Session 45

  • As the meeting was concluded Jekall took Brevin aside and then Kovia. Frost listened and watched intently reading their lips and seemed intrigued as to what they were discussing
  • Jekall then called Brevin, the veil, Zafir and the rest of the group over to discuss the final details of what would be done next. Zafir quaffed his broy and loudly congratulated all for the bravery of what they were all about to undertake.
  • A plan was then forged to create more chaos in tyr by making a daring assault on the slave pens at dawn, whilst the city still reels from today’s’ riots 2 cells of skilled veil agents would assist the group plus 6 of the free who are good orators. The free would be taken in as slaves by the city guard led by Zafir into the pens and upon entering spread dissent. The veil agents and group would attempt to gain entry to one of the slave pens towers before the veil some minutes later would blow open the slave pen doors by any means. This will allow slaves to escape who will be directed to a city well nearby where more agents would be waiting at the bottom using a sheet of canvas to cushion their fall. In the Artisan district another cell would put on a display of magic and pyrotechnics in order to hopefully draw out and divide the necromancers, for if they are not together it may be possible to take them down or at least cause them to retreat.
  • The time was coming up to 11pm, so with dawn at 6am the group had time enough to get some rest before the attack, for it has been a very long day. Orsk asks Brevin to help procure the canvas needed to cushion the landings of those escaping and he nods in acceptance saying it could be done
  • All of a sudden there is a ‘snap’ from the cave to the west. Frost whirls around and sniffs the air, ‘Gith!’ He snarls and the hair on his forearms curls and seems to grow and contract as he breathes
  • The veil announce that the safest way to return to the surface is either East and north to the house of fingers or back west and north which will lead to the warrens and where they ecaped last time
  • knowing that they only had one ‘free pass’ to the house of fingers the group vote to try to head off the Gith, drive them back or keep them busy whilst the rest of the council slipped past
  • Frost and Orsk lead the brotherhood forward whilst Jekall, Solzak and Eben secured the safety of the council as they made their way towards the eastern cavern. They turned the corner and as expected – there, laying in wait for them was a hunting party of Gith! For a moment the group wavered, this was no small group of Gith. Nearly a score of the creatures moved forward, poised for attack with slavering mouths and chattering jaws. They tensed their claws around javelins as the Gith at the rear seemed to be communing together in some kind of psychic bond. Others shook their javelins ritualistically as small bones and trophies of battle rattled and echoed throughout the cavern
  • Quickly, Jekall motioned to the veil with Eben and Solzak to come forward and slip into the side passage whilst he himself swept his cloak around his body and disappeared from sight
  • The brotherhood charged forward but stopped a short distance from the Gith to lay down a volley of crossbow bolts. The Gith were ready and most nimbly dodged the shots.
  • The Gith screeched and leapt at the combatants, hurling their javelins as the brotherhood huddled together with their shields to deflect the blows
  • Frost charged forward, hair covering his body as he changed and warped to his bestial form, tearing into the Gith with unnatural ferocity
  • Orsk then stepped forth whirling his hammer in front as a warning to all Gith not to approach lest they live to regret it
  • The brotherhood half giants too stormed forward clattering into the largest of the Gith and knocking it down to the ground
  • Then the Gith Drones who had been communing psychically together unleashed their attacks, a sonic boom of psionic energies erupted throughout the warriors, explosions of pain literally going off in their minds. Frost seemed to be suffering the worst as blood began to trickle from his ears
  • The Gith Spearman leapt in to attack as Orsk swung his craghammer to knock them back, but the force shattered the weapon! Cursing the earlier loss of his ancient dwarven hammer to the necromancers from his pack he draws a smaller – but no less deadly – warhammer
  • Jekall, having seen the council safely move through to the next cavern and beyond to the north turns to follow, safe in his thoughts that the warriors do not need his help
  • Frost, Orsk and the brotherhood wade into battle as more Gith swarm around them. Catalina becomes isolated from the defensive formation and the Gith spearmen pounce on her. She is speared once from behind as she is caught off guard and then as a javelin wielding Gith jumps upon her she screams in pain as the javelin rips through her leg. Orsk shouts over but can see she has gone down and the Gith spearman cackles with glee.
  • Seeing their companion fall the brotherhood half giants turn and charge into the Gith spearman picking him up and throwing him down on the ground as the other brings down a heavy boot on his skull. The Gith desperately moves out of the way just in time and brings up his spear in defence as the wall of muscle bears down on him
  • The rest of the brotherhood on that flank rush forward too and carve a path for the group to rescue Catalina. They are just in time too as all of a sudden a chattering of chitin and the scuttering of many legs culminates in a blast of rock and sand from the end of the cavern. Through the corridor crawl 2 huge glistening megapedes, gaping maws and mandibles clicking and slavering over the delights that stand before them. Immediately their mouths begin to glow as crackles of energy ripple down their exoskeleton culminating in a wave of psychic energy that blasts towards the Gith drones. One is nearly killed outright as the blast sends him into a crazed frenzy as he clutches his head, pulsating and warping with the powerful wave. The megapedes then rear their coiled body around and slash out with their many legs, further dazing and knocking the drones back
  • Orsk and Frost look at one another and their foes, if it is a show of strength for the council then surely this has been achieved, with this new arrival it may be time for a strategic withdrawal!
  • The Gith, distracted by these new and powerful predators, turn and begin to throw javelin after javelin at the creatures. Most attacks bounce off their chitinous bodies and those that stick make the monster squeal in anger as ripples of psychic energy pour from its maw
  • Frost takes the opportunity to slip past the Gith that surround him and picks up Catalina, trying to stop her wounds from bleeding further he rushes to the rear of the cavern to attempt some immediate care
  • The brotherhood move in to cover the exit of frost, keeping the Gith pinned and busy with enemies on both sides
  • The megapedes attack again, this time sending the shock-wave further, hitting Orsk with a blast that would have knocked a normal human out cold save for his incredible stamina and stubborn mind. Three of the Gith are killed but the power of the megapedes attack, whilst more are injured by their close range ferocity. The Gith slowly retreat back towards the brotherhood and find themselves caught in a crossfire as both sides pick them off one by one
  • Orsk shouts to the brotherhood to fall back, that last attack was too close for comfort and the Gith will give them time to escape. One of the squads of Brotherhood catches up to Frost and Catalina, and using an old Gladiator trick to patch her up so she would be able to recover
  • Hurrying they retreat to the northern passage hoping they would not be too far behind the others, as Solzak has the map!
  • As they begin to jog along the passage the sounds of battle behind them begin to fade and screams of dying Gith fill their ears…

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Session 45

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