On behalf of Ammir, the pseudodragon,who spent most of the game crouched in a tree away from the flashing steel, thanks for a fun time.
I enjoyed the engagement versus the Goblins along the Forest Trail and they are slowly learning a communal knowledge about how to fight the party better, even though they ended up fleeing at the end. The engagement against the Hobgoblins went well indeed, though Thrud, in his normal display of emotion went berserk, madly thrashing all and sundry with green skin and straggly black hair wielding rusty weapons until he dropped (which he did, eventually), and the dwarf Varg swung her war hammer mightily with her beard tucked into her plate mail so as not to trip over it until she, too, was finally struck a mightily blow and fell to a hobgoblin’s thunderous whack. She was not to rise again until treated later by a delinquent Rissa, who joined the party after all the excitement with Captain Leonard from her side excursion, whatever that was.
Dayne was able with Rissa’s assistance to provide healing ministrations to the party and also sealed the tomb the party had attempted to breech when they were set upon by the Hobgoblins. Although the tomb was sealed in earth, they could still hear the sounds of digging. Eltarra and Lucio struggled with Angel and Dayne to scoop up the wounded bodies of Thrud and Varg and stumble off with them bundled in a cloak, fleeing the area of the tomb, back down the road to a nearby farmhouse.
Along the road, they met Rissa and Leonard, who of course were very curious as to what happened, seeing the condition of the main fighters. Eltarra, with a little pique in her voice, looked to Leonard and said, “Well, I don’t know if you’ll appreciate the state of current events but we just got our lunches eaten and handed back to us wrapped in wax paper!” Leonard decided that, discretion proving at this point to be the better part of valor, he should stop Rissa from saying anything untoward, and they helped the party carry the wounded off to the nearby farmhouse to be healed.
So we will see how the intrepid party does in their next encounter as they continue to persevere in their quest for the Tomb of General Pharis and his Book of Military Engineering and the other treasures of the Goblin’s Lair.