02.27.3014: Call For Aid
Summary: Ryan is embattled with wounded and calls for aid, cousins and others ride to help him out.
Date: 29/11/2013
Related: none
Ryan Brienne Balius Chiron Tristan 


Arborenin Woods
Tall, monstrous trees dominant the forests that take up most of the southern half of the Spine. Their trunks are like the legs of giants, and their dark bark is home to brightly colored moss and the broad steps of mushrooms. Natural light must filter down through broad leaves, casting much of the forest in a cool green glow. The forest floor is covered mostly in soft peat and rotting debris, creating a fertile bed for lush flora, which in turn become the habitats of diverse fauna. Nurse logs, hollowed snags, sink holes, and small forest caves adds layers of detail to the broad stretch of Arborenin woods. Toward the outer edges of the forest, the giant trees transition to smaller evergreens and firs, transitioning into mountain forests to the west and rocky beaches to the east.
02.27.3014

----| Border Patrol |----
Northeastern Border of the Protected Zone
Feb. 27, 3014 Arborenin Woods
The border to the protected area around the city has been under little attack as of late, mainly due to the increase in Arboren military to keep it safe. However there are still small groups of skirmishes that occur here and there. A report has come in that Double-tap, while leading a patrol, became pinned down to the northeast of city just past the actual 'line in the snow' of the protected area. According to report several of the soldiers with him are now heavily wounded and it is all he can do to keep the hostiles back while trying to tend to the worst of his team.
A call goes through emergency military comm channels, "This is Delta Tango one zero one two, I have two casualties, nine wounded, four in critical condition. I need immediate assistance." Following on that is his location tag. Thankfully he doesn't seem to be hit just yet but his medical supplies will be running thin by now.

When the call had come in, Brie and a few others had been sent out on relief, or as backup, either way, she and any other Arboren available had come. She's armored up, a brand new gauntlet on her right hand and a regular sword this time instead of her great sword. She leads the pack to the location, directing her AI with a hesitant voice, to scan for unfriendlies, still learning to trust the artificial intelligence.

Similarily dressed up in his armor, Tristan moves not too far from Brienne. While he has his sword with him, he's got his bow in hand at the moment, and seems to be discussing something with his own armor's AI every now and then.

In the Combat Armor he received just before his trip to Cape Amran, Chiron follows beside Brienne, his hammer slung over his shoulder. He's told his A.I. to scan for hostiles, but keeps quiet, focusing more on what's in front then on his HUD.

In the distance the high pitched release of Ryan's new crossbow can be heard firing. A dot pings on all HUDs as his ComID lights up showing that he's moving but seems hindered. Additionally AIs will start to notify about the flanking advance of two hostile signatures towards Ryan's position. More dots start to come into view, the other Arboren soldiers. There's another call over the comm, "This is Charlie Echo Niner Niner, I'm out of am—- ahg-" the message cuts off and the last moving ComID not Ryan's blinks red then fades out entirely. Ryan's voice comes on then, "Charlie Echo niner niner? Talk to me… dammnit Seamus come in!" There's a touch of panic in the knight ranger's voice and his ComID can be seen dashing back towards where that light blinked out. The twang of those ribbon launchers can be heard again, and Ryan's comm is still active as one cuts through what sounds like bark very close to him.

Brie, Chiron and Tristan are just a little ahead of Balius, but they were all called to come in to assist Ryan who was cornered at the moment. They get nearer and she can hear the change in sound of the forest, the stillness of any birds of animals is easily noted. As they near, she looks towards the other two, speaking quietly. "Be alert, we could be walking into more than we can handle."

"That's Sir Ryan." Chiron says to the two Arboren knights when he shows up on his HUD. Gripping his hammer with both hands now, he brandishes his weapon and advances carefully, scanning the area for more hostiles.

Tristan nods a bit, "Always alert out here," he replies, quietly, before he frowns a little bit now. "Doesn't look too good…" Said a bit quietly now.

Having likely gotten a message from Brie, Balius is bounding towards the point. He'd grabbed his kit and bolted towards the signal.

