07.24.3013: Bash on the Beach
Summary: A group of Havenites clear out a section of an Isle of Terran, in preperation for future attacks launched from that Isle. (Kaedin is GM)
Date: 24 July 2013
Related: None
Hostiles Odette Thalo Roger Kadmus Johana Erik Tristan Kaedin 

An Isle of Terran
Paradise… with hostiles
Wednesday July 24th 3013 Evening

The terran Isles are a wonderous resort for people just wanting a nice quiet and fun setting, though, after the hostile's landed, the group of Islands has become a veritable hotbed of enemy activity. Knight Captain Lues Mandik is standing at a table with a holographic map of the area, he has sent out three groups to secure points on the island already, and is waiting for his last group to arrive. he told them 'come ready to kick ass.' He has one cybernetic eye, and a bald head.

With the Royal House of Sauveur asking for assistance in a skirmish against the invading Hostiles, one from House Cindravale, who is soon to be of House Ibrahm, answers the call without hesitation. Erik had arrived, without his steed this time as one was not required or permitted, through the Waygates, fully prepared for combat against the known foe. His armor however is different from before, instead of wearing the colors of his House, it has been repainted with Black and Red, the colors of his future.

Kadmus has been sent to the Islands of Terran while his Ramship is in dock for repairs and refit, clad in his armor with rather distinct House Volen themes, and the hippocampus prominent on his breast, crossbow held and his nasty trident collapsed and slung over his back.

All armored up, Tristan has his sword at his side and his bow with him. Looking around rather carefully, the Arboren knight nods to the others present, offering a quiet smile as he waits for further instructions now.

Given the rising Hostile presence around the Spine, it behooves the Lord Hollolas to get as much firsthand experience dealing with the threat as possible. Hence, Roger is here, flanked for the moment by two members of his personal guard. He's dressed in unmistakably heavy armor, deep blue - the same rich color as the depths of the ocean - and there's a long, heavy trident, at least as long as the man's own body, resting diagonally across his back. He gives the Knight Captain a respectful nod before turning to look at the holographic map, waving one armored hand through the air.

Well, the second wave is here, and far be it from The Wall to stand on ceremony. When the call came out to help clear the terran Isles. He arrives at the meeting, heavy defender armor clanking with each footstep. His armor shines block with the crossed hammers of Ibrahm across his chest. His huge war hammer known at least to most in Khournas, Spinecrusher, is set into a customized cradle on his back, the long haft coming up across his right shoulder. He holds his red eyed helmet under his left arm, nodding to the Knight Captain on arrival, "Knight Liuetenant Thalo Khorax, reporting to kick some hostile ass." He places a lit cigar between his teeth after he speaks, taking a puff from it.

As a silent shadow moves along the ground, the tiniest of Knights arrives. Covered from head to toe in armor, hiding all gender characteristics. Mask covering the face, full body armor, bow on back and knives on hips. The tiny shadow, wearing the Ash Legion sigil stands ready for instructions. Just as silent at the tiny one moves, so it also does not speak but nods or shakes head. (Odette)

The Knight Captain nods at those assembles. "Good… we will be making preperations for a Sea to land based attack on the other Isles later in the week, You have been called here to help clear out spaces for staging areas. Lord Hollolas, you will be in charge, Wall, you are his second." he says as he looks up and down each of them. "You will be heading North east from this location, to a small cove, we have bombarded the area as much as we could, and most of the hostiles you find will be dead, clear out the rest, and comm us when the job is done so we can get that area up." he says simply instructions. "Good hunting, may the six favor you." he says as he downlaads the coordinates int otheir HUD's and bids them be on their way.

Watching as the group that he will be fighting with assembling, Erik doesn't recognize any of them except one, the Ibrahm warrior that people dub "The Wall". There is a grudging nod of respect offered to the larger knight before the Valen's attention focuses on the Knight-Captain. When the person in charge is introduced as Lord Hollolas, the young Cindravale Knight gives the other man a glance before listening in on the continued briefing. When it comes to an end, Erik nods his head once to show understanding of their objectives, "Understood, Knight Captain."

Kadmus offers a plainly skeptical look as Lord Hollolas is put in charge, though the look is soon gone and he moves to seal his faceplate shortly after and he offers a silent nod of his head and he goes through a few vocalized commands, setting his hud to display pertinent information on the area of operations, and the status of the other members of the unitl

Tristan nods a bit as he hears what's being said, offering a polite nod first to the Hollolas lord, and then to Thalo. Nodding again at the assignment, he glances over at the others, studying each of them for a few moments. He doesn't say anything, as he starts getting himself ready now.

