zaterdag 2 november 2013
A Farmer's life
Further seconds of indecisiveness, and the broos are upon them. One of the broo though stops at the fallen Xeiros and starts the foul impregnation on the fallen farmer. The fellow screams in agony, as the broo starts his nasty business, and Daerius and his hoplites cringe. Inside they hear his wife sobbing and crying out the farmer's name. There is nothing they can do, as the charge hits them, and the green hoplites face the ferocious attack. The scorpion man, in the meantime, is dashing around the main farm building, and within seconds he is standing behind their shield wall. Their only bit of luck is that the farmer is keeping one of the broos busy, it allows the party the small advantage trey need to quickly reduce the broo numbers and be able to brace for the scorpion man attack. They manage to down the enemies, one by one, and the scorpion man is the last to go down. They emerge as victors, but there is no happiness, as Alara stumbles out of the longhouse, her daughter in tow, and falls to her knees, weeping over the ravaged body of her dying husband.
The party stand around her, not knowing what to say. They do what is necessary, and give the farmer a decent last voyage, before bariccading up in the house for the night.