The chief didn’t hesitate for a second when he saw his guards annihilated. He took off running back into the room where he had come from, away from the Benders.
The remaining guard was not in a position to do the same thing. He was trapped and decided to make a desperate attack against Ice in an attempt to clear a path. His desperate slash was blocked by Ice’s shield.
Ice parried the guard’s blow and followed up quick a quick downward slash. (ATK: 23, DMG: 8) The blade once again found its target. Given the number of Benders up against the guard, Ice felt almost sorry for the poor guy. (He was just doing his job, after all.) The guard looked that much more frantic after being further injured.
Mark lines up on the remaining guard, thinking that someday he’ll be able to enjoy a good beer again with his friends if he ever gets out of this, he let’s fly (CRIT hit and subsequent dam roll for a total of 14 damage). The crossbow bolt entered the goblin’s head at the temple and almost made it all the way through the skull. As it was, it looked like the goblin was doing a Steve Martin impression.
The goblin felt the two ends of the arrow in horror before collapsing to the ground.
The rest of the Benders chased forward after the chief. The door to the south that they passed appeared to have a couple of cots in it and no goblins visible. Entering the double doors at the end of the hallway, the Benders walk into a large room. On the north wall are a couple of beds and a desk. Most of the south wall is divided from the rest of the room by a tattered tapestry that creates a private space within the large room.
CB pulled the tapestry to the side so that there was an opening for Ice who was ready with his sword. The tapestry enclosed a small area, about 10′ × 20′, which held a small bed and a small chest. There was no sign of the chief.
And then, everyone who was still able to, ran forward into the next room, Johne in the lead.
The two other rooms in the area, where the swarm of goblins came from, were uninteresting. One was a small barracks with a couple of cots and the other was a storage room that held items not fit for consumption by humans from the 21st century.
With everything seemingly in the clear, the knight went up to the chest, did a quick check to see if anything looked out of the ordinary, and attempted to open the lid… using his longsword as a makeshift crowbar, of course.
With a bit of prying, Ice is able to tear the lid of the chest open to reveal a schload of gold pieces (560 after someone takes the time to count) and a medallion.
Mark starts to check around the room for a secret way out for the chief, thinking there is NO way that fat fraker just up and poofed away. After a bit of looking he finds a secret door on the south wall next to the mangled remains of the chest.
Behind the door is a staircase leading down.
O2 – Def 17