Scene XVI - 4th month (Bahrlen, Klarmont, early summer, 1st-28th, 990 AC)
Cardia chants again and a bright light appear in the face of the goblin in fron of Lucius. The creature run away blindly, terrified.
Lucius moves to attack the trapped man, but he raises his hand in surrended and drops his sword.
The man in front of Bofar avoid the dwarf's hammer and runs away too.
The goblin fighting Taradain has not the time to do the same, as the girl hits him fully with her shortsword. The goblin goes down trying to stop the flow of blood from a chest wound.
Kesh chants again, and the remaining goblin runs away too as fast as he can.
The leader, seeing he is alone now, retreats from Retameron and Arkan and runs to the captured people, trying to take into his arms the smallest baby, a child about two years old.
Retameron tries to stop him, but is pushed back.
Arkan however stabs the man again in his belly and Dim also hits him with one more bolt.
The woman among the prisoners also hits him in the leg with the dagger.
The leader falls down, failing to take the child.
(Situation now is: Leader and Dark robed man fell, wounded or dead, as the goblin in front of Taradain and a man in front of Bofar and Lucius. Man in front of Lucius surrendered. One goblin running away blindly, one man running away, another goblin running away in fear. 3 goblins blocked by Kesh's magic. One more goblin stunned by Sam, one man and 5 goblins entangled and put to sleep by Cardia's magic.
Your situation is Sam is down. Two men were also down in the homestead when you arrived).
The former captives are freeing themselves now and seem inclined to beat the attackers who went down to a pulp, while Cardia and Arkan seem also ready to pursue the fleeing enemies, but Retameron intervenes.
"Leave them go - he says - we will leave this place immediately anyway. First of all tie any enemy who went down, even if they look dead. Kesh, please see to the wounded from what you can do, starting with Sam. Good people of the homestead, pack all your things in a cart and prepare another for the prisoners but be quick. We have to leave soon and we will speak later. Everybody moves now!
"I must point to you that I brought down at least 8 enemies alone" - Cardia says, approaching Sam to check on him.
"We could not have won without you and Kesh - Retameron says - but everyone of the others was wonderful too. Sam was very unlucky to be spotted and also wounded, I did not plan to face them this way. We are all lucky to be still alive"
Kesh says Sam will live, then moves to heal Bofar.
"Never expected to thank Thyatians for saving us from other Thyatians, but thanks" - the young woman of the homestead says to Retameron.
"More natives than Thyatians here - Retameron smiles - me and Taradain are half Thyatians, we have a halfling, a gnome, an elf and a dwarf, Arkan and Dim are Traladaran and Lucius is the only full Thyatian".
"Still we have never received before any protection from the government so far" the woman says.
"We happened to be around and saw the fire - Retameron says - all went well in the end".
"One of the men of the homestead is dead - Kesh says, pointing to a young man that some of the others, crying, are putting into a cart - but I can save the other and maybe also the leader of the band, the dark robed man and the other two wounded, man and goblin. But no guarantees, they could die".
"Our people first obviously - Retameron says - but see what you can do also about our enemies. We need answers and we will get them"
"I will make so many new friends!" Cardia says smiling.
"Please help loading the prisoners into the cart after you have tied them" Retameron says to you.