The advance of the Havenites does get the attention of the flanking hostiles. Spear bearers that turn at the approaching knights. Ryan's crossbow sounds again in the distance, the high pitched noise the bolt makes as it is launched can be heard. A volley of ribbons is also fired back mostly thunking or crashing through tree bark as they go.
The helmet of Ryan's armor pops out of the snow and foliage here and there, his green suit blending in somewhat with the snow camo paint job freshly done. He ducks just behind a tree as a ribbon thuds through the bark scant inches over his head. Six hostile scouts are advancing on his position, all of them stopping now and then to reload their weapons as is the current case. The ranger knight makes it to a copse of fallen limbs and on large fallen tree trunk, beneath which are the nine he's doing his best to keep alive.

<COMBAT> Brienne will attack Hostile20 this turn.
<COMBAT> Brienne has changed stance to aggressive.
<COMBAT> Chiron will attack Hostile21 this turn.

"Hostiles in view!" Chiron says over the comm as two of the hostiles are within sprinting distance. His pace quickens as he charges the pair of hostiles.

Hearing Chiron, and grateful that he could read the electronics much better than her, she lifts her sword, prepared to head into the fight, charging along side the squire.

<COMBAT> Tristan has changed weapons to Sword.
<COMBAT> Tristan will attack Hostile21 this turn.

As he sees the spear bearers approaching, Tristan sighs, and puts away his bow for now, bringing out the sword. There's no hesitation as he charges towards them with the other two.

<COMBAT> Hostile20 will attack Brienne this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile21 will attack Chiron this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Brienne has changed stance to defensive.
<COMBAT> Hostile10 will attack Ryan this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile13 will attack Ryan this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Ryan will attack Hostile10 this turn.
<COMBAT> Balius will pass this turn.

Seeing the group in the distance, Balius can hardly doubt that Hostiles are involved. The youngest Quellton charges forward.

<COMBAT> Ryan has changed stance to aggressive.
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile21 with Sword - Serious wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Balius passes.
<COMBAT> Ryan attacks Hostile10 with Crossbow - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Ryan's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile15 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile14 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile13 attacks Ryan with Launcher - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile13's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile21 with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile21 attacks Chiron with Spear - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile20 attacks Brienne with Spear but Brienne DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile18 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile17 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile10 attacks Ryan with Launcher - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile10's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile20 with Sword - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ryan has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Ryan will reload this turn.
<COMBAT> Ryan has changed stance to defensive.
<COMBAT> Hostile10 will reload this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile13 will reload this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile14 will attack Ryan this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Balius has changed stance to Defensive.

Chiron's hammer connects with the intended Hostile target. He makes a grunt as he hits the Hostile, but it's armor is too thick to penetrate. As he does this, he's assaulted by the same hostile, the unfriendly spear threatening to lodge itself into the squire's chest. Thankfully, the armor he was given holds up and the spear stays out of his chest, for now.

His comm linked to Brie's, Balius cautiously begins to analyze the scene and looks to take aim at a Hostile with his dagger.

<COMBAT> Balius has changed weapons to Dagger.
<COMBAT> Balius will attack Hostile20 this turn.

Two of the scouts assaulting Ryan's position fire on the knight as he leaps from cover to fire at them and try to draw them away from the hiding spot his wounded wards are in. Their ribbons bounce off his chest and abdominal plating while he fires on the run and scores a decent hit to one's left hand. His comm crackles open, "It's good to see someone's here finally. Get them away from the wounded if you can."
He continues to draw those scouts in your direction and thus away from that hidden cache of injured soldiers, his weapon autoreloading and recharging the magnets. Two of the hostiles stop to reload their weapons while a third comes into view better while firing at Ryan. Three more can be seen in the distance moving up fast.

Brie swings her blade, feeling a little pain in her hand from her previous wound as the blade connects with the neck of the Hostile. It makes her follow through not strong enough so that she only inflicts a light wound, but she's in a good enough position to defend herself and avoid a counter attack all together. "On it, Ryan." Brienne says into the com as she continues fighting.