The small knight moves towards Lord Hollalas and it bows it's head. This knights HUD is built off her eye movement special for her silence. She adjusts where the bow sits on her back and shakes out her muscles. She's ready for battle.

"Stay here, lads. Can't let the Knight Captain get lonely while we're off, y'hear?" That's addressed to Roger's personal guards, and certainly they hear, as the Lord Hollolas' voice sounds like a thunderclap from the center of the room. "Rest of you, we're shoving off, double-time." Even before his helmet slides into place with a sharp /hiss/, he's moving toward the exit and out onto the sands of the island, deliberately, but certainly not slowly.

The look Erik gets from Thalo is one of…well…it's not good. There's a smirk and a shake of the Wall's head and he takes another puff from his cigar, "Let's do this shit." he states flatly towards Roger, eyeing the Lord for a moment and then he drops the cigar to the floor, stomping it out with an armored boot. He takes his helmet and puts it on, buckling it on, then speaks to the AI in his armor, "Spike, prep mode." The red eyes glow and the armor actually lets out a growl of confirmation. And then he's moving off after Roger.

The Knight Captain nods to Roger, since he looks to have his team in hand, he turns and starts to speak into a comm. "Saimhann, progress… okay, Granadis Progress… Escelent, Orelle Progress… Orelle…" His voice fades as the men walk off, when Johana shows up, he points her twoards the departing team. "Have Lord Hollolas explain the situation to you." he says to her, no bown or even a nod here, not on a battlefield.

The road is littered with dead hostiles, and Archers who are keeping said road clear of more hostiles. The trech to the opening of the cove isnt a long one, and there looks to be a high point for a good overlook, if you had someone who can reach it without being seen.

Johana hadn't been expecting a nod or a bow. Not when it comes time for battle. After being pointed in the right direction, she spares no time in thanking him, just goes as directed, visor pulled down on her armor, seeking out the Lord who would be briefing her, bringing her up to date.

The small knight wearing full covering armor seems genderless right now. It's Odette but unless you've fought beside her, she's just a tiny person in armor. The Grantham, who wears an Ash Legion sigil, removes her bow from her back and readies it. Her movements careful so she can stay silent.

Given how focused he is on the target, making his way northeast by leaps and bounds, it's a few moments before Roger notices that their little party has grown by one. When he does, however, he steps to one side and gives Johana an approving nod, insofar as that's possible within the confines of his suit. "Good to have you with us," he begins, the helmet only partially muffling his impressively /loud/ voice. "We're to secure the area a quarter-league northeast of here. Preparation for next week's landing."

Tristan readies his own bow, offering a bit of a nod to the newest member of the party. Looking around with the others, as his visor goes down now.

Once the group is given leave to depart on their mission, Erik begins to walk casually towards the exit of the camp, at least until they leave the friendly zone. He does spot the new arrival as Johana, slowly his pace so she can catch up after being quick briefed by their mission leader. While he waits, the Valen issues some quiet commands to his own AI, to plot the course on the HUD and tag the ones in the party as friendlies.

"What's the plan, Lord Hollolas?" Kadmus asks as he follows the small group from the command area, on route to the beach in question, his crossbow held low as he traverses the terrain.

The group comes to the area in question. In the distance, they can see three hostiles under a metalic shield type of structure, given that any other dead hostiles seen look like pincusions. The group hasent been spotted yet by the three down near the beach.

<FS3> Roger rolls Alertness: Success.
<FS3> Thalo rolls Alertness: Good Success.
<FS3> Odette rolls Alertness: Success.
<FS3> Tristan rolls Alertness: Good Success.
<FS3> Johana rolls Alertness: Amazing Success.
<FS3> Erik rolls Alertness: Good Success.
<FS3> Kadmus rolls Alertness: Success.

Always in her same armor, Johana comes upon Roger and listens to his update and she flips up the visor and offers a half smile. "Thanks, Sir. Glad I could be here." Looking around, she takes note of the others, definitely Thalo is noted and she offers him a smile and a nod as well. The unfamiliar armored person she comes even with is given a second glance, the colors of her House?

