3123, First Hunt
Thaleon, Priest of Light
Esteemed Brothers of Light:
This is my first transcript of active duty reports for the group of Grayson’s Grey Rangers I was assigned to be a liaison for.
After following this group through their training, and first two engagements, I can say that they are quickly becoming a cohesive fighting force, all-be-it an unorthodox one.
The Group has headed south from Bearheart after engaging with a scout force from the Prelacy of Camon. After sending word to Kythros, and Ranger Command, the group waited until a small force of Rangers arrived to reinforce the beleaguered troops stationed there.
We recieved orders to accompany a small caravan to Farwatch to bring supplies and shore up lines from the remaining Kal Troops making their way back to the Empire.
After a long, uneventful trip, we came across a village on the outskirts of Farwatch, and noticed something was amiss right away. The Ogre, Siege was first to smell the carnage, and the others soon noticed the stench of decay in most of the buildings/shacks. Upon inspection we were ambushed by a large group of Brigands who had taken up Archer emplacements and let loose a torrent of Arrows into our caravan.
Almost immediately, four caravan members were felled, and the Ranger Branson Mickford took cover from the onslaught. The Ogre bellowed out a defiant roar and stomped off towards one of the shacks, with his torso being at roof height. His first swing was a terrifing sight to behold as he connected with a Bandit with his Oversized ax, and removed the brigands top half from his body. This caused two of the nearby bandits to flee in terror and jump from their prepared positions. One was able to flee, while the other fell, rather less than gracefully and was quickly dispatched from the fight by a boot of the behemoth Siege.
The older Human, by the name of Derek Stormcrow, also jumped into action and started laying bandits low with his steel. He was able to catch another of the archers fleeing, with a well placed pommel strike, knocking the bandit unconscious before surveying the scene unfolding in front of him.
The Brinchie Archer, named Dark Stryke was making his stealthy approach upon a nearby rooftop and was able to drop two other would be assassins with well placed shots ending their rein of arrows on the group.
Then the Brutish Ogre did something truly astonishing. Seeing the archer from a rooftop away still raining death on his comrades, he lowered his shoulder and bull rushed into the adjoining building, hitting it with such force, that he shattered it from its moorings and sent it tumbling at the shack, the bandit archer was perched. Seeing this terrible display of ferocity was more than enough to send that bandit scurrying away.
All the while the young Goblin Alchemist made her way up towards the front lines and made sure that the Ranger was ok. They both readied themselves behind cover from the remaining Bandits, and were the first to notice the second prong of the the ambush before it was sprung.
Waiting in reserve where multiple attackers who used this as a good time to launch their attack, even after the display Siege has just done, rushed forward to try and overwhelm the large foe. Led by a heavily armored Kal warrior, and other ruffians, the group engaged with the Ogre and started raining heavy blows upon his toughened hide.
Seeing this, both Derek, and Gabby launched their attacks, with Derek luckily being a bit slower than Gabby’s throw of her concoction of liquid that exploded with a plum of what can be best described as goo, rendering all those engaged with Siege immobile. Normally I would have thought this to put Siege at a disadvantage as he was caught in the area as well, but it seemed to make his fight easier, as now the smaller, quicker targets were unable to use their mobility against him. All the while Derek made short work of the attackers with well placed slashes and strikes laying them before bleeding upon the earth.
At this time the leader of the Bandits made his presence felt, when he let loose his crossbow and hit Dark Stryke in the shoulder as he quickly closed the gap to engage the Brinchie in melee. Seeing her fellow Ranger in trouble, Gabby, threw caution to the wind and got in to striking range as well to help her Archer friend stave off the vicious blows from the skilled fighter he faced.
After Siege and Derek we able to dispatch all the bandits attacking them, they moved quickly to help take down the obvious leader of this bandit group, and were surprised when he moved with a flash and took off running like the scared coward he truly was.
We are at the present tracking his escape, With Siege and Branson heading off in pursuit, while I took to healing the injured by the grace of the Light.
I am unsure of why this ambush was sprung, but coming to our aid, all be it, late, a group of villagers should no doubt add to our Intel about the Bandits activity. I will add more to this as it develops, but wanted to send on the action report while still fresh in the memory.
Light drive away the Darkness, and extinguish the Flame