Note: We are now probably two thirds of the way through this massive battle, so the following makes some (now more confident) assumptions about the outcome: 1) Raglan survives to write a journal entry (his health pool potential has proven to be overwhelming) 2) the battle is enough of a victory that he doesn’t begin with despair (we have achieved our primary objectives, even a retreat now would be a victory) 3) they took enough losses that he doesn’t begin with rejoicing (losses have been low, but some of the freed forces have taken some casualties, the lack of rejoicing may instead by justified by exhaustion and burden). The tone is one of a historian doing his duty in the face of physical and emotional exhaustion. It includes the facts in chronological order.
I needn’t have worried so much for our slave freeing teams in the Eastern front. Though we took some casualties, the only foes that confronted us there were the Astrite golems. I could do little to them, but Anduin’s mighty Astrite dragon was able to slay them both before they killed more than a few of the valiant dwarves who dared to face one.
Finding myself if little use again the golems, while Anduin directed our people to rescue the other 200 slaves on the North while some were escorting the first 200 away, I ran on hasted legs to the other front, meaning to organize a withdrawal there. I slew enemies as I went, but found that most of them were occupied with the freed creatures that had kept them from coming against us.
Indeed, Aman’s force had been so successful that as I rushed to join them I began to entertain, for the first time, a hope that we might hold the field after this battle, rather than the hit and run I had originally imagined. With the astrite golems destroyed and our rag tag force freeing the remain blood-source slaves, we rushed to the aid of the mythic forces embattled to the West and hoped that the commander’s tent did not contain some power that would awake and turn the tide against us.
These journal entries are going to be in-character play reports from ByW’s campaign, which we are going to alternate playing with the Tyranny of Mundanity campaign and the coming Primordial Frontier campaign. My character, Raglan “the Light”, admires RiH’s character, Anduin Damian and follows him believing his place in history will be as a companion of the royal adventurer. He is impressed with their elven companion, Juniper (played by BiW), but does not know her well.