Order of the Spear

In the Light of the Day

or when things went bump in the night

The morning meal, checking the manacles, tending wounds, inventorying equipment, and opening the door upon a world owned by the Fae. The carnage that was left in the streets after the long battle has attracted some attention.

The sight of a badly mauled horse’s head lying on the ground still tethered to the hitching post coupled with the smell of death are the first to assail the senses. The insects are bad enough, but the wolves are another story. Still hungry from a long winter, they have come in plenty for such a bounteous feast.

In addition to the natural and expected, there are a number of ravenous looking winged rodents the size of large dogs feasting upon the remains. Each appears to be taking turns when enough wolves or rats arrive to imbalance the numbers.

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“Um, guys. This is going to take more than Charlie and me. There are some creatures feasting on the dead. This will not stand.” Cohen stated as he stepped out the door pulling his hammer, and slinging his shield in place.

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“Perhaps we can have some more breakfast?” Linfors offers as another attempt at humor, and then moves to a window to watch the spectacle.

“Cohen – go check upstairs to make sure the windows are still secure, and look if there’s access to the roof. My guess is no, but it can’t hurt to see. Oz – what say we find a small window to open somewhere in case we want to take a shot at one of those things.”

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“But, they’re eating the remains of all the dead!!! The people. I’m healthy again. They must be chased off Linfors!!!”

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Linfors furrows his brow as he considers his friend’s words.

‘True – and that’s pretty bad; pretty disrespectful. No dignity in that. On the other hand, I’m not interested in picking a fight with flying rat-bats – not after last night,’ he ponders.

“Oz? Do you think you could hit some of those things with your bow? From a window?”

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META response to question
The general store, now that you look at from a defensive perspective is surprisingly well built. The walls are reinforced, the windows are higher and open inward, the 2nd floor has a balcony walkway around the entire building, and there is also access to the roof as well. Within the store are barrels of arrows and bolts. Several bows and crossbows hang from wooden hooks in the ceiling. 25 Torches and a small cask of oil in the corner by the front doors. Within the reinforced doors are speakeasies disguised as panels and barring hooks for the crossbeam that is propped beside the entryway.

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“I guess we can try to Chase them off with some well placed shots, but we need to do SOMETHING!!!” Cohen exclaims with a desperate look. He looks around quickly to find a place to begin firing crossbow bolts.
He mutters under his breath… “This is not ok.” He nocks a bolt from a crossbow within easy reach, and aims at Tue nearest threat defiling a person. He could care less about the livestock.

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“Cohen, I understand your concern…but be calm. Let’s try and kill some beasties…” Linfors says with a smirk as he takes down a longbow and drags a barrel of arrows to a nearby window.

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Osweald agrees! “Let’s find a good vantage point and make some porcupines!” He draws his short bow and pulls a betel of arrows up to a good window and takes aim. With rapid shot, he can fire two per round with a +5 on each.

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‘Fors has a +6 with a longbow…which he will keep, along with 20 arrows and a quiver. It’s not theft, considering the circumstances.

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Cohen only has a +3 for a crossbow… (No Dex bonus sucks) and will only use a crossbow since bows are martial. Although, he has some nice enhancement abilities… +2 to hit and dam due to bless for all allies, as well as a +2 to hit and dam with Divine Favor. So I Guess I’m at a +7 for a minute. Then only +5 for 3 more minutes. I guess I could throw a monster 1 out there too.

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Meta
Don’t bother with the SM 1, or any other spells, for that matter. Let’s just see what arrows and some time do for us.

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As Charlie looks out a window, he wonders aloud, “if we kill more of one, will they be driven off? Are we better off killing an equal number of each or not? If we shoot long enough will we eventually kill them all or will they pull back and wait?”

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“I don’t know about animals. Just start shooting at the ones feasting on the people. Friend and for alike, until there is no more.”

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“Charlie, I want you to shoot at the wolves. Oz and I will concentrate on the flying rats, and Cohen will help you with the wolves. Let’s take some shots and see what happens…” Linfors commands, trying to impart some degree of confidence in the somewhat shaken junior team member.

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YAWN “Morning gents, what a night, huh?” Denn says while stretching and rubbing his eyes. “Uh…what are we shooting at now?”

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Denn picks up his short bow, sidles up to the barrel of arrows, and joins in. (+6 ranged)

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Meta
He lives! Denn, that is.

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When we get together Saturday, first order of business is… “Roll Initiative”?

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That’s what I’m talking about!

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