El number two, aka The Wall, aka Thalo aka … someone who needs more nicknames keeps pace with the others, slowing as Roger slows, his red gaze falling on him and Ana as he fills her in. And then someone asks about a plan. Good thinking that, "Go in, smash the fuck out of them, go home?" he offers helpfully. He slows then as they come upon the area where the hostiles are covered, "Those are soldiers ahead, and we've got scouts in the trees. Archers on the scouts, flanking positions for the soldiers." He gives it like an order, but looks Roger since technically he is in command.

"Hold a moment, lads." Roger raises a hand to one side as his place slows to a stop. "Three of them, up ahead. Look to be rather armed, even though we've greater numbers. Best to go in prepared, yeah?" Between his efforts to keep his voice down and the muffling influence of his helmet, he's actually somewhat quiet. "Lass," he says, with a wave to Odette, "see if you can get up high, give us a better look. Better shot for you, too." A nod to Thalo, and then his eyes follow the Wall's up to the trees. "Scout up in the trees? Good eye, lad. Best for the archers to aim up there, and the rest of us… try to keep something between yourselves and their shooters." There, order confirmed. "We'll take out their soldiers and meet you in the middle." A hand reaches up and back, and he brings the trident forward in a double-fisted grip.

Tristan nods a bit as he looks around carefully. "A scout in the trees. Will see if we can get it brought down quickly," he offers. A nod to the smaller knight with the Ash Legion sigil, before he adds, "Good luck." Nothing more said at the moment, as he readies his own arrow at the moment.

"Which trees?" Kadmus asks, having not seen the scout, his crossbow was already being lifted towards the group on the beach however as he scans for the Hostile he appearantly missed.

When the Ibrahm Heir approaches without greeting, Erik can't help but grin in amusement under his helm as he had not identified himself nor removed his helm, so his identity is of course concealed. Of course there is no markings of a House Sigil on his armor, just the black and red, and the Valen has not taken the time to introduce himself yet. Instead, he chooses to remain quiet as they approach the location of where they are to clear out the remaining Hostiles, listening to the plans that are being offered. The scout was spotted by Erik but since it is already being spoken about, there is no need to add further input. Instead, the Valen Knight reaches back and pulls out his Bastard Sword, getting ready to advance with the others.

The wee knight walks up to Roger and lifts it's bow pointing to it. Scope on it and they can probably shoot them from pretty far away. She moves towards the highest point so she can do as instructed. She moves as quietly as she can bow ready if she alerts the enemy to where she is.

It doesn't take long before Ana spots her own scout and she nudges Thalo, pointing it out all casually, but then Johana realizes the Scout has noticed her too and her sword is drawn and she's already after it, prepared to get the Hostile before it can get her as the others go for the ones they have seen.

<COMBAT> Johana attacks Hostile14 with Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile23 passes.
<COMBAT> Erik passes.
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile13 with Bow and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Odette attacks Hostile13 with Bow - Critical wound to Neck.
<COMBAT> Kadmus attacks Hostile13 with Crossbow - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Kadmus's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile14 attacks Johana with Launcher - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile14's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile13 attacks Tristan with Launcher and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile13's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Thalo attacks Hostile14 with Great Bludgeon - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Roger passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile24 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile22 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile13 has been KO'd!

Number 13 shoots… and misses before he takes an arrow to the neck, and a crossbow bolt to the hand, falling out of the tree and dead before he hits the ground. 14 gets beat, but still comes back, shooting his mauncher and pulling an axe out. The three at the beach are alerted to the groups present,s and 22 and 23 come twoards the group while 24 takes a slower gait, pulling out a wicked looking greatsword, a mechanical buzzing heard as he issues orders.

When the Hostile attacks her, Johana's armor takes a hit, but she swings her blade with a determined growl she manages to swing her blade in time go strike the head of the scout, watching as Thalo also strikes it in the chest. "Once more, Thalo. With feeling." There's a quick step forward as she swings her blade again towards the enemy.

The small knight lifts the bow and the arrow whisps by Johana and implants itself in the Hostile's neck. She lifts it again and aims for the next one that heads at Johana determined not to have someone important fall while she's on the field.

