Encounter at Dunbarr Village - BATREP

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Encounter at Dunbarr Village - BATREP

Post by roybatty » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:37 pm

Hi everyone.

Battle report - 150 Renown, Open Combat 'Confrontation' scenario.

Encounter at Dunbarr Village

Prologue

The Lord of Dunbarr had become increasingly concerned about the incursions of undead and kaos serving creatures turning up in the village. He sent out a plea for assistance, which was answered by two entirely different ‘saviours’

Sir Gideon Vautigern, Paladin of R’aa, was the first to attend the Lords chambers. Sir Gideon was willing to hunt and destroy which ever Necromancer was creating these foul beasts, assuming that a sizeable donation was made to the Temple of R’aa, of course.

Moments after accepting these terms, the Lord had to leave his chambers and head to the courtyard, where a somewhat larger saviour had arrived. Standing fully 9ft tall, the Dragonkin known only as Luther awaited the Lords approval.

Now, Dunbarr was not an idiot, and he was not poor, so he eagerly took on these two warriors to save the village. With the God R’aa and a dragon on his side, what could possible go wrong?

Meanwhile, in the forest surrounding the village, the Necromancer Erasmus Vyle plotted his first moves to take the village for himself. Summoning a small number of undead minions, and reanimating the great kaos warrior Balthazar Draxx, Vyle was confident that the small village militia of humans and Finbari would be no match for him. As night fell, he confidently he strode towards the village, eager to show the villagers his new creations. Passing through the ruins of the Temple of Tikyn, however, Vyle sighted a filthy Paladin in the opposing wood line. That idiot Lord had hired himself some defences. No matter, thought Vyle, as he used his dark magicks to summon long dead villagers behind the foolish Paladin. ‘Kill him’ whispered Vyle, and battle was joined.

The Battle

The Finbari slingers huddled in the tree line with Sir Gideon, awaiting the time to spring their trap. Elsewhere, two of the villages best crossbowmen had taken up position to the north and south west of the trees. The hulking Luthor had situated himself to the south, in the shadow of the ruined mill.

Gideon suddenly became aware of shuffling behind him. Reaching out with his magick, he sensed four zombies – one directly behind his position, another to the southwest, by the crossbowman, and two more to the northeast. He also noted two skeleton archers in position in the windows of the derelict mill, and something large lurking by the pagan shrine. Not wanting to waste a moment, Gideon ordered his troops to spring their trap and attack, although he was now unsure whether he was the trapper, or the trapee…

Crossbow bolts sailed through the air as the crossbowmen loosed their quivers. They were joined by a hail of rocks from the slingers, but to little avail, as the relentless zombies shuffled onwards, albeit slightly more battered then before. A scream from the northeast told Gideon that one of the crossbowmen had fallen. He spied the man, transfixed with a rotten arrow from one of the cursed bowmen.

Gideon then saw the massive form of the warrior of kaos emerging from the shrine. He summoned all his will and hit the beast with a mind shattering bolt of pure faith. The creature elt out a howl, but stood there still, although Gideon could tell its mind had been severely damage by the blow, and its uncoordinated stumble told him that the damage had been done. It was then that Gideon saw for the first time the evil behind all of this, Vyle. He stepped out form behind the mill, and began throwing evil magick at everything that moved. Gideon shouted and ran from his position to intercept these attacks, but he could not stop Luther being thrown against the wall of the mill and falling to the ground. In his haste, Gideon had almost run headlong in to the now shambling warrior. Realising this creature was still hugely dangerous, he unsheathed his Glacialblade and prepared to fight for his life.

Elsewhere, a well placed rock knocked the bowman out of the mill window, and the other was forced to relocate, but not before the other slinger had fallen to a well placed arrow. The surviving crossbowman was faring better, having consigned two zombies back to their graves. Unfortunately, the final one put paid to his antics, and life, but ripping him limb from limb.

Luther struggled to his feet. Now he was angry. He charged at Vyle, but was hit be an overwhelming sense of fear and dread. His charge slowed as he shook his head, unable to concentrate. He stumbled, and almost fell, but the sight of the Paladin removing the kaos warriors head from its shoulder spurred him in to action.

As Luther barrelled in to Vyle, the smug look on the necromancer’s face changed to one of confusion. Luther caught a glimpse of Gideon, deep in concentration with the headless warrior lying at his feet. Realising this was his chance; Luther raised his great hammer, Vengeance, and swung it at Vyle’s torso. The hammer made contact, and Vyle was lifted off his feet by the impact. Luther didbn’t stop. He raised the hammer again, and brought it down on the necromancer’s right arm, which shattered at the shoulder. Vyle went grey, and Luther raised his hammer for the last time.

Before the hammer connected, Vyle summoned his last reserves of energy and struck the Dragonkin with a bolt of dark magick. Stunned, Luther staggered back, and when the mist cleared from his eyes, Vyle had gone.

Gideon looked around him. Four zombies returned to the grave, and a warrior of kaos forever despatched to the Ether. Unfortunately, two brave men and one courageous Fimbari also lay dead, and the Dragonkin would take a while to recover from his wounds. Also, Vyle had escaped with the accursed archers, but he had been dealt a terrible blow and he would take a long time to come back from the damage inflicted.

‘Come, let us return to Lord Dunbarr victorious’ Gideon said, holding out his hand to the kneeling Dragonkin. Luther looked up, declined the offer of assistance, turned and began the walk back to the Lords castle alone. Gideon shrugged, gathered up the belongings of the dead village people and tended to the injured FInbari, before setting off after the Dragonkin. It was going to be a long night.

Hope you enjoyed reading as much as we enjoyed playing it! I don't think we've seen the last of Vyle, or Sir Gideon! :o

Cheers,

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Re: Encounter at Dunbarr Village - BATREP

Post by ST_Carl » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:16 pm

Brilliant stuff! I loved reading that.

The confrontation deployment is quite possibly my favourite for the straight up fighting Open Combat scenario. :)

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Re: Encounter at Dunbarr Village - BATREP

Post by roybatty » Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:40 pm

And we loved playing it!

Yes, I always feel a little disappointed if the die doesn't come up 5 or 6 when rolling for deployment.

Thanks,

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