The weak spot of the Hostile's chest armor must have been a little further to the side than where the Quellton's hammer is hitting it, because Tristan's sword manages to connect solidly with the enemy, cutting deep into it. As he hears the words on the comm, he's unable to hold back a bit of a chuckle. "Sorry we didn't stop to get you some hot tea, or anything?"

<COMBAT> Triggering new turn.
<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile21 with Bludgeon - Serious wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Balius attacks Hostile20 with Dagger but Hostile20 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile21 with Sword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile21 attacks Chiron with Spear - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile18 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile15 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile14 attacks Ryan with Launcher - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile14's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile13 finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Hostile10 finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile20 with Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ryan finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Hostile20 attacks Brienne with Spear but Brienne DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile17 passes.
<COMBAT> Ryan has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Ryan will attack Hostile10 this turn.
<COMBAT> You set your action.
<COMBAT> Hostile10 will attack Ryan this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile13 will attack Ryan this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile14 has changed weapons to bludgeon. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Ryan will attack Hostile10 this turn.
<COMBAT> Hostile14 will attack Balius this turn. (Ryan)

Ryan's arm moves up fast enough to deflect the ribbon fired by that last hostile. That very scout then turns and draws a hand axe while rushing through the trees towards one of the havenites. The other two seem to have reloaded and are once more taking aim, however so is Ryan as he gets to your area.

Chiron attacks the hostile again, this time landing a very good blow to his opponent's stomach. This leaves him open, however, as the hostile manages to break through the cracks in his armor, just barely drawing blood.

Her next swing strikes the Hostile across the abdomen this time, sparks flying with the metal on metal clashing. Brienne spins then ducks beneath her opponents jab, managing once more to avoid getting hit. She looks briefly at the others, checking for distress, seeing Chiron getting a bit of damage. "Keep your weapon up, block." Of course he's not her squire, but she offers it all the same.

Balius moves in to help fight, attacking with his dagger, missing all together, but not giving up. He leans in for another try, jabbing towards the Hostile.

"Nice strike," Tristan offers to Chiron, while his own attack once more attempts to make a nice crater in the chest of the Hostile now. "You okay?" he adds, as he sees the Quellton take a hit now.

<COMBAT> Hostile13 attacks Ryan with Launcher - Light wound to Right Leg (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile13's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile20 with Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile21 with Sword - Critical wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Ryan attacks Hostile10 with Crossbow - Light wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Ryan's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile21 attacks Chiron with Spear - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile20 attacks Brienne with Spear but Brienne DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile18 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile10 attacks Ryan with Launcher - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile10's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile21 with Bludgeon - Critical wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Balius attacks Hostile20 with Dagger and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile17 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile15 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile14 attacks Balius with Bludgeon - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile10 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Hostile21 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Hostile21 has left the combat. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile10 has left the combat. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Ryan will reload this turn.

THUNK.THUNK. Ryan's hit twice, once in the chest and once in the leg. Thankfully his armor is thick and it only serves to graze him slightly in both places. Ryan's bolt fires off and just catches the one he'd hit before in the side causing it to fall back and stop fighting, the other one draws its own axe and rushes after the ranger knight while he reloads. Three more hostiles in the distance start to aim for the havenite group all of them moving quickly but not breaking formation at all.

<COMBAT> Hostile15 will attack Brienne this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile17 will attack Tristan this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile18 will attack Chiron this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile13 has changed weapons to bludgeon. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> You change hostile13's weapon. Action and target have been reset.
<COMBAT> Hostile13 will attack Ryan this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Ryan has changed stance to defensive.

Brienne is frustrated with herself, unable to make any hits like she usually does. She pauses just a moment after avoiding the spear from her opponent, flexing her hand as good as she can before lifting her blade again and going in for more damage, concentrating on the follow through as well as the attack. "Status update, now," she calls over the com, "Everyone check in." She needs to know how everyone is faring.

Looks like they've carved up the chest of this Hostile pretty well now. And so Tristan starts moving for his sister's opponent, while answering the words over the comm. "Coming to help you, sis. Should you want to know how a hollow Hostile chest look, I'll show you that after we're done here."

