This session began with the group meeting their new best friends that would accompany them around town. The peace around the town did not last long as soon after getting our new found friends, it started to rain boulders from the sky. Hill Giants were seen in the distance throwing stones at people and homes. Also, there were orcs riding axebeaks running around town slicing up civilians. It was time for The Vorpal Blades and their new found friends to to deal with this unsightly menace. Melfias played his war drums to increase morale of the town villagers and the fight began.
The battle started with two hill giants far from the group throwing rocks and little balls of flaming rock appearing around the town. Allora ran up a near by house to deal with one of the flamers, while Krangor ran over to deal with the other flamer on the other side of the town. Galthetes and his partner ran to the front lines and splashed oil in the streets to hopefully trip up the giants as they came closer. Fox, her partner, Melfias partner, Gob, Gobs partner, and Panthery all ran to the near by fort to get better line of sight and to shoot ranged attacks at the coming foes.
Allora was able to get a good hit on the flamer and Melfias partner was able to finish him off with an arrow. Krangor was able to also destroy the flamer that he was trying to ram with his long stick. Fox and her partner began shooting arrows at the hill giants that were tossing boulders. One giant tossed a boulder for Galthetes, but missed and crushed another poor civilian. Galthetes used the rock as cover and shot things with his longbow. Many orcs riding Axebeaks appeared around the town and starting slaughtering the fleeing town folk.
Allora, taking none of their shit, jumped from the top of the house she was on, did a triple lundy in the air and landed, shanks first, into an orc riding an axebeak. She was able to knock the orc off the mount and take control of the mount herself and briefly tame it. She also did heavy damage to the orc. Her and the mount then proceeded to slice up the injured orc. The mount got pissed at Allora and bucked her off and ran off because it was also badly injured, but not before the orc died. Allora then went and positioned her self on top of the house laying wait for his next prey. She had her partner hide in an alley as he was a weak sorcerer that could die very easily. Her partner finally wanted to try his best and cause some havoc so he ran out into the open and shot a witch bolt at a near by hill giant. Sadly, it was not enough to kill the hill giant and the giant crushed the poor frail wizard like an ant under a shoe. The sorcerer died but his actions would not be in vain.
Fox and her partner stayed in the confines of the roof of the small fort, plucking arrows and shooting giants and orcs in the face from safety. She sent out Panthery to attack some of the mounted orcs from the ground and they were able to land many coordinated attacks mixing claw and arrow in perfect harmony to cause massive damage helping the group.
Gob began the fight by blessing Allora, Galthetes, Krangor, and Galthetes partner. He then had his partner jump onto her near by war horse and she went off and attacked the orcs around the town kicking them in the face with the horses hooves and ending lives with her great sword. Gob used Hooty as his spell vessel and shocking grasped a couple giants. He then moved up and used scorching ray to great affect on a group of orcs killing one in the process with scorching licks of flame that melted away their leathery skin.
Krangor went in balls deep to the front lines and attacked the rushing in orcs. He was able to dodge many attacks but did take many blows, but remained standing as a true tank does using every ounce of his life force. He slashed many orcs with both ends of his polearm, while laying down a few divine smites. He partner snuck in the shadows behind him and was able to sneak attack a few orcs as well. He took some great damage though and had to run back to hide from certain death.
Galthetes stayed hidden behind his boulder shooting arrows from his long bow doing his best impression of Fox that he could. His partner, who has a giant rage boner for orcs and giants, ran right into battle with the orcs and began crushing heads. He caused much damage and fought valiantly against the things he hated most, but eventually he succumbed to the onslaught and dropped. His actions will not be forgotten as he did much to help save the town. Galthetes eventually mustered up the courage and ran into the front of battle and went toe to toe with a fire giant. He drew his two shining cutlasses and unleashed a flurry of attacks to one of the fire giants. He made the giant trip and just continued to pummel him while he was on the ground. Galthetes was back in his natural habitat and all felt right in the world again for him. That was until he just took much of a beating from the orcs and giants and dropped. He did well to cling on to life though until Melfias was able to get near by and give him a heal to get him back on his feet.
