Sunday, September 2, 2012

Thursday, 12 July 1280, Morning (Treetop Recon)

As the party crouches in the cover of the underbrush, Gaven whispers, "Arrows or spell?"

Duran quietly asks, "Would Karnak be able to knock him from the tree? Or he could at least distract the guard while one of us sneaks up and either shoots him or uses a spell. With the amount of cover he has I would say a spell would work better."

"I think he is within range of my spell," say Oloc. "My only concern is that there are more than one in the trees." Oloc looks at the raven. "Can we get Karnak to fly around to see if there are more?"

Varros quietly makes the sound to call Karnak. The sentry in the tree seems to perk up at this, but takes no action other than to look around a bit nervously.

When Karnak comes, Varros gives him a bit of meat, rubs his head and whispers, "Good job Karnak, there should be one more man, can you find him?" The sentry does not seem to hear this and, with that, Varros gives the command to scout.

Karnak flutters up to the branches. Making short, flapping hops from tree to tree. The bandit, spying only the raven, seems to relax a bit once more.

Varros looks toward Oloc, smiles grimly, and whispers, "I think we've found our next Dirtbag."

Karnak settles on a branch a short way ahead, caws quietly and taps on the wood. Looking at the direction his beak points when he taps, you notice another man in a tree.

Audaciously moving to the tree next to this new sentry, the raven again taps and once more following the direction of his beak, you spot a third sentry.

From your hidden position, you can see that each of the three bandits is armed with a longbow, and seems to wear, at the heaviest, leather armor.

Karnak dashes nonchalantly to a few more trees, circling back to you with no further indications of other bandit watchmen.


OOC: Actions?

Time is about 10:30 a.m.

As before, the blue square is the party, the yellow dots are the bandit sentries.


  1. Duran - Fighter

    "Well this makes it a bit harder," says Duran quietly to the others. "We are either going to need a distraction to bring them down from their trees and to one spot or we will have to split up the targets and take them out together. We could put one under a spell while killing the other two. They don't seem suspicious of Karnak so maybe we can use him to distract or knock one off his perch."

  2. Gaven - cleric

    Gaven tightens his helmet and shield and tightens his grip on the ribbon-wrapped handle of his club. He will charge at an archer that falls from a tree (presumably one that Karnak knocks down).

  3. OOC: Hey guys, I'm going to hold off a bit longer to post since this will likely lead to combat (and potentially spell-casting) and I don't want to just NPC that.

    Just so you know, your characters would estimate the following:

    1. Karnak will have a pretty good chance of causing one of the bandits to fall;
    2. any arrow hits might also have a similar effect;
    3. there is a chance after a fall that the victim would be stunned

  4. Oloc - Mage

    ooc: I suggest we try and charm one, while we sic Karnak on another. Then the archer(s) can go for the third if we have line of sight?

    1. OOC: yep, you have LOS to all of them.

  5. Duran - Fighter

    OOC: I agree with Oloc. Charm one have Karnak knock one of from the tree and have Varros and Duran shoot at the third any that fall from the tree and are not killed can be rushed by Gaven and the mercenaries.

  6. Varros - fighter

    OOC; sorry guys, bad wifi problems here at the beach. I will go along with whatever the group decides until I am able to post consistently. I will let you guys know as soon as it clears up or I get home. Sorry again.