After escaping their gnoll captors deep in the gold mine, freeing a dozen dwarves and then taking down the brutal Ettin guard, Kregor’s adventurers emerged from the mine into bright sunshine only to look upon the fearsome sight of easily over a hundred gnolls and demons in the hidden ravine.
They watched and waited for over an hour until they could hear the sounds of the Bress militia attacking from the other side. While the freed dwarves charged into the fray to take out one of the other Ettins, the party took on the massive gnoll leader and his captains.
Medea had disguised herself as a gnoll and snuck around to the left to pick off easy prey. Belthasar controlled the battlefield with his Stinking Cloud and Icy Terrain spells. Pamila and Raff took the brunt of the remaining attacks and kept everyone safe with their infallible healing.
The Bress militia and gnoll\demon armies clashed mightly, with both sides taking heavy causalities, but as the final demon fell, the great gnoll leader knew the mine was lost and made his escape down a secret tunnel underneath his hut.
The victors raised weary and bloody arms and took stock of their losses. Councillor Brennan survived, but with debilitating wounds to his leg, he’ll likely never walk again. Nevertheless, his heroic defense of the archers saved several lives and potentially made the difference. Kregor himself of course survived, collecting a new set of scars to impress the madame at Joppie’s Tavern. The leader of the city guard, Kyril Godsworn, took life threatening injuries and may not make it through the night; Lucky has been by his side watching over him with a grave look on his face.
There will be mothers and wives in mourning in Bress following this epic battle, but their son’s sacrifice will go a long way to solidify the city states strength and growth now the gold mine has been secured – but do Kregor’s adventurers feel the same way?