The Karameikos PbP, Going Down (IC thread)

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Looks like the situation has already escalated...

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Scene VII - Barrlen, Ambyrmont 14th day, 993 AC


Arteris exit the hall and goes up the stairs, quickly followed by Fain Flinn, Sharrlaya and Keio, Retameron and the others, Desmond II and more people. Bonth orders you and the others to follow, so you soon are in the battlements.
From the castle you can see the town walls are under attack, with soldiers rushing to them and enemies trying to scale them with stairs. In the partial darkness you cannot be sure, but it seems most are orcs and goblins. Explosion and very big stones are also hitting the walls and the towers, probably by siege engines or magic.
The sky over you is overcast by dark clouds, and suddenly a booming voice covers the increasing noises coming from the town walls.
"This land will not belong to you much longer, puny human lords. More ancient people will take back what was theirs. The Queen will lead them to victory, and I will appoint her ruler of this land. Know that I am Verdilith, and I will suffer your arrogance no more!", the voice says in perfect Thyatian.
Everyone looks around trying to understand the source of the voice, then a big flying figure sweeps down to the Castle's battlements. The torches light for an instant emerald scales. A huge green dragon is coming toward you!
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Oh boy, take a cover, quickly! Bofar yells and runs back towards stairs going down.

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Lucius hides behind the battlements, waiting for the dragon to swoop over the walls -- if it closes enough, Lucius slashes at it.

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Scene VII - Barrlen, Ambyrmont 14th day, 993 AC


The dragon is just too high to be hit by hand weapons, but several spells, arrows and bolts fly toward him. However, they just hit some sort of magical invisible barrier around his body, apparently doing him no harm. A cloud of green gas sweeps the battlements instead, and you see many around you going down coughing violently. Bofar is quick enough to take refuge in the stairs, but Lucius is directly invested by the gas. Bofar sees him falling down, his skin covering with blisters, his face becoming red while he struggles to breath.
Bonth and Gila are in similar conditions, while Bellithiel and Kesh manage to avoid the worst effect, even if both of them have violent fits of cough. But the gnome cleric has no time to worry about himself, and he rushes to Lucius, Bonth and Gila, calling also Bofar and Bellithiel.
"Potions, now, give them anything you have!" he cries.
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Bofar rushes back, kneels beside Lucius and starts to help him.

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Scene VII - Barrlen, Ambyrmont 14th day, 993 AC


Kesh heals Bonth while Bellithiel ten to Gila. Bofar gives a potion to Lucius. The three of you affected by the dragon breath are still in quite a bad shape, but the immediate healing prevent death. Bonth passed out, and Gila and Lucius have still blisters and difficult breathing, but at least are breathing. Kesh orders you all to move down to the stairs for the moment.
In the meantime Retameron, Arteris, Desmond and the others have been partially hit too at various degrees of gravity. Fain Flinn, still standing, is calling for clerics to come. From the castle many spells and missiles go toward the dragon, and soon also the big ballista arrows. This time the dragon is scratched and flies away with a roar of pain and rage.
He now sweeps toward the town walls, where the Penhaligon soldiers are fighting against the assailants. With great and terrible precision the dragon attacks with claws and jaws, killing or pushing down the human defenders.
Soon Arteris and Fain Flinn call for people to follow them at the town walls.
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Bofar lifts Lucius up and carries him out of the battlements.

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Lucius gulps a few healing potions.

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Scene VII - Barrlen, Ambyrmont 14th day, 993 AC


Once you all feel a bit better, Bonth orders you to follow Arteris and the others to the town walls. In the meantime a barraging of spells and ballista arrows is targerting the dragon, making his attacks against the town defenders less effective. Still, the assailants have already scaled the walls in some points and as you arrive at the base of a stair leading up the walls, you see several orcs and hill giants descending it.
"Lucius and Bofar shoot them with whatever you have, then join me on the frontline to stop their charge. It will be painfull. The others, help us as you can!", Bonth says.
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Bofar loads his crosbow and starts shooting at the giants.

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Lucius does likewise.

