Pelycor: The Eve of Battle
Played on December 2nd, 2012
September 12, 21 Years After the Departure (Atd)
And thus Boulder held a speech as soon as all companies could
attend, the following morning. Unfortunately it was not as well
received as he had hoped, despite his mistake with promising a party
after the speech (which was nice, but we did lose a whole day of
travel). While most companies accepted the warlocks a bit better after
the party, there was still a lot of dissent in Marcus’ company.
Determined to improve this, Boulder and Tharen decided that Marcus
was the one to blame. Boulder decided to give him a “promotion”:
he would become personal guard of the warlocks. This he told Marcus
while Tharen was present, and managed to surprise Tharen as well by
making him in charge of Marcus’ company.
Of course, Tharen objected as he had no business leading a whole
company. This led to some discussion but in the end it was decided
that most of Marcus’ company would join Boulder’s. Next, to avoid
a company that was too big, this new company would be split in the axe
company led by Scorbin Neckbiter, and the rest of the company would be
led by Boulder. About twenty members of Marcus’ original company (all
but one of them halflings, the other being a dwarf) chose to be led
by Tharen, who promptly named them the “Sinister Operatives”.
Unfortunately the trouble with Marcus was still not at an end, as he
now considered himself in charge of the warlocks. This, Boulder would
not have, so he violently put an end to that, and sent Marcus away.
We kept marching on, and met two more scouts. They confirmed
Rumlia’s earlier reports about Pelycor (not many Greyskins) and
Carnthor (a lot of Greyskins).
Nearing Pelycor, Boulder devised a plan with Soniah, Galthar and
Tharen. The Sinister Operatives would try to sneak into the city and
make sure that the gates on the eastside of town would be opened on the
day of the attack. Meanwhile, the whole army would camp just outside
Pelycor and be sure to light as many fires as they could. That way
it would seem like our army was a lot larger than we really were.
Finally a few scouts and fire mages would be sent to the southwest
and north positions around Pelycor, to spot for running Greyskins
and issue orders (by fireworks).
Two days before we arrived, we used a lot of fires to produce smoke
for the smoke shields that we needed during the attack. And the next
day, camped just outside of Pelycor, we made a LOT of fires. The
Sinister Operatives went to sneak into the city.
On the morning of the 17th, we would start our attack…