<COMBAT> Tristan will attack Hostile20 this turn.

Chiron lets out a little yelp, It's more out of surprise then pain as he continues attacking the hostile. "It was just a scratch. Nice one!" He responds to Tristan as both of their attacks shred though the hostile's armor and land solid hits. "This one is done for." He says, turning around to notice another wave of hostiles coming toward their location. "We got company!" He announces to the group, readying himself for the hostile coming right for him.

<COMBAT> Chiron will attack Hostile18 this turn.
<COMBAT> Balius will attack Hostile14 this turn.
<COMBAT> Chiron will attack Hostile14 this turn.

Chiron lets out a little yelp, It's more out of surprise then pain as he continues attacking the hostile. "It was just a scratch. Nice one!" He responds to Tristan as both of their attacks shred though the hostile's armor and land solid hits. "This one is done for." He says, turning around to notice a small group of hostiles preparing to shoot. "We got launchers aimed at us!" He shouts though the comm as he makes his way to the hostile that is attempting to get his brother. "Hands off my brother." He commands the hostile as he brings his hammer around to hit him.

Balius isn't able to get close enough to connect with his dagger, but he isn't giving up! When the Hostile swings his bludgeon, it strikes him in the chest and knocks him back a few steps. As Chiron comes to his aid, he goes in beside his brother to assist.

<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile20 with Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ryan finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Hostile18 attacks Chiron with Launcher - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile18's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Tristan with Launcher and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile17's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile14 attacks Balius with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Balius attacks Hostile14 with Dagger and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile20 attacks Brienne with Spear but Brienne DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile15 attacks Brienne with Launcher but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile15's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile13 attacks Ryan with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile14 with Bludgeon - Light wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile20 with Sword - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ryan will attack Hostile13 this turn.
<COMBAT> Hostile14 will attack Chiron this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile20 will attack Tristan this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile15 will reload this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile17 will reload this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile18 will reload this turn. (Ryan)

The hostile strikes at Ryan who's arm catches the haft and knocks him to the side. Ryan takes a few steps back and then starts to move faster again to put some distance between himself and the hostile so he can get a decent aim. The three hostiles advancing on the group have passed by the wounded soldiers without noticing them, thankfully.
The hostile attacking Balius takes the light strike and turns its attention on the hammer weilding inner worlder. At the same time the hostile attacking Brienne changes its attention to Tristan, the one who'd struck him in the chest.
There's a yelp of pain from the copse of cover and Ryan's soldiers are made, the trio of scouts turning to face in that direction. Over the comm, "No! I'm going to make my way to them, have to draw their attention again. Get this scout off of me someone." Ryan calls out as he starts to shove past the hostile he's fighting and run towards the three not taking interest in that hiding place. He runs one direction while aiming back to fire at his former harrasser.

<COMBAT> Brienne will attack Hostile13 this turn.

Brienne hears the command over the com, so when hers turns to Tristan, she goes to get the attention off of Ryan so he can go and assist his soldiers, the Arboren soldiers. She draws her sword and with a yell, part of that attempt for attention, she comes in swinging.

Balius manages to do a little something with his dagger, and he continues fighting with it, trying not to allow it to harm his brother. He swings it, then does a jab, trying to break through.

Nodding a little now, Tristan moves to try taking out that spear-wielder again, chuckling momentarily to himself. "Is that roar what you learned in the Vale, sis?" he asks, a bit lightly.

Chiron seems to have lightly damaged the hostile that was attacking his brother. This seems to have gotten it's attention, as the hostile now turns to attack Chiron.

<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile20 with Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ryan attacks Hostile13 with Crossbow - Serious wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Ryan's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile20 attacks Tristan with Spear - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile15 finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Hostile17 finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Hostile14 attacks Chiron with Bludgeon - Light wound to Right Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile14 with Bludgeon - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile13 with Sword - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Balius attacks Hostile14 with Dagger but Hostile14 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile18 finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Hostile13 attacks Ryan with Bludgeon but Ryan DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile13 has been KO'd!

