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Castle Whiterock—Chapter 6: Assault Under the Tower

CharactersEmmeline Forthwrought, eccentric human wizard, with Jonathan, cat familiar.Frevia Arden, self-sufficient human druid, with Roberta, snake animal companion.Imra Shadowmantle, disciplined elven rogue.Melanie Shadowmantle, aristocratic human fighter, with Angelina, recovered toad. Ambush! Halfway through her watch patrol, Melanie heard the sound of several humanoids sneaking up on the tents in which her party slept. Calling out a loud greeting, she approached and saw a pair of orcs with crossbows loaded. The orcs fired on the fighter and then closed into melee with her. Meanwhile, two more orcs appeared from behind a tent and fired on her as well.

Frevia and Imra awoke to the sounds of battle, but Emmeline remained asleep for a bit longer. Together, Melanie, Imra, and Frevia dispatched three orcs. The fourth, gravely wounded, tried to run. At that moment, though, a bleary-eyed Emmeline stumbled out of her tent and cast daze on him. Melanie then calmly walked up and cut him dow…