07.27.3013: Primus: We Are Haven
Summary: Battle on Primus, first attack of the Second wave. (Kaedin GM, Kira Log Wench)
Date: Saturday July 27th 2013
Related: None
Hostiles Elodie Ellinor Nikomachos Aidan Jarek Valentine Barton Talayla Brienne Sammel Antaeus 


Outside of Primus Val
A Battlfield on Primus
Afternoon July 7th 3013

Primus, the planet of the Chantry, has bene invaded by the Hostiles. The Paiotol of primus, which holds the Grand Chantry, is close to under assault by a forward group of hostiles, roughly seventy five of them. Having made a call to as many people as they can, Knight Captain Lues has gathered a battalion of sevently soldiers to combat the oncomming Hostiles. He rides before them, on the back of a Destier as he looks them over. "Today, we will send the first of many messages to thease scrap metal bastards, we will not yield, we will not falter, and we will defend our homes and scared grounds. I charge you all to reach deep down, and bring fourth a wrath that will live on in history, scholars and historians will remeber this day… WE ARE HAVEN!" He says as he raises his cavalry sword intto the air.

Valentine is up the back in a small somewhat mixed squad. A few awakened, a commander and some guards. He is idly sipping from a small glass of port "Huzzah and all that" he drawls in a soft dry voice that doesn't really carry beyond his immediate party. He casually tosses the crystal glass to one of the squires bustling about and picks up his staff. As he does his horse-head helm folding up into place with a series of soft clicks, the eyes lighting up with a ruby hue, matching by the glowing rainbow crest atop it.

Listening thoughtfully, Sammel's placed on top of No Name, his horse. Armored, and with lances, he glances back at the squad with him, before he looks to the front again, as he nods a little at what's being said now.

"The first of many, not counting all the ones that came before." Aidan murmurs. But he knows the value of stirring morale even if it's with bad (and inaccurate) rhetoric. The large majority of Peake forces are busy in the Spine but if Primus should fall, its loss would be a huge blow to morale for everyone so he's brought some archers to defend the Chantry.

Atop her own destrier, a large black horse with a white mane, Brienne has her full armor on, the green color reflecting that of her forest home. The visor is lifted and green eyes, bright as the canopy of trees, regard the leader of the group. Opting for her lance instead of her sword, she rides up beside Sammel and offers a smile to the Valen, though it is brief as she awaits instruction. Lifting her lance, she echoes, "We are Haven!"

"Check in." Jarek calls over his squad's comm line. "Blues one, three, and four." a short pause, "Reds six, seven, and nine." a pauses, "Greens three and seven." final pause, "Gold one." Jarek nods as his mates check in. "Right, Mind your step. There's lots of hostiles out here today. Lets show off some of the Saimhann house's tactics. Skirmish positions, blues and greens. Gold you're with me, reds you know what to do." His men move into the groups, and for now they lay low in the grasses watching the enemy from afar. Preparing.

Whoops and Talayla tend to bring up the rear or middle of the group. Whoops is a modestly sized brown horse with a black mane. He looks a little wall or wide-eyed, giving him the impression of being a little, uh … derpy. She fiddles with something to make sure she can hear what she needs to. She seems a lot less flashy than most, but maybe that's just Talayla. And her rolling. But there's a faint smile, hearing a few familiar voices.

Coming along on his own horse Barton does seem quite ready for anything. Letting his gaze wander over the people around. Staying somewhere in the middle this day. Giant taking him forward in a rather good manner. Spotting Talayla does make Barton offer a nod. "Stay safe."

The Knight captains nods, not as big of a responce as he expected, but it's better then being pelted with rotten fruit. He turns his horse and spots the first twenty five hostiles comming into view. He raises his sword into the air. "Steady…. steady…. CHARGE THOSE BASTARDS!" He yells as hge brings his sword forward in a motion for a nice charge. he himself rides at the head of the group, helm on and ready to kill some hostiles.

"Interesting odds" Valentine drawls, mostly to himself. Well entirely to himself as he doesn't engage the comm systems of his armor. He maintains his position somewhat safely to the rear as his considers his targets thoughtfully. He twirls his intricately decorated staff in one guantleted hand as the carvings start to glow red along it, his golden form bursting into flames as his aura ignites.

Jarek motions to his mates, and all of them go comm silent in unison. They are a well oiled fighting machine, and this sort of team combat is their thing. They separate into the low lying groups and wait for the hostiles to happen into their trap. When the group of five stumble into their grassy lair, the Saimhann unit attacks as one. All of them doing their part as if they had spent hours discussing and running through the motions. Jarek and Gold One take on the lead of the group…

A brief grin is offered to the Arboren knight as Sammel looks around once more. There's a nod and a brief grin in Valentine's direction, before he starts moving himself and his little group forward as well. "For Glory!" Calling out the House motto as he charges forward now, lance aiming for the enemy.

The Peake archers spread out and stay toward the back where it's safest. They're used to ambushing their enemy; here it's more like post-ambush right from the start. "Oh hell." Aidan says as he spots one of the Hostiles rushing him. "Why can't you go fight one of the big ones in the shiny 'look at me' armor?" He doesn't bother with his bow since it'll soon be close range and instead sends a firebird at the enemy.

When Sammel greets her back, she nods, lowers her visor and prepares to charge into battle. With quick instructions to her AI, she readies her weapon for the attack.

<COMBAT> Sammel attacks Hostile2 with Lance but Hostile2 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Sammel's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Jarek attacks Hostile201 with Greatsword - Critical wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile18 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile17 passes.
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile15 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Talayla attacks Hostile15 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Hostile207 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile206 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile205 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile204 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile203 attacks Aidan with Sword - Serious wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Hostile202 attacks Barton with Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile200 attacks Brienne with Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile16 attacks Talayla with Bow - Serious wound to Abdomen.
<COMBAT> Hostile15 attacks Valentine with Bow - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile41 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile201 attacks Jarek with Sword but Jarek DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile2 attacks Sammel with Great Bludgeon but Sammel DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile19 passes.
<COMBAT> Elodie passes.
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile200 with Lance - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile202 with Bludgeon - Moderate wound to Right Arm.
<COMBAT> Aidan attacks Hostile203 with Psychometry - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Aidan has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Talayla has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Talayla spends a luck point to keep fighting!
<COMBAT> Aidan spends a luck point to keep fighting!

Rushing off upon Giant against his opponent Barton swings his hammer. Getting hit in the chest by the opponents weapon, but in return doing a lot of damage to the Hostile's arm. Trying to turn around to attack again. Seeing those hit it does perhaps give him a bit of concern. More so when he spots Talayla getting hit as well. But all he can do is continue fighting, for now.

His sword biting deep into the neck of the lead hostile of their little group of five. Jarek's mate Gold one motions to him, and he's able to dodge the counter attack. He checks with quick glance to the rest of the men, and nods as a few of their hostiles fall. They close ranks on the remaining ones. Gold side stepping to throw his blade at the thing's chest while Jarek thrusts his own great sword at it.