Thalo moves as soon as Ana rushes the scout, and as it launches a ribbon at her, he hefts his warhammer out of the craddle on his back. The craddle itself folds up into the armor. He spins the hammer around and slams it into the scouts Chest. "Spike, track friendlies, 5 percent green bleed." he grunts as he turns his head to look around for a moment, "Spike, track hostiles, 30 percent red bleed." and then looks to Ana, then eyes the other hostile still lurking in the distance, "You've got him, and archer support. There's one out there, I don't want it getting away!" he splits off and starts to charge towards the only unengaged hostile.

Firing off an arrow, Tristan frowns as it misses, but then he sees the Hostile's return attack miss. And then the enemy goes down. Turning towards one of the other Hostiles, he aims for it, although he seems to move a bit more aggressive in his targetting now.

Kadmus scores a solid hit to the hand of the Hostile with the crossbow, though the killing blow comes from one of the archers, "One down." He reports before he engages the charging cycle and triggers the next bolt to be slotted in place.

A low growl leaves Roger's throat as he approaches the Hostiles on the beach, and he turns his head just for a moment to watch as several of his companions hit their marks. One down, indeed. With the trident in hand, he moves toward one of the bludgeon-wielding Hostiles, breaking into a trot. The weapon is held low and angled up just a bit, pointing straight at his target's throat.

Since the Scouts are being dealt with by the others, Erik charges the beach with Roger, intent on taking out the soldiers that have spotted and are reacting to the Havenite's presence. With both hands firmly gripped on his bastard sword, the Valen Knight calls out inside his helm, "For glory!" as he rushes the other Hostile soldier, attempting to decapitate with one swing for the opening blow. Grandiose indeed, fit for a Valen.

<COMBAT> Hostile24 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile14 attacks Johana with Bludgeon and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile22 with Bow - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Roger attacks Hostile23 with Polearm - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Odette attacks Hostile14 with Bow - Moderate wound to Neck.
<COMBAT> Kadmus finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Johana attacks Hostile14 with Sword - Light wound to Abdomen.
<COMBAT> Thalo passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile23 attacks Roger with Bludgeon - Light wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile22 attacks Kadmus with Bludgeon - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Erik attacks Hostile22 with Greatsword - Light wound to Abdomen.

Kadmus is taken a bit by suprise as one of the Hostiles ran past the other advancing Havenites, all the way back to where he was shooting, and he takes a hit to the hand, rather suprised at that, "You let one past." He says over his radio to the group that was charging forward, and his crossbow is dropped, in favor of his trident, which telescopes out.

When Thalo heads out towards the others, Johana continues trying to dismantle the one she's facing and with the help of the archer beside her, she nods, "Thanks, Sir." When the Hostile misses her, she uses both arms to swing towards the enemy, only managing to strike it lightly across the abdomen.

The miniature knight bows her head to Johana and lifts the bow to fire again at the one attacking Johana cause hells it did not fall and she's getting frustrated with it not going down. Her focus is here and now, bow and arrow and apparently, neck.

Number twenty two spotted the man with the Crossbow, and made a leap past the forward attackers, comming right at Kadmus. 24 looks right at Thalo and waves a hand in front of it's face. "Your Opticals canot comprenehdn the light reflected from me." It says in a monotone voice before it comes at the large Knight with it's own sword. 14 is having a very not so nice day as the Havenites continue to pound it, and it can't hit anything. Twenty Three is currently locked onto Roger, because apparently he is the easiest one to hit.

Frowning as his shot didn't do too much damage, Tristan puts the bow back in place, then draws his sword and moves to help Kadmus now, trying a quick swing for the creature's neck. "Let's see how this works…" he mutters to himself.

The first clash between Roger and his adversary, suffice to say, could have gone better for both parties. His own attack is a glancing blow to the arm; his opponents counterstrike, a shot that bounces off his helmet. Rattled, but not especially wounded, the Lord Hollolas sets his feet and prepares to drive the weapon straight into the Hostile's body.

Erik was very much surprised when the Hostile Soldier decided to continue past even after taking a blow to its armored abdomen but that doesn't prevent the Valen from pursuing. As the Hostile's back is turned to him, it presents a very nice opportunity to a strike as he brings his blade up and then cleaves down in a viscious slash.

<COMBAT> Odette attacks Hostile14 with Bow - Light wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile22 with Sword but Hostile22 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Thalo attacks Hostile24 with Great Bludgeon but Hostile24 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Johana attacks Hostile14 with Sword - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile14 attacks Johana with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Erik attacks Hostile22 with Greatsword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Roger attacks Hostile23 with Polearm - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Kadmus attacks Hostile22 with Polearm - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Hostile24 attacks Thalo with Greatsword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile23 attacks Roger with Bludgeon - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile22 attacks Kadmus with Bludgeon but Kadmus DODGES!

