An Angered Beast
Baeli wok suddenly, from an uneasy sleep. He could hear something. A strange howling noise came, like that of an angered beast. He shivered. There it was again. High pitched screams were cut off, and Baeli quickly woke Silé. “Silé,” he said. “There’s something out there.” Silé nodded, and listened intently. He frowned, trying to work out what it was. Silé’s eyes widened in recognition. “Wake the others. There’s a cave troll loose.” Baeli swallowed visibly.
Silé, Dwóin, Baeli, Fáli, Nári, and Ári
To win, the good side must kill the Cave Troll
The Cave Troll howled; Fáli and Dwóin raising their bows to shoot the angered brute as it stomped towards them. “Aim for the eyes” Dwóin whispered, and Fáli nodded. Fáli’s arrow whistled past the cave trolls head, whilst Dwóin’s bounce of its thick skull. Two more arrows bounced off the monsters head, and Fáli cursed.
Ári looked ready to kill, but Baeli placed a hand on his shoulder, with a whispered “wait.” The Dwarves moved to surround the troll as it advanced on Dwóin and Fáli. This close, Dwóin easily shoot an arrow into the eye of the brute, whilst one of Silé’s throwing axes stuck in its thick hide. The troll charged into Dwóin and Fáli, with Silé, Nári and Ári leaping to defend them. It kicked out at Silé, but the blow was not fatal. All 6 Dwarves encircled the maddened troll, Dwóin and Fáli knocked unconscious by it.
Fáli, now disheartened, avoided the Troll whilst Baeli, Nári and Ári leapt at it, angered. Nári’s axe bit through the flesh of the troll, adding another bleeding wound to it. The beast tried to crush Ári, who managed to avoid its swinging blows. He was not so lucky the second time, as both he and Nári were knocked out. With just two of them, the Dwarves were easy prey for the troll, and it knocked them out, before it charged out of the camp, ready to rampage.
Silé makes a full recovery, whilst Baeli makes a full recovery and receives D6 influence points (Wounds of a Hero). Dwóin and Ári are unable to participate next game, whilst both Fáli and Nári die from their wounds.
Evil Victory – 2 Influence Points +D6 (5) for Wounds of a Hero.
6 Influence points were spent on recruiting, and a 5 and 2 were rolled. The Dwarves receive a Dwarf Ranger with two-handed axe, and a choose one of the above, so get a Dwarf Ranger with bow. These Dwarves became Nári and Fáli, who died in the previous battle.
Ári, Silé, Dwóin and Baeli are now on 4 experience points, whilst Nári and Fáli are on 0
Ári rushed over to his brother. “I thought you were dead,” he said, crouching down to examine his brother’s wounds and hug him, as Silé walked over to Dwóin. “It’s just a scratch,” Dwóin muttered. “That it may be, but you are in no fit state to fight,” Silé told him firmly. “We will wait until you recover before we attack the Goblin camp, the four us cannot destroy them by ourselves. We will brave ferocious Wargs and rampaging Trolls, but we will not die.”
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