A giant horse of fire appears from the ring of Valentines staff as she circles it over his head, and charges down towards the hostile, as the rest of his squad join in with mundane arrows and various other bits of flashy sorcery. The horse crashes into the hostile in a burst of flame. Val pauses to strike something of a pose "Now that was rather impressive…URK" she says as the replying arrow hits him in the chest, sending him backwards over his horse with a clattering thud "Now this is becoming a rather annoying habit" he mutters, leavering himself up painfully.

Aidan's firebird flies true to its mark and… is completed deflected by the Hostile's armor. He's not so lucky as the enemny sword punches right through his telekinetic armor. Fortunately, he manages to stay on Obsidian and he wheels his mount to get out of sworrd range, sending a lightning bolt back as a 'thank you, hope you die' to the Hostile that nearly aerated his lungs.

Arrows bad! Talayla's spells are less flashy, but still fairly impressive. It's time for a seahorse jetting towards the Hostile. Fish slap. She is truly a dignified character, committing fishandry against the Hostile. Though, alas, there's no time to gloat. Barton is injured, and Talayla frets. Poor Talayla takes an arrow - to the midsection, not to the knee. She gacks, flailing a moment before falling off her horse.

Unfortunately, the Hostile Sammel was targetting managed to dodge the incoming attack. But thankfully, the Hostile's attack also ends up out of reach of the Valen knight. Bringing No Name around a few moments after having sped past the enemy, Sammel looks around as he prepares for another pass now.

With word coming back of a Combat Medic down, Elodie, being one of the youngest surgeons, is sent out to take their place. String her bow and making sure it's secured in place on her back with her quiver, she grabs the med kit and heads out of the tents. She sets the AI in her armor as she goes to mark Hostiles within 10 meter range, depending on her eyes to look for falling soldiers, and she hunkers down to move quickly, but stealthily as she approaches the border of ranged weapons.

With her lance striking the Hostile, Brienne barely avoids the Hostile hitting her in return and as the chest of the armor of the enemy splits, it still doesn't knock down the hostile, so she prepares for another round, to evade the attack while trying to get a better aim.

<COMBAT> Hostile15 attacks Valentine with Bow and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Elodie passes.
<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile201 with Sword - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Aidan attacks Hostile203 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile15 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jarek attacks Hostile201 with Greatsword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile41 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile207 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile206 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile204 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile202 attacks Barton with Sword but Barton DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile201 attacks Jarek with Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile200 attacks Brienne with Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile17 passes.
<COMBAT> Brienne finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Talayla attacks Hostile15 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Sammel finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Nikomachos attacks Hostile203 with Lance - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Nikomachos's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile205 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile203 tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Hostile2 attacks Sammel with Great Bludgeon - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile19 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile18 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile16 tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile202 with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Antaeus takes careful aim at Hostile202.

Monstrous hooves pound the lichen plains as the Drakefire Knight and her dappled steed rushes against the Hostile forces. Her stylized drake armor glints off the sun, her helmet's frills and head tails swishing with the forward charge. She as her sword in hand, the vibrant orange hard light shield bright on her left wrist. She slams against the flanks of the Hostiles, and her destrier Merrymaker lowers his head to assist in her forward charge. She swipes her sword, cutting through the Hostile right across its helmet's cheek.

Sunlight from the relatively-nearby sun of Haven glitters off the bronze and gold armor of Nikomachos and the barding of his black destrier. This is not a knight created to sneak up on an enemy, it is one designed to thunder down upon their heads like the wrath of the Six themselves. The horses of the little party are already up to a gallop by the time they burst onto Havenite HUDs, already marked in whatever 'friendly' color the user has chosen. As they approach the flank of the Hostile thrust, Nikomachos stands up in his stirrups, raising up his lance with ribbons trailing behind it. His call rings out across friendly comm channels, "For Glory!" He may be a Sauveur now, but the Cindravale words are unmistakable. Just before the moment of contact, he sits back down in his saddle, couching his lance and sweeping it down to choose a target, and ducks low behind his blazing yellow and red shield of hard light fire. There is a tremendous impact as he clips a Hostile in the side, sending it spinning around, and wings of ethereal fire burst forth from the holoprojectors on the shoulders of his armor.

Preparing to get a good aim in at the Hostile attacking her, Brienne feels the attack, but as it glances across her armor, harmlessly, she finally gets a better handle on her weapon, aiming now for the Hostile attacking her, determined to take him out, fighting beside the others, her mount keeping steady despite the attacks.

"I dare say Tally my dear we have one of those most annoyingly stubborn hostiles that doesn't know when to leave the party" Valentine drawls as his latest solid strike just seems to be shrugged off. It was good, it had thunder and lightning and very impressive casting technique. Appropriately flashy. But the hostile still seems to be standing there, even as the rest of his squad lays down more fire.

Jarek motions to his men, just as the new mates from Sauveur arrive to help out. All but the one that Jarek and Gold one are fighting goes down. Gold's chest strike hit home but Jarek had to step back to consider the new help's position with his group's combat… a mounted knight doesn't help lay low skirmishers much. "Ellinor, glad to see you." Jarek comms her.

Barton does manage to avoid getting hit. Though the manuever leaves him without any power as he strikes his enemy. Trying to focus on dealing with him first, and fast.

Right as he prepares for another attack, the Hostile he's encountering uses its weapon to dent his armor a bit. There's a muttered curse, but it's cut short as he hears Niko's call. "Nice of you to take a few moments to join in, brother," he remarks, quite lightly. Then charging for the Hostile again now.

Aidan lets his horse slow once he's out of melee range with the Hostiles and takes a moment to pack his wound to slow the bleeding. Looking back to the battle, he motions at the enemy and sends another lightning bolt to hopefully fry it.

Elodie blinks as she hears a 'new' voice in her comm, then remembers that she's set to hear Sammel, and she gives a soft chuckle at his greeting to the new Saveur. However, she restraining the urge to look for him as she concentrates on the work at hand, and keepin her head down.

Decked out in his suit of defender armor bearing the sigil of House Larent, Antaeus follows in the wake of Nikomachos and Ellinor, his sights set on a particular hostile. Caught up in the moment, and focusing his efforts on finding a spot to get in a good thrust, he manages to go right past the Hostile without doing anything. "Gods damn it." He mutters to himself. Fighting on a damn ship was what he was made for, and this just goes to prove it.

Talayla stays near Whoops, managing to zot the Hostile again with a simple icecicle. She frowns at Valentine, and nods. "Yeah, no kidding," Talayla agrees quietly. She looks worried. Not to mention, her stomach is angry now.

The hostiles take note of the newcommers, and the full compliment of archers string and take aim… "UNWORTHY!" Comes a call from all of them… at the same time.

<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile201 with Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile15 with Psychometry - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Jarek attacks Hostile201 with Greatsword - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile19 attacks Aidan with Bow but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile16 attacks Talayla with Bow - Light wound to Abdomen.
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile202 with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Sammel attacks Hostile2 with Lance - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Sammel's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Nikomachos finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Hostile41 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile204 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile203 attacks Ellinor with Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile2 attacks Sammel with Great Bludgeon - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Nikomachos with Bow - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile200 with Lance - Light wound to Right Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Antaeus attacks Hostile200 with Sword - ARMOR on Right Hand stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Talayla attacks Hostile16 with Psychometry and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile207 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile206 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile205 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile202 attacks Barton with Sword - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile201 attacks Jarek with Sword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile200 attacks Brienne with Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile18 attacks Antaeus with Bow - ARMOR on Right Leg stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile15 attacks Valentine with Bow - Light wound to Right Leg (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elodie passes.
<COMBAT> Aidan attacks Hostile203 with Psychometry - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!

