My jaunty band of adventurers set forth on another expedition to clear the Bree-lands of the forces of darkness. A little bit of time has passed since the last fight, since the previous expedition encountered no enemies...
In this encounter, the adventurers have picked up the rumour and later the signs of a group of slavers. Tracking them back to their encampment in the dell beneath a couple of old barrows, the group use the cover of the relief and the trees to get quite close...before a watching goblin screams the alarm and everyone starts running at once...
|The slavers are led by an Orc, who was conferring with one of the goblins just before the adventurers were spotted.|
|The pair of goblins by the track. They really weren't expecting any pursuit into this secluded, desolate and (some say) haunted area...|
|The other watching goblin (foreground) spies the adventurers advancing gingerly through the woods by the river (centre-left)|
|...which you can actually see better in this shot (top-left); the two goblin sentries (foreground) start running back down the track|
|A fierce melee has erupted by the edge of the dell; this goblin (foreground) got the upper hand against Ruda, but Gillion (centre) has stepped in; the slaver's chief, the big Orc, has been felled by Leothain (centre-right)|
|Clahanar felled the goblin escorting the Orc that Leothain defeated (centre); the other goblins have now arrived, as the two archers continue to miss everything!|
|One of the goblins out-fought Gillion (centre) and was pushing him back up the slope towards the barrow (centre) when finally one of Nuna's arrows hit home, and the goblin fell.|
|With the majority of the goblins down, the last goblin (the other one was killed at the extreme left of the photo) runs away down the tracks.|
|Nuna and Sommeryth continue shooting...and continue missing! The goblin escapes.|
|Peace returns to the gloomy dell...|