February 2, 2014
As the Crew is being briefed by the Elf Commander, they are intrrupted by the arrival of Ashka, the firepelt cougar animal companion of Kaerishiel, the Elf General. After some coaxing, the Elves are able to get close enough to the skittish animal and speak to it using magic.
The firepelt has come looking for aid. Her master and his troop have been pinned down nearby and are unable to move due to some wounded Elves. The Drow are attempting to destroy the ruined tower the Elves have taken cover in. The Elven Commander asks the Crew if they can follow Ashka to this site and help Kaerishiel and his troops. Eager to show up the haughty Kaerishiel, the Crew accepts the mission and takes off through the woods after the cougar.
Ashka leads them on a winding path, deftly avoiding any Drow encampments before stopping near 3 crumbling towers. The nearest tower, about 20 feet high, seems to have some sort of ballista or siege engine on top of it, being manned by several Drow. They are turning it to aim at the northern most tower in the clearing, no doubt where the Elves have been pinned down.
|Three ruined towers|
Wasting no time, the Crew charges out from the forest in an assault on the Drow tower. Poisoned bolts begin raining down them as three Drow soldiers come charging out of the base of the tower. Aragon, runs right past the first three targets and, with the help of his wall-walking soft white slippers,
begins running straight up the side of the tower, going after those on the top. Snargash plays his flutes and magically protects Bodi from missiles while moving slowly across the battlefield. Bodi charges and fires his confiscated Drow crossbows at the archers above then drops those and draws his blades to engage the enemies on the ground. Aethel floats up high and magically engages the Drow above. Paal fires arrow after arrow from a concealed spot in the forest, peppering various Drow targets as they present themselves. Guy moves up and begins flinging psionically charged projectiles at the Drow coming out of the tower. Guy manages to get struck by one of the Drow's poisoned bolts and falls victim to its sleep inducing poison. Quickly, Snargash moves up and wakes him with his divine song.
The battle rages as Aragon reaches the top of the tower, just in time to see the Drow Captain fire the ballista at the nearby tower. The spear-sized bolt crashes into the stone, taking out a large section of stone work in an explosion of Drow alchemical fire! Two Drow Skirmishers immediately present themselves to Aragon and in no time, he cuts them down. Aethel, meanwhile, prepares a lightning bolt but in the confusion of the battle, accidentially loses control of it and sends it straight down to the ground below, nearly striking Guy! Regaining his composure, Aethel summons another bolt and blasts the Drow Captain, stunning her with magical lightning. Aragon engages another Drow Skirmisher and, with a flick of his blade, severs the dark Elf's head from his shoulders, sending it bouncing down to the ground below!
|On top of the tower.|
Back on the ground, Guy pummels one of the Drow soldiers to the ground with flung rocks as Bodi uses his speed to zip past his opponent, then strikes back and opens the Drow's neck. Snargash engages the third Drow warrior and the two trade several ineffective blows back and forth. Ashka, meanwhile, leaps out of the forest and bats around the Drow severed head.
|The action on the ground.|
Continuing Story Summary
This is an ongoing story, check link above.
Cast of Characters:Aethelarian "Aethel" Flitterseed - Noble Elf wizard played by +Daniel White
Aragon Whisperwind - Elven Bladedancer played by +Arne Jamtgaard
Bodil "Bodi" Jantzen - suave and smooth swordsman played by +Mike Biancone
Guy Greystone - Gnome telekinetic played by +Gren Drake
Snargash Windblown - Half-Orc monk played by +Amergin O'Kai
and +Jason Woollard as the DM