<COMBAT> Hostile201 has been KO'd!

Aidan is first alerted to the arrow coming his way when it thunks into the ground several feet away. Giving Obsidian the command to stand his ground, he continues to call lightning down on his opponent.

Only able to brush her weapon across the hand of the Hostile as it attempts a sword across her abdomen, Brienne at least damages it slightly, though she turns her horse, trying to get a better aim on the enemy.

Unworthy? Well, out of all the things a Larent might be called, unworthy is probably the least accurate of them all. He watches his sword thrust get deflected off of the Hostile's right hand. "You bloody bastard!" A moment later he watches an arrow ping off of his right leg. "Bloody hells." Why are they shooting at him, there are plenty of other targets they could very well be aiming at. Muttering a curse under his breath, Antaeus decides the next Hostile is going to get his sword rammed down his bloody throat.

Valentine gestures elegantly with his guantleted hand, the motion winding with his palm upwards. The fire from his aura gathers around to form into an elegant butterfly type shape. He brings it up and blows on it, the one butterfly forming a stream of clones that flutter towards the hostile squad, crashing into the leads armor to leave naught by a few scorch marks "Oh please do take a hint when you are not wanted" he says with an elegantly long-suffering sigh.

Ellinor looks up as the familiar voice touches her ears within her helmet, and she salutes her sword toward Jarek before she turns Merrymaker around, sending the horse forward toward her target once more. With another dedicated swipe of her sword in concert with Jarek, the Hostile collapses beneath those giant, soup-plate sized hooves. She hesitates only a moment when her eyes fall on the scouts at the distance and she pulls Merrymaker around. "Scouts!" She calls toward Nikomachos before she heels Maker's side, sending him in another pursuit toward the ranged enemies.

Nikomachos rides directly through the Hostile lines, starting to wheel Erinye around for another pass. He's only part-way through the turn when there is a hammerblow at his right side, an arrow driving in between the plates of his armor and sending him rocking forward in his saddle. Even as he recovers without thought, straightening up again, he turns his destrier further around, seeking out the source of the shot in the back, "Looked like you needed a bit of a hand, Sammy." Pain laces his usually clear voice, but he looks over to Ellinor at her comment, "They need to be suppressed. Sounds like a good job for us." And then he's putting heels to horse, and the mighty black steed is rumbling across the mossy plain.

Jarek finishes off the hostile, its hair line receeding with its neckline. He motions to his men and in the direction the hostiles attacking Sammel's group. They sprint over in that direction, taking up position to harrass the metal men from around the horses of the Valen… being fully used to fighting with them around. He and Gold One maintain their unisoned group fighting the lead hostile of the five. Jarek continues to go for the weakest part of their armor, the connection between their empty helmets and their empty chests.

Flinching slightly as an arrow whizzes past her head, Elodie notes the mounted archer that's pulled up nearbyt, although he's not using arrows on his enemy at the moment. She approaches from the front of the horse so that she doesn't startle either, and lifts her kit with the medical sigil emlazoned on the side. "My Lord, I can get that bleeding to slow, and then get out of your way to keep going," she offers. Once she's showed the kit, she's already reaching in for a hypo spray to seal some false skin over the wound, and a site injection of coagulants to start the healing process.

More arrows?! Talayla is starting to look like a pin cushion and a half completed sewing project. Another strangled noise. "Ow ow, ow, ow." Yeah, eloquent. Her bounding ice wolf spell goes wide, disappating into the air as the Hostile might quietly laugh in her general direction, if he can laugh, anyway.

Managing to at least dent the Hostile's armor this time, Sammel grins a bit as he hears Niko's words. "Yes, we always need a… OW!" Speaking of hands, the enemy gets in a hit to his left hand, causing him to drop the lance. "Why is it always the hands?" Trying to get a bit of space between himself and the Hostile, he moves to get his poleaxe out of the holster near the saddle, while bringing No Name to a stop as he dismounts. Sending the horse running out of the way, he turns to face the enemy again, moving in with the head spike of the weapon first, trying to go for the throat of the creature.

Seeing Talayla getting shot at a lot does cause Barton to lose a bit of focus of the one he fought and is riding towards the archers on the enemy side. Hammer in hand and ready.

The hostiles archers move together in a tight formation, three at the rear, and two at the front, kneeling as they aim for their previous targets. "No unworthy shall live…." it says in it's native mechanical tongue as the hostiles in the thick of the Melee try to double their efforts.

<COMBAT> Hostile15 attacks Valentine with Bow - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile17 with Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antaeus attacks Hostile202 with Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Aidan attacks Hostile203 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Talayla attacks Hostile16 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Sammel attacks Hostile2 with Polearm - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Nikomachos attacks Hostile17 with Lance - ARMOR on Left Leg stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Nikomachos's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile205 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile204 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile203 attacks Ellinor with Sword but Ellinor DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile202 attacks Barton with Sword but Barton DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile18 attacks Antaeus with Bow - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Nikomachos with Bow - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile16 attacks Talayla with Bow - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Elodie attempts to treat Aidan but Aidan has no treatable wounds.
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile15 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Head (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jarek attacks Hostile2 with Greatsword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile41 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile207 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile206 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile200 attacks Brienne with Sword but Brienne DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile2 attacks Sammel with Great Bludgeon - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile19 attacks Aidan with Bow - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile16 with Bludgeon - Light wound to Chest.

<COMBAT> Aidan has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Hostile15 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Hostile16 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Talayla has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Valentine has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Talayla spends a luck point to keep fighting!
<COMBAT> Valentine spends a luck point to keep fighting!

Barton does combine his attack with Talayla's and it seems to be enough to bring the archer Hostile down. But seeing Talayla getting hit once more he does turn to ride from the back towards her. Though in his path is his previous opponent. Trying to deal with him swiftly.

As she tries to get a better aim at the Hostile, Brienne manages to dodge the swinging sword, and uses the opportunity to try and get her lance up under the armor of the Hostile, to find a weak point and finally dispatch him.

Aidan really should have paid attention to the archer because his second shot is right on target and sinks into him, barely an inch from where the sword pierced him. He sinks into his saddle and slumps against Obsidian's neck.

Antaeus' strike at the Hostile's head is deflected, and it causes him to curse, momentarily opening up a gap in his defenses that sees an arrow from another Hostile cause him to take a light chest wound. Really now, bows are such a cowards weapon. Since it's not bloody likely he can go after the archer, he'll have to focus his efforts on the Hostile now closest to him.

Getting another dent to the chest area, this one biting a little through the armor, Sammel winces a bit, while still managing to hit the enemy as well now. He doesn't hesitate to bring in his poleaxe for another attempt, this time with the axe blade.