Melfias got in the middle of the group and did his best to control the enemies and heal the group. He used his mean cutting words to make some enemies miss their mark and not attack his allies. Melfias told his partner to go up to the tower with the rest of the archers and to shoot arrows to support the group. Reluctantly his partner agreed. The partners first shot actually was able to kill a flamer and his partner was filled with pride. In fact he would not shut up about it for the next 10 mins. He continued proclaiming how great he was, instead of helping the group, because of one easy kill against a floating fire rock. Melfias really did not like that guy, but a kill is a kill. Melfias got back to work trying to keep the enemy at bay. Another fire giant had shown up that was very close to the front lines and he knew they could cause great damage to his friends. Melfias created a phantasmal force of water snakes that covered the fire giants skin. The fire giants spent the majority of the fight thinking it was being eaten by water snakes and concentrated on pulling them off herself instead of attacking the group. Melfias also was able to release some heals to help keep his friends alive. Melfias then used his power of command to control the mind of two Hill Giants to belly flop on to two unsuspecting orcs, crushing one, and making the giants fall prone in the middle of the streets.
Slowly but surely, the tide of battle began to turn. The Vorpal Blades were doing their jobs and doing them well. Gob went to where the hill giants were laying after doing their belly flop and noticed it happens to be in the oil that Galthetes had splashed on the streets. He then made some grease to connect the oil patch to where the other giant was also laying down. Allora then dropped a flask of alchemy fire into the oil and set ablaze the two prone giants burning their sagging fatty flesh.
Out of no where 8 new flamers appeared and surrounded the front lines of the group and Allora. The group killed one of them and found out these flamers exploded upon death hurting all those around them. Gob released magic missiles at the two that were near Alloras position, killing them quickly before they could do any real damage. There were still 4 left surround Galthetes and Krangor and they couldn't attack them without killing them selves.
Melfias knew what actions he had to take to help the group survive. He yelled for his friends to disengage from the flamers and he moved close enough to get off a spell that will change the tide of the battle. Without a second though he released a shatter spell which instantly killed the 4 flamers, but 3 of the explosions hit Melfias. He was able to dodge some of the damage, but it still took a great toll on his life. Also, he lost concentration on his spell of phantasmal snakes and the other fire giant was now back in the fight.
The two remaining hill giants then surrounded Melfias getting ready to beat his brains in. Melfias then used command on the two hill giants and the one flame giant causing them to do a giant pig pile on each other. This allowed Melfias to escape and set up the rest of the group to attack prone enemies. Pantherny, Allora, Krangor, Galthetes, and some of the new partners moved in on the hill giants, with arrow support from Fox and her merry group of archers in the tower. They were able to quickly take down one of the giants, while Gob finished off the other one with another set of scorching rays that proceeded to burn the last hill giant down to the bone, causing him to die while his horrific screams pierced the ears of everyone in the town.
The group getting tired and desperate then went to kill their only remaining foe, the now sane female fire giant. The fire giant was pissed at the group and went to crush the leader of the town. He was able to crush the town leaders body with her burning club and the town leader dropped. The group mourned her loss, but in return brought sweet destruction upon the fire giant. Melfias using his shiny new wand of magic missile killed two more flamers and attacked the flaming giant. Krangor, who was barely holding on by a thread, mustered up all the energy he could and plunged his polearm into as hard as he could, into the fire giants stomach. The Hlaberd tore through her flesh and her muscles, rupturing her small intestines, and coming out through her spinal column. It was enough to bring down the hulking fat flaming bitch who dropped like a dysfunctional new years eve ball.
With the fight over and with not much time to spare the group used their scroll of revivify on the fallen town leader as someone had to take control of the situation now that the current giant menace was slain. The group exhausted, driven to the brink of life, but alive, decided it was time for a rest. They could deal with the ramifications of what happened during this fight after some punch and pie… and sleep.
NEXT TIME ON VORPAL BLADE Z!!!! GIANTS REALLY SUCK WOW! AND THAT WASN'T EVEN THE QUEEN OF THE GIANTS! THESE WERE JUST SOME NORMAL, ALL THOUGH FLAMING, SHITTY GIANTS. SHIT IS GETTING REAL. GALTHETES DROPPED AND WE LOST 3 ALLIES, BUT BROUGHT ONE BACK TO LIFE! THATS NOT TO TERRIBLE! COULD BE WORSE! WILL MELFIAS AND HIS DUDE KIss AND MAKE UP? MAYBE ITS TIME TO PULL OUT THE ANAL BEADS AS A TOKEN OF SORRINESS? WHAT MYSTICAL CRAZY QUESTS WILL THE SURVIVING NEW ALLIES GIVE US?! BETTER BE GOOD WE ALMOST JUST DIED FOR THEIR DAMN TOWN! FIND OUT ALL THIS AND MORE ON THE NEXT EPISODE OF VORPAL BLADE Z!!!