Ryan fires right as the thing tries to make a grab for him, sinking his bolt at point blank range into the things hand and cybernetic forearm. He doesn't wait to see what happens though as he's turned and running right to the group of hostiles who've turned and are heading back to the hidden group of wounded soldiers.

<COMBAT> Ryan will reload this turn.
<COMBAT> Hostile15 will pass this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile17 will pass this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile18 will pass this turn. (Ryan)

This time, Tristan's sword bites into the Hostile's abdomen, but at the same time, he's unable to dodge the spear hitting him in the chest, the weapon penetrating his armor. Stepping back, he lets out a few choice words, unfortunately they can be overheard on the comm. Moving in again for another strike now.

<COMBAT> Balius will pass this turn.
<COMBAT> Brienne will pass this turn.

"Tristan! Do you talk to your mother like that?" Chiron asks over the comm as he strikes his opponent in the stomach. The armor seemed to absorb most of the blow. The hostile facing Chiron nicks his hand.

Brie didn't manage to get the Hostiles attention, but she did plow her blade into it. Combined with the wounds Ryan had already given, it, it seems down for the count, so she goes with Ryan to assist him against the other Hostiles and help those wounded.

Balius remains at his brothers side, fighting the same Hostile. For nothing would he abandon his brother when he was in the middle of a fight.

<COMBAT> Balius will attack Hostile14 this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> You set balius's action.
<COMBAT> Triggering new turn.
<COMBAT> Balius attacks Hostile14 with Dagger - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Ryan finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Hostile18 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile14 attacks Chiron with Bludgeon but Chiron DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile13 passes.
<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile14 with Bludgeon but Hostile14 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile20 with Sword - Serious wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile20 attacks Tristan with Spear - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile17 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile15 passes.
<COMBAT> Brienne passes.

Running right past the trio Ryan sets himself as the blocker between the hostiles and the wounded soldiers. His weapon reloaded he takes aim and fires when he can. The hostiles all take notice of him and turn to face him, aiming and firing on the knight. There's another yelp of pain from Ryan's wounded soldiers.

<COMBAT> Ryan will attack Hostile18 this turn.
<COMBAT> Hostile15 will attack Ryan this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile17 will attack Ryan this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile18 will attack Ryan this turn. (Ryan)

"As scary as she is, Mother seldom tries stabbing me with something," Tristan remarks to Chiron now, unable to hold back a brief chuckle. That chuckle is short-lived, as another string of words not repeated in polite company comes after his arm gets speared. "Can't you just *die*?" he growls at the Hostile, yet another time swinging for the enemy.

"Hey, Trist, ya might want me to take a quick look at ya…" Balius says over the comm, too focused for silly banter at the moment. The frustrated citizen working up a sweat.

The Quellton brother duo continue to fight their hostile opponent. Quickly dodging one of the axes, Chiron swings his hammer at the hostile… only to miss entirely!

Brienne rushes over with Ryan now, using herself as a shield, beside Ryan. She walks into the fray, sword swinging with dangerous intent, "Defense, cousin." Going right in with him. One of the hostiles notices the display of Brienne's sword swinging and turns on her instead.

<COMBAT> Hostile18 will attack Brienne this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Ryan attacks Hostile18 with Crossbow - Moderate wound to Head.
<COMBAT> Ryan's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile20 attacks Tristan with Spear - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Ryan with Launcher and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile17's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile20 with Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile18 attacks Brienne with Launcher - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile18's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile14 attacks Chiron with Bludgeon - Moderate wound to Left Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile14 with Bludgeon - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile15 with Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Balius attacks Hostile14 with Dagger and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile15 attacks Ryan with Launcher - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile15's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Ryan has changed weapons to sword.
<COMBAT> Ryan will attack Hostile18 this turn.
<COMBAT> Hostile15 has changed weapons to bludgeon. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile17 has changed weapons to bludgeon. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile18 has changed weapons to bludgeon. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile15 will attack Brienne this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile17 will attack Ryan this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Hostile18 will attack Ryan this turn. (Ryan)

Balius' AI begins to give him warnings of further damage to the men of the unit. "Someone needs to get treated before I'm dragging three bodies through these woods, dammit." He says calmly into the comm.