Thalo arrives at the Hostile using the momentum of his charge to swing his hammer at the soldier. Apparently he was too predictable because the hostile manages to dodge and catch his own armor with its greatsword. He grunts a bit and comes to a halt, circling the hostile, whirling his hammer around, keeping his stance balanced for the moment.

Kadmus does a backstep, with a bit of a twist of the torso and lean as he avoids the axe chop from the Hostile warrior, even as he guides the trident in, triggering the grave generator within to give extra momentum to his thrust which punctures the breastplate of his opponent, at least partially, leaving a good gouge in the Hostile's armor, "Come in behind it, I can keep it's attention." He broadcasts to Erik and Tristan.

Fourteen will not go down, in fact, it gets upset, and in a feverish mechanical yell attacks once more for Johana. Twenty Two gives a mechanical grunt at Kadmus attacks him, and he moves to attack the Young Lord once more. Twenty three chases after Roger, moving in to attack him once more. Twenty four keeps the fight up, moving to attack Thalo again.

From behind the Group comes a tentacle having Hostile Priest, and it's forst Target is Odette, sending a High Frequency sonic blast at her as he moves.

When the Hostile swings that bludgeon towards her, it strikes her armor again, but Johana manages to avoid the bulk of the hit. Swinging her own blade, she once more grazes his right arm, but not enough to cause any real damage. With the battle waging on around them all, she continues to give her all to take down the enemy.

Roger's second attack is much as his first, glancing off the Hostile's arm. Its return attack, however, is a much heavier blow, a hard strike to the chest that leaves the Lord Hollolas staggering. He takes a step back and thumbs a control on his trident; in a flash, the weapon retracts in his hand, slimming down to about four feet in length. On his right arm, the hard-light shield built into his armor crackles to life. "Careful, lads!" he shouts, grimacing as another Hostile comes into view. "I'll hold this one at bay. Beat them down, one at a time, y'hear?"

A nod is all the answer Tristan gives to Kadmus, moving to circle towards the creature's back now. A brief moment of consideration, and he brings his sword forward to stab at it.

There is a nod from Erik's helm as he hears the message that Kadmus sends and while the Hostile is busy fighting the other man, the Valen swings his blade yet again. The slash before slammed into the invader's helm but it leaves only a nasty dent and probably a bruise, but did not penetrate the protective layer.

<COMBAT> Odette attacks Hostile14 with Bow - Critical wound to Neck.
<COMBAT> Hostile14 attacks Johana with Bludgeon and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Erik attacks Hostile22 with Greatsword - Serious wound to Neck.
<COMBAT> Kadmus attacks Hostile22 with Polearm - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Johana attacks Hostile14 with Sword - Light wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Hostile23 attacks Roger with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile22 with Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Thalo attacks Hostile24 with Great Bludgeon - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Roger passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile40 attacks Odette with Hfp - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile24 attacks Thalo with Greatsword but Thalo DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile22 attacks Kadmus with Bludgeon and MISSES!

The hostile Priest fires it HFP at Odette, scoring a hit, he continues the sonic assault on the tinyest ot knights. 14 twitches at the last seriest of attacks, and makes a wild swing for the Ibrahm heir. 22 and 23 keep their attacks up, but both look like they are on their last leg. Hostile Twentyfour takes a hit to the chest and steps back, before twirling it's blade and making an aim for Thalo's neck.

Frowning as he misses, Tristan lets out a bit of a sigh. "Need to get Brienne to show me a few sword tricks, I guess." But he moves in once more, without pause.

Odette lifts her bow and shoots the hostile in the neck again. She seems to have a thing about arrows and necks. However, when the pulse hits her in the back, her back arches and she moves behind Johana and aims at the one shooting things at her back.

Managing to keep his distance, Kadmus scores another thrust into the Hostile engaging him, this one not as telling, but he avoids any return strikes from the enemy. "He shouldn't have much more fight in him!" He exclaims.

The damned Hostile won't fall! With another growl, Johana continues hacking away at it, swinging her blade and making another light connection even as she dodges the attack from the enemy. At the strike from the soldier beside her, she gives her approval. "Good! Good!"

