Book 5: Act 1 - The Borders of the Forest

It is the year 2946 of the Third Age, and the lands east of the Misty Mountains are astir. From the cloud-shrouded peaks above the High Pass to the spider-infested gloom of the forest of Mirkwood, paths long-deserted are trodden once again. Busy merchants carry their wares to new markets, messengers bring tidings from foreign realms, and kings send forth armed men to extend their influence and the rule of law. Some say that a new age of freedom has begun, a time for adventure and great deeds to reclaim glories lost in long centuries of oppression and decline.

But adventures are not really things that people go out and look for. They are dangerous and rarely end well. While it is true that a handful of valiant individuals set out to make their mark on the world, for others it seems that adventure chooses them, as though it is the path they are fated to tread. They are restless warriors, curious scholars and wanderers, always eager to seek what was lost or explore what was forgotten. Ordinary people call them adventurers, and when they return successful, they call them heroes. But if they fail, no one will even remember their names...

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Post by Shurijo » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:08 pm

While arrows and spears fly overhead, Borir's stout and fast feet quickly propel the dwarf across the battlefield towards the orcs. With his helm bouncing and wobbling, he charges forward shouting "Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!"
melee doesn't get an attack in opening volley, right?
So just running forward

stance: forward
action: charge! (if it is possible, then attack an orc)

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Post by TetNak » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:59 am

Aerth rushes forward, his overly large bow in hand and his axe swinging off his back. The man leaps over a log and almost instantly lands into a knelt position. He quickly pulls an arrow from his quiver, nocks it, and lets it loose at one of the goblin archers.
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Shoot Goblin Archer
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Post by Vardaen » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:20 pm

Opening Volley Heroes, Enemies



Round 1 Aerth, Borir, Pipkin, Rathar, Special Guests, Enemies
Borir begins to shout as he charges across the distance, "Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!"

Behind him Aerth has his Sheppard's Bow in hand as he darts forward and over a log. He drops to a kneeling stance and fires. His shot is not as deadly as the other two but he puts his arrow in the leg of one of the goblin archers wounding it badly.

The orcs and goblins are now aware of your charge and begins to scream and yell at one another. The half dozen orcs grab up bent swords and rusted shields forming a defensive line of sorts before the wagon, while the four remaining goblins position themselves atop it with bows in hand.

Borir then charges right into the thick of the massed orcs his axe swinging from on high his helm bouncing on his head. He brings his axe down into the head of the lead orc, the blow cleaves the skull of the orc in twain. The body of the beast hits the ground so hard as to cause those orcs around Borir to look at him in a bit of horror. With a grunt he yanks his axe from the skull of his first victim.

Aerth, Pipkin and Rathar, seeing Borir outnumbered...
Opening Volley
Borir: Charge Forward
Aerth: Shoot Archer: Rolled: Feat Die: 7* Success Die: 2,4 Totaling: 13 Hit for 5 End


Round 1
Borir: Forward: Attack Orc: Rolled: GANDALF Success Die: 3,1,1,6t Totaling: 11 with 1 success with 1 Auto Success: Great Success: 11 Dmg + Piercing Blow [Protection Test: Gandalf - Auto Fail] DEAD
5 Orc Soliders
3 Goblin Archers
1 Wounded Goblin Archer
You are going to need to send in 2 folks to hold engagement with the orcs or your archers will be swarmed.
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Post by Trogdor » Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:24 pm

Pipkin is not very good in a close fight, so he stays back, hoping the others will give him the space he needs to fire. In this instance, he fires at the wounded archer, hoping to put it out of commission.
Stance: Rearward
Action: Fire arrow at injured goblin archer

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Post by TetNak » Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:23 pm

Aerth just leaves his bow where it is and unslings his axe. "Stand fast, Borir!" he yells, jumping around a bush and bringing himself in line with one of the orc soldiers around the dwarf. With a sideways chop, he assaults the orc with an aimed blow toward the hip.
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Attack nearest Orc soldier
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Post by Vardaen » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:40 pm

Round 1 Borir, Aerth, Pipkin, Rathar, Enemies
Aerth drops his bow and unslings his long woodman axe. As he charges forward calling out to Borir an arrow flies over his head. Pipkin fires his bow with a fair shot that strikes the wounded goblin in the chest. It falls forward off the caravan wagon into the high grass; its leg twitch and kick, but it never rises again. That's when Aerth reaches the melee and his axe sweeps around into the back of the leg of an orc and cleaves a brutal stroke into the four Yrch's flesh. The orc topples over howling mad and badly wounded, but still alive for the moment.

Rathar...
Aerth: Forward Attack Orc: Rolled: Feat Die: 5* Success Die: 5,3,4 Totaling: 17 = Success for 9 Endur
Pipkin: Rearward: Shoot Injured Goblin: Rolled: GANDALF Success Die: 3,4,4 Totaling: 11 with 1 Auto Success: Hit for 5 End + Piercing Shot but its DEAD already.
4 Orcs
1 Wounded Orc
3 Goblin Archers
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Post by shipwreck » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:35 pm

The Wood-goer slips around behind Aerth, raising his ax to finish off the wounded orc.
Ax attack on the wounded orc

Staying Forward

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Post by Vardaen » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:34 pm

Round 1 Borir, Aerth, Pipkin, Rathar, Surprise, Enemies
Rathar slips around behidn Aerth, his long hafted axe in both hands. He comes charging into the fray and slams the head of the axe into the belly of the wounded orcs felling it like a sapling. The howls of the dying orc don't last long.

Then from the woods three more figures arrive! Before you see them you hear the buzzing of their arrives.

*Whooosh*

*Thunk*

An arrow slams hard into the back of an orc about to leap at Rathar and Aerth. The piercing shot goes through its back and into its heart knocking it forward to die in the earth at their feet. Then leaping into view comes a sylvan elf of outstanding beauty. He has long hair flowing around his shoulders, and a fine woodland bow in hand, he fires off a second time striking one of the goblin archers piercing the creature's throat and felling it instantly.

Behind the elf comes two more figure that you recognize, its Varuthil and Finn! The pair join the fight weapons in hand!


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Rathar: Forward: Rolled: Feat Die: 9* Success Die: 2,4,6t Totaling: 21 with 1 success: 13 End Loss = DEAD


Legolas: Kills 1 Orc, 1 Goblin.

Varuthil and Finn both join the fight and post now! you guys should give a description for shipwreck since you are meeting him for the first time.
2 Orcs
2 Goblins
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Post by Blubbo_Baggins » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:42 pm

A man bearing a large shield and a sword charges out from Legolas' left side. His hair is brown and his eyes an icicle blue. Though his demeanor is fierce, he almost seems to be smiling. He comes at the nearest Goblin and brings his sword down upon its head.
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Post by Vardaen » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:16 pm

Round 1 Borir, Aerth, Pipkin, Rathar, Legolas, Finn, Varuthil, Enemies
Finn, a man of Lake-town, come leaping from the trail along side the noble silvan elf. He bears sword and shield, and charges into the orc nearest to him. With a fierce look in his eyes he slices one of the orcs, and nearly slays the beast, but at the last moment the orc's iron armor catches his blade and turns it to the side. Fear, and cowardice however fill the orcs' eyes.

Varuthil...
Finn: Forward Stance: Attack Orc:Rolled: Feat Die: 10* Success Die: 3,2 Totaling: 15 = Success, 5 Endurance + Piercing Blow [Protection Test: 15 Failure + HATE Success]
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