It would seem that the horses of the Valen provided cover for the hostiles from his men. He motions again and they move back in, attempting to take down these five quickly. Gold one and Jarek work like a pair now, their silent communications getting better. Jarek swings…

Merrymaker charges into the Hostile scouts, throwing back his head just as he turns to help align his rider with one of the targets. Ellinor swipes her sword wide, cutting through the scout with a flash of blood. She turns her horse around instantly, glancing toward her husband before she lines up for another strike.

It seems Talayla gets as good as she gives, though she flails a little at having her hand poked with an arrow. "Friggin' ow!" She retaliates and manages to do a decent amount of damage to the offending Hostile, an ice wolf tearing its hand off. Well, she's still on her feet, so it's time to pick up a new target.

Nikomachos is almost on top of the scouts when one of them punches an arrow directly into his left shoulder, just inside and above the rim of his hard light shield. He over corrects slightly for the impact as it wrings a grunt from his throat, and his lance point skitters off the Hostile's armored thigh, driving into the soft loam beneath the yellow moss of Primus. The flaming wings rise up from his shoulders once more, even as he releases the haft of the lance, leaving it driven deep into the ground. As he turns his horse around, he reaches across his body with a wince, drawing out his sword and turning back to the scout. His voice may be tight with pain now, but he snaps out at the Hostile through his armor's speakers, "Yes… yes you will be."

Valentine spins his staff around in a whirlwind of fire, the ruby runes glowing faster and faster and faster as his squad starts to whittle down their opponents. He slams it down with a crack of thunder as a lightning bolt comes out of the sky to slam down into one of the hostiles, turning it's head into a smoke ruin "Now that is how one deals with houseguests that have outworn their welcome…" he declares, turning to offer a comment to one of his compatriots, and missing the parting blow of an arrow to the chest. He coughs, spitting up some blood inside his armor as he almost falls, but catches himself on his staff "Touche" he mutters as he forces himself to stand upright.

The hostile archers slowly back away from the combat, aimming for their foes as the ones out in the melee continue at the behest of their priestly leader.

<COMBAT> Hostile202 attacks Barton with Sword but Barton DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile2 attacks Sammel with Great Bludgeon and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Antaeus attacks Hostile202 with Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Aidan passes.
<COMBAT> Nikomachos attacks Hostile17 with Sword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Jarek attacks Hostile2 with Greatsword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile41 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile207 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile206 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile205 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile200 attacks Brienne with Sword - Serious wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Hostile19 attacks Jarek with Bow - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile18 attacks Antaeus with Bow - Light wound to Left Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Nikomachos with Bow but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Elodie attempts to rally Aidan and FAILS
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile202 with Bludgeon - Serious wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile17 with Psychometry - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Talayla attacks Hostile202 with Psychometry - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile204 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile203 attacks Ellinor with Sword but Ellinor DODGES!
<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile17 with Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile200 with Lance - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Sammel attacks Hostile2 with Polearm and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Brienne has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Hostile200 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Hostile202 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Brienne spends a luck point to keep fighting!

As she looks up again to start helping Aidan, another arrow finds the rider. "The Six," she mutters perturbed, and she works quickly, not waiting any longer for the Awakened to give her permission to help him, or make sure he's going to stay still. She pulls out the scanner, checking the arrow's path and the wound.

"I am beginning to question my enjoyment of this whole combat lark" Valentine complains as he takes a step foward, only to notice that he has indeed taken an arrow to the knee "Ouch" he says a touch plaintively. Shaking his head he takes in a deep breath. Which was probably a mistake as it reminds him of the arrow sticking out of the middle of it. He closes his eyes a moment to focus, forcing his will through the pain as a swirl of butterflies starts to form from his aura. Around and around they swirl, then following the motion of his hand they fly free to explode rather uselessly off the creatures armor.

Things do not seem to be going Antaeus' way during this little skirmish. Yet again his strike is deflected, and yet again another bloody damn arrow has caused him a light wound. This one in his hand. "Bastard." He mutters under his breath, cursing that bloody archer and his accursed arrows. His muttering continues as he lines up a thrust and gives it everything he's got. He needs to do -something-.

Missing his attack now, Sammel thankfully manages to disrupt the Hostile's swing so he doesn't get hit this time. So he moves in a touch more aggressive now, once more going with the axe blade for the thing.

Hooray team tall and taller! Talayla's leviathan barrels into the Hostile as Barton hammers it but good. Talayla's in a considerable amount of pain, though Valentine is winning the Awakened Damage Race. Whoops stands near her, so she stays near him in turn for safety and to keep an eye out for her horse. Whoops might be a little walleyed, but he's been a good friend so far. To that end, she decides to bother one of the archers.

Nikomachos turns back toward the group of archers, guiding Erinye forward after them. His sword rises, falls, and glances off a helmet and pauldron in turn. He turns Erinye the other way as the scout ducks and twists, bringing its weapon up again. This time the projectile glances off Nikomachos' hard light shield, and the Valen-turned Sauveur urges his destrier forward in concert with that of his wife, "I really do hate these scouts."

Just as Brie finally gets a good hit in to her Hostile, the Hostile gets a serious one in on her and with the unexpected hit to her left hand, it knocks her lance crooked as the Hostile falls on it, and it pulls her off her horse where she lands just clear of the Hostile and her weapon. She opts for a few choice words and a favoring of her left hand while she stands and draws her sword, preparing to swing it at the target that is attacking the Valen. She'd squired with Cindravale, so she was very familiar with them. Possibly why she fought with a lance like they did as well.

There is the sharp sound of sword colliding with swords as Ellinor ducks out of the attack from the other Hostile and she turns from the scout. She narrows her eyes behind her helmet as she turns Merrymaker around to engage her new opponent. She casts a quick glance around her, attempting to gauge the field before her attention is captured by the Hostile once more.

His men dooing better than him, Jarek focuses on his hostile dance partner. They trade ineffective blows with each other. Gold one and Jarek do their best this time around. Aiming as carefully as possible.

Elodie might not have been immediately successful but all the fussing over him rouses Aidan and he blinks blearily, trying to figure out what's going on with the battle. "Good boy." he murmurs, patting Obsidian's neck before realizing there's a medic right there. "Umm, not you." he tells Elodie. "Him. You're not a good boy." Pause. "Not that you're a bad boy." Pause. "You're a good girl." Yeah, blood loss.

as the fight surges on, eather in one side's favor or the other side's favor. in the distance comes another squad of Hostiles. They see the plight of their comrades, and their leader raises his sword to point it twoards the Havenites. It looks like the havenites have roughly fifteen seconds before those new hostiles are within range to attack…

<COMBAT> Nikomachos attacks Hostile17 with Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Jarek attacks Hostile2 with Greatsword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile41 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile207 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile204 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile203 attacks Ellinor with Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile2 attacks Sammel with Great Bludgeon and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile19 attacks Jarek with Bow - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile18 attacks Antaeus with Bow - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile203 with Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile2 with Greatsword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile17 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Talayla tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Sammel attacks Hostile2 with Polearm but Hostile2 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile206 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile205 passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Nikomachos with Bow - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Elodie treats Aidan:
< Chest (Moderate): successful
<COMBAT> Barton tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Antaeus attacks Hostile2 with Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Aidan passes.

