Marpenoth 19, 1367 DR - Year of the Shield
Coryn once again began to pray. Remenissions, Haeming and Justian ran forward.
Remenissions was the first to reach the enemy. With heavy breathes he swung his hammer. The lizard man was not caught completely unaware. As it turned to face the paladin it jumped to the side, dodging every blow.
“Torm’s teeth!” The paladin cursed.
Justian followed closely behind the paladin, swinging his blade as his feet slipped and slid into a second lizard man, the mud of the clearing providing little to no traction. The young warrior’s blade stayed true and gutted the lizard man as the Justian collided with it. The lizard man’s organs spilled onto Justian’s head.
Haeming was more cautious. He circled around the massive boulder in the center of the clearing in an attempt to outflank his enemy, all the while an ancient song on his lips.
Dorian looked to Coryn as a bright white light caught the corner of his eye. The cleric was beginning to glow as his prayer reached a conclusion. The light burst forth from the cleric and leapt high in to the air. The fellows at once felt the faint presence of strength and nobility; a blessing from the god Torm.
Dorian let two more arrows fly in quick succession only to curse as the lizard atop the stone bent down. He could see it look up at the arrows as the passed over it. The lizard man snarled and stood back up, javelin in hand.
The lizard man began to line up its throw, Dorian cursed once more. From its stance the ranger could tell this Lizard Man knew what it was doing.
Haeming crept behind a lizard man who had been scrambling to gather its gear. The skald was still chanting. The lizard man was far too concerned with the two foes in front to hear the one creeping up from behind. A single blow and the lizard man’s head fell to the ground. Its blood mixed with wet mud. Haeming stared at it the fresh corpse for a moment before moving on to his next foe, his chant still on his lips, “suokaa heille vihastanne, hukuttakaa hurmeen virtaan."
Dorian continued his assault on the lizard man on the rock. Arrow after arrow missed. The lizard mile made a toothy sneer at the ranger and continued to line up his throw. Dorian glared. The lizard man was mocking him, and they both knew it. Dorian fired off one more arrow and was rewarded with a snarl and a glare, the arrow now cleanly and clearly embedded in the lizard man’s leg.
Coryn’s blessing complete, the cleric jumped to his feet and ran to help the fellows. He passed Justian and Remenissions and engaged one of the unoccupied lizard men. His mace in hand he struck and swung hard. The mace cracked the lizard man’s skull, the creatures reptilian eyes rolled into the back of its head. It fell over, it’s chest still.
Dorian spat as he realized his arrow wouldn’t be enough to stop the lizard man on the tower of stone. The ranger lined up another shot, as the lizard through its javelin. With a wet thud the javelin landed to the right of Haeming. Haeming looked back briefly before engaging another lizard man.