Aim'd then fired, a good hit to the hostile's head and Ryan drops his crossbow, his AI extending his sidearm blade out over his left hand and then his shield flairing to life on his right. He charges in towards the hostiles using his shield like a ram to two of them and pushing them back a step. They respond by drawing axes and lashing back at the knight. The one whom Brienne had try to strike also draws but has a hammer instead of an axe.

Chiron's right hand had taken a a good slice of the hammer. "Aah!" He says in the comm. That hurt more then it should. The strike that would have landed on the hostile's arm now hit it's hand instead, seeming to do just a small amount of damage.

"Just need to drop this one first," Tristan callls out back to Balius, just as he hits the chest of the Hostile. While it doesn't penetrate the armor, he manages to spin to the side, avoiding the incoming attack from the enemy. Bringing his own sword in at the end of the spin,

Brie's bad luck continues as she swings her blade and misses. Again. Frustrated, she takes a moment to focus, to center herself before attacking again.

<COMBAT> Brienne will aim Hostile15 this turn.
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile20 with Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Brienne takes careful aim at Hostile15.
<COMBAT> Balius attacks Hostile14 with Dagger and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ryan attacks Hostile18 with Sword - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Hostile20 attacks Tristan with Spear - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile18 attacks Ryan with Bludgeon - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Ryan with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile15 attacks Brienne with Bludgeon but Brienne DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile14 attacks Chiron with Bludgeon - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile14 with Bludgeon - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Chiron has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Chiron spends a luck point to keep fighting!
<COMBAT> Ryan has changed stance to agg_shield.
<COMBAT> Chiron will attack Hostile14 this turn.
<COMBAT> Chiron has changed stance to Agg_shield.

Chiron takes an blow to the chest, this hostile whittling him down bit by bit. He staggers, the attack didn't hurt him much, but the throbbing pain was starting to get to him. He blinks a few times and activates his personal shield, charging at the hostile once again.

"Chi, this isn't fucking -" And then Balius' brother is fast charging again. He's not about to let they inhuman beast take his brother. He charges with a yell.

Brie takes a few deep breaths, ducking the pending blow, lifting her blade, looking for a weak spot on the Hostile before finally now swinging her blade with her full strength.

The impact from running in to the hostiles had caused his shield to flick off on accident and Ryan doesn't take the time to fix it while he attacks aggressively. One good hit to his stomach and Ryan steps back, reminded why he turned on his shield to start with so he works to correct the problem. Flaired to life once more, Ryan is at them again with the same ferocity he had shown in keeping them at bay while dragging his companions into their current hiding place.

As weapons go clanging off armor, Tristan mutters a little bit as he readies himself for the next attack now. "Die!" he snarls at the Hostile he's fighting, before he puts his weight into the swing this time.

<COMBAT> Ryan attacks Hostile18 with Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile15 with Sword - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Ryan with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile14 tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile14 with Bludgeon - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile20 with Sword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile20 attacks Tristan with Spear - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile18 attacks Ryan with Bludgeon - Light wound to Right Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile15 attacks Brienne with Bludgeon but Brienne DODGES!
<COMBAT> Balius attacks Hostile14 with Dagger - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile14 has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Chiron will attack Hostile20 this turn.
<COMBAT> Chiron will spend luck on attack this turn.

That helped, Brienne was prepared for the attack from the Hostile and managed to avoid it while swinging her own blade chest level, hitting the Hostile across the chest. In her zone now, she continues the fight.

Finally! That bugger is down. "Nice work." Chiron says to his brother, he offers a quick fist-bump before trying to help Tristan who's been having some troubles with this particular hostile.

<COMBAT> Balius will attack Hostile20 this turn.

Taking a hit to the chest, and delivering one to the abdomen. Tristan isn't paying too much attention to the others for the moment, just moving in for another attack, this time going for the area near the stomach.