As it turns out, Roger gets his shield up just in time, blocking the Hostile's blow and raising his own spear aloft in response. "That's it, lads. We've almost got them." He hopes, anyway. Though he's still panting for breath, the aging Lord manages a little smile as he moves forward.

Having gained his footing, Thalo shoves off his back foot, launching himself a good foot and a half up, arcing his hammer around into the Hostile's chest with a resounding cruch. His armor growls, the eyes glow a dark red and the Wall lands with a thud. He does a quick scan of the area, tracking hostiles and friendlies alike.

"I will go assist Lord Hollolas then." Erik says in response when his blade cuts through the armor and scores a serious strike into the neck of the Hostile Soldier, evident that when he pulls his blade free, it is no longer clean. With that invader in bad shape, the Valen turns and closes on the Hostile that is giving Roger trouble, moving quickly to assist the other man.

<COMBAT> Erik attacks Hostile23 with Greatsword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Thalo attacks Hostile24 with Great Bludgeon - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Odette attacks Hostile40 with Bow - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Kadmus attacks Hostile22 with Polearm and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile40 attacks Odette with Hfp but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile24 attacks Thalo with Greatsword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile22 attacks Kadmus with Bludgeon and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile14 attacks Johana with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Left Leg stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile22 with Sword but Hostile22 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Roger attacks Hostile23 with Spear but Hostile23 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Johana attacks Hostile14 with Sword - Light wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Hostile23 attacks Roger with Bludgeon but Roger DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile14 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Hostile24 has been KO'd!

Another swing from the club-wielding Hostile, another low growl from the Lord Hollolas as he gets his shield up in time to block the attack. His own stab misses wide, but he lets out a shout as his comrades bring two of their adversaries to their knees. "Well struck, Sir Thalo," he mutters as the heavily armed soldier goes down, and then he sets his jaw, raises the spear a little higher and stabs at the Hostile's chest.

Kadmus offers a probing thrust at the Hostile opposite him, moving a bit to engage the enemy, though not managing to score any hits, his focus so much on keeping the enemy at bay.

"Won't you just go down…" Tristan mutters as he keeps on attacking the same enemy as Kadmus, growling a bit to himself now. Glancing around at the others for a few moments.

Dodging and spinning, Thalo is more graceful in that armor than a man his size probably should be. It's probably just the hammer, he uses its massive weight to balance himself as his dodges and weaves around the hostile, arcing his hammer around over his head and slamming it down onto the hostiles skull with a sickening crunch. And just like that, the hostile is down. Thalo's armor huffs like an annoyed wolf and then the Wall turns and starts to run towards the hostile with the high frequency pistol. On his way he takes a swing at hostile 23, "Got your back, Cap!" he growls out at Roger on his way.

Odette fires her arrow and watches it land on the hostiles chest. She starts moving closer to it, lifting her bow again readying for another shot while the Hostiles goes wide. Fearlessly she walks towards it.

Once more, Erik's blade finds solid contact but also once more, the armor protects the Hostile from lethal harm. With a growl of frustration, the Valen pulls his blade back and then slashes yet again for another strike while his target is preoccupied by Roger.

<COMBAT> Erik attacks Hostile23 with Greatsword - Serious wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Thalo attacks Hostile23 with Great Bludgeon - Moderate wound to Head.
<COMBAT> Roger attacks Hostile23 with Spear but Hostile23 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Odette attacks Hostile40 with Bow - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Kadmus attacks Hostile22 with Polearm and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Johana attacks Hostile40 with Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile22 with Sword - ARMOR on Left Hand stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile40 attacks Odette with Hfp - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile23 attacks Roger with Bludgeon - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile22 attacks Kadmus with Bludgeon but Kadmus DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile23 has been KO'd!

When Johana and the small Knight manage to down the Hostile, she nods approvingly and turns to look for more. Seeing one with their sights somewhat settling on the mini-knight at her side, Johana yells out a warning and swings her blade!

Twenty Three manages to score a hit on Roger and then dodge his attack, moving right into Thalo's hammer and getting knocked into a tree and dead. 22 manages to stay in the fight, letting out a growl as it continues it's attack on the young Lord. 40 continues it's attack on Odette, and manages to survive a hit to the head. "You all will perish." it says in a booming ominus voice.