<COMBAT> Hostile203 has been KO'd!

Once more his blade strikes the plating but doesn't cut, neither does Gold One's hits. His men have all finished their work and move off to fight other hostiles at Jarek's command as he back swats away the arrow coming on him.

Elodie shakes her head, the bemused smile unseen through her helmet. "Just hold still, my Lord," she tells Aidan as she first clips off the excess arrow, then gives an injection of local anaesthetic to deaden the sensation around the arrow head as she pulls it out and staunches the wound, cauterizing the opening so that it won't bleed out anymore. "Give that a minute, my Lord, and a moment for the light headedness to pass. You really should go to triage."

Aidan holds still as Elodie pulls the arrow out and quickly stops the bleeding. "Thanks but there's still enemy standing. I should be okay now. See who else you can help." It's not like he's one of those on the front line swinging a sword. A quick scan of how things are going and he lifts his hand. Fire swirls in his palm before taking on the shape of a bird and flying off toward the enemy.

Once more the swinging and missing happens, and Sammel lets out a frustrated growl now, as he switches tactics slightly. Instead of going for the neck of the enemy, he aims a bit lower now, going for the region near the chest and abdomen. "Just die…" he mutters.

Deflected once again, Antaeus lets out a long line of eloquent curses under his breath. Backing away from his current target, as he does so, an arrow catches his left arm. Okay, enough is enough. Turning, he runs headlong towards the bowman, intent with every fiber of his being to cut this bastard into shreds for sitting there and filling him up with arrows as if he were a bloody pin coushin. "You bloody bastard, let's see if you can do anything but use that bow."

Unable to connect with the Hostile attacking the Valen, Brie manages to avoid any hits. When she notices the others joining in the fray, she heads towards one coming for her, "You got it Sir Sammel?" Letting him know she was leaving his side to go for another.

Valentine spins and spins his staff, the runes carved along it glowing a bright cherry red as both ends of it catch fire. As he spins a ring of fire is formed and from it gallops a firey horse with a multicolourd mane like the symbol of his house. It gallops forth across the battlefield and clips the hostile before it. Letting out a pained breath he looks over to the hostiles breaching the line and shakes his head, trying to defend himself

Another projectile zips from the evasive scout, cutting in behind Nikomachos' shield and creasing between two plates on his upper arm. "I'm starting to get rather annoyed here…" Still, he fights his way forward, slashing down onto the Hostile's shoulder and finally finding a relatively soft spot. His blade comes away red, and he guides Erinye with his knees in a tight circle around the Hostile, trying to cut it out of the herd so to speak. The fiery horse that gallops into the fray causes him to laugh suddenly, "Well hello Val!" And he hasn't even looked back to his cousin.

Ellinor literally comes charging past with a sweep of her sword across the Hostile Soldier that had decided she was a rather suitable target. The strike drops the enemy combatant, and Merrymaker immediately responds to the soft pressure of her knees, sweeping around as she spies the Hostile fighting against her brother-in-law. She knees her horse forward, glancing once to see how the rest of the battle is fairing before she focuses on the Hostile trying to kill Sammel.

<COMBAT> Knight5 attacks Hostile41 with Greatsword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antaeus attacks Hostile18 with Sword - Light wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile206 with Psychometry and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Talayla attacks Hostile2 with Psychometry - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Knight4 attacks Hostile2 with Lance and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Knight4's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Jarek attacks Hostile2 with Greatsword - Light wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile206 attacks Valentine with Sword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile204 attacks Talayla with Sword - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Hostile2 attacks Sammel with Great Bludgeon - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile19 attacks Jarek with Bow - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile18 attacks Antaeus with Bow - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile17 attacks Nikomachos with Bow - Light wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Sammel attacks Hostile2 with Polearm - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Nikomachos attacks Hostile17 with Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Hostile41 attacks Ellinor with Greatsword - ARMOR on Head stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile207 attacks Brienne with Sword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile205 attacks Barton with Sword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elodie attempts to treat Aidan but AIDAN has no treatable wounds.
<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile2 with Sword but Hostile2 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile207 with Greatsword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile2 with Bludgeon but Hostile2 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Aidan attacks Hostile17 with Psychometry and MISSES!

<COMBAT> Antaeus has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Sammel has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Talayla has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Sammel spends a luck point to keep fighting!
<COMBAT> Antaeus spends a luck point to keep fighting!

"Why do I =always= end up in rather vulgar melee fighting. I am a damn sorcerer" Valentine mutters to himself as he draws his rather elegant sword just as the hostile smacks throw his feeble guard. Luckily the armor of his chest deflects it, but the ball of force he tries to hit the hostile with misses entirely.

A useless fight when both Brie and the Hostile continue to swing and miss and swing and miss. Still, though, she keeps swinging her greatsword, contemplating finding her horse and getting back on, but right now, she's too intent on cutting down the Hostile. If she can just make contact!

A loud ralling call in Angilic is heard as a line of Arboren Bowmen line up and aim for the scouts, the arrows rain down on the scouts, and as if guided by the six, avoid any havenites within that area. A pair of Hostiles note the archers, and race to try and take them on, leaving the melee, well, that particular melee.

Right then. Talayla is too dazed to really concentrate. "I am sorry, but I am useless - in this state…" She is making a reverse charge, it seems. Advancing to loop around - really! in a couple of weeks…

Aidan frowns as his firebird flies right past the Hostile. A little concentration and it banks and turns, heading back toward another one.

"I'll handle it, Sir Brienne," Sammel replies, before he tries swinging for the Hostile again. Not quite successful, the Hostile manages to hit him quite hard in the chest area now, and he lets out a bit of a scream as he stumbles backwards a bit before he hits the ground. There are a few words muttered that he wouldn't have muttered if he knew he was on the comm, but the pain has blinded him a bit now, it would seem. But at least it sounds like he's still alive and awake.

Antaeus' blade bites into the archer's hand, but it's not enough to prevent the archer from hitting him with a shot to the chest at point blank range. His breath comes rushing out of him, he coughs, tasting blood in his mouth. Going down to one knee, he steadies himself before pushing back up and spitting into the hostile's face. "'Tis but a scratch." As the Hostiles turn and run he grunts, and then winces, and then looks down at the arrow in his chest and winces again. "Damn."

Even it's only a bit of a scream, Elodie hears it, and immediately commands her AI to pinpoint the location that Sammel's comm came from. Gathering her kit together, she turns and follows the signal, making her way deeper into the combat, dodging and keeping low, until she reaches the Cindravale's side. She crawls up alongside him and is glad that he can't see her bite her lip through the visor of her helmet, or her eyes. It takes her a moment to get her usual composure as she pulls out the scanner, glancing back to begin assembling the dosages she knows she'll need already as she waits for the read out to tell her just how bad the wound is.

Nikomachos catches another projectile from the Hostile, this one punching through his armor on the underside of his arm and slicing through underarmor and flesh alike. Drawing in a hissing breath, the Valen-born knight sweeps out his sword at the scout once more — only to have it duck and dodge aside, and then go chasing after a group of archers. He's blinks hard, musing, "…I think I'm insulted…" And then his sword is sheathed, and he rides back to where his lance is driven into the ground, pulling it loose and lining up for a charge back into the fray.