<COMBAT> Tristan will attack Hostile20 this turn. Options: called=Abdomen

Sword raking across the hostile's side while it strikes at him and catches his hand slightly, Ryan moves again to slash at the metal and flesh creature. He looks over sidelong at Brienne and her own spaceman before he's too focused on his own worries.

<COMBAT> Balius attacks Hostile20 with Dagger and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile20 with Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Ryan attacks Hostile18 with Sword - Light wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Hostile18 attacks Ryan with Bludgeon and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile14 passes.
<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile20 with Bludgeon - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile20 attacks Tristan with Spear and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Ryan with Bludgeon - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile15 attacks Brienne with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Left Leg stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile15 with Sword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ryan has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Hostile15 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Hostile18 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Ryan has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Ryan spends a luck point to keep fighting!
<COMBAT> Brienne will aim Hostile17 this turn.
<COMBAT> Hostile14 has left the combat. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Ryan will attack Hostile17 this turn.
<COMBAT> Hostile17 will attack Ryan this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Brienne has changed stance to aggressive.
<COMBAT> Brienne will attack Hostile17 this turn.
<COMBAT> Tristan has changed stance to aggressive.

Sword raking again across the hostile lightly Ryan takes its axe to the chest and it crushes a plate straight through cutting deeply into him and sending him to the ground. Ryan's not lightweight through and he rolls with the hit and is on his feet again. The hostile that struck him, however, suddenly drops to the ground as it soccumbs to the wounds it's taken thus far. Ryan then turns on his last opponent and moves in again, rushing with his sidearm at the ready.

Once more getting stopped by the armor, Tristan now moves in more aggressively. Better take out this Hostile as soon as possible, right?

"We're coming, Tristan." Chiron says as he hits the hostile's arm with his hammer. It doesn't drop the opponent, unfortunately. "Hang in there, just a little while longer. Brie, what's the situation? You guys doing ok?" He asks now that he can't readily see her and Ryan.

Brie replies back over the com. "Ryan is injured and we just took out two Hostiles. What's the situation report over there?" She continues fighting as she talks.

<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile20 with Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Balius attacks Hostile20 with Dagger - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Ryan attacks Hostile17 with Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile20 attacks Tristan with Spear and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Ryan with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile17 with Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile20 with Bludgeon - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile20 has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Chiron will pass this turn.
<COMBAT> Tristan will pass this turn.
<COMBAT> Balius will treat Tristan this turn.
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile17 with Sword - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Ryan attacks Hostile17 with Sword but Hostile17 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile20 passes.
<COMBAT> Tristan passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Ryan with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Chiron passes.
<COMBAT> Balius treats Tristan:

< Chest (Light): successful

<COMBAT> Chiron will attack Hostile17 this turn.
<COMBAT> Chiron has changed stance to aggressive.

"We just got the last one, We're fine here. I'm coming to you!" He shouts as the last hostile drops. He sprints, hammer gripped tightly in his hands as he tries to help the two Arboren nobles fight off the last hostile.

Twice he strikes, the first time sinking in nicely and then his follow through attack misses. He's struck on the chest twice but it doesn't get through the plating, thankfully. As Chiron reports he relaxes a little for a moment, taking a step back and then once more he's rushing at the hostile with his sidearm blade poised to strike.

As they manage to take down the troublesome Hostile, Tristan stays where he is so Balius can work some of that healing magic on his wounds, before he puts his sword back and pulls out his bow. "Just leave me a little opening to shoot through," he says into the comms as he readies the first arrow and aims.

<COMBAT> Tristan has changed weapons to Bow.
<COMBAT> Tristan will attack Hostile17 this turn. Options: called=Head
<COMBAT> Balius will pass this turn.

Brienne strikes hard, felling one then moving on to the next, fighting beside Ryan now. Her blade slices cleanly acros the chest of the Hostile. She avoids once more, getting hit, because it's fighting Ryan instead of her, so she gets more aggressive.