As Thalo runs past Hostile23, he see's his opening. Erik's cut takes the neck and Thalo whips his hammer round on the move, slamming it into the hostile's head. The combination of sliced neck and the force of the hammer to the head forces the hostiles head to go flying into a tree. And then Thalo is off and onto 40, his armor growling and seething ferociously, "Time for this bitch to meet Spinecrusher!" he growls and takes a swing at it.

"Gah!" The doomed Hostile's last blow strikes the Lord Hollolas in his rather prodiguous abdomen. Roger mutters something beneath his breath as his own strike goes wide, /again/, but his grimace turns into a smile as the adversary finally falls. Grinning, he thumbs the control on his weapon again, and the trident extends back to its full length. His hard-light shield dissipates as he grips the weapon in both hands, turning to face the two remaining Hostiles.

With the help from Thalos's sledgehammer like weapon, Erik's bastard sword cuts through the armor this time and slices clean through. Finally, an elegant decapitation. The Valen doesn't stand and gloat over the fallen body though, instead he turns and converges with the others on the remaining Hostiles, choosing the Priest.

Keeping on trying to smack the Hostile, Tristan growls in frustration as it still stands. So he moves in for another attempt, grimacing a bit behind his visor.

Kadmus continues his dance with the hostile opposite of him thrusting and ducking away from any return blows, trying to keep the enemy at bay and waiting to take advantage of any opening he might find.

Odette continues towards the hostile attacking her. Her steps rather relaxed as the bow is lifted and she aims toward the Priest hostile. She's blocking him from hitting anyone else and she doesn't fear death as a regular knight might. The Ash Knight readies…

<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile22 with Sword - ARMOR on Right Hand stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Kadmus attacks Hostile22 with Polearm - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Erik attacks Hostile40 with Greatsword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Roger passes.
<COMBAT> Odette attacks Hostile40 with Bow and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Johana attacks Hostile40 with Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Thalo attacks Hostile40 with Great Bludgeon - Light wound to Abdomen.
<COMBAT> Hostile40 attacks Odette with Hfp - Critical wound to Abdomen.
<COMBAT> Hostile22 attacks Kadmus with Bludgeon and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Odette has been KO'd!

Unable to get in and make a good hit at the Hostile, Johana takes a step back and just as an opening appears, she swings her blade, hoping to help out the small knight beside her as the knight had helped her out!

Well…Thalo's footing was obviously off. That must be it. Why else would the hostile be standing still?? He swings and he connects. The cruching isn't there though, it's just a thud really. He growls, and Spike growls louder. He circles to the Hostiles flank and brings the hammer around in an arc to bring it down on the priests head.

After hitting Odette with an attack it thinks will end her, it wades past the other combatants to attack the fat one. Aiming it's pistol it fires the attack at the older lord. Twenty two gains a zealot like fervor when it sees it's leader take out one of the haventites, and he moves to attack kadmus once again.

Once more just hitting the armor, Tristan mutters a bit more, just attemting to go to the attack again. Aiming a bit lower now, he hopes he'll manage to sneak under the thing's defenses.

As the one Hostile turns in his direction, Roger's grip on his trident tightens, and his lips press together in a grim smile. No words from the Lord Hollolas, now. His eyes narrow and he steps forward, slowly, eyes on his adversary, keeping the weapon low.

Again armor stops Erik's blade from penetrating and doing damage to the Hostile, it seems like his first solid blows don't have enough bite but with the invader being swords, the Valen is already pressing his attack. A second slash is unleashed, both arms swinging, intent on chopping through the armor and into the neck.

Odette shoots the arrow again at the hostile and before she gets the arrow out the attack hits her and she drops. The woman isn't done yet though. She slowly gets up and comes up from behind the hostile but her bow is on her back. What is she doing?

Kadmus continues his exchange with the Hostile, neither making any ground while everyone else mobs up on the tentacled one. He gives a couple more probing little thrusts, looking for an opening.

The hostile Priest falls after multiple hits, and even it's final shot does nothing to the Hollolas Lord. That leave Hostile 22 on it's own, and surrounded by angery, savage locals… I mean.. Knightly Havenites. "Parley?" it says in a mechanical voice, a slight feight as it secretly is going to attack kadmus again.

