Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thursday 12 July 1280, Midday (Patience)

Oloc quietly draws out his dagger but waits to see what the fighters do. He doesn't want to force the party's hand. Gaven, too, waits to see if one of the archers opens fire.

Duran, however, holds his fire for now. He observes the man working and waits to see if anyone else comes out of the cave to help him.

Varros follows Duran's lead and waits, keeping an eye out for Karnak.

The hirelings look to Duran and Varros and, seeing their employers refrain from shooting, follow suit.

You hear a bit more of shouting from within the cave, but the voice seems to fade and become indistinct as if the speaker were headed deeper inside. The cloaked bandit continues to use his 10' pole to push away the smoldering branches and clear the cave entrance.

Shortly thereafter, Karnak returns, discreetly landing near Varros, and bearing a response from Alanna: 

With great care, you manage to stay hidden and silent and share Alanna's message with each other with a whispered conversation to discuss your intentions.

The cloaked man, who has stopped pushing away the remnants of the fire and is now collecting his fallen comrades, appears completely unaware of your presence. He bends down and clears away the rock from one of the bodies, grips the cadavre under the armpits and, with a grunt, drags it into the cave. 

He then comes back out to recover the next corpse.


OOC: Actions?

If you decide to stick around and wait the six hours for reinforcements to arrive, that entire wait will be covered in the next post. Since things seem to have calmed down (we're now quite some time after the "boom" of the falling rock, the fire's out, and the bandits inside the cave appear to think you're gone), your chances of wandering monsters coming by will drop to a much lower level (I'll make one single check per hour rather than the two per 10-minute turn we had before), with the biggest (but not sole) risk being that of returning bandits from the outside.


  1. Oloc - Mage

    ooc: I would suggest we hole up and wait until the reinforcements arrive. But maybe we need to pull back a bit further away from the cave to try and meet the cavalry and brief them out of earshot/eyeshot of the cave entrance. Thoughts?

  2. Gaven - cleric

    Gaven agrees with Oloc. He also warns that the company should beware of staying too late at night due to the possibility of werewolves.

  3. Duran - Fighter

    OOC: Duran thinks pulling back would be good but not to far. Perhaps we could have a few of our hirelings along with Oloc wait a bit farther back to brief the reinforcements and the rest of us keep an eye on the cave.

  4. Varros - Fighter

    Varros agrees with the plan. He will once again feed Karnak and send the bird scouting every hour or so.