Our group of adventurers huddled together with in a few hundred yards of a group of cultists and kobolds . We had been able to sneak within sight of their group without attracting any attention. We briefly conferred about what we should do next.
Lian suggested that he could potentially create some type of illusion on the other side of their camp. That seemed like a good way for the rest of our group to get within range of the dragon cult so we could destroy them before they had a chance to respond.
However before we could get anything arranged with finality, D’vynn jumped down the embankment so he could get a better view of their encampment. All of a sudden, something having the appearance of a small devil or demon seemed to land upon his shoulder, speak to him briefly and appear next to the foot of a kobold. Before we could do anything, the cultists and kobolds were at each others throats. Within moments, all the kobolds were dead and a few cultists remained alive but in very bad shape. Seeing our advantage, we sprang upon the remaining cultist and soon had dispatched all but a single cultist.
We took a few moments, to question the poor frightened lad. He couldn’t have been more than a 17 or 18 years of age and was obviously suffering for the poor choices he had made in his life until this point in time. In response the ministrations of Gracchus, he was soon willing to share with us the bit of information he had.and
He simply told us that the camp was always guarded but that once we were able to make our way in we should be able to blend in. With that info obtained, we tied him up and told him that he should find his way back to Greenest or some other town in the morning.
Now having dispatched the rearguard of the dragon cult, we made our way to the cultists camp.
We had traveled for the space of an hour or two, when in a dash, D’vynn immediately fled back down the canyon the way we had come. Always one to seek his best interests and not because he was a coward, D’vynn did not even take a moment to inform us of what he had noticed. It did not take long for us to see the reason for his haste when a rain of arrows fell among us. took several bolts through his shield and armor but he was able to hobble back to the mouth of the canyon.
[[:vlad | Lian Lao] desperately wanted to wage war upon the cultists and did his best to sneak up to a position flanking these archers. However, they spotted him as soon as he got within range of their bows. He attempted to hide in a fold of ground but this did to protect him for their bow shots. Several of us did our best to challenge the entrenched archers but nothing we attempted even got us in a position to where we could see much less harm the rear guard.
We retreated to the mouth of the canyon, well out of bow shot for these archers. Our only course of action is to retreat to our previous camp and attempt to sneak our way to the cultists camp.