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Scene VII - Barrlen, Ambyrmont 14th day, 993 AC


Bonth shoots with Lucius and Bofar. The gnome's bolt only hit a orc's shield, but Lucius and Bofar each hit a hill giant. The creatures however are partially protected by leather and do not seem to be seriously wounded. Kesh send a globe of darkness among them, creating some confusion, while Bellithiel hits a giant with a magical web, tripping him. Gila sends a fireball against the group of enemies, which explodes in a fury of fire and noise. At least three orcs go down and others are wounded. Two giants however are still standing, and they run toward you in rage.
In the meantime some orcs shoot at you, two arrows hitting Bonth. Even if the gnome's armor partially absorb the hits, Bonth is wounded in the shoulder and the leg. The giants arrive, one hitting at Lucius and the other at Bofar, towering above you with their 12 feet height, and swinging with clubs big as tree trunks.
Lucius has no choice but to try to parry with the shield, but the hit is so violent he is pushed 6 feet back and on the ground. The pain in his left shoulder is terrible, suggesting it may have been dislocated, and he cannot move the shield arm anymore.
Crouching low, Bofar resist the violent hit a bit better, but he is still pushed some feet back and his head under the helmet and the shield still throbs in pain. The giant rise their arms, preparing to hit again.

(Lucius lost 17 hp, he now has 7 left. Bofar lost 7 hp, he now has 21 left)
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Lucius drinks any remaining healing potion.

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Bofar drops crosbow and grabs his warhammer aiming at the giant's knee.

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Penhaligon
Scene VII - Barrlen, Ambyrmont 14th day, 993 AC


Bonth attacks first, hitting the giant in front of Lucius, and hurting him on the leg. Lucius just prepares to parry at best as possible and drink a healing potion. Bellithiel shoot the giant in front of Lucius, hitting him in the eye with an arrow. The giant falls down dead.
At this sight three orcs who were running to charge you stop, frightened.
Bofar in the meantime hit the giant in front of him, wounding him in the right leg. Gila also hits him with magical darts. The giant is hurt but not dead, and mad with rage, he keeps attacking. His swing pushes away Bofar's shield and catches the dwarf in the chest, sending a wave of pain all over his body. The dwarf falls in pain, but realizes he is still able to move.
Two more arrows arrive from orcs under the walls, but bounce on the shields of Bonth and Lucius.

(Lucius has now 14 hp, Bofar now has 10 left)
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Lucius charges the giant, trying to take advantage of his position to the side of it to hack a leg tendon.

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Bofar now drinks a healing potion while trying to stay behind his shield.

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Penhaligon
Scene VII - Barrlen, Ambyrmont 14th day, 993 AC


Bofar drinks his potion. Lucius hits the giant in the leg, spraying blood on the ground. Gila, Kesh and Bellithiel also hit the enemy with magical darts, bolt and arrow. The creature fall down, dead.
Now in front of you Penhaligon's soldiers are pushing back the orcs up the stairs, reconquering the battlements.
"If we are still able to fight, we should help them!", Bonth says.

(Bofar now has 17 hp and 3 potions left, Lucius 14 and 2 potions left)
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Bofar drinks another potion before continuing the battle.

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Same for Lucius.

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Scene VII - Barrlen, Ambyrmont 14th day, 993 AC


(Noted, now Lucius has 1 potion and 21 hp and Bofar 2 potions and 24 hp)
You go toward the stairs leading to the battlements where the soldiers of Penhaligon are going up, gaining ground. Still someone falls fighting the orcs. For a while you cannot do much except for following them, as you have too many soldiers blocking your view, even for missile weapons.
But eventually you reach the battlements where orcs are still climbing the stairs and the fight is harsh.
There are at least three stairs with orcs coming up and several soldiers are trying to reach them, but some orcs are still on the battlements, keeping the soldiers from reaching the stairs. The battlements are about 2.5 meters wide with parapets on both side. The internal parapet however is much less high, and as you arrive two soldiers are pushed over it by orcs to fall in the city street below.
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Bofar chooses the closest orc he can reach and attacks it.

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Lucius follows Bofar if he can attack in melee, otherwise he uses the crossbow.

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