<COMBAT> Hostile22 attacks Kadmus with Bludgeon but Kadmus DODGES!
<COMBAT> Odette attacks Hostile40 with Bludgeon and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Johana attacks Hostile40 with Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Thalo attacks Hostile40 with Great Bludgeon - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Kadmus attacks Hostile22 with Polearm - Light wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Erik attacks Hostile40 with Greatsword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile22 with Sword - Moderate wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Roger attacks Hostile40 with Polearm - Moderate wound to Abdomen.
<COMBAT> Hostile40 attacks Roger with Hfp - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile40 has been KO'd!

Finally his sword manages to sink into the arm of the enemy. But yet, the thing keeps standing, which makes Tristan a bit more frustrated, so he moves in for another strike now.

The little knight removes her helmet. Long red hair flows out of the helmet to her lower back, wavy from being in a helmet. Her pale skin showing on the turf. Her blue eyes are ice cold. She lifts the helmet and whacks the hostile that hit her as he goes down. She didn't do anything to put him down but it felt good to hit him. She drops her helmet and lifts her bow aiming at the last hostile.

As Johana manages to strike the abdomen of the Hostile, she steps back to make room for the others attacking, not wanting to get caught in the crossfire. Once it's down, with the rest she heads for the next one.

Thalo smashes his hammer down into the Priests chest and concaves it in a bit. Amidst the furious attacks against it, it's a wonder it thought it could win. He slips his hammer back into it's cradle when Spike alerts him to one more hostile still alive. He blinks, "Spike, sidearm." The holster on the side of his right leg ejects out a hand crossbow that Thalo grabs, turns and fires on the final Hostile.

It seems that this time, at least, Roger's deliberate approach pays off. The tip of his trident finds a gap in the Priest's armor and he lunges forward, sinking the weapon deep into its abdomen and twisting as the enemy falls under a withering hail of blows. He bobs his head up and down and whirls about, advancing on the lone remaining Hostile with vigor befitting a much younger man.

Kadmus manages to find a little opening on the hostile, sending another gouge into the thing's chest, and if he hears the thing speak, he doesn't react, keeping his distance from it as he once again looks to stab it.

One more Hostile down, that means only one left and ironically, it was the first one that Erik was engaging, the one that was supposedly almost dead.

<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile22 with Sword - Moderate wound to Left Leg (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile22 attacks Kadmus with Bludgeon but Kadmus DODGES!
<COMBAT> Thalo attacks Hostile22 with Hand Crossbow - ARMOR on Left Leg stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Thalo's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Odette attacks Hostile22 with Bow - Light wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Kadmus attacks Hostile22 with Polearm - ARMOR on Left Hand stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Johana attacks Hostile22 with Sword - Light wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Roger attacks Hostile22 with Polearm - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Erik attacks Hostile22 with Greatsword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile22 has been KO'd!

The final hostile died in a soundless fall, hitting the ground as the battlefield is clear, Over the comm system, The Knight Captain checks in, the whole group can hear. "Squads, reports?" he asks, the other three squads chime in. "We have cleared the battlefield." A deep sounding saimhann says. "Iced the lot." A younger sounding Granadis says. "Hostiles are eliminated." The familiar voice of an Orelle says, which leaves Roger to give their status over the comm.

Odette puts her bow over her shoulder and grabs her helmet. She stares at the hostile that critically injured her and she shakes her head slowly. Much paler than she was. She pulls her helmet back on and tucks her hair back into her helmet. Her hand moves to her stomach and she looks around for more hostiles.

Thalo eyes that hand crossbow, and the way the bolt just bounced off the armor. He sighs and slides it back into the holster, slamming his fist against it to force the spring action back down. "Fuckin dumbass crossbows." He shakes his head and moves off towards the others, "Let's regroup, get our wounded back to command station. I'll take rear guard."

Managing to let his sword bite into the leg of the Hostile, Tristan smiles as the thing goes down. Moving one armored boot to kick at the enemy, before he steps back a little starting to clean his sword now.

Roger's trident goes up, Erik's greatsword comes down, a host of other attacks come across and the Hostile crumples to the ground. "Good work, lads," Roger bellows, his helmet disappearing into his suit as he slips the trident back onto his back. His breathing is still a bit short, his movements a little slow, but otherwise the Lord Hollolas seems mostly in order. Mostly. The Knight Captain's voice crackles through, and he replies, "Six Hostiles were up and moving on the beach, but not anymore. Whole crew made it through on our side." A pause. "It's a victory anytime that happens."

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