<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile17 with Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Balius passes.
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile17 with Bow - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Ryan attacks Hostile17 with Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Ryan with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile17 with Bludgeon but Hostile17 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Ryan has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.
<COMBAT> Hostile17 will attack Brienne this turn. (Ryan)
<COMBAT> Balius will attack Hostile17 this turn.
<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile17 with Bludgeon - Critical wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Brienne with Bludgeon and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile17 with Sword - Moderate wound to Left Arm.
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile17 with Bow - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Ryan attacks Hostile17 with Sword - Critical wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Balius attacks Hostile17 with Dagger - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).

<COMBAT> Chiron attacks Hostile17 with Bludgeon - Serious wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Tristan attacks Hostile17 with Bow - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ryan attacks Hostile17 with Sword - Critical wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Brienne with Bludgeon and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile17 with Sword - Light wound to Abdomen.
<COMBAT> Balius attacks Hostile17 with Dagger - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile17 has been KO'd!

Chiron looks around for any more hostiles. "It looks like we got them all." He says, after a few moments. "How is everyone doing? Ryan, you look pretty beat up." He says, looking at Tristan for a second. "You too." He looks around some more. "Where are the wounded soldiers?"

The final hostile goes down as Ryan draws his fist and sword out of its gut. His first strike glancing of armor, then his second punching deep into its chest and his last one now having suck so deep his fist sank in to the knuckle of his thumb. He grimaces a little and then looks to Chiron and Balius, "I hope your brother brought additional medical supplies. There's no way to move them now without treatment." he jerks his head slightly in the direction of the fallen tree trunk and large limbs, "Over there under cover, I have them in thermal stasis fields for now. It's stop gap at best for the worst of them, my field kit is used up."

As the crew cluster around the final remaining Hostile, Brienne does a fair bit of damage, but she tires towards the end, her hand a little sore. She swings but does little damage so she steps back to breathe and be out of the way for the others to take it out.

Tristan winces a bit as he moves over to join the others after the last Hostile fell. Keeping quiet, as he looks between the others now.

The call comes through the comms, "Delta Tango one zero one two, this is Aboren Medical Corps Tango Whiskey Alpha niner one seven six. Transport crawlers are ETA four minutes. What is zone status?"
Ryan looks up suddenly as he moves to pick up and holster his crossbow, "Tango Whiskey Alpha niner one seven six, this is Delta Tango zone is clear. I repeat zone is clear, you are green for extraction." a pause, "It's great to see you guys." He then walks over to Brienne and hugs her if she doesn't stab him or pull away.

The medical personnel arrive with fresh supplies and additional soldiers to help secure the area. Everyone is put on board a crawler and medics tend to their wounds while those Ryan had been keeping alive are moved onto life preserving hover gurnies and placed into their own transport. After the crawlers close up they head back to the city on a their slow one hour travel.

Brienne doesn't stab Ryan or pull away when he pulls her into a hug. She hugs him back. "Are you sure you're doing okay, Ryan? You need to rest, you're hurt pretty badly." She doesn't hold him too tightly, not wanting to hurt him.

The call comes through the comms, "Delta Tango one zero one two, this is Aboren Medical Corps Tango Whiskey Alpha niner one seven six. Transport crawlers are ETA four minutes. What is zone status?"
Ryan looks up suddenly as he moves to pick up and holster his crossbow, "Tango Whiskey Alpha niner one seven six, this is Delta Tango zone is clear. I repeat zone is clear, you are green for extraction." a pause, "It's great to see you guys." He then walks over to Brienne and hugs her if she doesn't stab him or pull away.

The medical personnel arrive with fresh supplies and additional soldiers to help secure the area. Everyone is put on board a crawler and medics tend to their wounds while those Ryan had been keeping alive are moved onto life preserving hover gurnies and placed into their own transport. After the crawlers close up they head back to the city on a their slow one hour travel.

Chiron is largely unhurt, save for a nice gash on his left hand. "Guess I'm gunna have to be right handed for a while…" He groans and makes an annoyed face. "Glad to see everybody else made it out, though." He says as the two cousins hug. "Good job saving those soldiers. They'll be grateful when they wake, I'm sure."

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