Thursday, March 29, 2012

4 July 1280, Morning (More Blood Is Shed)

Varros attacks Grimtooth, whose back is turned. But as if the hobgoblin had a sixth sense, he sidesteps and dodges the blow completely. Still, the hobgoblin somehow keeps his focus on Duran. In one swift, fluid motion, he sweeps with his axe, avoiding Duran's parry, and cuts Duran in the arm. Duran, in his own right, tries with all his might to carve into Grimtooth with his own axe and succeeds in dealing a minor wound, scraping the foul humanoid along the ribs.

Garrh thrusts his spear at Gaven, but in his wounded state the goblin is unable to penetrate Gaven's armor. The goblin still has just enough strength left to dodge Gaven's attempt at skewering him. However, a second spear thrust – this time from Stan – is just too much for the goblin to handle, and Stan's spear goes into Garrh's torso clean up to the mercenary's fist.

Oloc, standing ready to assist Stan and Gaven should they need it, holds as he sees the goblin fold and fall.

Realizing he is now alone, Grimtooth quickly changes tactics, and jumps backward to assume a defensive position, centered in the doorway. He clearly does not like being flanked. He towers menacingly, darkened by the dim torchlight from the room behind him, axehead streaked with Duran's blood, and a smoldering defiance in his eye.


OOC: Actions?

Note that Varros is at 3 hp and Duran is at 4 hp. All others are at full hp.

Combat Round 2

Goblins win initiative (5-4; Varros has initiative over Grimtooth for blindside attack [effectively a localized semi-"surprise" attack, mid-fight])

Varros (attacks Grimtooth from behind)
d20 = 8 + 2 (rear attack) = 10 (miss)

Grimtooth (attacks Duran)
d20 = 19 +1 (hit bonus) = 20; d6 = 3 (Duran down to 4 hp)

Garrh (attacks Gaven)
d20 = 8 (miss)

Duran (attacks Grimtooth)
d20 = 20 (hit); d6 = 1 (slight wound)

Gaven (attacks Garrh)
d20 = 10 (miss)

Stan (attacks Garrh)
d20 = 12 + 1 (flank) = 13 (hit); d6 = 6 (Garrh killed)


  1. OOC: Couple of questions. Can Varros or Duran move back from Grimtooth without being attacked? How many can face Grimtooth in the doorway at melee range?

    1. Yep, both of them can. You've got a momentary lull to either regroup or to press (i.e., you have a brief moment here where no one is engaged in melee, so you have a clean slate in deciding if you want to melee, attack at range, etc.)

      In the doorway, two could take him on in "normal" melee, with one second-rank spear poking between, if desired.

  2. OOC: If Duran steps back away from Grimtooth can he draw his bow and fire this next turn of combat?

    1. Yes, but with a ROF of 1, just for this round, since he needs to step back and switch weapons to do so. Both Duran and Varros can do this if either so chooses. There is no other penalty for doing so (i.e. no risk of getting hit by a "free hack", for example, since you've got a momentary lull) beyond the reduced ROF for one round.

  3. Duran - Fighter

    Duran will move back away from Grimtooth. While doing so he will stow his axe and draw his bow and take a shot at Grimtooth before the others move in.

  4. Oloc - Mage

    Oloc will continue to hold in the second rank with daggers at the ready. Should an opportunity present itself he will throw his daggers, but only if there is no risk of friendly fire.

  5. Gaven - cleric

    Gaven throws his spear at Grimtooth and then readies his club. He will hold his position to allow Duran to fire his bow.

  6. Varros- Fighter

    Varros will do the same as Duran.