It is the dawn of the Sixth Age, and new opportunities await. Our heroes begin our story traveling on the road to Ironridge, for various reasons. Rokor and Kel, the Kobold and Kitsune duo, travel down the road sharing tails of their adventures previous, while on a second road, Kane travels in silence. Xu, ever the impulsive Elf, runs to catch up with Kane, attempting to start a conversation.
This is soon interrupted, however, by the sights and sounds of battle. Down the road, at a three-way fork, there is a large shape surrounded by several other, smaller shapes. Rokor takes to the tall grass around him, remaining hidden while the others move forward. Kel approaches cautiously, readying her sling, while Kane and Xu charge ahead, apparently eager for battle. Both stopping within bow range of the fracas, Xu also sends ahead his guard dog and Eidolon companion, a special outsider to whom he has formed an attachment to. The two charge into battle, the dog engaging some of the smaller Goblin figures, while the dragon-like Eidolon maneuvered in an attempt to strike at the tall man in armor. By now, the others have begun their attacks. Xu and Kane both loose arrows, while Kel fires from her sling. The dragon-wraith makes it to a clear line of attack, and bites deeply into the armored man’s shoulder. The others in the party show clear signs of dismay, as he appears to be attacking the defender.
In the ensuing conflict, the Eidolon manages to take down his armored adversary, before he himself is taken down by an opportunistic Goblin capitalizing on a discovered weak spot of the creature’s armor. A Goblin falls, almost dead, only to be revived by Rokor’s channeling of energy, which he uses to keep Kel alive while engaged with three different Goblins. Before this, however, he tosses his coin pouch, attempting to divert some of the Goblins by shouting at them his action. It had limited success; a single Goblin chased after the pouch, but so did Xu.
This soon led to a conflict between the creature and the Elf. Two more Goblins, chasing after Xu’s retreating dog, join the fray, and he is now hard-pressed to defend himself. Kane finishes off the Goblin he already killed once, and moves to try and help. Meanwhile, Rokor and Kel manage to defeat another of their short attackers, and Rokor breaks off to give Xu a hand. After a few more seconds, they achieve victory, though the Elf is badly wounded.
Grabbing Rokor’s money pouch off the ground, Xu races past the Kobold, attempting to rush to the armored man that his Eidolon had attacked before it was dispelled. On his way past, though, Rokor swings his hammer at Xu, knocking him to the ground, almost unconscious. Retrieving his money pouch, he then proceeded to heal both Xu and the man.
What followed was a short recess where the man explained what had happened. He had been set upon by the Goblins, being chased for hours before finally being caught. A soldier stationed at nearby Fort Greymoure, a mass of Goblins and Goblinoids had boiled out of the basement of the fort without warning, no indication given of how they got there. With the promise of a reward from the King of Ironridge, and a plea for help in locating any remaining companions in the fort, Sallar convinced all but the Elf to follow after him on his quest.
Starting to walk away, Kane, in what can only be described as an odd act, drew his bow and fired at Xu’s dog, seriously wounding it and knocking it out. Furious, Xu turned and loosed his own arrow back at Kane. A short duel followed, which ended with Xu knocked out by Kel and Sallar, and Kane starting to walk away.
When it is all said and done, Xu had killed two Goblins, Kel one, Rokor two, and Kane killed a single Goblin, however he did so twice. Kane also incapacitated the dog before it was healed by a potion fed to it by Kel.
Surely, this has been a rocky start to our story’s beginnings.
204 XP is awarded to each character for this session!