. 5))
Post by scottenkainen on Nov 5, 2014 10:37:50 GMT -6
Day 6/turn 16, rd. 4 for Sergi, Ramon, Axen, Clybe, (Koldo):
Ramon, Clybe, and Koldo all scrambled up the rocky hill after the fleeing goblin. Clybe caught up to it first and smacked the goblin with his mace hard enough to drop it.
The three of them ascended to the top of the hill and saw the two remaining goblins -- fleeing eastward off the hill, and towards fens. From here, they could see this to the north -
This to the east -
This to the south -
And this back west -
Sergi ran northwest, in the direction Axen had gone, shouting.
Axen, about 1,000' away, hadn't heard him yet. He had found some animal spoor and what appeared to be an animal's trail winding east and west through the grass, though Axen could not tell which direction the animal had gone in.
"I'd say negotiations broke down rather quickly," Ramon observed. "Delleb had blessed me with the power to see these creatures' intentions but I had not felt certain they would turn so violent. Luckily St. Cuthbert guided our strikes."
Ramon went back and searched the bodies of the two goblins he had slain.