<COMBAT> Nikomachos attacks Hostile41 with Lance - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Nikomachos's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile204 with Psychometry but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Sammel passes.
<COMBAT> Knight5 attacks Hostile41 with Greatsword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Jarek attacks Hostile2 with Greatsword - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile2 attacks Barton with Great Bludgeon but Barton DODGES!
<COMBAT> Elodie treats Sammel:
< Chest (Critical): successful
<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile2 with Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile2 with Bludgeon - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Talayla attacks Hostile2 with Psychometry - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Knight4 attacks Hostile2 with Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile41 attacks Ellinor with Greatsword but Ellinor DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile205 attacks Barton with Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile204 attacks Knight4 with Sword but Knight4 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Brienne tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Antaeus passes.
<COMBAT> Aidan attacks Hostile2 with Psychometry but MISSES!

Valentine grounds his sword and leans heavily on his chest-high staff. It must be rather stronger than it looks for it bears his armored weight without complaint. He takes a few deep breaths, grimacing under his faceplate. Slowly focusing his will his gesture lacks his usual flamboyance as he simply casts his hand in the direction of one of the hostiles, a plane jet of flame shooting out and past it's left ear "Focus old boy, never let them see you hurting" he says to himself as he straightens up painfully and forces a smile.

Aidan's wounds must be getting to him since his firebird misses again. And yet again, it turns for another passes at the Hostile.

Damn, the wound to his chest seems to be quite a bit worse than what he first expected. Turning to view the battlefield, he stumbles, but quickly regains his balance. His breath comes out as a weeze. Probably a punctured lung, but that can wait. Seeing that there is still more fighting that needs doing, Antaeus trudges over to where a group of them are engaged with friendlies. Picking a target out, he delivers a measured thrust, wincing as pain rips through his chest from the arrow that is still lodged there.

Already having most of the right surgical tools ready helps Elodie manage the internal bleeding by sending pulses to the right places. "Just hold on Sammel," Elodie breathes urgently as she works, not realizing that she's dropped his title in her urgency. "Keep still, I need to set these ribs so they don't puncture your lungs, then you'll be all right." She bites at her lip, and her rueful sigh can be heard through the comm. "I suppose you have to get back up and keep at it?"

Talayla - wobbles, leaning on her horse. She's trying, but her spells seem to falter. "Well, shoot. Maybe I was right earlier…"

Ellinor does not relent has Merrymaker dances amongst those who are also bringing their weapons down against the Hostile priest. She pushes the destrier forward as she manages to duck out of the way of one weapon while hers slams against the Priests's own armor.

Nikomachos thunders past the Hostile trying to puts it's heavy blade through his new wife, slamming his lance into the creature's chest and driving it back several steps as those holographic wings of flame burst up from his shoulders once more. "Look out, Ellie, one of them's coming up behind you." Erinye slows down as he passes by the Hostile, although the momentum of the charge takes the destrier well past his rider's target.

There's a brief pause as Sammel blinks a few times when he sees Elodie appear, and then there's a bit of a pained chuckle very briefly. "Hey. Of all the places to run into you…" he offers. If he notices the dropped title, he doesn't comment, but stays still as she patches him up now. "Afraid so…" he replies, as he remains where he is right now, although one hand moves to find the poleaxe next to him.

<COMBAT> Knight5 attacks Hostile41 with Greatsword - ARMOR on Right Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile204 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Nikomachos finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Jarek attacks Hostile2 with Greatsword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile205 attacks Barton with Sword but Barton DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile204 attacks Knight4 with Sword but Knight4 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile2 attacks Barton with Great Bludgeon but Barton DODGES!
<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile2 with Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile205 with Greatsword - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile2 with Bludgeon - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Talayla attacks Hostile2 with Psychometry - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Sammel passes.
<COMBAT> Knight4 attacks Hostile41 with Lance - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Knight4's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile41 attacks Ellinor with Greatsword - ARMOR on Left Arm stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Elodie treats Antaeus:
< Chest (Critical): successful
<COMBAT> Antaeus attacks Hostile205 with Sword - Light wound to Left Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Aidan attacks Hostile2 with Psychometry but MISSES!

Jarek trades blows with the hostile, starting to feel like it's rediculous now. His sword hits just fine, be the blade just doesn't cut trough it. He attacks again.

Taking the time to breathe a little and her hand had been hurting terribly, Brie didn't attack anything for a moment. Now though, she is back in the action and swinging her greatsword only to have it shake the hell out of her hands when it just crashes with the Hostile's armor, making her hand hurt worse. Shaking it off, she continues to try and cut through it.

Antaeus' only response to striking the gods damned hostile is to grunt and then take a few steps back to plop down on the ground. Groaning, he falls to his back and reaches up with his right arm to grip around the arrow. He's about ready to rip this damned thing out right here and there.

Talayla is withdrawing now, reeling too much to really get a spell off.

Valentine drawns himself up to his full height despite the pain. His figure towering in his tall and intricately decorated armor, golden form surrounded by the clouds of firy butterflies that make up his aura. He raises his engraved sword up to the heavens as a bolt of electricity formed of his will crackles down and around it. A corona forms around the crest of his helm, moxing with the fire as he levels the blade at a hostile, the lightning arciing forth to spark from the Hostile's hand.

The hostiles find that the havenites are slowly gaining a footing in this battle, along with the two Yohng knights who are attempting to bring down the newer priest to the battle. One in Khourni colors, the other in Valen colors, the Mounted knight nodding to Niko in passing as he readies another lance…

Nikomachos wheels Erinye around, looking back over his shoulder to see how the priest is fairing in its attempt to bring down Ellinor. Seeing the Sauveur still atop her horse, he nods, guiding his destrier around to line up another pass that won't bring him into the area that she — or anyone else — is laying about in with their weapons. The Valen knight gets a nod in response, "Sir Eckhart."

"Next you're going to ask what a gal like me is doing in a place like this," Elodie guesses as she finishes treating her betrothed knight. Leaning across, she finds his polearm, and gives a tug to bring it to his hand. She toggles her comm so that only he can hear her. "For Glory," she tells him gently, then steps back to let him get up and back into the fray, her comms open back to the med ward once more as she turns, and notices a familiar crest flop down nearby holding onto an arrow.

"My Lord," she says, moving resolutely away to let Sammel do his duty. She settles next to Antaeus and puts her hand over his, gently tugging it away from the arrow. "Let me take care of that," she half offers, half orders him.

"Hey!" Ellinor snarls at the Hostile Priest as she slices her sword across its back, drawing out blood and threads of its robes. She is distracted momentarily as the other attacking Hostile slams its sword into her gaunlet, sending vibrations through her arm as she growls. She turns her focus toward it momentarily, drawing Merrymaker up on his rear legs briefly to do a 45-degree turn in the tight space of the melee.

"I already know you're here to make sure idiots like me get patched up," Sammel replies with a quiet grin, before he nods at the words said only to him, and as the weapon is placed back into his hand. Getting to his feet a bit carefully, he lets out a loud roar as he moves for the Hostile that hit him earlier, head spike of the weapon out in front of him now.

