Session 65

Settled to camp for the third night
Narissa, Kagero and 2 of the blind muls were first watch
About a third way through their shift sudden noise, howling cry sent shivers down their spines
Then before they could wake anyone up a roar was upon them and the waning firelight revealed the forms of 6 Daggoran! Psionic bloodhounds, who must have been the ones who had been harrassing Eben in his sleep
Kagero shouted for all to wake up as the blind Muls telepathically screamed at Jekall and their companions to awake
Solzak was the only one to fail to wake up and it seemed there was more to his slumber than just mere tiredness. The lead Daggoran disappeared before their eyes and all they could hear was its clawed paws bounding towards Solzak’s sleeping body. Frost surged forwards and using his senses searched for the beast lashing out with his claws
Eben drew his mighty axe and stood fast bellowing at the creatures to come closer if they dared. They complied but only so far as slipping around him towards the inner circle of the group. His Axe connected but did little to halt the advance of the exceptionally tough creatures
The mul assassins, more or less unnaffected by the darkness and Daggoran’s invisibility closed in on the creature, wrist razors raised and slashed out connecting for slight damage
Kagero moved closer to the sleeping Solzak and Yakala who sparked the top of his staff to create a zone of light close to the camp fire before unleashing a pair of lightning bolts at the creatures scorching their leathery hides
Tybia flared as her temper burned. She moved towards the Dagorrans who were trying to slip round to flank them, burning them with an intense flame as the smell of burnt flesh filled the air
Orsk confronted two of the creatures – bellowing out a warning and challenge to distract and draw them away from the rest of the group
The lead Dagorran leapt towards Solzak but in doing so did not count on the reactions of the Mul Assassins who lashed out at its unguarded belly. Their wrist razors cut the relatively weakly protected underside open and hot red blood spilled on the sand. The creature howled in pain as half its gut was strewn across the battlefield. The attack caused it to lose momentum and Solzak was safe once more
On the ground Solzak seemed restless as if fighting the same battle in his dream
Frost again dived in toward the Daggoran leader and sent his flaming hawk in to burn its eyes, but despite directions from the blind muls it was still difficult to spot the creature
Finally with the combined efforts of the group the lead Daggoran was brought down and then almost instantaneously Solzak seemed to relax and be at peace – as whatever was disturbing him had been purged from his mind
The other Daggorans however had smelled blood and were relentless in their assault. Eben took some vicious wounds as one of the Daggorans retaliated to Eben’s biting Axe whilst Orsk too in his tauntin of the animals attracted enough attention to have 3 beasts on him at one point before they again burst through the ranks and bounded once again for the still sleeping Solzak.
Narissa screamed and pulled Solzak to safety just as the snapping jaws of a Daggoran closed in for an easy kill. Kagero then jumped in front to close the gap forcing her caluha into its maw and pushing back
The monk assassins struck the Daggorans relentlessly but by this time 2 of the four were reduced to attacking by hand after their wrist blades broke on the tough hide of the creatures
Finally and without warning Solzak sat straight with a terrified look on his face. Mumbling quietly to Narissa she helped him up so that he could take a few steps back. Drawing his crossbow he took deadly aim – and struck a Daggoran nearly dead in its tracks! It yelped in pain but it did not stop and seemed to only get more angry – bolting forward with ferocity past the blade of Kagero, the razors of a mul assassin and Narissa and Yakala. Solzak was again faced with 2 of the creatures
Elsewhere on the battlefield 2 of the other Daggorans were tearing into Orsk, desperately fighting them off while they raked and chewed on his armour
Frost drew forth his flaming hawk and sent it toward the Daggoran – pecking at his eyes and burning its face
Jekall, seeing Solzak’s predicament focused his thoughts on one of the Daggoran causing the creature to not only attack its companion but then to slip uncontrollably off the side of the cliff! The Daggoran however managed to resist much of the effect and dug its claws into the side of the cliff.
The rest of the group closed in as well as a couple of the mul assassins
Solzak took aim once more and shot straight for the Daggoran clinging to the cliff. There was a satisfying crunch and splash of blood as the shor thudded into its skull. A gargled roar and slight yelp from the creature echoed up the canyon as Solzak grinned.
Yakala moved closer to the edge of the cliff and spotting two Daggoran lit his staff with an arcane command word and sent two lightning bolts out towards their foes. The bolts connected and the Daggorans were elecrocuted to death. A grin appeared on Yakalas face also as he spoke out loud – that, my young friends, is how it is done – with a wink of course…
As the final Daggorans were picked off and put down Frost drew their attention to an item he’d found during the fight – a tattered piece of parchment written on both sides by different individuals. On one side was a message ‘Dote Mal Payne you are next’ and the other said ‘not if I get you first. D’. Solzak smirked and realised this was his measage that he’d attached to a severed head and placed on a spike in the main square. It seems my message has gotten through Solzak proclaimed
Just then Frost looked up again, and as the light from the moon cast down on the now still canyon he could see quite clearly the silhouettes of 6

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Session 65

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