GM Talk: Sorry about the slight delay, been busy and like pathfinder1, I’ve had a lack of creativity lately myself. Just gonna have to push through it, so let’s keep moving.
pathfinderq1 wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:05 am
She seemed to melt out of the woods in front of the lead wagon, and looked up at Master Wheelwright. "Sir! It was a wolf, a big one- dire wolf, I'd guess. It moved off for now, but you know how it is with wolves- where there is one, there might be a pack. We'll have to be extra careful when we camp, in case they come looking for dinner."
And with that, she turned to trot back out ahead, perhaps a bit more watchful than she had been. Bandits were one thing, but this was a whole different animal, to use a phrase...
>OOC: Sorry this took so long to get out- having a bit of brain-lock.
MacynSnow wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:50 am
HP- 1 Condition- Normal
The dwarf cussed his luck in his native tongue upon hearing what the Trailblazer said.If it was a dire wolf track she found(and he had not reason to think she was lying
),then they may have bigger problem's than just Banditry at work.Spitting out what was left of his Cigar,Berend said to Jonas
"If'n it's just one Dire,we should be fine.Problem is,the good fer nothin' goblins in the area tend tae use 'em fer both Ridin' animals and Scouts.Best be assumin' the latter fer now...
Jonas listened intently to his guard and the dwarf. Then he said sarcastically, “f***ing lovely news, folks, f***ing lovely…”
Jabroniville wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:00 am
“Watched? Who would dare threaten such as us? Clearly our dynamic racial make-up implies that we are an adventuring party, does it not?" Ankara replies. "What do you think? Kobolds? Were-Wolverines? Perhaps Orcs? HO THERE!" she calls out to the front of the caravan. "Zezzaka says that somebody is watching us? Shall we give them something to REALLY watch out for?"
“True, my large lady friend!” he replied to the Goliath-Shokan with a smile, “That’s why we hired you lot in the first place. Wolves, bandits, what the f*** ever, I’m sure you all can deal with it.”
“MADS!” He shouts back. “We’re gonna push the horses to get to the camping spot Master Dwarf mentioned as fast they f***ing can go. I think we might have stopped there a few months back. Pass the word back to the others that we got wolves and maybe gobs in the area. We’ll get camp setup f***ing fast as we can and let our hired swords do their job and keep ‘em off our ass tonight. Got me, boy?”
“Aye, father,” Mads replied. “Ilona, you hear that?”
“Sure did,” Ilona said. “OK, boys,” she shouted back to the other wagons, “here’s the deal…”
Jarki loaded his crossbow and focused his sweeps of the area behind and around the rear of the caravan more intently. “Whoever is watching us,” he said, “I’m sure they’ve NEVER laid eyes on anything like this…”
The caravan follows Jonas’ orders and drives the tired horses as fast as they dared through the sloppy road and the now chilling winds. You reach the camping area on the south (right) side of the road without further incident about 30 minutes before sundown. The area has two sizable croppings of rocks, one to the southeast and one to the west, providing needed windbreaks and good spots for sentries to sit to get a good view of the immediate area. To the south is a clearing about 100x100 feet before it turns into thick woods. The north side of the road has a bit more brush and trees but does not turn into forest for about 20 yards off the road.
The ground is very damp but there’s no snow and the sunny day has provided a few less damp spots that should work to set a fire. Jonas pulls his wagon slightly off the road with the rear facing the road. Mads, Ilona and the other drivers pull their wagons up to where they are just off the road in a “C” shape. Once Jonas gets them set, he tells everyone that they’ll sleep on the wagons. He nods to Ilona and she hops off her wagon and takes lead on securing the wagons, rearranging the merchandise to clear room for everyone to sleep, securing the horses and getting camp setup. From the speed at which they operate, it’s obvious the drivers and guards have done this more times than they count. They are a well-oiled machine of activity, with everyone seeming to know their role and being quite efficient at it.
Jonas calls your group together while the rest focus on their work. “Alright you lot, we’ll have things set up and a fire going in short order. It’s Lena’s night to guard so once she’s done helping set up camp, if you’re going to set up guard rotations or whatever, count her in. Once we’re done setting up, we’re going to eat and get to sleep in short order. It’s been a long f***ing day, hells, it’s been a long f***ing month for that matter, so I want my crew and horses well rested to make this big push to Millford over the next couple of days, so…”
Before he could finish, everyone picked up the unmistakable sound of a wolf’s howl in the distance.
Then a few seconds later, another.
Then a chorus.
Lena starts to sweat profusely…
“…so…yeah…” Jonas muttered. “F*** me…You’re gonna deal with that right?”
GM Talk: Give me perception checks to see if you can tell how far the wolves are from you and let me know what your plan is for the evening. It will be dark soon.
Me fail English? That's unpossible. - Ralph Wiggum