<COMBAT> Elodie attempts to treat Antaeus but Antaeus has no treatable wounds.
<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile41 with Sword - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile205 with Greatsword - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Sammel attacks Hostile2 with Polearm - Light wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Hostile205 attacks Barton with Sword but Barton DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile204 attacks Knight4 with Sword but Knight4 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Antaeus passes.
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile204 with Psychometry - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Talayla attacks Hostile2 with Psychometry - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Nikomachos attacks Hostile41 with Lance - ARMOR on Chest stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Nikomachos's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Knight5 attacks Hostile41 with Greatsword - Moderate wound to Right Hand.
<COMBAT> Knight4 finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Jarek attacks Hostile2 with Greatsword - Serious wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Hostile41 attacks Ellinor with Greatsword but Ellinor DODGES!
<COMBAT> Hostile2 attacks Barton with Great Bludgeon but Barton DODGES!
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile2 with Bludgeon - Light wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Aidan attacks Hostile41 with Psychometry but MISSES!

<COMBAT> Hostile2 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Hostile41 has been KO'd!

Hearing Elodie's voice, Antaeus lets her drag his hand away from the arrow. "My Lady, here to patch me up? Better you than my mother or sister, I suppose." He chuckles, or tries to. He ends up coughing up some blood as he does so. "Either way, thank you for your ministrations, I know I am in good hands."

The Knourni sword Knight stands back to back with Barton as the last two hostiles stand. "I am with you Sir Ravage." He says, apparently that nickname has stuck. The valen knight nods to Nikomachos. "Good show Sir Nikomachos, allow me to save the khourni!" he says with a bow as he lines up his lance and charges in.

Whilst he could not exactly be said to be relaxed on the battlefield, with no rampaging hostiles within melee range Valentine can at least pay more attention to the offence. He circles around and around with his hand gathering butterflies as he does, then with an elegant gesture of his slender sword they stream forth to blast against the chest of one of the remaining hostiles.

Finally, Brienne is able to get in a good, solid hit to the chest of the Hostile she had been fighting. As two more of the enemy fall around them, she glances over to make sure that those of the 'good guys' were still doing okay… not that she was a healer, but she worried! Swinging her sword again, she goes for a more penetrating attack against the Hostile.

Nikomachos rides past the priest again, his lance hammering home and his phoenician wings spreading wide about him, but this time the lance-point does not penetrate the Hostile's armor, scraping off, and Niko rides on, looking back to gauge the damage. And there is Ellinor still mounted, and the Hostile on the ground, and he turns Erinye around once more, only to draw him up, studying the flow of battle around them — and being painfully reminded of his wounds from the Hostile projectiles. "Please do, Sir Eckhart, although I'm afraid my point didn't go in, just impacted on the surface."

Elodie gives a shake of her head as she starts working on the arrow. "Nice bit of twisting you have in there," she tells him as she scans the wound. "I do not know about your Lady Mother as much, but Lady Ariana is not just a pretty face." The words come out conversationally as she snips off the shaft of the arrow, then sets small robotic extraction capsule over the wound, suction clamping it in place. "Don't move, now. Lady Ariana will not thank me if I pull out your intestines along with the arrow head. I'll be the one wishing I was dead." All the while she keeps up the banter to distract him as she manipulates the thin filaments that wrap around the metal tip lodged inside him, turning it and pulling it back out. "There we are…" she unclamps the robot which now has the tip safely inside and cauterizes the wound to stop bleeding. "We can cover that with new skin after and no one will ever be the wiser that you didn't duck in time."

"Stop… trying to hit me!" Ellinor snarls at the Hostile as she swipes her sword in a swift and confident upward stroke that disembowels the Hostile who has been attempting to dismount her. She swerves her horse around, not even hesitating as she brings up the blood-smeared blade. She pushes her horse forward swiftly toward the last of the standing Hostiles that are, at least, near by.

Taking a few deep breaths after the Hostile goes down, Sammel looks around for a few brief moments, before he rushes for one of the remaining Hostiles, attempting to smash it in with his poleaxe now. Hopefully this one will get down a bit easier.

<COMBAT> Hostile205 attacks Barton with Sword - ARMOR on Neck stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile204 with Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile205 with Greatsword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Aidan attacks Hostile204 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Right Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Talayla tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Nikomachos finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Knight5 attacks Hostile205 with Greatsword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Jarek tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Elodie attempts to treat Antaeus but ANTAEUS has no treatable wounds.
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile204 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Abdomen.
<COMBAT> Sammel attacks Hostile205 with Polearm - Moderate wound to Neck (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Knight4 attacks Hostile204 with Lance - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Knight4's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Hostile204 attacks Knight4 with Sword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile205 with Bludgeon - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Antaeus passes.

<COMBAT> Hostile204 has been KO'd!

Valentine once again starts spinning his staff, and from the bright ring formed another firy horse emerges. It rears up, hooves pawing at the air before it gallops forth across the battlefield to slam into one of the last few hostiles remaining, sending it crashing down to the turf in a smouldering heap.

Ellinor turns her horse around sharply as she lifts her gaze upward, finally alighting on the familiar armor of her husband. The destrier rears up slightly before he stomps forward, crushing his hooves over what remains of Hostiles at his feet. He leaps toward the next possible target at hand, charging up to pass by Erinye as he goes, and Ellinor turns her helmet toward Nikomachos before she rides toward the Hostile still engaged with Sir Barton.

Grunting as she yanks the arrow out, he's happy enough to not be bleeding out to really give too much thought to whether or not he's going to have any scars to show off to the ladies. At first he sits up, and while there's still pain, it's not the pain of still having an object lodged in you. "Thank you, my Lady." This is said to Elodie in a matter of fact voice as he gets to his feet, takes sword in hand, and then charges the one hostile he sees nearby. His only thought is he wants to try to cut one of these bastards down in exchange for what's been done to him.

Another hostile falls, and soon the tide of battle is turning, with more havenites chasing down and ending the lives of their hostile invaders. What started out as a literal clusterfuck has been turned into a wonderous and almost miricale like victory on the horizon of battle. The Va;en knight smiles as he lances a hostile throug hthe chest, and turns to set up for another charge. 'I left abit for you Sir Nikomachos." he says, putting on a good face so that others might not be worried. The Khourni knight smiles as he side steps the attack, and watches that da,mned Valen run over his kill. he turns then to assist Sir ravage.

Nikomachos shakes his helmeted head as Ellinor rears up her horse, the pained smile behind the screen of his visor coming through his voice clearly, "Show-off." Takes one to know one, and all that. Still, Nikomachos doesn't go charging forward, what with all the people pressing close around the Hostile, there's not really much more room for another warhorse and rider. Instead, he holds back, keeping half an eye on the collection of Havenites pounding on the lone Hostile, with the majority of his attention on the greater battle for now. "I appreciate that, Sir Eckhart, but it looks like they have things well in hand."

Smashing his weapon into the neck of the remaining Hostile now, Sammel pulls the weapon back, and goes for another attack at the creature now. There's a few brief moments as he starts whistling some kind of melody as he works on getting the Hostile's head separated from its body.

