"Hold!" Vicamros calls in the Goblin tongue. "Don't! Surely there is another way we can deal with this. I know that there must be a reason behind your doings. Let's talk this over, we don't need to result to violence, nor the destruction in this town. This destruction will only bring more, to here and to your kind. I know that the humans, and others, are not as well taken to those who look different, but there must be a way we can settle this that is best for us all."
Originally Posted by Psylence
The goblins blink in amazement as someone shouts in their language. Vicamros
is successful at stopping them from their task but his words appear to have little effect on their attitude. They reply in goblin tongue.
"Ho ho! Ho ho!"
Shouts out the Firestarter. "Join us! You can be my number one slave! The Mother of Monsters has sent us her Daughter!"
"She wields the power of Nightmare!"
The other goblin chimes in, clambering up with his fellow to stand on the log pile.
"Her left hand is blessed by Hell!"
Firestarter begins to hop in place, bouncing crazily and nearly falling down.
"Her right hand directs the Goblin Horde!"
Woodchucker dances with his fellow.
"She leads us to victory!"
Both goblins chant together, their eyes wide and almost bugging out with religious fervor. "All humans will be food! All goblinkind will join us! The mighty prisoner will be free! Join us in victory or die with the food!"
leaps forwards in a furious charge, swinging for the axe wielding little snot. The goblin sees him coming and slashes wildly with the axe as the human comes in range. He spins around in a circle as the weight of the weapon almost causes him to topple over. Kes slashes with his cutlass in a murderously powerful strike but shouldering his way past the crowd seems to have cost him some of his aim and he manages to only hack a piece out of the countertop. The goblin tries to take advantage of Kes's recovery but is unable to even keep his grip on the weapon. The axe flies past Kes's head and lands somewhere behind him. The goblin, weaponless for the moment, pees himself.
Over at the Hagfish's booth, the goblin shouts, flinging drool and spittle on the terrified waitress. Rodrick
empowers his weapon and casts a spell that causes the goblin to stagger. And though the little beast is unable to take advantage of his coming in close, the goblin is still fast enough to duck under Rodrick's empowered dagger. It blinks and recovers, and while the waitress scrambles under the counter and out to safety, Rodrick is slashed at by the rusty but wicked looking dogslicer. Still blinking off the spell effect, the goblin misses badly.
commands the children to safety as he makes mystical passes with his hands. A powerful warhorse, silver barding shining with the light of stars as lighting seems to flash from it's hooves striking the ground. It leaps over the fat goblin, turning and rearing as it's eyes seem to burn holes in the goblin's soul. A cheer from the crowd erupts as more than half the spectators fully believe that Desna has intervened to save them. The Fat goblin believes it as well and he skids to a stop and slashes with his dogslicer at the hated horse.
The children scramble behind Robin, the older ones snatching the smaller ones up and carrying them to safety. Most of the crowd nearby take heart from the illusion and begin to strike back at the tiny terrors in their midst. There is some cries of pain as the goblins are better armed than most and viciously motivated. But there are a few squeals of anguish as men move to protect the women and children and at least one goblin is kicked to death.
All around the square there are signs that the festival crowd is recovering and trying to fight back. Pockets of defense occur as townsfolk turn on the goblins. Up on the stage, Mayor Deverin orders her guardians away to protect the crowd as she moves to the Temple doors and holds them open for those who wish to reach safety. Her
|Mistakenly ID'd as husband last time because your GM forgot she was a widow |
joins the guardsmen in stepping up to defend the doors as civilians rush past.
Old man Scarnetti steps up and assists Father Zantus; lifting the wounded girl and hauling her back to the temple while the cleric continues to pray for her health. Scarnetti's oldest son along with the other folks on the stage, begin reaching down and helping people up out of the crowd so they can get into the temple. Sheriff Hemlock grabs up one of the pennant staves lining the stage and strips off it's flag. With the festival decoration now made into a makeshift spear, he hurls it at the capering goblin on the rooftop. The improvised weapon is unbalanced however, and the attack misses it's mark.
The only person up on the stage that still seems dazed is old Lonjiku Kaijitsu, who stumbles with fear and falls to his knees beside the pool of blood from the wounded acolyte.
You can choose your distance from the goblins, they are currently unafraid of you and will let you move close. Moving close enough to attack them without a reach weapon does put you on unstable footing.
You have a weaponless goblin in front of you. Since you both tied for Initiative, we are going to do a roll off and see if you can beat him on Initiative. If he wins, he is going into Total Defense
mode as he scrambles away.
Goblin Init (9)
Dice Roll: 1d20+6z
d20 Results: 3 (Total = 9)
If you win, you get your attack in before he goes defensive and then you will get an Attack of Opportunity as he dives under the counter. If you lose, you only get the Attack of Opportunity and he will be in Total Defense Mode.
Goblin won initiative over you and has completed his next action. Your turn. He is undazed and unflanked.
Fat Goblin believes the illusion completely, at this moment. His slash was true enough to have connected (interacted with illusion) but his save was bad enough that he is going to continue to believe. You have him
completely fooled for the moment but it probably won't last long since there is no sound of hooves on cobblestones and so on.
Robin & Rodrick
While writing this up I have mixed up your names several times. Just saying to watch out for being called the wrong name and try to not let me confuse you. Hopefully I catch them all or at worst, call one of you the wrong name only in a situation where it is pretty clear which one of you it should be.