<COMBAT> Jarek passes.
<COMBAT> Talayla tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile205 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Left Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Sammel attacks Hostile205 with Polearm - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Nikomachos passes.
<COMBAT> Elodie passes.
<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile205 with Sword - Moderate wound to Right Hand (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile205 with Greatsword but Hostile205 DODGES!
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile205 with Bludgeon - Serious wound to Head.
<COMBAT> Knight5 attacks Hostile205 with Greatsword - Light wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Knight4 finishes reloading.
<COMBAT> Hostile205 attacks Barton with Sword but Barton DODGES!
<COMBAT> Antaeus attacks Hostile205 with Sword - Light wound to Right Hand (Reduced by Armor).

Going down fighting.. Brienne's hand sure hurts pretty bad, but she continues swinging, despite the blood coming from beneath the gauntlet. She strikes the Hostile across the chest, but she continues swinging, missing completely as it manages to dodge.

Valentine frowns as the last squad of hostiles proves rather annoyingly stubborn. Shaking his head he seems just a little too wounded for witticisms, instead he simply levels his staff at the remaining one and blasts another stream of fire down towards them.

Antaeus feels a slight thrill as he manages to score a hit, glancing as it may be, on the last of the Hostiles standing. He also sees how many others score hits of varying degrees against the thing and his eyes widen slightly. "Die already." He mutters as he launches another attack against the thing.

This time, he only hits the enemy lightly, but Sammel isn't about to give up now, as he backs up a little, before he tries using that head spike again in a stab for the Hostile. "Do yourself a favor, and die…" he mutters.

The Khourni greatsword wielding Knight smiles. "Sometiles, when you think they are dead, they twitch for hours, even after you chop off their head." he says in a gruff voice, if it's true or not, well, remains to be seen. Sir Eckhart blinks. "Never send a boy to do a Valen's job i say.' he says as he gives a battle cry and charges the hostile, makingsure ot give warning that he comes.

The sound of whistling coming over her comm puzzles Elodie, and she turns around, looking for the source. She spots the Valen knight, and her eyebrows raise as he tells it to do itself a favor. As there is currently little happening around her, and with the turn of the tide there are less wounded, she unslings her bow from her back and notches an arrow. She brings it up, takes a breath, and then exhales as the shaft flies through the air.

As the Havenites amass on the Hostile, Ellinor stands up a bit in her saddle. She twists a bit in her seat as she rides past the Soldier, raising her shoulder to swipe across the Hostile's raised arm, slashing her blade across its hand.

Erinye stomps his hoof, obviously no happier than Nikomachos to sit idly by while there's a Hostile to fight. But he's also able to watch and make sure that no further Hostiles are coming up behind them while they're all focused on the sole survivor. Watching Sir Eckhart go charging in, Niko shakes his head, muttering under his breath, "If you run someone through, I'll give you such a smack-bottom…" The words don't carry to his comm system, spoken only in the privacy of his helmet.

<COMBAT> Elodie attacks Hostile205 with Bow - Light wound to Left Arm (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Nikomachos passes.
<COMBAT> Knight4 attacks Hostile205 with Lance - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Knight4's weapon clicks empty.
<COMBAT> Antaeus attacks Hostile205 with Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Sammel attacks Hostile205 with Polearm - Critical wound to Head.
<COMBAT> Knight5 attacks Hostile205 with Greatsword - Critical wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Jarek passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile205 attacks Barton with Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile205 with Sword - Light wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile205 with Greatsword - Serious wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile205 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Talayla tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile205 with Bludgeon - Critical wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

The sole surviving hostile takes quite a beating, to the point his head is twenty meeters from his body, and his left arm and right leg are not where they should be, arrows, and lance bits stuck into him, still twitching, the only solution is t owatch the damned stubborn hostile die from it's wounds.

<COMBAT> Knight5 attacks Hostile205 with Greatsword - Serious wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Talayla tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile205 with Sword - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Antaeus attacks Hostile205 with Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile205 with Psychometry - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Sammel attacks Hostile205 with Polearm - Light wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Nikomachos passes.
<COMBAT> Knight4 tries to attack but is out of ammo!
<COMBAT> Jarek passes.
<COMBAT> Hostile205 attacks Barton with Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Elodie attacks Hostile205 with Bow - Serious wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile205 with Greatsword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile205 with Bludgeon - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).

The Hostile Soldier still won't die!

<COMBAT> Sammel attacks Hostile205 with Polearm - Moderate wound to Abdomen (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Antaeus attacks Hostile205 with Sword - Moderate wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Valentine attacks Hostile205 with Psychometry - Serious wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Nikomachos passes.
<COMBAT> Knight5 attacks Hostile205 with Greatsword - ARMOR on Abdomen stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Hostile205 attacks Barton with Sword and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Brienne attacks Hostile205 with Greatsword - Light wound to Head.
<COMBAT> Talayla tries to attack but has no target!
<COMBAT> Knight4 tries to attack but is out of ammo!
<COMBAT> Jarek passes.
<COMBAT> Elodie attacks Hostile205 with Bow and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ellinor attacks Hostile205 with Sword - Light wound to Chest (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Barton attacks Hostile205 with Bludgeon - Moderate wound to Right Arm.
<COMBAT> Hostile205 has been KO'd!

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Damage Report for Hostile205
Severity Can
(Current) Type Wound Treat Est Heal
1. Healed Physical Sword to Left Hand - -
2. Moderate Physical Greatsword to Chest + 3 days
3. Moderate Physical Greatsword to Chest + 5 days
4. Moderate Physical Polearm to Neck + 5 days
5. Moderate Physical Psychometry to Left Hand + 5 days
6. Light Physical Polearm to Chest + 2 days
7. Moderate Physical Sword to Right Hand + 5 days
8. Serious Physical Bludgeon to Head + 9 days
9. Light Physical Greatsword to Chest + 2 days
10. Light Physical Sword to Right Hand + 2 days
11. Light Physical Bow to Left Arm + 2 days
12. Moderate Physical Lance to Chest + 5 days
13. Critical Physical Polearm to Head + 14 days
14. Critical Physical Greatsword to Chest + 14 days
15. Light Physical Sword to Chest + 2 days
16. Serious Physical Greatsword to Chest + 9 days
17. Moderate Physical Psychometry to Chest + 5 days
18. Critical Physical Bludgeon to Chest + 14 days
19. Serious Physical Greatsword to Chest + 9 days
20. Moderate Physical Sword to Chest + 5 days
21. Light Physical Sword to Chest + 2 days
22. Moderate Physical Psychometry to Chest + 5 days
23. Light Physical Polearm to Chest + 2 days
24. Serious Physical Bow to Abdomen + 9 days
25. Light Physical Greatsword to Chest + 2 days
26. Light Physical Bludgeon to Chest + 2 days
27. Moderate Physical Polearm to Abdomen + 5 days
28. Moderate Physical Sword to Chest + 5 days
29. Serious Physical Psychometry to Chest + 9 days
30. Light Physical Greatsword to Head + 2 days
31. Light Physical Sword to Chest + 2 days
32. Moderate Physical Bludgeon to Right Arm + 5 days

Total Wound Modifier: -34.65 Healed By:
See +damage <name>/<#> for details on a given wound.
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OOC: -34.65 damage penalty, a record thus far!

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